You’re surrounded by your loved ones, family and friends. You’re laughing, eating, dancing. Warm, smiling faces beam at you as you clink glasses, cheers! You’re hosting the celebration of a lifetime, everyone’s having a blast, and it’ll be remembered for years to come as the perfect day. All thanks to your choice of outdoor gazebo to keep your guests sheltered from the weather and in the party mood.
Outdoor gazebos, also known as garden marquees, are the portable equivalent of patio awnings and canopies. Designed to keep your guests sheltered from the pouring rain or protected from the burning sun, an outdoor gazebo is perfect for an event at the beach, in the gardens, or in your own backyard.
What to look for when buying an outdoor gazebo
The most important part of the marquee is the fabric. You want to make sure that it offers both UV protection (preferably 50+) and waterproofing. 100% PVC or PVC coated polyester are both good choices, with PVC winning out slightly due to increased durability, although this will be more expensive. You’ll also want to make sure that your outdoor gazebo is big enough for your intended number of guests. You don’t want half your guests left out in the rain. Also consider the strength of the frame. The stronger the frame, the more safe it will be, however, this also increases the weight of the marquee. You’ll be looking for tubes with a minimum diameter of 38mm, scaling up depending on the size of the outdoor gazebo. A higher quality marquee will have steel fabricated corner joints. Outdoor gazebos come with a range of additional features, including walls, doors, adjustable heights, sandbags, and other fixtures, so always be sure to check the model you’re considering. Get started on your way to party heaven, rain or shine, with eBay’s great range of outdoor gazebos.