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Creating that special day

It’s another year of beautiful people celebrating a beautiful day with beautiful food.  We love to party and create that special day for you.  Whether it is a Birthday, Engagement, Wedding day, Anniversary, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th, 80th,90th Birthday, … Continue reading

Another cup of tea

pexels-photo-210470.jpegWe love a great cup of tea here at Vintage Rose Catering.  Depending on what you are eating should determine which blend and flavour of tea you drink, just like a good wine with a certain meal.

We can advice our guests what type of tea to drink with their afternoon tea if they wish.


Here is our simple guide based on the last 8 years of serving teas

To accompany our Lemon drizzle, Citrus loaf cakes, Orange cakes and all citrus bakes we usually choose Earl grey – a delicious blend of Bergamot and citrus undertones, it enhances every mouthful.

Whereas if you were enjoying a plain sponge say a madeira cake or an American pound cake a Darjeeling would be nice or a Breakfast blend.

Our afternoon tea blend is lovely alongside our carrot cakes or anything frosted and creamy based.

We stock over 15 regular teas and invite our visitors to taste these during their afternoon tea experience. As with a lot of things we often stick to a favourite but this is a great way of tasting new blends and enjoying ones that you wouldn’t necessarily have purchased before.


To book one of our afternoon teas please see our website

or phone 07906549694

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



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


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.


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

Guests typwriter

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.

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