Two tipi tops are highlighted against a grey sky, the top of Narrow Water Castle stands behind them


Where can I set-up the Tipis?

You can set the Tipis up on your own land, in your garden or field, or you can use the grounds of a public venue such as a hotel, country house B&B or National Trust property.

Get in touch if you would like us to suggest some venues.

How many Tipis will I need?

As a rough guide, one Giant Hat can seat up to 72 guests although for a wedding scenario, where you may require space for the all important dance floor and bar we suggest up to 50 guests in 1 Giant Hat, 100 in 2 Giant Hats, 150 in 3 Giant Hats and so on. We can accommodate up to 300 seated guests in 7 Giant Hats.

Get in touch and we would be happy to advise you.

What should I consider when choosing a site?

There are various considerations to take into account when choosing a site:

  • Does your prospective site have good access for 4x4 vehicles?
  • What surface will the tipis be pitched on? Grass is preferable.
  • How exposed is the site to weather conditions.
  • Is the ground dry?
  • Is the ground level?
  • Does the site have provision of services e.g. lavatories, water and power?

If you are unsure or have any questions about the suitability of your prospective site, then please get in touch. We are also always happy to carry out a free, no obligation site visit.

How much space do the Tipis need?

Each Giant Hat Tipi is 10.3 metres in diameter with the sides down, and 13 metres with all of the sides raised. The amount of ground space required is dependent on how many Tipis you need and the configuration in which they are set up.
If you would like us to email you a bespoke floor plan, please get in touch.

What happens if the weather is bad? Will my guests be warm and dry?

The Tipis are made from weather resistant canvas to withstand extreme conditions. Rain is never a problem, unless the site is at risk of flooding, in which case we suggest you organise a back up site. If high winds are forecast we will discuss with you when the best time to pitch the Tipis will be.
If it is cold, we have specialist heaters and Bamse fireplaces that we can put in the Tipis, ensuring your guests are nice and warm throughout your event.

Do you provide power for the Tipis?

Yes we can quote you for a full electrics package. If it is a small event, you maybe able to take power from a mains supply nearby. Please get in touch for further details and a bespoke quotation.

Do you provide facilities for caterers?

Yes. We have specifically designed catering tents in different sizes depending on what your caterer needs. We can email you the different options available and their corresponding prices. We also work closely with our customer’s caterers to ensure that their power needs and any other requirements are met.

Do you provide furnishings and styling?

We have a wide range of furnishing options including:

  • Tables: Wooden tressles & Round tables.
  • Seating: Chairs & Benches.
  • Bars available in different sizes.
  • Stages & Dancefloor options.
  • Lighting: Indoor & Outdoor.

If you would like some inspiration or help woth decoration, props or theming, then the team at Blue Moon Event Design are waiting for your call!

What is the flooring like inside the Tipis?

We use a corn coloured fibre matting, called Dandy Dura. This is laid over a protective membrane, tensioned and laid in sections throughout the Tipis. The Dandy Dura matting is 'High heel friendly'!

Do I need event insurance?

Yes, we strongly recommend that you purchase event insurance from a reputable insurer to cover loss or accidental damage to our equipment (if you are not paying our Damage Waiver), cancellation, injury to your guests and breakages.

What is the Damage Waiver? Does paying your Damage Waiver mean we don’t need separate insurance cover?

It’s a convenient way for you to cover loss or accidental damage to our tipis during your event. It means that once we leave the site after setting up the Tipis, you won't be left contractually responsible, Magnakata will. Our Damage Waiver only covers loss or accidental damage to our tipis and equipment. You will need separate cover for things like third party protection and cancellation.

How long is the hire period for?

The usual hire period is 48 hours. We usually set up the Tipis one or two days before your event and take them down one or two days after. We are happy to extend the hire period, if required. Set up and take down dates are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, and this will be discussed with you when a booking is made.

Please get in touch, we will be happy to talk this through with you

How do I book the tipis for my event?

If you are happy with your quotation and would like to proceed with a booking, then we will send you a booking form and a 25% deposit invoice. Once we receive your deposit and a signed booking form, the tipis will be secured for your date.

Can I adjust my quotation after I have booked?

Yes, this is not a problem. you can add or remove anything at any stage subject to availability.

When do I pay the final balance?

The final balance is due 3 weeks before the event. We must have received cleared funds prior to your set up date.