12 Best Gazebo With Sides, Pop Up Gazebos & More for 2021

12 Best Gazebo With Sides, Pop Up Gazebos & More for 2021

As regular readers of this site know when lockdown hit we decided to make our garden into our entertainment area.  We did it on a budget by getting a pop up gazebo with sides, cute fairy lights and up cycling our garden furniture with a lick of new paint.  All this created a much needed hang out zone away from the bustling house.

We added in a new dual fuel BBQ (so it works in all weathers) and later a lazy spa hot tub under a second gazebo for hot tubs to complete our tranquil and fun home from home getaway.  Our new addition to the garden is our fire pit bbq so we can still sit out as a family even in the cold months.

Adding a waterproof pop up gazebo in your garden can bring much needed shade (on the 7 days a year we get sun lol) and become a useful rain shelter the rest of the time.  You can fit anywhere from 4 to 20 plus people comfortably in the heavy duty pop up gazebos I recommend below.  

Not sure which garden gazebo is right for you then read our in-depth buyers guide to choosing the right pop up gazebo with sides.  Ready to shop for the perfect gazebo? then check out out top buys from the best heavy duty metal gazebo to a wooden gazebo anyone would love to own.

FoxHunter BIRCHTREE Premium 3m x 4m x 2.6m Beige Garden Pavilion Patio...
76 Reviews
FoxHunter BIRCHTREE Premium 3m x 4m x 2.6m Beige Garden Pavilion Patio...
  • Brand new in carton box with full instruction;
  • This two tier ventilated canopy has beautiful scalloped edges;
All Seasons Gazebos Choice of Colours 3x3m, Fully Waterproof, Industrial...
14 Reviews
All Seasons Gazebos Choice of Colours 3x3m, Fully Waterproof, Industrial...
  • INDUSTRIAL GRADE HEX - Fully waterproof, 300g Per square metres PVC coated heavy duty roof. Pressure points reinforced and stitching taped. Industrial Grade, Hexagonal Aluminium frame. Fully integrated support struts within the roof area for added stability of the gazebo
  • Instant Pop up design, no poles to slot in and erects in minutes. Roof can be left on when the gazebo is folded down
Storeinuk 2 X 2m Pop Up Gazebo Waterproof Outdoor Garden Marquee Awning...
24 Reviews
Storeinuk 2 X 2m Pop Up Gazebo Waterproof Outdoor Garden Marquee Awning...
  • PREMIUM MATERIAL - Made from a sturdy steel frame with a water-resistant 210D silver coated oxford polyester and 210D Oxford side walls, the gazebo offers a great space for entertaining and protection from unsettled weather.
  • DIMENSIONS - 2M x 2M, Ground coverage area of 4.0 square meters. Include a carrying bag for convenient storage and transport
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Buycitky Waterproof Gazebo with Sides 3m x 3m, White Garden Gazebo Marquee...
7 Reviews
Buycitky Waterproof Gazebo with Sides 3m x 3m, White Garden Gazebo Marquee...
  • 3x3m Large Gazebo: The size of gazebo tent is: 10" x 10" x 8.5" / 3m x 3mx 2.6m, Weight: 12.13 lbs / 5.5 kg. Event shelter can provide shade for tables and chairs for 8-10 people .
  • Waterproof Garden Shelter: Patio gazebo is made of durable waterproof PE cloth. The thick fabric makes gazebo canopy very strong. The seams are specially sewn and closed to prevent rainwater leakage. Buycitky gazebo is suitable for use in sunny and rainy days. (It is not recommended to use for a long time in heavy rain)
ABCCANOPY 3x3m Pop Up Gazebo With Sides Heavy Duty Gazebo Fully Waterproof...
125 Reviews
ABCCANOPY 3x3m Pop Up Gazebo With Sides Heavy Duty Gazebo Fully Waterproof...
  • GAZEBO FRAME: 3x3m white powder-coated rust resistant steel frame (1mm thick square shaped legs and super strong cross truss ) is commercial grade, bigger and stronger than the cheaper ones in the market, withstand 50km/h of the strong wind.
  • CANOPY MATERIALS: 500 Denier polyester canopy with PU lining,UPF 50+. Heat sealed seam,latest technology in the industry, prevents water penetrate from seams, 100% waterproof. CPAI-84 fire retardant certificate.
GARDEN WOODEN OCTAGONAL GAZEBO, WITH SHINGLES - CHOICE OF COLOURS! DIAMETER...
7 Reviews
GARDEN WOODEN OCTAGONAL GAZEBO, WITH SHINGLES - CHOICE OF COLOURS! DIAMETER...
  • PERMANENT GAZEBO KIT
  • FAST DELIVERY ONLY IN 1-10 DAYS, UK STOCK, CONTACT US: 07404333702 - Holly
Forall-Ms 3x3m Camping Gazebos with Sides,Heavy Duty Gazebo Garden Pavilion...
9 Reviews
Forall-Ms 3x3m Camping Gazebos with Sides,Heavy Duty Gazebo Garden Pavilion...
  • ✔ Great for outdoor, this easy-assemble gazebo includes a carry case for storage and anchoring pegs and cords for extra stability.
  • ✔ The strong metal frame construction and easy to set up; holes in the feet allow you to screw or peg the party tent to the floor.
Alvantor Pop Up Gazebo Screen House, 12-15 Person Instant Mosquito Netting...
2,290 Reviews
Alvantor Pop Up Gazebo Screen House, 12-15 Person Instant Mosquito Netting...
  • 【BREATHING GAZEBO】: The main body of Alvantor Event Shelter is made of breathable 250D polyester fabric mesh panels that allow 360° full-ventilation and provide All-Day UPF 50+ UV protection in outdoors. The dual-zippered doors allow for bug free when completely closed without sacrificing that the open-air feel.
  • 【QUICK SET & DOWN】: Pop up in a second, no tools needed. Creative fiberglass ribs can be opened automatically. Innovated special folding method to fold the whole pop up canopy tent into a compact carry bag with only 1m diameter.
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Pro Peak Outdoors Dome Event Shelter Garden Shade Party Tent Hot-Tub Gazebo...
2 Reviews
Pro Peak Outdoors Dome Event Shelter Garden Shade Party Tent Hot-Tub Gazebo...
  • Sun protection with UVPF50+ coated 190T polyester fabric
  • Fully taped seams with 2000mm hydrostatic head to protect against showers
Palram Canopia Sierra Patio Cover (3X4.25, White)
17 Reviews
SORARA MILANO Wall Gazebo | Grey | 285 x 400 cm (DxW) | Modern Style...
234 Reviews
SORARA MILANO Wall Gazebo | Grey | 285 x 400 cm (DxW) | Modern Style...
  • STYLISH AND FUNCTIONAL | This gazebo can serve as an extension of your home. It can be placed against any wall or freestanding as a terrace roof. At your door it creates an outdoor space where you are protected against sunlight and rain. Can be fixed to the ground.
  • HIGH-QUALITY MATERIALS | Powder coated, strong steel frame. The canvas is water-resistant with PU-coating.

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Types of Gazebos With Sides

Pop up gazebos

Often called marquees, pop up gazebo with sides are commonly put up for picnics or used as temporary market stalls. Such gazebos with sides have a pretty basic design. You can fold down pop up gazebos just like an umbrella. Hence, when they aren’t in use, you can easily store them away.

Wooden gazebos

A wooden gazebo (or pergolas as my mum calls them!) with sides gives your garden a traditional appearance and even adds a rustic charm. If you use gazebos with sides that are made of heat-treated wood, they won’t need any fungicidal or insecticidal treatment. But those made of rot-proof eucalyptus or teak will still need to be oiled for colour retention. Gazebos made of other woods, such as hardwoods and softwoods, need particular treatments, like varnishes, stains, or paint.

Metal gazebos

A heavy duty metal gazebo with sides often has a tubular metal frame made of steel for durability and strength. Typically, powder-coated steel is used, which is rust-proof, strong, and more resistant to fading, chipping, and wearing than other finishes. Lightweight aluminium and sturdy wrought iron too could be used for metal gazebos with sides.

Waterproof gazebos

You can get waterproof pop up gazebo with sides made of polyethylene, which is economical. Typically, such gazebos hover at the lower end of the price range. If you need waterproof gazebos of better quality, those made of polyester would be worth buying. However, they’re more expensive. 

Dome gazebos

Dome gazebo with sides, known as rotundas, usually contains a circular structure of simple pillars that support a domed roof. These permanent gazebos with sides can be used for diverse activities – from picnics and conversation spaces to dinner parties and family gatherings.  

Now you can get inflatable dome gazebos as well…these are new on the market and look fun and space age!  They can be heated and are large enough to fit in a double bed.

Guide to Buying the Best Gazebos With Sides and Pop Up Gazebos

You’ll find a wide variety of gazebos with sides available in the market today. With variations in sizes, materials, colours, costs, and styles, choosing the perfect one could be difficult. Before you invest in your very own gazebo, you should consider some factors. I’ve mentioned them below to help you with your decision-making process.

Cost

You can get a heavy duty gazebo with sides for around £400 like the SORARA MILANO Fixed Gazebo, which is our overall best fixed gazebo. But you can get a small gazebo with sides at much cheaper rates. For instance, this Storeinuk 2×2 gazebo with sides – our overall best gazebo for this size with a pop up design can be yours for £67. 

If you need a budget waterproof pop up gazebo with sides, you can get one under £70. For instance, our best buy for the category – Buycitky 3×3 gazebo with sides, costs just £64. However, if you have a preference for any brand, it could cost a lot more. For instance, Argos gazebos with sides that are waterproof and measure 3X3 can cost between £100 and £175.

Size

To determine the right size of your permanent gazebo with sides or pop up gazebos, you should consider the space you have and the number of people you want to accommodate. For intimate gatherings, you can use 2×2 gazebos with sides that can seat 4 people, along with a table in the centre. 

To seat 6 people with a centre table, you can opt for 3×3 gazebos with sides. For bigger gatherings or events, you can consider 6×3 or 4.5×3 Amazon gazebos. But everyone won’t have the space needed in their patio or garden to fit such larger gazebos with sides.

Material

Gazebo frames can be made of powder-coated steel, aluminium, wood, wrought iron, or resin. Though powder-coated steel offers protection against rust, moisture can come in contact with the metal if it gets scratched. If this happens, the metal will eventually be damaged by rust. Aluminium is lightweight and oxidises to aluminium oxide that’s rust-resistant. But it can scuff and undergo colour changes over time. Since wrought iron gazebos with sides are heavy, they’ll stand firmly in place and weather strong winds better. But you’ll need to coat the wrought iron frame with a rust inhibitor.

Resin is strong, lightweight, and UV-resistant. Resin gazebo frames are typically made up of a steel framework that has a rust-resistant coating. Though such gazebo frames give you good value for money and are modern in style, they’ll fade over time. Depending on the type of wood your gazebos with sides use, the frame will need to be treated (except for heat-treated wood), as mentioned earlier.

If you need waterproof pop up gazebo with sides, you can use gazebo canopies made of polyester or polyethylene. If you need cheap gazebo with sides, you should choose polyethylene. For better quality, polyester is good though it’ll be expensive.

Ease of putting up

A permanent heavy duty gazebo with sides is difficult to erect than a pop up gazebo with sides. But despite their name, the pop up gazebos don’t just pop up. You’ll need to set the frame up. For ease of use, flexibility, and storage, you can look for lightweight frames with telescopic legs. Such legs let you vary the height of your pop up gazebo, and can fold into themselves for easy storage. If you’re camping and need a simple rain shelter, you can even consider an inflatable gazebo with sides.

You should also check your pop up gazebo’s roof. While some are made of multiple parts, others have a single structure. The latter is going to be the easiest to erect and even pull down and pack away.

Quickly before we go into our in depth reviews of our best gazebos with sides and pop up gazebos, here are quick links to our other picnic and outdoor eating essentials on the site.  If you have all these, you are sure of the perfect time when you go outdoors!

Can you think of another essential outdoor or picnic items I need to include? If so, drop me a line in the comments.

In-depth Reviews of Gazebos With Sides

Best Gazebo With Sides For Garden Parties

FoxHunter BIRCHTREE Premium 3m x 4m x 2.6m Beige Garden Pavilion Patio Gazebo Powder Coated Steel Pole 180G Waterproof Canopy...
76 Reviews
FoxHunter BIRCHTREE Premium 3m x 4m x 2.6m Beige Garden Pavilion Patio Gazebo Powder Coated Steel Pole 180G Waterproof Canopy...
OVERALL BEST Gazebo With Sides For Garden Parties - Make your garden decking area look magnificent with this heavy duty gazebo with sides. It's designed to hold up to the unpredictable or very bad British weather.

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Best Waterproof Gazebo With Sides

All Seasons Gazebos Choice of Colours 3x3m, Fully Waterproof, Industrial Grade, Hex 40 Aluminium, Pop Up Gazebo (Royal Blue +...
14 Reviews
All Seasons Gazebos Choice of Colours 3x3m, Fully Waterproof, Industrial Grade, Hex 40 Aluminium, Pop Up Gazebo (Royal Blue +...
OVERALL BEST Waterproof Gazebo With Sides - This heavy duty grey gazebo with sides showcases quality workmanship. With an extremely sturdy frame and solid covering, it's designed to last long. It’s available in multiple colours, including cream, green, white, black, metallic grey, etc.

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Best Small Gazebo With Sides (2x2)

Storeinuk 2 X 2m Pop Up Gazebo Waterproof Outdoor Garden Marquee Awning Party Tent Canopy and Carry Bag for Festival...
24 Reviews
Storeinuk 2 X 2m Pop Up Gazebo Waterproof Outdoor Garden Marquee Awning Party Tent Canopy and Carry Bag for Festival...
OVERALL BEST Small Gazebo With Sides (2x2) - This pop up 2x2 gazebo with sides is easy to set up and fold. It's waterproof and has a compact design. It's available in different colours, like beige, grey, blue, black, green, and red.

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Best Budget Gazebo With Sides

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Buycitky Waterproof Gazebo with Sides 3m x 3m, White Garden Gazebo Marquee Tent Event Shelter & Gazebo Outdoor Canopy for...
7 Reviews
Buycitky Waterproof Gazebo with Sides 3m x 3m, White Garden Gazebo Marquee Tent Event Shelter & Gazebo Outdoor Canopy for...
OVERALL BEST Budget Gazebo With Sides - This strong and durable 3x3 gazebo with sides is easy to set up. It's waterproof and can be used for weddings, work, parties, camping, etc.

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Best Pop Up Gazebo With Sides

ABCCANOPY 3x3m Pop Up Gazebo With Sides Heavy Duty Gazebo Fully Waterproof Commercial Canopy,Bonus Upgraded Roller Bag, 4...
125 Reviews
ABCCANOPY 3x3m Pop Up Gazebo With Sides Heavy Duty Gazebo Fully Waterproof Commercial Canopy,Bonus Upgraded Roller Bag, 4...
OVERALL BEST Pop Up Gazebo With Sides - This heavy duty pop up gazebo with sides 3x3 is extremely sturdy. It's easy to erect. Since it's waterproof, it can take the brunt of heavy showers brilliantly.

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Best Metal 3x3 Gazebo With Sides

ABCCANOPY Pop Up Gazebo With Side Panels and Door Wall Commercial Shelters Instant Shade And Block Rain, Bonus Upgraded...
43 Reviews
ABCCANOPY Pop Up Gazebo With Side Panels and Door Wall Commercial Shelters Instant Shade And Block Rain, Bonus Upgraded...
OVERALL BEST Metal 3x3 Gazebo With Sides - If you're looking for solid and sturdy pop up gazebos, your search ends here. This durable and waterproof gazebo is easy to set up and offers great value for money.

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Best Wooden Gazebo with Sides

GARDEN WOODEN OCTAGONAL GAZEBO, WITH SHINGLES - CHOICE OF COLOURS! DIAMETER 3.5 m PERFECT FOR HOT TUBS (Gazebo only)
7 Reviews
GARDEN WOODEN OCTAGONAL GAZEBO, WITH SHINGLES - CHOICE OF COLOURS! DIAMETER 3.5 m PERFECT FOR HOT TUBS (Gazebo only)
OVERALL BEST Wooden Gazebo with Sides - If you're looking for beautiful Amazon gazebos, bring home this product. It has good quality timber, finish, and fit. It's easy for two people to unpack, move, and set up.

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Best Gazebo With Sides For Camping

Forall-Ms 3x3m Camping Gazebos with Sides,Heavy Duty Gazebo Garden Pavilion Party Tent Event Shelter, Waterproof Canopy...
9 Reviews
Forall-Ms 3x3m Camping Gazebos with Sides,Heavy Duty Gazebo Garden Pavilion Party Tent Event Shelter, Waterproof Canopy...
OVERALL BEST Gazebo With Sides For Camping - This 3x3 gazebo with sides is ideal for camping, hiking, and BBQs. It will fit great over your little hot tub and serve you well in chilly nights.

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Best Dome Gazebo With Sides

Alvantor Pop Up Gazebo Screen House, 12-15 Person Instant Mosquito Netting Camping Dome Shelter Tent, UV Resistant Sun...
2,290 Reviews
Alvantor Pop Up Gazebo Screen House, 12-15 Person Instant Mosquito Netting Camping Dome Shelter Tent, UV Resistant Sun...
OVERALL BEST Dome Gazebo With Sides - If you need an igloo dome gazebo with sides that will be a great asset to your garden, this product is for you. Available in four sizes, this pop up gazebo with sides will let you enjoy your family and friends' company outside, along with several bug-free meals.

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Best Gazebo With Sides
For Beach Days

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Pro Peak Outdoors Dome Event Shelter Garden Shade Party Tent Hot-Tub Gazebo with 4 x Removable Walls (2 x zip-mesh window, 1...
2 Reviews
Pro Peak Outdoors Dome Event Shelter Garden Shade Party Tent Hot-Tub Gazebo with 4 x Removable Walls (2 x zip-mesh window, 1...
OVERALL BEST Gazebo With Sides For Beach Days - If you need a gazebo with sides that’s easy to assemble and offers a shady area for elderly relatives, babies, toddlers, and pets, bring this one home. Unlike zips that can fail or pull away from fabric, the small toggles and loops in this waterproof gazebo work well. It also has storage pockets on every corner.

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Best Wall Mounted Gazebo With Sides

Palram Canopia Sierra Patio Cover (3X4.25, White)
17 Reviews
Palram Canopia Sierra Patio Cover (3X4.25, White)
OVERALL BEST Wall Mounted Gazebo With Sides - This easy-to-assemble patio cover will let you enjoy your outdoor space all year round. This sturdy product is made of high-quality materials and doesn't leak in the rain.

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Best Fixed Gazebo

SORARA MILANO Wall Gazebo | Grey | 285 x 400 cm (DxW) | Modern Style Outdoor Canopy and Shelter Pergola Pavilion
234 Reviews
SORARA MILANO Wall Gazebo | Grey | 285 x 400 cm (DxW) | Modern Style Outdoor Canopy and Shelter Pergola Pavilion
OVERALL BEST Fixed Gazebo - If you need an over-the-door canopy, this waterproof gazebo is just what you should order. You may even position it against any wall or use it as a freestanding terrace roof. With its sturdy and high-quality frame and canvas, this gazebo is expected to last many years.

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Extra Gazebo

If you want to carry an inflatable gazebo with sides on your camping trips to watch the sunset, use it on the beach to laze under, or simply be the first in your street to have one, bring home this outdoor inflatable gazebo.

Extras for Gazebos With Sides

You can find plenty of accessories to style and personalise your gazebos with sides. To get your gazebo party-ready or create a romantic ambiance, you can use gazebo lights and decorating clips. To get more shade, added protection from the elements, or keep out insects and bugs, you can get the Outdoor Garden Gazebo Sunscreen Curtains. You may even use this breathable gazebo netting to enjoy your meals or a nap without being disturbed by insects.

To anchor your gazebo’s legs and ensure they stay safely in their place, you can use gazebo weights. If you want to have a BBQ under your gazebo to entertain family and friends, this BBQ canopy is just what you need. With a double vented roof, two LED lights, a light hook, an integrated bottle opener, and a side shelf having four tool hooks for storing food and cooking utensils, this BBQ canopy offers you value for money.

If you would rather prefer to laze worry-free in your hot tub under your gazebos with sides, make sure to choose this Lay-Z-Spa Maldives Luxury Hot Tub for unmatched relaxation and family fun.  

Frequently Asked Questions About Gazebos With Sides

Most frequent questions and answers

What is a gazebo?

It’s a beautiful outdoor shade structure, which can be put up (permanently or temporarily) in your garden, patio, or any other spacious area. Here are some of our best buys that you can consider:

What is better - a gazebo or a gazebo with sides?

A gazebo with sides is always better as it offers more shade and protection. Also in the cooler months a sided gazebo will keep the heat in.  Additionally, it gives you the flexibility to do away with the sides if you want to add on another gazebo or it gets to cramped.

What are the best makes of pop up gazebos?

Brands like ABCCANOPY, Alvantor, and All Seasons Gazebos offer the best makes of pop up gazebos. Typically available in multiple colour choices, these durable heavy metal gazebos with sides are made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come.

Is a Gazebo with sides worth having?

Yes. Such gazebos make your outdoor space beautiful and unique that can be used effectively, either for cosy and romantic escape from the house or to entertain friends and family.

What’s the best material to have a gazebo made from?

It all depends on your needs and preferences. For a classic look, you can go for wooden gazebos with sides. Those looking for sturdy or lightweight gazebos can pick frames made of steel or aluminium. If you need waterproof pop up gazebo with sides, you can choose ones with PVC-coated roofs.

Have you used any of these gazebos with sides or pop up gazebos? Then please leave your review in the comments box below. Is your favourite gazebo not on the list? Be sure to let me know in the comments below so I can review it.

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