Wedding tipi decorated with long tables, white timber chairs. Table decorated with dried flower arrangements, pink and white roses.

Tipi Wedding Décor Ideas

You may have noticed from many of our website images, that Gold Coast Farm House is an ideal outdoor tipi wedding venue. The property is perfectly appointed to set up one or more festive tipis for any sized wedding.

These impressive structures alone look amazing but with a little imagination they can be transformed into a dreamy backdrop for your very special day and night. Consider some of our tipi wedding décor ideas for your celebration and enjoy the magical space with your beloved and all your nearest and dearest.

Get excited about your big day with these tipi wedding ideas and start planning your perfect celebration.

Planning a Tipi Wedding

Before you get decorating, work out a few key essentials so you know exactly what you’re working with.

How will you use your tipi?

Will the tipi be a wet weather plan B or will you set up your full reception under these striking tents?

Will you need room for a dancefloor and band?

Will there be catering tables or bar areas set up underneath the tipis?

Essentially, how much room will you need? Which brings us to the next important question…

How many tipis will you need?

Consider what you want to fit under the tents and of course, how many guests will you be at your function. Your venue coordinator will advise on how many tipis are necessary to accommodate your guests and extras.


Illuminating your tipis is essential and can influence the way you decorate the space. At night, the surrounding property ascends into total darkness with only the farm house and the tipis lit up. Ensure you have sufficient lighting and under and around the tents.

A wedding tipi is set up with indoor and outdoor festoon lighting. People gather inside and out around tables and chairs
Use lighting, furniture, and other decor items to set up the perfect tipi for your wedding reception

Tipi wedding decor

Now it’s time to have some fun with our tipi wedding decor ideas. You can keep it simple or make it as elaborate as you desire.

wedding tipi flower decorations

Flowers are a must-have at any wedding and it’s not just the bouquets that need to be considered. Continue your ceremony theme from the bouquets through to your reception with refined or extravagant displays of beautiful blooms and decorative foliage.

Consider table arrangements, hanging displays, arbours, potted blooms, and cake toppers. Use your own creativity or work with a professional floral designer to take care of your tipi flower décor.

functional and ambient lighting

With your functional lighting established, create a magical atmosphere with ambient lighting. Think candles, chandeliers, lanterns, fairy lights, and small festoon lighting.

Balance your lighting with small table height options, climbing string lighting, and larger hanging or wall lighting. The poles of the tipi make a great base for fairy lights with the apex ideal for a hanging chandelier or feature lantern.

People congregate under an open air tipi frame with fairy lights wrapped around the poles.
Decorate a tipi frame with fairy lights for a magical wedding celebration under the stars

table scapes

Your table scape will leave a lasting impression on your guests. Table décor is the easiest way to bring your theme to life with endless options for a functional and decorative display.

Consider floral arrangements, lighting, place names, dinnerware, and napery. You can add uniquely personal touches to your table scapes that will delight your guest for a celebration they will never forget.

props and decorative furniture

Create focal points in the tipi with larger props and decorative furniture. The oversized peacock chairs are a popular choice at the Gold Coast Farm House that provide a unique setting for photos and private moments.

You might like to set up frames, archways, photo booths, lounge areas, or anything else you can think of that will impress your guests or offer them a functional space to relax or party.

catering tables and bars

Create a focal point for your cake, dessert, or grazing platter with an eye-catching table. Set up your bar under the tipi in a position that works for you and the type of celebration you want.

Work with the venue coordinator at Gold Coast Farm House to come up with a floor plan that will work best for you. Be sure to decorate these spaces with elements from your theme to ensure a cohesive aesthetic for you reception space.

Couple sit on white peacock chairs under a tipi tent. They are talking to two groomsmen standing by a rustic bar cart.
Use decorative prop furniture to create a unique space that works for your reception