Gazebos are a charming way to create outdoor shade. They come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from a small unit ideal for shading a round table to pavilion sized party pavilions that are great for family gatherings, business entertaining or hosting meetings of gaming groups and clubs. Some are very close to being tents, while others are more like small houses. They can even shelter some types of outdoor heating or cooling, providing a way to contain the temperature-controlled space. They come in styles ranging from colonial to modern, giving you plenty of choices.