Elegance in Every Sip: High Tea Reception Ideas

When it comes to your wedding day, you can celebrate however you want. Forget the alternating dinner drop and explore the path of high tea reception ideas instead.

When it comes to high tea reception ideas, the only limit is your imagination. Indulging in a classic high tea wedding reception in our beautiful rose garden is more than just a charming and elegant way to celebrate your special day, it’s a unique way of bringing everyone together for the occasion.

So where do you start with high tea reception ideas? From petite tea cups to tall champagne glasses, delectable finger foods and tasty morsels of sweet delight, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. And let’s not forget the décor either!

High Tea Reception Ideas
Serving up tasty treats

Traditionally, a high tea will feature finger sandwiches (minus the crusts) with an assortment of fillings such as cucumber, egg, smoked salmon, cream cheese and chicken.

You could up the ante and serve your guests mini rolls or sliders for something a little different.

Other tasty treats include mini quiches, scones with jam and cream, cakes and pastries, cookies, mini desserts (think tarts, cheesecake or mousse) and whatever else your mind may come up with.

Classic high tea in our rose garden can help reduce some of the costs associated with catering for your guests.

Remember it is your day, so don’t forget to include some of your favourites!

Teas and other drinks

While it may be a high tea by name, the drinks menu can include a variety of beverages including a cocktail or some bubbles, sweet lemonade or even some sparkling water.

It’s all about offering up plenty of variety to suit everyone. Provide your guests with a selection of tea, including traditional black teas, herbal teas and even fruit infusions.

Dreamy decorations

It’s a day all about love and romance, with a little elegance thrown in. A popular option is going down the path of all things vintage. Decorate with items such as vintage teapots, fine china, lace tablecloths and candelabras. Soft, pastel colours like blush pink, mint green and lavender can also help create a timeless and elegant atmosphere.

High Tea Reception Ideas on the Mornington Peninsula

If you want more of a relaxed vibe, opt for cosy seating or even picnic blankets with cushions.

If you are a lover of all things tea, this is your opportunity to unleash creative power. Use teapots and cups as your centrepieces for your floral arrangements. You could even set up a self-serve tea station with a variety of teas, teapots and yummy treats for your guests to enjoy.

The elegance of a high tea, with its yummy treats and charming decor, will leave a lasting impression on your guests and create a romantic atmosphere that you and your loved ones will cherish for years to come.

Dalywaters Wedding Venue has a list of recommended local suppliers for high tea, canape and catering services, please contact us for more information.

If this sounds like the celebration you want, get in touch with our team at Dalywaters to find out how we can make it happen!