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High Tea Sydney

Best High Tea Sydney

When it comes to the best high tea in Sydney, The Vintage Kitchen has things covered. 

Founded in 2005 following a trip to the UK where it was discovered that mobile high tea for at home events was a very popular concept amongst those tea-mad Poms. So the idea was adopted for the Australian market. Sydney-siders loved the concept too and The Vintage Kitchen has now been serving up the best high tea in Sydney for over 18 years!

Why Are We Sydney’s Best High Tea?

  1. We have 18 years of experience
  2. We’ve got high tea packages for all budgets
  3. We’re sustainable
  4. Our catering is the bomb
  5. Large or small, we do them all!
  6. We make high tea easy
  7. We host Sydney’s most beautiful high teas
  8. We’ve worked with the best of the best
  9. We’re small and local
  10. We love hosting high teas in Sydney!
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18 Years of High Tea Experience

They don’t call us Sydney’s Dar(JEE)ling of high tea hire for nothing! Being around for 18 years means that we have been able to hone our Sydney high teas to a fine art. From the way each piece in our vast high tea inventory complements the next, to our package inclusions, menu items, right through to our customer experience with setting up in your home or booked venue. We know all the best venues, all the best suppliers and our clientele trust us time and time again to provide the best high tea in Sydney.

High Tea Packages for All Budgets

The average cost of a high tea in Sydney is around $100 and that doesn’t include travel costs and parking which in the city will probably cost you as much as your high tea bill, eek!

The Vintage Kitchen has high tea packages to suit every budget. Starting at just $10 per head for our Carnaby Street crockery hire package through to a maximum of $64 for our full service Queen of Tarts package which includes the whole shebang… catering, crockery, sparkling crystal cut glassware, cutlery, table linens and napery, a hot water urn, coffee machine, customised printed menus and A2 welcome sign, set up, pack down and basically everything you need for your Sydney high tea event so that all you need to do is get dressed in your cutest high tea outfit and enjoy the day! The cost of living in Sydney is soaring so we allow you to keep as many pennies in your pocket as possible while still being able to host your dream high tea event in Sydney.

Our Catering is the Bomb

We’ve searched high and low for the best high tea suppliers in Sydney and have put together a scrumptious high tea menu that is sure to satisfy even the fussiest Sydneysider. From our famous chicken Waldorf sandwiches, through to our gorgeous range of tea cakes, loaded cookies, exquisite tarts, mouth-watering luxury slices and satisfying sausage rolls, pies and quiches. 

The best part of booking your Sydney high tea with us is that you get to customise your menu. With a choice of 6, 8 or 10 pieces per person and an extensive selection of menu items to choose from, you’ll be counting down the hours until you get to feast at your high tea party! And if you have something very particular in mind? 

We’re Sustainable

Sustainability is important to us. By allowing us to set up the best high tea in Sydney for you, you’re also doing your bit for the environment. Hiring is so much more economical than going out and purchasing multiple tea sets for your event when there is already so much waste in the world and not to mention fine bone china is SUPER expensive! (Did you know that one of our Royal Albert teapots retails for $300?!) Our pieces are loved over and over again, week in and week out. And don’t even get us started on paper and plastic plates, cups and cutlery which are not included in any of our high tea events. 

Large or Small, We Do Them All!

Being the largest supplier of gorgeous high tea crockery in Sydney means that we can supply our beautiful inventory for events across Sydney from 20 right up to 250 guests. And if you’re just after a few bits and pieces and not a package, we do that too with a minimum hire spend of $200. 

Making High Tea Easy

We’ve been hosting high teas in Sydney for a long time so we know what you need to host a successful tea party. Our carefully curated high tea packages take the guesswork out of planning with DIY packages for the more budget conscious or those wanting to get their creative juices flowing and have a go themselves. Right through to our full service packages which include high tea catering, crockery hire, set up, pack down and washing up so that you don’t have to lift a finger. We also offer floristry services so that we truly are your one-stop-shop for your high tea party. 

Sydney’s Most Beautiful High Teas

Our Owner and Creative Director Hayley has worked in the Events industry her whole career, creating some of the media industry’s best and most creative events during her time at Foxtel as the National Events Manager and in more recent years as the owner and Creative Director of Sydney’s number one picnic styling business She Does Picnics.

She has an eye for colour, style and florals and has put together an inventory of high tea crockery, cutlery and crystal cut glassware that will take your breath away. The shelves of our Beecroft studio have to be seen to be believed. With row upon row of gorgeous pastel pink, blue, green, yellow and aqua coloured tea cups, cake stands and teapots lined up ready to take centre stage at a host of Sydney high teas

Hosting your own Sydney high tea with The Vintage Kitchen means that you get to be in charge of the theme. Attending a high tea in a restaurant or a popular hotel can be kinda stuffy. Hosting your Sydney high tea at home or in a blank canvas venue means that you can let your imagination run wild and we can use our incredible inventory to complement your theme. From a Mad Hatters Tea Party right through to a Bridgerton theme. How do we get The Duke to make an appearance I wonder?

We can also customise our high tea crockery to suit your event. Whether you’re celebrating the pending arrival of a bouncing boy at your baby shower and want a blue theme or perhaps the bride to be is a girly girl who would be mad for a pastel pink spread.

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We’ve Worked With the Best of the Best

Having hosted high tea in Sydney for over 18 years means that we have built a reputation amongst our industry peers as a reputable supplier of Sydney high teas. We are delighted to have been trusted to work with the best of the best in Sydney’s events industry including:

  • Philip Carr & Associates
  • Katering
  • Shared Affair
  • Piquant Catering
  • The White Project
  • Seven Productions
  • Decorative Events
  • The Lane
  • Donna Hay
  • Cook & Waiter
  • Team Event
  • Honey Lane
  • Bespoke Social
  • Passiontree Velvet
  • Studio Neon
  • Simmone Logue

As well as hosting high teas for some of Australia and the world’s biggest brands across a range of industries including:

  • A Place to Call Home
  • Love Child
  • Google
  • Air BNB
  • Uber
  • Bras N Things
  • Camilla
  • Foxtel
  • Playmaker
  • Raddison Blu
  • The Australian Defence Force
  • Westfield 
  • Sofitel
  • M&C Saatchi
  • Novotel
  • Rydges
  • Atlassian
  • Campari
  • Macquarie University
  • Liverpool Council
  • Loreal
  • Sony Music
  • City of Ryde Council
  • Nueva
  • Velani
  • Canva
  • MLC School
  • Shore School
  • Snapchat and many more!

But this doesn’t mean we only work with large companies! We love to share our high tea hosting experience with individuals in their homes to create the high tea of their dreams.

We Love Local!

By supporting The Vintage Kitchen, you’ll be supporting small Australian businesses. Our suppliers are also small business owners from the boutique bakery who bakes our mouth-watering pies through to the tea specialist who creates our beautiful blends and our drivers who transport our delicate high tea crockery all over Sydney for your high teas!

We’d Love to Host Your High Tea in Sydney

We cater for all kinds of high tea in Sydney. From bridal showers to baby showers, weddings, kitchen teas, hens parties, wakes, birthdays, anniversaries, corporate events, charity fundraisers, film and TV shoots or just a cheeky get together with the girls. You name it we’ve probably hosted a high tea in Sydney to celebrate it!

And we’d love to help you host your next high tea event! Check out our full service and DIY packages below or drop us a line and let’s get planning your next gorgeous high tea in Sydney!