Our Traditional Vintage Afternoon Tea Weddings are the perfect choice if you want to stick with the elegance of Tradition with a Twist! Afternoon Tea is, and always will be a very British tradition and combining it with your wedding gives it a subtle twist but still keeping it beautiful with your individual touches.
The tradition of the Afternoon Tea dates back to the 18th century when one of Queen Victoria's ladies-in-waiting, Anna Stanhope (the Duchess of Bedford) complained of a little 'sinking feeling' in the early afternoon. To revive herself, the Duchess had her servants bring her a pot of tea and a few breadstuffs and then soon began inviting her friends to join her for her additional meal in her room at Belvoir Castle. The tradition was born! - and has become a British institution.
Whilst we cant promise liveried footmen, we can offer a little luxury and indulgence which will help make your special day a very memorable one for you and your guests. The Best Western Plough & Harrow Hotel is a charming historic Victorian hotel set in its own grounds and will provide the perfect idyllic and peaceful setting for your Afternoon Tea Wedding. Traditional warm hospitality, superb food and a Country House Style setting in the City. The elegant Terrace Room, with a large terrace and patio overlooking the garden can comfortably hold up to 100 guests for a seated Afternoon Tea and additional guests can be invited for the evening.
As with all our Wedding Packages you will receive a Red Carpet Welcome and a dedicated Wedding Supervisor to act as your Master of Ceremonies throughout the day. A glass of prosecco for the toast, Hire of the function suite with white linen napkins and table cloths, plus hire of our silver cake stand and knife. For the evening you may choose between a finger buffet or a light BBQ.
A Civil Wedding or Partnership Ceremony can be added to any of our Wedding Packages