It all started for Jenna Ackerley, founder of Suffolk based Events Under Canvas, at her cousin’s wedding back in 2013….Read more on EADT website.
We have recently worked with the National Wedding Show providing our tipis for their Secret Garden VIP lounge at their London shows. With the advent of Pinterest, the rise of the blog and the prevalence of inspirational instagrammers, it is no wonder that an increasing number of couples are choosing to shun more traditional set-ups in favour of something a little different on their big day.
If you ask us, there really are no other ‘venues’ as visually striking and as versatile as those created by our beautiful range of tipis. Ok, maybe we are a little biased (we’ve been passionate about them since we first laid eyes on one back in 2012) but we really believe that these novel Nordic structures are a brilliant addition to any wedding. From linked giant hats to our lovely little Nimbus, they’re sure to deliver the wow factor.
Attempting a do like this can seem like a daunting prospect but it needn’t be stressful! We’re here to offer some handy hints and tips about how you can host an epic tipi wedding…
Ok, so you’ve fallen in love with the tipi idea (let’s face it, why wouldn’t you?) and you’ve got a site in mind. The first thing to do is give some thought to how many guests you would like to share your day with, as well as considering what else you might want to house under canvas – a bar, band, catering or even a selfie station, for example.
We can then offer some advice as to the best number of giant hats and any other structures that might work for you. Think cosy Kung for a comfy chill out space or the quirky Nimbus for a unique outdoor bar. After that, they’ll come and visit the site you’ve chosen to measure up, make sure it’s going to suit your needs and give you an indication as to where you might want to put other essential services, like a generator and toilets. Download our finishing touches brochure for more information on the extras available.
If you are looking for an exclusive secluded venue to hold your wedding blessing or reception in Suffolk, Glevering Hall has a choice of stunning outdoor locations to form the backdrop to a truly unique wedding day, with camping available for couples and their guests.
Since our launch in 2013, we have been supplying authentic nordic tipis made by Tentipi, the worlds only authentic nordic tipi supplier! Although the superior quality of their tipis come at a premium, we only source the best products for our customers which is why we selected to use the best and most authentic tipis on the market.
Events Under Canvas hires out giant tipis, sailcloth tents and glamping villages to create spectacular event spaces for weddings, parties and festivals. We supply all the equipment needed for events from 30 to 500 people across East Anglia. The business has seen incredible growth since launching in 2013, hosting 180 events in 2017. We put our success down to exceptional customer service and focus, and building an engaged and empowered work force.
Since its launch in 2013, Events Under Canvas has grown vastly year-on-year with flourishing margins, without compromising on quality of service. It has managed to retain a family feel to the organisation; its staff impressed us with their dedication and natural enthusiasm for all that they do. Uniquely managing to keep seasonal staff in an inspiring way, the retention is exemplary. They pay extreme attention to detail, and create distinctive spaces under canvas that adhere to necessities, fuel imaginations and create lasting memories. Now we just need to organise a party!
Box-it East is a Suffolk-based specialist in document management. Services include storage and retrieval, confidential waste disposal, relocation, indexing and document scanning. Box-it East ensures important client records are safe and secure, with clients using the firm as part of their disaster recovery and business continuity policies. With a family-run feel and a high expectation of customer service from the management, Box-it East aims to be the best document manager in the region. The judges said: “In the last 18 months new managing director Claire Brooks has really transformed this brand. With plans to build another vast warehouse as the current one is almost full, the business is securing some high profile clients that require thousands of boxes to be stored – though it’s the return of a box at any given time that really tests this service and the ability to produce boxes on same day delivery is no mean feat. “Visiting instils you with confidence as the premises are kept impeccably, stacked and racked to the rafters, with neat precision.”
Stubborn Mule Travel arranges bespoke tours for families to a range of exciting destinations in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Each holiday is specifically tailored to the family, bearing in mind the ages and interests of the children. From toddlers to teenagers, the company understands the needs of all age groups and all of its tours are 100% tried and tested by our own team, with their own children. The judges said: “It is apparent that this company has identified a niche in the market that is highly sought after by families. “Taking the traditional ‘gap year’ and turning into a travel experience for families, limiting their client base was an enormous risk, but this vision has reaped rewards. “Attention to the finer details, arranging incredible excursions and activities during the holiday that align and appeal to different members of the family, as well as ensuring hotels and all aspects fulfil requirements. “Their turnover, profits, growth and vision are impressive, backed up by true industry knowledge and charming and engaging staff.”
We are so delighted to have won the “One to Watch” award at the Suffolk Business Awards….. Great recognition for our brilliant team who are working their socks off right now! We look forward to continuing our hard work and helping to create stunning outdoor event spaces for our customers throughout the rest of 2017. If you are interested in hearing more about our services and how to enhance your event with some of our stunning tents, please get in touch or download our brochure for more information.
The One to Watch Award is about recognising an outstanding business from within Suffolk which shows the promise to become a success story of tomorrow. This includes established businesses that have diversified to change themselves as well as young businesses that have great potential. The judges will be looking for a company able to demonstrate a pioneering approach to business and, alongside a strong performance over the past year, the potential to flourish and deliver impressive results in the future. Among the particular qualities the judges are looking for drive, impact, potential and vision. Above all, however, the winner of this category will be able to show a dedicated effort to drive their business forward.
Our tipi manufacturers have made some limited edition hammocks made entirely out of tipi off cuts! We will give one of them away to the best photo of our tipis from events past and future …. Email your entry to us or post it to our Facebook page.