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People-loving, style-setting event structures for weddings in the great outdoors.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at


Products and Services

Luxury Toilets
Tipis / Wigwams
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Frame / Clearspan Marquees
Traditional / Canvas Pole Marquees
Peaked Hat Marquees
Dance Floor
Portable Loos
Full Description
The Helsby team is a close-knit group of people who want to make your ideas happen. Our range of tents and extras is specially selected for their style, natural materials, and party-starting impact. From tipis to sailcloth tents and engineered timber domes, there's a showstopping structure in our range for your event. Our fully comprehensive structure hire packages include a wide range of beautiful furniture, lighting and staging, as well as a dedicated event planner keeping you on track from quote to event. We can help with your venue search, and your event facilities. With bases in Manchester and Bristol, we cover the West and North of England.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jude
Hello! I'm the bookings manager at Helsby, and it might be me that becomes your dedicated event planner for your structure hire. I love to find out exactly what our couple's are looking for, and interpret those things into an amazing, tailored event plan. I look forward to getting on the open road to meet our couples at the beautiful locations across the UK that will become our structures' temporary homes. Working in events is fun, fast-paced, and people-focused. What's not to love?


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Alex & Diani
Married in August 2019
May 2020
In safe hands every step of the way.
We’re just taking off on our honeymoon but couldn’t leave without sending a quick thank you to all the guys that made our amazing day possible. Liam, Jake, all the guys who worked on site were just the ultimate professionals and dealt with everything the elements threw at them. The wind changing direction every day, the torrential rain - I don’t think it could have been more challenging but we felt in safe hands every step of the way.
Kerry & Simon
Married in August 2018
May 2020
Professional service and really friendly.
On the day of set up (and take down) the guys were amazing very polite and did everything we asked. The Tipi's looked absolutely amazing and certainly had the wow factor when our guests arrived! We would definitely recommend these guys to everyone. Professional service and really friendly.
Elin & Jordan
Married in July 2018
May 2020
Like dealing with friends rather than suppliers
Awesome from beginning to end! They are such lovely people, full of advice and great was like dealing with friends rather than suppliers. Thank you to all of the lovely team for making our dream wedding a reality!
Erin & Ben
Married in July 2018
May 2020
Massive love & thanks, Erin & Ben
From enquiry to delivery, set up and takedown, table plans and furniture hire, you truly excel yourselves and are totally and utterly wonderful people. It would be an absolute pleasure to hire you for any future events I have, and I will be dishing out recommendations left, right and centre! Massive love & thanks, Erin & Ben
Location & Contact Details


Eccles, Greater Manchester, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Nearest Airport


What is your most memorable wedding?

A super fancy 4-day celebration for the wedding of a Scottish Lord, right on the banks of his own fishing river. Six tipis, a lot of blood, sweat and tears, but a truly spectacular event that we still gossip about today.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Creative, forward-thinking, photo-friendly, active and fun.

What about your business are you most proud of?

We are most proud of our team-members, and their dedication to making memorable events.

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

Stay sane - remember that the point of the wedding is to have fun. It's sometimes easy to lose a hold on that when you're too stressed about fine details. Try to relax, and remember that all your people want from the day is to see you happy!

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

A sparkling English wine, bottled especially for the couple's wedding. We heard many of the couple's guests couldn't bear to drink it, because it was such a nice memory of the day.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

First things first, we'll figure out what the most important thing from the wedding will be -- whether that's a formal catering setup, or a more informal, relaxed affair. We'll tweak your quote until it sounds right. Once a booking has been made, your booking coordinator will meet you on site for a full site and event review, and make sure that everything is on track. The last checks, 8 weeks before your event, are an ideal point to finalise everything, before our crew arrives to install your event and make it happen!

How do you create an ambiance in a marquee?

Lighting, lighting, lighting. It's such a simple touch that can really elevate any type of structure. All our packages come with carefully selected lighting packs to help get you going; amplify it with outdoor lighting and dancefloor lighting, and you've got all the ambience your party will need!

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

We once got asked to put a tipi on top of a shopping centre in Manchester city centre... sadly that didn't happen, but it was fun to plan for a while!

What is your record time for putting up your marquee?

A fully decked out break-out tipi outside Liverpool's Echo arena -- four hours from door to door, phew!

What is your favourite design of marquee and why?

Our geodome is the most spectacular structure in our range. Designed with the support of engineering specialists across the UK, this structure is the top of the tree when it comes to architecture and design. Simply gorgeous!