If you didn't make it to PapaKåta's Autumn open weekend this year, don't worry, you can catch up on all the inspiration and advice here. As usual they've enlisted the help of many talented suppliers to showcase their Sperry Tents and Tipis, and as usual, they look absolutely fabulous decorated with everything you need to have your own marquee wedding ceremony and reception. My favourite is definitely the flower clouds. WOW. Just. Wow!


"For our Autumn Open Weekend, we showcased our beautiful Tipis and Sperry Tents in the idyllic surroundings of Stonor Park. With stunning florals, the prettiest tablescapes, chilled-out tunes, the most delicious canapes and of course exquisite cocktails; all beautifully captured by Helen Warner Photography. We couldn’t think of a better backdrop. The tents looked at home against the lush green lawns of Stonor Park and the Sperry’s clear sides and Tipi’s entrance made the most of the infinite views. Guests were greeted by the sweeping driveway and herds of roaming deer, before being wowed by the magnificent 12th Century Stonor house." - PapaKåta


"Inspired by previous PapaKåta Sperry Tent and Tipi Weddings (see the galleries of PapaKåta couples Harriet and Ed, Emma and Tannah and Brennan and Tom), the Open Weekend took on a dreamy aesthetic. With foliage in muted greens such as eucalyptus, accompanied by soft blousy florals in blush, peach and cream. Tipi and Sperry Tent floral inspiration came courtesy of The Cotswold Florist; who made the most of the space and height inside the tents by using PapaKåta’s hoop and beam installations to add an ethereal feel with breath-taking cloud-like hanging florals. Whilst the addition of pampas grass softened the edges and gave a nod to this seasons revival of all things ’70s. Warm tones of amber and gold ran through the tablescapes and the addition of candlelight created ambience and drama. Whilst the colours were inherently Autumnal, they also harked back to the distant memory of those hazy Summer days, giving the effect of the beating sun on a desert plane." - PapaKåta

PapaKåta Autumn Open Weekend

PapaKåta open weekends always promise to be inspiring occasions as well as a great way to meet the team and ask them as many questions as possible about their fabulous Sperry tents and tipis. They've used a beautiful Autumnal colour pallet to showcase both venues with the Sperry tent beautifully decorated in muted flowers, flower clouds and dried grasses, and the tipi reception livening things up a bit with vibrant florals and lots of foliage. Either way, you can see that a marquee reception is not just for Spring/Summer.


"Alongside our striking Sperry’s, fabulous Tipi’s and luxury event furnishings, there were lots of other wonderful suppliers there to help with every stage of the planning. Stunning wedding and event cake inspiration and sweet treats were provided by The Vanilla Pod Bakery. Whilst the finer details for your dream day were brought to you by Bureau Design event stationery, with elegant tableware by Whitehouse Event Crockery, A Table to Dine For and luxe linens by Just 4 Linen. We were thrilled to welcome Goose & Berry back once again to join us at the open weekend. Bringing with them a whole range of foodie treats, from mouth-watering canapes to a fill-your-boots grazing station and not forgetting, their fabulous team who were on hand over the weekend. The Cocktail Service’s innovative mixology and exquisite artistry did not disappoint! With a personable team full of creative ideas for bespoke cocktails, which, as well as tasting delicious, looked sensational - a memorable wow for any event! Meanwhile, entertainment was provided by Booth Revolution, there to capture guests reactions on the day and DJ’s Al Dente who treated guests to upbeat tunes. What better way to enjoy a little light weekend ‘wedmin’ amongst some of the industries finest suppliers in the most beautiful surroundings?!" - PapaKåta

If you need help deciding which is right for you, Sperry Tent or Teepee? We've already done the homework for you with our fabulous article, Which Do You Prefer? You're welcome. Plus lots more help, advice and inspiration for a marquee wedding in our archives.

PapaKåta are members of The List, the ultimate wedding supplier directory from RMW. From teepees to cakes, florals to photography, The List is brimming with creative and talented suppliers to suit all budgets and styles. Why not visit and start your search today?
Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

Tipis / Sperry Tents: PapaKåta | Venue: Stonor Park | Caterer: Goose & Berry | Cake : Vanilla Pod Bakery | Florist Sperry: The Cotswold Florists | Florist Tipi: The Cotswold Florists | Stationery: Bureau Design | Photo Booth: Booth Revolution | Bar: The Cocktail Service | DJ: Apres Ski Bands/ DJ AL Dente | Linen: Just 4 Linen | Crockery: Whitehouse Event Crockery | Finishing Touches: Table to Dine For

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