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Christchurch Wedding Fair

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Kiwi Tipi Rental’s as sponsoring the Christchurch Wedding Expo this August!
Come along to see the twin tipis set up and all decked out in the #beachromance theme. 

We will have all out awesome products on display so you can see how the handcrafted wooden tables and our wooden chairs fit flawlessly into the tipi setting. Warm up round the fire, play a round of giant jenga or just relax and chat with us and the other talented professionals who will be making the tipi’s the coolest zone to visit.

We will be giving away one of our almost famous gift boxes, as well as our fair only booking incentive – you don’t want to miss out!

Online tickets are $10 + booking fee and give you awesome goody bag on arrival, but door sales of $15 (cash only) will be avalible
Click the image to go to the NZ Wedding Fairs website to purchase your tickets now!

Chch Wedding Fair

Kiwi Tipi Open Day – April 13, 2014

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Hey guys,

Catherine here, thought I better update everyone on what we have been busy planning!

Kiwi Tipi has a HUGE day planned for April 13, 2014:

We start our day as an exhibitor at The Great NZ Bridal Show which runs from 9.30 am till 4 pm at Addington Events Centre (75 Jack Hinton Dr)
“The Great New Zealand Bridal show is the largest wedding show in the South Island. Having helped thousands of brides to organise their perfect wedding day for over 20 years the Great NZ Bridal Show is a must day out for all brides, grooms and bridal parties. If you need ideas, want to meet with providers in person or are simply ready to organise your perfect day this is the must attend event of the year.”

Kiwi Tipi Rentals will be situated at stall #65 which is located in the Silks Room.
Tickets are $15 from the door – and with that many great deals and promotions all in the one place, why wouldn’t you?!

But what is even better about April 13, is we are ALSO hosting our very own OPEN DAY

You may have seen the invite and banner ad floating around social media but here they are again 🙂

A5 Invite

We have some really awesome people joining us in making this open day a complete tipi party experience.

Jane from Paper Love will be showing off her design talents (one example above!), Annika from Nectar Florist will be working with Sophie from Vintage & White to enhance the natural ambiance, with styling a number of tables to suit popular themes (this is going to be fantastic  for inspiration about the range of things you can do with the tipis for your event) and also husband/wife combo, Rochelle and Jeremy from Soul Reflections Photo + Video will be there giving advice and taking photos.

Hopefully we may get a few foodies to pop along too so RSVP here to stay up to date will all the latest details.

Lastly if your in Queenstown we will be down on the 6th July and visiting Ashburton on the 27th July, but more details on those closer to the time.


I can’t wait to meet all you tipi fans! It’s going to be awesome!!

For all Tipi updates, cool photos, ideas, inspiration and more follow us on Facebook or Pinterest, but until next time,


Now on Pinterest

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Happy Monday everyone!

We are very excited to announce you can now find Kiwi Tipi on


That’s right! Now when your searching for ideas on how to make your wedding (or other event) spectacular, we have done a lot of the hard work for you and put together some inspiration boards just for you. We have searched high and low to bring you awesome ideas of how tipi’s have been used for other events around the world. We have also included a D.I.Y. board and Design inspiration for all your invitations, programs, etc.  as well as links to our blog’s from our very own client stories.

Follow us pinterest.com/kiwitipi/ to stay up-to-date with all things Kiwi Tipi and to get regular inspiring ideas for your next tipi event!

pizza oven

Coming soon to Kiwi Tipi Rentals

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Starting this business from scratch creates an exciting opportunity for me to both build and help build through friends and family to make products that will hopefully make your tipi experience more unique. Idea’s yet to be manufactured are as follows:

Pizza Oven

One of my close friends Tim Valentine owns and operates his own brick laying business, Brickart. One of his skills is building customized pizza ovens and we intend to build a mobile pizza. So imagine the following day after your event your friends and family are still around and you light up the pizza oven and all make and cook your own pizzas, or light it up later on as late night supper, keeping your guests charged to keep the party going.

Hand Crafted Bar

Understanding every good party has a good bar. Through the help of ideas from some of the bars and mobile bars I’ve seen from around the world.  I look forward to designing and building a customized bar to be both practical and functional for Kiwi Tipi Rentals.

Tables and Benches

Using some locally sourced wood, maybe recycled from buildings within Christchurch c will be putting together some funky wooden tables, benches and chairs.

Fireplace with Interchangeable Water Feature

Should your event be in the middle of summer or if you’d rather not the hassle of the firewood for the fireplace which is available now maybe you’d prefer a small water feature within your event? Once designed and built pictures will be available.

Luxury trailer toilets

Lifting the standard of portable toilets Kiwi Tipi Rentals will be introducing a trailer with flushing toilets and running water inside.

Dance floor

For all those first dances and break dancers out there we’ll soon be able to offer a dance floor like no other. We can’t unfortunately offer dance lessons or promise you that you’ll dance better on it!

Follow Kiwi Tipi Rentals on Facebook to find out what projects we’re currently working on!

Where it all started…

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I first laid eyes on the brand Tentipi at an outdoor exhibition in Perth, Scotland. Where a distributor of their camping range tipis had one up on display….. well, I just had to have one! About a year later I purchased my first tipi and I just so happened to be in between flats at the time. So I decided to live in my very own canvas castle on my friends lifestyle block, just east of Edinburgh.

After discovering Tentipi’s event range of tipis my good friend Shona then decided to utilize their lifestyle block of land and host her wedding in three giant Nordic tipis. A few days before Mark and Shona’s big day the crew came and set up their wedding venue right on my front door, whilst I watched the poles go up and the canvas get pulled over I started pondering on the idea of whether or not these magnificent structures had found their way to NZ yet.

They got married the 30 July 2011 and I’m very excited and happy to say that two years later I can welcome two giant Nordic tipis to our shores!

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