So Much More Than The Usual Marquee

Tipi Hire with Special Event Tipis

Special Event Tipis was established in 2011 after our own tipi wedding. After seven years together, I proposed to my wife Kate at the top of Machu Picchu whilst we were back packing around South America.

The tipis were the perfect solution and provided us with the quirky, fun and unique wedding venue that we wanted. It truly was the best day of our lives and we have now helped over 400 clients plan their perfect Special Event, whether it be a wedding, festival style party or corporate event.

About Us - Special Event Tipis

With bases in both Cumbria and Newcastle, we are perfectly situated to assist with tipi hire across the Lake District, Cumbria, Northumberland, Lancashire, North Yorkshire and Scotland.

As our Tipi business has grown it has very much became a family affair and alongside our dog Beatrice, our children George and Ted are very much part of the team!

We are very lucky to have long standing crew chiefs and crew members who are not only experienced in tipi installation but have a clear understanding of what is needed to ensure a successful event.

We also have Amy, our full-time wedding and event coordinator in the office throughout the year. She loves all the detail and will happily chat through and help you with your tipi hire plans whenever possible.

We absolutely pride ourselves on providing excellent levels of customer service. We regularly organise Skype calls, create mood boards and chat to clients on a friendly and informal level – we are genuinely interested in your event plans and love new ideas!

Here at Special Event Tipis, we really do love our jobs! Working in the events industry is a privilege and we never forget that we are playing a vital part in every single Special Event we are part of! 

  • What can I say about Special Event Tipis?! From the very first enquiry, Kate, Dave and Amy have been fantastic. When I first started researching Tipi companies for our Autumnal wedding, Special Event Tipis stood out from the rest! They couldn't do enough for you, every query was answered; the site visit was excellent and Dave gave us so many suggestions as to what we could do with space we hired. Kate and Amy answered my never ending list of questions and made changes to our layout. It is so lovely when they are just as excited as you seeing everything go together after all the months of planning and hard work. Special Events aren't just a company who you can hire a tipi from, they offer personal and individual service. They really made our wedding day and everyone commented on how amazing it was- I can't recommend them enough. Thank you so much, Mr and Mrs Murphy

    Kimberley & Paul - Grizedale Forest, Lake District Wedding

  • For our wedding Special Event Tipi’s totally smashed it out of the park. Providing a fantastic structure, in a professional, friendly and stress free manner. Special Event Tipis provided all the information we needed at the quotation stage in an itemised and easy to understand format. During the planning we were able to rely on their knowledge, and experience. They answered all our questions promptly and with all the information we required. At handover, they provided all of the information we needed to allow us to personalise the lighting, ventilation, heating etc. They also left us some bits and bobs to help decorate the tipi.  ’d summarise by saying that Special Event Tipi’s are extremely friendly, really care about your event and will go that extra mile to help you out. We would use them again without a doubt. If only we could find an excuse for another party…

    Thank you so very much for all the hard work you put into your Tipi events. Jack and Caroline, Silverholme. 

    Jack & Caroline - Silverholme Manor, Lake District Wedding

  • From the moment I walked into Special Event Tipis Open Day way back 18 months ago, I fell in love with these structures. They were everything I had been looking for they fitted my venue and me to the ground.

    From that moment on Kate, Dave and Amy have held my hand through the wedding planning process up to my big day. They were at the end of an email, phone, or even in person in Tescos (!) to answer any question!

    So professional and helpful from start to finish, I can not recommend these guys highly enough.

    Thank you again Special Event Tipis for making my day so much more than I could ever have hoped for.

    Shiona & Ryan - High Barn, Edenhall, Eden Valley Wedding

  • Our whole experience with Special Event Tipis was totally amazing, so straight forward and stress free! Amy was so lovely and helpful from when we first met her at the Open Day right through to the big day.

    The installation of the tipi was brilliant, the team had to battle some wild Lake District weather, but everything was super! Dave was really helpful and we loved Beatrice the Boxer :)

    What makes a huge difference when planning a Wedding is the suppliers you choose, they really can make or break it! I can honestly say Special Event Tipis didn't disappoint and I'd recommend to anyone!

    Rachel & Will, Silverholme, Lake District Wedding

  • Thanks to Special Event Tipis, our wedding was so much more than we had dreamed it could be. The tipi looked amazing, and was the perfect setting for our guests to party the night away. Thanks to the hard work and imagination of the team at Special Event Tipis, we were able to have our dream wedding in a stunning location surrounded by our loved ones. Amy, David and the team went above and beyond to ensure our wedding was everything we dreamed of. They provided the best advice and help throughout the process, from recommending suppliers, to planning the venue, through to setting up and packing down.  We can't recommend Special Event Tipis enough for all the help, support, and ideas shared along the way! Could not have asked for more! Thank you!

    Emily & Daniel

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