PapaKata Spring 2016 Open Weekend

PapaKåta Spring 2016 Open Weekend

PapaKata Spring 2016 Open Weekend

The PapaKåta spring 2016 open weekend takes place on the 19th and 20th March at the Escrick Park Estate near York, where some of 2016’s top wedding trends will come to life in their gorgeous tipis and Sperry tents.

With many couples seeking an authentic wedding day experience, one of PapaKåta’s 2016 wedding trends is authenticity – old-fashioned quality, natural surroundings, honest sharing food, textural materials and stylish yet simple details.

Papaka Sperry Tent

With a clean palette and beautiful green foliage, the tipis and Sperry tents will be organically styled, with pops of pastel colour added using Rose Quartz and Serenity, Pantone’s 2016 Colours of the Year.

The PapaKåta team will be showing you how to give a sense of nature and warmth to any wedding by bringing the outside into their tents. Hanging frames and floral crowns are just some of the bespoke fixtures they have created that can be decorated with florals and foliage.

Poppy Pickering Cakes

Lucy MacNicholl Floral Design will be creating beautiful floral designs in the tipis, and wedding cake designer Poppy Pickering will be showcasing some of her delectable creations. Working the key Pantone shades into calm green foliage, Firenza Floral Design will be styling their Sperry tent, including designing statement floral chandeliers.

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PapaKata Open Weekend Yorkshire

PapaKåta Autumn 2015 Open Weekend Events

We’re delighted to announce that PapaKåta will be hosting not one, but two Open Weekend events this autumn. In addition to their bi annual Open Weekend in York in October, they’ll also be hosting an Open Day in the South of England in September.

Open Day South: 27th September

PapaKata Open Weekend Surrey

For the first time PapaKåta will be showcasing their beautiful Sperry sailcloth tents in the South of England. Since opening their Henley-on-Thames base earlier this year, PapaKåta feel it’s important to meet with brides, grooms and event planners closer to home and their preferred wedding venues.

Housed in the stunning RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey, and with a backdrop of the beautiful Wisley glasshouse, the event will take place on Sunday 27th September.

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Glass vase of flowers

A Look Back at the PapaKåta Spring 2015 Open Weekend

PapaKata Spring Open Weekend

On 21st and 22nd March the PapaKåta spring 2015 open weekend took place, with hundreds of guests visiting Escrick Park to take a look at PapaKåta’s gorgeous tipis and Sperry tents, meet a host of talented suppliers, and seek inspiration for their wedding or event. Sally from PapaKåta told us all about the weekend…

Path to PapaKata spring open weekend


PapaKata tipis at open weekend

“As the sun shone at this year’s PapaKåta Spring Open Weekend we welcomed over 700 visitors to Escrick Park Estate in York to see our beautiful Tipis and Sperry tents. Brides and grooms, event planners and birthday boys and girls had the opportunity to plan and visualize their own event whilst enjoying the warm and inviting surroundings of our beloved tents.

Wedding tables inside PapaKata tent

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PapaKata Tipis

PapaKåta Spring 2015 Open Weekend

PapaKata Tipis

PapaKåta‘s gorgeous tipis and Sperry tents will be springing up at their spring Open Weekend at Escrick Park on the 21st and 22nd March 2015.

It’s the perfect opportunity to talk to the PapaKåta team about the finer details of your wedding, and they’ll also be showcasing a number of the latest wedding trends to give couples ideas and inspiration.

PapaKata Long Tables

Filmore & Union will be showing how wedding food can be seasonal, high quality and healthy, with a café serving unique dishes and juices packed with flavour and vitality, and a vibrant array of canapés. Speakeasy Libations will be shaking some inventive botanical cocktails, and you can sample The Gin Garden.

Filmore & Union Tapas Board

Firenza Floral Design and Lucy Macnicoll Floral Design will be providing floral inspiration, with Lucy working with on-trend shades of blues and blush, and designing some incredible statement floral chandeliers in the Sperry tent. Fiona will bring botanical styling to life in the tipis, with vibrant greens, handpicked herbs and glass cloches.

PapaKata Foliage Decoration in Tipi

Charming Press will be creating a new collection of wedding stationery featuring flowers, leaves and illustration, especially for the Open Weekend, and photographer Melissa Beattie will be on hand to capture the weekend’s details.

PapaKata Sperry Tent

All guests will receive a photo booth memento from Booth Revolution top take home, together with a beautiful Papa planner.

Appointments are highly recommended and available on both Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 4pm. To book call PapaKåta on 01904 707100.

Open Weekend Address: Escrick Park Estate, Escrick, York, YO19 6EA

PapaKåta Kåta Tents

Getting to Know – PapaKåta

PapaKåta Logo

Interview With: Sally Pellen

Company Name: PapaKåta


Location / Coverage: Based in the North but happy to travel

Who are PapaKåta and what do you do?

Here at PapaKåta we specialise in hiring out Kåta tents for parties, weddings, festivals and events – tipi style tents pioneered by the Sami people of Lapland. They’re utterly gorgeous, and make for a very different sort of party space than a run-of-the-mill marquee.

PapaKåta Kåta Tents

How and when did PapaKåta start?

PapaKåta was born in 2006, when husband and wife Directors Richard and Amanda Monaghan bought 3 giant hat Kåta tipis for their own wedding. They therefore understand the importance of your wedding day and what the details mean to you.

What wedding services do you provide?

As well as the hire of the tipis we also hire out furnishings and the finishing touches that help to make your wedding day truly magical and unique.

PapaKåta Tent Interior

What is the difference between a tipi and a marquee?

As well as being beautiful natural structures, the unique rounded shape of the tipis means that they make for a very sociable party space. With no-one facing a corner and everyone being thrown back into the middle, it’s hard not to have fun partying the night away in a giant tipi.

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