Yurt Types and Sizes

Palace Yurt

Dimensions: 850 sq ft, 33 ft diameter
Capacity: 96 banqueting
                 80 banqueting with service tables
                164 seated for ceremony
Extras: lighting, flooring, decoration package

Lotus Yurt

Dimensions: 710 sq ft, 30 ft diameter
Capacity: 74 banqueting
                 64 banqueting with service tables
                130 seated for ceremony
Extras: lighting, flooring, decoration package

Champagne Yurt

Dimensions: 615 sq ft, 28 ft diameter
Capacity: 64 banqueting
                 48 banqueting with service tables
                104 seated for ceremony
Extras: lighting, flooring, decoration package

Pavilion Yurt

*Can only be rented in conjuction with our Palace, Lotus & Champagne Yurts*
Dimensions: 320 sq ft, 11 ft entranceway, 16 ft x 22 ft
Capacity: 3 x 8 ft & 2 x 6 ft tables for food service & bar
Extras: lighting

 

Workshop Yurt

Dimensions: 215 sq ft, 16 ft diameter
Capacity: sleeps 6-8 adults or extra dining
Extras: lighting, flooring is included 

Yurt Style Gallery

Palace
Champagne & Lotus
Pavilion & Workshop
Multiple Yurts
  • Renting Multiple Yurts

    If you have more than 100 people, using multiple yurts will create a dynamic and exciting atmosphere encouraging movement and mingling. After dinner, one of the yurts can be an intimate space for a bar allowing the other yurt to be an amazing venue for dancing!

    Here's a few tips to ensure everyone feels connected:

    -Invite guests into the larger yurt for speeches after dinner

    -Arrange the head table nearest the main entrance

    -Zip back the facing canvas walls

    -Position the yurts with the main doors together creating a courtyard

    Capacity of Multiple Yurts

    Numbers of People   Types of Yurts
    up to 120 people with service tables Palace & Champagne
    up to 140 people with service tables Palace & Lotus
    up to 144 people no service tables Palace & Champagne
    up to 158 people no service tables Palace & Lotus
    up to 160 people with service tables Palace & Palace
    up to 182 people no service tables Palace & Palace

    Lighting

    Our lighting package for the palace yurt includes four Moroccan lanterns (two Moroccan lanterns for the champagne yurts) and perimeter mini lights. The lanterns are stain glass and hang from the central wheel, whilst the perimeter mini lights wrap around the circumference of the yurt. Both the lanterns and mini lamps provide beautiful evening lighting in the yurt, and the lanterns function on a dimmer switch. Please note we do not provide extension cords for lighting requirements. The lanterns and mini lights will need one two prong outlet.

    Flooring

    The flooring is made out of coconut husk (similar to jute) which is soft and rolls out in sections. It has a vapour barrier underneath which stops moisture and humidity coming up from the grass. It helps to create a more comfortable space, levelling out slightly bumpy ground and encloses the space giving the yurt an added touch.

    Renting wooden flooring can be very expensive, so some clients have built their own from plywood if they have "serious dancers". This can be put right on top of our flooring. The plywood can be used for other projects! A 12x12 dance floor is a sufficient size and some people have built it flush with the floor by laminating hardboard and plywood and others have framed below. 

    Decoration Package

    Our decoration package includes two wall hangings, door decoration and wheel decoration. The door and wheel decoration are red and blue and you can either choose from red and grey or red and blue for the wall hangings. They are traditional felted yurt decorations hand made from a women's handicraft cooperative in Kyrgyzstan.  

    Many of our clients have purchased "shyrdaks" (felted carpets) to carry on the influence and beauty that the yurt had on them into their home! Check out the shyrdaks here.

    Click here to see images of our lighting, flooring and decoration packages.

    Seating Plans

    Not sure how to fit your guests into a circle? Browse through our seating plans and find the right plan for your event. Our seating plans are to scale and allow a one foot space behind every pulled out chair. If you dont see the layout plan for you, we can customize your design according to your needs. 
    View our seating plans.

    Set Up

    The Palace Yurt takes 12 hours to set up, and the Lotus & Champagne Yurts take 6-8 hours to set up.  The Pavilion and Workshop Yurts take a few hours.  For a typical Saturday wedding, the minimum two-day rental allows us to set up the Palace Yurt on Wednesday and Thursday.  This would give you all day Friday to set up tables, decorations, etc.  The yurt must be empty by 10 am on Sunday for us to take it down.  It would be an extra $195 per day thereafter.

    Our large yurts need to be erected on flat and even ground.  Ensure that your chosen area is not more than 1 foot off from level over the entire diameter.  To ensure that the Palace Yurt will fit in your chosen space, measure a rope to 18ft (16ft for the Lotus & 15ft for the Champagne Yurt) and place a peg in the middle of where you want the yurt to be.  Follow the rope around in a circle to make sure the ground is flat and even. If you wish to set up two large yurts together, the two diameters need to be side by side in your chosen location.

    The Palace Yurt is 22ft high in the centre and 6.5 t high at the walls.  The Lotus & Champagne Yurt is 13ft high in the centre and 6.5ft high at the walls.  The Palace, Lotus & Champagne yurts have two doorways opposite eachother and are 7 ft high by 4 ft wide. 

    Please note: We must be able to have direct access to your chosen spot.  If we are not able to unload within 50 feet, extra charges for set up will apply.

    Our yurts can be set up on grass or on hard surfaces. On grass or softer ground, we use 18” pegs which tie to a rope that is flush to the yurt walls. On concrete, tarmac, or harder surfaces, we will either require 14 concrete blocks (provided by the client) or we will drill in into the hard surface and hammer our pegs in.

    Want to see the process of our Little Foot Yurt team setting up our Palace Yurt? Watch this video!

    Cancellation Policy

    A 25% non-refundable deposit is required for all bookings. This ensures that we can save the date and size of yurt exclusively for a client. Changing the date and yurt size affects our ability to know what dates are available. Yurts are booked one year to six months in advance and in the few cases where people have cancelled their booking it's rare that we are able to fill the booking at that late stage. We recommend that all of our clients be sure of the date and yurt type before they book. 

    Removing Canvas Walls

    The two front canvas walls of the Palace, Lotus & Champagne Yurts can be zipped off which provides enhanced ventilation and viewing.  Our Workshop & Pavilion Yurts have one canvas wall that can be zipped off.  The simple zipper design is easy to use so you can open and close the wall after we have gone.  We request that you zip up the walls after your activities to ensure that potential high winds do not enter the yurt.

    Keeping the yurt warm & cool

    If you are planning a spring or late summer wedding, you should consider renting a heater to keep your guests warm. The most appropriate and safest heater for our yurts is a CSA approved propane forced air heater (ducted heat). We recommend the smallest of the forced air heaters, such as the Premier 80 which is 80,000 BTU. This heater can be placed at the back door with our flap door down. 

    Our yurts perform very well in hot weather. The cotton canvas which we use for the coverings is breathable and provides an airy feel in the yurt. The two front canvas walls can be zipped back for enchanced air flow and viewing.

    Yurts in bad weather, grass & bugs!

    Yurts have a self supporting frame and are anchored to the group by 12 points with large steel pegs. These pegs are removed without a trace. The circular shape of the yurt makes them strong in high winds and bad weather. The yurts don't usually damage the grass. Sometimes, if there is heavy dancing, the grass can get trampled, but the grass grows back just fine. 

    Bugs seem to stay away from the yurt as it is white. Also, renting our flooring really helps keeps the moisture down which helps to keep the bugs at bay!

    Links

    Looking for a caterer, photographer or venue to house your yurt wedding? Check out our links page for recommended businesses. If you'd like to introduce your friends and family to our rental yurts,  share this wedding editorial with them!