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How it all began

When we started planning our wedding reception, we wanted something different – something extra special. We scoured the country for marquees, but they all looked a bit, well… ordinary. We were after something extraordinary! When we found what we’d been looking for, it changed our lives…

We had discovered the magical world of Sami teepees. Our kåta reception was a truly memorable success. Our guests were bowled over by the teepee’s uniquely breathtaking atmosphere; in fact, they still talk about it today. We fell in love with kåtas and, driven by a desire to share the love with others, we set up PapaKåta.

Ten years on and we thought there would never be anything that could come close to our teepees.  And while they still make our hearts skip a beat, along came an American beauty that has swept us off our feet. Our new Sperry tents offer a timeless celebration space that perfectly compliments the rustic charm of the teepees. We’re over the moon to have the exclusive rights to bring these gorgeous tents to the UK.

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Richard & Amanda Monaghan, founders of PapaKåta

PapaKåta Today

We’ve worked on over 2000 successful events since 2006, so it’s safe to say that we know a thing or two about tents. The experience and quality of service provided by our PapaKåta team is second-to-none, but don’t take our word for it… Check out our glowing testimonials. What’s the secret? Experience, unmatched expertise, and boundless enthusiasm – every event excites us just as much as the first one.

Whether you’re having a wedding, celebrating with a birthday party, or hosting a corporate event or festival, every special occasion deserves the very best. Our aim is to exceed your expectations – and wow your guests – by creating an extraordinary atmosphere and memories that will last a lifetime. We know it’s a one shot deal, so we promise to move mountains – whatever it takes to create the perfect day.

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Our tents

Over the years, our tents have graced manicured lawns, rolling hills, picturesque valleys and wide-open vistas. We’ve taken everything our wonderful climate can throw at us and – like our clients – we’re still smiling…

Teepees

Based on a traditional Scandinavian design, our teepees are built to withstand the harshest weather. And with extras like wood-burning fires, reindeer hides, and heaters to keep your tootsies toasty, you and your guests will stay warm whatever the weather.

Sperrys

An icon of the Hamptons wedding and party scene, our new Sperry tents are hot news on the other side of the pond. Lovingly hand-crafted in Massachusetts, the Sperry tents’ oyster sailcloth and iconic canopy ooze a timeless, graceful elegance.

We believe in peace of mind, so where possible our tents are made with natural materials. What’s more, after each event we plant enough trees to compensate for any carbon released during the transit, installation and packing up process.

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Testimonials

“How lucky are we to have found Papakata?! Your Tipi was beyond amazing and your crew a delight. Dealing with you from start to finish was a pleasure. Thank you for making Lydia and James’ dream come true. A truly wonderful memory”.
Anne Ingram, Mother of the Bride, 28th June 2015

“What an amazing outfit PapaKåta are! From the moment you rolled up like the circus coming to town, until you left, everything went like a dream. Your crew were so friendly and professional and the team that we dealt with from the start made the whole process so straight forward.”
Anne & Graham Orr, Bride & Groom, 2nd August 2014

“PapaKåta is the Mary Poppins of weddings: Practically perfect in every way”
Jane Marlow, Mother of the Bride, 30th March 2013

“Everyone at PapaKåta helped to make our day so magical and special. The team were kind and caring, nothing was too much trouble and everything was dealt with in a professional way. We cannot thank you all enough and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to our friends and family.”
Kate Skidmore, Mother of the Bride, 18th August 2012

“I am not quite sure what to say really, apart from the fact that the usual grateful sentiments do not come anywhere close to expressing my thanks to you and your team for the wonderful teepees. I think Jill and I are both still feeling like it’s the morning after the Lord Mayor’s party!”
Sally Mayell, Wedding Planner at Shortflatt Tower, 23rd August 2014

“Everything went brilliantly and it was such a perfect day. Everyone commented on how amazing the teepees were, and I was really happy with how everything turned out. I wouldn’t change a thing! Thanks again for everything, it was my dream wedding.”
Hannah & Chris Porter, Bride & Groom, 6th April 2013

“We will be eternally grateful for your help, advice and guidance. And the quality of your service is amazing, nothing has been too much trouble. Having a teepee had been a dream of mine for a while and you helped to make my dream come true.”
Lindsay Johnson, 18th August 2012

“If Carlsberg did weddings they’d do rainy days in North Yorkshire in PapaKåta teepees with scampi and chips.”
Ruth & Peter Wilson, 18th June 2011

Testimonials — 2015

“We had the most wonderful wedding day and it really was everything we dreamed of and more. The whole experience of working with the PapaKåta team was enjoyable and they all did everything to make sure every little detail was perfect. I really can’t thank you all enough for making our day so so so special! My guests had never seen or experienced anything like the tipis before and said how spectacular and beautiful it was. The day was like something out of a movie and it really was PapaKåta that made it. I was told by a guest that driving up and seeing the tipis in the middle of the field was a wonderful sight and made her feel like she was arriving at something that was out of this world.”
Alice Potts, Bride, 11th April 2015

“We have used PapaKåta on several occasions now, and have always found your customer service, the planning process from answering queries quickly to helping find solutions to any problems is excellent. Your team setting up the teepee’s are always efficient and we would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone.”
Rachel Gainer, Party Planner, 16th May 2015

“Utterly and completely idyllic and fabulous and everything, everything, everything that we had hoped and planned and more. Thank you so much and please thank the guys that do all your installations too – such hard work goes into making it all look amazing and we were completely thrilled with all of it. We are indeed still surfing happily on a tide of delight. All our guests were blown away and we loved every minute. We have had many “magical” and “best wedding EVER!” thank you cards, calls and emails in the weeks since.

Thanks again for all your help and support. I have so enjoyed planning the whole thing and to have it all go so perfectly to plan is due to finding such great people to work with. I trusted the whole process to you guys and that trust was not misplaced. Truly we wish PapaKåta all the success in the world and it’s great to feel part of that story. You will retain a fond place in all our hearts, probably to the end!”
Cass & Jim Cozens, Bride & Groom, 4th April 2015

“It was literally incredible, I had the best night EVER! I literally can¹t thank you enough for everything you have done. Everyone commented on how fantastic the teepee¹s were. Again thank you so much for everything.”
Olivia Oldroyd, Birthday Girl 6th June 2015

“We had the best time ever! It rained really heavy when we were all eating which sounded really awesome on the canvas. The guys putting the tents up were great, they were really professional and friendly, they seemed happy to be there and like they were enjoying their jobs!
Thank you for all your hard work in the organizing you have been an absolute pleasure to work with.”
Katie & George, Bride & Groom, 29th may 2015

“Sperry really was a triumph! The perfect size, the perfect look and perfectly installed by your team. Please pass on huge thanks from myself and louise.”
James Whewell, Secret Productions, 8th June 2015

“It was incredible thank you! Couldn’t have been any more perfect! Thank you for all your help and please pass on a massive thank you to Chris, he was a super star from start to finish!”
James and Katie Taylor, Bride & Groom, 6th June 2015

“Please pass on my thanks to all concerned with the provision for the day, it is now easy to see why Papakata are market leaders in the hire of this style of Marquee/Teepee. When the team arrived on Tuesday morning, nothing was too much trouble a fabulous set of workers who deserve praise heaped on them. The attention to detail was outstanding and when the site was ready for the wedding day the word impressive doesn’t do it credit.
The best weather of the year on the Saturday further supported the fantastic day and outstanding Teepee set up, greatly admired by everyone in attendance.”
Ian Tindsley, Father of the Bride, 23rd May 2015

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a fabulous service both for the original planning and for the last minute requests. The team, were excellent, very helpful and considerate. I will welcome any opportunity to provide recommendations.”
Jane Basey Mother of the Bride 27th June 2015

“Thank you so much for all your help and guidance choosing the Sperrry Tent for Millie and Ed’s wedding. We have just come back to earth following an amazing weekend, and are now receiving endless compliments about the beautiful tent!  The Sperry Tent was spectacular, the assembly team excellent and everyone so helpful and cheerful. Thank you so much for making it all happen.”
Nicky Whittet, Mother of the Bride, 23rd May 2015

“Nicole and I are enormously grateful to you for all the care and attention you gave us and for all the hard work you put into making our event as special as it was. A number of our friends and guests complimented the tent with all kinds of superlatives!
Once again, a million thanks for everything. You guys have a fantastic product and you deliver it with immense professionalism and as importantly, with a smile.”
Alan Samson 23rd May 2015 Bar Mitzvah

“A belated huge thank you from Charlie and I for all your help and hard work to make the Sperry at our wedding so wonderful!!!!
We had the most incredible day imaginable and our friends and family raved about the tent and how fantastic it looked! I am already longing to receive photographs and see our video in the months ahead.
Please pass on our huge thanks to PapaMan onsite Dan who was just amazing and beyond helpful in managing the sides and temperature.”
Mr and Mrs Okell, Bride & Groom, 27th June 2015

“We just wanted to say thank you so much to you and all of the Papakata team for just being amazing really! All your organisation in the run up was fab. We never felt pressured and you were always willing to give advice and adapt to our whims! Then the guys doing the set up were brilliant – so friendly, professional and incredibly speedy. They were very happy to go the extra mile. The teepees themselves were incredible – they really gave the atmosphere and feel that we wanted and I think they pretty much blew everyone’s minds when they all arrived for the reception. You can’t beat that feeling of walking into a teepee with the decorations and the fire for the first time. We loved it all and we could keep gushing for ever! We just wish we could do it all again as the day goes far too fast! Once again thank you so so much for everything and making sure we have wonderful memories of the best day ever!”
Liz & Donny, Bride & Groom, 25th April 2015

“Wow!!! Everything has been fantastic, from beginning to end. The atmosphere that the ‘tents’ created was out of this world.Everyone was delighted.”
David, Rhona and Harriet Peacock, 16th May 2015

“The teepees were absolutely perfect and our guests were blown away…everyone commented that it was one of the best weddings they had been to. Truly magical! Big thanks to the set up crew too, what a great bunch of blokes. Wish we could have kept the teepees in the garden forever!!!
Once again, thanks for making our day really special.”
Steve and Jo Hogarth, Bride & Groom, 23rd May 2015

“I wanted to thank you so much for everything you have done in helping us plan the best day ever! You really were such a pleasure to work with and made everything so easy.  The guys who came to setup on Thursday were absolutely amazing! Super guys, did a splendid job! Our wedding was perfect. Exactly how I dreamt it would be! From the bottom of my heart, thank you.”
Lisa Entwistle, Bride, 30th May 2015

“I have been meaning to write and thank you for all your wonderful help for our wedding! It really was such a fantastic day and I really couldn’t have done it without your constant support and reassurance!”
Emily Horrell, Bride, 9th May 2015

“The foreign relatives and friends and our local chums where stunned by your tents. What a party we had and so much due to Papakata.”
Colin, Jacquie, Tom & Kate Brown, 23rd May 2015

“Yup. It was amazing. Only complaint? The tent almost upstaged the bride and groom!!
It was beautiful and perfect and created the most fabulous, cosy, amazing atmosphere. Perfect Papataka. Your crew were absolutely divine and super, super helpful – even with stuff that was nothing to do with their gig. Please pass on our immense appreciation to Damian and all of them. Totally terrific.
All the best and zillion of thanks for amazing service and making the day ever more magical.”
Otto Bathurst, Groom, 31st May 2015

“I just wanted to pass on a massive thank you for the huge efforts by all at Papakata to make Sam and Katy’s wedding a great success. The team worked very hard throughout and everything looked amazing. Ryan was incredibly helpful all of Saturday (and well into the early hours of Sunday).”
Sophie Cunningham, Wedding Planner, 20th June 2015

“Thank you so much for all your help with our wedding PapaKåtas. You were brilliant throughout the whole process! I felt like I had a friend on the inside! Thank you to all the guys who set up and took down. They were friendly and professional! I will definitely recommend you!”
Katie & George Gilchrist, Bride & Groom, 29th May 2015

“Big thanks to everyone at Papakata for our fabulous teepee set up for our wedding last Saturday. What an amazing space and a great atmosphere it created. Special thanks to Rachael and Darren our onsite Papaman who I believe went above and beyond the call of duty.”
Liz Bell, Bride, 11th July 2015

“I just wanted to give you a huge thank you! Our venue was absolutely amazing. The smell of the fire, the lighting, the furs in the kung, were such little things that made a massive impact. My mother and I planned the wedding, and we knew we had to hire you when we came to see you at an open day in York. My stepfather however didn’t understand what we saw in Teepees, that is until the teepees arrived, and then he understood. The team who put the venue up were so lovely and really hard working.
I went to bed as I was so tired, then my step dad rang me at 11.30 to come outside and sit with him in the kung because he loved it so much. He is a hard man and to win him over like that is amazing!! He spent all weekend in the teepees, as did my mum! The atmosphere was perfect.
I couldn’t fault PapaKåta, everything was perfect, down to the last detail. I will recommend you to everyone, and all the guests said how amazing it looked.”
Mrs Georgia Randall, Bride, 6th June 2015

“Just wanted to drop you a note to say a big thank you for all your help over the last year or so. You guys have always been so helpful and nothing is ever too much trouble – from the team who put up the teepee on the day itself to you who’ve been great in helping us decide what we need/ want, it’s been a pleasure.”
Sara and Tom Hart, Bride & Groom, 11th July 2015

Testimonials — 2014

“Thank you for the most incredible night in the most incredible tent! The party was amazing, and everyone went crazy for the teepee saying they had never seen anything like it.
You guys have honestly been the loveliest company to work with and as soon as I stumbled across your website with the beautiful branding I knew you were the company to use out of all the others out there!”
Safia Shakarchi, 21st Birthday Party, 15th February 2014

“We would just like to say thanks so much to everyone at PapaKåta for making our wedding day the best day of our lives! You were extremely professional and made everything so easy for us.”
Sarah & Christian Yates, Bride & Groom, 4th April 2014

“Thanks so much for all of your help leading up to our epic weekend. Walking into the teepees and seeing the fires lit, the candles, and fairy lights was a moment I will never forget, it looked stunning!”
Carole Atkinson, Mother of the Bride, 23rd August 2014

“I am not quite sure what to say really, apart from the fact that the usual grateful sentiments do not come anywhere close to expressing my thanks to you and your team for the wonderful teepees arranged for Jill and Paul’s wedding at Shortflatt Tower. I think Jill and I are both still feeling like it’s the morning after the Lord Mayor’s party!”
Sally Mayell, Wedding Planner, 23rd August 2014

“I just want to say a huge thank you to yourself and all the team who worked with us for our event. It’s a great structure, installed by a professional team and to be honest we couldn’t of been happier.”
Paul Aldridge, Events Manager at British Athletics, 24th August 2014

“As a company your attention to detail and service were excellent throughout. We will be recommending you to anyone who will listen! We have some really special memories of our wedding day and definitely think a papakata teepee made it that bit extra special.”
Lindsay & David, Bride & Groom, 27th September 2014

“I don’t really know where to start, what a fantastic event. The Sperry tents were perfect, quick and efficiently put up and taken down, and of course so smart and clean. Your team were polite, friendly and very attentive, taking care of the gardens they were working in. We were absolutely thrilled to work with Papakata. NOTHING was too much trouble for you, you delivered on every count and every time with a smile. I wish all suppliers were like you!”
Frances, George and Team Redburn, 4th July 2014

“We just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help and advice in the run up to the day. We had such a lovely day and the teepees were amazing!! The guests loved them too. We cannot thank you enough. It rained quite a bit on the day but it made the teepees really cosy with the fires and then the sun came out later so we managed to have one of the sides up!”
Katie & John, Bride & Groom, 7th June 2014

“Thank you so much for all the work that you did in the run up to our wedding. You were so easy to work with and by far our most efficient supplier for the wedding!! We were also incredibly impressed with the guys who set up the kata. They were so professional and went out of their way to make sure we were happy.”
Sarah & Greg Minter, Bride & Groom, 5th April 2014

“You were simply fantastic. From beginning to end- Papakata hasn’t ceased to amaze me. I’ve recommended you to anyone who’ll listen. What a professional service, the teepees left the guests astounded- all twinkly and perfect. The lads who came were so helpful, efficient and did such a great job. I can’t begin to explain what a difference having you involved made to our whole wedding day. You have been such a support throughout the whole process too – answering my continual queries, finding a solution to every challenge, and being such a delight every time we spoke. Thank you SO much.”
Charlie & Iain, Bride & Groom, 11th October 2014

“It was an amazing evening and the tepees astounded everyone. We loved it all and the happy couple were ecstatic. The PapaMan on site made the evening, he was amazing, so conscientious helpful and solved any difficulties that arrived. We couldn’t have done it without him.”
Zia Boycott, Mother of the Bride, 25th October 2014

“I just wanted to thank you for all your help and organisation that went into helping our day go beautifully – we had a ball!! The “set up” gang and also the “take down” gang were all a credit to the company. The tipis did look amazing and our friends loved the whole effect.”
Sue & Peter, Bride & Groom, 19th July 2014

“We had the most amazing day and the stunning teepees played a massive part. The atmosphere inside was really special, nothing else could have given us a more relaxed and joyful day, the guests absolutely loved them! We would love to say a huge thank you to all the team at PapaKåta, but a special thank you must go to the construction team. The lads went out of their way in the red hot sun to insure everything was set up exactly how we wanted.”
Nina & Matt Kidd, Bride & Groom, 19th July 2014

“Having our wedding in PapaKåta tipis was the most amazing experience for both us, and our family and friends. The atmosphere they create is just so unique and all our guests said how stunning they were – the huge glitter ball and the open fire were big hits! The PapaKåta team are the most friendly and helpful people you could wish to deal with and no request or task was seen as too big an undertaking. Their dedication, attention to detail and professionalism make you feel completely at ease as you know you are dealing with people who genuinely care about making your day fabulous. Thank you team PapaKåta – you are awesome!!!”
Jo & Ash, Bride & Groom, 10th May 2014

“It was a pleasure to work with PapaKåta again, your team delivered to a very high standard and it was great to see a company so focused on attention to detail”
Anne Reed, Yorkshire Water, 5th & 6th April 2014

“Wow, where do I begin… THANK YOU. We have had the most incredible weekend! We were blown away by your team at PapaKåta, a very talented bunch. Thanks again for your hard work, organisation and dedication to making our wedding day utter perfection!”
Aime and Colin Baxter, Bride & Groom, 12th April 2014

“The teepee was an absolute triumph and we’ve had lots of great feedback from Freddie’s and Tom’s friends.  Your ”assembly” team were great too – very efficient and focused.”
Emma Gabbertas, 21st Birthday Party, 27th June 2014

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the whole PapaKåta team, you did an incredible job and were fantastic from start to finish! The team putting up and taking down the teepees were super-efficient, friendly and professional, and without your help it wouldn’t have been possible for us to achieve our dream wedding.”
Sarah & Matt Taylor, Bride & Groom, 12th July 2014

“What an amazing outfit PapaKåta are! From the moment you rolled up on Thursday morning like the circus coming to town, until you left yesterday, everything went like a dream. Your crew were so friendly and professional and the team that we dealt with from the start made the whole process so straight forward.”
Anne & Graham Orr, Bride & Groom, 2nd August 2014

“A huge thank you from both of us to all the PapaKåta team for your support and patience in the run up to our wedding and for doing such a brilliant job for us on the day. We had such a happy day and remain in love with your Sperry Tent! We’ve had so many people comment on how awesome and beautiful it was.”
Georgina & Charlie, Bride & Groom, 4th October 2014

“It has been an absolute pleasure to work with PapaKåta. The team of guys who came to put up and take down the Kata’s were fantastic. We were not disappointed as the guys were hard working, polite and efficient and very professional, they promised that they would leave the venue as they found it and they were as good as their word.”
Gill, Skipbridge Weddings, 12th July 2014

“Just wanted to say a very huge thank you to you and all the team at Papakata for the most amazing Christmas party last night. Everyone loved it and thought the Kata’s were fantastic. I have had the best support and help from you and I really appreciate it.”
Hazel Pearce, Flashtalking, 11th December 2014

“What a great day and what a great performance your team put up for us at the wedding. It really was incredible and the comments from the guests have been amazing, and particularly referring to the tipis, so thank you to you and all of the team for an amazing wedding day.”
Tom Curtis, Groom, 13th September 2014

“Thank you for all your help with our wedding. We had the most amazing day and it couldn’t have gone better, we absolutely loved every minute. The tepee’s were a big hit and they looked absolutely stunning.”
Jane Blizzard, Bride, 4th October 2014

“Thank you so much for supporting us and our chosen children’s charities, it wouldn’t be the same without PapaKåta. Your beautiful teepees completely make our ball the special and unique event that it is. I can’t tell you how many comments we get on how stunning they are. Not only that but you really do have the most amazing team both in the office and the lads setting up, they really do you proud and have made such a huge thing for me a very easy process. Thank you for your help throughout…as always, working with Papakata has been a very easy and enjoyable process.”
Margherita Blair, Candlelighters Charity, 1st November 2014

“We just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone for helping make our day so special. The Sperry tents were the perfect setting for our special day, we couldn’t have been happier with them and the service we received from the team at Papakata . We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you.”
Andrea & Richard, Bride & Groom, 13th September 2014

Testimonials — 2013

“PapaKåta you were awesome! From our first contact with you through to the vehicles waving and driving away – you have been totally professional, upbeat and wonderful to deal with. Team PapaKåta who erected, dismantled and incidentally, left the field spotless are great guys. We’re so sad it’s all over but thank you for making it so special.”
Penny Duke, Mother of the Bride, 18th May 2013

“Thanks so much for everything you did for us in the run-up to our wedding, we had the most amazing day and were blessed with perfect weather. A huge thank you to everyone at PapaKata, we looked at a number of venues but you were calm, smiling, patient and accommodating. The teepees looked incredible, the atmosphere was magic, and we couldn’t have done it without your help, so thank you!”
Laura and Max Lanfranchi, Bride & Groom, 25th May 2013

“From the bottom of PapaKåta to the top you have very talented people working for you.You made us totally confident that it would be perfect so much so that we were relaxed and enjoyed every moment knowing that your team had every eventuality covered. But above all, you brought to fruition Alex’s original dream – an imaginative and distinctive wedding. Thank you.”
Roger and Margaret Howell, Mother & Father of the Bride, 29th June 2013

“Wow. What can I say. You guys were SO brilliant and a real treat to work with. From your lovely little touches, to the practical, helpful and kind manner of the erection team – you made our special day that bit more special.”
Jodie Harrison, Bride, 14th September 2013

“I would just like to say how impressed and thrilled we were with the whole PapaKåta experience. Yes, the teepees are stunning (and received so many compliments), but what made the whole experience so very special and memorable are your FABULOUS employees. A huge thank you for your lovely warmth and care which ensured that everything went so very smoothly and resulted in such a wonderful wedding experience for Kirsty and Ben.”
Jane Marlow, Mother of the Bride, 30th March 2013

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you to PapaKåta for our event last week, from start to finish you have been a delight to work with, ensuring all our little details were taken care of. The set up crew were fantastic, and the teepee looked amazing. It really made our event special, unique and memorable.”
Donna Szpakowski, Yorkshire Water, 11th April 2013

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you to the team that set up the PapaKåta teepees at Normanby Hall last weekend. They were fantastic in every way, we hardly knew they were here and you were by far the easiest company that we have worked with!”
Faye Colver, Normanby Hall, 27th April 2013

“The teepees looked even better than we had ever imagined and everyone thought they were incredible! Our wedding was just amazing and we had so little stress organising it, your team are all such wonderful people who treated us like we were their only clients. We felt that our budget was always respected and no one ever pushed us to do anything we didn’t want. Thank you so much for all your hard work in making our day incredible!”
Aaminah Qureshi and Bob, Bride

Testimonials — 2012 and before

“From the moment your team arrived until when they returned to dismantle it, I cannot speak highly enough about the efficiency and sheer professionalism of everyone involved. All your staff were polite and worked in an atmosphere of good humour – it truly was a pleasure to have them around!”
Bill Harvison, Father of the Bride, 29th September 2012

“You have all been great to deal with, including the team that came to put the PapaKåta up. Brilliant!”
Rachel Chippendale, Event Planner, 22nd September 2012

“You helped us to create the most wonderful and memorable day of our lives – I cannot thank you all enough.”
Laura & Andy Mann, Bride & Groom, 8th September 2012

“A big thank you to the PapaKåta team for creating an amazing venue for our wedding reception. The guys were a joy to deal with from start to finish. The teepees provided a magical and relaxed atmosphere, which everyone thoroughly enjoyed regardless of their age. It was our perfect day.”
Libby & Scott Edison, Bride & Groom, 8th September 2012

“We just wanted to say a huge thank you for your fantastic help, support and service in providing the beautiful teepees for our wedding. We absolutely fell in love with them at our friend’s wedding and they were just perfect for our day.”
Emma & Richard Brangwin, Bride & Groom, 1st September 2012

“We were totally impressed with your customer service, you were always happy to help with any queries and were really helpful offering ideas and suggestions; they always had positive energy, which was a refreshing change! Your on site team were a delight, very professional and fun with it, they seemed a very happy bunch even when they worked late to get the job done. Our guests were blown away, with one little girl remarking ‘wow this is actually magic land’ – very sweet! The tents made our day; they were impressive, unique and beautiful.”
Rachel & Andrew Tate, Bride & Groom, 27th August 2012

“We would love to give a huge thank you to all at PapaKåta – we literally could not have done it without you! The whole wedding was an amazing success, despite some mental weather. Everyone needs PapaKåta Teepees in their life. They make the best day of your life even better!”
Alexandra & Jason Usher, Bride & Groom, 25th August 2012

“The crew was brilliant. Access wasn’t easy but they coped very well. These guys work really hard and do a fantastic job. I don’t think I’d do anything differently, I just want to do it all again! I’d definitely recommend your company to anyone thinking of investing in a lasting memory. Thank you so much to everyone at PapaKåta – an excellent service from start to finish.”
Julie Belford, 25th August 2012

“What a magical wedding and what an amazing space the teepees created for both day and evening. The tepees looked beautiful – with flowers on tables for the meal – and in the evening the fire came into its own, with people gathering around it, chatting. We’ve been really impressed with how you guys work: from our first contact to the site visit, and finalising details. Thanks everybody. You were so friendly and efficient; you have a superb business and we wish you well.”
Kate Morpeth, Mother of the Bride, 25th August 2012

“You were amazing! Everything was perfect on the day. The fellas were fantastic, from putting stars up on the beam to digging out ditches in heavy rain.”
Anna Prince & Fred Nightingale, Bride & Groom, 24th August 2012

“Everyone at PapaKåta helped to make our day so magical and special. The team was kind and caring, nothing was too much trouble and everything was dealt with in a professional way. We cannot thank you all enough and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to our friends and family.”
Kate Skidmore, Mother of the Bride, 18th August 2012

“We haven’t got round to sending thank you notes out but I couldn’t wait any longer to tell you that our wedding was the best day of our lives. We will be eternally grateful for your help, advice and guidance. And the quality of your service is amazing – nothing has been too much trouble. Having a teepee had been a dream of mine for a while… You helped to make my dream come true.”
Lindsay Johnson, 18th August 2012

“The tents are exactly what we wanted for our garden wedding: comfy, rustic, relaxed and beautiful. Our guests were blown away, and the reindeer skins and fire pit were the best finishing touches.”
Natalie & Gavin Klocek, Bride & Groom, 11th August 2012

“We absolutely loved our wedding. PapaKåta played a huge part in making our day as special as we had hoped. It looked incredible – and the atmosphere was amazing.”
Holly Robinson & Daniel Garbettaa, Bride & Groom, 11th August 2012

“Thanks to PapaKåta, our wedding exceeded everyone’s expectations. It was truly our dream wedding. The set-up crew were great lads. Friendly, approachable and brilliant at their job!”
Katie Thomas, Bride, 28th July 2012

“Thank you so much for doing the most amazing job, providing your beautiful teepees for our wedding. Everybody at PapaKåta was professional and friendly, and the tents are truly spectacular. We had a magical weekend eating, drinking, dancing and recovering inside them! Thank you again for awesome service, wicked designs and the biggest disco ball we’ve ever seen!”
Amy Owen, Bride, 28th July 2012

“The set-up guys were excellent. Very professional. A brilliant bunch you have there.”
Laura Grimes, Bride, 28th July 2012

“Thank you for all your help and advice during the build-up to our big day. Your customer service is impeccable and the set up crew were brilliant! You helped make our wedding perfect and the Kata was magical!”
Gemma & Dave Elders, Bride & Groom, 28th July 2012

“The evening was warm, the sides were up, and the doors were open. When darkness fell the fire drew a huge crowd. It was still warm the next morning when I went to dig our security friend out of his sleeping bag. The phrase most heard from guests was ‘magical’.”
Alix Pearson, 30th July 2011

“All your staff at today’s Just So Festival were fantastic! So helpful. We are truly grateful without their support we couldn’t have done it.”
Stephanie Butler, Flutterbug Interiors, 17th August 2011

“You were true professionals. I loved all the interaction I had with all of you. The teepees were so enchanting and took everyone’s breath away!”
Seema Parmer & Stef, 6th August 2011

“Thank you all so much for all your help and support leading up to our wedding and for introducing us to the venue of our dreams… Your teepees! Your team is incredibly friendly and you made us feel like one of the family, rather than a client.”
Kerry Parkinson & Chris Ibbotson, 30th April 2011

“PapaKåta’s efficiency and attention to detail were excellent. I felt I could depend on you to provide a first class job and this helped tremendously, taking any pressure off me.”
Sarah & Ian Graham, 20th August 2011

“The tents felt organic, celebratory, stunning and intimate, it was with great sadness that we watched them being taken down. The service provided by PapaKåta was friendly, efficient, and altogether excellent.”
Amy & Hal Watson, 30th August 2011

“You were all that we had hoped for – helpful, positive, cheery, attentive right the way through from our first phone call.”
Ruth & Martin Taylor, 31st August 2011

“If Carlsberg did weddings they’d do rainy days in North Yorkshire in PapaKåta teepees with scampi and chips.”
Ruth & Peter Wilson, 18th June 2011

“The day was so relaxed and chilled… It was wonderful to see all our guests chatting around the fire.”
Abbie Kitching, 3rd September 2011

“A fantastic and memorable send off for Alice and Adam – we’ll be talking about till we’re older and greyer!”
Ruth Taylor, 27th August 2011

“Thanks PapaKåta for all your help, professionalism and creativity in making our wedding day simply perfect. The service you provided was faultless.”
Alex Ellison, 2nd July 2011

“The teepees looked stunning, and came into their own in the evening… One of my favorite memories is sitting around the fire pit in the chill out area at 1 in the morning, drinking champagne and reflecting on a perfect wedding. I want to say a massive thank you to you and everyone for making this possible. We still can’t stop smiling!”
Diane Chapman, 2nd September 2011

“What really makes your company stand out is your professionalism and exceptional customer service, which was second to none – you pulled everything together with such friendliness and warmth.”
Sarah Corrie & Patrick O’Mahony, 3rd September 2011

“From the moment we started emailing/speaking to the team at PapaKåta they were absolutely fantastic – so supportive, helpful, good fun and getting exciting about our wedding with us. The open days were great – really good to get an idea of how your wedding is going to look.”
Flora Middlemiss, 19th August 2011

“A magical wedding reception that could only have been achieved with a magical idea: amazing teepees, twinkling fairy lights and beautiful open fires. We can’t thank PapaKåta enough for making our day.”
Kat & John Trott, 5th October 2011

“My favourite part was standing at the entrance to greet my guests, watching their faces as they saw the teepees. Everyone was blown away! The boys loved the fire, the girls loved the sparkling lights and we all loved the fabulous atmosphere.”
Emma Garfitt, 6th October 2011

“Thank you so much for helping us to create so many special memories.”
Lucy & Pete Gratton, 3rd September 2011

“The whole PapaKåta team was truly outstanding. Thank you so much for everything. Last but by no means least, thank you to ‘Trevor’ the disco ball!”
Claire & Graham Stanley, 26th October 2011

“My favourite part was standing at the entrance of the teepees, greeting my guests and watching their faces… everyone was blown away! The boys loved the fire, the girls loved the sparkling lights and we all loved the fabulous atmosphere.”
Emma Garfitt, 6th October 2011

“Your team did a great job for our company. Our Summer Party could easily have been a wash out this year but with the tenacity of the PapaKåta team we cracked on and pulled it off. Not forgetting the back office team, who were there for us constantly.”
John Wallace & Jude Howson, Sapa Group, 21st July 2012

“You’ve all been amazing and helpful. The set up was incredible – such a hardworking team. German efficiency? Come and see PapaKåta!”
Irene Roberts, Mother of the Bride, 21st July 2012

“We wanted to send a HUGE thanks to the PapaKåta team, from day one you were all so helpful and made the run up to the wedding so easy. At no point did we feel out of our depth hiring the teepee and all the wonderful extras. I would definitely recommend PapaKåta to anyone who wants something just a little bit different and also very special.”
Lauren & Owen Shiels, Bride & Groom, 7th July 2012

“I wanted to write to thank you and the entire PapaKåta team for making our wedding such a special occasion. Against the worst conditions imaginable, on tight timeframes, your team did an amazing job and helped create a day we’ll never forget…”
Neil Green, Groom, 7th July 2012

“I wish I could bottle the comments and buzz we have in the office today, you really made our event special. I wish we could clone your employees for what we want to achieve here in our customer services center. I look forward to working with you all again the future.”
Victoria Penrose, Volkswagen Group, 5th July 2012

“Thanks very much for everything; you guys were amazing from start to finish. The guys who came to build were some of the nicest, most considerate and polite guys I’ve ever met and worked so hard with smiles all day – even in the rain! They’re a great advertisement for your company.”
Rachel Thornton & Jonathon Abbott, Bride & Groom, 30th June 2012

“I have never worked with a team who were all so committed, happy, dedicated and hard working; you should be extremely proud of them. I will absolutely 100% recommend you and your company to anybody who is thinking of having a teepee.”
Sarah Capstick, Giggleswick School, 29th-30th June 2012

“PapaKåta provided the perfect setting for my daughter’s christening. The tent kept us all warm and dry on quite a dull day, and the fire also kept us warm. The furnishings were so comfy a couple of people had an afternoon snooze!”
Phillipa McElroy, 29th July 2012

“We worked with many companies in planning our big day, but PapaKåta were by far the most friendly, efficient and professional. Thanks for helping make our day so special.”
Sarah & Ben Pert, Bride & Groom, 23rd June 2012

“WOW is the word that I would use to describe our PapaKåta wedding. PapaKåta did everything in their power to make our wedding perfect and we cannot recommend them highly enough.”
Cassy & Dan Bell, Bride & Groom, 16th June 2012

“It didn’t just rain; it was torrential downpour… We didn’t need to worry though, as the teepees saved our wedding. The rain actually made our day in so many ways… The sound of the rain falling onto the teepees… The fairly lights glistening… Watching our guests singing along to the band as the rain fell outside. None of the guests wanted to leave – in fact many stayed until dawn! We’ll never forget the look on their faces when they saw the teepees for the first time. Team PapaKåta shared our enthusiasm from day one. The office team, the set up guys and every single member of PapaKåta – you’ve all been amazing. You enabled us to create the ‘wedding festival’ we always dreamed of. Thinking of PapaKåta will forever make us smile.”
Natalie & Paul Ross, Bride & Groom, 16th June 2012

“I don’t know what it is about your boys, it must be something you put in their tea, but they’re all such a credit to you. This weekend, I couldn’t have coped without them.”
Anne-Marie Parker, 9th June 2012

“The unseasonable (but very welcome!) weather set challenges for the tents, but we were all cool enough for our Hindu wedding. Then the fires and heating kicked in as the sun went down. All in all a big success!”
Ant Brown, Catherine Brown’s Wedding, 26th May 2012

“You delivered a fantastic service from beginning to end, of all the companies we dealt with when planning our wedding PapaKåta were by far the most professional. The tents looked fantastic in the setting – I lost count of the compliments!”
Hollie Harris & Mike MacKinnon, Bride & Groom, 5th May 2012

“PapaKåta gave us the wedding day I had dreamed of my whole life.”
Sarah Cookson & Stephen Joel, Bride & Groom, 2nd April 2012

“Thank you to all at PapaKåta for helping us create the wedding of our dreams. You are a credit to the wedding industry.”
Rebecca Henderson & Patrick Wahl, Bride & Groom, 24th March 2012

“Unforgettable. I loved every minute.”
Alison Brunton, Bride, 3rd March 2012

“I just had to get in touch to pass on my sincere gratitude to the ‘Dream Team’. They’re a fabulous bunch – professional, well mannered and extremely helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. They made Aidan and I feel relaxed that everything was going to plan – and it did. Unfortunately for us, we’ve raised the bar so high we know we’ll never be able to have a ‘bog standard’ party again! We can’t thank you all enough. The party will be talked about for quite some time…”
Gillian & Aiden Minogue, Bride & Groom, 28th January 2012

“We can’t fault the service we’ve had from you all from start to finish. The guys who came and took down the tents were so pleasant and helpful, particularly Danny – we were very impressed by his attitude and friendliness.”
Laura & Phil Matson, 10th September 2010

“Thank you PapaKåta for all your effort over our weekend! We were really impressed with the on-site teams, who were energetic and enthusiastic for what must be a very tiring job. They were more than happy to accommodate any requests or suggestions we made.”
Alex Shutt, 8th September 2010

“There’s a big gap in the landscape where the teepees were, but it’s filled with lots of happy memories. Thank you so much.”
Lou & Nigel Graham, 6th September 2010

“Thank you so much for all your hard work and a stunning venue. We had amazing help from all the team who were friendly, accommodating and relaxed at all times.”
Lucy Hathaway, 27th August 2010

“From start to finish, working with you was great. The guys that came to put the teepees up and take them down were smashing and the finished article was fantastic! We’d be delighted to recommend you to anyone.”
Jo & Jon Gilbert, 2nd August 2010

“A huge thank you to all involved in setting up the Tipi. It was absolutely beautiful. There was plenty of room and everyone said they had a magical evening. Your construction lads were superb, very professional. Thank you ever so much and best wishes for the future, you truly deserve it.”
Anne Marie Hutchinson, 26th July 2010

“Paul and his team were great, they were very friendly, helpful and professional both putting up and taking down the tents. Rhian made it perfect setting up the furnishings. We would certainly use you again and heartily recommend you.”
June Tucker, 7th July 2010

“We had an absolutely brilliant wedding day. So many people complimented us about how fantastic the PapaKåta teepees were. They really helped to make our day extra special. From the first time we spoke to you, through the open day we attended and all the build up to the wedding, the service was great. We always felt confident that things would go to plan on the day, which they did. A massive thanks to all the team.”
Sarah & Tom, 3rd July 2010

“Thank you to everyone involved in helping with the planning of our big day – from the very useful open days, to set up and clearing. We genuinely loved every minute of it!”
Michelle & Martin Barrett, 25th May 2010

“PapaKåta made a major part of our day easy and enjoyable. From the initial contact, to the planning, erection and dismantling, it was a pleasurable and customised experience. We would have loved to have kept at least one teepee permanently!”
A & R Johnston, 17th June 2010

“I want to thank you all for playing a huge part in making our wedding day the best day of our lives. I struck gold when I found your website. From the word go your team were helpful and enthusiastic; we always felt we had a strong team behind us. Despite our worst fears of bad weather coming true, the PapaKåta tents created a warm and twinkling haven from the rain, bringing our guests together around the fire in a way that never would have happened in sunny weather. I really feel it played a huge part in creating an incredible atmosphere for the evening ahead. Thank you all again for your energy, support and help during the run up and on the day. We were overwhelmed by how magical our wedding day was; it will live in our memories forever.”
Hannah Brown, 22nd June 2010

“We were so impressed by how professional everyone was, and how helpful. When we had a panic with the rain on Wednesday, everyone in the office and the guys in the field (Paul and the team) rallied round to help us get the third tipi in place.”
Lowra & Ian, 8th August 2010

“I can’t wait to have another bride who wants a PapaKåta tent… They really are the only way to have a wedding!”
Kelly, Boho Weddings and Events, 18th August 2010

“PapaKåta took all the stress out of organising things with your efficient and reassuring manner. I never doubted that I had made the right choice using your company for our special day. Thanks again for playing such an important part in our day.”
Anna Morris, 28th August 2010

“We had the most amazing wedding day. It was unforgettable, dreamlike… And this is thanks, in no small part, to PapaKåta and our beloved teepees! Inside they were beautiful, cosy and friendly. I think it would have been impossible to create that atmosphere in any other venue! You were by far the most professional, friendly and helpful company we dealt with. Holding our hands when we needed it, while leaving us free to create our own atmosphere. The memories will keep us smiling for a lifetime.”
Heather & Jonathan Elvidge, 26th September 2010

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