11 Cheap Gazebos for Smaller Budgets (Low Cost Canopies)

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Ideal for Low Budgets

Not everyone can afford or wants to spend a fortune on a garden gazebo.

To be honest, there are more important things in life that we can spend our money on and in reality, nothing seems to be getting any cheaper nowadays, I’m sure you’ll agree…

To help you buy a decent gazebo for the money I went through all the listings on Amazon for ‘cheap pop up gazebos’ and these reviews below are the best value ones I found.

I have not listed the prices but generally, every one of these instant canopies was less than £100 at the time of writing this (prices will vary from today onwards), some were even less than £50.

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MCC@Home 2x2m | Available in Black, Blue & Grey

MCC@Home GazeboThe range of Mcc@home gazebos is a great example of a company trying to keep costs down to ensure customers get a good deal.

For me, it’s quite a surprise just how well-made and sturdy this low priced gazebo is and it certainly looks like they’re onto a winner this spring-autumn.

The canopy is easy and fast to pop up as it’s a concertina style and can then be packed away after use.

There are no side panels provided which help to keep the cost of the product down and it also comes with a storage bag which makes it much easier to take to events and store away neatly.

For the latest price on Amazon just click the image.

Once you’ve decided that this product is for you and you’ve placed your order you will receive the following items.

  • Waterproof Canopy
  • Carry Bag
  • Guy Ropes
  • Stakes / Pegs
  • Installation Manual

You will receive everything you need to build the product as you see it in the image above.

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You have the option of choosing from 3 different colours such as;

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Grey

All the colours look decent so it just depends on what type of event you wish to use it for.

Here’s my quick, personal and honest opinion of the pros and cons.

PROS:
  • Simple to Build
  • Good Value for Money
  • Waterproof Canopy
  • Ideal for Hard or Soft Ground

CONS:
  • Do not leave up overnight

Here’s exactly what I think are the best features of this product, see what you think…

Good Value – MCC@home, as stated above, provide decent regular use gazebos that are affordable for most budgets and don’t look cheap either.

The amount of equipment you receive, the quality of the frame and canopy are well worth the money you have to pay for it.

Waterproof Canopy – The canopy is described as 300D Denier top which is a more than adequate level of waterproofing for a canopy only shelter, especially in this price bracket.

The underside of the gazebos’ roof is silver and this provides a much brighter area directly underneath the roof and this has been very well received.

Multi-Surface Uses – This can be erected on hard and soft ground areas so you have the freedom to simply use it in your garden or take it with you away on holiday, plus many more options.

Please ensure that you use the guy ropes and stakes as they provide much more stability than without them.

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Outsunny 2x2m | Water Resistant & UV Protection

Outsunny Gazebo 2x2m

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This Outsunny 2x2m is ideal if you’re looking for a low priced pop up gazebo that can be used in the spring to summer months.

Should there be a spot of rain the water-resistant canopy will keep you dry whilst the canopy is also capable of protecting you from the Sun’s harmful UV rays.

A delightful instant shelter that offers buyers that have a smaller budget the opportunity to own a small but lovely looking gazebo.

For the latest price on Amazon just click the image.

Once you’ve decided that this Outsunny is for you and you’ve placed your order you will receive the following items.

  • 2x2m Steel Concertina Frame
  • Water Resistant Canopy
  • 4 Sidewalls
  • Guy Ropes
  • Stake Pegs
  • Carrying Bag
  • Instruction Manual

You will receive everything you need to build the product in the image above.

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You have the option of choosing from 5 different colours such as;

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Green
  • White
  • Coffee

If this blue one doesn’t appeal then check out one of the other 4 colours on Amazon. (Personally, I like the coffee colour)

Here’s my quick, personal and honest opinion of the pros and cons.

PROS:
  • Ideal for Garden Use
  • Affordable Price
  • Easy to Build
  • Protect Against UV Rays
  • 5 Great Colours
  • Water-Resistant

CONS:
  • Not great when windy
  • Expect 1/2 years of use

Here’s exactly what I think are the best features of this product, see what you think…

Affordability – Outsunny has made this small pop up gazebo affordable to those with a smaller budget. Understandably, it’s not going to stand up to harsh weather as it’s ‘low-cost’, but boy does it look smart.

Water Resistant – Outdoor shelters more often than not are used in the summer when the weather is nice, but should there be a passing shower, you and your guests will be kept dry.

Removable Panels – It has removable walls so you can pick and choose whether you use them or not. Alternatively, you can use just 1 of them, 2, 3 or all 4 it’s completely up to you…

Cross Truss Roof design – Simply put, this feature offers much more strength in the roofing section and helps to maintain the sturdiness of the shelter.

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Greenbay 2x2m

Greenbay Gazebo 2x2m

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This Greenbay 2x2m gazebo is best used as a spring to the autumn gazebo to protect you against the sunshine.

It’s a very stylish canopy that comes with the full and windowed side panels included and is ideal to be used when the weather is pleasant.

It’s ideal for a sunny day and can act as a sun canopy whilst also protecting against a passing shower.

For the price its a strong little canopy that can last you 2/3 years and for the price that is really good value.

For the latest price on Amazon just click the image.

Check out what you’ll get below.

Once you’ve decided that this Outsunny is for you and you’ve placed your order you will receive the following items.

  • 2x2m Steel Concertina Frame
  • Water Resistant Canopy Top
  • 400D Oxford Fabric Sidewalls
  • 4 Leg Weight bags
  • 2 Free Windbars
  • 4 Guy Ropes
  • 8 Stake Pegs
  • Carrying Bag
  • Instruction Manual

You will receive everything you need to build the product in the image above.

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You have the option of choosing from 7 different colours such as;

  • Anthracite
  • Black
  • Beige
  • Blue
  • Green
  • White
  • Red

Over time the colours will fade but this is normal with this kind of fabric when it is left for long periods in sunny weather.

Here’s my quick, personal and honest opinion of the pros and cons.

PROS:
  • Ideal for Garden Use
  • Very Affordable
  • Simple to Build
  • 7 Great Colours
  • Lots of Extras

CONS:
  • Not great when windy
  • Colours can fade

Here’s exactly what I think are the best features of this product, see what you think…

Low price – With all the extras that make this gazebo stronger, it is very surprising that the manufacturer can provide gazebos at such a low price.

If you’re looking for a more affordable product and don’t expect it to do something that it can’t then this spring to autumn fine weather gazebo will be perfect for you.

Water-Resistant – This Greenbay has a hydrostatic head of 600mm.

This is a test where the fabric is placed underneath a cylindrical column and water is poured into the column and the 600mm means that the liquid measured 600mm (60cm’s) before the water began to seep through.

Wind bars – The wind bars provide further strength to the frame and help prevent it from swaying or buckling in breezy weather conditions.

Regardless of how strong the frame is, should it begin to sway then it makes one of the legs snapping more of a possibility?

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Greenbay with carrying Bag & Strengthening Aids

Greenbay

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This Greenbay product can be used for a wide range of purposes such as; garden use, commercial use and taking away on holiday.

The canopy top and side walls are waterproof and will provide protection against heavy downpours as well as constant light rain.

On the other hand, this Greenbay pop up is also ideal to be used as a shelter to protect against the sun’s harmful U.V rays which are known to be very dangerous (especially long-term) if you’re exposed to them.

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Once you’ve decided that this shelter is for you and you’ve placed your order you will receive the following items.

  • Concertina Pop up Frame
  • Waterproof Canopy Top (600HH)
  • 420D Oxford Fabric Sidewalls
  • 4 Leg weight bags
  • 2 Free Windbars
  • 4 Guy Ropes
  • 8 Stake Pegs
  • Carrying Bag
  • Instruction Manual

You will receive everything you need to build the product in the image above.

You have the option of choosing from 5 different colours such as;

  • Anthracite
  • Black
  • Beige
  • Blue
  • Green
  • White
  • Red

Here’s my quick, personal and honest opinion of the pros and cons.

PROS:
  • Lots of uses
  • Easy to build
  • Great colour choice
  • Fully Waterproof

CONS:
  • Colours vary in price

Here’s exactly what I think are the best features of this product, see what you think…

Water-Resistant – This Greenbay comes with a water-resistant canopy and walls with a hydrostatic head of 600hh.

For the price, this is a decent level of waterproofing and will protect you against heavy downpours as well as a light drizzle over a long duration.

Multi-Surface – This pop-up gazebo can be used on a wide range of surfaces, especially due to all the extras that are provided.

If you use the leg weights and guy ropes then you will be able to comfortably erect it on hard surfaces such as; concrete, patio areas, decking, block paving, and similar hard surfaces.

Whenever possible, always try to use all the strengthening aids as they add a huge amount of stability and sturdiness to the enclosure, regardless of the surface or weather.

Heavy-duty carry bag – This item does not always seem like an important accessory but it’s not until you have used your gazebo and taken it down do you realise just how necessary it is.

The carrying bag is perfect for keeping everything together and can help prevent damage by storing it correctly.

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Glendale Canopy | Showerproof & Quick to Set Up

Glendale Canopy only

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This Glendale pop up is ideal to use as a shelter to protect you against the sun or against a light shower and it’s equally effective at either.

There are lots of possible uses for this canopy only gazebo such as; use as a dry work area, eating outdoors, to provide protection to young children whilst playing, as a temporary car boot shelter and for entertaining at home in your own garden.

For the latest price on Amazon just click the image.

Here’s what you’ll receive below.

  • Showerproof Canopy
  • Easy to build, concertina frame
  • Storage bag
  • Tent Pegs
  • Guy Ropes

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Unfortunately, this product is only available in green.
Here’s my quick, personal and honest opinion of the pros and cons.

PROS:
  • Looks very smart
  • Fully Built-In 5 Minutes
  • Includes storage bag
  • Water Resistant

CONS:
  • 1 Colour only

Here’s exactly what I think of the Glendale gazebo, see what you think…

Easy to Build – For those of you that aren’t very practical, this is perfect for you as there is very little to do to construct this Glendale canopy.

You simply stretch out the concertina frame, attach the canopy (you can leave it attached after use) erect fully, tap in the pegs and attach the guy ropes… Done!

Easy on the wallet – Understandably, this pop-up gazebo is cheaper than most because there are no walls or windowed sides included.

However, even with that taken into consideration, this represents good value especially with how well its made.

Water-Resistant – This canopy will protect you against a passing light shower but not a great deal more than that.

You certainly wouldn’t want it to have to withstand a heavy downpour because it won’t and normally with heavy rain, strong winds will accompany it and it won’t stand up well to those either.

This shelter is a fine weather shelter only…

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BPS 3x3m

BPS Popup Gazebo

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This BPS 3x3m Pop up gazebo is ideal for summer use when the weather is very pleasant.

It has plenty of accessories that you don’t always find in products as affordable as this and as long as it is well looked after, not used in bad weather then you should have a good value product.

Personally, I’d tend to use this shelter without the panels whenever possible as I just think it seems to create the feeling of there being a lot more sheltered room and not quite so claustrophobic.

For the latest price on Amazon just click the image.

Firstly, should you decide to buy this 3x3m BPS gazebo then you will receive everything you need to hold your event without the requirement to buy anything else.

Here are the items;

  • Steel Concertina frame
  • 210D Waterproof canopy
  • 4 Side panels
  • 4 Leg weight bags
  • Carrying bag
  • Instruction manual
  • Guy ropes & pegs

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This product is available is the following colour range;

  • Beige
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Grey
  • Black

PROS:
  • Easy to Build
  • Affordable
  • Shower Resistant
  • Carry Bag Included

CONS:
  • Not Windproof

In this section, we will scrutinise the claims of the manufacturer to better help you understand exactly what this shelter can and can’t do.

Water & UV Resistant – Firstly, let’s not forget that we buy these to enjoy the spring to autumn weather and not for monsoons.

Therefore, with that said, this shelter will provide adequate protection against the sun and infrequent light to medium showers.

You certainly wouldn’t want to use it in very heavy or constant rain as there would be a chance that eventually the canopy would soak up the rain and become soggy and heavy.

The canopy does have eyelets which will ensure that there is no puddling in the roof. These ensure that there is no build of rainwater on the roof section and can be an important feature.

Easy to build & dismantle – Designed to be built and taken down in the same way as they are concertina style.

Basically, a concertina is a type of structure that is assembled and disassembled by stretching out the 4 legs of the frame.

As you walk backwards the frame will fold out in front of you and then you just put the legs on the ground and place the canopy over the top and adjust to the height you require your gazebo to be.

It really is very simple to build and you can guarantee that your first attempt will take about 5 minutes. Thereafter, you’ll have it up and down in half the time.

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Progen 2x2m | Perfect for Smaller Budgets

This Progen 2x2m is a very good value for money shelter and will suit a lot of families with small budgets.

Progen 2x2m

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It’s designed primarily for garden use when the weather is pleasant but can offer protection against light drizzle and a slight breeze.

The design is the traditional method where it is required to connect the poles together and this will normally take 2 people to do.

Not because it’s difficult or heavy but because one person will have to hold the frame whilst the other person is fitting the poles together.

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Should you decide that this Progen is for you and you’ve placed your order, you will receive the following items.

  • 2x2m Pole Frame
  • 120g Water Resistant Canopy
  • Plastic connectors for frame
  • 4 Sidewalls (3 windows + 1 Door)
  • Guy Ropes
  • Tent Pegs

You will receive everything you need to build the product in the image above.

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Good Value – This Progen pole framed gazebo is a low-price due to the manufacturers minimised costs and the removal of less essential features. It’s purposely designed to provide a sheltered area in your garden and during very nice weather conditions.

UV Resistance – Many of the expensive ones provide ‘UV protection’ this one clearly states that it offers ‘UV resistance’, so to me it implies that you are not totally protected or the UV rays are vastly reduced.

120g Water Resistant Canopy – 120g basically means that for every square metre of fabric it will weigh 120 grams. Frankly speaking, this is quite a low level of waterproofing so, therefore, please only expect to be protected against a very light drizzle.

Should you expect better waterproofing then you need to find a different brand of gazebo but you must realise that it will comfortably cost another £70…

You have the option of choosing from 3 different colours but at the time of writing this review, there were only two of the 3 colours available.

  • Black
  • Green
  • White (Unavailable at the time)

Check out my pros and cons below.

Here’s my quick, personal and honest opinion of the pros and cons.

PROS:
  • Suitable for garden use
  • Very Low Price
  • UV Resistance
  • Water-Resistant

CONS:
  • Not great when windy
  • Have to connect together manually

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Angel Living 3x3m | Lightweight & Rainproof

Angel Living Gazebo

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This Angel Living product is ideal as an occasional use shelter for your garden, especially for calm summer days.

It’s a relatively lightweight shelter which means it’s easy to transport and fine for pleasant days but you won’t be able to use it should the weather take a turn for the worse.

There are two colours to choose from and sides can be bought as an extra should you decide to use them.

For the latest price on Amazon just click the image.

Take a look at what you’ll receive below.

The items you receive are very basic items to construct a gazebo

  • Pop up Steel Frame
  • Water Resistant Canopy (160gsm)
  • Carry Bag
  • Instruction Manual

You will receive everything you need to build the product in the image above.

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The colours are as follows:

  • Grey
  • Terracotta

This product arrives with all the same features regardless of the colour you choose.

Here’s my quick, personal and honest opinion of the pros and cons.

PROS:
  • Water Resistant Canopy
  • Lightweight
  • Low Price

CONS:
  • No guy ropes or stakes

Here’s exactly what I think are the best features of this product, see what you think…

Water Resistant – The roof canopy has a rating of 160 gsm which can be considered as water-resistant. This means that you will be protected against the odd passing short shower.

Easy to Build – As mentioned previously, this instant shelter is very quick to build as there are very few parts to add. you simply stretch out the frame and place the canopy on top and you’re done. Hey, presto…

Carrying Bag – Ideal for keeping your equipment together and helps you transport your gazebo to your chosen event destination.

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Kingfisher 3x3m | Green & White Stripe Gazebo

Kingfisher Gazebo

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This Kingfisher 3x3m gazebo is a lightweight canopy only gazebo that offers covered protection to your event in pleasant weather.

It’s a perfectly decent looking pop up that typifies products like this by being extremely easy to build but like similar cheaper types, it is not blessed with a great deal of strength.

Therefore, as I mentioned at the beginning of this post it will be fine in hot sunny weather during the summer months but caution is advised in very wet and windy weather conditions.

For the latest price on Amazon just click the image.

This is what you’ll receive below.

The contents of the package when you order it securely from Amazon will contain the following items.

  • 3x3m Concertina steel tube frame
  • Green Polyester Canopy
  • Guide Ropes
  • Tent Pegs
  • Instruction Manual

You will receive everything you need to build the product in the image above.

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Currently, there is only 1 colour available to buy and that is the green and white model in the picture above.

PROS:
  • Quick to Erect
  • Ok for Summer weather
  • Looks smart

CONS:
  • Not designed for bad weather

Here’s what I believe are the best features of this Vonhaus 3x3m Gazebo.

Affordability

The low price ensures that those with not much to spend on a decently sized gazebo (3x3m) can do so but with the price, there are also some caveats.

Such as;

  • Not very good in unpleasant weather
  • No sides included
  • Only showerproof

So, while the price is more affordable just be aware that it will take a little more looking after than most other types that are higher priced.

Storage Bag – The storage bag helps to keep all the items together and makes transporting your Kingfisher gazebo to your designated area.

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Marko 3x3m | Low Price & Ideal for Calm Weather

Marko Gazebo 3x3m

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This Marko 3x3m gazebo provides affordable covering in very calm weather conditions.

It is ideal to use as a sunshade during the nice summer weather and has a very smart looking appearance.

If the weather takes a turn for the worse it would be recommended to be taken down as it’s not built for bad weather.

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This is what you’ll receive below.

The contents of the package when you order it securely from Amazon will contain the following items.

  • Easy-up Steel Tubular frame
  • Canopy
  • Carry Bag
  • Guide Ropes
  • Tent Pegs
  • Instruction Manual

You will receive everything you need to build the product in the image above.

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There are 3 colours available which include;

  • Rain Grey
  • Blue
  • Black

Here are the pros and cons of this product.

PROS:
  • Easy To Put Up
  • Bag Included for Transportation
  • Looks smart
  • Nice Colours

CONS:
  • Not strong enough for bad weather

Here’s what I believe are the best features.

Low-cost – This low-cost shelter is very easy on the purse and provides good value for money. However, you must understand that lower cost gazebos will not be as strong as their more expensive counterparts.

This is due to manufacturers sourcing inferior parts that are more affordable for them to buy, ensuring you can buy cheap pop up gazebo with a smaller budget.

Ideal for parties – This product can be erected on a wide range of surfaces and as long as the weather is nice and pleasant then it’s an ideal addition to your outdoor armoury.

Carry bag – Personally, I believe that carry bags should be included with this type of product. There’s nothing worse than having to throw everything into a large box or plastic bin bag only to find out that something has been lost or damaged.

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Redstone Outdoors | Green & White Striped

Redstone Outdoor Gazebo

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This Redstone outdoors is a great addition to the outdoor eating and summer entertaining armoury.

Very easy to build and nice & light are 2 very good plus points but its main attraction is just how strong it is for the price.

I’ve mentioned ‘strong’ but I’m certainly not implying it can withstand gales or extreme monsoon types of weather.

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What I’m saying is that for the price I was expecting something of far less quality and strength.

  • Canopy
  • 4 Sides (2 Walls & 2 Windows)
  • Frame Poles
  • Carry Case
  • Tent Pegs & Guy Ropes

You can also buy Redstone gazebo weights to attach to the legs.

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Pro's:
  • Very easy to build
  • Low price
  • Smart looking green & white colour
  • Surprisingly sturdy
  • Ideal for summer use
  • Market Stall / Flea Market
  • Car Boot Sale

Con's:
  • Poor in wind

  • Birthday Parties
  • Sporting events (Changing rooms or dry viewing area)
  • BBQ’s / having friends round
  • Hot tub cover
  • Outdoor eating

There are loads of possibilities and I’ve probably not even listed your event

If you’re looking to spend a bit more money on a much stronger gazebo then check out these heavy-duty gazebos that comes with side panels included in the price HERE.
*Also available from B&M, Lidl, Homebase, Argos, B&Q, Amazon, eBay, The Range, Asda, Screwfix, Wilko and other leading outlets.

My name is Shaun Bird and I've been writing about and reviewing outdoor products (mainly tents and gazebos) for over 4 years now. If you're looking for advice before you buy then read my posts or contact me via the about us page.