They’re fun, unique and they’re wildy romantic. Yes, we’re talking about tipis. Over the past few years having your wedding celebrations in a Nordic style tent has become increasingly more popular. A great alternative to the traditional marquee, the unusual and quirky design of a tipi (or teepee) makes them the perfect fit for festival style weddings and we absolutely love them.
Today we shine a spotlight on 3 Yorkshire tipi specialists – two hire experts and one venue – to show you the very best that Yorkshire has to offer.
(Image: a PapaKåta tipi, taken by John Day Photography)
Since their launch in 2006, the team at PapaKåta have worked on over 2000 events, so it’s safe to say they know a thing or two about tents. The discovery of their unique tents came from a very specific need:
‘When we started planning our wedding reception, we wanted something different – something extra special. We scoured the country for marquees, but they all looked a bit, well… ordinary. We were after something extraordinary! When we found what we’d been looking for, it changed our lives.’
(Image: Ed Peers Photography)
Based in Sherburn-in-Elmet near York, the company can cater for just about any size and type of event. Not only can the tipis be used individually or joined together, they also can provide you with a range of furnishings and finishing touches to help make your wedding more unique.
If you want to see more, then take a look at Verity and Gregg’s wedding who used PapaKåta tents for their wedding last year.
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Set in over 200 acres of woodland in East Yorkshire, Oaklands Wedding Venue is a stunning location for a wedding.
As well as having a Shooting Lodge and a Secret Woodland, three Nordic style tipis are included in the venue hire providing guests with even more space to party. Wooden bench seats, fairy lights and bunting all add to the festival feel.
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The tipis themselves nestle into the woodland on one side and on the other there is a beautiful lake; the perfect setting for couples wanting to get back to nature on their big day.
Boutipi was also born out of a desire to find a wedding venue that was unique and special and since their launch they have quickly garnered themselves a reputation for being the go-to for tipi hire.
Their tipis have provided a unique touch to venues all over Yorkshire, including country houses, polo clubs, estates and racecourses, and their packages are extremely versatile, catering from 64 up to 200 guests. This family run company will not only deliver the tipis to your venue, they will also dismantle them after the day, taking some of the stress out of your wedding planning.
(Images: Fossca Photography)
We recently featured couple Katy and Kristian on their wedding day. They used Boutipi tents for their wedding reception. To see more images of their wedding, click here.
Are you considering wowing your guests with a tipi wedding reception? Here are a few things you might want to consider:
- What time of year are you getting married? – Yorkshire weather is not known for being sunny and dry all year round!
- Where are you going to set up the tents? – You may need to factor in costs for ground/venue hire
- Additional lighting – Will your guests be able to see where they’re going in the evening?
- Additional heating? – Blankets, fire pits, etc all help to make the tents feel cosy when the temperature drops.
Have we persuaded you to have a tipi wedding? For more ideas and inspiration, check out our Tipi Wedding moodboard on Pinterest.
The Nuptial x