Events Under Canvas

Events Under Canvas is a giant tipi hire, sailcloth tent and glamping company based in Suffolk, and serving all of East Anglia and beyond. We specialise in festival-style outdoor weddings.
Pricing & Costs

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Products and Services

Stretched Marquee
Tipis / Wigwams
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Last-Minute Orders
Frame / Clearspan Marquees
Traditional / Canvas Pole Marquees
Other Furniture
Peaked Hat Marquees
Dance Floor
Full Description
Events Under Canvas is a giant tipi hire, sailcloth tent, stretch tent and glamping company based in the South East of England. We specialise in festival-style outdoor weddings, and have masses of experience and knowledge to help you with your day. Our strap line; “We will be known forever by the tracks we leave” echoes our dedication to customer service, sustainability, nature and commitment. Events Under Canvas not only hire these beautiful tents, but we provide a bespoke and complete event service, setting up the tents to your exact specification and working closely with our customers and their other suppliers to ensure every event is perfect, whilst pricing our services to be comparable to that of a marquee. If you can have these stunning and unique tipis for the same price as a marquee, why would you not hold your wedding or event under canvas?

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jenna Ackerley
At Events under Canvas we pride ourselves on our seriously committed levels of customer service. We hope that from the moment of contacting us you will find our service professional, honest, open and refreshing. We are East Anglia’s Tipi, Sailcloth and Glamping company with big ideas and ambitions to create magnificent event spaces for our customers, whilst delighting and surprising them with our service along the way. Please get in touch to find out how we can help you!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Natalie Reeves
Happy couple Married on September
November 2020
"Every member was professional and lovely"
From the ladies behind the phone calls and emails to the set up and set down crew, you were all brilliant! Events under Canvas kept up communication throughout the planning process, and went above and beyond for our wedding day. Every member was professional and lovely, and made everything stress free! The tepee was stunning, and the lighting details were perfect! We both would like to thank everyone!
Wedding: August
November 2020
"Extremely Friendly & Patient"
All of the staff here at events under canvas are extremely friendly and patient. They were passionate and seemed to really care about making your experience the best experience possible , they were also very confident and they appeared to make this day happen effortlessly. I had called over 10 other similar companies around who were not able to provide a service nearly as good and I was beginning to become frustrated and time was running out . Especially during a pandemic I can understand that this would be a difficult time for a lot of companies , but Events under canvas were able to deliver at the last minute and also the team who put up the equipment were really kind and professional. The prices were also very good and worth every penny. I almost didn’t get the fire pit and at the very last minute I decided to get it and I am so happy I made this decision because the fire pit alone was such a magical feature . The kids were able to safely toast marshmallows on the fire. The walk way package is also a must in the evening it looked so beautiful. Thank you so much for making my daughters 6th birthday the best experience not just for herself but for everyone that attended. I was happy to cheer people up during such difficult times as well as maintaining social distancing rules.
Alice & Dale
Happy couple Married on September
November 2018
The best company I’ve ever worked with!
EUC were absolutely incredible from start to finish. The tipis themselves are beautiful and made our wedding so special - everyone complimented them! As they look so great as they are they barely need any additional decor. That staff were just spectacular. So supportive and helpful when we had question after question and some hiccoughs from other parts of the wedding they were amazing sorting all our issues and suggesting solutions. Would recommend highly - definitely use these guys!
Elissa Bleakley
Wedding: September
November 2020
"Can't Recommend Enough"
From start to finish, Events Under Canvas were fantastic. They communicated amazingly throughout the booking process, were very accommodating with our amendments and provided excellent suggestions. On the setup day they were punctual and very friendly and really worked to the highest standard. We were delighted with the Sailcloth Tent and it really wowed our guests. Can't recommend enough.
A happy couple
Happy couple Married on June
September 2018
Fantastic !
The service we received from Events Under Canvas from the first enquiry we sent to the team putting up and taking down the tents was fantastic! The team were so supportive throughout the planning stages,coming out for a site visit and over email which made the whole process easy and stress free. Their pricing is competitive and transparent and there was no pressure to book extras or use their suppliers which was a refreshing attitude to find in the wedding world! I could not recommend Events Under Canvas enough. The tipis looked amazing and everything worked perfectly! Thank you!
Helen & Chris
Happy couple Married on October
September 2018
Events Under Canvas were fantastic!
Events Under Canvas were fantastic. They provided an initial consultation before we even booked to survey the suitability of the land and we were won over with their friendly and helpful manner. They went out of their way to meet us when we had lots of questions and were incredibly efficient at getting back to us. Real hats off to the team who did the set up- they were fun, helpful and worked tirelessly.
Location & Contact Details


Great Gilbert Farm, Bluegate Lane, Capel St Mary, Suffolk, Suffolk, IP92JX, England

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What is your most memorable wedding?

How can you ask us such a difficult question? I am often lucky enough to be there on the big day, so for me each wedding is so memorable, sometimes for the most tiny of detail. The floral ladder installation into our beautiful sailcloth cloth tent that took mictulous planning and a lot of holding our breathe as it was gently The look of pure love as the groom catches the brides eye as he first sees her walking down the aisle…. The look on the guests faces as they arrive to their first ever wedding in a Tipi,…. The brides smile as she sees the tipis for the first time on the day in their full glory, all her work come together, the sense of pride that she has created this amazing space, and is surrounded by all the people she loves…. This list is endless!!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Beautiful, Elegant, Unique, Festival-Style, Rustic

What about your business are you most proud of?

We choose to operate in a highly customer-focused, organised, innovative and professional manner. We have a constant drive to delight our customers has been recognised in the coveted award for 'Best Marquee/Tent Supplier in East of England 2017!

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

Do it for yourselves! This is your big day and there are NO rules (apart from the legal bit obviously!!) Escape the traditions and make it all about what the 2 of you want, simple!!

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

For me it’s about the little things. Be as personal as possible, forget the sugared almonds….make it all about you and your guests! My favourite one that springs to mind is on sending out the invites the bride and groom requested each guest to send them a piece of fabric which meant something to them. The mother of the bride then made bunting for the tipis using everyones fabric…it's those little touches thats guests won’t ever forget.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

There is no typical process for us. Our customer service is bespoke to suit the needs of each couple. By the time the big day arrives we may have had 2 site visits, exchanged 100 emails and had 20 phone conversations with some brides, others it's just a handful of emails, it really does depend on the couple. For us, as long as the couple (and often their families) knows we are here 24/7 for them, no matter how small the queries, question, detail...

How do you create an ambiance in a marquee?

We are fortunate enough to be providing our customers with the most beautiful structures. For both the Tipis and the sailcloth less is definitely more. The design, space, ambiance of both the Tipis and sailcloth definitely give the WOW factor. The simplicity of their structure takes your breathe away. For me, its all about the lighting. Fairy lights, festoons, chandeliers and mirror balls……lighting is key.

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

Mount Etna- Sicily!

What is your record time for putting up your marquee?

We have put up two tipis in a hotel courtyard for a surprise event (whilst the guests were off-site) in three hours.