A wooden pergola creates visual interest, particularly if you have flowering and fragrant vines growing up and over the rafters and down the vertical posts. You can also dress up a pergola by hanging planters or other design elements from the rafters. Draping all-weather fabrics from one vertical post to another adds a soft flowing effect and a romantic appeal to your landscape while providing even more protection from the elements, a definite advantage over an open patio.
Adding a pergola maximizes your usable outdoor space by adding an area for outdoor furniture that is somewhat protected from the elements, particularly if one wall of the structure is attached to your home or an outbuilding. This creates a windbreak and shelter from the rain.
Gazebos are an additional wow factor in any get together. Imagine a wedding with the gazebo decked out in flowers with sheer fabric moving lightly in the wind. Families creating shared memories and relationships for years to come
Lastly, it can provide a place to unwind and relax.