Should I choose an open gazebo or sidewalls?

There are a lot of decisions to make when buying a pop-up gazebo; what colour to go for, what size to have, or what company to choose are just some of the many things to worry about. You'll also need to consider whether to opt for an open gazebo, or whether to choose one with sidewalls. You can even opt for an instant gazebo with a sidewall kit included, and enjoy the best of both worlds!

Both open gazebos and enclosed gazebos have particular benefits and drawbacks. We look at them below.

Open gazebos

Open gazebos are well-suited for outdoor events on warm days. You might want open gazebos for hospitality and catering, as they are immediately inviting, providing welcome shelter from the sun and the rain. They're also easy to access and allow passersby to quickly see what is within.

However, open gazebos don't keep the cold wind out! Gazebo heaters can be used to keep occupants warm in more unfavourable weather. They also don't stop all the water getting in in a rainstorm, which might make you less inclined to use electronic equipment or anything else water-sensitive within.

Closed gazebos

Although you might think a closed gazebo would always be less inviting than an open one, but with half-wall kits, you can make a closed gazebo suitable for retail use. At Oxnorth, our custom canopy branding and printing services can make your pop-up gazebo very attractive to passersby.

Closed gazebos are very useful year-round thanks to their draughtproofing and improved weather resistance. They also offer an element of privacy and confidentiality, which can be a necessity for certain commercial uses. 

If you ever have any questions about pop-up gazebos and instant shelters, please speak with Oxnorth!