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Chew Valley Lake Tipis

Chew Valley Lake Tipis

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Chew Valley Lake Tipis

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  • Luxury lakeside tipi reception venue
  • Prices from £7,815 (100 guests)
  • Exclusive 3-day hire (Fri-Sun)
  • Delicious catering provided
  • Licensed bar and bar staff provided for you
  • Capacity for 500+ guests
  • Camping available in adjacent field
  • Decorations, fire pits etc. can be arranged

If hosting your nuptial celebrations in a hotel or town hall function room isn't really your cup of tea, and you want to embrace your passion for the great outdoors, then holding your wedding in the tranquil setting of the shores of this farm at Chew Valley Lake would be perfect for you. This spectacular piece of land overlooks the stunning Herons Green Bay section of the lake.

Regularly providing their own tipis to events across the South West, Tipi Events certainly know what they are doing when it comes to organising the perfect luxury wedding! Exclusive hire of this farm on Chew Valley Lake encompasses the setup of two fabulous tipis with all the trimmings for the weekend, including top-quality furniture, lighting, dancefloor, bar and staff, catering and the exclusive use of the space


Civil engineer Luke Hasell and events coordinator Scott Fearn first met during 2007, when they were organising interdependent aspects of a charity music festival in the Chew Valley Lake area. Combining the best of their abilities, they went on to establish their own company 'Tipi Events', which hires out and even produces to order bespoke, traditionally-inspired tipis on request. The company uses the current site, on Luke's farm at Herons Green Bay as their HQ and base of operations.

Chew Valley Lake is a large and tranquil expanse of reservoir, and sits beneath the northern fringe of the Mendips below Bristol. This beautifully still water is the fifth largest artificial lake in the UK, and besides supplying much of Bristol and the surrounding region with its essential drinking supplies, provides a calming place to visit for many locals.

The Tipis

Setup the perfect 'festival-style' atmosphere with these handmade, traditionally-inspired, simple yet versatile wonders of engineering. Tipi Events' tents are not your standard marquees. Their modular design allows for a much greater size by attaching to other tipis.

Two Stratus 72s - seating up to 200 guests

The Chew Valley Lake Tipis provide two linked 'Giant Hat' Stratus 72 tipis as the minimum basis of all hires at the site, with the option to take advantage of the tents' modular design and add more if you want to accommodate more guests. Depending on your desired configuration, the space can seat up to 200 guests, including space for a dance floor.

Tipi Events' Cirrus 40 is a 8.5-metre diameter tipi, also called the Kungsornen, can be added to your Stratus 72s to provide space for a bar, dancefloor or chillout space.

Although a wedding of about 200 guests is typical at the site, there is space for well over 500 guests with the addition of more Stratus 72 tipis. 60 guests per Stratus 72 is about right.


All weddings are different, and the team at Chew Valley Tipis know this. Fortunately, they make thing a little easy by having a base package, which means that all hires must include the two Stratus 72s as standard. The following package

Example Quote - £7,815 - For 100 guests
  • Hire of the lakeside venue for 3 days (Fri-Sun)
  • Two linked Stratus 72 tipis - capacity up to 200 guests
  • Matting fabric flooring
  • Ample professional lighting
  • 13 Swedish solid pine tables (8 guests per table) and 26 benches for seating
  • 15x15 oak parquet dancefloor
  • Rotating mirror ball, fairy lights
  • Generator (pay for the fuel you use), toilet hire, fire extinguisher

If you want a bar on your big day, then Chew Valley Lake Tipis will provide you with a gorgeous unit. Due to licensing restrictions, they will also organise the staff and stock for the bar. There's a minimum spend of £2000 - this spend can be made up with corkage if you want to bring your own wine, welcome and toast drinks and bar sales of course.


Chew Valley Lake Tipis offer guests a choice of one of their three recommended caterers. Bumble Bee Foods specialise in seasonal home cooked food and have been established for ten years. Andy Spooner can provide a wide variety of food and menu styles, from street-food to formal banquets. The Pony and Trap specialise in fine dining for all budgets. Chew Valley Lake Tipis pride themselves on ensuring that your wedding features the best of the best, so each caterer has been carefully chosen with this goal in mind.


Camping is provided in the lower field, where guests can bring their own tents, campervans or hire from Tipi Events' Camping Village range with all the glamping accessories provided! You can ask for gas-powered showers, and there's a BBQ on site which you can use for breakfast on the Sunday.

And of course, all setup and packdown costs are included in your quoted hire price.

Click below to get in touch, or head on over to their website for more information.

Tipi Events Limited
Herons Green Farm
Compton Martin
BS40 6NL
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