Today I bring you another great supplier – PapaKåta.

I have worked with PapaKåta on weddings before and, as well as amazing structures, their staff are professional and very helpful. If you are looking for an outdoor wedding with a structure of some kind or considering a marquee, I recommend you check PapaKåta out. You will not be disappointed.

Tell me your story. How did PapaKåta come about?

When we started planning our wedding reception, we wanted something different – something extra special. We scoured the country for marquees, but they all looked a bit, well… ordinary. We were after something extraordinary! When we found what we’d been looking for, it changed our lives…

We had discovered the magical world of Sami teepees. Our kåta reception was a truly memorable success. Our guests were bowled over by the Teepees uniquely breath-taking atmosphere; in fact, they still talk about it today. We fell in love with kåtas and, driven by a desire to share the love with others, we set up PapaKåta.

Twelve years on and we thought there would never be anything that could come close to our Teepees. And while they still make our hearts skip a beat, along came an American beauty that has swept us off our feet. Our Sperry Tents offer a timeless celebration space that perfectly complements the rustic charm of the Teepees. We’re over the moon to have the exclusive rights
to bring these gorgeous tents to the UK.

Richard & Amanda Monaghan, founders of PapaKåta

Sperry Tent | PapaKåta | Mary Cushen Wedding Planner
Teepee | PapaKata | Mary Cushen Wedding Planner
Sperry Tent | PapaKåta | Mary Cushen Wedding Planner

What inspires you?

It is such a pleasure and a total privilege to work with people at one of the happiest times of their lives. Helping couples and individuals create a magical event and a bespoke space that they can celebrate in with friends and family is always at the forefront of our minds and the driving force behind what we do.


What makes you different?

We aim to wow! Using beautiful authentic products and a seamless service we create dream events. Our reputation, experience and 100% track record delivering our events make us stand out in the industry.

Alongside our beautiful Teepees and Sperry Tents, we complement our events with a portfolio of luxury furnishings. We’re always on the lookout for inspiration, be it through wedding, interiors and even fashion sources. Constantly updating our Finishing Touches with stylish and elegant furnishings allows our couples to create their desired look.

Bar | PapaKata | Mary Cushen Wedding Planner
Sperry Tent | PapaKata | Mary Cushen Wedding Planner
Teepee | PapaKata | Mary Cushen Wedding Planner

What has been you favourite wedding so far and why?

We are so proud of each and every event we create, from the very first to the last. We treat each one as if it were our first, meaning that with PapaKåta your celebration will be truly unique to you and a once in a lifetime celebration for you and your guests. For this reason, many of our events stand out, but if there’s one thing we love more than seeing our Teepee and Sperry Tent events, it’s seeing a Teepee and Sperry Tent combined! This beautiful Wedding on the shores of Loch Lomond in Scotland even had a naked Teepee.

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Teepee and Sperry Tent | PapaKata | Mary Cushen Wedding Planner

Any words of wisdom?

When choosing your suppliers, ensure that they have a great well founded reputation. Take a look at their testimonials to see what others had to say about them before committing. Online galleries give you visual examples of previous events. If any of these previous events are in line with your own vision, then it’s likely that this supplier can help you realise your wedding or party dreams.

If you are looking for some help with your wedding planning, why not have a look at my services and see how I could help you or get in touch. I’m an award-winning wedding planner so you are in safe hands. Client experience is my first priority.

Thank you to PapaKåta for taking the time to speak to me. I look forward to the next time we work together.

Photographs for this post are taken by Dominic Wright, Johnny Dent, John JohnstonCinzia Bruschini and PapaKata.