Why a TopKata Tipi?
Updated: Aug 18
TopKåta, a New Zealand family owned and operated company, specialises in hiring event tipis, for weddings, festivals, corporate events, and social gatherings.
However you wish to spell it – “tipi” or “teepee” – you’re not wrong! Ours are authentic Scandinavian 100-year-old Nordic pine, environmentally friendly tipis. We pride ourselves on being the only authentic Nordic Pine tipi company in the North Island, and the original & largest in NZ!
Our exclusive range of tipis provide an elite alternative to the 'marquee' structure. Each tipi seats up to 70 guests comfortably, with a collection of 14 tipis joined to host over 1,000 people!
No event is 'one size fits all' right! - we want your special occasion to be memorable and will help create just that. Our tipi layouts can be adapted to compliment your setting, maximising the views, giving you the freedom to design your own layout, floor-plan and positioning of entrances – the beautiful thing about our tipis, is we go where you tell us to!
An important factor when planning an outdoor event is the weather – make sure you know the true capabilities of the tent (or tipi) you rent! Combining modern and traditional techniques and materials, TopKåta tipis can withstand anything the good old NZ weather can throw at them, while keeping guests dry and warm inside.
Think about what details reflect YOU! –– we’re seeing a shift to an organic, natural approach when it comes to weddings, festivals and conferences, reflecting a personal relaxed style. TopKåta tipis can be decorated to showcase your interests and personality, including our range of Scandinavian style tables, bench seats, specialty lighting, fire pit, dance floor and matting!
Make a weekend of it! – make it a multi-day affair. If you’re hiring our tipis, and the venue allows (or you’re on private land)…have a brunch the next day! This is a great way to spend more time with your guests. Our clients often say the following day was spent relaxing in the tipis with friends and family, enjoying brunch and bubbles, reliving the day before!
With over 300 events behind us – we can help guide you through the process, making sure that it’s stress free. From conducting a site visit through to creating a bespoke floor plan, ensuring that you have a ‘rain plan’, and communicating clear timelines for set up and takedown, with our quality product and our proven ability to provide a quality service, we make sure that worrying about anything tent related is the least of your worries!