A Guide to Choosing the Right Gazebo

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If you’re on the hunt for some temporary shelter, chances are you might be a tad bamboozled by all the options out there. Lucky for you, we’ve put in all the grunt work to find the best gazebos based on sales and customer feedback, to demystify the entire process.

Whether you’re looking to add some shade to your camp setup, searching for a shelter for your upcoming birthday bash, or on the hunt for the best model to house your wares at your local market – check out our top portable gazebos for every occasion.

Best Gazebo for Market Stalls – Oztrail Deluxe 3.0 Gazebo

If you rock up to your local farmers market this weekend, there’s a 99.9% chance you’re going to find every Tom, Dick and Harry has picked the Oztrail Deluxe 3.0 Gazebo to display their goods. There are a few good reasons why this is our best-selling gazebo period – it’s quick to pop up, and pack up, affordable and most importantly – reliable.

OZtrail Deluxe 3.0 Blue Gazebo

Simple, reliable & affordable. The Oztrail Deluxe Gazebo is our best seller.

Best Gazebo for Entertaining – Coleman All Night Instant Lighted Shelter

If your afternoon barbies or casual hangouts with friends frequently end up carrying on into the early hours of the morning, then the All Night Instant Lighted Shelter from Coleman is the perfect option to shade you from the sun and add some light to your evening soiree. Featuring an inbuilt LED light system to illuminate your shindig, and an easy to set up frame – this gazebo will allow you to enjoy your evening until you’re well and truly ready to turn in for the night.

Coleman Instant All Night Lighted Shelter

With built in lighting, the Coleman All Night Instant Lighted Shelter is great for parties. 

Best Gazebo for Weddings – Oztrail Deluxe Commercial 6.0

Anyone who has tried to plan a wedding will tell you that you can plan and organise all you like, but when it comes to the crunch – you can’t halt an unexpected shower, or turn the heat down on a 40° day. If your chosen venue is a little low-key and doesn’t have a lot of shade, then the Oztrail Deluxe Commercial 6.0 Gazebo is the simple-to-use shelter that will provide a buffer between you and the bad weather if Mother Nature throws a tantrum on your big day.

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Simple and reliable shelter for your wedding guests.

Best Gazebo for Corporate Functions- Oztrail Deluxe Corporate Gazebo

If you need a shelter that’s customisable, then look no further than the Deluxe Commercial 3.0 from Oztrail. Constructed from a white heavy-duty fabric that’s print-ready, you can use it at your next function, fundraiser or convention to show those other businesses who’s boss. The frame features heavy duty legs and struts for extra stability. And with no assembly required – you can just set this frame up quickly with minimal fuss.

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A gazebo with a print-ready canopy for corporate events.

Best Gazebo for Outdoor Use – Coleman Fast Pitch Event 12

The Coleman Fast Pitch Event 12 packs down a lot smaller than your typical shelter, so it’s easy to chuck in your car without a struggle. This shelter pitches in just shy of five minutes – so it’s the perfect shade for picnics, sporting events, or BBQs. It also has the option of adding mesh or solid walls. This means you can keep those flies off your snags, and the mozzies from snacking on you while you relax.

Coleman Fast Pitch Event 12 Shelter

Packs a little smaller, pitches a little quicker -the Fast Pitch Event 12 is a great all-rounder.

Best Gazebo for Special Events – Coleman Deluxe Pavillion Gazebo 6×3

If you’ve got a special event or birthday party coming up, and you’ve decided to go ahead and invite everyone you know, then you’ll want the big boy – the Coleman Deluxe Pavillion 6×3. It’s a cinch to set up and is made with a heavy-duty steel frame and has a durable seam-sealed canopy. This provides a shield from the elements – so you can have one less thing to stress about on the day.

OZtrail Deluxe 6.0 Blue Gazebo

If you’re hosting a big event, the Oztrail Deluxe Pavillion provides reliable shelter.

Best Gazebo for Camping – Coleman Event 14 Deluxe

Spacious, sturdy and extremely reliable – the Coleman Event 14 Deluxe is the perfect option for campers who need a versatile sheltered undercover space. With a UPF 50+ rated canopy, water protection and a huge internal height, the Event 14 has the perfect balance of shade and stability for setting up at the campsite.

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Lots of shade, easy to transport, the Coleman Event 14 Deluxe is great for camping.

Top Gazebo Tips:

  • If the weather conditions are looking a bit dicey, consider adding some solid walls to provide a barrier between you and the elements. Or, if mozzies and flies are a problem, mesh walls will give you some peace inside your shelter.
  • Always remember to take the canopy off your gazebo before you pack the frame away. This protects it from pinching in the struts and prevents any unnecessary wear and tear on your gazebo.
  • If you’re going to set up on bitumen or gravel, it’s a good idea to use sandbags or a base pod kit to anchor your shelter for added stability.

 

These are the gazebos that have shown themselves to be the best in their category. But are there any other contenders that you reckon can bump our top picks?

About the writer...

Emily Angwin

When she’s not managing or creating content for the Snowys Blog, you can find Emily drinking too much coffee, reading a good book, or checking out the produce at her local farmer’s market.

Joined back in December, 2016

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