A Cup of Vintage hire offers a beautiful range of mix and match bone china including cake stands, platters, cups and saucers, side plates, teapots, milk jugs & sugar bowls.
Our range can be hired for up to 300 guests for: weddings, hen parties, tea parties, baby showers, sips &sees, birthdays, charity events, corporate events & more.
Not only can you hire beautiful china from A Cup of Vintage, we can also cater for your afternoon tea and even provide waiting staff, so you don’t have to worry about a thing! Every detail of your event will be tailor-made, allowing you to create a truly unique and special occasion.
From creamy Victoria sponges and rich, buttery scones to traditional scrumptious sandwiches – our teatime treats are all served on the finest bone china and are sure to impress!
All of our ingredients are Organic and when possible we use local produce and shop at the local farm shop. We are also able to cater for Gluten free, vegan and other dietary needs.
Please contact us with your event requirements and we will create a wonderful, bespoke package for you and your guests.
Thank you so much Carlie and the Cup of Vintage team for catering our special day which turned out to be truly unforgettable. Your beautiful tea sets and food were so perfect for our setting and theme and your friendly but professional approach made it really easy for us in the run up and on the day. You added untold value and we must say at a great price! Thank you Carlie, if we had to rate the whole Cup of Vintage package we would definitely give it 5/5 macaroons. Good luck for the future, Andrew & Zowie.
Can't thank A Cup of Vintage enough for making our wedding day so special, people are still taking about pimms and afternoon tea!!! You and your staff made sure everything was taken care of down to the very last detail, ensuring I had little to care about other than enjoying our special day. The service was professional and friendly couldn't recommend anyone better!
Carlie and her team are delightful. I used them in February 2015 for a champagne afternoon tea for my daughter's 18th birthday. They arrived very promptly and took charge of the whole afternoon. They were very well organised and the food was delicious, not to mention the beautiful crockery. The whole afternoon was effortless for me and everyone had a wonderful time. We liked them so much that a few months later in July 2015 we used them again to do a champagne afternoon tea for my mum's 80th. This was for 80 people. Once again Carlie and her team did a fabulous job, serving Pimms as well as their usual afternoon tea goodies. I would thoroughly recommend A Cup Of Vintage.
Mrs Kelly (Esher)
* August 2015
Carlie and her team couldn't have given us a more perfect day for our daughters Christening!! Every little detail was exactly how I expected and more.. I think Carlie went above and beyond and that's just in her nature to do so. Things that I hadn't even thought of she was there with the solution, she definitely made the day alot less stressful!! We have had many positive comments since the day and would always recommend her for any occasion!! The venue even asked for pictures and said how lovely it was and original!!
Her staff were very friendly and helpful and couldn't have done more!!!
Food was delicious and service was beautiful!!!
Fantastic communication from booking through out and attention to detail was second to none!!
Whatever the occasion Carlie will always be top of our list xxx
We'd like to say a huge thank you to you and your team for providing us with top notch catering on our wedding day!
We knew from our first meeting with you that A Cup of Vintage would deliver exactly what was needed, and we were not disappointed in the slightest. The planning of the food was made so much easier by your suggestions, the tables looked beautiful, the food was delicious, everything was served perfectly to time, and your team were just so friendly and polite (and well turned out in their polkadot aprons and with their serving crates) it was a joy to watch them weaving around the marquee looking after our guests. Everything was tidied away beautifully afterwards, and we really appreciated the extra help you gave above and beyond what you had siged up for. Thank you also for looking after our guests who had special dietary requirements - we heard that the vegetarian sandwich fillings were delicious!
It really was a pleasure to have you do our catering on our very special day and we would not hesitate to recommend A Cup of Vintage. Please do let us know if you would like some photos of the inside of the marquee on the day, and do feel free to use this email as a testimony from two very satisfied customers!
All the best
Jennie & John x
I was so excited to have found 'A cup of Vintage' when looking for an afternoon tea catering service for my wedding, and it did not disappoint! From the offset Carlie was organised, efficient and oh-so-friendly! As a bit of a control freak myself it could have been hard to let go and hand over the reigns for some of the venue styling etc, but Carlie completely got my vision. In fact she did things better that I could have done, and alleviated so much of the stress from me in doing so. The vintage crockery collection was beautiful, the food delicious, and her staff attentive and lovely. So many of our guests commented on what a wonderful idea the afternoon tea was, and how aesthetically pleasing everything looked! My only regret is not eating more but I was too busy smiling!
The communication prior to the event was faultless with Carlie always replying promptly to my incessant emailing of multiple questions (!) and never making it feel like it was a hassle. In fact no job ever seemed to big and she was so friendly and fun throughout, it made the whole process that more enjoyable. During our several meetings in the lead up to the big day, and on the day itself, she was always calm and organised and most Importantly smiling & fun! The day ran seamlessly and everything looked stunning, it really was a faultless service from start to finish and I can't recommend 'A cup of Vintage' highly enough. Just amazing.
Naomi & Dave
With sincere apologies for the delay, I wanted to write and thank you so very much for the wonderful china, food and service at the christening.
All of our guests commented on the beautiful china and delicious tea, which was the perfect mix of sandwiches, scones, cakes and the oh so delectable little gingerbread men.
Every one of your team was delightful and helped create just the right atmosphere on the day. Nothing was too much trouble and I felt totally at ease leaving them at the house to set up whilst we went to the church. When we arrived back with our guests about a hour later it was as if the fairies had been! Everything looked so beautiful. They made fantastic use of the space and were so kind and helpful, even taking refills of tea and extra cakes down to those at the very end of the garden.
Your team even made the clearing up look effortless at the end of the day.Refusing all offers of help they efficiently and quietly made sure everything was cleaned and tidied away. It was so well done and the furniture repositioned so carefully that my husband and I might have been forgiven for thinking it had all been a dream, were it not for the neat little table of leftovers that we found when we came down from putting our daughter to bed.
All in all a truly wonderful service. I would recommend A Cup of Vintage to anyone having a similar event and have already given your details to several friends.
With heartfelt thanks and my best wishes for your continued success
* September 2014
Just a quick note to thank you and all the girls for your hard work on Sunday. It really made Christo's day so special. The good was delicious and the service faultless, we all really appreciated it.
Hope to see you again next time I need fattening up!
* September 2014
I can not tell you how grateful we were that you were able to meet with us at such short notice during our brief time in the UK planning our wedding. We were very happy with the way you made the lead up very relaxed but efficient. The china and set up were beautiful on the day and you took care of everyone beyond what were could have hoped (even taking care not to let the goats escape as you carried things through to the marquee - which I am sure was not what you expected to have to do :) ) and the best thing was you did it with a smile. The food was lovely, the only thing that could have been improved was to make the pimms a little stronger ;)
I would recommend you to anyone, you were all fantastic!
Clare and Greg
You beat me to it! A huge thanks for yesterday, the event was a great success and your team were really great. They were so helpful and efficient. The food was delicious, lots of press commented on how good the sandwiches were. We also had lots of comments on the beautiful vintage china that you provided, check out the Harpers Bazaar twitter and instagram account to see a pic!
So yes, we were delighted with the service you and your team provided and we'll be sure to call on you again should the need arise.
Thank you so much for everything.
Have a lovely weekend,
Dear Carlie from Sunday!
Thank you so very much!! What an amazing event!! I can't tell you how helpful you were on Sunday.... We arrived at the church and they were all in full swing and when we went into the hall after the service.... Wow!!
The food was also amazing, lovely fresh sandwiches which went down very well with the guests, as did the scones, jam and cream!
Being (very heavily!) pregnant, I can't tell you how much this helped, knowing it was all taken care of and having a wonderful day which we will always remember. We've had so many comments from our guests on how nice it was to have a nice cup of tea in a proper cup!
I will most certainly be re-booking you and your team for the new baby's christening!
Many thanks and best wishes
Danielle, Darren and James xx
Thank you so much for everything, especially your support and can do attitude!! Not sure if every bride to be emails you at 6am on the wedding day, but thank you for responding so promptly and putting my mind at ease!
Everyone on the day was so professional and the food was really, tasty. Huge thanks also for coping with all of the allergy requirements. It was a real treat to enjoy an 'allergen free' afternoon tea!
So that's two Wood sisters done! There is a third! So you never know!
Mrs Ann Griffiths!
* August 2014
I feel incredibly fortunate and grateful to have stumbled upon A Cup of Vintage in my search for afternoon tea catering for my wedding. We got married in our back garden and I had a lot of concerns regarding the logistics but the moment I met Carlie I felt so much more at ease. It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Carlie in the run up to the wedding. She did so much more than just the catering and gave us invaluable advice and support in setting up the venue. On the day Carlies team also got involved in impromptu flower arrangements, coordinating parts of the ceremony and I even found Carlie stitching one of our guests' garments. The vintage crockery was lovely, the tea itself - the cakes, sandwiches, scones and macaroons were all delicious - my only regret is that they didn't leave any behind. Carlie was AMAZING! We had an amazing day. I cannot recommend A Cup of Vintage highly enough. At double the price this service would be a bargain.
Cassie & Gordon
Henley on Thames
I sent an enquiry to ACOV about supplying china and arranging an afternoon tea for our wedding reception. Carlie replied very promptly and from that point on we knew we were in very safe hands!
We arranged to meet for a tasting and were put at ease by Carlie’s organisation and calmness. She took a lot of the responsibility away from us and we had total faith in everything she did.
Any queries we had were dealt with quickly and replies to emails came back almost instantly, so refreshing to work with a true professional!
The day before the Wedding Carlie was at the venue busily getting ready, arranging tables and laying out the china – the barn was starting to look amazing.
On the day everything went very smoothly and the tables looked superb, we had so many comments from our guests about how lovely the food was and how much there was of it – the cakes seemed to keep on coming!
Carlie was incredible, so friendly, and organized, they couldn’t do enough for you.
We can’t recommend ACOV enough; they really added to the day and made it work just as we wanted, all at a price that didn’t break the bank!
Jon & Naomi x
Henley on Thames
I really don't know where to begin this to thank you. I honestly can't thank you enough for everything you did for our wedding to make it truly awesome. We were so lucky to find you and it wouldn't have been the same day without everything you did for us.
You made all the planning and build up so exciting, right from our initial emails, to our first meeting squealing at each other with excitement, to our amazing taste session in your beautiful home. You straight away put my crazy OCD mind at ease that everything would run smoothly. You were so organised and had so many ideas up your sleeve as well as so many things to make it all look pretty and perfect, so much more than a caterer!!
On the day before you and your team helped us organise everything like where the tables should go, helped us decorate, organised the speeches, music, heating, everything you could to make sure it was all in place. Your beautiful china tea cups and plates and crockery which made the tables look gorgeous.
On the day your set up of vintage drink decanters,silver trays and vintage baths to serve the drinks from, vintage labels on cake stands, and all your beautiful details blew us away. That was all before we even ate!! Then the actual afternoon tea was delicious and everyone said how filling and scrummy it was ,Our favourite bit was the amazing desert cake stand with fresh scones and cream, macaroons, cupcakes, gingerbread men and strawberry's, it was like a vintage Alice in Wonderland!
Your team on the day looked so lovely in their polka dot aprons and the men in bow ties, and they were all so friendly and smiley. I had a good boogie with some of the girls in the evening too :0)
So thank you so so much Carlie for EVERYTHING! Thank you for taking my flowers as soon as I walked in the reception and handing me and my husband a drink, thank you for your lucky umbrellas which kept the rain away, thank you for asking your girls to wear Converse to look super cute on the day, thank you for swapping the lemonade sign to No Dad Dancing only you would think of that, thank you for making special sandwiches for my fussy Nan, thank you for answering every email and phone call in the lead up to the wedding as excited as I was, and mainly thank you for making every dream for our wedding I had, a reality. You are a super star and not only did we have the best wedding ever , we now have you as a lovely friend too.
THANK YOU XXXX
PS A thank you to Hannah for being another you in the evening she was amazing, even pulling my dress train from my heel when I didn't even make it known i was stuck! It'ss been so lovely meeting your wonderful family. Please stay in touch ( well you have to really we need you at christening, birthday and anniversary parties forever more)
Loads and loads of love
Sam & Ben x
We wanted to have an afternoon tea in our garden for our wedding reception and found A Cup of Vintage on the internet. We were very impressed with the professionalism of Carlie from the first quote and tasting session right through to the wedding day itself.
Carlie's attention to detail is second to none and she seemed to know exactly want we wanted before we did!
When we arrived at the reception everything was presented in a beautiful way and the afternoon tea was served in a very calm and well organised manner. The china was so pretty and elegant and the Beehive Jars with the elderflower and Pimms looked lovely.
We have received so many complimentary comments from our guests on how lovely the sandwiches and cakes were and how hard Carlie worked - nothing was too much trouble.
I would not hesitate in recommending A Cup of Vintage to anyone! A real find!!
Thank you so much A Cup of Vintage for making our day truly memorable.
Jackie and Mark Morris
Henley on Thames
I've just returned from holiday and the first thing I want to do is thank you and your team for making Sam and Bens wedding reception perfect in every way. We could not have wished for more friendly staff and an amazing spread of canapés, food and drink which were presented wonderfully on your beautiful tea plates etc.
You really understood what Sam and Ben wanted and made all their dreams come true.
Thank you so very much.
Susan (Mother of the Bride)