Pop Up Gazebo Buying Guide

Read our pop up gazebo buying guide to find out which pop up gazebo is the most suitable for your requirements.

With over a decade of experience, Gazeboshop has grown to become one of the largest and most respected suppliers of pop up gazebos, instant shelters and mini marquees to the event, exhibition, motorsport, food and drink and leisure industries throughout the UK and Europe.

Our Guide

Often, customers approach us unsure which gazebos are best suited to their needs, having spent hours trawling through supplier lists and websites for frame comparisons, and need help deciding which gazebo is right for them.

Whether you’re after a strong, commerical grade gazebo for regular events or the smallest gazebo we stock for personal use, there are many reasons why buying a pop up gazebo is a worthwhile investment. Here are just a few benefits to our gazebos.

Waterproof & Weatherproof Information

What is a pop up gazebo?

A pop-up gazebo is a temporary outdoor structure, constructed from metal poles and waterproof fabric roofs.

They are designed to provide quick and easy shelter and shade in a garden or other outdoor space. A pop-up gazebo is a popular form of ‘instant’ shelter that can usually be set up in minutes, and is ideal for weddings, beer gardens, outdoor dining and market stalls.

How to Choose the Right Gazebo


Budget is a key factor in determining which of the pop up gazebo models are the most suitable for the price.


Are you planning to use your pop up gazebo domestically or commercially? If using the pop up gazebo for business use, you may wish to select one of the strongest models such as the Aluminium Extreme 50 HEX Series, additionally, how often you intend to use your gazebo for, and in what type of weather conditions should also be considered.


The gazebo weight, as this impacts on the ease of operation and transportation.


Depending on the level of exposure at the location, it’s important to anchor your gazebo to the ground, as weather conditions may vary throughout the day. Additionally, when assembling gazebos on hard ground where pegs and guy ropes aren’t feasible, we recommend using gazebo leg weights to secure your unit.

Comparison Guide

Clubman Instant Gazebos

Heavy Duty Steel 30 Series

Trader Steel 32 Series

Aluminium 40 HEX Series

Aluminium Extreme 40 Series

Aluminium Extreme 50 HEX Series

Strength Rating & Wind Resistant
Frame Warranty*

One Year

One Year

One Year

One Year

Three Years

Three Years

Recommended Usage

Domestic & Light Professional

Domestic & Light Commercial

Mid-range Commercial

Mid-range Commercial

Regular Usage Commercial

Everyday Usage Commercial

Frame & Canopy Weight (based on a 3m x 3m)







Frame Material

Carbon Steel (powder coated)

Carbon Steel (powder coated)

Carbon Steel (powder coated)

6061-T6 Extruded Aluminium

6061-T6 Extruded Aluminium

6061-T6 Aluminium Alloy

Leg Profile

Square - 32mm

Square - 30mm

Square - 32mm

Hexagonal - 40/45mm

Square - 38mm

Hexagonal - 50/58mm

Roof Truss Bar Size

26mm x 13mm

22mm x 13mm

25mm x 13mm

26mm x 13mm

28mm x 13mm

35mm x 18mm

Reinforcing Ribs
Fabric (Ripstop Polyester with PVC coating)







Sliders & Connectors


Glass Fibre Reinforced Nylon (with lifetime warranty)

Glass Fibre Reinforced Nylon (with lifetime warranty)

Glass Fibre Reinforced Nylon (with lifetime warranty)

Glass Fibre Reinforced Nylon (with lifetime warranty)

Cast Aluminium

Flame Retardant
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*Our gazebos are covered by a manufacturer’s warranty against manufacturing defects only. Subject to our terms & conditions. Canopies and sidewalls all come with a twelve month warranty. Please note length of frame warranty can vary between frame range sizes.

Gazebo Size Guide

There are a wide range of gazebo sizes available such as our range of 3m x 3m models, which is a standard gazebo size. We stock pop up gazebos as large as 4m x 8m for those who are working with a large space. If you are looking for something even larger we sell stretch tents which can be used for large outdoor gatherings such as weddings and festivals.

Gazebo Size GuideClubman Instant GazebosHeavy Duty Steel 30 SeriesTrader Steel 32 SeriesAluminium 40 HEX SeriesAluminium Extreme 40 SeriesAluminium Extreme 50 HEX Series
1.5m x 1.5m
2m x 2m
3m x 2m
2.5m x 2.5m
3m x 3m
3m x 4.5m
3m x 6m
4m x 4m
4m x 6m
4m x 8m

Here are just a few benefits to our gazebos:

Weatherproof & Waterproof

All our canopies and sidewalls have PVC coating on the inside to ensure they are fully waterproof and therefore lend themselves perfectly to all sorts of outdoor uses. Furthermore, all canopy stress points are reinforced with additional fabric and the seams are multi stitched with heat sealed tape to ensure waterproofing.

It is, however, important to note that pop up gazebos are not permanent structures and should not be left unattended for prolonged periods of time (especially in adverse weather).

Portable Shade & Shelter

Come rain or shine, the show can go on with our pop up shelters. Our gazebos can be supplied with or without sidewalls, keeping you and your guests protected from both the sun and any sudden downpours.

Hassle-Free Set-Up

No tools or assembly needed! All of our gazebos are ‘pop up’ and come fully assembled with no loose parts making them quick and easy to set-up. Most of our gazebos can be easily erected by two people in just a few minutes.


Whether you’re looking for temporary shade or shelter for garden parties, or a commercial grade printed gazebo to promote your business at events, our range of gazebos have you covered! And with so many options to choose from, including a wide range of sizes and colours we’re sure to have the perfect solution for you.

Value For Money

Our gazebo range is unrivaled when it comes to quality, reliability and value for money. Whilst we appreciate few people purchase on price alone, we challenge any company to offer a like-for-like product at a better price.

Buying a pop up gazebo from a reliable retailer will result in an informed buying experience. You will receive a robust, high quality manufactured gazebo that comes with a warranty and an assurance of replacing faulty parts with spare ones quickly.

Easy To Transport & Store

With adjustable telescopic legs, our gazebos can be easily collapsed down for transportation and will fit in the back of a van or car. All of our gazebos are supplied with a drop over storage bag when first purchased.

Unlimited Customisation Options

We make YOU stand out! A pop up gazebo also doubles as an effective branding tool. So if you exhibit at trade shows or networking events, you can get your business logo, website, slogan, and/or artwork printed over its roof, sidewalls, and valance to showcase your brand and attract customers from afar!


Which Gazebo Is Right For You?

We offer a choice of six gazebo frames, here they are in strength order:

Clubman Instant Gazebos >

A low-cost, entry-level heavy steel frame intended for domestic and leisure use. These gazebos are suitable for garden parties, fundraisers, start-up businesses, motocross and carting clubs.

Heavy Duty Steel 30 Series >

A low-cost, mid-range heavy duty steel frame ideal for domestic, leisure and light commercial use. This affordable gazebo range is suitable for a variety of uses including garden parties, start-up businesses, PTAs and fundraisers.

Trader Steel 32 Series >

Our strongest heavy duty steel frame ideal for commercial users. Offering traders an affordable set-up without compromising on the strength or durability of the structure. They’re a popular choice with market traders, as well as many charities, schools, tradespeople and sports clubs.

Aluminium 40 HEX Series >

A mid-range commercial grade aluminium frame best suited to professional users looking for a lighter alternative that’s easy to manoeuvre and transport. These gazebos are suitable for charities, schools, mobile businesses and clubs.

Aluminium Extreme 40 Series >

Recognised as a market leader, this mid-range commercial grade aluminium frame is the go-to gazebo for professional, business use. They’re a popular choice with market traders, food & drink vendors, motorsport teams, event organisers and the emergency services.

Aluminium Extreme 50 HEX Series >

The strongest and most reliable commercial grade aluminium pop up gazebo you can buy. A firm favourite for the everyday user. Recommended for market traders, street food vendors, event organisers and hire companies.

Are spare parts available?

All of our pop-up gazebos are built to last and made from the very best components to ensure long-lasting satisfaction, however, should any part of your pop-up gazebo ever get damaged, we stock a full range of spare parts for next working day delivery. Our spare parts are available to purchase here.

It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that the correct spare part(s) are ordered as they’re non-refundable; therefore, if you’re unsure which gazebo frame you have, please email [email protected] with photos of each part required and the gazebo frame you have, to ensure the correct replacement parts are sent out to you.