Hello there! Welcome to Special Event Tipis; Cumbria, Northumberland and Scotland’s Premier Tipi Hire Company
With bases in both Cumbria and Northumberland, Special Event Tipis provide fun and distinctive tents alongside a friendly and supportive service.
Whether you want to bring the outside in during the summer months or cosy up with warm skins and open fires on a snowy winters evening, our Tipis provide a warm neutral space for you to unleash your individuality!
Established in 2011 after our own Tipi wedding, we have helped over 400 couples plan their perfect day and have excellent links with venues, catering teams, florists, photographers and all things bridal. Whether its country chic, simple elegance or all out romance you are after we can advise, help and support you as plan your special day.
Daniella & Adam• Aug. 19, 2017
A TRULY EXCELLENT COMPANY - THEY HAVE A CLEAR PASSION FOR THEIR WORK WHICH CAME ACROSS IN ALL OF OUR DEALINGS WITH DAVE, KATE, AMY AND THE WHOLE TEAM. FROM EMAILS, TO PHONE CALLS AND AN EFFICIENT AND CONFIDENT SITE VISIT, WE CANNOT FAULT THEIR BRILLIANT SERVICE. WE LOVED THE TIPIS, THEY COMPLIMENTED OUR WEDDING PERFECTLY AND SPECIAL EVENTS MADE HAVING THEM SO EASY, NOTHING WAS TOO MUCH TROUBLE FOR THEM AND THEY ALWAYS MADE US FEEL LIKE A PRIORITY. WATCHING THEM PUT UP THE TIPIS WAS AMAZING! THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR WEDDING EXTRA SPECIAL.
Julio & Katie• Aug. 4, 2017
DAVE, KATE AND THE SPECIAL EVENT TIPIS TEAM WERE HELPFUL, PROFESSIONAL AND ATTENTIVE FROM OUR VERY FIRST ENQUIRY, RIGHT THROUGH TO OUR SPECIAL DAY. THEY SUPPORTED US WITH ANY CHANGES WE WANTED TO MAKE OR QUESTIONS WE HAD AND COMMUNICATED EFFECTIVELY WITH US AND THE REST OF OUR SUPPLIERS SO THAT WE WERE WORRY FREE ON OUR WEDDING DAY. THEY ARE CLEARLY VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS AND CARE ABOUT THEIR CUSTOMERS EXPERIENCE, WHICH FOR US WAS ONE THAT WE AND OUR FRIENDS & FAMILY WILL TREASURE FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES. THANK YOU X
Jane & Alisdair• June 24, 2017
"FROM START TO FINISH THE SERVICE WAS 110%. I WOULD RECOMMEND SPECIAL EVENT TIPIS TO ANYONE INTERESTED IN A TIPI FOR THEIR EVENT. THE TEAM ARE BRILLIANT TO WORK WITH & GO THE EXTRA MILE, NOTHING IS TOO MUCH TROUBLE.
SPECIAL EVENT TIPIS GAVE ME THE PERFECT WEDDING TO REMEMBER & PHOTOGRAPHS THAT I WILL CHERISH FOREVER! THANK YOU!!!"
Anya & Adam• June 17, 2017
"WE JUST WANTED TO SAY A HUGE THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO MAKE OUR WEDDING DAY SO SPECIAL! IT WAS TRULY A PLEASURE TO DEAL WITH SUCH THOUGHTFUL, PUNCTUAL AND HARD WORKING PEOPLE. YOU GUYS REALLY DO GO THE EXTRA MILE.
IF ANYONE OUT THERE IS LOOKING FOR A TIPI COMPANY, BOTH ADAM AND I WILL NOT HESITATE TO SUGGEST SPECIAL EVENT TIPIS - IF WE COULD DO IT ALL AGAIN WE WOULD!"
STEPHANIE & ANDREW• June 17, 2017
SPECIAL EVENT TIPIS ALLOWED OUR WEDDING DREAM TO BECOME A REALITY! WE WANT TO SAY A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL THE TEAM. THE TIPIS ARE JUST SIMPLY STUNNING. WE COULD NOT RECOMMEND SPECIAL EVENT TIPIS ENOUGH - IF YOU ARE THINKING OF A TIPI WEDDING THEN THESE ARE YOUR GUYS! CAN WE DO IT ALL AGAIN?!
Do you provide power supply?
The amount of power needed for your Special Event depends on things such as lighting, caterers and music. If plugging into a mains electric supply (ideally within 20m of the tipi) we can discuss the power needed to check its suitability. 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!
What about marquee flooring?
We use our stiletto proof woven matting flooring in the tipis which reduces damage to the grass underneath the flooring. For events on particularly waterlogged ground, we can provide hard wood flooring which goes under the woven matting flooring.
What about lighting in your marquee?
Our lighting packages are really high quality and include 3 LED parcan down lighters and 3 LED uplighters per tipi. These are fully customisable in each structure in terms of brightness, tone and colour
Do you provide marquee heating?
Our fire pits look the part but they don’t give off a lot of heat and we wouldn’t recommend them as the only source of heating if it is a bit nippy! We can provide you with heaters for your event, which are very efficient and non intrusive.
Do you provide insurance cover?
We offer a damage waiver fee (2% of the total hire cost) that is automatically included into your quote. If you would prefer to provide your own insurance we can advise you on the amount of cover you will need.
Can you supply other things apart from the marquee?
We stock everything from event essentials to unique and quirky interior extras such as carnival lighting, antler chandeliers, wine box bars, shabby chic chesterfield sofa packages and wine barrel seats - everything to help make your event truly SPECIAL!
What are the colour schemes for the marquees and can they be changed?
Our Tipis have a completely neutral colour scheme, which when paired with our LED lighting sets gives you freedom to have any colour you want!
We stock everything from event essentials to unique and quirky interior extras such as carnival lighting, antler chandeliers, wine box bars, shabby chic chesterfield packages and wine barrel seats - everything to help make your event truly SPECIAL!