Considering tipis? Between us and our extensive list of contacts, we can help you from initial plans through to the event. From help with sourcing generators to prepping the fires, we are here for you!
Truly individual & stunning spaces for your Wedding. Let us provide a magical setting for you to host your perfect day which your guests will talk about for years.
Birthdays, anniversaries, christenings, corporate or charity events – our tipis create an unforgettable space to celebrate. Our experienced tipi staff will tailor the tipis to your unique requirements.
Our tipi hire prices are competitive, transparent and inclusive. We offer two package options, to help craft your event the way you want it. After we’ve worked out what you like, the price you see is the price you get! No late add-ons for VAT, damage waivers or delivery.
Tipis are ideal for parties, weddings and events of up to 300 guests. Our giant tipi are based on the traditional dwellings of the Sami people from northern Scandinavia. They are constructed from solid spruce wooden poles giving them exceptional strength (more than traditional marquees) in high winds and are incredibly waterproof. Tipis are warm and cosy in the coldest of weather while on hot days the sides can be raised to form a brim, like a giant hat, providing cool air and shade. Our canvas is flame retardant so you can relax around one of our eye catching fire pits as evening draws in or feel free to create an intimate atmosphere with beautiful candles.
Our tipis have a beautiful natural look with the exposed wooden spruce poles seemingly rising like trees from the ground. They provide a great blank canvas for you to personalise as you wish and can accommodate all themes from festival to opulence.
The best feature of our giant tipis is their ability to be joined together by our specially trained crew. This means we can link as many as required to accommodate any number of guests.
We light our tipis to create truly magical spaces. As standard we provide warm white fairy lights for the tipis dressing them from head to foot and providing enough light for your guests to dine or party by. If you need to dance the night away we’ll provide white and coloured spotlighting, perfect for creating a great mood. Let us know what you think you would like and we’ll do what we can to help.
We supply rustic tables and benches as standard with sheep skin throws, however we can help arrange round tables with linen and chairs – just let us know what you need and we can help. If you need something unique we have a few speciality providers that we may be able to recommend to help you source it.
No dance floor is complete without a mirror ball and and spot lights! Let the large motorised mirror ball throw a pattern of shimmering light onto the tipi canvases as the sun goes down. We’ll supply the mirror ball and lighting as a standard to make sure your event has that extra touch.
Our tipis are at their best with one of our stunning pinewood fire boxes, creating a focal point within the centre of a tipi and a cosy atmosphere as the night comes in. We supply enough slow burning heat logs which produce less smoke than firewood for your day and evening.
With the tipis, we provide all of the essentials for throwing the perfect party but we also have for special extras a list of trusted partners from venue dressers & caterers to crèche hosts that we can recommend.
These are just a few sample floor plan configurations we can set up for your event. We will always endeavour to lay out your tipis and furnishings to your particular wishes.
1 TIPI FLOOR PLAN
Single giant tipi with seating for 54 – 72 guests and a central fire pit.
2 TIPI FLOOR PLAN
2 giant tipis with seating for 90 – 120 guests, fire pit and dance floor.
3 TIPIFLOOR PLAN
3 giant tipis in triangle structure with seating for 120 – 150 guests, fire pit, dance floor and stage.
Venues & Partners
We work with a number of friendly field owners, professional venue managers, hotels, and country houses nationwide to provide stunning locations for your event.
If you want to hold a tipi event or tipi wedding and have an area in mind but are unsure of an exact venue get in touch and we will happily assist in sourcing the right spot for you.
You will be amazed at the places we can put our tipis up in. A single tipi will fit on a decent sized garden lawn (roughly 11 meter by 11 meter). For a larger numbers of tipis more space is required but most reasonably flat areas of grass or meadow will suffice. Our experienced crew are happy to visit potential sites and conduct a survey at no charge or commitment from yourselves.
An event is far more than just the venue, it’s about making the whole experience fantastically unforgettable with the least amount of stress. We’ll work with a number of partners to bring in additional facilities as and when required. If you tell us you need it, we’ll help you find it. When we find good people to work with we stick with them and recommend them when appropriate.
How we work
HOW WE WORK
Give us a call or send us a message and we can talk you through the process and answer any questions that you may have. There is no one size that fits all but we tend to follow a simple set of loose steps. You will either have a venue in mind or if not we can recommend locations or source one for you. Once the site is selected we will carry out a survey and walk through your plans, following up with a formal quote. If you wish to go ahead, 25% secures the booking with the remainder payable 4 weeks in advance of the date.
One month before your event we’ll make sure your happy with everything that we’re due to bring and finalize things like the floor plan and the tipi layouts however we’re also happy doing this earlier should you need to get you tables planned in advance.
On the week of the build we’ll aim to hand over most structures by Thursday evening so you have time to personalize them before your event and we may be able to help hang a few decorations should you need us to too .
Once our conversation starts, we are there to talk to and question right up until the tipi’s are open for use. We’ll then pop back after your event to dismantle and pack everything.
TIPI HIRE PRICING
We try to be as upfront as possible about the expected costs and we don’t add extras for things you should normally expect to be included. We also now offer off-peak seasonal pricing along with our wooden door systems making the tipis super cosy for hosting magical late autumn and festive parties.
The Natural Tent Company was founded by Paul and Matt in 2014. Matt comes with oodles of tipi building experience plus years of working in the planning & catering industries. Paul has been involved in the media industry and IT for the last 20 years and with both looking for new challenges and loving the festival party vibe we launched The Natural Tent Company. We’re looking forward to building tipis and helping you get that perfect party vibe for years to come.