Kate Dennis from The Zest Group WA shares five ways to use tipis at events.
1. As an alternative to marquees
The design of Nordic tipis provides increased versatility and a far more visually inspiring alternative to a traditional marquee.
Tipis can be set up to be open to the elements in summer, which allows plenty of fresh air circulation, or completely closed during the winter months. They can even accommodate beautiful open fires to create cosy dining and entertaining environments when winter’s chill sets in.
2. Hub for entertainment
At a predominately outdoor event, a tipi set up specifically for a dance floor, bar and lounge or performance space helps to create a focal point for entertainment.
Providing wonderful acoustics for bands or solo performers, tipis offer an atmospheric, undercover alternative to an alfresco stage and dance floor.
Large enough to accommodate a performer and a bar space, a tipi can easily be transformed into a bohemian lounge with the addition of couches, coffee tables and other occasional furniture so that guests can recline in comfort while enjoying a live performance.
3. Big or small
From intimate long table dinners for small groups, to large scale corporate functions, the clever design of the Zest Group WA’s tipis enable the structures to be joined together to create the perfect undercover space for events of any size.
Versatile enough to accommodate groups of up to 500 people for a sit-down meal or up to 1000 guests for a cocktail event, the tipis offer a level of flexibility that many pop-up venue options lack.
4. Decorative options
The decorative possibilities for tipis are endless. From on-trend festoon lighting scalloped from the vaulted canopy to spectacular suspended floral features, tipis were created with event stylists in mind.
Fitted out with numerous timber hanging points to allow for various design elements to be installed, the tipis can be decorated in countless ways to reflect the specific aesthetic of any genre of event.
5. Stand out
Able to elicit a sense of curiosity in both young and old, a tipi set up at a market or festival provides an immediate point of difference for business owners wanting to stand apart from their competitors.
Whether employed as a wine tasting stall at a food festival or a pop up restaurant at an outdoor event, a tipi structure will capture customers’ attention for all of the right reasons.
Images courtesy of Teneil Kable.