One tipi will accommodate 70 people seated at tables plus a dance floor, two tipis linked will accommodate up to 120 and three tipis up to 150. More people can be accommodated if formal dining or dancing is not required. We can design floor plans around your exact specifications and will always work with you to agree the best layout and number of tipis required based on your own event.
The sailcloth tents can be expanded to suit weddings from 50 – 250 people. We will suggest the best size when sending you a quote based on the number of guests attending.
They cost about the same and are used for weddings and events, but other than that they are completely different! Our tents have no metal work inside and look breathtaking both inside and out. You will never get the same “wow” reaction with a marquee!
Yes absolutely, we just need to make sure some special security measures are in place to keep equipment safe.
Yes, of course! We can also advise on or fully arrange other suppliers such as caterers, DJ’s, bands and bars.
Firstly, don’t worry, damage is very rare and our tents are very resilient! However, once we have set up the tipis you are responsible for them for the duration of the hire and the cost of any damage. You can however opt to take our damage waiver (at 2% of the rental cost), which would remove this liability for any damages except for an excess of £500. If you do not opt for the damage waiver we strongly recommend you taking out your own insurance.
Each tipi is 10.3 meters in diameter with the sides down and 13 meters with the sides up. We would always do a site visit with you prior to your event to ensure everything has been considered in advance. Generally, as long as the area is relatively flat and there is access for our trucks and trailers we can erect our tents for you.
It will take a team of 4-6 people about 6-8 hours to get an average event fully set up. Naturally this varies on the size of event and how much interior decoration is being included. Events Under Canvas have an amazing network of friends and family to assist with more complex set-ups, and so if there is a tighter schedule to meet we can still help.
Normally we set up one or two days prior your event and take down the following day. However, we are always happy to discuss extended rental periods if required.
Yes, as long as we are made aware so we can carry out a risk assessment prior to your event.
Yes, as long as you do not use anything that could pierce the canvas or damage the poles.
Yes a little, though they are more for effect and ambience, blow heaters can be supplied for more effective heating.
Yes, the tipis make for really cosy spaces with the sides down, and we have both transparent and white walls for the sailcloth tents. Your tents will be set up to your exact specification and we will discuss and suggest all manner of options with you to make your event perfect.
Yes, we can supply you with all that you need. Any items we don’t stock we would sub hire or provide you with full details of where to source. Of course you can still just hire the tents and make your own arrangements for everything else if you prefer.
Yes our tents are watertight in most normal conditions. If you are planning on having fire pits inside the tipis, then the smoke flaps at the top would need to be closed in heavy rain, but all this would be discussed with you prior to your event.
If the winds are above 19mph then the sides of the tents will need to be secured down for your event. We usually discuss a plan B with you from the outset to consider what to do in inclement weather.
High winds can cause problems for us erecting and dismantling the tents and we will always track the weather forecast in advance of events to pre-empt and address any potential issues. We can be flexible with set up and take down when high winds are forecast to avoid the worst of the weather.
Yes, snow is no issue for us and makes for a breath-taking venue. We would need to clear the ground before setting the tents up and keep them heated throughout to prevent snow settling on the canvas. You would therefore need to consider the added fuel cost to keep them heated throughout the hire period.