Live in the big city? If you have a patio large enough for a seating/dining area, try adding lots of green plants along with a free-standing pergola overhead. The pergola will give you the structure you need to hang a pretty lantern, be it electric or candle powered.
There are so many "parts and pieces" to this outdoor entertaining area that I adore, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the fabulous ceramic garden seats. Notice how they work beautifully as small end tables, eagerly waiting to be called into service when additional seating is needed.
And, as if I weren't already totally taken in by this charming space, the fabulous candelabra completely finished me off. Where do I sign?