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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The Dronfield Wedding Fair


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.

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



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.

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

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

To buy or not to buy – hiring is the vintage question

To buy or not to buy – Vintage china?

Hiring vintage china by Vintage Rose Catering

Vintage China Hire



Whatever type of wedding you have chosen, vintage china can enhance the table display and make for a memorable day.  If you have decided that your wedding theme includes vintage china you need to choose between buying or hiring a large quantity.  When looking to buy vintage china you need to have lots of available time to seek out the china tea sets from places like vintage shops, antique fairs, vintage fairs, auction houses, car boot sales and charity shops.  It will take a lot of time to find huge quantities and you need to focus on the colours you require and set out to get a collection in similar colour-ways or designs to suit your theme.  It is not guaranteed that you will find exactly what you are looking for so be flexible in your choices.  Expect to pay anywhere from £5 – £15 depending on the make of the pottery for a set of tea-cup, saucer and plate.  If you have a large wedding party of 100 – 150 guests this will cost a lot.  You will need to consider sandwich plates, cakes stands, sugar bowls, jugs and teapots too.  Expect around £600 – £1000.00 for this budget depending on your wedding party numbers.  Examine all pieces very carefully as aged items often suffer wear and tear but this is part of the charm, but do not purchase any items that are chipped or cracked, some sets will have missing items so miss and match to disguise this.   You will need to re sell the items afterwards which again will take time and effort or why not donate them to your favourite charity.

Mismatched china

If you choose to hire the items you will save time in searching for everything, save money on the whole cost of buying everything – here at Vintage Rose Catering, we offer great package deals on wedding hire which saves  money and can deliver, set up the tables with the china at a small charge and take everything away dirty saving time on washing up as most hotels and venues will not wash these delicate items for fear of breakages.  Every hire company will charge for damages so check their hire terms and conditions before booking.  Please also ask for styling charges this is a useful option to take saving  time but also more importantly let you see the final table display and enables for changes beforehand in plenty of time.

So hopefully you have chosen which option you will take and have a beautiful table display enhanced by delicate vintage china above all have a beautiful wedding whatever the theme.   Please take a look at our wedding pages and other services on our website


Style your vintage wedding on a budget

If you are planning a vintage style wedding what better way to dress the interior with vintage fabric bunting, beautiful table linens, cloths and of course vintage china with delicate cake stands piled high with fresh pastries, cakes and dainty sandwiches.  Bring in glasses and glass vases with flowers and tea lights and you have a beautiful vintage look.  Trail the car boots and vintage fairs for inspiration and bargains.  Hire vintage china and set the event for an afternoon of glamour and elegance.

We have been providing vintage china and accessories to Derbyshire and Yorkshire regions since 2010 and have a range of over 200 place settings of great designs and colours.  To save you a fortune, we have created packages with everything you should need to stage your vintage afternoon tea wedding.  Get your friends to create your wedding stationary and create favours with your friends using scraps of favourite fabric cutting out hearts or favourite shapes and stuffing with lavender or other pot pourri.  Get family to bake biscuits and ice for biscuit favours.  This will save you a fortune and be such fun

Our special packages for vintage china hire is now very affordable.

Get a great deal package for up to 20 people for £50 this includes

10-20 Tea cups and saucers

-20 side plates

10-20 cake forks and teaspoons

2-4 Milk jugs

2-4 sugar bowl

1-4 Vintage tablecloth

2-4 Vintage Teapots

up to 4 x 3 tier cake stand


Get a great deal package for  35 people  for £80.00

Get a great deal package for 50 people for £120.00

Get a great deal package for 75 people for £160.00

Get a great deal package for 100 people for £200.00

Click on link below for our individual items price list

Special Vintage china hire package prices

Get a great deal package for 10 people for £50 this includes

10 Tea cups and saucers

20 side plates

10 cake forks and teaspoons

2 Milk jugs

1 sugar bowl

1 Vintage tablecloth

1 or 2 Vintage Teapots

2 x 3 tier cake stand


Get a great deal package for 25 people for £100.00

Click on link below for our individual items price list

Vintage Rose crockery and accessories

We provide up to 200 place settings of pretty mismatched vintage china and have over 30 vintage cake stands


Vintage Weddings

As you hopefully know we hire out exquisite Vintage china for Weddings and lots of other celebrations.  We also offer small wedding party catering and styling packages too.  Ask for further details of all our services.  Contact our Wedding team.

With over 200 place settings of beautiful mismatched vintage china We believe that our Vintage china adds something really special to wedding tables.  We work with you to create  an event at a reasonable price.

Often, We have requests to book our design and styling services this is especially suited to venue only bookings, where a venue does not offer any other services.  Many halls, barns and special buildings benefit from outside catering and styling companies coming into provide those services needed to bring the function together.

To save money many brides are looking to make many items themselves.  We offer great Hen Parties with special workshops where you can create many craft projects with your hens in time for your wedding.  There are so many websites now and magazines that show you how to make your own favours and finishing touches that will wow your guests.

At this wedding our Bride and her family made these lovely sweet favours a simple touch to finish a stunning table display.






Christmas by Vintage Rose Catering

This Christmas make time for family and friends.

Why feel under any pressure to feed and entertain.  It’s the season to look your best and we want you to spend that time doing just that!  Why let the stress affect your Christmas spirit.

Vintage Rose Catering can bring you ‘Comfort and Joy’ with our range of Buffet menus,  Christmas Hamper, Christmas Cakes and produce.

For Quality and Reassurance trust Vintage Rose Catering for your Yuletide party.

Now you can find that party outfit!!!

Hen Parties

We now offer tea parties with a choice of  workshops. These are ideal for Hen parties.  Why not celebrate with your dearest friends by enjoying one of our stylish tea parties with vintage china, delicious food, interior styling and a choice of fantastic workshops alongside.  What a great way to spend an afternoon.  We bring everything, set it up and clear all the dirty pots away.

We can even provide cocktails, in china cups of course!

For a list of our afternoon tea parties please click on this link and choose your tea party!

We now offer the following workshops, all with our delicious vintage tea parties:

Sewing Workshops: Make a keepsake item to remember your special day together, choose from a beautiful collection of lovely fabrics and get expert and creative guidance from a very talented textile artist.


Pottery Workshop: Let a Decorative artist help you create an object of art, with expert tuition and suggestions.  Make it a tactile afternoon!

Romantic storyteller Workshop:  Be delighted and entertained with an experienced storyteller, who will take you on a literary journey and make you laugh along the way!

For further details contact us about your Hen Party and let us make it very special


CONTACT US ON    07906 549694



Corporate Events

We have just participated at this year’s Golden Miles Charity Walk held at Thornbridge Hall, Great Longstone.   Over 200 hundred people joined the walk helping raise funds for Bluebell Wood Hospice.  Here are a few images of our Tea Tables and Vintage China.  Please contact us for further information on Afternoon Tea tables at your Corporate event.

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Vintage Fairs

We attended the 1940’s Vintage Fair in Chesterfield last week and had a great time.  These events are a must for all vintage enthusiasts and are held around the country.  Vintage fashionable garments were available to purchase and stylish people gave inspiration and ideas on how to dress for the novice.  If you want a stylish handbag, whole outfit, world war 2 uniform, lovely vintage china, afternoon tea party catering, music and dancing these Vintage fair events are the place to be.  If you stage a similar Vintage Fair event use the “Leave a Reply” box below to advertise on my page and share the love of all things Vintage. x

January competition-Win a box of cupcakes from Vintagerosecatering

January is a very long month and if you are feeling a little down or under the weather why not cheer yourself up with a box of Vintagerosecatering cupcakes.  We are giving away a lovely box of freshly made cupcakes to one lucky winner.  All you have to do is like our facebook page (,  and leave a comment, or join our twitter group(!/vrcatering),  and leave a tweet on our page and/or  sign in to our shop login in for our newsletter ( or do all and give yourself three chances of winning the prize.  We will pick a winner at the end of the month and post the winner on facebook and twitter.  GOOD LUCK!!!!  Click on the link to view our website,