Unfortunately as we are in Lockdown the February Open Day has been postponed… we are aiming for one of the first two weeks in March… Keep checking back for updates 🙂

Our first Open Day of 2021 will be held on Saturday 6th February between 10.30am and 3.30pm.

The venue is the stunning Alder Farm in Little Hay, Lichfield.

Open Days are fabulous and are often the best way to decide whether an amazing Nordic Tipi tent is the perfect structure for your special event.

We will be offering 30-minute appointments to anyone who would like to sit down and chat through your ideas for your special day whether you are looking to get married in 2021 or 2022.

The Elite Tents Team will be joined by a selection of other fabulous suppliers who will be on hand to advise you about every aspect of your wedding including caterers, photographer, and bar companies. All of which will create a unique and beautiful wedding or party venue, perfect for you.

Our first 2021 open day will be a setup of 3 of our beautiful Nordic Kata Tipis in a triangle formation together with the Kungsornen bar area, as we know that even if the weather is horrible these authentic tents will be able to withstand whatever the elements send!

If you would like an appointment for a chat to one of the team or just want to pop along and see how amazing these structures are for yourself, please send us an email  or call us on 0121 663 1133.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Our Tipis and Sailcloth Tents are packed away for a few months now, until parties and weddings can safely go ahead again, but we are planning to hold an Open Days with three large tipis early in the new year of 2021.

We will officially announce the exact date and the venue details on Boxing Day but if you would like to be first to know about it please email us at:  

We look forward to meeting you very soon. Meanwhile please do scroll down and find out about our lockdown offers, or check out the Knowledge Hub to get lots more information about planning your celebration.

As usual we will be offering 30-minute appointments between 10.30am and 3.30pm to anyone who would like to sit down and chat through your ideas for your special event.

We will be setting up of 3 of our beautiful authentic Nordic Kata Tipis linked together and dressing them with rustic furniture in the set up of our Platinum Package which will really help you to visualise your dream wedding.

We will have in place whatever social distancing regulations are needed by that time, and having already had an open week in July and October 2020 so have everything in place to ensure you can visit us with complete confidence. We will have hand sanitiser on site and will respectfully ask all of our visitors to follow social distancing guidelines, including attending with people they are permitted to see up to a maximum of 5 in any party (so that with your coordinator we are within the limit of 6).

Some of our wonderful suppliers will also be attending too so all the help you need for finding your photographer, caterer, florist and bar companies!

To be the first to know about the date and details of the open day or to just register your interest, please send us an email  or call us on 0121 663 1133.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Our Autumn Open Day at Oldberrow House was massively successful giving our lovely couples the opportunity to see both the Tipis and Sailcloth Tent. Thank you to all of the couples and suppliers who came along.



At Elite Tents we understand how important and huge a decision it is to book tents for your wedding or party. We also understand that the cost of the tents is a significant one and under usual circumstances you would want to come and see the tents and the team at an open day before committing to a contract.

Unfortunately the very unusual situation we are all living in as a result of COVID-19 means that having open days at present is impossible… but if you are planning your wedding while you are at home in lockdown that doesn’t really help you.

So we have put together some Lockdown offers and guarantees to help put your mind at rest:

Small gathering packages:

We have put together some single tipi packages for those couples whose venues can no longer facilitate their wedding. As the tents are outside, the infection rate of COVID-19 is vastly reduced, so although we still need to be following the government guidelines about social distancing and smaller numbers, this is much easier to do in an outdoor venue.

Here is an example of one of our special 30 people packages:

Low cost deposits:

We usually ask for a 50% deposit when you book the tents but whilst we are still in a partial lockdown we are happy to accept a £500 deposit together with a signed booking form to hold all your tents and equipment for you until things get back to normal and you can visit our open day later in the year. (You would need to pay the rest of the deposit within one week of attending that open day).

Payment Plans:

We understand too, that for many people, money and jobs are uncertain at the moment so the option of paying for your wedding over the next 12 to 18 months in smaller regular monthly payments could be an attractive option. Each of the packages on our Pricing Page can be paid with an initial deposit of £ 250 and further instalments starting at £399  per month.

Paying on Credit Card:

For those of you concerned about paying large sums of money when potentially it will be hard to get wedding insurance, we have now introduced the option of making payment via Credit Card just to give you peace of mind.

NHS workers’ Offer:

If you are on the front-line for the NHS we at Elite Tents would love to do our bit to help make your special event even more special as a thank you for all of your wonderful work. We would therefore love to offer you a Nimbus 16 ‘Little Hat’ (worth £325) to add free of charge to your Tipi or Sailcloth Package for all new 2021 bookings .*

*Proof of your employment required.

Our Guarantees:

  1. If you book the tents whilst we are in Lockdown, but when we come and check your site at a subsequent site visit we find it is unsuitable, we will refund you in full.
  2. If when you come to the open day you prefer a different set up or furnishings we will of course change your contract to suit your requirements (subject to availability of tents and equipment).
  3. If you come to the open day and really feel that our tipis or sailcloth tent is not for you then we will refund your deposit.


Spring Open Day – Saturday 28th March is now POSTPONED

In truth I do not believe that our open day would cause an issue in the spreading of COVID-19; our attendance numbers are well below the outdoor event level that the government has mentioned as possibly banning, however we are also aware that guidelines suggest there should be no unnecessary travel and social gatherings. Our open day falls into the latter category.

We are therefore going to postpone our March Open Day.

We are aware that we still have lots of people who will want to see both the tipis and the sailcloth tent so as soon as things settle down and we have a new date we will let you know.

If in the meantime if you would like to chat to us we will still be available in the office so feel free to give us a call on 0121 663 1133 or email We would be very happy to support you by creating floorplans, sending over of photos or answering questions to help you with your planning – so please just ask.

I am sure that this unpleasantness will soon pass and when it does we will be ready and willing to work with you all to help create your fantastic and memorable event!

so watch this space…





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