We promise to be in contact throughout the early planning stages right up until the day of your event. If you want to meet up to discuss details, then that’s absolutely no trouble at all – if it’s useful, we can offer additional sitevisits. We’ll also plan run-through meetings, and link in with other companies involved as required. If meeting up is a bit of a struggle, we’re more than happy to have phone consultations, and FaceTime meetings. We will provide constant support to help you feel comfortable and confident that your event equipment and furnishing order offers everything you need.
1. So you like what you see? Great news! Please call/email us, or fill out your details on our contact form online so that we can send you a personalised quote based on your event.
2. If you are thinking “I would love a tipi, but I have nowhere to put it” then we may have a few ideas on this depending on your postcode so please ask! We have tipis that range in size from 6.8m to 10.3m diameter so we can find a tipi to suit most sizes of gardens.
3. Once you’ve confirmed the date and venue and decided exactly what you want, we’ll come and meet you face to face, visit your site, measure up, check access and the type of ground we’ll be working on, in addition to finding out where the water & electricity points are.
4. When you’re happy with all the details, we will send you a booking form and require a 25% deposit to secure your date.
5. Once you’re booked in, we will put together a bespoke floor plan and be on hand for the duration of the time leading up to your big day to help with any questions you may have. We can also point you in the right direction of reputable contacts we have worked with in the past to help make it a party to remember!
6. One month before your event we will be in touch to finalise all details, confirm logistics, along with agreeing setup and set down dates. This is when the remaining 75% will be due to be paid.
7. We’ll arrive on site around 2-3 days before your event to set up the tipis, leaving you at least one day for dressing.
8. Party time!
9. We’ll return 1-2 days after the event to whisk away all the equipment hired.
When you’re ready, all we ask is that you pay the 25% non refundable booking fee of total equipment hire cost that is showing your quote at the point of booking, and you have up until 30 days before the event to pay the remaining balance. However regular payments are accepted and is proven to be popular choice, a statement sheet would be issued after every payment.
We are based in the heart of the Peak District, covering Derbyshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire and Beyond.
We provide tipis for all events across the High Peak, and surrounding areas, if we can accommodate your location, we will. We are more than happy to travel further afield, but please note delivery charges apply. The price will be calculated on the cost price, based on the distance between your venue and our location.
The number of tipis required will depend on how many guests you are inviting and how you plan to use the tipis. As a general rule, we recommend 50-60 seated guests per Giant Hat Tipi.
If you wish to create different areas in your tipi such as dancefloor, firepit, bar or chill out zone, this can be achieved by linking a number of structures together. We can create much larger spaces for bigger events!
The amount of space you need for the Tipis really depends on how many structures you are having. But as a rough guide one Giant Hat tipi is 10.3 metres in diameter with the sides down, and 13 metres with all of the sides up.
Our tipis can be set up on a slight slope, but if the level of the ground is too disjointed the poles and canvases will be out of alignment and will not join together correctly. It would also be uncomfortable for your guests as the furnishings may be wobbly inside the tipis. If you have any doubts we will happily come and visit your site.
We can supply a wide range of furnishings including tables, seating, bars, dance floors, lighting and vintage props. Contact us more information. If you require more help we can recommend some fantastic stylists we have worked with.
Yes, we have an effective and versatile solution for erecting tipis on sites where conventional pegging is either not possible or allowed.
Yes, we will work with you to create a floor plan detailing your furnishings and helping to maximise the space within the tipis.
Yes you can. We love to see DIY décor inside our tipis, but we ask that comply with our terms & conditions on what is safe to use inside and out of our tipis and that you use tipi-friendly hanging methods. Please do not use any tacks, pins and staples on the canvas or poles.
We use corn coloured fibre matting, called Dandy Dura. This is laid and tensioned in sections throughout the tipis if needed. The matting is also high heel friendly, even against the sharpest stilettos!
When thinking about your site there are a few things to keep in mind:
If you are at all unsure about your site, please get in touch. We would be more than happy to carry out a free site visit if there are any concerns.
Yes, we work with some fabulous venues across the Peak Distric. A selection of these can be found on the ‘locations page”
If you know someone that has wide-open fields, manicured gardens, greens or lawns, you could hold your event there – our tipis are perfect!
This is dependent on your venue. If you are hosting your event at a hotel or hall they should have an events licence, but if you are hosting the event in a private fields, gardens or sports ground you may need to think about a temporary events licence (TEN). We can of course help you with this.
You will need security, particularly on an exposed site. We often recommend that a family member or friend stays in the tipi overnight. This will be particularly important the day before your event when everything is ready to go! If in a public space we recommend that you look into hiring security for the evening of your event and let your local police station know event details such as how many people will be attending, approximately what time the event will finish and set-up and take down dates. We are happy to discuss any concerns with you.
Yes, they are made from a hybrid canvas/synthetic weave that make them completely waterproof.
Yes, our Tipis are all-season structures designed to stand up to the unpredictable British weather! Our structures are inspired by the efficiency of Sámi people’s Tipis in the coldest parts of Northern Scandinavia.
They combine traditional materials with state-of-the-art technology so whether you want to bring the outside in, enjoying the long, hot days of summer with open sides and a glass of Pimms, or cosy up with warm mulled cider around an open fire on a winter evening you can do it comfortable in our tipis.
We do offer seasonal discounts on winter events.
Not directly, but we often take electricity from nearby buildings. If this isn’t possible, we can help organise a generator for you. If you would like to organise your own power, we will advise you of our power requirements.
The amount of power needed for your event depends on things such as lighting, music and caterers. If plugging into a mains electric supply (ideally within 20m of the tipi) we can discuss the power needed to check its suitability (a 3 phase socket would be great; however an external 32amp round pin or a number of standard 13amp sockets should suffice).
If your power supply isn’t guaranteed, we can supply generators for your event. We prefer to use our generators as we know what cabling we need, what plugs you might need and where to get emergency generators if necessary! However, if you want to get your own, we recommend getting a silenced 30kva generator (as a minimum), 12hrs fuel (as a minimum), cabling, distribution panel, 12 plug sockets and hire for the duration of your event from set-up date to take down date. It is always best to have the generator there on-site during set-up so we can test the lighting for you!
We’re completely upfront and transparent re, what to expect with your costs. The prices shown on our website include VAT. There’s also our 5% damage waiver and delivery costs. A bespoke, itemised quote will always be provided following your enquiry, meaning no surprises, no hidden costs – not ever!
Sometimes accidents are unavoidable. Let us know at the earliest opportunity, and together we’ll check out what’s happened and determine the best course of action. We’ve allocated a damage waiver to the booking and it’s possible the loss/damage will be covered under this ‘insurance in lieu’ policy. Likewise, if event insurance is held, we’ll discuss any claims against these policies if needed, We charge 5% of the total costing, this policy now applies as of 2022.
For us, we’re passionate about ensuring you have as long as possible with the furnishings in the days prior to your event. That’s why our furnishing hire is 48 hours as standard.
We have an open weekend every year within the Peak District. You will also be able to find us at several wedding shows throughout the year. These will give you a chance to see our tipis set up and talk to a member of our team about your ideas. Please contact us for details of where we are exhibiting, we would love to see you.