Beautiful set! Yes it came in 3 huge boxes and you need all 3 to put it all together. Assembly was easy even for me to do alone. Took about 3 hours for me to put together on my own, but it turned out great. Everything fit together easily too. No slot in the table for umbrella and I wish I would have paid attention to that but it’s a great set. Comfy too once you get used to the low back seating!!!