Finding You The Most Suitable Gazebo For Your Event

Did you know every month over 600 people search on google for

What is the best gazebo for _______?

So it’s ok, you’re not alone searching for that perfect pop up gazebo for your event.

This guide is going to help you make the best purchase because buying the wrong type of gazebo for your event can end in disaster and cost you a lot more in the long run.

There are lots of uses for a popup gazebo but not every type of gazebo will be suitable for all types of events.

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Select your event from below


Best Gazebo for Camping by All Seasons

When buying a pop up gazebo for camping there are 3 important factors you must consider.

  1. How strong & waterproof will it need to be?
  2. What is the best colour for camping?
  3. Is weight and size important?

Always check campsite rules as some do not allow pop up gazebos

How strong should a Camping Gazebo be?

When going on a camping trip you can normally expect to be in an open field and subjected to the full brunt of whatever mother nature throws at you.

child blown away by wind

Therefore you will need a strong, robust gazebo that includes guide ropes, pegs, sides and gazebo weights.

How Waterproof should it be?

This a definitely a ‘grey area’ amongst gazebo brands.

Some firms will describe their gazebos as waterproof when in fact most experts would disagree that they aren’t.

As a rule of thumb, the absolute minimum waterproofing grade should be 190gsm, although higher would be advisable.

I’ll explain more below in the product recommendation section

Why does colour matter?

When taking a gazebo camping the colour is actually quite important.

Buying a light coloured gazebo is definitely a no-no given the possible adverse weather conditions you may face.

Rain = Mud

The best gazebo colours for camping are;

  • Green (Most popular choice)
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Or other dark colours

Is Size and Weight, Important?

When considering the size I don’t just mean whether you can fit everybody in it.

I’m actually referring to whether you can fit it into the boot of your car.

car boot filled with camping equipment

Pop up gazebos are generally concertina gazebos and therefore can be folded to quite a small size for great convenience when transporting them to your event.

The recommended gazebo below has a carry bag with wheels which makes it so much more portable.

Why does weight matter?

The weight of your gazebo can make carrying it about difficult, although as mentioned above the preferred choice below actually has wheels so that doesn’t become a problem.

However, don’t forget…

The heavier the gazebo the more it will add to the cost of travel.

Most pop up gazebos that I recommend to you will normally have a carry bag included and this one in particular also has wheels for convenience.

My Favourite Camping Gazebo

All Seasons 3x3m Gazebo
All Seasons Gazebo 3x3m recommended for Camping

Like so many of the All seasons range, this gazebo exudes style and most importantly strength.

It really does come with everything that you will need to ensure your camping trip goes to plan.

Whether you plan on having a party in it, use it for dining or just as a storage tent for your belongings your event will be a success.

Here’s what you’ll receive

You will receive everything you need to construct the gazebo above.  All parts provided are heavy duty and good quality and to be honest that’s reflected in the price as this is not a cheap gazebo.

But well worth the money!

  • Waterproof canopy (260gsm)
  • Heavy Duty Steel Frame
  • 4 Waterproof Sides (260gsm)
  • Tent Pegs & Guide Ropes
  • Heavy Duty Carry Bag with Wheels
  • Care Manual & Instructions
  • 1 Year Warranty

View my in-depth review of the All Seasons 3x3m Gazebo or click below to view product on Amazon

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Best Festival Gazebo by Colemans

When trying to find the best festival gazebo there are a few little problems.

Quite often festival-goers tend to go for the throwaway products that will only ever get used once.

best festival gazebo

Whilst some will go for the more expensive purchases because they are going as a large group and everybody is chipping in let’s say £20/30 to cover the costs of buying equipment.

In this unique case, I will actually recommend 2 products, one of the cheaper gazebos that can be disposed of after 1 use and one that can be used repeat times for those with a larger budget.

What do you need from a festival gazebo?

Your festival gazebo will need to be able to give you a place where you can chill after the concert after a manic day.

Somewhere that can keep you dry and sheltered, have sides to prevent drafts and add privacy so you can get changed, as well as guy ropes and pegs so it doesn’t end up getting blown to the other end of the field.

As well as storing any inexpensive belongings you may have.

How many people are there?

You obviously know better than I do when it comes to the number of people that will be using the pop up gazebo.  I’ve highlighted how many people can be housed in each gazebo below.

As I mentioned before it’s about budget and number of guests, so let’s go to the product recommendations.

Repeat Use Festival Gazebo

Coleman Event Shelter

If you’re going as a large group and you’ve got a decent sized budget then the Coleman Event Shelter is a large, heavy duty and a very classy piece of equipment that will be perfect.

To be honest the picture doesn’t really do it justice.  Click on the image to view on Amazon or scroll further down and click there instead.

As mentioned before, if you have a decent sized budget then it’s well worth buying the add-ons such as they waterproof ground mat and waterproof sides as they are not included.

So what do I get?

When you purchase the Coleman Event Shelter you are receiving a waterproof 4.5m x 4.5m pop up shelter from a reliable and well-known brand.

Here are the items below

  • Waterproof Canopy
  • Sturdy Pole Frame (4.5mx4.5m)
  • Guy Ropes
  • Pegs
  • Carry Bag
  • Instruction Manual

It’s very easy to build and although 1 person could probably just about manage it, it’s far easier and quicker if there are 2/3 of you helping construct it.

Once built, this shelter can easily provide cover for approximately 14/15 seated guests or even more if you just crash down on the floor and as mentioned above, I would recommend buying the sides to prevent rain blowing in and also drafts.

The bag has handles but not wheels and at approximately 30kgs in weight its maybe worth 2 people having one handle each.

View my in-depth review of the Coleman Event Shelter or click below to view product on Amazon

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Hot Tub Gazebo

So, summer’s here and you’re looking to relax in your hot tub in the garden, correct?

various sized hot tubs


Above you can see a variety of hot tubs but on this occasion, my guide will be to find the best hot tub gazebo for the Lay-Z-Spa range.

These include;

  1. Vegas LayZSpa Hotub
  2. Paris Hot Tub
  3. Monaco
  4. Palm Springs
  5. St Tropez
  6. Miami
  7. Hawaii


Although the weather forecast maybe nice you still want that added protection, whether it’s to keep the rain off, have sides to add privacy or to keep the wind out.

Here goes…

Just for clarification, none of the hot tubs mentioned above are wider than 2m (even the large square one) so technically you could just skip this guide and buy this 2mx2m gazebo with sides.

Although, this cheaper and larger gazebo may prove even better, find out why below.

Ideal Hot Tub Gazebo by Airwave

Airwave 2.5x2.5m Gazebo

If you’ve read many of my reviews on this website you will know by now that this 2.5m pop up gazebo is well up there with the best value gazebos available to buy.

You have a choice of 8 different colours which include;

  1. Red
  2. Black
  3. Green
  4. Blue
  5. Grey
  6. White
  7. Beige
  8. Cream

The Airwave range of gazebos are well-known for their more affordable range but still have quality, strength and style.

The 2.5 sq metre size means that you’ll still have half a metre spare around the edge to comfortably walk around even with the sides attached.

2.5m gazebos will generally fit on most peoples gardens, if not as mentioned before you can still buy a 2m gazebo

Here’s what’s included

Once ordered you will receive everything listed below to easily construct this pop up gazebo.

Here are the items below

  • Waterproof Canopy (190gsm)
  • Steel Pop up Concertina frame
  • Guy Ropes
  • Pegs
  • Carry Bag
  • Waterproof Sides
  • 4 Leg weight bags
  • 2 Windbars
  • Instruction Manual

This simple to build and very affordable gazebo is ideal to use as a hot tub gazebo.  It’s more than big enough to house your hot tub and can be used for lots more events too.

For more information about this recommended gazebo by Airwave click here or go straight to the item on Amazon by clicking below.

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By the way, the Lay-Z-Spa hot tub range actually have there very own gazebo, however, it is known to be difficult to build and various other things, check out the Lay-Z-Spa hot tub gazebo here.

All Seasons 3x3m Gazebo - Ideal for Camping

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  • Comes with Heavy Duty, waterproof Carry / storage bag ( 260g / sqm PVC coated ) with wheels & 4 x leg weight bags (Sand Not Included) Adds up to 40kgs weight in total when bags are filled making it perfect for when used on Patios and Concrete
  • Heavy duty 260g / sqm PVC coated fully waterproof roof with 4 x 100% Waterproof Side panels. Can use all the side panels, just a couple of none at all if required
  • Care Guide & Frame Parts Warranty Included for total peace of mind. Can be used on Grass, Concrete, patios, Decking, Sand & more (always secure the gazebo appropriately)
  • Instant pop up design, Takes minutes to Erect, Roof can be left on the frame even when gazebo is down and in the bag, No poles to slot in making it perfect for instant shelter anywhere
  • 24 x Metal support struts within the frame for increased stability on the heavy duty, matt black, rust resistant steel frame with 100% metal feet and 30mm x 30mm legs - No Wind bars needed due to this