Ultimate Event Gazebos Buying Guide

For planning a wedding feast, tailgating at a game, or for launching your new product, our ultimate guide for event gazebos will help you pick the best portable and affordable pop up tent for your next event.


Types of Outdoor Marquees


1. Instant Pop-up Tents

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Pop-up tents function just like their name. They can be set up and take down instantly, singlehandedly. Instant tents are lightweight, compact, and portable – making them perfect for travellers and marketers always on the go. However, they are not that durable and are vulnerable to exposure from elements like rain and strong winds.


2. Commercial Folding Marquees

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Commercial canopies are an exhibitor’s best friend. These canopies are extremely user-friendly. They are very compact when collapsed, and even take up very little space at events. Some of these also come with wheeled carry bags for additional convenience.


3. Event Gazebos

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Event gazebos are best suited for almost any event whether light or commercial. Event tents are often accompanied with walls, PVC windows, curtains, and lighting. Like their other counterparts, event marquees can also be set up and dismantled easily.


4. Storage Tents

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Storage tents are perfect additions to regular tents for storing goods, catering zone, and bar area. These tents have a heavy-duty built with a weatherproof fabric and are resistant to UV-rays and mould.

Now that you know what type of event gazebo you need, it’s time to find out the right size that will be the best fit for your event.


Selecting the Right Size

Do you plan on using your event gazebo tent as an additional shade for storing your goods? Or will it be used to host the weekend barbecue? Consider the space at your disposal to find out the correct size to buy. Then make a note of how many people will attend your event and factor in the space for furnishing, bar area, or dance floor.

Most event marquees for sale have four legs and peak cover, but their sizes can vary greatly. Consider your own requirements before deciding on the size of your tent. Common event gazebo sizes include 3m x 3m and 3m x 6m, though there are smaller and larger sizes available.


Choosing the Right Materials

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Popular event marquee materials include PVC-coated polyester and 100% PVC, due to their compactness, lightweight, and weather resilience. Typically, the larger the marquee, the more durable and thicker the polyester material will be.

Talking about frames, the common choices are between powder-coated steel and anodized aluminium. While steel is heavier, it is more susceptible to rust and corrosion. Aluminium, is lighter and anodizing it makes it quite durable, long-lasting, and rust-resistant.


Regardless of the Material of the Frame and Fabric, Make Sure That Your Marquee is:
  1. Weather proof; to survive the unpredictable Australian weather;
  2. Waterproof; to withstand rain;
  3. Flame-retardant;
  4. UV-resistant;
  5. Offered with a frame and fabric warranty.


Embellishments and Features

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Want to make your tent even more attractive? Ornate it with event tent accessories for additional razzmatazz!

  • Sidewalls offer privacy and protection from outdoor elements. They come in half- and full-wall sizes in several varieties.
  • Anchor plates and weights are another must-have accessories to keep your marquee erected against strong winds.
  • Gazebos without the right ventilation can become stuffy and suffocating. Keep heaters handy during winters and chill the interiors with air conditioners during summers.
  • You can make the interiors welcoming and inviting with lights. Take your pick from LED lights, strings, lanterns, fairy light strings, or globe lights.


Bonus: Amp Up Your Tent for Events with Custom Graphics!

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Want to show your team pride? Or thinking of grabbing more attention at the next trade-show? There are tons of customization options available that will emblaze on your gazebo with branding, slogans, event details, deals, and discounts. Most gazebo and marquee companies offer customised printing packages where you can share the artwork with the company’s in-house designers and they will custom print it for you.

And as we always say, why even think of the rest when you have the BEST? The Extreme Team is just a phone call away!

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