North Sky Yurts are a female founded, eco conscious yurt and bell tent hire business based in Leeds. Launched by Becca and Charlotte in October 2020 amidst the second covid lockdown as they anticipated that people would be looking for unique outdoor spaces.
It had been a dream of Becca’s to own a glamping business after a trip to Mongolia and staying in a yurt. So after being made redundant for a role within the energy industry, and her business partner Charlotte, handed in her notice, they both started work on the business full time.
Using lockdown to build the company website, network and prepare for launching in Spring. After launching with yurts, they quickly grew the business through the acquisition of a mobile glamping company in April 2021.
Creating magical experiences for events that don’t cost the earth. They have large event yurts hosting upto 90 people and used for intimate weddings, charity events and family parties.
They also have over 40 bell tents used for hosting over 100 guests for a unique glamping experience.
We cover Yorkshire and neighbouring counties and attend festivals, weddings and business events. Sustainability is core to our business, we made the decision to purchase high quality equipment so it lasts longer, we don’t use single use flooring or plastics and we offset our travel through planting a tree for each booking. We’re unique within the industry that we’re a predominantly female team and we have roles within the community schemes to help entrepreneurs like ourselves get into business and grow.
In December 2021, we launched a pop-up site in partnership with a local business for groups with a specific target of hen parties, its a niche we spotted during our first summer of business. In our first season we sold 85% of weekends and it was very successful. We have launched it again this year with double the capacity and are already 60% booked for Spring & Summer 2023. We also work with other businesses on offer clamping solutions and last year set up a luxury clamping camp for Yorkshire Wildlife Park over summer.
We absolutely love getting out on site in the sunshine and putting tents up, even better when our customers are there to tell us about their plans. We love hearing how it’s all gone afterwards and seeing any photos our customers are happy to share. We also love our pop-up glamping site, Birds & Bells, as we’re able to decorate our yurts and make everywhere look fun and exciting as our sites up all summer.
We often get asked about the capacity of our yurts – it’s important when enquiring about event structures that you have a good idea of how many guests you plan on inviting and what type of event it will be….will it be a sit down meal? As you need to factor in space for all the furniture. Do you plan to have a dance floor? All of these will help us and other structure providers to let you know what sized yurt will be suitable for your event.
If you are interested and wish to find out further information and ways to contact North Sky Yurts, we are proud to feature them on CelebrateDirect, please click on the link below to be taken to the company page of North Sky Yurts.
Photo credits: Scott Cairney Photography & Elly Ball
Style shoot credits: Lumiere Photographic