Why Choose Big Chief Tipis?

Big Chief Tipis is the home of dreamers, make-believers and creators of incredible events in giant hat tipis. We specialise in turning your dreams into memories, creating a breath-taking space for you and your guests to celebrate in the great outdoors. We pride ourselves on providing tipis for any type of weather – not only for when the sun shines, but when it is “British” too! We are based just 30 minutes from Manchester and we cover events throughout the UK – but our focus is the North West region.

Photo courtesy of Melissa Beattie Photography


We have heritage & knowledge behind us…

Big Chief Tipis was born from our sister company – The Tipi Company – who manufacture British made tipis for tipi hire businesses throughout the UK and further… so we know a thing or two about the world of outdoor events! They are based within the same industrial park as ourselves, so we know that if there were ever any issues, or we had to call on emergency advice, their expert team of seamstresses, woodworkers and welders have decades of experience between them to rectify them. This also allows us to work with our clients on bespoke jobs. For example, celebrity chef James Martin wanted a Midi Tipi attached to his development kitchen for a Christmas event at his home for his top clients. We worked together with both him and our development team to create a flawless attachment between our tipi and his building and he was incredibly happy with the result.

We have more enthusiasm than a box of frogs…

Even though we were born from a manufacturer who has been around for more than three decades, Big Chief Tipis is a young, passionate company, with a vibrant team of enthusiastic and dedicated individuals who absolutely love weddings, parties, festivals and events in general. Our team of Little Chiefs are on-hand around the clock to help you with any queries you may have. In addition to a talented bunch of fully-trained and experienced Tipi Fitters who deliver the highest quality finish and are available at the drop of a hat (excuse the pun!) with spare tents, equipment, crew and vehicles should it be required. We want to help you create the best day of your lives, one that will make you smile when you look back on the photos and create that wow-factor to blow your guests away!

We’ve even provided the Queen with tipis for her 90th Birthday!

Even though we are 3 years old, our experience of organizing incredible events is extensive – since we launched, we have worked with the likes of Michelle Keegan & Mark Wright on their outdoor wedding, David Moyes for his daughter’s 18th birthday party, Glastonbury Love Fields for their VIP glamping hub and last but not least – The Queen for her 90th Birthday celebrations at Windsor Castle! So, if we’re good enough for the Queen…

Windsor Castle 2016

Gary Harthern riding at the Royal Windsor Horse show with Big Chief tipis in the back ground

Glastonbury Love Fields 2017

IMG_6675Michelle Keagan & Mark Wright’s Wedding

Michelle Keagan Mark Wrights Wedding 1b

We can weatherproof your tipis…

We work closely with our sister company, and as a result, we have a few tricks up our sleeve to ensure your outdoor event runs as smooth as possible, regardless of the weather outside.

We pride ourselves on offering an all-weather solution to your outdoor wedding. Historically, the only way you can enter a tipi is through a diagonal zip (when it rains the water drips inside and onto the carpet), or via a lifted side (if it is cold / windy / rainy guests can get a chill inside). However, we have designed a number of options that allows us to insert one of our Weatherproofing Kits into the front of the tipis, or Entrance Porches into the side to provide you with a weather-friendly entry into the space.

Our Weatherproofing Kits include Clearview Panels at the front so that you can enjoy the surrounding countryside and sunshine outside, while being protected from the elements inside. So whatever the weather, Big Chief Tipis have you covered!

For more information regarding our fabulous range of Weatherproofing Kits, please click here.

Photo courtesy of Melissa Beattie Photography


Photo courtesy of Kerry Woods Photography


We can hold your hand every step of the way…

Planning an outdoor wedding is not for the faint-hearted. Luckily for you, our team of Little Chiefs are here to help, especially with the boring bits. So whether its advising on toilets & generators, site visiting the land we are building the tipis on and what floorplan would be suitable for your needs, we will take you through the steps one at a time. We don’t tend to get involved with the decoration / flowers / catering / cakes (aka the fun bits!) but we can point you in the right direction to trusted suppliers we have worked with over a number of years and know that they do a great job.

Transparency is at the core of what we do…

We offer a very transparent approach to our quotes, so we give you all the options you could have, talk you through some guidance on the boring bits that everyone tends to forget about (toilets, generators, heaters, catering tent) and then send you a blow-by-blow account of everything that is included. There are no hidden costs and the total amount always includes delivery, installation, dismantling and VAT.

We are award-winning…

If you don’t believe us then the awards we have won speak for themselves. We have won Best Wedding Marquee in the Bridebook.co.uk Wedding Awards 2017; Best Pop Up Venue at the North West Wedding Awards 2016; Best Marquee Company at the Wedding Industry Experts Awards 2016; Regional Finalists for Best Marquee Structure at the Wedding Industry Awards 2016.

If you are interested in booking Big Chief Tipis for your outdoor events then please get in touch with a member of our team to discuss your outdoor event plans.

01204 544 906             hello@bigchieftipis.com