Based at the Swan Inn, in the village of Lawshall near Bury St Edmunds, Swan Tipis offer a versatile, contemporary yet timeless wedding venue. Set conveniently close to 6 local churches the venue has an enviable backdrop overlooking beautiful open countryside.The dedicated and friendly team will guide you through the options on offer and help you plan a magical, personal and unforgettable wedding day.
Facilities and Capacity
The tipis are based on a traditional Scandinavian design and are beautifully crafted in the UK. The wooden poles and natural canvas are perfectly complemented by woven flooring and the tipis are designed to withstand the weather in all seasons. Rustic benches and seating and strings of LED lights on the poles are all included. The interior can be dressed as simply or elaborately as you wish, creating your own unique setting. The tipi sides can also be lifted to give an airy blend of indoor and outdoor space. The team believe that Swan Tipis have the flexibility and 'wow factor' which is hard to equal.
Couples hosting an intimate event can choose to rent a single tipi,which can accommodate up to 72 guests. Those hosting a larger event can chose a linked option which will comfortably seat 130 guests and many more for an informal or evening event. From 2022 there will be the option to link 3 or 4 tipis together greatly increasing capacity to 200+
Swan Tipis offer a range of packages which include all the essentials above plus a wooden bar and optional entrance porch with double doors. You can also choose to add from a range of extras including a fire pit, decorative barrels, suspended hoops and poles for flowers and greenery and bespoke signage. Their team will assist couples through the planning process, and ensure that every detail is taken care of and that their dream day comes to life.
Catering and Bar Services
The team act as a single point of contact for the venue and also the catering and bar services for your special day. They offer menu choices to suit any occasions and budget, from buffets and BBQ's to formal dining. The on site wood-fired Pizza oven is a popuar choice with evening guests!
3 Reviews for Swan Tipis
Recommended by 100% of couples
9 User photos
Luke N. · Married on 20/08/2021
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.Sent on 08/02/2021
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.
Elizabeth C. · Married on 22/08/2021
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!!!Sent on 05/09/2021
Michelle M. · Married on 18/06/2021
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.Sent on 27/08/2021
Our bookings diary for 2022 has filled up quickly and we are keen to finalise arrangements for next Summer's events. As a result we are offering 10% off all bookings for 2 Tipis for our last remaining dates. Please call or message us for details and availability!