planning your wedding or event with our tipis – tipis for hire explained

Planning your Tipi event can seem like a dauting task at first. Have a look at our step-by-step guide to help with your Tipi hire and to point you in the right direction.

where to start?

Get in touch

Send us an email or give us a call to check we have availability on your date and we will tailor a bespoke quote to your specific needs. If you have a venue at this stage then great – if not, don’t worry as we have several venues we can recommend to you. Once you are happy with the quote and want to secure the date, a non-refundable deposit of 25% is required.

site visit

We will then arrange a convenient time for one, or sometimes both directors to come out and meet with you at your proposed site. Your site’s suitability will be checked and we will address any other issues that there may be. This will also give us a chance to talk through some of the more finer details with you and discuss your plans in a bit more detail. If you would like us to do this site visit before paying the 25% deposit, we will have to charge a fee for this service.

Floor Plan

If we haven’t already done so, we will then create a detailed floor plan based on your needs or, if you prefer, we can create several floor plans showing different options available to you. We can also offer suggestions and recommendations of other useful event suppliers if required.

Final payment

Final payment is due one month before your event date. If your event is less than six weeks away at the time of booking, 100% payment is required.

set up & takedown

For Tipi hire on a Saturday, our crew will typically erect the Tipis on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday and dismantle the Tipis on a Sunday or Monday. As we are a relatively small company (typically setting up Tipis for two or three events at the most on any given weekend), we can be flexible with your set-up and takedown days depending if you or your venue have any particular requirements or restrictions. 

Before we leave your site, we will demonstrate how to tend fires (if applicable), work the lighting and tell you all you need to know about our equipment. We can also arrange for a member or our team to be present at your event, at an additional charge. A 24-hour emergency contact number will be given to you when we hand over the Tipis, just in case you need us and for peace of mind!

so you know

For information and details of other suppliers you may need to help you plan for your event such as toilets, heaters, generators, and so on, contact us today for details.

Lastly, we’re on hand throughout the whole planning process to answer as many questions as you have. We fully understand that a lot of detail goes into planning a Tipi event so we’re here as much as you need us.

Any other questions?

Becky and Andy are amazing and so helpful and made our day one to remember

We have just had Tipis for our wedding reception and they are absolutely incredible. Becky and Andy are amazing and so helpful and made our day one to remember. Thank you so much… would highly recommend Tentario to anyone looking for a magical and unique wedding.

– Beth & Sean – Hassocks, West Sussex (October 2016)

Sussex Tipi Hire


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