When planning a tipi wedding one of the main things that you may not be certain of is how many hats you need for your day. When anyone plans an outdoor wedding, it is typically the first time you’ve ever put something like this together. For us, though, it’s something we do all the time! We have the knowledge and experience to work with you to help create the perfect tipi wedding floorplans for YOUR day, dependent on your number of guests and preferences that will make up your dream wedding.
Tipi Wedding Floorplans and Layouts
Our most popular configuration is our three hat set up. With this, we can cater to up to a maximum of 176 seated guests, but we can offer a variety of layouts up to this number depending on how you envision your day! When it comes to the evening party, though, you can truly have as many people as you fancy. The beauty of an outdoor wedding is the inside becauses the out and all of your family and friends can join you to celebrate.
Our favourite thing about 3 hats is the option of using one as a chill-out space! Our favourite floorplan is below offering 72 seated guests with the more ‘formal’ seating with our rustic benches and tables. In the middle, you’ll find a large dance floor with your awesome choice of band or DJ and the third hat with a firepit to toast marshmallows on and enjoy the summer evenings! This is the most versatile and fun layout that shows the possibilities you have with three hats!
The next option is our two tipi set up. 2 hats still allows for a great number of guests and an awesome wedding day! With a 2 tipi set up, it’s common that one hat is there for your ‘formal’ seating, whilst the second hat is for your dance floor and band or DJ. The seating can also be spread into the second hat to fit up to 120 guests!
The same with the 3 hats set up, there are few restrictions on the number of evening guests you’d like on the day. As long as your venue can cater to them, you can have all of your family and friends there to celebrate. As with any tipi wedding, the party can also be spread outside.
The below seating plan is based on a traditional wedding setup, as it gives you the top table! The top table is shown at the edge of one hat, with seating for all of your family and friends spreading into the second hat. The second hat is then used for your dance floor and band, with plenty of room for your cake table if needed! We’ve shown an indoor bar inside too, but we have our Hose Box Bar available free of charge for all of our tipi couples – so just ask for all the details on this! We’d love to provide your bar service too.
Top tables are very traditional in the world of wedding and so it’s more common for tipi weddings to be a ‘free for all’, where everyone can decide where they’ll be sitting amongst themselves. You also don’t need to seat everyone if you’re having more relaxed food options. Guests can sit on picnic blankets, rattan furniture outside or just on the grass on a warm day. This creates a more relaxed atmosphere, so we can work together to make a tipi layout that matches your vision.
If you are wanting a more formal seating option, an awesome idea is hiring a smaller table for what is called a ‘sweetheart’ table. This is somewhere for just the two of you to sit during your meal and whenever you need some time throughout the whole wedding day. It’s an opportunity to see each other and spend some time together on the happiest day of your life, because believe me when I say you don’t get a lot of it! The day absolutely flies so I’d always recommend having as much time together as possible.
As you may know, we’re also wedding photographers full time! When looking for a wedding photographer, make sure you choose someone who will give you that little bit of time on your own away from the hustle and bustle of it all! You can find out more about my wedding photography for fun, relaxed and laid back couples here.
The last option for your tipi wedding is a simple but equally as magical 1 hat set up. This is a great option for an intimate wedding or can we say ‘covid-friendly’ celebration! Whether you want to fill it with comfy furniture and an indoor bar, or make use of our rustic tables and benches with a firepit in the middle.
It can be used as a bar, a covered seating option if you are having a fully outdoor wedding, or somewhere inside for your guests to party the night away with a dance floor! It’s ideal for those more intimate weddings or elopements where it’s just you and your witnesses or you and up to 64 guests. We can offer you the hat with a dance floor or a fire pit and tables around them.
1 tipi hat is obviously the most affordable option whilst still allowing you to have your tipi wedding day. You’ll still get our walkway and the fabulous twinkly fairy lights on every pole. This package is all-inclusive at £2500!
We hope this post is helpful when understanding the tipi wedding floorplans available to you, but for all the information about our all-inclusive tipi wedding pricing, visit our packages page! Every package includes a whole load of magical wedding day extras! If you choose us for your special day, we are here to help put together your ideal tipi wedding floorplans. Tipis are the most versatile wedding venues out there, so let’s make your dream day happen!