What Do We Provide?

  • Vintage China Hire / Vintage Crockery Hire

Cups, saucers, tea plates, tea pots, 2 & 3 tier cake stands, bread and butter plates etc.  We have a wide choice of crockery including shabby chic look, matching sets, colour and theme combinations and our extra special top table collection. 


  • Cutlery, Napkins with decorated Napkin Ring and Table Decoration

We use some vintage cutlery such as decorative sugar tongs but also use new superior quality Viners table ware.

  • Hire packages available for 12 to 150 people


We have a beautiful, treasured and ever expanding collection of vintage china to make your special occasion a memorable and cherished experience.  We offer a friendly service with very competitive rates and individual touches to make your day special.

Our vintage crockery is suitable for vintage themed Weddings, Engagements, Anniversaries, Corporate events, Window styling, Displays and Photo shoots.  We can offer mismatched crockery, matching sets, colour themes and our extra special Top Table Collection. 

Our large collection of authentic crockery comprises of well known quality producers of fine china; Colclough, Shelley and Royal Albert early pieces from the art deco period. Our Top Table Collection consists mainly of ornate Tuscan bone china.

To ensure smooth operation on your special day we can also meet with you at your chosen venue e.g. hotel, community or village hall.  We can access facilities prior to the event and respond to any specific ideas and requirements. We can also link with florists to provide our collection of vintage teapots which we have specifically allocated for flower arrangements.

y Requirements For Afternoon Tea

For a traditional afternoon tea where you are planning to serve sandwiches, scones and cakes we would recommend the following place settings.  This is put together as a package for 8 guests as this tends to be the most popular table arrangement for weddings.  It is intended as an indication of what is required and can be altered to suit different table numbers or arrangements.  Please note we also include cutlery in our packages unlike some hire companies.


Standard hire price for package for 8 inclusive of Crockery & Cutlery is £28.00 

(£3.50 per head)


Additional Services:

  • Provision of Vintage Glassware for welcome drinks

  • Floral Table Centrepieces

  • Vintage Prop Hire  


What Our Clients Say

Above: The Ice Dream Experience played host to all the Mayors’ & Mayoresses’ of neighbouring boroughs within Lancashire as they took part in an ongoing fund raising initiative. A couple of comments from letters received in the Mayor's Office following their afternoon tea: '...everything was perfect.'  '...the tea was really set out beautifully.' 

Delivery & Collection

A minimum order of two sets of 8 standard packages is required to qualify for free delivery and collection within 15 mile radius of BB5 Postcode. By special arrangement smaller china sets can also be collected from our showroom.  We can deliver further afield but as would be expected charge a delivery cost towards fuel expenses. 

If you would like to make an enquiry, please complete the short enquiry form on our Contact Us page stating 'Vintage Crockery Hire' in the Ice Dream Experience preference field.