Dreaming of a tipi wedding? I don't blame you, there is nothing more atmospheric, striking or magical than tipi weddings. And whatever the weather, tipis create an amazing temporary structure meaning that you can bring your wedding reception to you! But, there are lots of logistics to consider. Which is why we'd always recommend working with an experienced tipi company. We caught up with Jo from the award winning World Inspired Tents and asked her everything you need to know if you're planning a tipi wedding. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section and we, along with World Inspired Tents, will be happy to answer! When deciding on a site, you need to bear in mind a number of different criteria, firstly, the space required. Each Giant Hat tipi is 10.3 meters in diameter with the sides down and 13m with all the sides raised and can seat about 70 people. The amount of ground space required is dependent on how many tipis you need and your chosen configuration. The beauty of the tipis is that they can be linked together in many different configurations to create the perfect sized venue for each event. We also have smaller Cirrus 40 tipis which work beautifully when attached to the Giant Hat tipis to create a cosy chill-out space, bar area or dance floor. Once you know that there is enough space for the tipis, you need to consider if there is good vehicular access to your site. Gates need to be at least 3m wide to accommodate our trucks and trailers. You also need to consider the following:
- How exposed is the site?
- Is there a backup site available?
- Is the ground well drained?
- Is the ground level?
- What services does the site have such as lavatories, water and power?
- Is the site free from overhead obstructions?
World Inspired Tents are a multi award-winning tipi hire business and have been organising tipi weddings and events since 2007. Their beautiful and versatile giant Nordic tipis provide a striking and contemporary alternative to traditional marquee hire, for year round celebrations and we absolutely love them for weddings. With bases in North Devon and Bristol, World Inspired Tents provide tipis for weddings throughout Southern England, the Midlands, Wales and beyond. For more information please visit the World Inspired Tents website and you can also find World Inspired Tents on The List, our recommended supplier directory.