7 Different Uses For A Gazebo


If you’ve recently purchased a gazebo or you’re thinking about buying one, you’ll find there are plenty more uses for a gazebo than just providing shade in your garden. In fact, you’ll find that you’re making a particularly great investment.
With their flexibility, durability and ease of assembly, our gazebos have been used in countless different settings, many of which you may have not considered before.
To give you some inspiration, we’ve listed 7 different domestic and commercial uses for a gazebo – though, by the end of the guide, you should be able to see that these versatile structures can be used in an endless number of ways.

7 different uses for a gazebo

From creating the perfect outdoor seating space for socialising to acting as a low-cost greenhouse, we’ve listed 7 different uses for a gazebo to help you get the most from your portable shelter.

In your garden at home

Garden Gazebo Size

Putting up a gazebo in your garden can encourage socialising in the warmer months, providing the perfect amount of shelter from the sun for BBQs and relaxation.
You could also use a garden gazebo for:


  • Awning to shelter a patio area
  • A secluded wellbeing area for mindfulness or yoga
  • A play area for children
  • A temporary summer house (using a gazebo with sidewalls)
  • Creating a cosy outdoor snug for socialising in the evenings

You can read more about creating the perfect outdoor seating space or choosing the best gazebo for a garden in our helpful guides.
For cosy seating arrangements or the perfect secluded wellbeing area, we recommend our 3m x 2m Extreme 50 HEX Series Gazebo.

As a low-cost greenhouse

gazebo as a greenhouse

Fancy growing your own vegetables but don’t have the space or budget for a traditional greenhouse? Not to worry – you can use a gazebo as a low-cost alternative!
Gazebos are a great way to shelter plants, fruit and vegetables from the elements during the winter months, as well as to provide a little more warmth when it’s not quite summer yet. This will give you the opportunity to grow a wider range of vegetation.
Make sure you opt for a gazebo with sidewalls and add the option of transparent windows to allow in light and build warmth.
The exact size will depend on how much you’ll be growing, but we recommend a durable structure to help shield plants from unpredictable weather, such as our 3m x 4.5m Extreme 50 HEX Series Gazebo.

As a hot tub cover

hot tub gazebo

There’s nothing like coming home from a stressful day at work and stepping straight into your hot tub for an evening of relaxation. Whether it’s hot, cold, windy or rainy, a hot tub should be enjoyed all year round.
A gazebo is the perfect non-permanent solution to enjoying your at-home spa whatever the weather. It will provide shelter from all the elements while you keep warm, toasty and completely relaxed.
You’ll need to measure the dimensions of the space you’d like to cover with a gazebo, but in general, we recommend our 3m x 3m Extreme 50 HEX Series Gazebo. It’s sturdy enough to withstand testing weather conditions and versatile enough to be used for other events, too!

For commercial or corporate events

CPM Custom Print Gazebo

When it comes to trade shows or commercial events, gazebos are a brilliant way to help your brand stand out from the crowd.
For use both indoors and outdoors, a gazebo can help mark out your space and draw in customers – especially if your logo or company name is printed across the canopy.
You can use a commercial gazebo for:


  • Market stalls
  • Trade events
  • Hospitality and catering
  • Charity fundraising

For commercial events, we recommend a custom printed gazebo. Making sure your branding is on display will help your business stand out and attract attention from passers by. For more helpful advice, read our guide on the best gazebos for corporate events.

For a party or event

Party and Event Gazebo Size

Gazebos go hand in hand with outdoor parties and events. They’re the perfect way to provide a space for guests to shelter themselves from the sun (or if you’re unlucky, the rain).
If you’re serving food and drink, a gazebo creates a base for guests where tables and chairs can be added to form a dining area. Or, if you’d rather, gazebos make a great shelter for a music system and dance floor – you can read more about the best gazebos for garden parties in our guide.
For a large garden party, we recommend our 4m x 8m Extreme 50 HEX Series Gazebo. It’s durable enough to protect guests from the weather, while providing enough space for food, drink or a dance floor.

For a camping trip

Gazebo for camping

Gazebos aren’t just for the garden, they’re also great to take with you on camping trips.
Quickly assembled between two people in 60 seconds, a gazebo helps to provide an area for relaxation, cooking and socialising away from the limited space of your tent. It’s an easy way to keep the family sheltered from the elements during your stay amongst nature.
We recommend taking a look at our range of pop up gazebos to find a suitable size, all of which can be assembled in 60 seconds – perfect for setting up camp in the rain!

For a wedding

Stretch tent

Many couples have turned to DIY weddings, crafting their dream day by themselves to save money or to ensure every detail meets their expectations.
When choosing to have a ceremony or reception surrounded by the sounds of nature, a gazebo can be used to provide a base for guests to sit, eat and dance.
They can also be decorated beautifully with string lights and set up with gazebo heaters to keep in the warmth later in the night. You can read more about outdoor wedding reception ideas in our helpful guide.
For an exciting alternative to a traditional gazebo for a wedding reception, we recommend our stretch tents. They can be moulded into various shapes to create a unique structure, perfect for any wedding.

Find a versatile gazebo with Gazeboshop

As you can see, there are various different uses for a gazebo from one-off special events to day-to-day usage in the garden. Essentially, wherever you need portable shelter that can be assembled in a matter of seconds, a gazebo can help!
Discover our complete range of versatile gazebos or if you’d like some advice on which gazebo is best for your unique requirements, you get in touch with our friendly team.

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