Vintage China and Prop Hire in Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire & Worcestershire for 2020

For many years we have supplied the South West with beautiful pretty china and fabulous vintage props that have made venues looks truly stunning.  From 2020 you will be able to hire our items across the East and West Midlands.  We are in a position to now offer it in two locations.  If your event is in any of the following counties let’s chat:
* Leicestershire
* Derbyshire
* Nottinghamshire
* Warwickshire
* Worcestershire

To get any idea of all the weddings and props we have we have linked below to our flickr account, you can also email us to chat about the vision you have for your event.

We are specialists in weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, christenings and garden parties from simple china hire, props or bunting to managing and co-ordinating the whole day for you working with your ideas and most importantly your budget!

If you would like to chat, just email us at with the following points:
* Proposed Venue
* Approximate total adult guests
* China and/or Prop Hire only, or
* Full/part event management

Please note, although many of our photos show catering we are unable to provide any at this time.  Those photos were of past weddings!

Many thanks for reading and we look forward to chatting with you,
Carolyn x

Hand Poured Votive Candle Wedding Favours

Are you looking for something unique as a wedding or guest favour?

Imagine lighting candles on your tables and once the wax begins to melt the scents slowly drift around the room filling it with your favourite scent. On each place setting there is a lovely votive candle in a glass with the same scent as your candles as a gift so your guests will remember your special day in a different unique way. I am sure you can recall something from memory from a scent? Perhaps your favourite perfume reminds you of when you first bought or wore it, maybe the smell of coconut reminds you of that beach holiday in the sun? The smell of Prosecco & Mojitos reminds you of your hen night!!  When your guests light their candle at home they will remember your special day for some time to come.

We produce hand poured bespoke candles with our sister company ‘Escape to…..’  We have over 100 different scents that can transport you to another place and time, or in this instance you and your guests back to your special day. We can create something absolutely amazing for your wedding, anniversary or party.

If you’d like candles then we need to get to work together on this as early as possible as they need time to cure so their scents make the biggest impact. Have a think about scents that you like, we have the following categories:

  • Floral – delicious flowers from the garden or the tropics
  • Fruity – mouth watering fruits
  • Oriental – spice it up a little
  • Woody –  earthy and grounding
  • Designer – created to smell very like some of the top designer perfumes

Choose 2-3 of the above categories that you like the most, however they do cross over each other so we will have plenty to work with.

All our candles are made from Eco Soya wax so no nasties such as paraffin. Our fragrances are all safe, vegan and don’t contain anything nasty either. Many candles on the high street contain paraffin which can cause breathing and irration issues! They all come with a legal safety warning labels and you can choose how to decorate it yourself or we can produce pretty labels with names and dates on and perhaps a pretty organza bag and tag. Table candles have a burn time from 30 hours depending on their size and the votive candles from about 15 hours. Our minimum order for votive candles is 50, but we can produce less if you are purchasing larger table candles at the same time.

Email us direct at and tell us how many guests, guest tables and top table size candles you think you may need, and the scents you prefer from the list above. We can work with you to create your unique candles.

Below are some ideas we have spotted on pinterest of what you can do with your votive candles.

Follow us on instaInstagram to see where we get our inspiration from in North Devon.

We can accept all major credit cards if you are local or paypal & BACS to make things easier for you. Terms & Conditions apply once you decide to order with us.

Chat soon!


Afternoon Tea Delivery in North Devon

If you live in any of the North Devon postcodes of EX31 to EX39 we can deliver Afternoon Teas to your door. Our delicious Afternoon tea has been serving Devon for weddings and parties for the last 7 years and include a selection of traditional sandwiches, delicious mini pastries and cakes, scones with lashings of jam and clotted cream, tea and soft drinks. You can choose to have just the afternoon tea delivered or for an additional charge we will bring along all the vintage china you need and collect again later. We can provide other items such as tablecloths, napkins, champagne flutes, glasses; all depending on your requirements.

Our afternoon tea above is fabulous for a celebration in the garden, for a birthday, anniversary, christening. We can tailor your Afternoon Tea to suit any dietary requirements too, just ask!

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Email us: to chat more about your ideas.

Delivery charges apply depending on where you are and we require a minimum of 10 people.

A Right British Knees Up For The Royal Wedding

With just less than 2 weeks to go until the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markal, we in the UK are very good at our celebratory garden and street parties.  So if you are planning something whether just as the family or maybe a larger event here are some inspirational ideas of a British kind…..

royal wedding party

You can really serve what ever you wish to, but we do like tea and cakes, strawberries and cream and if you are lucky to be able to get hold of our delicious Devon or Cornish Clotted cream then these are a must have on scones….plain scones too with Jam! Living in Devon I go for the Devon way of serving them, the correct way!!!

Party drinks should be cool and refreshing and in hot weather you definitely something hydrating, non-alcoholic and suitable for the kids too!
There’s some super ideas out there from prosecco to gin to specialist beers and ciders. AND, of course, tea. You can’t have a party without tea!

Kids get bored easily, so do some adults, so having a few games available is great. You can hire them from companies like us, or make your own for a few quid. Sack races, Twister, Pin the Tail, Water Balloons, Giant Hoola Hoops, and on it goes. We supply golf games which are great fun for both adult and kids.

As the sun goes down and it starts to get a little cooler and darker don’t forget the midges! Annoying as they are, make sure you have a few citronella candles which will help combat them.

Probably the most annoying thing about an outdoor party, especially in the highest month for wasp activity in the UK, August……So, grab those spare jam jars that you didn’t use for candle making and outside lights, and fill with a little jam or some beer, they either eat or drink themselves to death as very happy wasps!

If you need more inspiration then check out our Pinterest Board with more inspiration

Vintage Prop Items for Hire in Devon, Dorset, Cornwall and Somerset

The following contains the items available to hire from us, prices and delivery depend on quantity hired and distance to travel.  Hire days are a total of 3, and we also deliver and collect on Sundays and Bank Holidays at no extra charge. We have many years experience in the prop hire industry gained through theatre work, so please drop us an email if you would like to chat about hiring our items.

China cups, saucers, tea plates – all matching
Teaports, jugs and sugar bowls
Bunting – various patterns single flag (max. 70 mtrs)
Bunting – match Tilly tablecloths double flag (max 12 mtrs)
Vintage Style Square Table Cloths:-
Cream with flower (Tilly) (4 available)
Blue with Flower (Tilly) (4 available)
Sage with flower (Tilly) (4 available)
Cath Kidston (Cream Floral) (1 available)
Cath Kidston (Blue Foral) (1 available)
Cath Kidston check napkins (6 available)
Vintage Style Fabric Table Runners (8 available)
Vintage typewriter (not working at present)
Vintage Working Picnic (box style) Gramophone with shellac records (small functions only)
White replica postbox for cards
Brown suitcase
Large cream suitcase
Vintage Wooden Stepladder
Galvanised buckets (2 available)
Large galvanised laundry bath for drinks (1 available)
Old wooden crates (4 available)
Chalkboard Speech Signs (2 available)
Cream enamel jugs (5 available)
Glass jam jars for drinks or flowers (lots)
Lemonade dispenser (empty), 20 Jars and Straws
Twig Rustic Heart Decorations (2 available)
Willow rustic large grey hearts to hang (5 available)
Open heart shaped table number holders in cream x10
Filled heart shaped table number holders in cream x10
Picnic Blankets (3 available)
Heart Shaped Metal Hanging Table Planner with pegs
Cream Birdcage – large
Green birdcage – small
Kilner drink dispenser
Large kilner jars with lids for strawberries or candles (10 available)
Double sided chalk board, ideal for schedule of day’s events or the kids to draw on
Cider Jugs – various sizes and styles ideal for a rustic wedding (5 available)
Metal oil drum (look like vintage milk churns with a different top) 2 available
Picnic Sets – various available from modern to old ideal for a day out
Large glass hurricane lamps filled with sand for candles, but could be used for flowers
1940s Vintage heavy glass mirrors – just like granny’s!

Other items are added very regularly so please check back or email us if you have an idea and we will see if we can supply it for you.
Items are priced individually with delivery and collection on top. If making an enquiry we need to know your proposed venue.

Crazy Golf Set Hire in Dorset

Want some real fun at your event and get your guests competing against each other? Or maybe give the children something to do.  Hire our portable crazy golf game.  The game which can be placed indoors or out and can be played by adults or children, just let us know the size putters you need.  Hire terms are for 2 days; we will deliver on the day and collect the following.   The video below gives you some inspiration:

We also have, for this year, a putting game where your guest compete for a ‘hole in one’ down a 5m base.  (photos to follow)

We have lots of props available for your event, so why not drop us an email let us know your theme and we can make some suggestions.





Ann Summers & Vintage Tea Hen or Birthday Party in Devon

The Vintage Party company has something new to offer, why not hold a Vintage Cream Tea & Knickers Party for your friends birthday or hen party?

We have teamed up with one of our catering friends and our local Ann Summers Ambassador so that we can supply a lovely Devon Cream Tea all served on our gorgeous Vintage China.   You can have your gorgeous cream tea with lashings of clotted cream and jam and then go on to have some fun with an Ann Summers party.


If you would like some fun then drop us a message and we will get back to you with more information.


Vintage Galvanised Bucket and Bath Hire for Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset

Would you like to hire our items to create the following looks for your event from us at The Vintage Party Company?  We can, however, attend your event and dress it for you, please ask for a quote when enquiring.  We also have many other vintage and rustic props available please see previous posts on this blog for photos.

Vintage glavanised bucket hire devon

The galvanised buckets above and below can be hired for £5 each, however we do charge a delivery fee.  See the bottom of the page for details about delivery

Vintage metal bucket hire devon

Our buckets can be used for drinks cooling, or as floral displays:

Vintage bucket for flowers at weddings


Prices quoted above are as a package and hire terms are for a maximum of 3 days, for example we deliver the day before your event and collect the day after.  Delivery charges are subject to availability and distance from our base in North Devon.  When enquiring please let us know where your venue is so we can ensure you are quoted the best possible price. We also deliver and collect on Sundays and bank holidays at no extra charge!

Bunting Hire, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset, Bath, Bristol

We can hire out bunting all over the South West from Bristol down to Cornwall.  We have meters and can make more if required depending on your colour scheme.

We have country style single flag ideal for marquees.
Heavier weight for round top tables in vintage, shabby chic styles and colours.
Union Jack Flags for any 1940s event or even a street party to celebrate being British.

If you are hiring a marquee check the size with the hire company or venue owner and contact us with the measurements we will work out how much you need and how much it will cost.  Here’s some photos for inspiration:





Country Wedding Devon



Bunting and Bcukets

Bunting and Bickets

If you are local to Devon you can collect at your own expense or we can post them to you. Hire terms are for 3 days and need to be signed for on arrival, we supply a return bag with our label, but you will need to pay for the insurance and recorded delivery costs on the day of return or deliver them back to us on the Monday after your event.  Any additional days will be charged for.  If any of the bunting is damaged on return you will be charged for this at the cost of replacement.

Hire Crazy Golf Game in Devon, Cornwall, Dorset or Somerset

We have a portable crazy golf game for your event.  It’s ideal for weddings, parties, corporate and fund raising days.  All it needs is a flat area of grass for us to set up the holes and flags.  You can play 9 one way and the back 9 the other way giving you 18 holes if you wish to play a longer game and depending on how many players you have on the course.

It consists of the following items:
9 moulded obstacles
9 flags
20 adult putters
50 low bounce balls
Score cards & Clipboards

All you need to supply is maybe a prize at the end of the game for the winner with the least strokes to each hole