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At House of Tents we live for tents and gazebos. If you would like to buy a gazebo online, you have come to just the right place:

  • Exceptional service and personal expert advice
  • The best materials
  • 10-year guarantee on spare parts
  • Maximum availability and fast delivery

A huge selection of modern gazebos made of quality materials

Heavy-duty gazebos for all sorts of purposes. If you are looking for outdoor rain and sun protection, we have the right solution for every occasion. Each model is watertight and UV resistant.

Our gazebos – available in various dimensions and designs

If you would like to buy your gazebo online, there are numerous models and many different sizes, designs, colours and materials to choose from. Gazebo sizes range from 2x2 m to a spacious 8x36 m. The most popular sizes are 3x3m, 3x4m, 3x6m and 4x4m.

You have a choice of different materials, both for the metal frames and for the canopy. While the poles of all our gazebos are strong and stable, there are aluminium and steel variants. Gazebo tarpaulins can be made of PE, PVC, or high-performance polyester with a PVC coating. Garden gazebos can be purchased with a hardtop canopy made of polycarbonate panels.

Our waterproof gazebos also come in a wide range of colours. For marquees, white is the classic choice, but we also offer them in red, green, grey and other striped patterns. There are sometimes rules stating that market canopies must be white. For all other purposes, however, we offer pop up gazebos in a wide array of 12 different colours. Our garden gazebos come in four elegant colours across two modern designs. Here, you can choose between the classic look of our "Rendezvous" line or the contemporary style of our "Sunset" line, each offered in classic, premium or deluxe (hard top). The "Sunset Deluxe" model in stone is a real eye-catcher in the garden.

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There's only one thing on our minds: to offer you the optimal solution between high quality and an affordable price! Of course, as tent experts, we also have some useful advice for you. Read on and learn how to choose the gazebo that best fits your needs.

Incomparable selection

Our range of weather-resistant gazebos is comprised of a large selection of measurements, colours and designs - you will definitely be able to find the perfect product for your needs here.

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Guide: How to find the right gazebo or the perfect marquee

Pop Up Gazebos: foldable, stable and waterproof!

There isn't an outdoor shelter as practical and mobile as the pop up gazebo (sometimes called instant shelters), and none can be set up so quickly. Our heavy duty pop up gazebos with a foldable awning can be easily transported in a carry bag. They can also be set up without tools and used within a few minutes. They are 100% water-resistant and available in many dimensions and colours. Here you will find a pop up gazebo that enhances and complements your outdoor space like no other!

This is how pop up gazebos are most often used:

  • As a stall for flea, farmers' or Christmas markets. Pop up gazebos can be set up particularly quickly, and they offer optimal weather protection for sales stalls. The most popular measurements for this type are 3x3 m, 3x4.5 m and 3x6 m.
  • As shade or shelter at parties or barbecues in your own garden. Here, either in 3 x 3m for a small gathering, or 3 x 6m (perhaps to provide shade for a buffet).
  • As sun and rain protection at sporting events, for example as a canopy for the substitutes' bench.
  • As professional quality canopies for event agencies, restaurants or amusement parks. The larger models, 4x4 m, 4x6 m, 4x8 m and 5x5 m serve as ideal event shelters.
  • As weather protection for bars, buffets and event catering, a 3x6 m gazebo provides plenty of space for a long table and room enough for guests.
  • As a canopy for camping vans or to add additional space to the entrance of your home, the 2x2 m, 3x2 m or 3x3 m gazebos are very popular.
  • As a small work shelter, for example for gardening or handicrafts - especially on very hot days. Choose the smaller models, from 2x2 m.
  • As a garden or patio shelter. For example, our waterproof pop up gazebos work well as a canopy over outdoor furniture or sand boxes.
  • As an exhibition stand: Exhibition gazebos usually have an area of 2x2m or 3x3m.
  • Other potential areas of use: as a catering gazebo, a smoking tent or guest room extension.

In contrast to marquees, pop up gazebos are intended for quick assembly, frequent transport and shorter downtimes - an ideal party accessory. Since the pop up gazebos are foldable, they can be quickly put away in a carry bag after use in the garden or elsewhere.

By the way: Did you know that we guarantee availability of spare parts for the majority of our pop up gazebos for 10 years from the date of purchase?

What materials are pop up gazebos available in?

A gazebo or tent normally consists of two components: Tarpaulin und Poles. We use 100% water-resistant high-performance polyester with PVC coating in various thicknesses as tarpaulin material for our folding gazebos. All seams are mechanically sealed so that everything stays nice and dry under the gazebo during UK summers. Folding gazebos are available in many colours, with white, green, anthracite and red among the most popular. For other events, such as weddings, white gazebos may be more suitable.

Poles
There are two materials to choose from for the frame of a pop up gazebo. Both are high quality and guarantee stability.

Aluminium "ALULine"
  • Light and easy to transport
  • High corrosion protection
  • Suitable for frequent assembly and disassembly
  • Hexagonal or square pole profile
Steel "LOGILine"
  • Heavier, but great value for money
  • Suitable for occasional assembly and disassembly
  • Square pole profile

How to choose the right pop up gazebo dimensions?

We offer affordable waterproof folding gazebos ranging from 2x2m or 3x3m up to 5x5m in our online shop. The correct size depends on what purpose you require a pop up gazebo for. If you will be using a table under the pop up gazebo, a good rule of thumb is to allow at least a metre both in front, and behind the table. The correct size depends on what purpose you require a pop up gazebo for. Do you need a waterproof gazebo as a roof for a sales booth, for example? In that case, it is best to measure everything that is going to be placed underneath. Likewise, if you want to protect a car or other valuables from the rain at an event. If you just need a place with high sun protection for up to 4 people, the 3x3 m size is definitely enough. Depending on its size, a waterproof folding gazebo can be used for many purposes.

Side panels: yes or no?

Side panels on pop up gazebos can serve as privacy and/or weather protection. Even if you only need a pop up gazebo to provide shade, side panels will be useful when the sun begins to set. Sidewalls can be attached to one or more sides of the pavilion. Make use of semi-open panels, sides with windows, and side walls with doors as required. These then serve an extra benefit as rain, wind or privacy protection.

Tip: With panoramic windows, there is also an integrated roller blind for privacy when you need it.

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Marquees

No more cancelling outdoor get-togethers due to weather: Our party tents offer perfect 100% watertight covering for garden parties, sports events, club celebrations or even as weather protection for swimming pools.

By the way: unlike many other tents, House of Tents marquees are designed to provide optimal air circulation without drafts. covering for garden parties, sports events, club celebrations or even as weather protection for swimming pools.

The occasions where a marquee best fits the bill:

  • For garden parties, bbqs or family celebrations. Depending on the number of guests, seating required, or the length of the buffet table, tents ranging in floor area from 3x6 m to 4x8 m make for a good party shelter.
  • As a smoking tent for restaurants, either for regular restaurant operations or as an addition for special occasions.
  • As a shelter for guests and catering stations at weddings, club celebrations or sporting events.
  • As a cover for pools, hot tubs, or swim spas keeping leaves and dirt out, and allowing you to take a dip no matter what the weather.

PE or PVC - how do you choose a suitable tarpaulin?

Party tents have either PE (Polyester) or PVC tarpaulin covers and sides. To give you a rough idea of how the two materials feel: PE resembles the blue shopping bags from a well-known Swedish furniture manufacturer, while PVC feels more substantial, like a lorry tarpaulin.

PE (Polyester)
  • Light and handy
  • Easy transportation and assembly
  • Space-saving storage
  • Cheaper than PVC
  • For occasional use
PVC (Polyvinylchloride)
  • Thick and durable
  • For year-round use
  • Flame retardant, also available as fire safety certified

Choosing the right dimensions of your marquee

We offer a large selection of party tent sizes from 3x2 m right up to 8x36 m. You will certainly find the tent you are looking for. Foldable party tents, can be found in our Pop Up Gazebos section.

Do you know the number of guests but are not yet sure which size would be most suitable? As a helpful rule of thumb - number of standing people x 0.5 = space requirement in m². So if, for example, 100 guests are invited to a wedding party, you need a party tent with at least 50 m² of space. A marquee measuring 5x10 m is ideal. If rows of seats or beer table sets are to be set up, this formula changes somewhat. You can find more about this in our guide "Which Party Tent Size do I Need?".

And, another helpful tip: Our party tents can also be connected to one another via connecting channels. So you can offer your guests twice the space if necessary!

You have plenty of design options with side walls

Closed at the front, open on the side? You can attach or remove the sides and gable walls of our party tents individually. For example, you can create additional entrances on the sides or remove all side panels on hot days.

Enjoy our products for a long time

All marquees have a fully galvanised anti-corrosive steel frame, making them dependable over the long-term. In order for a party tent to last as long as possible, two things are particularly important. Firstly, the correct cleaning and storage of the tent and secondly, the correct protection against wind or snow. You can find suitable accessories for both, as well as helpful tips and tricks in our guide.

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Garden Gazebos

Garden gazebos with heavy duty metal frames are classy and eye-catching. Use them to create a relaxing feel-good resort on your terrace or as a luxury space on the lawn. Spend precious time alone outdoors or relax with your family and friends in our modern and 100% watertight garden gazebos, independent of the weather. When it rains, the sturdy hardtop roof made of polycarbonate panels or the or water-repellent tarpaulin protects you from the elements. Both hardtop and tarpaulin roof types offer you and your furniture excellent UV protection. If you are looking for a foldable garden pavilion for outdoor use, you can find it in our Pop Up Gazebos section.

Would you like a little more privacy protection in your garden or on the terrace? Your garden pavilion can be closed at lightning speed using the side panels supplied, offering you protection from prying eyes as well as from sun and rain.

Frames

You can choose from two weatherproof metals when selecting the framework material for your garden gazebo. Compared to pure iron, both materials are particularly heavy duty as well as durable and corrosion resistant. Aluminium gazebos are lighter and therefore a popular choice for mobile use.

Aluminium
  • Lightweight
  • Particularly high protection against corrosion
  • Square profile
Steel
  • Heavier, but cheaper than aluminium
  • Protected against corrosion by a phosphate and powder coating
  • Either round or square profile

How to choose the right size?

Before you buy a metal gazebo for the garden, it is best to first check how much space is actually available in your outdoor area. Also, note the height of the gazebo to ensure that it won't hit a tree or an overhanging part of the house. Depending on how many people you expect to join you in your party gazebo and what type of furniture you will use in the space, you can choose from popular sizes like 3 x 3 m and 3 x 4 m.

Summer or year-round use?

We offer garden gazebos with two options for the canopy: Hardtop canopies made of solid polycarbonate panels and soft top tarpaulins. While both naturally offer great rain and UV protection, the polyester tarpaulins are not suitable for use in the cold season. In contrast, polycarbonate panels, which are similar to and as shatterproof as glass (but lighter in weight), make garden gazebos with hardtops winter-proof.

Our Delux Models not only have hardtop roofs (i.e. polycarbonate panels) which are particularly waterproof and robust, but they are also able to carry heavy loads of snow. How many kg/m² of snow the roof carries can be checked. Garden gazebos are the perfect all-year solution.

Polyester tarpaulin
  • 100% waterproof
  • Should be dismantled in autumn
Polycarbonate sheets
  • 100% waterproof
  • Windproof and suitable for year-round use
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FAQ: Frequently asked questions

How can you heat a gazebo?

While garden structures are generally not designed for heating, that doesn't mean you can't raise the temperature a few degrees on colder days, so long as your canopy also has four sides. If you want to make the room nice and warm, the heating you choose must be suitable for indoor use due to safety reasons. While our gazebo marquees are flame retardant, you still need to exercise caution! The distance between the heater and sides must be large enough to prevent a fire hazard. Gas heating fans, which use a gas bottle for heating and electricity to distribute warm air throughout the room are often used.

House of Tents gazebos are 100% watertight and do not have to be sealed. The seams are taped by machine and do not let water through. Beware, because there are also textile pavilions or tarpaulins without sealed seams on the market. These can sometimes let rain in. If you want to give your gazebos additional protection from dirt and debris, there are sealant sprays that prevent dirt from sticking to the tarpaulin which you can find in our selection of gazebo accessories.

A gazebo is considered waterproof when its canopy does not let water drip through. Plastic tarpaulins ensure this. The seams on House of Tents' products are mechanically sealed so that no water can penetrate them. Our garden gazebos with hardtops are also watertight since the top is made of solid polycarbonate.

Pop up gazebos or party tents are not fixed structures, rather temporary buildings. Special rules apply due to their temporary use. On the other hand, garden gazebos are typically intended to stay in place for a longer period of time and are not considered to be temporary buildings. Although no building permit is generally required, this is always a matter for local planners. You should clarify your position with the responsible building authority before purchasing a gazebo.

If you want to get creative, pop up gazebos come in the widest range of colours. From shades of white and grey, to orange, purple and petrol (turquoise). If it's a sleek black gazebo that you need, this is where you should look.

A more muted colour palette is available for garden gazebos, including white, loft grey, stone, and brown-grey (beige).

Marquees can be purchased in white or green, or in elegant white with coloured detailing.