The Big Hat tipi is our largest and most popular tipi due to its size and flexibility. It can be joined to other tipis in a variety of ways. The ability for it to be linked to additional Big Hat tipis means it is usually the centrepiece of most events.
The sides can be lifted in sections to open up as much or as little as desired, offering a wonderful open aspect to the surroundings. Alternatively, the sides can be closed down, enabling porches and tunnels to be attached, forming impressive entrances or leading to further tipis.
Each Big Hat has a 10.3 metre diameter and a height of 7.4 metres, giving a spacious internal volume. Individually, they can seat up to 60 guests, depending on configuration, but when two Big Hat tipis are linked together, their combined capacity can seat up to 132 guests*.
* It is important to note that guest capacity is affected by certain options such as weatherproofing kits, entrances, and layout preferences.
Big Hat tipis can be fitted with a ‘Panoramic’ panel. This is an extremely useful addition that is perfect for housing a bar area or band/DJ, including a small stage, as it lifts the main canvas creating an additional floorspace and a vertical rear wall. Panoramic panels can be fitted with one at each end when two or more Big Hats are joined together in a line.
The panoramic panels, which comprise of three sections, are available in either clear or canvas material, or if you prefer, a combination of both.
We have plenty of options including entrances canopies, porches and clear panel weathering kits to enhance and protect your event from the vagaries of the British climate.
In addition, internally, with the impressive crown height of the Big Hat tipis, we are able to suspend a number of lighting options. It can also be decorated to beautiful effect, along with having a glitter ball and spotlights for your dance floor. LED uplighters, with multiple colour combinations, complete the internal decoration.
The Maypole Tipi Big Hat tipi prices include the matting floor, tables and chairs/benches, dimmable fairy lights down all nine principle poles and coloured LED uplighters. Additionally we include within this price the ‘Panoramic panel’ sections and an entrance or rear exit porch. We also do not make a charge for the link kits or tunnels when you join two or more of our tipis together. (*2021 prices shown)
In other words, we include a lot more than just the basic tipi in our prices !