A Courting Cake

Over the years we have been catering we have produced many different types of traditional cakes, however our most popular has been a three tiered fruit and fresh cream cake

Traditionally these were called courting cakes, the story goes that it is more a victoria sandwich on the top and and a shortbread on the bottom.  There are many variations, but traditionally they are filled with slightly over-ripe strawberries or raspberries and fresh whipped cream

We produce them for weddings of 6 or less when a traditional cake isn’t always required or our clients don’t want a cake full of buttercream.

Fresh Cream & Strawberry Cake for Vintage Wedding

These cakes are delightful and the above image is our version, three layers, the one below is three layers again with a mix of raspberries and strawberries used as a wedding cake.  If you would like two layers one with shortcake the other sponge please let us know.  We need about 2 weeks notice.



Hire Vintage Crates in Devon, Cornwall, Dorset or Somerset

If you are looking to hire vintage crates for your event we have them available, they are very versatile and great for making displays.  Here are some ideas below:




Hire Vintage Crates in Devon

Delivery charges are additional and based on distance to travel to delivery and collect, but we can delivery to certain areas out of Devon, such as Dorset, Somerset and Cornwall. Please ask for a quote.  All the props in the above photos are available from us, except the flowers!


Champagne Flute Hire Devon

We have 100 champagne flutes available to hire.  We can also provide the right amount of prosecco for a toast and the edible flowers seen in the photo below.  Hiring is easy, you tell us how many you need and we bring them.  There is no need to wash them at the end of the day as we do all this for you.  Just empty them and pack them back into the boxes they arrive in.

Hire champagne flutes for your wedding

As with all our hire items delivery charges apply.  Please email us for more information.


Kilner Drinks Dispenser Hire with Jam Jars in Devon

If you are wanting to offer your guests a cold drink then why not hire our Kilner Drinks Dispensers.  We have two identical, one slightly smaller and a more modern variety.  Each one will hold 20 litres of fluid.  For smaller parties we can also rent you up to 3o jam jars and bring along straws, but for larger weddings we can hire you hi-ball glasses.  Here are a few images for you to have a think about.

Runaway Bride Wedding


Kilner Drinks Dispenser for Hire in Devon

Hire one individual Kilner Dispenser with 20 jam jars and straws for £20
Hire two as above for £30
Hire two of the above with up to 60 hi-ball glasses with straws for £50
Delivery and collection charges are additional and dependent on your venue location. Please contact us for more details on delivery.

Humanist & Non-religious Wedding Ceremonies in Devon

Have you wondered about holding a different type of wedding ceremony? One that you have had your own say in, have written your own vows, have chosen the whole theme instead of having to accept the type/style/theme of a venue, and words of a registrar?

At the VPC we have 30 years of wedding experience behind us in various themes and styles. However, we really do love a wedding that is very personal to the couple and their ideas and beliefs.  With that in mind we are now offering ceremonies specially written for you!   If you would like to discuss this option with us and have a chat to see if it fits in with your plans please email us.  We also offer a free 1 hour consultation in Devon to talk further about your ideas, venues, food and theme.

Holding your own personal ceremony is wonderful and can be easily achieved.

We look forward to chatting more and over the next few weeks sharing more of our ideas so don’t forget to follow us for more info.

Vintage Afternoon Cream Tea Wedding at Hartland Abbey, North Devon

We were asked in the summer of 2015 to cater for a wedding celebration and naming ceremony at Hartland Abbey, it was a truly lovely day. We took along a Devon cream tea with large kilners holding strawberries. Guests were treated to a glass of prosecco and each glass was adorned with an edible flower.

Here are the photos of the marquee and our catering:

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May Wedding Catering in Devon

Sometimes your best friend can’t be with you for your wedding day and in this case Reg the rabbit came on the cake! We are featuring him today rather than the afternoon tea with locally produced strawberries and cream…….sssshh! Don’t tell the bride & groom!

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We love catering for weddings in Devon. So if you are planning yours then why not contact us for a chat about how we can make your day spectacular.