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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.

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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.

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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...

Tipi Essentials

We understand that the tents are just one ingredient so here are some essentials that you may also want to consider to complete your event.

For more inspiration, please also check out our Totally Trimmings page.



Made from recycled carrier bags, our woven matting is extremely durable and attractive.



Awning Extension

Perfect for creating extra space in a tipi for a band / DJ / bar, these are also essential for attaching a catering tent.


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Catering Tent

Measuring 6m x 6m with a hard floor and lighting, catering tents can attach seamlessly to a tipi.




Low-energy LED lights illumnate the space beautifully without a huge drain on the electricity supply.


More bits n pieces on our
Totally Trimmings page...


Curious as to how they could work for you? Check out our Totally Table plans...


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Our Teepees

We can accommodate 64 guests in a single tipi (10.3m diameter) and up to 120 guests with two conjoined... More guests? Add more teepees!

Flexible to suit you, we can include a dance floor, bar and even a real-flame indoor fire! More info...




Almost any outdoor event can be catered for.
Why have a standard marquee when a tipi can help to make your event memorable for years to come?

Our teepees particularly suit weddings, corporate events, parties, bar mitzvahs, music gigs, etc.



Pricing and contact us

Contact us to discuss your requirements. Inital appearances can be deceptive; costs can be comparable to that of a 'traditional' marquee!

Why not set your event aside from all the others with a tipi from TotallyTipi?