FAQs

What makes our teepees better than a marquee?

No event should be restricted to a "one-size fits all" approach. We recognise you want a memorable occasion for you and your guests and we want to help you to create that.

TopKata teepee tents are unique with a variety of different configurations to suit your event, whether small or large. As well as being waterproof to cope with the changeable NZ weather, they can be toasty in winter with the indoor fire or cool and breathable in the summer months (not like a stuffy PVC marquee).

See how beautiful they look in our Gallery section.

The teepees are perfect for my event... What should I do now?

If you like our teepees and would like to enquire about hiring for an event or function, please contact us and we can prepare you a customised quote based on your event.

I‘ve accepted the quote... what happens next?

We'll visit your site and measure up, check access, the type of ground and water & electricity to eliminate any surprises on event day! Once we're both happy and the details are in place we'll send you a booking form with a customised floor plan and ask for a deposit to secure your day.

How long is the hire period for?

We'll arrive 2-3 days before your event to set up your teepee tent configuration, leaving you at least 1 full day to add your finishing touches.

We'll then come back 1-2 days after the event to pack everything up and leave it how we found it. If you need the tents for longer, that's fine, we'll work it out.

Are the teepees waterproof?

Yes! These tents are designed for the harsh Swedish winters so are very strong and waterproof. In a cold southerly, the sides can be lowered and the doors closed, with the indoor fire keeping everyone nice and toasty.

In the summer, the canvas can be raised to form a brim, providing shade and also allowing a cool breeze to circulate.

How big are teepees and how many guests can they accommodate?

The TopHat measures 10.3m in diameter with its sides closed and 13m diameter with all its sides raised. Each TopHat is just under 9m high. One TopHat will seat around 70 guests for a meal and unfurnished it will comfortably accommodate 100 standing guests.

The MiniHat measures 8.5m in diameter. It will comfortably accommodate around 40 seated guests and 60 standing.

As well as teepee tents, what else can I hire from you?

The teepee tent hire includes the matting and lighting. We also offer a fire, wooden tables and bench seats, dance floor, fairy lights & other accessories to set the scene.

How does the indoor fire work?

It's an open log fire, it can be positioned inside directly underneath the top vents or anywhere outside. We supply the smokeless logs and they are included in the fire hire price.

What about other equipment for my event?

We work with a number of very reliable and professional hire companies and would be happy to arrange external hire of anything else you need.

Do you supply power for the teepees?

Not directly. We can often take electricity from a nearby building, but if you do not have power available on site we can help you to arrange a generator.

Do I need to organise insurance for my event?

You're welcome to insure our teepees and equipment yourself through standard wedding/event insurance. However to save you time and money we add in our Damage Waiver fee, this is 3% of the equipment hire charge. With this option all responsibility for accidental loss and damage is covered by TopKåta's own insurance.