Testimonials

Where do we start?! A MASSIVE thank you to Dave, Kate, Amy and all the Special Event Tipis team for the most fantastic service we could ever have wished for. Without a doubt made our wedding tipi dream come true! Special Event Tipis were truly amazing from start to finish. Nothing was ever a problem and their expert friendly advice just made our experience so easy. As soon as we met Dave and Kate we knew this was the style of wedding for us, it was perfect and just how we imagined it all to be. You will not find anything like it – we would highly recommend this wonderful family with a super business and top class staff. THANK YOU ALL… SO SPECIAL
Morven and Russell xx

Morven and Russell

We had the most perfect Special Event Tipi wedding day - an amazing focal point for us and the guests, and the team were friendly, professional and super efficient from start to finish. If you're not sure whether to shell out the extra cash for a tipi wedding over a marquee, DO IT! It really made our weekend.

Sophia and Jack, Brathay Hall

Special Event Tipis are simply the best! From start to finish their hands-on support for event planning is outstanding. We hired 3 large tipis for our daughter's stunning May wedding and loved the ability to pick and choose all the elements we needed for the big day from a well equipped and experienced company. They offered much flexibility and patience over our 18 month planning timescale as we changed tipi sizes, staging and dithered over bars and entrance walkways! The tipis provide a brilliant back-drop for any wedding day theme or colour scheme - one of the most exciting parts of the setting-up was spending a good 30 minutes late on the night before mixing the lights to get the perfect effect to set the mood for the day! The construction was smooth and efficient with good communication with all the different companies involved - site owners, sound engineers, caterers, etc. Thank you for a great job and making the day so memorable - people are still talking about it!

Tina Luke, Silverhome

Absolutely brilliant Cowboy themed combined birthday party, 120 people thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Tipis at Low House Looked fantastic. Thank you very much to Kate and Dav.

Jeanett, Matt, Dan and Maya, Low House

We recently hired two big tipis for the evening reception of our October wedding and were thrilled with the service we received. David and colleagues were so professional. We found them incredibly easy to deal with in the lead up to the wedding, they responded to all of our queries quickly and efficiently. Nothing seemed like too much trouble. All of our guests were so impressed with the tipis, we had so many compliments about them. We are so glad we decided to use Special Event Tipis rather than a standard wedding venue - cannot recommend them enough!

Becca and Craig, Lanercost Cricket Pavillion

We used Special Event Tipis for our wedding in May at the beautiful Blencowe Hall in Cumbria. Dav & Kate and the team were great, the tipis were perfect for our day and all our guests loved being a part of a different kind of wedding! Would highly recommend to anyone! Thanks Dav & Kate! xx

Tom & Kate, Blencowe Hall

The furniture was perfect and your service was fabulous. They were delivered and collected as per request on time and it was not an easy address to get to. Very professional.

Jackie

People still comment that the tipi was a great idea for our wedding party. The open fires make it very atmospheric. Great service and friendly staff.

Ben and Emily, Brinkburn Priory

After sitting lakeside in a tipi at Keswick Mountain Festival after a twilight canoe we knew when we got married that the reception just had to be in a tipi. Special Event Tipis provided the tipis for our wedding, and were brilliant from suggesting a great venue right through to the day. Their open days give you a real feel of what to expect, the packages available and for the team to get a feel for what you need. They were also able to help and suggest appropriate caterers etc which was very helpful. A site visit to our venue before the big weekend meant that all went without a hitch and we arrived to our beautiful tipis ready to go. Our guests loved the tipis and 2 years on we continue to get complements on how amazing they were and how they made the day. Thank you Thank you for helping us to have a day we will never forget.

Nicola and Dom, Buttermere

We hired two large and one small tipi from Special Event Tipis for our wedding. It was a truly fantastic choice and looked amazing. Our experience with the company was 5 star from start to finish from exploring the options to ordering and delivery and installation. They were efficient, polite and very accommodating. Such a fundamental part of our wedding and when I look back on the day I can't help but think of the beautiful tipis with the fairy lights and fire pits. 100% would recommend.

Megan and Mike

Superb service! The tipi and staff were fantastic. Special events provided a really personal and stress free service and helped make our big day even more enjoyable! THANK YOU!

Hayley & Simeon, Cuddystone Hall

Nothing could replicate the atmosphere of the tipis at our wedding. They provided the perfect setting for our day, from a relaxed and welcoming afternoon, to partying away in the glow of the fire pit. Excellent service and communication from the team throughout, thank you!!

Eve & Nathan, Park House Barn

We hired Dave and the team for our wedding in April 2015. Everything was perfect from the initial communication all the way through to take down day.   All our guests loved the Tipi's and we enjoyed the stress free organisation.
Thank you!

Sarah & Dan, Monkhouse Hill Cottages

From the first response to my initial enquiry, to the installation on the week before, to calling on the day with a question about the generator Special Events Tipis were efficient, knowledgeable and friendly. I had 100% trust in them that they would deliver a special experience on our big day and they did not let us down. I would absolutely recommend Special Events Tipis to anyone looking to create a Tipi experience on their wedding day.

Charlotte and Greg

David & Kate @SET did an absolutely awesome job back in May 2013, for our wedding - it was a bright but freezing & windy Bank Holiday weekend & they made a huge extra effort to get everything sorted & "shipshape" in good time - Thanks guys!

Hannah & Aylwin

The whole experience, from planning to the day of the event was brilliant. The team could not be more helpful and made useful recommendations using their years of experience. Thank you! now we are just thinking of an excuse to do it all again!

Eleanor and Garrett

We just wanted to say a big thank you to all of you for making our big day so incredible. Everything went even better than we ever wished for and we are so hugely grateful for all your work! There were lots of great comments about how genuinely nice you all were and everyone was really impressed with all of your amazing talents.

Thank you again. We can't say it enough.

Matt & Laura, Coppermines Cottages

Just a quick note to say thank you so much to you and the team for our wedding on the 6th! We had a perfect day, even though it rained before and after the day itself was glorious and sunny!

The lads that came to set up were rely helpful and everything turned out perfect!

Zara and Anton, Newton Grange

A massive thank you to you and all your team who made our wedding day so special. We were really impressed by your service. Loads of guests commented on how wonderful the tipi looked. I don't think many of them had ever seen one before! We couldn’t have wished for a better service than the one we received from Special Event Tipis. The company was very helpful and supportive from the word go. Along with its trustworthy and hard-working crew, this made our wedding day, and the prep leading up to it, go really smoothly - thanks so much!

Zoë & Iain, Thirsk

We couldn’t recommend Special Event Tipis highly enough! The team are really friendly and approachable which makes them great to work with and the tipis are amazing. We just wish we could do it all again!

Harry & Nicola, Northumberland

The tipis looked absolutely magical on our wedding day, and exactly as I had hoped. I am so grateful to Kate and David for helping us along the way, and just wish we could do it all again !

Sophia Walwyn-James, Underlay Grange

From start to finish the guys at special event tipis have been great. The whole process from planning to erecting the tipi’s was easy and stress free. The tipis really complimented our location perfectly.

Anthony & Siobhan Grubbins Point, Cumbria

Fantastically helpful and supportive from time of enquiry to completion of set-up; finished off with attention to detail in erection and installation of details to ensure the perfect setting was created for a wonderful wedding day!

Neil & Tai, Cumbria

Hello! A huge thank you to you all of you who made our wedding happen. It was a great weekend and we will be eternally grateful :) Thanks again!!

Ingrid & Graeme, Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland

Our wedding was fantastic thanks to the Special Event Tipis team! We could not have asked for a better setting for our wedding and the atmosphere created inside was amazing. All our guests commented on how wonderfull the tipis were. We would definately recommend Special Event tipis to help you create a fabulous wedding venue!

Elizabeth McDonnell, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

Dear Kate and Dave, we just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you did for our wedding in August. The tipi’s looked incredible and you and your team were brilliant, everything was perfect. All your guys were lovely, so helpful and always had a smile on their face. You all worked so hard to make our day perfect and we really cannot thank you enough. We would not hesitate in recommending you guys to anyone.

Craig & Caz, Eden Hall, Cumbria

I just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks so much for all the help and effort that went into making our Tipi wedding in Buttermere so wonderful. Your advice regarding layout, flooring, location, heaters and how to reduce impact of the weather etc (basically everything!) was all really helpful and made the day all the more enjoyable. Everyone is still talking about it, especially as most guests were from the South and hadn’t been to a Tipi wedding or even seen Tipis like your before! Many thanks again!

Becki & Phil, Buttermere Lake, Cumbria

You are amazing! We had the most wonderful weekend. Everything was perfect and that is all down to your efficiency and organisational skills. The tipis were of course magical but it was you that created the whole atmospheric wonderland. Please thank your team who were calm and efficient. I will be happy to recommend you to anyone and wish you continued success. Brilliant ,amazing, fantastic. HUGE THANKS from all of us!!

Lindsey and Ian, Eden Hall, Cumbria

Special Event Tipis were a friendly, thorough and extremely helpful and hands-on company that allowed our day to be extremely special and stress free. We really cannot speak highly enough of their care and attention throughout the whole process and especially on the day.

Mike & Sophie, Langholm, Scottish Borders

We just wanted to say thank you for providing us with such beautiful tipis for our wedding. From my initial phone call to setting up you made us feel so well looked after. Everyone loved the tipis on the day!

Tess and Pete Lancashire

We just wanted to send you a quick email to say a MASSIVE thank you for making our wedding day so special. All our guests ( and the band) loved the tipis and the atmosphere they made. They were the one thing we wanted when we started our wedding planning and we are so grateful for you help, guidance and advice along the way, we had the best day! THANKYOU!!

Dominic and Nicola x Cumbria

It’s hard to put into words how we felt about our wedding day! I still get emotional when I think about it. We both just want to say a massive thank you to you all for helping us to make our day so special. It was everything and more we had hoped for and we wouldn’t change anything. Our friends and family were overwhelmed. You, your team and the tipis worked perfectly for us in every way! Professional and warm approach from start to finish. It was the best day we have ever had and we got to enjoy every minute of it knowing we were in such good hands.

Steve and Vic, Cumbria.

Dave and Kate at Special Event Tipis were a joy to deal with, their tipis look amazing and are erected and dismantled very efficiently

Iain & Frances, Northumberland

As life gets back to normal after the wedding weekend at Silverholme on the 26th July 2014 I would just like to thank you very much for the fabulous Tipis we had for our wedding party. Our guests were amazed at how fantastic they were and they looked absolutely beautiful. It really was a spectacular day and the weather was just perfect. You have both been fantastic and your planning of the layout inside the tipi was just right. You made everything so easy and straightforward forward for us without any fuss at all. Thank you – I will certainly be recommending Special Event Tipis to all our friends and family and I know Steph and Mark will too.

Marie Mclean, Cumbria

We both wanted to say a massive thank you for your help at our wedding. We loved the tipis so much and it was a real pleasure working with you. It really did make the day very special and everyone loved it!

Jonty & Noelle, Cheshire

Thank you for supplying us with the wonderful tipis that made our day even more special. We couldn’t help but notice how professional and efficient you and your team were. Especially in some very wet and muddy conditions!

Michael & Paula, Scotland

Dealing with Special Events Tipis was hassle free, professional but friendly throughout. I can’t recommend them enough.

Alexa Turner-Rayne, Cheshire

David & Kate have been tremendous! Everything for our wedding was perfect. They are so organised and helpful I had complete trust in them all the way. I have no hesitation in recommending Special Event Tipis whatever your event!

Rachael Edmondson-Clarke, Derbyshire

Special Events Tipis made our wedding day. The service provided in both the planning and setup was personal with every effort made to make the day run smoothly. On the day of the wedding, the presence of David on site was invaluable, from last minute furniture rearrangement to the closing of vents when the weather turned, we could enjoy our day with the knowledge that everything would be taken care of!

Stuart & Chloe Gillon, Cumbria

Both Kate & Dave worked tremendously hard on the evening of the event & were brilliant at taking stress of us as hosts. The whole event was managed expertly form start to finish.

John & Claire Potter, Cumbria

Our experience with Special Event Tipis exceeded all expectations. From start to finish the team were there to help, no matter how little the query. Nothing was too much hassle. They took a lot of the organising off our hands by recommending things for all aspects of the wedding. The final result was just breath taking. The tipis looked totally stunning, just like we visualised for our big day. All our guests commented on the ‘wow’ factor! Kate & David make the perfect team and really did make our day simply magical!

Alex & Amy Hill x Cumbria

We cannot thank you enough for the stunning tipi for our wedding in Quainton on July 20th. It was absolutely perfect – the guest are still talking about it! Your service has been exemplary – not only your professionalism but you genuine care and attention to detail was noted, nothing was too much trouble, including change of venue by over 100miles!!! The crew who put it up/took it down were a really great bunch too! Thank you so much – you played a massive part in our special day, we cannot recommend you highly enough!

Nadine and Matt Thomson

I just wanted to say the tipi looked amazing on our wedding day, we were absolutely over the moon with it. All of our guests commented on it and they loved the fire! I was worried no one would get up and use it but as soon as the main course was out of the way everyone was up toasting their marshmallows. We had a perfect day and the tipi was just everything I had hoped for. Thank you so much!

Abbie & Chris x Northumberland

I am writing to thank you for providing the Tipis for Caitlin’s wedding. The service which you provided was quite excellent and your team worked extremely hard, all of which meant that the event was very successful. The interior llighting and the open fire were particularly admired and provided an atmosphere which we greatly enjoyed.

Merfyn and Patricia, Wales

A huge thank you to all the guys, and Kate! at Special Event Tipis for making my daughters’ dream come true last Saturday! I cannot praise them enough for their professionalism and care throughout, from our first enquiry to when they left us last night. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending ‘Special Event Tipis’ to anyone thinking of hiring them!! Diolch yn fawr iawn David and Kate!

Gwen, Wales

We couldn’t have asked for better support. We were genuinely blown away by the care, attention to detail, knowledge and level of professionalism. It gave us a great deal of confidence in our grand plans knowing that we had David on our side!

Tom and Felicity, Cumbria

Fabulous night had by all and everyone is still talking about the Tipis and the Fire Pit - Thank you.

Jane, Lancashire

We had an awesome weekend! We loved the tipi and found dealing with Special Event Tipis the smoothest and easiest part of the whole planning experience. The Tipis were both beautiful and highly functional, they performed excellently in both hot weather and heavy rain. Highly recommended.

Dan and Poppy, Scotland

I wanted to thank you and the guys again for the superb job that you did for our wedding. Everyone loved the tipi (of course!) but it was more than just the product; you gave such an excellent service and really took charge of the job.

Keely & Phil

The tipis were magical – we hadn’t told many guests what to expect but it was just fantastic to see the looks on their faces during the drinks reception and gasps as people arrived. They created an amazing atmosphere which cannot be replicated with a marquee or hotel venue. David and the team were fantastic from initial enquiry to final clear up on the Sunday – its clear Special Event Tipis care and they deliver a really personalised service. Special Event Tipi’s furnishings are top quality and created a great space for our wedding. The tipis themselves are a blank canvas which you can let your creativity run loose on!

Hollie and Jonathan, Lancashire

Such a friendly and helpful bunch of people. We were totally confident in leaving their term to it and it all turned our perfectly…I think the supply of tea and biscuits helped them!

Natalie and Chester

Just a note to thank you so very much for all you did for Felicity’s wedding – we couldn’t have asked for more, and you did it all with in such a calm and cheerful way, which was really reassuring! It all seemed to come together very efficiently, and the tipis were so much admired by everybody! They all said that they made it a really friendly and informal wedding, which was just what we were after! very, very many thanks.

Charles and Mary, Cumbria

We wanted to write and express our extreme gratitude to you and your team for you extraordinary hard work in helping make our wedding day run seamlessly. The whole family were incredibly impressed with your immense effort and professionalism and how nothing was too much trouble for you. You and your team were so friendly and approachable and took on board our requests. We couldn’t believe how beautiful the tipis looked and they were well beyond our expectations. The comments on the night reinforced our feelings and the tipis thoroughly impressed our guests. The fire pit was a real success and made the atmosphere very special. We would not hesitate in recommending you and look forward to having another tipi experience in the future. Many thanks and best wishes

Sam and Alex

Thank you so much for creating the most wonderful and dream-fulfilling wedding venue for us back in August! Everyone is still talking about it and we had the perfect day…very happy bride and groom! Thank you

Tom and Hannah, Cumbria

WOW we had an amazing day !!!!!! everything went like a dream, tipi’s looked fab all done up, the dance floor was rammed all evening, the fire pit was a big hit and acted as a real focal point throughout the evening for people huddling round and chatting whilst toasting a marshmallow or 2! The layout worked great and the mix of tables, chairs and benches really worked so thank you for coordinating and a massive thankyou to the whole tipi team

Lisa and James, Northumberland

There can be no nicer company to work with than Special Event Tipis. The product is fabulous and made my 40th birthday very special and a weekend to remember. Thank you! 

Anna, Scotland

The rain beat down outside, but in our cosy tipi we danced the night away underneath the twinkling fairy lights…none of our guests wanted to leave and we are already planning tipi anniversary parties for years to come!

Helen & Andy, Cumbria

Just writing to thank you both sooooo much for everything you did to help make our wedding a spectacular event! The Tipis were totally amazing and we blew most peoples socks off when they entered them! We had people coming up to us all night saying how they had never seen anything like it before. Despite having the worst weather in about 6 weeks, it was all made ok because we had the Tipis. Hurray! Friends at work are still talking about it – saying it really was the best wedding they have ever been to!

Debbie and Richard, Cumbria

Just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you so much for all your efforts on our wedding day and leading up to it. The Tipis looked absolutely incredible and people haven’t stopped talking about them. They made the wedding feel really unique and chilled out and I couldn’t recommend them enough!

Zoe and Michael, Northumberland