We specialise in Nordic Stratus 72 tipis and are proud to be the only supplier in the South West to supply ivory-white canvas tipis for outdoor weddings and events.
ORIGINAL AND BEST
Our Nordic tipis are manufactured by Tentipi in Sweden and are based upon the traditional design principles of the Sami Kata. The Sami people are nomadic reindeer herders in North Scandinavia and designed the Kata to be an easily mobile home, providing warmth and protecting them from the harsh, arctic winds.
Tentipi was founded by Bengt Grahn. After an exhilarating canoeing trip in Lapland he found himself in unhospitable conditions trying to build a shelter in which he could prepare food and get warm and dry. As he battled against the elements, he thought on the ingenuity of the Sami people and was inspired to use their traditional design to make the best tent in the world for camping expeditions and exciting events.
Since the first tipi in 1989, Bengt has continuously been refining, adapting, innovating and learning. 30 years of innovation and development has led the gradual improvement and enhancement of the tipi design and engineering, ensuring Tentipi tipis are at the forefront of temporary event structures, offering unrivalled strength, durability and safety whilst retaining their original aesthetic beauty. Tentipi supply businesses around the world with tipis for hire.
DRIVEN BY YOU
Our customers are at the heart of our business and we take the time to listen to your requirements to ensure that we can fulfil your expectations and successfully make your tipi event concept a reality. We are confident that we have a great product and have spent time training and developing an expert team of tipi builders to ensure we can be relied upon to deliver a beautiful tipi structure for your tipi wedding or tipi event. We understand that your time is precious and that you value a prompt response, accurate and timely communication, honesty and professional integrity. We strive to ensure your experience planning your tipi wedding or tipi event is an enjoyable one and that you receive a seamless service from your first contact with us to the last. Our aim is to not just meet your requirements but to exceed your expectations!
WHITE CANVAS TIPIS
We are proud to be the only marquee company in Devon to offer ivory-white tipis for hire. Our unique, light-coloured canvas allows more natural light inside than the standard tan-coloured tipis. Their neutral colour also means that they offer more flexibility when it comes to colour schemes and styling. Our tipis are striking against any landscape yet the natural elements of wood and canvas always complement their surroundings.
Each of our tipis measure up to 13m in diameter.
One tipi will accommodate up to 80 standing guests.
Up to 72 guests can be seated inside one tipi on 12 trestle tables.
Two linked tipis can accommodate up to 160 standing guests or up to 144 seated guests.
Three linked tipis can accommodate up to 240 standing guests or up to 216 seated guests.
The gigantic size of our tipis is down to the extraordinarily long poles. At over 8 metres long, they are just small enough to fit onto the largest trailer.
To find wood that is so long, straight, light, flexible and strong requires travelling into the depths of the forests in northern Scandinavia where the darkness and cold ensures an extremely slow annual growth rate. Our poles come from trees that are over 100 years old. The trees are selected and felled by hand before being crafted into poles for our tipis.
Our tipis have a clever built-in ventilation system. The sides of the tipis can be raised to enable you to enjoy the scenery outside and allow cool air to be drawn inside. Unlike traditional marquees, our tipis have a smoke cap at the top of their peak which can also be opened. This opening acts like a chimney, releasing warm air and drawing cooler air into the tipi, creating natural air circulation and keeping you and your guests cool on a hot Summers day.