Meet The Supplier… PapaKåta


Teepees & Sperry Sail Cloth Tents…

Today we revisit one of our longest running members of Mr & Mrs Unique, the amazing team over at PapaKåta! These guys know a thing or two about weddings, events, marquees and how to make it kick-arse!!

With a growing collection of Teepee’s and now the exclusive provider of Sperry sail cloth tents in the UK, you need to check these guys out. Today we speak to them about what they offer customers and whats makes them awesome…


Tell us a bit about your business…

Established over 8 years ago and having delivered over 2000 successful events PapaKåta are the leading supplier of Teepees and the exclusive provider of Sperry sail cloth tents in the UK.

What made you start up the business…

Directors Amanda and Richard Monaghan founded PapaKåta as a result of their own wedding preparations in 2006. While struggling to find a unique wedding venue in the North of England, Amanda and Richard discovered the Scandinavian Teepees and fell in love bringing together a totally unique setting in a landscape of their own choosing. From the original three Tepees purchased for their own wedding, interest and demand grew rapidly as did the number of Teepees and in turn the PapaKåta family.

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What makes you Unique…

Our experience in the industry, attention to detail and emphasis on service set us apart. Having delivered such a broad range of events in all manner of locations, weather conditions and terrains we’ve gained unparalleled experience in ensuring our clients get the result they have carefully planned for. It’s a one shot deal so we promise to move mountains to help create a fabulous reception with memories that will last a lifetime.

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What kind of couples match your style of service…

We now offer two different types of fun and inviting spaces… our Teepees create organic festival inspired fun and Sperry tents providing sophisticated and elegant backdrops, with clean oyster sail cloth canopies and clear or open sidewalls flooding the space inside with natural light. We can create atmospheres covering all manner of styles from the bohemian to the refined, having created art deco, rustic, vintage and even beach inspired weddings to name a few. 



Tells us what you love about your business…

We love that we’re a part of one of the most important days of someone’s life and that we help to create those happy memories that last a lifetime. That and the fact that here at PapaKåta we’re all part of one big family, we work together to make the magic happen and to share the Papa love.

Most favourite event/ wedding…

Each of our events is so different it would be hard to pick just one, although we always love a challenge, so weddings on privately owned islands in the Lake District, the Isle of Man and rooftops in City centres stand out as some of the most memorable.


People’s reaction to your business…

Curiosity and intrigue are usually the first reactions, especially where the Teepees are concerned. Following that it’s usually excitement and enthusiasm: who doesn’t want to party the night away under the canvas of a giant teepee or dance under the stars in a stunning sail cloth canopy?


Future plans…

Having just moved our North Yorkshire premises and delighted to be opening our Southern base in Henley-on-Thames, we’re now busy establishing ourselves in the South and building relationships with venues, suppliers and lots of excited potential brides and grooms. Next step world domination! 

To find out more visit their website here 


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