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Gazebos Graded: Choosing a shelter to suit your budget

If you work in events, you’ll no doubt be buzzing about your business and its big plans for the year ahead. And you’ll be in good company…

According to a recent trend report by events experts Eventbrite, the majority of event organisers are excited about hosting events in 2022, driven by an overwhelming sense that the world is eager to gather in person again after two years of global lockdowns and social distancing.

And it doesn’t matter what your event is—whether you’re an individual business selling your products at a market or street food stall, hosting a huge festival or sporting event, or anything else in between—it’s time to get your gazebos and accessories sorted to ensure your 2022 events go with a bang.


Which gazebos are right for my business?

It can be tricky to know which gazebo to go for, particularly if you’re a new business starting out and need to be careful of cash flow.

That’s why, here at Surf & Turf, we offer a range of different spec shelters and gazebos, so you can go top of the range, budget-friendly, or somewhere in between.

When you need top of the range gazebos…

Introducing the Canopro Elite—these are our top-tier heavy-duty gazebos and shelters.

They’re made with high-quality anodised aluminium, delivering a winning combination of strength and protection, so this is your ideal shelter if you’re running outdoor events several times a year and want a premium product that will stand strong whatever the weather.

The Canopro Elite range is vast, so you’re guaranteed to find the perfect partner for your business. Some of our best-sellers include:

  • The PVC Canopro Elite

Manufactured using heavyweight 520GSM PVC, the seams of the PVC Canopro Elite have been heat-welded to ensure full waterproofing, and the material means it’s easy to clean and can be jet washed. Side walls come as a complete set, or can be purchased individually for maximum versatility.

  • The Pop-Up Canopro Elite

Whether for continuous use at events throughout the year or for special occasions in your garden, the pop-up Canopro Elitegives you a heavy-duty gazebo that’s quick and easy to put up and take down for any event, and comes with optional side walls.

Like all of Surf & Turf’s shelters and gazebos, this one’s passed rigorous testing to ensure it’s strong, waterproof, and built to last. Available in a range of different sizes and colours, there’s a pop-up Canopro Elite for everyone.

  • The Canopro Elite Trader Package

After listening to what market traders want from an events gazebo, the Canopro Elite Trader Package gives you a stripped back and simple shelter that’s quick to install—at a more cost-effective price point.

It still delivers a high-quality anodized aluminium frame, but the walls are only available in solid panels (without doors and windows) so that they’re easy to fold for storage. We’ve also removed the PVC mud skirt, anchor kit, and the zips from the walls—replacing them with a velcro system, so you can put the shelter together in record time.

When mid-range gazebos will hit the mark…

The Canopro Lite is our most popular gazebo due to its strength to weight ratio—it’s constructed from hexagonal aluminium, which means that it’s both very strong and very light, making it ideal for any business where you’re transporting your shelter and putting it up and taking it down on a regular basis.

It’s available in a range of different sizes and different colours, or there’s even the option of clear side walls—great for events when you want the protection inside, but still want customers to be able to see what you’re selling from the outside.

When you need a gazebo on a budget…

We call the Robusta our entry-level gazebo, making it the top choice for individuals and companies just starting out in the events scene. But while it’s lower in cost if you’re on a budget, it doesn’t scrimp on quality…

Constructed with a heavy-duty powder steel frame and a mesh polyester canopy, the Robusta is still a long-lasting and extremely high-quality option for commercial events or your garden, and comes available in a wide variety of colours and sizes.

Compact shelter options

If you work regularly on the events scene, you’ll know the time and effort that goes into setting up, packing down, and transporting equipment to and fro. So a compact shelter could be the one for you…

Our compact shelters are the smallest on the market today—guaranteed— and give you all the hard-wear and durability of a traditional shelter, but are much lighter and easier to transport.

They come in various shapes and sizes, but no matter which you choose these compact shelters pack down to a small 102cm x 32cm x 32cm package, which can easily fit into the boot of a car, and are easy to carry to your set-up station.