Family and friends love to gather outdoors, and nothing adds to the enjoyment more than sitting around an open fire. Whether you want to enhance an outdoor patio or a complete outdoor room, an outdoor fireplace is the perfect addition to bring years of enjoyment and memories.

There are two main types to consider: outdoor wood-burning fireplaces that bring the sights, sounds and smells of a natural wood fire and outdoor gas fireplaces that offer all the charm of an outdoor fire with the flip of a switch or click of a remote.


Wood Burning

Traditional Open Hearth

Gas Burning

Traditional Open Hearth

Gas Burning

Contemporary Linear


Outdoor wood-burning fireplaces offer the look and feel of a traditional masonry-constructed fireplace at a much lower cost. These fireplaces are designed for installation in regular wood-framed construction. They use a vertically vented air-cooled chimney and are finished in a wide variety of materials. Stainless-steel fronts, grates and mesh spark screens are standard to provide long-lasting outdoor use.

Outdoor Wood-Burning Fireplace Features
  • Available in traditional open hearth models in a variety of sizes
  • Front-open style with stainless-steel mesh spark screens and wood-burning grate
  • Air-cooled natural-draft chimney systems for a vertically vented installation
  • Gas line knockouts are provided to support optional gas log liters or outdoor gas log sets
  • A variety of poured refractory or “kiln-fired” firebrick interior liner options are available


Outdoor gas fireplaces offer the appeal of a traditional open front fireplace with the convenience of gas controls. Vent-free or ventless design means no chimney is needed. This provides additional flexibility for installation. Vent-free gas fireplaces produce water vapor, so it’s important to follow installation guidelines and install the fireplace in an approved outdoor space. Stainless-steel front accessories are standard to provide long-lasting outdoor use.

Outdoor Gas Fireplace Features
  • Choose from complete fireplaces or fireboxes only that allow you to select from a wide variety of outdoor vent-free gas log sets, sold separately
  • Available in traditional and contemporary models in a variety of sizes
  • Front-open and linear-opening styles are available
  • No venting required; however, adequate air must be available for combustion and ventilation
  • Millivolt control models offer reliable on/off operation with remote control capabilities
  • Electronic ignition control models feature gas-saving intermittent pilot ignition (IPI) and seamless battery backup that provides continued operation in the event of a power failure
  • Wall switch, on/off remote controls and multifunction remote controls are available for easy fireplace and features operation
  • A variety of poured refractory or “kiln-fired” firebrick interior liner options are available

Find the Right Astria Outdoor Fireplace for Your Home

Now that you have a better idea of the type of gas fireplace that best fits your needs, visit our outdoor fireplaces product catalog to select the perfect fireplace and accessories. Already know what you are looking for? Visit our Where to Buy locator and find one of our helpful hearth professionals in your area.