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People in this forum have consistently recommended Boston Acoustics Voyager 7 speakers (or Voyager 6).
You probably want to use heavy-duty wire that is designed for inwall and outdoor use. My son did the wiring with a friend who works for an AV company. They used the heavy-duty wiring (almost as big around as my thumb) and carefully weather-sealed where the wiring came out of the house.
I use a separate two-channel receiver for the outdoor speakers but I realize that using the extra 2-channel auxiliary output on an AVR is more convenient for most people (provided the extra channel output provides amplification).
The difficulty with a wireless connection is that you need powered speakers or some way to get power to them.