Event Catering, vintage china & prop hire


Time for Tea provides afternoon tea catering, vintage china hire, prop hire and floral displays to Henley on Thames and the surrounding areas.

We provide everything under one roof, saving the stress of contacting multiple suppliers leaving your planning stress free.

We aim to go the extra mile when you book with us and provide a "can do" attitude to all enquiries.

Please contact Charlotte to discuss how we can help with your event.


Charlotte 07920 596862


Time for Tea was a finalist in two categories, Best New Business and Best Consumer Service at the nationwide Best Business Women Awards 2016.


Time for Tea pride ourselves in providing the highest standard of service to you. It is our mission to make sure you're fully satified with our service!

Afternoon Teas

Time for Tea serves brilliantly British afternoon teas with the best experience in quaint vintage tea parties. Served on the finest gilt edged china, the afternoon tea experience includes an assortment of delicate finger sandwiches, petit fours, freshly baked local scones and loose teas. We supply afternoon teas for private events, weddings and corporate day experiences.


Our afternoon tea buffets are the perfect way to host a casual tea party. We provide scrumptious cakes on dainty glass cake stands served with platters of sandwiches, nibbles and plenty of tea. Our buffet catering is ideal for christenings, birthdays and garden parties.

Catering for Boats

Summer on the Thames is best enjoyed on board with a glass of champagne and a serving of sandwiches, scones and delicious cakes. Very popular at Regatta, enjoy the very best of British boating with a catering package to suit. We serve anything from afternoon tea hampers for cruisers to large boat catering.

Cream Teas

Perfect for garden parties, birthdays and christenings. Our cream teas are served on beautiful vintage china with fresh locally baked scones, Cornish clotted cream and dainty jam pots. We supply cream teas for private events, weddings and corporate day experiences.

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Our best seller- the quirky and crazy Mad Hatter’s tea party! Brilliant party catering used for christenings, birthdays and gatherings, our eclectic treasure trove of props will leave your guests amazed! Choose from afternoon tea style or buffet, in either pretty Alice in Wonderland or Mad Hatter’s colours.


Here at Time for Tea we can supply everything you need for your wedding from china hire, wedding breakfast catering, flowers and props. Our style is woodland and whimsical vintage which works brilliantly with the stunning countryside Henley and the surrounding areas has to offer.

See what people have been saying about us...

“If you are looking to make your event a stand out occasion, just let Charlie work her magic and put together a fantastic range of vintage china together for you. As a charity organiser, Charlie had kindly donated the hire of her beautiful china for my events 2 years running. It has elevated the occasion and brought lots of oooh's & aaah's. She is a lovely lady & nothing is too much trouble. Thank you Charlie!”

Michelle Newson - Ascot

“I highly recommend Time For Tea. The company provided all the beautiful flowers and arrangements, and vintage glassware for our wedding. They also catered for and supplied everything necessary for a vintage tea party to celebrate my sons 1st birthday. All we had to do was turn up. Both events were a great success.”

Lizzie Streatfield - Hook

“I used Time for Tea Vintage china hire for my wedding this summer. The service was impeccable, and really set the tone for a beautiful summer garden party. Charlie's professional but friendly approach and advice made the day stress free. Shame I can only get married once! I certainly wouldn't hesitate to use the service again. Thank you.”

Gemma Lloyd - Wokingham

“Charlie is a super talented designer. Her passion and professionalism shine through in every aspect of Time For Tea Vintage. I have had the pleasure of attending several events this summer that Charlie has hosted and everything is presented beautifully. Her vintage hire items are charming and her cakes are to die for! I would highly recommend this company; it is a credit to Henley-on-Thames - Keep up the excellent work Miss Cavanagh!”

Nicki Barley - Henley



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