Which Gazebo is best for a Garden Party?


Gazebos and temporary shelters are the perfect addition to your outdoor garden party as they provide shelter and ambience for you and your guests. 
One of the main benefits of purchasing a gazebo is that there are so many options available, so you have plenty of choices when it comes to choosing the gazebo that’s most suitable for you and your requirements.
You can decorate them in any way you like – wrapping them in string lights for cosiness, turning them into an area to serve food, or even creating your garden seating ideas and a chill-out area for guests.
But with all this choice, it can often be difficult to know which gazebo to buy.
Therefore, in this guide, we’ll take a look at some different gazebos and what type of garden party they are best suited to, to help you understand which gazebo is best for your needs. 

Choosing the right gazebo for a garden party

One of the first things you need to do is to ask yourself the following questions:


  • What’s my budget?
  • What do I want to use my gazebo for mainly? Shelter from the rain? A snug? An area to serve food?
  • What is the average number of people I intend to have in the gazebo?
  • How much room do I have in my garden to accommodate a gazebo?

Keeping the answers to these questions in mind when browsing through a range of gazebos can help you in making the most suitable choice.

However, regardless of your budget and what the main function of your outdoor shelter will be, when it comes to hosting parties within a gazebo – it needs to be sturdy, safe, practical and above all, add that little bit of zest to your party to make it one to remember! 
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We’ve rounded up some of the best gazebos for garden parties below.

The best gazebos for small outdoor gatherings

If your garden party is on the smaller side – then choosing a gazebo that can accommodate your guests, yet doesn’t take up too much space is essential.
For a smaller option that’s suitable for a few guests, we recommend the 3m x 2m Extreme 50 HEX Series gazebo. This is one of our more compact frames designed for operating in a limited space. You’ll also have peace of mind that your gazebo will stand the test of time (and testing weather conditions) with a top of the range shelter.
This gazebo comes with the option of having sidewalls that have a quick-fit velcro system to connect them to the canopy, meaning you can create more of a snug and private area for guests and extra shelter from wind and rain in a matter of minutes.

Perfect for:


  • Small garden party gatherings of 3-10 people
  • Shelter from the weather, rain or sun
  • Fitting into smaller gardens and outdoor areas


The best gazebos for large garden parties

If you’re hosting a larger garden party and have space in your garden for more guests, you’ll also want to ensure that there is plenty of space for your guests to use the gazebo as either shelter or a seating area. 
Look no further than our largest pop up gazebo, the 4m x 8m Extreme 50 HEX Series with plenty of room for your guests to dance, drink and enjoy the party.
With the option of black, green, blue or white this gazebo is strong, sturdy and is suitable for use all year round.
When you’re organising a garden party you don’t want the extra hassle of spending hours putting a gazebo together when there’s already plenty of preparation such as cleaning, tidying and making food that comes with being a host. 
With this gazebo being a pop-up, this means easy assembly is guaranteed, so you can spend more time doing the things that matter so that you can make your garden party one to remember.
No tools or assembly is required to erect this model – it comes fully assembled with no loose parts so that it can be easily erected by two people in under 60 seconds.

Perfect for:


  • Larger garden parties
  • Easy and quick assembly
  • Serving a buffet inside

Alternatively, the 3m x 6m Classic Steel 30 Series is a slightly smaller, but more cost-effective gazebo, made from heavy-duty steel that is suitable for medium-sized garden parties.

Which gazebo is best for an extra special event?

If you’re planning a birthday, wedding or engagement party or any form of special in the garden then choosing a gazebo that can transform the atmosphere of your garden can make all the difference. We recommend the 3m x 4.5m Extreme 50 HEX Series Gazebo
Decorate your gazebo with string lights, beautiful furniture and flowers and ensure you’re taking advantage of the ambience you can create with lighting and accessories for that extra special wow factor when the nighttime comes around. 
The size of this gazebo and the internal structure makes it perfect for attaching gazebo heaters that ensure your temporary shelter is warm, cosy and inviting for your guests, an absolute must if your event is not taking place on a warm evening!
With this model, the rain won’t spoil a special day, as this is made using waterproof fabric, the seams are also multi stitched with heat sealed tape to ensure waterproofing. Additionally, the strong canopy walls ensure that you and your guests stay dry.

Perfect for:


  • More intimate special occasions
  • Shelter from the weather, rain or sun
  • Decorating to suit a theme



Choosing the best outdoor gazebo canopy for your garden party ultimately comes down to your requirements – such as how many people you intend to use it for and also the main function of your gazebo.
Regardless of the size of your party, it’s always important to keep in mind that the best gazebos for garden parties are safe, made with quality materials and are anchored down properly to mitigate damage and health and safety concerns. 
Not seen any gazebos on here that are quite what you are looking for? Explore our range of quality gazebos to discover our huge range of gazebos and temporary structures that provide something for every occasion.
Take a look at our garden seating ideas for more inspiration.

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