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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.

Tipi Wedding Venue

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! 

  • We loved Special Event Tipis. Right from the beginning they were very responsive and very organised. Amy was always helpful answering every little query we had and we felt in safe hands. Everything went extremely smoothly and we are so delighted we chose to hire Tipis for our wedding, and even more delighted we got them from such a professional company! Many thanks Special Event Tipis!!!

    Samuel & Parisa

  • I just wanted to thank you for the tipi for our son’s 21st - the whole weekend was fabulous, and the comments and compliments about the tipi were flowing. We absolutely loved the tipi – in fact it was mentioned on more than one occasion, that we should have one as a permanent fixture!!

    Jennifer & Jack

  • Special Event Tipis allowed our wedding dream to become a reality! We want to say a huge thank you to all the team. The tipis are just simply stunning. we could not recommend Special Event Tipis enough - if you are thinking of a tipi wedding then these are your guys! Can we do it all again?!

    Stephanie & Andrew, Kirkley Hall, Northumberland

  • We just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping to make our wedding day so special! It was truly a pleasure to deal with such thoughtful, punctual and hard working people. You guys really do go the extra mile.
    If anyone out there is looking for a tipi company, both Adam and I will not hesitate to suggest Special Event Tipis - if we could do it all again we would! 

    Anya & Adam, Waterhead Hotel, Cumbria

  • Dave, Kate and The Special Event Tipis Team were helpful, professional and attentive from our very first enquiry, right through to our special day. They supported us with any changes we wanted to make or questions we had and communicated effectively with us and the rest of our suppliers so that we were worry free on our wedding day. They are clearly very passionate about their business and care about their customers experience, which for us was one that we and our friends & family will treasure for the rest of our lives. Thank you x

    Katie & Julio, Scotland

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