If you are having a marquee wedding and are looking for something extra special then take a look at the Tipis and Sailcloth Tents by the guys at Coastal Tents.
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Products and Services

Luxury Toilets
Tipis / Wigwams
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Last-Minute Orders
Traditional / Canvas Pole Marquees
Other Furniture
Dance Floor
Full Description
They provide stunning alternatives to traditional frame marquees that allow you to enjoy your chosen vista. They give you a beautiful back drop and look great in any location, from perfectly manicured lawns and gardens to lush green fields in the countryside. The beauty of Coastal Tents is the flexibility, you can style them just as you wish, whether you are looking for that laid back festival feel or a more elegant and stylish affair. The Tipis are made out of solid wooden poles grown in the cold forests of Sweden and a light tan-coloured canvas. They provide you with shade on a hot summers day or a warm and cosy atmosphere (with real log fires!) on a cold winters eve. The translucent sailcloth tent allows natural light to enhance daylight hours and glows brilliantly when lit for the evening. One of the lovely features of these tents is the panoramic sidewalls. The walls can be easily rolled up (or down) to suit your needs allowing you and your guests to enjoy your chosen view in comfort and style. Coastal Tents was founded by a husband and wife team who had a tipi wedding. They have over 10 years of experience working in the events industry ranging from Royal banquets and festivals to major sporting events and private parties. They are truly passionate about creating your perfect wedding scene and will give you a personal service to make sure your event is everything you dreamed of.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Carla
Hello! Congratulations on your engagement! You are about to embark on planning, what will be for most people, the biggest party of your life. We are here to make sure the planning process is fun & stress free. We offer a bespoke service to make sure your wedding is everything you dreamed of an more. We love parties, tents & people so get in contact to start planning your dream wedding!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Meg & Kristian
Married in July 2017
July 2017
We were lucky enough to come across Coastal Tents
We were lucky enough to come across Coastal Tents at a bridal event whilst planning our wedding. We hadn’t planned on having a tipi but when we saw them up and decorated we fell in love with them. Carla and Owen were so friendly and professional the whole way through to our wedding day, they worked really well with the venue respecting their wishes on when the tipi needed to be set up/taken down and did so extremely efficiently. I could not recommend them as a service more and having the tipi was one of our favourite aspects of our day.
Alex & Kate
Married in July 2017
July 2017
Coastal Tents were amazing from start to finish
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
Katie & Matt
Married in June 2017
June 2017
Owen and Carla were an absolute dream to work with
Owen and Carla were an absolute dream to work with from the moment we met them at the BIC wedding show. Always accommodating to our ideas for our tipi wedding and quick responses with emails, which when you are planning a DIY wedding at home makes the process enjoyable. I loved going to their wedding shows to see how the tipis were dressed and to get some inspiration for our big day. When the wedding came, we were blessed with the weather and Owen and the team came and put the tipi’s up in super hot and sunny conditions and worked hard all day, and even came back out the next day to check something that we were unsure of. To see their tipis all set up in our garden was a dream and a real wow factor to our wedding. If you are thinking of a tipi wedding/event then go with coastal tents, you won’t be disappointed with the service they provide throughout and their beautiful tents.
Location & Contact Details


Osborne Rd, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2QA, England

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (1)

Dorset Wedding Awards - Marquee Supplier Winner 2016

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Luxe, Relaxed, Elegant, Beautiful, Rustic

What about your business are you most proud of?

Our client testimonials. The lovely words from our couples is what makes it all worth while

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Work together. Getting married is the beginning of a life long partnership. Start off as you mean to go on!

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Hannah & Ted had personalised festival pint glasses made for their Tipi festival wedding

How do you create an ambiance in a marquee?

Lighting is key. For the Tipis, fairy lights are a must and the Sailcloth Tent looks stunning lit up with festoon lighting strung up in the canopy

Where is the most exciting place that you have put a marquee?

On a cliff overlooking a golden sandy beach in Cornwall

What is your favourite design of marquee and why?

Tipis - we are biased because we had them for our own wedding. We cannot wait for a chance to put them up for our own party!