Afternoon Tea Wedding Services

Your wedding day is one of the most anticipated days of your life, so we understand how much thought goes into every decision and the importance of getting it right. If you are seeking a unique way to celebrate your big day, why not consider an afternoon tea wedding? Our afternoon tea wedding services provide a unique experience that is suitable for guests of all ages, from the oldest to the youngest. With several options available, including those you would expect, you can create your dream the afternoon tea wedding that encourages your guests to relax, mingle and enjoy your continued wedding celebrations. Find out more, below.

Tea and Cake

Experience an Unforgettable Afternoon Tea Wedding Reception

An intimate wedding is becoming a popular choice for many, focusing on spending quality time with your closest friends and family in a cosy atmosphere. Following a ceremony in the Tudor surroundings of Newland Hall, one of the most spectacular wedding venues in Essex, an afternoon tea wedding allows you to celebrate in style with your loved ones.

White Wine

Create an Atmosphere of Elegance and Charm

Afternoon tea at a wedding is becoming increasingly popular, and it’s easy to understand why many couples are opting for this charming alternative over a traditional party or combining the two.

Firstly, a wedding afternoon tea elongates the elegance and charm of your wedding day, creating a memorable atmosphere and unique experience that all your guests are guaranteed to enjoy. Combined with a variety of delicious delicacies such as scones, pastries, sandwiches, and miniature desserts, you can easily please every palate and design an afternoon tea wedding reception with greater significance to your relationship.

An afternoon tea wedding reception also offers greater flexibility, encouraging your guests to mingle with one another without the restriction of a formal sit-down dinner. With greater flexibility comes greater opportunities to engage in further activities as the afternoon continues to the evening like dancing and traditional wedding entertainment such as a live band or DJ, photo booth, fireworks display, or sparkler send off.

Cheeseboard Outside

Enhance Your Wedding with a Unique Culinary Experience

Here at Newland Hall, we can set up your high tea wedding reception in the location of your choice; enjoy canapés and reception drinks on either the sunny lawn, patio or in our cosy bar. Following this, your Ritz style Cream Tea will be held in either our beautiful Henry VIII Room or our outdoor marquee should you prefer.

We take care of every detail to make sure your afternoon tea wedding package is perfect, taking any additional stress of your hands. You can relax knowing that your high tea wedding package is sorted and look forward to enjoying the outstanding surroundings of Newland Hall during your special day. Our wedding afternoon tea packages are fully inclusive of:

  • Our Ceremony Fee (choice of 4 different ceremony areas)
  • Reception Drinks
  • Afternoon Cream Tea & Coffee including a selection of sandwiches, Cream Scones, Pastries and Cakes
  • Toasting Prosecco
  • Bone China Crockery
  • Linen Cloths & Napkins
  • Experienced Silver Service Waiting Staff
  • Wedding Coordinator
  • Guaranteed 100% Exclusive Use
  • Venue Fee, VAT & Service

Professional Staff to Cater to Your Guests’ Needs

Our afternoon tea wedding packages typically run between 11am and 6pm, allowing time to enjoy an intimate reception following the ceremony. The day will begin with the wedding ceremony which will be followed by reception drinks in your location of choice, and following this, the guests will be seated for afternoon tea and speeches. Our high tea packages allocate plenty of time for drinks afterwards, allowing some time to socialise before heading home.

To help you achieve the wedding day of your dreams, we will work alongside you to tailor our high tea wedding packages to suit you. If you would like to extend your afternoon tea wedding into the evening with a larger guest list (up to 200 people), we can make this possible. An evening event including a buffet and disco is perfect for those looking to hold an intimate wedding followed by a lively reception.

Frequently Asked Questions about Afternoon Tea Weddings

Can you have afternoon tea for a wedding?

Absolutely! Afternoon tea at a wedding is an excellent choice, offering greater flexibility compared to traditional sit-down dining experiences. They enable you to extend your wedding celebrations without guests feeling rushed, allowing them to immerse themselves into the day. Contact us for further information about our cosy & intimate wedding packages.

What should I budget for a UK wedding?

As a guide, our afternoon tea weddings start at £1,995 which is based on 15 guests (any additional guests are charged at £60 per person). To obtain a more accurate quote based on your expected numbers and preferred date, please request an online quotation, or give us a call to speak to a member of the team direct.

When are your afternoon tea wedding packages available?

Throughout 2023 and 2024, our afternoon tea wedding packages are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays only (excluding Bank and School Holidays). Other days, including weekends, may become available within the next 4 months.