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Events Under Canvas is a giant tipi hire, sailcloth tent and glamping company based in Suffolk, and serving all of East Anglia and beyond. We specialise in festival-style outdoor weddings.
Products and Services
Dance Floor
Frame / Clearspan Marquees
Last-minute Orders
Other Furniture
Peaked Hat Marquees
Pre-wedding Consultation
Stretched Marquee
Tipis / Wigwams
Traditional / Canvas Pole Marquees
Pricing & Costs
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  • £1260
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Full Description
  • Events Under Canvas is a giant tipi hire, sailcloth tent and glamping company based in Suffolk, and serving all of East Anglia and beyond. We specialise in festival-style outdoor weddings, and have masses of experience and knowledge to help you with your day. Our strap line; “We will be known forever by the tracks we leave” echoes our dedication to customer service, sustainability, nature and commitment. Events Under Canvas not only hire these beautiful tents, but we provide a bespoke and complete event service, setting up the tents to your exact specification and working closely with our customers and their other suppliers to ensure every event is perfect, whilst pricing our services to be comparable to that of a marquee. If you can have these stunning and unique tipis for the same price as a marquee, why would you not hold your wedding or event under canvas?
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Jenna Ackerley
    At Events under Canvas we pride ourselves on our seriously committed levels of customer service. We hope that from the moment of contacting us you will find our service professional, honest, open and refreshing. We are East Anglia’s Tipi, Sailcloth and Glamping company with big ideas and ambitions to create magnificent event spaces for our customers, whilst delighting and surprising them with our service along the way. Please get in touch to find out how we can help you!
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
Location & Contact Details
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    • Address
    • Burnt Oak Cottage, Whitehorse Road, Colchester, Suffolk, CO7 6TR, England
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • A12
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What is your most memorable wedding?
How can you ask us such a difficult question? I am often lucky enough to be there on the big day, so for me each wedding is so memorable, sometimes for the most tiny of detail. The floral ladder installation into our beautiful sailcloth cloth tent that took mictulous planning and a lot of holding our breathe as it was gently The look of pure love as the groom catches the brides eye as he first sees her walking down the aisle…. The look on the guests faces as they arrive to their first ever wedding in a Tipi,…. The brides smile as she sees the tipis for the first time on the day in their full glory, all her work come together, the sense of pride that she has created this amazing space, and is surrounded by all the people she loves…. This list is endless!!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Beautiful, Elegant, Unique, Festival-Style, Rustic
What about your business are you most proud of?
We choose to operate in a highly customer-focused, organised, innovative and professional manner. We have a constant drive to delight our customers has been recognised in the coveted award for 'Best Marquee/Tent Supplier in East of England 2017!
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Do it for yourselves! This is your big day and there are NO rules (apart from the legal bit obviously!!) Escape the traditions and make it all about what the 2 of you want, simple!!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
For me it’s about the little things. Be as personal as possible, forget the sugared almonds….make it all about you and your guests! My favourite one that springs to mind is on sending out the invites the bride and groom requested each guest to send them a piece of fabric which meant something to them. The mother of the bride then made bunting for the tipis using everyones fabric…it's those little touches thats guests won’t ever forget.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
There is no typical process for us. Our customer service is bespoke to suit the needs of each couple. By the time the big day arrives we may have had 2 site visits, exchanged 100 emails and had 20 phone conversations with some brides, others it's just a handful of emails, it really does depend on the couple. For us, as long as the couple (and often their families) knows we are here 24/7 for them, no matter how small the queries, question, detail...
How do you create an ambiance in a marquee?
We are fortunate enough to be providing our customers with the most beautiful structures. For both the Tipis and the sailcloth less is definitely more. The design, space, ambiance of both the Tipis and sailcloth definitely give the WOW factor. The simplicity of their structure takes your breathe away. For me, its all about the lighting. Fairy lights, festoons, chandeliers and mirror balls……lighting is key.
Where is the most exciting place that you have put a marquee?
Mount Etna- Sicily!
What is your record time for putting up your marquee?
We have put up two tipis in a hotel courtyard for a surprise event (whilst the guests were off-site) in three hours.

The Tipi & Sailcloth Showcase

  • 14th April 2018
  • ✨We are very excited to be hosting our first EVER wedding show ‘An Event Under Canvas - The Tipi & Sailcloth Tent Showcase’ on April 14 & 15th 11am-3pm @ Great Gilbert's Farm, Capel St Mary ✨