Alex & Kate
Coastal Tents were amazing from start to finish. Carla and Owen were so helpful and we were always super confident that everything was all planned and organised and we could relax.
We had the Sailcloth tent and 1 tipi, as well as lots of their add ons. It all looked fantastic and everyone commented. At night with their lighting the tents look even better.
Coastal tents also have a great team working for them for the set up day. I believe the fact that they are an independent family run business, you will get an amazing bespoke service and they really want your day to be as amazing as you do.
Cheers guys and best of luck in the years to come, hope to book you for our 10th wedding anniversary.
Alex, Kate and Alfie x
Alice & Tom
We had a beautiful sailcloth marquee from Coastal Tents at our wedding in Smedmore House in Dorset. It looked absolutely amazing and Owen and his team’s set up was very smooth and professional. They arrived early the day before the wedding and set it all up very promptly so we had plenty of time to decorate. Owen very kindly asked us exactly how we wanted it positioned and offered us advice as well.
The sailcloth marquee is very elegant and we were able to have the sides up all day long to enjoy the surrounding views, only putting them down as it cooled late in the evening. I would definitely recommend Coastal Tents as a supplier for your wedding.
Freya & Nick
Need a tent for your wedding or event? Look no further, Carla and Owen were an absolute dream to work with! On hand every step of the way, friendly, knowledgable (and they have the most adorable puppy!) We ordered three tipis with furniture to start with and were able to add on heaters, decorative swings etc as we went along. The team came for a site visit ahead of our big day to understand the space, talk through the logistics of arriving/building and breaking down, they provided a really useful programme to help us find a suitable layout for our furniture and put on open days through out the year so that you can come and see the tents in situ. Carla and Owen were always accommodating and flexible and made the whole process completely stress free. Couldn’t recommend more highly!
Yve & Dan
Tipis are a little like a puppy, once you’ve actually been to see one, you just know you have to have one!
After making our initial booking with Coastal Tents, our wedding venue plans changed but our desire to have a tipi didn’t and Carla and Owen couldn’t have been more accommodating.
The tipi looked amazing and added a real feature to our set up. Beautifully open and natural in the day time but with the addition of the fairy lights and fire pit in the evening, it really was stunning! We also hired the catering tent which is fab, being the same colour as the Tipis and having a beautifully shaped roof, it turns one of the things you try to normally hide in to something you’re happy for your guests to see.
Carla and Owen are the dream team, genuinely excited about each one of their customers big day and going the extra mile to ensure everything runs smoothly in the run up and on the day.
Whilst we had to give the tipi back, we’re delighted to say that we got to keep Carla and Owen so we really couldn’t be happier that we found Coastal Tents! Thanks guys, you are the best! xxx
Helen & Matt
From our initial enquiry through to the day itself it was so easy working with Carla and Owen. We felt that the sailcloth was one less thing to worry about as they were both so helpful and informative. Whenever we needed anything extra they were quick to respond and liaised with suppliers, on our behalf which was a huge help given we were planning from afar. The tent itself was absolutely beautiful and many guests commented on how stunning it was. Although it was the end of September it was a very balmy evening and so it was fantastic to be able to roll up the sides. It was light, airy and spacious which is just what we wanted. There was plenty of room for our guests, the dance floor, band, DJ, cake table and bar plus comfy seating. We really can’t thank them enough for all of their support and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a tent (or tipi) for their wedding or indeed any other function.
Ali & Eric
We couldn’t recommend Coastal Tents enough. From start to finish they were absolutely incredible. They are friendly, reliable and will go the extra mile to help you create your perfect day. We saw a couple of ideas on Pinterest that we wanted to recreate, so we dropped Carla & Owen an email and they were completely happy to try and make it work for us, and it not only did it work, but it looked amazing.
Everyone was in awe at the amazing Tipis and we will definitely be recommending Coastal Tents to all of our friends for their weddings!
Thanks so much Owen & Carla x
Hannah & Ted
Owen and Carla were amazing! We found them online initially and from the moment we made contact they were friendly, professional, enthusiastic and really understood what we wanted. Overall a very relaxing experience, really fun spending the day with Owen and the guys putting up the tipis on the farm, everything was super smooth. They looked amazing and I’d highly recommend them!
Venetia & Nick
We loved the idea of tipis compared to the generic marquee selection. Coastal Tents had the best offering and they provided an unbelievable service from start to finish. The tipis looked magical with the up-lights and fairy lights – you barely need any other decoration at all. They completely surpassed our expectations. They were spectacular with the sides up but when the forecast said it was going to rain all day Owen was so flexible and helpful about coming back to put them down. It was so cosy and warm with the sides down and you couldn’t tell how dreadful the weather was outside. When trawling the internet looking for tipis we were worried that they might be quite dark – this wasn’t the case at all, they were so light and spectacular. Owen and Carla were so lovely to work with and we would 100% recommend them. Our guests, young and old, absolutely loved the tipis, they really made it very special and different.
Ellie & Dean
We booked with Coastal Tents for our wedding in Hampshire and went with their sailcloth tent. The service provided by Owen and Carla was second to none. They were incredibly helpful throughout the process in the lead up to the wedding. Installation was smooth and as a bride to be felt totally relaxed that everything was under control! The tent itself was absolutely amazing, the way it lit up in the evening was gorgeous and it was perfect being able to roll all the sides up in the summer evening! I would strongly recommend them to anyone.
Tim & Nicky
From the first call to the day itself the Coastal tents team’s level of service was absolutely exceptional. Both Carla and Owen were very helpful discussing what kind of tipi and extras we needed, making changes even a few weeks before. Carla was always very friendly and it really felt like the team cared about making our day unique and special for us.
The set up was flawless and quick. And the tipi just looked amazing on the day. Especially with all the lights on at nighttime. Our guests all thought it looked amazing.
Couldn’t recommend a tipi wedding or coastal tents more.
Thanks again for all your help!
Lucy and Luke
We used Coastal Tents for our wedding in August and were really pleased with the service! Carla and Owen were really helpful at their open days and talked us through all the details to ensure we got the set up we wanted. They were also really helpful with putting us in contact with other suppliers.
On the day we were quite unlucky with the weather and had incredibly high winds! Owen made sure the tent was secure and was onsite early to make sure everything ran smoothly. When we were in the tent you would never have known what the weather was like outside.
The Tents themselves were beautiful and really were the focal point of the entire day. Our guests were in awe and all said it was one of the best weddings they had ever been to.
Carla and Owen are both really friendly and we would definitely recommend Coastal Tents to anyone thinking of having a Tipi wedding!
Lorna & Ryan
We recently used Coastal Tents for our wedding and we could not recommend them highly enough. Carla, Owen and their team were extremely helpful at every stage of our planning. Nothing was too much to ask and they thought of everything! The Coastal Tents team are extremely professional and approachable. Our wedding day would not have been the same without these wonderful individuals. Thank you!!
Tanya & Joe
With a great eye for detail, Carla and Owen at Coastal tents make you feel a priority from the very first contact. This definitely put us at ease in the run up to our wedding. The tipi tents arrived and went up with ease. They were outstandingly beautiful – everyone commented on them.
Thank you for the friendly, expert service!
Jess & Byron
We hired Coastal Tents for our wedding at Smedmore House and the team were incredibly friendly and helpful, accommodating our last-minute requests and sourcing items that we were struggling to find. On the day, the tent and equipment were exactly what we hoped for and we couldn’t have asked for more. It looked great in the photos too! Thank you
Zoe & Mike
In the months leading up to our wedding day, we had explored many suppliers and options for marquees but none had really excited us. During a discussion with the host of our reception venue, Coastal Tents were recommended and we realised that having been to Purbeck Valley Folk Festival the previous year, we remembered the feature tipis gracing the skyline, affectionately known around the festival site as the Duck Tent. An initial preparation meeting was soon arranged with Carla of Coastal Tents and we found her to be very easy to talk our plans through with. Her approach was professional but incredibly friendly. She was helpful and genuinely interested in listening to all of our ideas we dotted around. As a result, with an expected ninety guests for the day and a possible further fifty for the evening, we decided upon the two tipi configuration and remain delighted with that decision to this day!
Carla gave careful consideration to all of our needs and we were relieved that she was easy to contact and quick to respond to our queries as they arose. A few adjustments to our original plan was clearly no trouble and all requests made were effortlessly dealt with prior to or during set up. We were very impressed with how efficient Owen and his team were during the set up and take down process and Mike found it was useful to have a ‘briefing’ from Owen once the tipis were up, to be shown how to operate the spot lights, open the side doors for the band to enter through and how to close down the front in the event of bad weather. This all added to the smooth running of the decoration and preparation of the tipis.
The tipis, matting and all included accessories were without question of top quality. We were initially concerned that the Swedish chairs, tables and benches might be lightweight and prone to toppling over but they too were sturdy and of superior construction. We opted to do much of the decorating ourselves with scattered old walking boots planted up with lavender, bunting made out of old OS maps and groups of vintage bottles filled with colourful flowers embellished the tables. However take it from us, do not consider buying your own fairy lights and putting them up yourself! We were seriously, really seriously going to do this and (thankfully) changed our minds at the last minute – we were so pleased we made that crucial amendment to the grand master plan! There was no way we could have achieved the fairy-lit atmosphere, reached the top of the tipi ceiling or survived the set up day stress-free and bones intact, without having requested the addition of fairy lights.
Our guests were in genuine awe of the impressive structure that the tipis offered them when they first arrived at Purbeck Valley Farm and all commented on how incredibly beautiful and atmospheric the tipis were by night. As the sun set, the lights became far more noticeable and the tipis were transformed from a charmingly fascinating, airy setting with beams and braces to give anyone stuck for words a starting point for conversation, into an attractive, inviting and warmly-glowing grotto of pure loveliness! To say we were impressed is an understatement and if the description seems somewhat over the top, it’s simply because there’s not enough adjectives to describe how exceptionally stunning the tipis are after dark! Mike and I sat on a hay bale, outside the tipis on our wedding night, gazing at the stars and revelling in the picturesque setting. It was everything we had wanted to achieve and more besides.
Professionalism, quality and follow-up was second-to-none and we cannot thank Carla and Owen enough for providing us with a first-class service. You would not believe that this is such a young business – for all the efficiency and attention to detail, it’s hard not to think that Coastal Tents have been in operation for a great many years! Thank you Carla, Owen and the tipi crew. Our day was memorable and your meticulousness helped to ensure that our venue was perfect.
Leonie & Sandy
Carla and Owen were immensely helpful at every step of the way. They were instrumental in both the planning and execution of our wedding and we really couldn’t have done it without them. From the beautiful tipi itself, to all the details that made the venue come alive, Coastal Tents proved to be an absolutely brilliant choice. Thank you!
Heather & Ian
I just wanted to send you a message to say a huge huge thank you for our fantastic tipi, it was just stunning. The location on the site was perfect, the tipi itself was beautiful and the doors were a great addition, thank you so much! Everyone has taken loads of pictures so when I get them I’ll send you over any good views of the tipi.
We ended the night with half a dozen of us sat around the fire pit which was just how I pictured it.
Thank you for making our day just spectacular!
I hope your company grows and grows and many more couples can enjoy your beautiful tipi tents on their special days.
Thank you again.
Alex & James
I actually meant to email before I went away just to say another huge huge thank you for everything you did at the wedding. You were just amazingly brilliant – I think my dad would quite like to marry you himself he was so happy!
Jess & Simon
We can’t thank Carla, Owen and their team enough for providing the tipis for our wedding. Our original tipis were damaged in a storm the week before our wedding so Coastal Tents were contacted at very short notice to step in and they saved the day! This turned out to be a blessing in disguise as we couldn’t have wished for better. The tipis were obviously very well looked after and in pristine condition. Carla, Owen and their team were professional, friendly and they genuinely cared about our wedding. The whole team made every effort to ensure that everything ran smoothly, from putting up and taking the tipis down to ensuring the finished result was exactly as we had hoped for. To sum up we would say that Coastal Tents were completely faultless and went above and beyond, we could not recommend them more highly and we would certainly use them again in the future.
Hannah & Will
Will and I are very much enjoying married life, and love reminiscing about our fantastic wedding day! The Sailcloth Tent and all that you provided set off the scene at the reception perfectly, it was not just this for which we were grateful but more importantly the way you really did go the extra mile and were so helpful. You made everything possible and it was an absolute pleasure working with you both.