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Last update: May 2024

Sustainable Elegance Redefined - Your Ideal Venue for Signature Events:

Mapledurham Estate, a venue accustomed to hosting only a few events a year for almost a decade, recently redirected its focus from the film industry to events. This shift was sparked by a proposition from Raw Tipis to create and oversee a semi-permanent luxurious event space with a strong emphasis on sustainability.

Raw Tipis, experts in crafting exquisite and sustainable events, are the creative force behind this permanent venue. With a strong history of designing and supplying over 100 events annually throughout the Home Counties, they bring a wealth of knowledge to distinguish what defines a successful venue.

We understand your desire for a bespoke event without the challenges of managing every aspect of an outdoor event. That's why we've crafted an exceptional customised experience, offered at a fixed fee with on-site event management, to eliminate all complexities and ensure a seamless experience.

Consciously Crafted Packages:

Whether your event lands on a weekday or weekend, our all-encompassing packages are crafted to meet all your requirements for up to 160 guests. Enjoy the ease of planning, with essentials like venue use, tipis, furniture, power, restrooms, and dedicated on-site event managers included as standard. This hassle-free approach enables you to craft a memorable and smooth event.

Dive into the detailed breakdown below to see exactly what's included (or not) for complete transparency, and take advantage of our current promotion: 10% off any weekend booking for 2025 events! All bookings have the following access times as standard.

Access from 12.00 to 18.00 the day before your event to do pre-event preparations.

Access from 08.00 to 24.00 on the day of your event to do the final prep and then enjoy late into the night.

Access from 08.00 to 10.00 the day after your event to collect any remaining items and decorations.

What is Included:

  • Four Stunning Connected Tipis: Our Tipis are set upon a sturdy wooden floor, with the front sides elevated to capture the picturesque view of the house. In case of inclement weather, these can be enclosed. The entire behind-the-scenes area, comprising toilets, a catering tent, power facilities, and a supplier zone, is discreetly concealed from public view, ensuring a seamless and polished event experience.
  • All-Inclusive Furniture: Your event for up to 160 guests comes with all-inclusive furniture and the opportunity to arrange it as you desire, facilitating creative configurations inside and outside the tipi. Our on-site furniture store even enables mid-event swaps (pre-agreed upon). For events exceeding 160 guests, you can bring in additional furniture at a cost, or we can install extra structures to accommodate your needs.
  • Fully Equipped Bar With No Corkage: Step into our fully equipped tipi bar, where rustic elegance meets modern convenience, complete with all necessary glassware and without any corkage fees. While alcohol and staffing are not provided, we can arrange for skilled bartenders to craft exceptional cocktails and deliver impeccable service. Typically, your chosen catering company seamlessly covers food and bar services, ensuring a seamless event experience.
  • Renewable Energy Produced On Site: The operational water mill at Mapledurham Estate generates an impressive 500,000 KWH/year. Considering that your event will consume less than 200 KWH, rest assured:nt power to cater to even the most energy-demanding occasions. Additionally, our on-site biomass plant uses cow manure for sustainable energy production.
  • Luxury Shepherd Hut Loos: Our luxurious restrooms boast a rustic charm with high-end amenities. Strategically located next to the tipi, they guarantee guest comfort even in rainy weather, ensuring a seamless and impressive experience.
  • Catering Convenience: A purpose-built marquee for catering is connected to the back of one of the tipis to ensure a seamless service. This structure is provided empty to accommodate diverse cooking styles and appliance needs of different catering teams. A dedicated section of our walk-in fridge is also available for the catering team's use. Explore our comprehensive list of recommended catering partners with a sustainability focus here.
  • Event Management: Our dedicated event managers provide unwavering support through a private chat in the lead-up to your event. Additionally, we offer on-site coordination throughout your time at the Estate, ensuring a seamless and stress-free experience.

What is not included:

  • Food: We understand the significance of food in making your event special, and our goal is to cater to your preferences. With the uniqueness of each event in mind, we don't offer any food options but provide a list of sustainable caterers for your consideration. While our recommendations are available, you're welcome to explore other options; just ensure new suppliers complete a quick questionnaire beforehand. Whether you choose a catering team utilising our large tent and walk-in fridge or prefer the simplicity of food trucks that don't require kitchen access, rest assured, power won't be an issue—we've got 3-phase 240-volt power throughout.
  • Evening Entertainment: Our venue has a large stage and roomy dance floor, which take up an entire Giant Hat tipi with integrated lighting, providing an ideal setting for your chosen entertainers. This flexibility caters to a variety of preferences, accommodating live bands, DJs, or unique performances. Speakers aren't provided as each event has distinct needs, and most entertainers bring their own equipment. However, our event managers can book speakers if needed, ensuring we meet your specific requirements.
  • Flowers / Additional Decorations: Recognising the distinctive nature of every event, we provide a diverse array of recommended suppliers specialising in floral arrangements and decorations. While you're not obligated to choose from our suggestions, each recommendation is carefully selected for its quality. This approach empowers clients to collaborate directly with these experts, guaranteeing a personalised and unique atmosphere for their special occasion.
  • Overnight Accommodation: While the main house at the Estate is currently not designed for overnight guests and is closed to the public, except for one room and staircase reserved for wedding preparations, we are committed to helping with your accommodation needs. Luxurious bell tents can be arranged in the adjacent field, providing a charming overnight experience. Alternatively, we can offer suggestions for accommodation down the road.
  • Photographer / Videographer: While we do have a dedicated on-site content creator at all events, they move intermittently throughout the day with a primary focus on capturing compelling content for Tipis at Mapledurham. However, especially for Weddings, we recommend considering hiring an additional photographer or videographer to meet your specific event requirements, ensuring a personalised touch that aligns perfectly with your vision and preferences. Rest assured, you will have complete access to all the content we generate.
  • Transport: Guest transportation is crucial for a seamless event experience. While a car park is available, we strongly recommend shared travel to minimise the environmental impact. Prioritising sustainability and collective travel contributes to a positive event environment, where guests share the journey, reduce their carbon footprint, and contribute to the event's overall success. Did you know that you can also come by river?

Clearly Defined Prices

Weekday Event - £9,750.00

  • Up to 160 Guests
  • Event Day is on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.

Weekend Event - £12,750.00 (£11,475)

  • Up to 160 Guests
  • Event Day is on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

For events with over 160 people, there will be an additional fee.

Let us surpass your expectations, curating an event that remains a cherished memory for a lifetime.

Cam - Managing Director at Tipis at Mapledurham / Raw Tipis

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Stately home
Historic
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Church
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Pet-friendly
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