Types and Sizes

Palace Yurt

Dimensions: 850 sq ft, 33 ft diameter

Capacity: 96 banqueting
                 80 banqueting with service tables
                105 seated 

Extras: lighting, flooring, decoration package

Lotus Yurt

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

Champagne Yurt

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

Boudoir Yurt

Dimensions: 215 sq ft, 17 ft diameter
Capacity: sleeps 5-8 adults or small workshop space

Boudoir yurt basic
Extras: lighting & decor, flooring is included 

Boudoir yurt with furnishings
-includes two futon beds, three sleeping cots, 
a shyrdak (felted carpet), felted wall decoration,
scatter cushions, a table, shelve, solar globe
lights and a hand punched metal lantern with amber glass.

Glamping Yurt

Dimensions: 160 sq ft, 12 ft diameter
Capacity: sleeps 2-3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small children

Glamping yurt basic
Extras: lighting & decor, flooring is included

Glamping yurt with furnishings
-includes one futon bed, two sleeping cots,
a shyrdak (felted carpet), felted wall decoration,
scatter cushions, a table, shelve, solar globe lights
and a hanging lantern.

Stretch Tent

Small stretch tent (24ft x 34ft)
48 Banqueting, 60 Standing Cocktail, 70 Ceremony or Theatre style
Extras: lighting

Medium stretch tent (48ft x 34ft)
96 Banqueting, 120 Standing Cocktail, 140 Ceremony or Theatre style
Extras: lighting

Large stretch tent (72ft * 34ft)
144 Banqueting, 180 Standing Cocktail, 210 Ceremony or Theatre style
Extras: lighting

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Renting Multiple Yurts & Stretch Tents

If you have more than 90 people, renting a stretch tent for your service & bar area will allow you to maximize the yurt for guest seating. Using another yurt or a combination of yurts and stretch tents can accommodate up to 200 people.

Using multiple yurts and stretch tents together creates a dynamic and exciting atmosphere encouraging movement and mingling. After dinner, one of the yurts or stretch tents can be an intimate space for a bar or lounge area allowing the other yurt to be an amazing venue for dancing!

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


Capacity of Multiple Yurts & Stretch Tents

If applying for a liquor license the occupant load will be reduced compared to our capacity chart and seating plans.

Numbers of People Types of Yurts
90-100 peoplewith service tables in stretch tentPalace yurt & Small stretch tent
up to 120 peoplewith service tablesPalace & Champagne
up to 140 peoplewith service tablesPalace & Lotus yurt
up to 144 peoplewith service tables in stretch tentPalace, Champagne & Small stretch tent
up to 158 peoplewith service tables in stretch tentPalace, Lotus & Small stretch tent
up to 200 peoplewith service tables in ChampagnePalace, Champagne & Large stretch tents

Stretch Tents

Based on the Beduin style tents of North Africa, the stretch tent creates an exciting and unique shelter experience for weddings and festivals. They are also suitable for a lounge and chill out space, bar and food service area or a music space or stage. Stretch tents can provide a covered courtyard between or alongside our yurts making them an ideal accessory tent.

The material that is stretched over the wooden poles is very strong and 100% waterproof. They can be set up free standing on all terrains including slopes, next to buildings, to cover pathways, or between trees. The canopy nature of a stretch tent allows guests to enter and exit from multiple routes and adds flexibility with table spacing.

We have three sizes of stretch tents which are light beige in colour. Small (24ft x 34ft), Medium (48ft x 34ft) and Large (72ft x 34ft) which can be pitched a number of different ways. Each set up is unique based on your style and site requirements to create either an open canopy with all sides up or a weather protected area with one to three sides down.

Check out our Stretch Tents!

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.

Our lighting package for the stretch tents includes LED dimmable Edison bulbs and a remote control multi colour mood light. It will need one two prong outlet. Please note we do not provide extension cords for lighting requirements.

Click here for images of our lighting package.

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.

Please note we do not rent dance floors.

If you chose to rent a dance floor check with the rental company that it is the wood on metal frame type and can go directly on the ground.  The wooden type is much better on uneven surfaces compared to the plastic clip flooring.

Here's a list of rental companies who offer dance floors:

Maritime Tents  902-679-6545 (Berwick)
Party Central 902 681-0800 (New Minas)
Macfarlands 902 453-0110 (Halifax)

Decoration Package

Our decoration package includes a red and blue felted wool door and wheel decoration. They are traditional felted yurt decorations hand made from a women's handicraft cooperative in Kyrgyzstan. We trained and worked with the cooperative in 2010 when we travelled to 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! 

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 Boudoir Yurts and Stretch tents 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. If we cannot peg down effectively then you should plan to have clean rocks available, more than 1ft in diameter (often found at the beach) We will tie the rocks with rope into parcels and it looks quite smart around the yurt! If rocks are not available then the largest size concrete block would suffice. In total the yurt uses 14 tie downs.

Our stretch tents require 10ft from the perimeter of the tent for the guy ropes and fastenings and in most cases pegging 1 meter into the ground. The stretch tents are best set up on grass. If we have to set up on concrete or attach to a wooden building there is an extra charge for fittings and extra labour. ($20 per fitting and up to 10 fittings may be required) Please note we cannot attach to ash-felt or tarmac.

We can attach to trees or wooden buildings as long as the owner is happy with 6" lag bolts put into the walls. These can be connected at the facia board going into the rafters or into the sheathing going into a stud. We cannot attach to concrete sided buildings.

When connected to a building it still needs an extra 10ft around the tent on the other three sides.

In wet weather it's advisable to place your chairs 5ft in from the perimeter of the canopy to avoid splashing.

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

Cancellation Policy

A 15% 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.

Covid Policy 2022

To give our clients a greater peace of mind in all this uncertainty we have decided to reduce our non refundable deposit amount from 25% to 5% for all events in 2022 allowing you to have the security of financially creating a contract with us, without the risk of losing 25% of your rental fee in the unfortunate case of cancellation. If you have to postpone in 2022 your deposit will stay valid indefinitely, and can be applied to any future event, service or product from Little Foot Yurts.

Removing Canvas Walls

The two front canvas walls of the Palace, Lotus & Champagne Yurts can be zipped off which provides enhanced ventilation and viewing. 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. During the winter months the largest yurt we will rent out is our Champagne yurt which is 28ft in diameter and 615 sq ft. 

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 enhanced 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!

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