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With National Afternoon Tea week to be celebrated from 14th August, Dewsall Court reflects on the wedding trend that incorporates a quintessentially British custom with the modern love of breaking tradition to a couple’s special day.

Afternoon tea was first introduced in the 1800’s as a late afternoon indulgence. Its glorious tradition is still hugely popular today and this year, Dewsall Court has seen a huge increase in the number of wedding breakfasts featuring afternoon tea, serving loose leaf tea alongside a delectable slice of wedding cake.

Not only seen as the perfect pairing, English tea is now served at many Dewsall weddings to add occasion to the cutting of the cake and as a quirky, eccentric touch to wedding receptions.

Whether it is an opulent four tiered cake or a simple creation with artfully placed blooms, in true Dewsall style, cake is served together with tea in vintage china cups.

Dewsall Court is an idyllic slice of British countryside, a grade II listed country manor house hidden in the heart of Herefordshire on the Welsh borders, with stunning views towards the Black Mountains. Alongside serving afternoon tea at weddings; Dewsall is available as an exclusive use home to host the event as well as dinner parties.

Situated in 12 acres of manicured gardens, the estate is the ideal place to celebrate a wedding or an engagement in quaint British countryside and guests can take over the entire house and its grounds to create a completely bespoke wedding.

The stunning Wainhouse Barn, which has recently been refurbished, accommodates up to 175 guests. The house has 10 bedrooms, each with an individual, stylish decor, and there are a variety of spaces in the house including a conservatory, a library and a billiard room.

Wedding celebrations start from £4,120 for a two night exclusive use stay and an event manager in on hand to transform any vision.

Wordsmithery by Emily | We Are Perception
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