Reviews

"Quality service from start to finish ❤️💕"

Lynette, Red Street Community Centre, December 2019

Petals and Bells provided the catering for our wedding reception of 68 guests.

We met with Peta and her husband Andrew at the venue a few months before the wedding, and decided on our list of requirements, which included a totally vegetarian menu, along with some vegan options. Nothing was too much trouble, and Peta and Andrew are an absolutely lovely couple.

On the wedding day, we had a ‘proper’ afternoon tea, served at elegantly set out tables. Dainty finger sandwiches and savouries (very few guests even realised that the menu was vegetarian, as the fillings were so flavoursome), and a variety of delicious small cakes, scones, jam and clotted cream. These were all presented beautifully on gorgeous, vintage, mismatched, bone china crockery. The service was faultless, (efficient and unobtrusive), and the food just kept on coming! Even the largest appetite was more than satisfied. The quirky teapots were constantly re-filled, and there was also a plentiful supply of coffee. The clearing and tidying away was done so discreetly, that we didn’t even notice that it was happening.

Peta, Andrew, and their staff (the ladies dressed in pretty vintage aprons), also served delicious vegetarian canapés after the wedding ceremony. Again, the service was faultless.

So many of our guests have commented on the quality and presentation of the food at our wedding reception, and on how much they enjoyed the food. We haven’t had a single negative comment from anyone! We wanted a relaxed, informal wedding reception, and Petals and Bells certainly contributed to this being achieved.

The pricing was extremely competitive, and we have no hesitation at all in recommending Peta and her lovely team.

Thank you!

Gwenlliane and Dafydd, Hafod Farm, Betws-y-Coed, October 2019

 

"Peta I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU for all your support and professionalism at my Retirement afternoon tea party. You were so organised, professional and the food was amazing. I have received some great feedback on how much my guests enjoyed the afternoon. You arrived promptly and just set about making sure everything was set up perfectly. The service you provided was attentive to all guests and yet you also managed to subtly tidy and clear away without impacting on our event. Thank you once again and I wouldn’t hesitate to use you again or definitely recommend your business".

Julie, Wychwood Village Hall, August 2019

"Petals & Bells catered for our Wedding for 150 people. The service provided was second to none and included full consultation and a few visits to the given location to ensure all went as well as it could on the day. The food and service on the day were 1st Class and catered for all dietary requirements. Petals & Bells agreed to move venues with us due to unforeseen circumstances and this added to their commute to around 160 miles return which was greatly appreciated. Price wise was very competitive even half than some quotes I did receive. This is the 2nd time I have experienced their food and service as the 1st was at my now Wife's cousins wedding.

In summary, would I recommend Petals & Bells, yes 10/10. Would I use them again, definitely. Well done to Peta and the team"

Gareth and Laura, Whitbourne Hall, Worcestershire, June 2019

"I just wanted to send you a quick message to thank you for everything you did for us at Grandad's wake last week. We couldn't have asked for anything better; the room looked perfect and the food, drink and service were first class. He'd have loved it (as he did back when you did Madeline's christening reception for us). We've had so many lovely comments  from friends and family about the tea party. Knowing that you and Andrew were taking care of things for us took such a weight off our minds, for this we are truly grateful. All our love..... The Matthews Family xxxxxx".

Stafford, May 2019

Petals and bells did a absolutely fabulous job of our wedding afternoon tea , amazing service , amazing food and Peta and Andrew went above and beyond to cater for our fussy family , I can not thank them enough and recommend them highly . They certainly made our wedding day one to remember".

Rosie and Ashley, Fulford, April 2019

"What a brilliant service Petals and Bells provided! We hired them for a 60th afternoon tea party and the vintage china and table cloths added a real Wow factor to the occasion. Peta and her husband helped us to set up the tables with the china and they couldn’t have been more helpful.  Many guests commented on how wonderful the tables looked. A real added bonus was no washing up afterwards as they took away all the dirty crockery and champagne flutes! 
I would highly recommend them as a reliable, friendly and efficient service. Thank you so much for helping to make Chris’ 60th such a special occasion".

Jane, Stafford, April 2019

"Just a brief line to say thank you so much for Friday. You made the cricket club look absolutely amazing with your little added touches and thoughtfulness. Everyone commented on how wonderful you and your team were, so attentive to our guests needs, nothing was too much trouble. Of course the food was fabulous too and so many would have been enjoying seconds or even thirds last night on the way home! The most important thing for me was that our guests went away happy and you certainly delivered that over and above. I know from our first meeting you wouldn't let me down, I was filled with confidence and you took away the stress relating to that part of the day. As you know this was so important to me to get it right and you nailed it!! You did me and mum very proud. Thank you!"

Judith, Bignall End, Staffordshire, Oct 2018

 

"Stumbled on this gem whilst browsing and so glad we found them. Everything from start to finish was perfect my perfect Victorian afternoon tea wedding buffet. The tables looked amazing the crockery was delightful everything from quirky teapots to dainty teacups, nothing matched but this was the beauty of it. 
The food was amazing dainty delicious finger sandwiches and scrumpy cakes, scones with clotted cream and strawberries. The food kept coming more than enough. Peta and Andrew were very attentive endless pots of tea of every variety you could think off. Coffee on tap. I cannot put into words how amazed I was at their service from start to finish they were 100% professional yet gave it that personal touch. They know what they are doing and do it so well. No stressful bride I just sat back and let them do their job. Their prices were very reasonable. They are a delightful small company. Thank you Peta and Andrew for making my wedding day so truly perfect and memorable"

Jackie and Simon, Milwich, Sept 2018

 

"Hi, we all want to thank you , and your husband and team of staff for a faultless afternoon tea, we have had a lot of compliments from our guests for an excellent choice , with all your hard work, especially during the very hot weather you did not disappoint any one, it was a delight meeting you  and making James and Kate's special day ,a  very special day,many thanks, all at Red Barn Farm".

Staffordshire, July 2018

"I contacted Petals and bells to enquire about vintage china hire for 30 people for a corporate afternoon tea party this week. Despite having ordered the food for the party with M&S, Peta and Andrew were happy to help us.

They were fantastic – they provided a full set of vintage china with flower decorations which looked beautiful, lots and lots bunting to decorate our marquee and all hot drinks and condiments.

Their service from start to finish was very professional and always done with a smile on their faces. Nothing was too much to ask. They plated up all of our food on to the table and tiered cake stands, and they even provided table service to ensure everyone had enough hot drinks throughout the event.

To my surprise they were even happy to pour prosecco for everyone and cut the birthday cake at the end of the day.

Overall the service was fantastic! I have already started recommending Petals & Bells to friends and I will continue to do so. They went above and beyond what I was expecting and they made my day stress-free which was wonderful.

Thank you again Peta and Andrew, you helped make the celebration memorable and personable".

Laura, Stone June 2018

"Thank you so much for a fabulous afternoon tea yesterday at The Grange. It was perfect and a highlight of the hen party weekend. Everything was delicious and the cakes were finished off later! The tableware was absolutely gorgeous. Definitely an event we will remember as part of the wedding celebrations. Many thanks again".

Judith, Donisthorpe, Derbyshire, Apr 2018

"I hired the beautiful vintage China for my baby shower this afternoon - it was absolutely beautiful and was everything and more that I wanted! We all had a lovely time and all the pictures look amazing with the China and bunting. Thank you so much for making everything so easy to organise and hassle free. I’ll remember my baby shower in the most beautiful way x".

Ellie, Haslington, Cheshire, Apr 2018

Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding extra special- we were completely wowed by the excellent level of service and the delightful food. The guests all absolutely loved the afternoon tea, I've had so many compliments and comments on the beautiful china and delicious food- and I completely agree! My (rather fussy) mother was very thankful for the special sandwiches you sorted out for her, and said that she felt very well looked after". You and your staff were extremely professional and ensured that everything went according to plan. My husband and I would recommend you very highly to anyone looking for caterers for their event, and we're already looking forward to our next excuse for a tea party"!

Lisa and Sam, Ticknall, Derbyshire, Oct 2017

 

"Thank you so much to you and your staff for providing our beautiful afternoon tea for our wedding day! We appreciated so much all of the hard work you put in, you were all so attentive and you couldn't do more for us!!! You made our day that bit more special and we loved all the little touches - like our musical teapot"!!

Tabitha and Steve, Betley, Sept 2017

"Firstly - thank you so much for the card we were very touched by it. Secondly - the food, service, decor, EVERYTHING was absolutely perfect and we loved it. We had a lot of compliments from our guests, many of whom (boys!) Said they had thought they would not have enough food as it was afternoon tea and were absolutely stuffed by the end. Another one of our family friends used to be caterers and they are notoriously fussy - they made a point of coming up to me and saying how fantastic they thought you guys had been and that the service was excellent and very discreet (i.e things were topped up without asking, more food kept appearing!). The serving staff were so polite and really lovely. Those who had dietary requirements also commented how touched they were not to have to worry about anything and that it was great having their own stand. We can't fault anything at all from you guys we are so pleased that we had you as our caterers! You are both such warm and lovely people and it was genuinely nice to have you there sharing our day with us".

Helen and Tim, Walcot Hall, Sept 2017

"No one could have wished for a better birthday" so says Arthur, my Dad! Thank you so much for making his 90th perfect. 

The tables looked stunning, the food was plentiful and delicious and the service you and your team delivered was fantastic. You met our every need, from providing his favourite cakes to ensuring latecomers were given an equally high level of service.  One of our gluten-free guests has asked me to pass on his compliments, saying it was the best tea he had every had.  Even baby Jessica was catered for with her own plate and dish of Pom-Bears. We had many comments on how wonderful the vintage theme was so I hope that some of our guests will use your services in future.  Thank you for you support and guidance in the planning stages too".

Helen, Stafford, Sept 2017

 

"Peta and Andrew provided afternoon tea for our wedding reception on 29/7/17. They were brilliant from the start. Peta replied to all emails promptly and made loads of helpful suggestions. She was also very patient when numbers and timings were altered. The food was excellent; our guests are still telling us how much they enjoyed the sandwiches! There was plenty of it, too. The table decorations and crockery were beautiful - in fact they were the highlight of the reception. I would definitely use Petals and Bells again."

Ellie and Rob, Church Eaton, July 2017

 

"Thank you so much for making our special day all the more special. You did us proud and everyone commented on your professionalism and how amazing the food was. We thoroughly recommend you!"

Alfie, Bonnie, family and friends, Audley, June 2017

 

"Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the amazing tea party on Saturday! My daughter was completely overwhelmed and all of us were wowed when we walked in and saw the table beautifully presented with gorgeous china and the wonderful selection of teas, sandwiches and cakes. You and Andrew looked after us so well and the whole experience felt very special. I would highly recommend your services to anyone looking for something unique"

Annie, Hen Party, Shropshire, May 2017

 

"What can I say about the fantastic service you provided for our wedding apart from Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

You were recommended to me by my parents who had attended another wedding you had catered for and they could not stop raving about how fantastic you were and we were so lucky that you were available to cater our wedding in April. You did more than just cater for us, you were the table dressers, the organizers, you kept the flow going throughout the afternoon and you kept a large amount of guests extremely happy.

From the first meeting you were fantastic and so thorough assuring us that you would take care of everything, from catering for guests with specific dietary needs, children and guests who have large appetites.

On the morning of the wedding I could not have done without you! Having a wedding at home was hard work and stressful but you and Andrew brought with you calm and control which was what was needed. From setting the tables to ensuring that every place setting looked stunning we could not have hoped for more, each and every piece of china was truly beautiful and even down to the detail of napkins and cutlery it was just stunning!

The food was exceptional everyone was so impressed with the food and tea provided and when you assured me there would be plenty you certainly delivered. Even the lads that were at the wedding were well and truly stuffed after all the cake and sandwiches! Not only that but the service was fantastic, nothing was too much trouble and you made our wedding day perfect.

 

All I can say is how thankful we are that you were part of our wedding day, you made it so special for us, there was a real wow moment when we walked in and saw the marquee set up it looked stunning. Thank you so much for everything!"

Chloe and Mark, Blythe Bridge, April 2017

 

"We used your services for our sons christening/1st birthday party. All our guests commented on how lovely it was during the party and still talking about it now. I can honestly say, there was not one thing we would of changed. You made our special day a day we will never forget. You both went beyond what was expected and we will all highly recommend you. 
Once again, thank you"

Mel, Paul & William, Betley, April 2017

 

"I have just attended a christening where afternoon tea was served from yourselves and I must say what super service from a very friendly family run business, you couldn't fault the first class approach to afternoon tea, excellent food, fantastic staff who are extremely attentive and go above and beyond to make you feel special. I would highly recommend petals and bells for any special occasion"

Maer, March 2017

"Petals and Bells provided wonderful tea, coffee and cake which visitors enjoyed eating and drinking from vintage crockery in our Victorian surroundings"

Brampton Museum, Newcastle under Lyme, March 2017

 

"We just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you did today for Madeline's christening. The room looked spectacular when we arrived - it really did have the 'wow' factor and so many of our guests commented on how fabulous everything was. The gorgeous bunting, pretty china and table cloths really looked fantastic. The attention to detail was amazing and our younger guests, including our 3 year old Isabella, loved the Percy Pig cakes, sweet treats and children's area that you kindly laid out for us. 
You just took all the worry away and made our afternoon so special, nothing was too much trouble. Your staff we super duper too, so smiley and friendly. We will always remember this day and how magical it was - thank you so much. We will definitely be contacting you again. All of our love Sarah, Jerome and family xxx"
Stafford, September 2016

 

"Having your beautiful china at our wedding really made it so special. It definitely tranformed the venue and everybody loved having a relaxing afternoon tea. Thank you so much. You and your Husband are so lovely Xxxx"

Helena, Little Wenlock, September 2016

"We just wanted to send you an email to say thank you so much for letting us hire your beautiful china, everyone commented on how lovely it was, particularly the cake stands! Your China really helped us to set the elegant rustic scene we had wanted to portray."

Sarah and Paul, Clungunford, Shropshire, August 2016

 

"We'd like to thank you so much for all your hard work throughout our wedding and the build up.
Your attention to detail, your friendly welcoming personalities, your fantastic crockery, your delicious food and lovely family serving on the day made the day feel that bit more special.
You went above and beyond what we would have expected and were so happy to have met you!
I can't recommend you highly enough and I'm frantically thinking of another event to have so we can do it all over again!!!!"

Sarah and Dan, Macclesfield, July 2016
 

"Absolutely fantastic service from Petals and Bells! Beautiful Vintage Wedding ! We were highly delighted with all aspects of our afternoon tea reception . So m...any positive comments by our guests and family. They certainly made our day so very special ! High class attention throughout and delicious sandwiches and treats . They provide bunting and flower decorations to make it a perfect setting for any occasion Peta and Andrew are true professionals and fantastic attention to detail . Thank you so very much Petals and Bells"

Lesley and Karl, Betley, June 2016

"Thank you so much to Peta and Andrew who provided the beautiful china for our wedding (10.06.2016) The tables looked stunning and the service provided was nothing less than perfect! You went above and beyond and it was a pleasure to meet you both. I only hope we have another occasion so we can use you again! With love and best wishes x"

Dani and Andy, Staffordshire, June 2016

"I organised a charity Vintage Tea Party in May 16 and was introduced to Peta and Andrew through wonderful friends of mine who hired their services to provide china for the event. The requirement was for Petals and Bells to deliver the necessary items to the venue but at their insistence and in the spirit of charity, Peta and Andrew stayed for the day helping us lay tables, arrange food items and clear away.

The tables looked absolutely enchanting and gave a very nostalgic feel, we were transported back to yesteryear! Along with all of us in vintage dress and 40’s style live music, the afternoon was a roaring success and lots of money was made for the Alzheimer’s Society.

 Peta and Andrew are a truly lovely couple who have an eye for detail and dedication to their work. They are full of great ideas which helped our event immensely, nothing was too much trouble. The feedback received has been fantastic with particular comments around the stunning tables and china. I would certainly recommend their services. Thank you both!! "

Karen, Shifnal, May 2016

"Thank you Peta and Andrew for our afternoon tea at our wedding on Monday at Bishton Hall. So many of our guests commented on how lovely it was (and many had seconds!) The china was beautiful too and you were both so helpful and accommodating which really makes a difference with what can be a stressful time. Thanks again."

Lucy, Bishton Hall, May 2016

"Thank you very much for Saturday, you were fantastic. Everybody commented on how nice the food and layout was. We really couldn't imagine any better. We are so glad we had Petals and Bells as the caterer's for our wedding. They really can't do enough for you, the food and service were fantastic and we would recommend to everyone xx"

Lisa and Gareth, Audlem, May 2016

 

"Peta and her team were fantastic from the very beginning. Professional and friendly and they couldn't do enough to help you. They really did go that extra mile. The food was delicious and very special and her cakes were divine. Everyone on the christening day couldn't praise her enough.

Every detail was well thought and considered. With regular contact before the event to check that every detail was checked. I had complete faith in Peta and her team. The room was decorated to the highest standard with vintage crockery and table cloths and looked spectacular. I am looking forward to a function where I can book the team again. I cannot recommend highly enough"

Mary-Ellen and Paul, Stone, May 2016

 

"Thank you for giving us such peace of mind and sharing in our enthusiasm on our Wedding day. Your support was wonderful; giving that personal touch and going the extra mile to ensure that your food was fresh and tasty and your service was exceptional. So many comments have been made about your attention to detail, making our special day extra special! We cannot wait for the opportunity to use your facilities again and cannot recommend you enough to others! Thank you x"

Laura and Tim, Betley, January 2016

"Dear Peta and Andrew, I would like to thank you both for the unique and personalised service you provided for our sons christening, you listened to my every wish and still exceeded all expectations. The venue looked stunning with beautiful china, elegant tablecloths and pretty flowers - our guests could not compliment you enough. Can I also just add how genuinely lovely you both are and how lost we would have been without all your help, it was like having an extra mum and dad for the afternoon. Thank you and thanks some more".

Ami, Albrighton, September 2015

 

"Dear Peta and Andrew, Thank you so much for making Mum's surprise tea party so special. The vintage china and pretty table cloths are quite beautiful and brought back happy memories of more elegant times gone by. The sandwiches and cakes were fabulous and you and Andrew looked after the family so well taking away all the worries regarding catering and clearing up. We were all able to simply enjoy the afternoon. It was nice that you took time to visit the venue to plan how you would set everything out and Mum was very touched by the lovely flowers you gave her. Our only problem now, is how do we top that experience? Next year is her 90th and we'll need to work hard to beat this year's special celebration. We wish you both every success with this venture and will most certainly recommend you to anyone considering a special celebration.

Carol ( Margaret's daughter), Stone, August 2015

 

"The lovely China for the baby shower tea party was courtesy of 'Petals & Bells'.  Loved the fact that you get a full tea setting and it is all so pretty.  So if you are thinking of having a tea party, I would strongly recommend, quite fancy the pamper one next;-)

Thank you Peta, it helped to make the day extra special️"

Kath, Trentham, July 2015

 

"Thank you for your service on Sunday to help celebrate my mums 60th birthday. Everyone commented on the China etc and said how wonderful it looked....made my mums birthday a truly special 1. Thankyou Peta and Andrew"

Ali, Balterley, May 2015

 

"A huge thank you to Petals and Bells for a truly wonderful vintage tea party on Saturday. The staff were so friendly and helpful, nothing too much trouble. Everybody loved the gorgeous crockery and we had great fun tasting the teas; lapsang souchong tea is now on my shopping list! Thank you so much! It couldn't have been better" 

Tracy, Stafford, April 2015