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Best Cheap Gazebos – 4 Low Priced Budget Shelters

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First of all, a cheap gazebo can be a good quality gazebo. 

Generally speaking, people tend to regard low priced gazebos as poor quality gazebos.

We will attempt to dispel that myth by finding you the best pop up gazebos at the lowest prices.

Below we have reviewed 4 budget-priced shelters to show you what you’re getting for your money.

Cheapest Gazebo Recommendations

Best Overall
MCC - 3x3m Pop-up Gazebo Waterproof Outdoor Garden Marquee Canopy (NS) (White)
Redstone 4 Sides Gazebo 3 x 3 Metre 2 Sides with Windows Garden Marquee
Best Value Pick
AutoBaBa 3x3m Garden Gazebo Marquee Tent with Side Panels, Fully Waterproof, Powder Coated Steel Frame for Outdoor Wedding Garden Party, White
Outdoor Event Shelter Party Tent Commercial Gazebo, Heavy Duty, Fully Waterproof, With 4x Side Panels(Blue, 3m x 3m)
Size
3 x 3m
3 x 3m
3 x 3m
3 x 3m
Our Rating
(4.3/5)
(3.4/5)
(3.5/5)
(3.7/5)
No. of Reviews
202 Reviews
365 Reviews
1,182 Reviews
299 Reviews
Available
Best Overall
MCC - 3x3m Pop-up Gazebo Waterproof Outdoor Garden Marquee Canopy (NS) (White)
Product Title
Size
3 x 3m
Our Rating
(4.3/5)
No. of Reviews
202 Reviews
Available
Pricing
Redstone 4 Sides Gazebo 3 x 3 Metre 2 Sides with Windows Garden Marquee
Size
3 x 3m
Our Rating
(3.4/5)
No. of Reviews
365 Reviews
Available
Pricing
Best Value Pick
AutoBaBa 3x3m Garden Gazebo Marquee Tent with Side Panels, Fully Waterproof, Powder Coated Steel Frame for Outdoor Wedding Garden Party, White
Size
3 x 3m
Our Rating
(3.5/5)
No. of Reviews
1,182 Reviews
Available
Pricing
Outdoor Event Shelter Party Tent Commercial Gazebo, Heavy Duty, Fully Waterproof, With 4x Side Panels(Blue, 3m x 3m)
Size
3 x 3m
Our Rating
(3.7/5)
No. of Reviews
299 Reviews
Available
Pricing

Overall rating :  4.2 / 5

This MCC Gazebo measuring 3x3m looks smart when it’s built and comes in a choice of 7 colours, subject to availability. We got the black model as it goes with most outdoor colour schemes.


As far as pop up gazebos go, this does the job. One thing to watch out for is erecting and placement of this gazebo in windy conditions. Here are some tips on how to secure your gazebo from the wind.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Easy to build
  • Extremely good value

Cons

  • Won't stand up to very windy conditions without leg weights

Conclusion

If you’re planning on using it during the summer months and the weather forecast looks particularly nice then I’d definitely recommend you using this gazebo. It's great for predictable and stable British summer weather.


It comes at a very low price and can provide pleasant shade whilst also having the ability to shelter when necessary.  


Overall rating :  3.5 / 5

Look, we know, AutoBaBa is a strange sounding brand of gazebos. But you're here for the cheapest gazebo on the market and we hereby present you with the best value option.


We've bought and tested gazebos from supermarkets and bargain chains. This is a superior option because of it's price and durability. At the time of writing, there are over 1,180 ratings giving this an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5.


We find this low rating slightly unfair. Surely you need to lower your expectations with any sort of shelter, marquee or gazebo in this price range? 


Let's take a look at the strengths and weaknesses.

Pros

  • Extremely cheap
  • Easy assembly
  • Includes gazebo sides

Cons

  • Frame isn't very sturdy
  • Tarpaulin is quite thin (have duct tape handy)

Conclusion

The AutoBaBa garden gazebo cannot be faulted for the price and is ideal for your garden, camping, BBQs and parties to provide you with a refuge from rain. Or provide a shelter.


Just don't expect it to do much more than this. 


Redstone Outdoors 4 Sides Gazebo 3 x 3 Metre 2 Sides with Windows Garden Marquee

Overall rating :  3.4 / 5

The Redstone 3x3m gazebo is a low priced gazebo that offers great value for money by having just as many features as many of the higher priced gazebos.


With this Redstone gazebo, you are buying a gazebo that can protect you from the odd shower whilst also able to offer protection from the sun.


It comes with everything you would normally expect from a gazebo including frame, sides, guy ropes and pegs, however, the only downside is the one colour choice.

Pros

  • Surprisingly strong (but don't leave outdoors overnight without weights attached)
  • Easy assembly
  • Includes gazebo sides

Cons

  • Not built for very windy conditions
  • Reinforcement may be needed

Conclusion

This really is a decent gazebo for the price. I normally agree with the old adage ‘you get what you pay for’, however, this gazebo seems to offer that little bit more than could ever be expected.


To say you’re getting a gazebo that comes with sides, pegs, guy ropes, and a carry bag, you really can’t go far wrong. It’s also really easy to connect together


Obviously, you must err on the side of caution when it comes to the type of weather you’re going to subject it to.  However, as long as the wind isn’t strong and the rain is light then you have a gazebo that should easily last 2 to 3 years.


You may find that the colour may slightly fade if this gazebo is used in strong sunlight for extended periods but that happens to the more expensive ones too.


Overall rating :  3.4 / 5

Well, this is certainly different.  If you’re thinking that cheap gazebos generally have a bad reputation then you may be tempted by this.


This very versatile, strong and waterproof shade can be used for a wide variety of purposes whilst also the shape of it means it can go in even the smallest of gardens.


We would advise you to buy the Kookaburra sail shade if you've decided against a gazebo and want something as reliable and affordable. 

Pros

  • Effective UV and rain protection
  • Simple setup
  • Can be installed anywhere

Cons

  • Fixing kit will be required
  • No wind protection from sides

Conclusion

Totally recommended.  At this ridiculously low price, it does exactly what it says on the tin.


It’s a shade sail that can stop you burning in the sun whilst also keep you dry.  You can also improve its effectiveness of keeping you dry by tilting the angle.


By making the angle of the slope steeper then the run-off for the rain will be quicker and more effective. You will need a fixing kit for this.


Buying a Gazebo on a Budget FAQs

How to build a gazebo cheap?

One of the best ways to build a gazebo on a budget is to buy a pop up gazebo. These can be erected in less than an hour by one individual and can be bought for less than £50. We do not recommend building your own gazebo unless you are an experienced builder. 

Last update on 2020-11-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

About the Author James

James is the Editor of Windproof Gazebos. Born into a family of Landscape Architects, he has been designing gardens professionally for 5 years. As time marches forward, and as the world changes, he finds comfort in making his own garden look better and helping others along this journey.

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