Meet our teepees
At the core of Totally Tipi are our wonderful structures. Whatever you'd like to call them - teepees, tipis, tepees (but certainly not wigwams!) they are - essentially - our babies.
A single 'Giant Hat'
Often nicknamed a ‘Giant Hat’, they are so called because a single tipi on its own can resemble that of a witches hat when all of a tipi’s sides are opened up (right). But their ‘official’ name is a ‘Stratus’ or ‘Kata’. You can read more about The Stratus Story and its heritage here…
It’s the fact that sides raise on the tents that makes them so versatile. Multiple teepees can link together to make a larger space.
One single Giant Hat measures 10.3 metres in diameter with its sides down, or 13 metres with its side up. Two joined together (one of the most common setups) – as a guide – requires a pitch about the size of a tennis court.
Why stop there? Increase your event space by adding a third (either in a row or in a triangle formation), fourth (in a row or as a 'diamond')... you can just keep going!
The poles are one solid tree trunk - 8.5m long. They are immensely strong deriving from late maturing,
de-barked spruce (it’s a little lighter than pine) that are typically over 100 years old when felled in Norway!
The fabric cover is thick, tough, breathable, water-repellent cotton/polyester mix. It’s far more durable than simple, cheap cotton fabric. But still lets the light glow warmly through and it breathes to ensure a pleasant atmosphere and less condensation.
Two teepees joined together
What else can we tell you about them…?
Guest numbers 50 guests for one tent is a general rule of thumb so 100 is a nice number for two teepees if you're having a sit down meal, although it is possible to go up to 120. Numbers can also further increase for the night 'do' (for a tipi wedding for instance) when people will be mingling / dancing / propping up the bar...
Up to 150 seated is good for three and 200 for four...
A real-flame fire Yes – real flame! You can add warmth and atmosphere with our fireplace. Head over to our
Totally Trimmings page to find out more about the fireplace.
Do they leak when it rains? There’s a special method of linking the tents together to prevent leaks. The fabric is water-repellent and unless the smoke flaps are left open, you should be fine!
Are they cold in winter? Aside from the fire, we top up the air temperature with indirect space heaters to keep them toasty warm and using the zipper entrance keeps it a cosy atmosphere and retains that ‘wow’ element as people enter the tents for the first time
How do they cope with windy conditions? Once the tents are up, they’re very sturdy and secured with over 30 anchorings. But we do request that sides are lowered when wind speeds exceed 35mph and only zipper entrances be used.
How much do they cost? We will design a tailor made quotation to match your requirements and have a range of tipi accompaniments including lighting, a range of dance floors, bars, tables (to seat 8 people), a real indoor smokeless fire and our own exclusive bespoke furniture. To learn more and make an enquiry, contact us...