Big Chief Tipis
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Big Chief Tipis specialise in the hire of large event tipis throughout the UK with a special focus on Outdoor Weddings. We can turn your dreams into memories within a unique space.
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
Products and Services
Tipis / Wigwams
If you are looking to celebrate your Big Day in extraordinary style, in the great outdoors, then look no further – Big Chief Tipis specialise in hiring large event tipis to create a truly memorable party to wow both you and your guests. Whether you are wanting an intimate gathering of 50 people or a huge extravaganza for 500 or more, our tipis can be interlinked endlessly to accommodate. And don’t worry about the weather – wind, rain, snow or shine our tipis are suitable for all seasons as we have a variety of Weather-Proofing Kits to make sure you and your guests are protected. When the sun is shining the sides can be lifted up so that you can enjoy the scenery around you. However, when the weather is ‘British’, we can lower down the sides, insert window panels, attach wooden doors and light a firepit inside. Big Chief Tipis have three different sizes of tipis that can be connected together to create different areas – a dancefloor and band in one, a chillout space in another and seating in the remaining. There is also a range of Accessories available including seating, firepits and lighting so that you can create the perfect atmosphere inside. The team will deliver, install and furnish it all for you, leaving a full 24hrs for you decorate the tipis to your desire – jam jars, pompoms and bunting are always a big hit! Our team of Little Chiefs are on-hand throughout the planning process to ensure that your wedding is the dream you’ve always wanted it to be. They can deal with all the ‘boring bits’ such as toilets, generators and heaters and can give you recommendations on where to have the tipis erected if you haven’t already got a plot of land to use. And the support doesn’t just stop there, Big Chief Tipis have a 24/7 call-out service with a team of crew, spare tents and vehicles so that you can rest assured they are with you every step of the way.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Little Chief Sarah
How! First of all a big congratulations on your engagement - the planning of your wedding is the most exciting process and we'd love to work together with you to make your Big Day unforgettable! So if you're looking for a unique space in the great outdoors, please get in touch!
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Wedding: October 2016
Big chief have been really helpful in helping us see...
Big chief have been really helpful in helping us see our vision come to life! They have been so helpful from start to finish, always being very accommodating with all of ...
Wedding: September 2016
From the first email to the final de...
From the first email to the final de-rigging and beyond, a 5* service. Friendly, helpful, accommodating and went that extra mile beyond what most companies would do. eve...
Wedding: September 2016
the guys and girls from BCT were amazing from start to finish . Friendly , helpful and put up with me being an amazingly disorganised bride who asks a lot of questions ! ...
Wedding: August 2016
From the first meeting until after the wedding Big Chief...
From the first meeting until after the wedding Big Chief were truly fantastic. They were helpful, friendly, and incredibly knowledgeable. Sarah drew numerous layouts to b...
Wedding: July 2016
With Big Chief Tipis...
With Big Chief Tipis, you really can relax in the knowledge that they have everything in hand! They're just magnificent organisers and you really felt like they cared abo...
Wedding: June 2016
Big chief tipis were fantastic throughout the process...
Big chief tipis were fantastic throughout the process- from booking to build to post event. Communication was great and nothing was too much trouble. And what a wow-facto...
Press & Awards
Press & Awards (1)
Hello Magazine; Wedding Ideas Magazine
What is your most memorable wedding?
In 2015 we were very lucky to work with Michelle Keagan & Mark Wright on their wedding day. They were over the moon with our tipis and their guests loved them too.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Quirky Professional Attention to detail Passionate Memorable
What about your business are you most proud of?
Our fantastic team! Every person involved in your Big Chief wedding cares and will always go the extra mile to ensure your expectations are exceeded and your dreams are turned into memories.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Be decisive! I do believe in comparing companies to ensure you get the best value for your money, but we hear all too often of couples arguing because they're still trying to choose between the 10 caterers they've enquired with. I'd recommend you stick to 2-3 so you don't over-complicate things.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
One of our brides made their bunting out of photos of their friends and family and the good times they've shared which was a lovely touch.
How do you create an ambiance in a marquee?
The beauty of our tipis is that you don't need a load of lining to create a nice space - all you need are the fairy lights on the poles and the space looks magical. You can always add a Nordic wooden firepit into the centre of the tipis to great a cosy warm feel for later on in the evening when the sun sets.
Where is the most exciting place that you have put a marquee?
Harvest Moon campsite in East Lothian is absolutely stunning - overlooking the beach with glorious sunshine. However putting our tipis up at Glastonbury and Festival No.6 was very exciting.
What is your favourite design of marquee and why?
Tipis of course!