View photos (21)
Magnakata is Ireland's original supplier of Scandinavian tipis as a cool alternative to hiring a marquee.
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
Products and Services
Divide and Reveal Curtain
Tipis / Wigwams
Bringing you all the freedom of the outdoors, our beautiful Nordic tipis are spacious and utterly unique. Constructed using wooden poles and light-coloured canvas, we can provide you with a space that’s perfect for your number of guests, be it 50 or 300! We have set up more than 1,000 tipis to date, and have worked at 100s of locations throughout Ireland, with our home venue near to Belfast, Finnebrogue Woods, also now available. We look forward to hearing from you!
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Ed Lindsay
Hello from Ed, It's great to know you're interested in Magnakata! Whether its an intimate wedding for under 50 guests or a larger affair of 300+, our giant interlinked katas will create the most relaxed, memorable and fun-filled venue you could wish for. As a family run business, we go the extra mile to create that extra magic for you and your guests, be it at home, a location of our dreams, or at our home venue, Finnebrogue Woods. I look forward to getting to know you!
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Katie and Darren
Married in May 2016
Your cust. service and tipis are out of this world
Hi Ed and Laura, thank you so so much for our tipi wedding on Friday! Our guests were blown away and so were we! Your customer service and tipis are out of this world - i...
Married in September 2017
They made the planning experience super easy!
We had Ed and his team set up 3 giant hats for a wedding we had in Avon Ri Blessingthon on 12th and 13th of August . I couldn't of been happier with Ed and Laura right fr...
Location & Contact Details
Downpatrick, County Down, Northern Ireland
Our main office is situated our family farm and home venue, Finnebrogue Woods, near Belfast. We are regularly in Dublin and around Ireland for meetings, setups, site visits and facilitating viewings at a location that is a close to you as possible.
Press & Awards
Preferred Supplier List
What is your most memorable wedding?
Ben and Jordan's recent wedding at Finnebrogue Woods... a creative and relaxed affair nestled in an Oak forest, with a ceremony by the lake, garden games, retro gin bar, and incredible photography!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
magical, alternative, hip, beautiful, natural
What about your business are you most proud of?
The relationships we have with the couples we work with.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Keep it natural and make it dreamy!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
We're loving macrame backdrops at the moment!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
We initially want to hear all your ideas and hopes for your day, and at this stage can offer assistance in finding a perfect venue. We then look to set up an opportunity for you to view the tipis, and then once you've fallen in love with the tipis and your dream location... we would arrange a site visit to make sure that everything is looking good, and the space is adequate for the tipis (we need a grass surface to pitch). Then we look to design a set up which suits the numbers you are thinking of, and any furniture, decor, lighting etc, and put together costs for you. We will work with you until we reach a plan that works to your budget as well as your ambitions! Once we we've gt the best approach we can book your wedding in with a 25% deposit, and then the remaining costs need to paid one month before the day. In the run up to the wedding, especially in the final six months we are at hand to help you finalise your plans, create a floor plan for you, and consult on recommended suppliers.
How do you create an ambiance in a marquee?
We create ambience in many ways within the tipi... an open fireplace, reindeer skins, Moroccan furniture, fairy light panels, beautiful chandeliers, elegant foilage installations, and also boho macrame decorations.
Where is the most exciting place that you have put a marquee?
Just yards away from a cliff edge on the west coast of ireland!
What is your record time for putting up your marquee?
Our traditonal nordic tipis cannot be rushed, and involve a skilled team of at least 3 people (a very friendly bunch). It normally takes half a day, or up to a full day.
What is your favourite design of marquee and why?
We have also enjoyed a less exposed, six tipi 'donut' set up at Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Players' Party. We have more recently launched our Firecracker, a seven tipi space, which is fully enclosed!