CORNISH TIPI WEDDINGS
Cornish Tipi Weddings
THE NITTY GRITTY
Location: Cornish Tipi Weddings, Near Port Isaac Cornwall
Ceremony Capacity: 200+
Reception Capacity: 200+
Licensed for Marriages & Civil Partnerships: Yes – for 10 years
Facilities: Ceremony & reception venue, accommodation in fully equipped tipis or guests’ own tents & campervans, beautiful freshwater lake where you can fish, swim & row little boats, campfires & starry skies, woodland & meadow - all in a hidden valley deep in the Cornish countryside – yet only 5 minutes from the wild Atlantic Coast.
Catering: Preferred local suppliers including our wonderful ethically trading on site cafe team
Bar: As above
Late License: Up until midnight
Other Services: Full wedding co-ordination from first enquiry to helping with blog submissions after the event - & of course smooth running on the day itself
Other Suppliers: Preferred local suppliers for everything from fire juggling to flowers & sushi to celebrants
Accommodation: In fully equipped tipis or wild camping with your own tents & campervans – for 200+
Child Friendly: Yes! & babies too!
Pet Friendly: No – although we do have special arrangements in place for the wedding couple’s best friend at the ceremony...
Exclusive Use: Not necessary as our venue is so large & spread out that you barely know anyone else is there
Eco/Ethical Ethos (personal and professional): Our business has been based on green credentials from the beginning as the first tipi campsite in the UK in 1996, & now we’ve got 10 years of sustainable weddings under our belt too! We source locally & ethically wherever possibly (which is just about always!), pay above average wages to our staff & have sustainable commitments in our working procedures that we ask our customers to adhere to wherever possible as well.
Is your business Vegan-Friendly?: Absolutely – we have lots of vegan weddings here but we don’t discriminate if people are veggie or even omnivores :)
Cornish Tipi Weddings
Once upon a time we started a tipi campsite - the first one in the UK - and then about 10 years later you started asking if you could have outside weddings here. It took us a moment, but then it was crikey - why didn't we think of this before! A tipi wedding, woodland wedding, camping wedding, festival wedding - it could hardly be more perfect! The idea of you using our beautiful woods and glorious lake for your day of days was clearly spot on, and now nearly 10 years later we're established as one of the UK's top outdoor wedding venues. Hurrah!
So what we didn't do was jump on a bandwagon; we were in at the off with outdoor weddings, and we're actually from here (farmers - too long to mention) & have grown our family business organically over the last 20 years (yes, sometimes slower than we'd have liked) into something to be proud of. Our long experience of Glastonbury & other festivals means the festival vibe is real - not a marketing phrase - although we'll always balance carefully what you want to do with our responsiblities to our neighbours and the wider community. This means when you get married here you are dealing with real people in a real place, and we'll respond to you personally in everything we do.
We're all about the wildly romantic outdoor wedding - and we're the closest you can get to a legal outdoor wedding in the UK. If you're dreaming of a green wedding, wedding by water or the best outdoor venue you can find then you've come to the right place. Our wood, willow and canvas Pavilion isn't on a manicured lawn but really outdoors; by a clear brook & under a canopy of oak and ash. Our secret valley is 5 minutes from the wild Atlantic coast with a matchless backdrop of woodland and sky, shimmering lake water and magical Cornish earth. Declaring your love in front of family and friends is big stuff; whether you choose to make it country boho or festival cool is up to you - you do the pretty stuff & we do all the rest...