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A Gorgeous Vintage Afternoon Tea in the Sun in Devon

We have just recently catered for a lovely afternoon tea wedding in North Devon. The sun was shining, the birds singing, lovely music playing and everything was perfect. Even the dogs enjoyed themselves and I believe the odd sandwich too! Here are a handful of photos of the day’s festivities:

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Vintage Country Wedding in North Devon

The weather in North Devon has been lovely and we were back at Millbrook to cater for a wedding recently.
Sarah wanted an afternoon tea, but decided that the children should have a sweety and cookie table. We love making cookies so made sure the children had plenty to eat.
The grown-ups were having our usual afternoon tea and Sarah supplied us with all the trimmings to make Pimms.
It was a truly lovely day for them both and all their guests.

Vintage China & a Mad Hatters Tea Party in Devon

We were recently asked to cater for another Mad Hatters Tea party. This time for a wedding and the couple chose to have a buffet style so they could all take advantage of the fabulous weather and sit outside. We dressed the Retreat at Millbrook Estate with our bunting and the couple hired our wishing tree for their guests to leave messages on luggage labels. They purchased old books and brought along lots of lovely items to dress the table with and everyone sat around outside and enjoyed the sun. In the evening they had a BBQ.

The following photos were taken just before the wedding party arrived:

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If any of the above inspires you with your wedding please let us know we would love to see your own photos.
If you would like us to dress your wedding, then please talk to us about your ideas. We have been in the wedding and catering business since the 90s and have lots of experience in the whole scene from just 2 right up to 200 guests.

Vintage Birthday or Anniversary Tea Parties in Devon

If you visit our website you would probably think all we cater for is weddings, however we have catered for some lovely afternoon tea parties designed to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. Whether it’s at your home for an intimate party of just a few relatives and friends or a much larger party in a village hall, we can supply you with the following:

Afternoon Tea Package:
Sandwiches with various fillings cut into dainty tea fingers
Traditional Cakes
Scone, Jam and Clotted Cream
Tea & Coffee
All the vintage china, linens and cutlery needed
Staff to set up, make tea and look after you and your guests.

So rather than having to source all your Afternoon Tea party items from different parts of Devon or trawl through the charity shops trying to find pretty china at bargain prices (good luck with that!) Our package above has it all. Our prices vary depending on your location and how many we are catering for.

Email us at vintagepartyco@outlook.com and tell us how many, where and when, and we can give you a quote.

Thanks for looking
The V.P.C.


Andrew & Sue Afternoon Tea at Millbrook Estate

Saturday was a lovely day in North Devon, not too hot this time so ideal for a wedding at Millbrook Estate.  The family had their photos taken and Andrew and his eldest son had arranged for them all to take a ride on our country lanes in a vintage car, all kept secret!   When they returned their afternoon tea was waiting for them with extra cake and jelly just for little Ethan, who looked fabulous in his suit!

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A couple of weeks after their wedding we received the following to share with you:

“The Vintage Party Company provided Afternoon Tea for us, after our wedding at Millbrook.  It was brilliant. Carolyn was extremely helpful before the day, with useful suggestions, accommodating changes and even making the sandwiches to order, just how we wanted them.  All the food and drinks, the sandwiches, scones, cakes, homemade lemonade and of course tea were excellent.  The vintage china added that special touch. I really can’t praise Carolyn enough. When I stood back and considered the quality, care, attention and quantity(!) that was provided I was stunned it was all done for such a competitive price. She clearly loves her work and it shows.  Everything including the cakes were homemade.  Their quality and freshness stood shoulders above anything you could buy yourself. The food was excellent.  The vintage china added to the brilliance of it all.  The vintage tea party added to the memory of a special day and I’d even go on to say it enhanced those memories. Andrew and Sue x.”


If you would like an Afternoon Tea delivered to your venue for a special event, birthday or anniversary then call.   Not everyone likes a fondant covered cake for a birthday so why not have an afternoon tea for two or four that everyone can enjoy.  We can deliver everything you need.