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

Leaf backdrop behind wedding table

Leaf on wedding table

Leaf and bottles of flowers on wedding table

Green glasses and hessian runner on wedding table Green glass and bottle of flowers on wedding table

Chairs in front of long table

“As well as showcasing our tents, the Open Weekend allows us to meet clients face to face and answer any planning questions, inspire them and help visualize their own event. It’s always a pleasure to meet so many excited, happy faces and help them to plan an event that will create memories that last a lifetime.

Wedding menu

Wedding menu

Flowers on wedding table

Globe lanterns hanging in PapaKata wedding tent

Globe lanterns

Floral crown around pillar

Flowers on table Lanterns on pillar

Wedding DJ

Furniture inside PapaKata tent

“At PapaKåta we’re always innovating and expanding our trend-led collections of furnishings so we can offer clients a variety of ways to create a unique event that’s truly memorable for their guests. Some new additions to our portfolio reigned supreme at the Open Weekend, with the ethereal floating globe lantern grid, flower adorned floral crown, and rustic wooden star popular with visitors over the weekend. Firm favourites and hero pieces, such as our stunning handcrafted circular oak bar and festoon light walkway, were also on display, helping to give the event that added sparkle.

PapaKata open weekend sign Wedding cake with Love letters

Wedding cake display at PapaKata open weekend

Wedding tables inside PapaKata Sperry tent

Candles in glass votive

Flowers on table

Coloured hanging globe lanterns Globe lanterns with hanging flowers

Glass vase of flowers

Silver hanging globe lanterns

“Visitors were welcomed with fruity, fresh cocktails from Speakeasy Libations, and Booth Revolution provided a take-home photo memento of the day. Filmore & Union not only ensured tummies were satisfied, but also answered questions and inspired those searching for the perfect event menu, and sweet treats by Choose Cake were in abundance.

Hanging light bulbs

Hanging tea lights

Furniture inside PapaKata Sperry tent


Furniture inside PapaKata Sperry tent

Candle in wire surround

Making cocktail

Box of drinks

“Florists Lucy MacNicoll Floral Design, Firenza Floral Design and bespoke stationer The Charming Press inspired guests with botanical details whilst helping them to plan some of the finer details on their planning lists, and the weekend was captured by wedding and event photographer Helen Abraham Photography.”

Filmour and Union food

Bowls of food

Jars of food



Floral display at PapaKata spring open weekend