Open Thread: Belavi Gazebo with Netting

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Although Aldi is a small inventory grocery store, in recent years it has shown a willingness to go big. That’s how we’ve seen the likes of futons, mattresses, lawn mowers, and even table tennis tables. Aldi is still picky about how many big things it will stock at any one time, but few things seem out of bounds anymore. If it exists, it seems like, at some point, Aldi will sell it.

The grocer has a pretty solid annual offering of patio furniture. We’ve owned both a glider and a swing for years, and we’ve seen patio furniture and other décor in the store as well. Most of it has been under the Gardenline house brand. That seems to be changing, though, as Aldi has recently started selling outdoor furniture under the Belavi label.

What We Know:

Belavi Gazebo with NettingThe Belavi Gazebo with Netting (Product Code: 7884) is an Aldi Find, which means its only in stores for a limited time. Aldi will not be restocking it until next year at least, so if you want it, you’ll want to get it as soon as it hits stores. Remember Aldi does not offer online ordering for its specials either, so if it’s sold out at your local store, that’s it.

At the time of this post, it costs $169.99. It’s one of the more expensive products Aldi sells, although the price is on the lower end compared to other gazebos out there. It is is backed by a one-year warranty.

According to Aldi, the gazebo’s features include:

  • a two-tier roof that allows for air flow
  • sliding netted curtains that keep out unwanted pests
  • a heavy-duty steel frame with powder-coated finish
  • a water-repellent gray canopy with detachable black netting

Fully assembled, the gazebo is 10 feet wide and deep, and 9 feet tall.

What We Don’t Know

We haven’t tested this gazebo, so we haven’t been able to see how well it assembles or holds up over time. We’d love to hear from people who have, though. Our goal with open thread posts like this is to offer a place for people to share about their experiences with a product.


Do you have experience with this gazebo? Let us know in the comments.


About Joshua

Joshua is the Editor-in-Chief of Aldi Reviewer. He is also a writer and novelist. You can learn more about him at www.joshuaajohnston.com.

61 Comments

  1. We have three Aldi’s in Lancaster, PA. Two of the three have not gotten the gazebo in and do not know when and if they will be getting. My mom checked at the Aldi in Dickson CIty, PA and they had the same response. They must be stuck in the Suez Canal. My back yard faces the South. It’s almost impossible to be out there mid-day. I’d love to get my hand on something like this because of the price point and hopefully the shade it can provide.

    • Maureen Felletter

      Our high volume Stroudsburg store got 1!

    • Check today! Just bought one in Delaware! Shocked to and thrilled to find it

    • When we went to our Aldi’s in Alabaster, Alabama store the cashier said they didn’t have the gazebo but I went to the manager. He show me the gazebo was in a big box at the front of the store. If it had been a snake it would have bitten me. My husband has not put it up yet. But I did buy some gray curtains on Amazon today. Hope to get it put up soon!! Ann

  2. I just purchased the Belavi patio canopy today at Aldis, I’m interested in replacement canopies for this unit. I’ve had a canopy almost identical to it for over -15-years and have found the fabric canopy as they a subjected to tremendous beatings from sun & weather tend to weaken and develop tears over time. If anyone knows about canopies please let me know. I’d be looking for two. I’d settle for contact info on Belavi or if Aldis will carry the replacement canopies…..Thanks In Advance- Mike B.

  3. I bought one today. Once we set it up, I’ll post my review.

    • Heather Gomezdelatorre

      I got mine yesterday and my husband is already complaining about having to put together lol I really hope it’s not difficult to assemble. I’m so excited to finally get one of these.

      • Just Be Sure To Anchor It Down Good…..Wind Will Put It In Neighbors Yard….!!!!

        • Heather Gomezdelatorre

          Was it hard to put together? I figured I would have to anchor it down the wind here is crazy

          • A tip for anchoring, if you haven’t already is to place 16″x16″ concrete pavers under each corner (around $6 each at HD ) and anchor with TapCon or Red Head sleeve anchors. I assembled mine by myself in a couple of hours on April 25, and unfortunately I’ve noticed rust already at the welded points. Other than that, it seems to be reasonably well made for the price, and provides good shade. The holes in the canopy are there in case of a heavy downpour, which we’ve had a few in Florida since April.

      • Just curious the area you live in? It seems that most Aldi’s across the country haven’t received theirs.

      • Hubby set mine up yesterday. It took him about 3 hours but it was well worth the time. I’m loving it.

    • Can we get a review Kelly? I just bought one wondering if it’s worth putting up!

  4. I have French doors. I need to know, how wide is the half of the leg-that would be next to the wall.

  5. Indy….!!!

  6. I just purchases mine in Ft. Myers, FL on Wednesday. We are setting it up this weekend. I’ll post again to let you know how it went.

    • Joy Thompson- Hutter

      Hi Patty, I bought one about a month ago, also here in Fort Myers, FL. I had 2 friends put it together, (neither were very mechanically inclined, and both have been fired as my handymen) I’m going to work on its stability more myself today. The canopy is holding water already, they tore several of the Velcro fasteners off during their mishandling if it, and it’s not even anchored down to anything! See my dilemma? I rent a townhouse, with a mostly concrete patio, where I have it, so I’m trying to research the best way to temporarily but securely do such. I also have to find a way to fasten the canopy tightly back down into the framework. If you, or anyone you know has any insight or true knowledge in this matter, I’m open to ideas &/or answers.
      By the way, how did your installation go?

      • Hi Joy, We bought these really heavy patio bricks from home depot that have a cross section at the bottom. The grooves on the bricks fit perfectly over the metal part of the canopy at each corner. I thought the bricks would look ugly and out of place but, I spray painted them black and never notice they are there. If you don’t secure the gazebo, the first heavy wind or storm will destroy it. We once paid $600 for a gazebo that was broke in two week because of an storm. It’s very frustrating

      • We have had the ALDI Gardenline brand gazebo on our patio for many years, and my daughter did the same thing with the ALDI Belavi brand gazebo she recently purchased. We secured the corners of the gazebo with 4 large plastic planters filled with hostas. Before filling, we drilled two holes on each side of the planter near the top edge and used zip ties to attach the pot to the frame. We remove the canopy from the gazebo before the snow flies, but the frame and planters stay out all winter. Being close to Lake Erie in NW PA, surprisingly the hostas have grown back each year!

  7. It is hot or miss which one has it. They all getting them at different times. I went to 4 differing locations in the Charlotte Nic area over the last 3 days and finally found one. The location just got it and had multiple.

  8. Heather Gomezdelatorre

    Can anyone tell me if it’s hard to put together need to gear up for tomorrow lol

    • I actually put it together in about 2 hours. It may have been faster if I had a 2nd person to help, but the family loves it. I’m just trying to figure out the purpose of the 8 holes on the top of the canopy, I’m guessing something with rain.

      I was trying to post a picture but I can’t figure it out

  9. We purchased one yesterday. We will put it together this weekend.

  10. Mary D Goszkowicz

    My Aldi in Wauwatosa had 2. I purchased 1 of them! Setting up today. I will post updates.

    • Mary D Goszkowicz

      Finally put mine up. I had some missing screws, so needed to head to the hardware store. Also, one of the two-timer ribs was broken, and another was drilled incorrectly so is on an angle. We made it work. It looks nice. I put some pavers in the corners for extra security. I will post again end of season on how it’s holding up. I am not hanging the screen, but will put a few shower curtains liners up to shield the sun when it’s on an angle. They will be pulled back for the most part.

  11. Bill Schwartz- If you find a matching canopy please drop me a note here as I have the same concerns as you and would like to get a couple of spares…..Thanks in advance ….Mike Black- Indy

    • I’d like a replacement and a spare, as setting it up here in Wesley Chapel, FL one of the inner seams ripped a little already, so to those setting it up, be a little careful.

  12. Hey I got one from my mom. She brought for me as a gift for mothers day. (Early Gift). They sell the same one at Big Lots, so if any of you need one they are at those stores as well. I live in Florida, my main concern is that we experience lots of hurricanes so im not sure this will hold. Im thinking of taking down before hurricane season. So the only thing that I’m not so happy about is that I would have to remove and remount. And ideas? Or suggests for me please? Thank yoi

  13. I bought the gazebo last year and had it bolted to my deck. It was great. But I neglected to take the canopy off in winter and the snow caused the top to cave in so I just need to replace all the hardware and canopy. Anyone familiar with last years Gardenline gazebo know if this new company’s canopy are made the same? I don’t want to have to unbolt the sides of the on I have if I can just replace all of the top.

    • Same thing happened to me. I live in Michigan and I would usually take my canopy down by December but we had unseasonable warm weather last year so, I left it up. Got really bad snow the beginning of January and it messed up the connecter piece for the canopy. I was hoping to find another on amazon but I don’t think they have one that fits my canopy.

  14. Hello…I just got mine, as well. I love Aldi’s products. This is a big purchase, soI have a couple of questions, I guess, for those who have gotten it already. The first one is about the guarantee, which I know is for a year, but what happens if something happens to it.. I read some comments about ripping, for example. If they are limited, Aldi would not be able to replace it.. is that correct or is there an alternative. The second question is about UV protection. I didn’t see anything about it on the box. Does it indicate something about it in the information inside? If it doesn’t have any protection against UV rays, does someone know if there is something to put to the fabric for that matter? Thank you in advance for your input =)

  15. Are there holes in the legs so it can be bolted to a deck?

    • Mine has a metal cross member at 45 degrees between each two leg sections. I think there is a hole in it, but over the cross member I put two heavy paver stones on each to avoid permanent bolting. For a predicted high-wind store I took the top off. No problems. Careful…find and file any sharp edge or burrs right away. It WILL rip the fabric while assembling or after!

      • Ooops…correction…
        I just checked. No cross member but each leg section does have holes.
        I used rectangular pavers laid at 45 degrees onto the two leg sections.

  16. Julie Karneboge

    My boys put mine up this weekend but when I was reading the User Manual it says, “The canopy is not waterproof and not intended for use in the rain. The water will sit easily on top of the canopy fabric and severely damage the gazebo. Do not use or set up in rainy, windy or stormy conditions.” BUT in the product description above…it says “waterproof”???????

  17. We purchased a Gardenline gazebo from Aldi’s last May & was surprised to find the exact same model 7884 by Belavi in our Venice FL store yesterday. (They had 2.) Our canopy lasted less than 6 months and we have been waiting for a replacement since. Had to jump through hoops to contact vendor TDC who says they have none but we are on the list. We treated it once with UV protectant but it wasn’t enough. TREAT FREQUENTLY. Also treat amy rust that appears on frame regularly.

  18. Hi. I bought the Belavi in April and just tried putting it together today. The box has one “A” panel and seven “B” panels. Smh. I’m hopeful they will send me the correct panels. 😒

  19. I bought one to replace the rusted out one that I had for over ten years. During assembly I found unaligned and misfitting parts . I filed a claim and am told parts will be sent in June sometime. Manual states not to anchor permanently and only made for shade. This is a bad purchase, spend the extra money and get one that is better built.

  20. We bought ours in Ocala Florida on april 21, tooka haha day to set up with a third person required. We attached the guy lines to steady it
    It would be hours of work to take off the canopy which we did not do on a breezy day. And a 15-20 mph gust of wind p grabbed it ripping out the staked lines, rolling and not only bending but breaking that supposed steel frame.

    If you live where there’s any winds at all, maybe consider a pop-up gazebo.

  21. To all those with wind issues. We live in Wesley Chapel, FL and have had the gazebo purchased and set up for about a month, month and a half now. Initially we also had wind issues, but we had started by placing weights on the frame corners. My wife that same day found the following…
    https://www.amazon.com/ABCCANOPY-Outdoor-Canopy-Gazebo-Black-Single/dp/B07J66XY7Q/ref=sxin_6_ac_d_pm?ac_md=1-0-VW5kZXIgJDI1-ac_d_pm&cv_ct_cx=gazebo+weights&dchild=1&keywords=gazebo+weights&pd_rd_i=B07J66XY7Q&pd_rd_r=28d0b551-b6db-40c8-9e5b-21cbdc258e5e&pd_rd_w=lIMZ1&pd_rd_wg=cX8TG&pf_rd_p=1996aa5c-bfb7-40b7-b677-a9bfb33f2c53&pf_rd_r=0Y8B2F9DH86P894BDKR8&psc=1&qid=1621427136&sr=1-1-22d05c05-1231-4126-b7c4-3e7a9c0027d0
    (sorry for the link to amazon…if not legal please remove.) that and two bags of play sand (50 lb bags) would fill all four of those bags that arrive and placed on all four corners of the gazebo. Work very well so far.

  22. Vincent Goodwin

    We bought 2. Follow the instructions. Stake down after netting is installed. Remove the main top when strong wind is expected. It has holes in the top to drain excessive water. it is not all season(as with all cloth roof canopy’s) but looks good. we bought weighted bags to help these stakes and used them instead https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AT2L34A/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  23. I just purchased mine today in NJ. I am unsure how to anchor it to my deck though. Is there any holes on the bottom of the legs to attach screws?

  24. Two Deck Screws Per Arm, Should Be Holes, If Not Drill Some. You’ll Be Fine……

    • We are trying to put ours up today… there was no where that said the dimensions on the manual or box. So we googled and found this blog. There is only 1 “A” and “B” panel. The rest of the panels are unmarked…my husband who is a great handy man is saying he has his doubts of even putting it together.

  25. Just bought this spring. All the metal frame pieces are pretty thin, maybe about an inch in diameter. It will likely do the trick, but I’ll be attaching it to the side of the garage for support. Several small flaws (dents) in the metal supports. If I could go back in time, would look for a sturdier gazebo elsewhere.

  26. 7884 by Belavi

    If you have this gazebo, can you give me the dimensions?

    Thank you!

  27. I had a Gardenline Gazebo $99.00 that held up for years. When I sold my house it was in such good shape the new home owners wanted it. I left it and bought a Belavi $169.00. It held up for 9 days. First little breeze that came through destroyed it. Thought it was cheap but it is an Aldi product so I thought it would be ok. Never had a problem with Aldi quality before. The thin steel frame broke like it was toothpicks. Do not buy this product. I am so disappointed. It is supposed to be under warranty. We will see.

  28. I had no problem finding this at our local store. After assembly and a rain storm my prevailing thoughts are, flimsy, misaligned, should have spent another $200 for a sturdier one.

    When it rains the top funnels water to the edge and the canopy starts to cave in where it puddles, so far no leaks. Powder coating must be a myth because rust spots are popping up in many places. The plastic rings that hold the side screens don’t like to stay fastened. The corner shelves do not lie flat so are pretty useless. Not an item I will purchase from ALDI again.

  29. I bought a gazebo last year, loved it, but it got destroyed in Chicago winter heavy snow. My fault for leaving the canopy on. This year, got my new Aldi Belavi gazebo 2021and just love it. My son put it together in no time and we purchased the canopy lights and curtain lights which Aldi offered the following week. The new gazebo has a white top, so it feels taller and brighter. It has made my patio a fun place to relax and entertain. Will take canopy off this winter. Also have concrete blocks holding it down or it would fly off. How do I post picture? Love my Aldi!

  30. I got my beautiful Aldi Gazebo this year from my kids for Mother’s Day. My son and my daughter’s boyfriend put it together for me on that Sunday ( Mother’s Day_) It was fairly easy for them to put together in about 2 hours. It was so pretty. I loved it! I had one party for friends using it for all the food and beverages and everyone complimented how pretty it was. About a month later we had a horrible thunderstorm with strong winds and ruined it. It was blown over and landed on it’s side next to my privacy fence here in NC. I live about 30 minutes from many beaches so we see strong storms at times. I was so upset to lose it. I had planned to have many parties using it to keep the food away from flies and insects,…Two of the posts broke and one went through the canopy causing it to tear. I think the Canopy can be patched, but don’t know if I can get a replacement frame. Does anyone know? Can I buy a replacement frame?

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