picnic & afternoon tea

How does it work?

With gorgeous handmade food, and the option for well-made classics and interesting bites with a twist, our picnic & afternoon tea weddings are the perfect choice for a relaxed and rustic wedding. These are also the most economical weddings we offer. 

Our picnic basket meals come served in lined wicker baskets, and are all packaged to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Our afternoon tea meals come served on beautiful platters by our waiting staff. Generally the meal consists of a course of sandwiches, then an optional course of savoury bites, then either savoury or sweet scones, finishing with sweet treats.

Sample
Menus

american influenced picnic

Pastrami ruebens

Lemon roast chicken and avocado caesar salad boxes

Eggs, truffle butter, brioche rolls

Ham hock, barley and spinach salad

Cravettes, squid and aioli

Lightly dressed fingerling potato salad

Crab palmiers

Ants on a log

Honey mustard popcorn

Walnut, choc chip banana bread

Blueberry and sour cream twist

PB and J brownies

traditional afternoon tea

Smoked salmon, cucumber, cream cheese

Spice roasted chicken, coronation crème

Egg, golden mayonnaise, watercress

Roast beef, horseradish, rocket

 

Crab quiche

Prawn cocktail cups

Porcini and port pate

Buttermilk scones, clotted cream, blackcurrant conserve

Thin crust Bakewell tart

Victoria sponge, buttercream, fresh strawberry

Sachertorte

mediterranean vegetarian picnic

Filo and spinach spanoptika

Roast pepper, goats cheese and olive butter baguettes

Roast cauliflower, sultanas, quinoa

Hummus, stuffed vine leaves, falafel, gigantes

Orzo, lemon, pea, feta and mint salad

Talleggio, potato and rosemary tarts

Chargrilled vegetables and olives pots

Tapanade straws

Fennel and black pepper popcorn

Baklava

Chocolate panforte

modern
afternoon tea

Lancashire cheese, carrot and almond chutney

Steak and truffle butter baguette

Ham and gruyere croissants

Chicken, tarragon and red grape club

 

Chorizo sausage roll

Kedgeree arancini

Devilled eggs

Cheese and chive scones, whipped goats cheese, roast apple jam

 

Carrot cake, chai buttercream

Guinness brownie

Gooseberry elderflower mini pavlova

local produce picnic

Dovedale blue or Hartington Stilton proper sage Derby, smoked Cheadleton. 

Treacle glazed ham from local Derbyshire pork

Breads, crackers, chutneys, pickles and honey

Hand raised pork, hunters and homity pies

Locally made duck and orange pate

Spinach and nettle quiche or wild garlic frittata

Shaved asparagus, watercress, baby gem, lemon and pink peppercorn salad

Staffordshire oatcake, smoked salmon, cream cheese

Bakewell tarts

Flapjacks

Bluebells ice cream

more
ideas

We have lots of choices for your picnic or afternoon tea menus, with lots of options to tailor the experience just for you!

Get in touch for more menu options, including bespoke selections to suit your tastes and make your event perfect.

Reception

Food

Starters & Antipasti

Evening Food

Desserts & Petits Fours

Also...

Outdoor Dinning