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Our mobile van can park just about anywhere, provided there is a flat space measuring L7m W3m H3m to set up in, and easy access to the location — no steep dirt roads.
Yes. We have permits from the MFB and CFA that allow us to work on Total Fire Ban days.
Yes. We can service the Melbourne CBD and surrounds, Geelong & Surf Coast, Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges and other parts of country Victoria. Please note for events outside of the Mornington Peninsula, an additional travel fee applies.
Absolutely! With our indoor fireplace and gas heaters you really can create a cosy winter wonderland. The tipis are inspired by the Kata tipis of Lapland — the northernmost part of Finland — and are designed to endure the harshest of climates.
Our portable toilet comes on a trailer and can be positioned anywhere on your event site, but it can't be moved again once it is placed in position.
We can park on all private properties, yay! If you would like us to come to a public place like a park we may need you to get council permission first.
As with any marquee hire, the client is held responsible for all accidental loss and damage to the hire equipment during the hire period. With the value of our equipment on most jobs extending to many tens of thousands of dollars it is of course important that the equipment is properly insured. You are welcome to arrange your own insurance but it is not always easy or cost effective to do so. Because of this we offer a Damage Waiver in exchange for a fee (5% of the equipment hire charge). With this option all responsibility for accidental loss or damage is covered by Peninsula Tipi Cos own insurance. Please contact us for a copy of our Terms & Conditions.
Ideally a 1x10amp plug socket would be great. If there is no access to a power supply we can bring our own generator.
Ideally we need a 1x10amp adapter to plug in to, but if this isn't possible, we can bring our generator.
We cater for gluten free, dairy free, vegan and most other intolerances.
We can provide napkins & biodegradable paper plates for an additional fee (or you are welcome to provide something else, if you prefer).
Yes. All our sorbets are dairy free and gluten free.
All is not lost! Our tipis are weatherproof and can withstand up to 70km/hr winds. Rain is never an issue unless your site is at risk of flooding. If strong winds are forecast this will determine the direction the tipis face and how the sides are configured, which is something we are highly experienced with. This will all be discussed with you as we plan your event. In rare cases, set up times and days might be affected in extreme weather conditions.
Our pizzas are 11 inches and are best for sharing so we will rotate through your pizza choices, cut them into 6 slices, pop them on wooden pizza peels (or something special if you’d prefer) for guests to help themselves.
The toilet measures 5m long x 3m high x 2m wide.
Privy runs on solar power and has its own self managing water tank/pump and waste tank. We also use 100% recycled toilet paper and 100% recycled paper towels to stock Privy.
For our unlimited pizza package, pizzas will be available for 2.5 hours for 50 – 79 guests; from 80 guests, we'll be serving for 3 hours, and add an extra 30 minutes per 20 extra guests attending so that everyone has plenty of time to enjoy!
When you choose a set amount of pizzas, we can cook up to 60 pizzas per hour but will cook to the flow and speed of your event, if you like it more relaxed!
Privy has two unisex cubicles that can cater for up to 120 people.
That really depends on your vision and whether you are having a cocktail or sit-down event. Each tipi can hold 100 people at absolute capacity. Check our tipi section for ideas on floor plans.
The space needed varies based on which tipi configuration you choose. Please check the section of our website for specific dimensions for different tipi configurations.
For pizza only we need to arrive 1hr30mins before you would like us to serve to get set up.
The cool room requires a 1X10amp for power.
We recommend that tipis be erected within 20 metres of a power source for lights, AV and catering equipment. This power source can be direct from mains power, or you can hire a generator.
We are primarily based on the Mornington Peninsula and delivery and set up is FREE, anywhere on the Peninsula. We do travel further afield but there will be a delivery charge. Get in touch for a delivery quote.
If you don't get through all the pizzas, we'll cook up a stack and leave them for you and your guests to enjoy for those late night munchies!
Our Nordic Pine tables are 200cm long and 70cm wide, and benches are 200cm long 20cm wide.
The tipi configurations allow us to set up in a variety of outdoor locations. But there are a number of important things to consider when choosing your venue and tipi site, including:
If you do have any questions about the suitability of your prospective event site then please get in touch. Additionally, if the site is nearby we are always happy to carry out a free, no obligation site visit. And we can of course, always recommend great outdoor locations we have used in the past!
In general for a weekend event our preferred set up day is Thursday, and preferred pack down day is Monday. However, we can work with you and your venue to ensure everybody is happy with times and will always endeavour to meet specific venue requirements. If you have a triple tipi an additional day might be needed for set up.
We'll drop the cool room off a day or two ahead of your event. This gives it plenty of time to get down to the right temperature so your drinks are nicely chilled.
We need a 3X3m area to park the gelati cart.
Tell us a little about what you need and how we might be able to help - we'll send some package info and chat details when you're ready.
Confirm your booking and which parts of the Gather Round family to include. We'll answer any questions you have in the lead up.
Get ready for a wonderful time! We'll confirm the finer details and be there on the day with bells on!