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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.


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.

Vintage China Hire Devon

Have you chosen to hold a tea party and need china?  The following slideshow is made up of our china at a few different venues to give you an idea of layout.

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We can cover 120 people for a afternoon tea function.   We can either deliver for you to set up or we can set eveything up for you.

Each Trio (cup, saucer, plate) match and in many different vintage patterns and styles from the 1920s to the 1960s.  We have everything you need for your table and guests to eat off.  You can hire the following for about £6.00 per guest with delivery and collection an additional charge depending on where you are located.  This also doesn’t include setting up, please ask for a quote for that service if you would prefer someone else prepares your venue

Hire Items:
Matching Trio
Extra sandwich plate under the above
Sandwich/cake plates
2 tier cake stands
Receptacles for scones, jam and clotted cream
Teapot, jug, sugar bowl
Cutlery – knives, forks, spoons

We deliver to your venue the day before to ensure you have enough time to set up and we collect the day after.  Nothing needs washing either as with the china being delicate it needs hand washing; we just ask you empty out any liquids and brush off any crumbs or dispose of leftover foods.  All lost, stolen or broken items must be paid for by you at replacement value, these are in our T&C that we send out to you when you place a booking.

Delivery in based on where you venue is and we charge a standard rate depending on how much you are hiring from us. If you hire china and props together it’s just one change which will save you money in the long run.
If you would like to discuss hiring our china for your event please get in contact.

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.


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



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 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.

Rustic Handbaked Scones for a Devon Cream Tea Wedding

We had a lovely day at Millbrook Estate for an intimate wedding for two recently. Rustic hand-baked heart shaped scones were made with lashings of Devon clotted cream and locally made jam and one of our lovely chocolate and strawberry cakes. Hannah looked stunning and they had a really fabulous afternoon just chilling out in the Summer House at Millbrook Estate. There is something very magical about a wedding in North Devon and the Calla Lillies outside the Summer House were lovely in full bloom.

We love cream teas and being part of making a couple’s day even more special with locally produced Devon foods.

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If you would like us to cater for your event with a cream tea or other items of yummy Devon foods, please drop us an email at thevintagepartycompany@gmail.com

The Vintage Party Company and Afternoon Tea at Millbrook

We are often asked to show photos of catering we have undertaken at Millbrook Estate, so below is a slideshow.  Some are of the Estate, some of the Summer House and some of the Retreat taken throughout the year.  We hope you enjoy them and they help give you inspiration for your own wedding or celebration.  However do feel free to ask us about Millbrook, catering and decorations whilst you are making your plans.

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Just in case you weren’t aware we also provide picnic hampers for summer weddings, anniversaries and parties which you can eat down by the lake.  They includes everything you need for a relaxing afternoon in the sun all made from Devon produce, handmade by us and local companies.  We do not and will not buy in mass processed foods from chain stores!


The Vintage Party Co.

Happy Christmas and New Year from The Vintage Party Company

We have had a fabulous year of catering for weddings, parties, birthdays and picnics in 2013 and would like to thank everyone who chose to book us and for all your fabulous testimonials.  From intimate weddings for 2 people to birthday parties and afternoon teas we have really enjoyed taking part in so many special events.

We are really looking forward to catering for all the weddings already booked for 2o14 and our new venture, which we shall make more public in due course.

Happy Christmas and New Year to everyone from us all at

The Vintage Party Company


Christmas Wedding at Millbrook Estate

If there is one thing that we love about this time of the year it’s being asked to cater for a christmas/winter wedding.  Hot handmade sausage rolls,  quiche, and warmed mince pies with clotted cream, the fire blazing away and lots of festive decorations, balloons and crackers.  It really was a lovely later afternoon wedding as the sun had set and the christmas lights were twinkling in the dark.

If you are thinking of a Christmas Wedding in Devon, we can certainly recommend Millbrook Estate and of course we would be happy to organise a completely bespoke festive feast for you made by hand from Devon produce.

Here are some photos from today:

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Afternoon Tea in the Secret Garden

In August we were privileged to cater for an intimate wedding for two, this time in the Secret Garden for a ‘runaway bride wedding’, which is a wonderful and personal day designed just for the couple to get married on their own.  Hidden behind a wall is a small patio area, pond and  conservatory with lovely views of the lake with the willow tree swooping down to touch the water.  Here are a handful of photos.

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If you would like us to cater for your party or wedding in Devon with free Vintage china hire with some of our packages then please contact us to disccus your requirements.  We have some fabulous packages available and are the leading Vintage China and Props Hire company in North Devon.  You can trust us to ensure your day is perfect in every way.