Meet the team

Hello, lovely to meet you! We started off as a husband and wife team and over the years have expanded our team into one happy family.

The Owners: Richard & Jacquie Hale

We are a husband and wife team initially inspired by the tipis back in 2010. We have grown the Elite team over the last 10 years with an office and crew who literally LOVE our tents. That is why it has been easy to build an ethos in which every Elite employee care about the events and the people they work with, and are prepared to go the extra mile to ensure that their event is as stress free as possible and memorable for all of the right reasons! Having been involved in over 6090 events we have a huge amount of experience and will be able to help, support and advise you in every aspect of your outdoor event.

The Crew Chiefs: Matt & Chris

Matt has been with Elite for the last 6 seasons and his expertise in the field is second to none. Chris also heads up our amazing crews and has over 10 years experience in the events industry. Between these two capable chaps and our fabulous crew we create sometimes four or five set ups per week.

The Office: Debbie, Jarrad & Gemma

Debbie absolutely ‘keeps it in the family’, sister of Jacquie she looks after customers right from booking to the day of their event, ready at the end of the phone for even the smallest of questions. She is the lady who will ensure every i is dotted and every t is crossed for your special event. Jarrad has a background in weddings, so he is brilliant to chat through your ideas and options with, he takes care of the website and social media, so if you are looking for a chat you will probably talk to him…Gemma recently joined the team and she will help you when you are just starting to get your ideas together, offering help and advice about your planning, which in turn will help you turn them into the perfect set up.

The Crew: Jamie & Frazer

Jamie (Jacquie & Richard’s son who started as a mat cleaner when he was just 16!) and Frazer (who has been with us for four summers), are both great crew members… and for 2022 these two are senior crew who together with a group of fabulous students who spend their summers with us will be helping create some truly memorable outdoor events this summer.

The Coordinators: Alexis, Amelia & Jess.

In order to help you even further, Elite Tents are working with three amazing coordinators to help you create your perfect event. Contact them directly, download the information sheet below or call the office for more details.

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Alexis of Alexis Walker Weddings

Alexis has over 14 years of experience, having worked in Lake Como as a coordinator for many years. Now she is back in the UK and is based in Warwick, but she will travel far and wide for all of her clients, there is no limit!

Alexis has lots of tips and skills to make sure you save money, time and stress. She ensures you enjoy every minute of the planning journey; that your wedding day runs like clockwork; and that your wedding is truly THE best day of your lives.

Alexis knows that a tent wedding is like a giant jigsaw puzzle; without the guidance and experience of someone who has managed and created hundreds of spectacular events, it can become costly and a real time sucker if not done right.

Alexis believes that your outdoor wedding is a beautiful blank canvas for you to bring to life all your ideas and visions of your day. To start you off with your planning Alexis, together with Elite, has created a fabulous budget spreadsheet. Just contact the office and we will send you a pdf to print off and get started… and of course she will be very happy to help you if you get stuck!
Tel: 07909 966303
Insta: @alexisweddingandeventplanning
FB: @alexiswedding&eventplanning

Jess at The Wedding Help

Jess’ mantra is “Love what you do and you will never work a day in your life”…and When you plan with Jess you will see that is absolutely true of her. She will be with you through every step of the planning and of course, on the day itself too. ​Her understanding of weddings and celebrations is unparalleled; “I just get them and know what it takes to create incredible weddings and parties.” she says.

As well as living and breathing weddings and celebrations Jess absolutely loves the great outdoors. To her there is no place better than the UK countryside (whatever the weather!), So working with you on your outdoor wedding is her dream job.

Planning with Jess means you will get honesty, transparency and expertise formed by all her experience. Her journey into weddings and parties began with a degree in Events Management, then onto working within a wide variety of venues and businesses including a country estate, catering companies, hotels and even corporate events. This means her knowledge surpasses just weddings and parties and enables her to work with not only the very best suppliers but venues and marquee companies too.
Tel: 0114 2055595
M: 07910294238

Amelia of Amelia Thompson Weddings & Events

Amelia Thompson ensures that she works closely with all of her clients, having a strong company ethos and style of planning that puts her couples at the centre….

She listens carefully to to the wishes of her couples, then adds ideas and creative touches if they’re required. Amelia is ultra organised and will take the stress out of your planning by sourcing suppliers and running the big day discreetly in the background.

It is important to Amelia that throughout the planning process she gains the trust of her couples, so they feel relaxed and enjoy the planning journey. All her planning is done through face to face consultations with you, meaning that together you build a great relationship; all helping to fully understand what you would like their wedding day to be like and bring it to fruition.

Amelia takes the time to find out what is important to you, so she can help you get the day you dream of and that you’ll remember forever. She is able to not only provide knowledge from a planning point of view but has great experience in executing those plans too… having worked in key roles of both Catering Assistant Manager and Wedding Coordinator at an Award Winning venue.

Although Amelia is based in Shropshire she also loves to travel so do ask her even if you are outside her area.
T: 07527 257661
FB: ameliathompsonweddings



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Proud to be a MUTA member

Elite Tents are proud members of MUTA, the UK’s only trade association dedicated to marquees, tents and structures. Being a MUTA member isn’t as simple as paying a subscription fee. We’re bound by a code of practice, follow an industry-leading best practice guide, and are regularly inspected on-site and at our premises to make sure we meet the highest of standards. (Which we always do!) So, don’t take a risk, use Elite Tents and you’ll know you are in SAFE HANDS.

Authentic Nordic Tipi Association

Elite Tents insist on Tipis made by Tentipi and are proud members of the ANTA. Tentipi have been manufacturing Authentic Nordic Tipis for over 25 years and their quality is second to none. With a Tentipi Tent you DO NOT NEED TO WORRY about having a 'weatherproofing option' as these tents were designed for the weather in Scandanavia and will stand up to wind, rain or whatever the British weather can throw at them!