Afternoon Tea Parties

Have you got a special day to celebrate?

Are you looking for a unique venue that can offer you sole exclusivity?

We have the venue for you,  seating up to 46 within the park in Dronfield.  Our vintage inspired Tearooms are the ideal place to celebrate your event.

We have been bringing bespoke catering and successful event staging since 2010.  We love to put on a party and with our beautiful vintage china tea services and waitress service and delicious afternoon catering, we can guarantee that you will have the best party ever!

We offer our Afternoon Teas at £12.00 per person and also have a resident pianist available to play (Subject to availability) at extra cost

Why not call us for availability now

TELEPHONE 07906549694

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Healthy New Start to the Year

We are well into the New Year and it’s all about low sugar, low fat, low carbs, low salt, so we have introduced a range of vegetable based cakes cutting down on sugars and helping to keep you healthier and … Continue reading

2016 The New Year

Welcome to 2016
I hope it brings you happiness, success, good health and peace.
We have had a lovely break and treated ourselves to a little seaside break. How lovely the seaside is in winter, the crashing waves against the cliff tops, changes in light levels casting spectacular rays over the coastlines. A chance to get a beach to yourselves. Fresh air and lots of layers to wrap up warm with as you enjoy a briefer beach picnic! We travelled over to North Yorkshire a beautiful area of the country and close to our hearts.

Here are a few pictures of the places we visited with thanks to the great photography.

First stop was Northallerton A busy market town with a wealth of independent shops and good quality chains. Twice weekly markets are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays
http://www.yorkshire.com/places/herriot-country/northallerton

Next stop was Thirsk
Once referred to as ‘God’s Country’, Thirsk is a lovely place
Again, a rural market town with a medieval cobbled market square.
I loved the fact that most of the shops still have their original frontage and old coaching inns have enduring charm. It’s market day on a Monday and Saturday.
https://www.visitthirsk.org.uk/pages/home.php

Nest stop was Stokesley
Not as big as the previous two places but just as charming.
With independent shops and gorgeous houses it would be a lovely place to live! Great community spirit and friendly shopkeepers. Certainly will return. Shop at the weekly market every Friday.
https://www.stokesley.co.uk/

Next overnight in Staithes
A lovely seaside harbour town with lovely higgledypiggledy houses a lovely warm and friendly place. We stayed overnight in Dottys Bed and Breakfast a lovely french vintage inspired place with a lovely friendly caring owner who could not do enough for us. The Accommodation was lovely, very clean and comfortable and the breakfast was delicious. The owner even took us to the local pub where we met all the locals who were so friendly and welcoming. It was Amazing!
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g315982-d8832107-r334482002-Dotty_s_B_B-Staithes_North_Yorkshire_England.html

Next stop was Whitby
Well how lovely is this place. A great mix of shops, harbour, sandsend beach, Whitby Abbey walk lots of steps but worth the views at the top! You can spend all day or weekend here. Lots going on all year round so check before you go.
http://www.visitwhitby.com/

Well I hope this has inspired a visit to any or all of the above beautiful places. Have a great 2016 whatever you get up to.
Thanks for reading this

This Blog is written by Victoria
Owner of The Tearoom in Cliffe Park. Dronfield
http://vintagerosecatering.com/

A very Vintage Valentines

Looking for ways of celebrating valentines day.  We love the vintage trend and have been inspired by all things vintage for the past six years so we thought we’d write our little blog with a wave of a hat to the vintage old days
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We all love receiving cards and gifts.  We love these Victoria valentines cards and using the photo as a base it would be great to create a larger card with lace and fabric.
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A time to think about popping the question, or to remember your engagement, wedding day or anniversary.
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We think this cake is romantic too
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A day never to forget.  A time to show your love on Valentines Day to the one you love or hope to love.

Vintage Rose Catering

Our heart shaped cake can be iced or topped with fresh raspberries which look lovely and we box and tie up with ribbon and gift tag with your chosen words or poetry.

An afternoon tea

An indulgent way to pop the question see our afternoon tea page  http://vintagerosecatering.com/afternoontea/

Red is the colour of love and our deep red cake filled with frosting is luscious and divine.  Red velvet is the proper title for this cake
Slice of our Red velvet cake
We  love taking out valentines gifts, baking with love and delivering goodies, bringing a special gift tag with romantic verses. We can even take flowers with cake if requested.
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Pick your card and verse to suit its recipient.  Take a look on the internet if you cannot find the words to say I love you
Always speak from the heart
Valentines Cupcakes
For our full range of valentines day cakes see our boutique cake page and let us bring your loved one a delicious surprise.
http://vintagerosecatering.com/cakes-to-order/

The Dronfield Wedding Fair

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Calling all Brides and Grooms.  We’ll  be holding Dronfield’s first  Wedding Fair at The Peel Centre, High Street, in Dronfield on September 14.

http://www.peelcentre.org/

The Fair starts at 11am and has many of Derbyshire’s wedding suppliers who will be there to give you top advice and explain what they offer for your special day.  With free entry and lots to see.  Why not put the event in your diary and afterwards relax at our pop up tea party where delicious tea and cakes will be on sale.

delicious cake on sale

If you have another celebration why not pop in as our suppliers can offer their services for every event

Looking forward to seeing you

 

 

Vintage Wedding – How to create your perfect day

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To create the perfect vintage wedding you have to introduce the following into your day.

 Photographs from last weeks Vintage Wedding of Paul Larkins and Jenny Donnelly.

Table Plan

Lots of pretty personalised items that reflect your hobbies or interests

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Little hearts filled with tea, gift tagged with guests names on ensuring each person gets the correct place at the table, behind the cup a little favour box filled with a surprise!  Jenny is so creative and with help from friends and family made the divine teabags and favour boxes.

Embroidered table numbers

These table numbers were embroidered by the bride and looked beautiful on our vintage embroidered tablecloths.

We made our own strawberry preserve, jam pot covers and labels to tie in with homespun decorations.

Our strawberry preserves       

Lots of lovely vintage china and accessories are vital for adding that vintage elegance to any celebration.  Vintage china adds that quintessential elegance to your day and we think tea certainly tastes better sipped from delicate china.  Our range of teapots, sugar bowls and milk jugs add to the pleasure and art of taking tea.

Jenny's tea bag crafting

 Vintage China Hire

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Table linens especially vintage embroidered ones look very special

Our vintage tablecloths     vintage tea party

We have lace, embroidered, retro and plain cloths for all themes.

Here are some hanging out to dry.

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Our napkins and cutlery can complete the table setting with lots of mis-matched, but co-ordinating colours we bring the whole look together.  We can supply linen or paper napkins in a variety of colours and fabrics.

Mismatched china

Gold colours       

Next you need to arrange your catering, whether your venue supplies this or you bring in an outside caterer choose your menu to reflect your guests and the season.  An afternoon tea style wedding can save your budget and allow you to create a bespoke menu of your own; if you use a company that can provide the vintage china and all of the catering with service you get a complete service instead of booking several companies to do bits on the day everything will be arranged saving you time, stress and money.

Our tea and cake table

Our tea and cake table

Our bride wanted to introduce buttons into the day as She loves crafting with vintage buttons so we decided to use fondant icing and create little buttons for the teapot biscuits

We baked little biscuits with fondant buttons on as our Bride wanted a button theme.

Bringing in the catering.

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See our full range of cakes at our Boutique bakery cake page

See our Boutique Bakery          cake table 9        Vintage Rose Catering

Plenty of tea at the ready.  We supply a wide range of teas and speciality coffees with service on the day.

Time for the Earl grey tea

After the meal get guests to type a little message to the happy couple for keeps

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Guest having a great day

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And Finally and the most important point to us is:

With Thanks and special wishes to the beautiful couple Paul and Jenny

Jenny looked like a Film star and made this fabulous dress herself!! Paul looked fab too

Jenny and Paul Larkins

We hope they will be truly happy forever xxx

A Vintage Wedding

Last week, We had the privilege of bringing our Vintage wedding catering and equipment to the wedding of Jenny Donnelly and Paul Larkins.  We had the first of our wedding consultations with the bride and groom, last year and it was obvious from the start that this would be a very personalised and creative wedding as Jenny, the bride is extremely talented, sewing her own clothes and creating gifts from up-cycled fabrics and buttons.  Paul, hubby is a professional photographer and runs his own company and so with their combined love of vintage we set about planning what to make, that would add more vintage input to their day.

I commissioned a lovely piece of button art designed and made by local artist Emma  as a gift for the couple.  I love the work by Emma and as Jenny mentioned she was going to include buttons in her theme it was an obvious choice for me.

Next we discussed the wedding afternoon tea and as the couple wanted a vegetarian tea we all agreed on the following menu

Earl Grey Tea

Sandwiches of:

Herb and cream cheese

French Brie and Cranberry

Avocado on seeded bread

Roasted garlic, beetroot and feta on spelt bread pizza

Scones, clotted cream and our strawberry preserves

Earl grey and lemon ‘button’ teapot biscuits

A variety of our fruit frangipane’s

A selection of our home-made cakes from our boutique bakery

All to be served on our vintage china, table linens, napkins, cake stands and vintage cutlery.

We created little menu cards with dried lavender and rose clips with hanging tags, these were hand written on cath kidston cards.

Our handmade vintage menu cards

 

 

The venue was at the beautifully restored Springfield  Hall, Sandiacres.

http://springfieldhall.co.uk/

A unique venue hidden for the past 50 years and now beautifully decorated in a neutral colour that lends well to any celebration.  Situated next to the canal this  adds to the photographic  opportunities and allows a lovely area for guests to spill out to on a warm evening.

Springfield Hall, Sandiacres

 

We started sewing even more bunting to fit the inside and outside of the hall.  In co-ordinating colourways to blend in with our extensive collection of 200 vintage china teacups and saucers and accessories, we excitingly got out the vintage singer sewing machine and gave ‘Suzy’ a good run with the fabric

Suzy Our singer sewing machine

Suzy
Our singer sewing machine

 

Over three hundred feet of bunting was sewn and we thank Ashley at Springfield hall for getting up on the ladders to put it all up!

Wedding Bunting

 

 

See our next blog for lots more photographs of the day