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Swan Tipis

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Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk View map Visit website
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Starting at £2,050
30 to 180 Guests

About

Starting at £2,050
30 to 180 Guests

About

Swan Tipis are based at the picturesque, thatched Swan Inn, in the village of Lawshall, just South of Bury St Edmunds. The large grounds to the rear of the inn, and the beautifully crafted Tipis, provide a unique and stunning setting with uninterrupted views over unspoilt countryside. With catering and bar services on site, this venue has everything you need for a perfect celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

The giant-hat Tipis are based on a traditional Scandinavian design and are made in the UK from natural sustainable materials. boasting wooden poles and natural canvas. Although most popular in their more natural form, the Tipis are hugely versatile and can be set up, themed and dressed as formally or informally as you wish. The sides can be raised to create a really airy, outdoor, festival type feel if desired which makes the most of the views and outdoor space. Couples hosting a more intimate event can choose to rent a single tipi, which can accommodate from 25 up to 72 guests. Those looking for a larger capacity can chose to link Tipis together which increases capacity in a double Tipi to 120 guests.From Summer 2022, there will be a total of 4 Tipis available extending capacity and options still further.

Services Offered

There are a range of packages available which are always tailored to suit the ideas and budgets of couples. Tipi and Venue hire includes all the necessary essentials; woven flooring, internal lighting, handmade rustic tables and seating as well as an optional entrance porch with double doors. There is a wide selection of finishing touches to chose from including an internal firepit, decorated suspended hoops, poles, and arch, large oak barrels, a PA system and much more. The friendly team will assist couples through the planning process, ensuring that every detail is taken care of and that their dream day comes to life. Couples appreciate that everything from the venue and Tipi’s to the interiors, the catering and bar can all be arranged through a single point of contact, which means they don’t just save costs but really reduce the hassle factor. The team are always on hand to liaise with you leading up the big day and to help take care of arrangements.

Cuisine

All tastes and budgets are catered for from buffets and BBQ’s to more formal seated dining. The chefs from the Swan Inn work with you to create menus that really complement your ideas for the day. Discounted ‘all-in’ packages can be designed to include not just the Tipis and services above, but also main event and evening catering as well as welcome drinks, canapes and most other ideas couples come up with! There is an on-site outdoor wood-fired Pizza oven which is particularly popular with evening guests and a variety of flexible, simple options for Bar and drinks arrangements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Pub or Restaurant
Unusual Weddings
Marquees and Tents
Woodland and Festival
Tipis and Yurts
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Hairdresser
Beautician

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
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    Luke N. Married on 20/08/2021
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    Friendly & welcoming

    After visiting Swan Tipis at one of their open days in September 2020 we knew straight away that this was the right venue for our wedding.
    The space and atmosphere in the Tipis is something really special, and felt magical. We were shown how flexible the layouts and decorating can be so our day will be very special and personal.

    The Tipis are set up in the large garden behind the Swan inn, with lovely views over countryside. The food we sampled from the Chef's at the Swan Inn was absolutely delicious!

    We are so excited about celebrating our wedding in these beautiful Tipis this summer.
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    Elizabeth C. Married on 22/08/2021
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    Friends Events-

    I have had two events with The Swan
    No, not a wedding but the first was a funeral wake for my husband who died in January. There were 60 at this event in two tipees. More recently I had a gathering for 30 of my women friends in one tipee.
    The venue is perfect with lovely views. It was airy and spacious and we were looked after by the Swan team with love and care. As always the food was perfect and service excellent. All my guests felt ‘at home’ and welcomed.
    Every effort was made with great care to accommodate those with dietary needs. I’m already planning another event for next year.
    I have seen that I have to select a role. I was not a bride! but just want everyone to know this is a perfect venue for all sorts of occasions so I have selected bride!!!
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    Michelle M. Married on 18/06/2021
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    Perfect Tipi Wedding

    We stumbled across Swan Tipis when we were looking for a last minute wedding venue. We knew we wanted something low key, intimate and different but we had never thought of a Tipi. The major deciding factor for us was the fact that catering and all facilities (bar, toilets, tables, chairs etc) were included as part of the pub venue which took a lot of hassle out of us having to find all of these services.
    Rob, Laura and Lawrence were great start to finish and allowed us to put our own stamp on our special day.
    We had the option of a single Tipi or double, the double looks amazing but due to our low numbers we went for the single one. We were really lucky with the UK weather and spent alot of our day outside where we had an acoustic band playing all afternoon but the Tipi provided seating and shelter for when we needed it.
    The service and food was first class. We’d highly recommend and would do the day all over again if we could.
    Thanks so much for making our special day a reality.

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