planning your wedding or event within our tipis – tipi hire explained

Planning your Tipi wedding or event can seem like a dauting task at first. We’ve tried to simplify this and put together a useful step-by-step guide below to help make your planning process as easy and as stress-free as possible.

We’re on hand throughout the whole planning process to answer as many questions as you have, no matter how silly or trivial they may seem. We fully understand that a lot of detail goes into planning a Tipi wedding, so we’re here as much as you need us.

If you think you may have other questions but not sure of them right now, you may find them answered in our; FAQ’s

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’re unsure of an exact date at this stage, don’t worry. There may even be certain dates or times of the year that we can offer you a better price, so be sure to get in touch. If you have a venue in mind then great – if not, 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

If you’re in need of any third party equipment for your wedding such as generators to power your event, luxury toilets for you and your guests, mobile chillers for food and drink, or heaters to keep everyone nice and cosy inside the Tipis, we can help with all of these. Not only do we have one simple contact, we will also arrange and co-ordinate these items for you, to save you any hassle of dealing with several suppliers. For more information on this, please click; here 

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)

get in touch

Contact us today for a bespoke quote
Tel: 01293 365007

We welcome calls at weekends and evenings too

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