afternoon tea

Afternoon Tea at Upper House

This weekend we catered for a wedding at Upper House. The former hunting lodge stands alone on the magnificent mountain of Kinder Scout in the Peak District National Park and is the perfect venue for a countryside event. The former hideaway of the biggest industrialists, politicians, royals, authors, and intellectuals at the turn of the century embraces fabulous interior décor with beautifully restored roof beams and has an eclectic styling to each room.

Upper House

The newlyweds, Bev and Rob opted for an afternoon tea, which included sandwiches, tartlets, miniature burgers and scones, and evening bowl food. We take pride in providing excellent service by providing bespoke, tailored solutions that suit your requirements. The time we have invested time researching and developing ingredients and recipes to provide perfectly executed catering for an event.

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

The couple also chose to include locally brewed ales to feature at the bar which was complementary to Upper House and the event.

Local Ales
Photo credit: Mark R Williamson

We pride ourselves on providing an outstanding service for our clients and it is incredibly rewarding when we receive thanks for the service:

Thank you so much for helping us create such a memorable day for our wedding at Upper House Hayfield. The afternoon tea was delicious and our guests are still raving about the Yorkshire pudding canapés, the evening bowl food and the local ales at the bar. We really appreciate all of the help and advice you provided to make our wedding a truly enjoyable day and we wish you every continued success with your business.

Best wishes,

Bev & Rob

If you’re planning an event and want more information about any of our services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. One of our friendly team will be happy to discuss your requirements.

Celebrate St George’s Day in Style!

So, today is St. George’s Day, although like many of us, it may have passed you by. For some reason, we often let this patron saint’s day go unnoticed, so this year we are encouraging people to buck that trend and celebrate in style!

What could be more quintessentially English than a luxurious afternoon tea? Here at Vanilla in Allseasons, we love to prepare and serve them for parties, weddings and special events.

Vanilla in Allseasons - Afternoon Tea

Why not make this St. George’s Day a special one and try creating your own? Set the table with fresh flowers, bring out the best china, put up some colourful bunting and serve up an elegant English feast!


Afternoon tea essentials include –

*Fresh and crisp cucumber sandwiches served on soft white bread
*Creamy egg and cress served on a rustic wholemeal
*Sweet fruit scones with clotted cream and jam
*A selection of delicate cakes.

Whether you have time to bake the cakes from scratch or buy them in from your local bakery, ensure that each morsel is carefully sliced and neatly presented to give that authentic feeling of luxury. Remove the crusts from the sandwiches and present it all on pretty vintage china or tiered plates.

Afternoon tea cakes

Serve it all with a pot of fresh tea or perhaps a glass of icy fizz if you’re feeling frivolous. Whether teacup or champagne flute, be sure to raise it high to good old St. George!

If you would like to know more about our afternoon tea service for your own special event, please feel free to get in touch!

Afternoon Tea

There is something ultimately decadent about a luxurious afternoon tea. Cucumber sandwiches, delicate cakes, scones with clotted cream and jam, fine teas and an icy glass of fizz, high tea is truly a British institution.

Afternoon tea tiered plates

A high tea works perfectly as a food option for a wedding, hen party or baby shower and adds a special touch to any event.

Afternoon tea Vanilla teacup cake

Afternoon tea sourdough bites

Here at Vanilla in Allseasons, we provide afternoon tea for all manner of occasions. We can adapt the menu to suit your tastes and requirements.

afternoon  tea stacked teacups

afternoon tea - scones

Just imagine it, elegant tiered plates filled with delicate delights. What could be more chic?

Please feel free to contact us for more details.

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