Enchanting Teepees and Sperry Tents…
PapaKåta are a long standing member of the Mr & Mrs Unique team, and we just LOVE their gorgeous selection of quality made teepees and stand out sperry tents.
From intimate weddings to breathtaking multi-tent set ups, PapaKåta’s experienced team are here to make your big day a once-in-a-lifetime event…
First Day of School introduction of yourself…
Established over 10 years ago and having delivered over 2000 successful events PapaKåta are the leading supplier of Teepees and the exclusive provider of Sperry Tents in the UK.
Tell us what you love/ your favourite things?
We love being such an integral part of one of the most important days in someone’s life and helping to make memories that last a lifetime!
Tell us a bit about your HQ…
Busy & fun-filled! With three bases across the UK – York, Henley-on-Thames and Perth, Scotland, our HQ in York has to work extra hard to ensure that everything is where it should be and on time!
What made you start up the business?
A dream to create a unique, beautiful and breath-taking venue! With the Teepees and Sperry Tents we believe we’ve found just that.
What do you love most about your job?
Every day is different, we can often be found brainstorming challenges set to us by our creative and imaginative clients and events team. We love a challenge and if it’s physically possible, we’ll do what we can to make your event dreams a reality!
What makes you unique?
Experience! Our experience in running outdoor events in Teepees and Sperry Tents is unrivalled. The wealth of knowledge we’ve gained over the years and the expertise of our skilled crew, coupled with the highest quality products, luxurious finishing touches and the friendly can-do attitude of our PapaKåta team makes us stand-out in an ever-expanding industry.
Who is your ideal customer?
The Teepees and Sperry Tents create a different kind of look and atmosphere, meaning that the Brides and Grooms, and their weddings and events are as unique as they are.
What advice do you give to make sure people book the right suppliers for their day?
It’s one of the most important days of your life, so be sure to take extra special care when booking your suppliers. Look for suppliers with experience, check out their testimonials and social media accounts for past events. Where possible attend Open Weekends and meet the people behind the scenes.
What inspires you?
We can often be found perusing blogs and Instagram. Whilst we love scouring the pages of Wedding and bridal blogs our inspiration is not limited to these. We also find interior and fashion platforms are a valuable source for new trend; particularly when looking for tablescapes, floral and furnishing inspiration for our events.
Projects you are most proud of or your proudest moment?
We’re so proud of every event we deliver, however big or small, it’s important that we never lose the importance of each and every event, these are the life source of the business and the most important day in someone’s life! However, we love it when we overcome a new challenge and deliver a before unheard of event, highlights include rooftop Teepees, a Sperry and Teepee village on the shores of Loch Lomond and Teepees on a privately owned island! We’re also particularly proud of our relationship with Soho Farmhouse, as the exclusive provider of Sperry Tents there.
What’s your top on the day wedding advice?
Delegate, then relax and enjoy! Also, if it’s not done now let it go, your day will not be more memorable, or enjoyable because you’re one whimsical sign down!
What makes a great wedding?
Friends, family, delicious food, fabulous music and a show-stopping Teepee or Sperry Tent venue!
Any new services, ideas or future plans?
The launch of our third base in Perth Scotland saw us become the first and only Nationwide supplier, delivering our Teepees, Sperry Tents and luxury furnishings across the UK. We continue to focus on delivering successful events from all three bases and ensuring that the PapaKåta service is as professional as it is friendly and supportive for our clients.
In addition, we’re always creating new ideas and products to help us deliver an exceptional service. Our online ‘Quote me Papa’ tool allows you to create multiple quotes and explore the different tent and furnishing options we have to offer.
We’re constantly updating our online gallery and use our Social Media channels to help inspire and share new ideas and event décor looks. Our next project will be to update our Finishing Touches Brochure; creating a tool for our clients that changes along with our ever-evolving offering of luxury furnishings.
You can find out more at the PapaKåta website HERE
Or check out their directory listing HERE.
The PapaKåta Spring Open Weekend will be held on the 17th & 18th March 2018 at Escrick Park Estate – You can find more details HERE.