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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: thevintagepartycompany@gmail.com to chat more about your ideas.

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

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.

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Switzerland Comes to Devon for a Country Vintage Wedding

Helen and Jonathan came to see me to plan their wedding in 2014, that day we met in my cafe seems a very long time ago. They reside in Switzerland so everything had to be arranged for them, so all they had to do in true Millbrook Style is turn up and say “I do.”

On Saturday 20th of June they did; all arriving at Millbrook Estate for a fabulous wedding, after the ceremony in the Summer House they ventured down to the Retreat through the Woodland Walk and here are the photos from the day. Flowers were by Alison who is also a Milbrook supplier and were placed in our vintage enamel jugs and large jam jars. All the props are available to hire along with the bunting and crates. We can transform your venue with our props for you or you can DIY.

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Congratulations to them both from us all at The VPC.

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.

Spring Wedding at Millbrook Estate, Devon

Today we catered for a lovely couple and their guests at Millbrook. The sun was shining, the dafs were bobbing and despite the wind really whipping everything up today it was dry!

Here are a some photos, we just love the cake toppers!

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Congratulations to Corrine and Derek

Happy New Year from Vintage North Devon

Here at the Vintage Party Company we would like to say thank you to all our clients from 2014, we have had another lovely year of weddings in North Devon and there are plenty more booked in for 2015 so lots of gorgeous pictures to add to this blog. Happy New Year to all our past and future clients, suppliers, venue owners and colleagues in the industry.

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We were lucky in April to open our first cafe bistro in Barnstaple where we can now offer private dining for up to 15 guests and in early 2015 we will be opening our second cafe with gorgeous tea garden in Bideford, which will be ideal for weddings, parties, BBQs – you name it we will probably be doing it!

Happy New Everyone

 

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If you would like to know more then why not like our facebook pages: www.facebook.com/thevintagepartycompany and www.facebook.com/Maybrays and we can keep you updated.  We also have a mailing list, which we can add you to for special offers, freebies, give aways, etc so please contact us if you would like us to personally add you.

 

Vintage Wedding at Exeter Castle

We had a lovely afternoon at Exeter Castle recently for a vintage wedding. The bride chose our Afternoon Tea to co-ordinate with her theme of Agatha Christie, each table was named after a novel. Here are some photos of the day.

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If you are planning a wedding or themed event at Exeter Castle? Please contact us for more details on how we can help you with props, ideas, china and tea.

Stunning Shabby Chic, Country Vintage Wedding in Devon

We were really pleased to be part of Susan and Andrew’s wedding in the Summer. Susan spent about 12 months creating some lovely items for her day. From hand-making all the pom poms and tieing up the netting backdrop to making the bunting and decorating jam jars, she even had time to create a photo wall. She hired our vintage ladders, voiles, crates and buckets to create some fabulous displays, which you can see in the photos. We supplied our afternoon tea as a buffet followed by a BBQ in the evening. Pretty tea-lights were lit at about 5pm with various colours of glass giving a lovely warm glow.

Below are photos of the day, please contact us if you would like to hire any of the following or ask us to style your wedding for you
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Galvanised buckets
Crates
Vintage ladders
Planks of wood
Decorated Jam Jars
Bunting
China
and lots more shabby chic and vintage items

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Vintage Afternoon Tea & a Horse Drawn Carriage

We were back at Millbrook Estate again for another lovely wedding. This time we catered for Afternoon Tea. The Bride looked gorgeous and the weather stayed dry. Down the bottom of the steps waiting to whisk her and her husband for an evening meal with her family was a horse drawn carriage.

Here are a handful of photos of the day.

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If you are eloping to Devon for an intimate wedding for 2 or perhaps looking for a caterer who can handle larger weddings, we have a range of menus available that include Afternoon Teas, Devon Pasties, BBQs, we also offer picnics and breakfast hampers, and if you are in Barnstaple then pop in to say hello at our sister shop: Maybrays

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.

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