Where can I hire a Tipi for my outdoor wedding, festival or corporate event?

By the very nature of our classic campervan glitter bar and outdoor photobooth services, we tend to work at a lot of outdoor wedding venues like in our Fiesta Fields blog post last month. We are often parked up by fabulous tipis – be that weddings, festivals or corporate hospitality events.

We wanted to tell you all about our friends at Canvas and Light, because they have a gorgeous company that stands out because of their off-white or cream canvas – a fresh alternative to the traditional, tan canvas tipi style.

Canvas and Light are a Surrey based company that do tipi hire for outdoor wedding, festival or corporate events.



Operating across Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire and Berkshire.

Canvas and Light create stunning event spaces for your wedding, special celebration, festival or corporate event. Their beautiful giant hat tipis in cream canvas, matched with quality furnishings, gorgeous lighting set ups and all their little styling extras will give you a one-of-a-kind venue for your most special day.

inside a tipi
tipi hire with furnishings
Tipi hire in Surrey

Wow factor

Canvas and Light’s off-white or cream canvas is quite different to a tan canvas tipi. They love the fresh and natural light this gives inside, and so will photographers.

The modular nature of a tipi gives lots of flexibility when creating a space suitable for various guests numbers. The solid wooden poles, cream canvas and neutral flooring provide a stunning blank canvas.

About Canvas and Light

This tipi hire company are a husband and wife team. They celebrated their own wedding in a field in 2015 and that set them on a course into the world of outdoor weddings and events.

With their background in outdoor events, they have a wealth of experience and a fantastic little black book of fab contacts (like us at Buttercup Bus Vintage Campers!)

If you would like support with any other aspect of your day, they are available to help. From styling and on the day coordination, to helping you find the right caterer or photographer. Canvas and Light can take care of the dull but all-important generator and toilets. They can even help with full coordination.

Their Tipis

There are two sizes of tipi to hire, the Stratus (or giant hat) and the Cirrus (or Kungsornen). They are super versatile and can be used as single standalone tipis or joined together in various configurations. For example, 2 Stratus tipis, when joined together, will comfortably seat 90 people and 3 Stratus tipis can accommodate up to 160 guests, including space for a dance floor. The Cirrus makes a great little addition and can provide space for additional seating or to create a cosy chill out area with soft seating and a bar.

Another great thing about the Stratus is that each side can be lifted, so for a summer wedding or event, they are perfect for letting the outside in and allowing a bit of breeze to flow through. On a colder day you can have more sides down, add in a fireplace and/or heaters and you have a really toasty space to celebrate in.

 Thanks to the height of the structures and the smoke flaps at the top, tipis can safely accommodate an open fireplace, providing a special atmosphere within the tent and often proving to be the focal point of any event. Marshmallows and skewers at the ready.

tipi hire for outdoor events
First dance in a tipi
inside tipi for hire kent

Stunning props and extras to add to when you hire a Tipi for a wedding festival

Canvas and Light have lots of other useful items for hire to help complete the look.

For example,  a small Nimbus mini tipi (see picture below), also in off-white. This is a great little tipi to offer cover for an outside bar. Or add their Moroccan pouffes and fairy lights for a sweet little outdoor chill out area.

The festival flags, vintage oxblood red vintage Chesterfields, a mini ceremony tipi, rustic bar, shepherds crooks, festoons, tiki torches and barrels all add the perfect touch!

small Nimbus mini tipi in off-white

Canvas and Light and suppliers that made this blog post possible

Thank you, lovely friends at Canvas and Light, for the blog content.

This gorgeous comapny is based in Surrey, covering Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire and Berkshire.

Contact them today to find out more about how their stunning tipi hire services could be the perfect match for your outdoor venue.

Image credits

The images featured in this post are actual tipis available by Canvas and Light.

In order of display, the photographer credits are as follows:

  • Main feature image: jamiedunnphotography.com
  • 1st main body image: www.dcphotographic.co.uk
  • 2nd, 3rd and 4th main body image: maureendupreez.com
  • 5th main body image: www.instagram.com/andydavidwright/
  • 6th main body image: maureendupreez.com
  • 7th main body image: www.abigailwhite.co.uk
About the author

About the author


I’m Nathalie, a mother with two little ones who love going out in the campers – be it a trip to the supermarket, or a holiday by the coast! My experience is pretty mixed… I studied to become an anatomist, wore a white coat and was a bit nifty with a scalpel when it came to dissections… but somehow ended up working for a software company and then specialised as a business consultant (for 15 years), gaining useful skills to set up my own company Buttercup Bus Vintage Campers… I love to eat cheese – the smellier and mouldier the better… hate ironing, have a handbag filled with lipstick and spanners… and I have a passion for all things VW…

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