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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.

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! 

  • 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. We can't recommend Special Event Tipis enough for all the help, support, and ideas shared along the way!

    Emily & Daniel

  • Just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you did for us, you were absolutely brilliant & it was a pleasure to deal with you. The tipis looked amazing on the day & we were over the moon with them. I can’t thank you & the guys enough. 

    Lindsay and Matt - Winterfell, Windermere

  • Thank you to everyone for all the effort you’ve all made from start to finish. We honesty couldn’t have asked for a better team, everything was perfect.

    Rachael & Soren - Graythwaite Cottages

  • We would like to say thank you to you and your team, for a brilliant service and tipi construction for our event at the Waterhead Hotel. We were so impressed with the size of the tipi- having not managed to see one beforehand it was so much bigger than we had envisaged, and therefore on the day (only wet day in June) it accommodated us all perfectly.  Thanks so much again

    Jane and Martin - Waterhead Hotel

  • We had an absolutely amazing weekend, our guests were in awe of the tipis and it created exactly what we hoped it would - a fun and relaxed setting for the best celebration (party!) of our marriage.  We have been thoroughly over the moon with everything that Amy, Kate and David have done for us from the beginning of our wedding planning journey, to the end. It was a pleasure, a dream come true and you all made our experience the best it could possibly have been...thank you

    Jemma & Chris

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