The summer is almost here, and the days are warming up. You’d be forgiven for thinking it’s the recent celebrations for the coronation of King Charles that has us reaching for the fine bone china and raising our cups and pinky fingers, but really it’s because last Sunday was International Tea Day.
The third Sunday in May is an annual observance by the United Nations all about tea. It’s not just a good for the soul, warming drink, it’s much more than that. Tea plays a significant role worldwide in food security and poverty reduction in rural areas. You can read more about it on the UN website.
It got us thinking how afternoon teas can be used in various parts of your wedding. In the UK and Ireland, tea is an integral part of every meal, so why would your wedding day be any different? From hen parties, to the post wedding, day two celebration, or integrating a dedicated tea reception to your big day, a tea experience can bring a unique vibe.
Many wedding venues offer afternoon tea packages that create a relaxing atmosphere for you and your wedding guests to enjoy. We have listed four UK venues who currently offer delicious afternoon tea options that you will fall in love with.
Based in a peaceful countryside village of Nassington, near Peterborough in Northamptonshire, The Queens Head Inn has a range of wedding packages suitable to engaged couples for their wedding day. A top choice at this quaint venue is the Traditional Vintage Afternoon Tea Reception, which is a more relaxed option for your celebrations. Experience the tranquillity of the River Nene whilst having some mouth-watering food.
Bredbury Hall Hotel in Stockport, Cheshire knows how to make you and your partner feel like royalty with their Afternoon Tea Wedding Package. Imagine walking down a red carpet decorated with flower petals to a gorgeous afternoon tea waiting for you. Nibble on a selection of perfectly appointed sandwiches, mini savouries, and scones with butter, cream and jam. Sip from a glass of prosecco as you mingle with your guests. The elegance and ambiance created will make you feel like you have stepped out of a scene from Bridgerton!
This manor house is a traditional, luxury wedding venue in Sheffield that can cater for all your wedding needs. If you are thinking of hosting a wedding breakfast, they have the perfect location with their Garden Suite that overlooks their beautiful gardens and is a spectacular space for any type of wedding. With a choice of the Luxury Afternoon Tea Menu and the Ploughmans Afternoon Tea Menu, you can trust that you and your guests will not go hungry.
Best Western Plough and Harrow is a stunning place to indulge in your wedding celebrations and you can count on them to serve your guests an authentic British Afternoon Tea with a twist. One of the oldest hotels in Birmingham, the red brick Victorian architecture will make you feel like you are transported back in time to another century where you can tuck into a feast that would be fit for a Queen. The Terrace Room is an ideal spot for a cup of tea, where guests can feel the sun on their skin in the patio area and feel energised with some fresh air.
An afternoon tea celebration can be the memorable and unique experience that you want to include in your wedding day as it can be easy to plan and customise to your personal preference. These are just a few of the fabulous wedding venues that we have in our directory that can host an elegant afternoon tea. We have many more so take a look at our other venues as well to find the right one for you.