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Afternoon Tea - A British Institution

What better way to celebrate a memorable occasion in the true British fashion than afternoon tea.
It’s a tradition that’s truly part of English history, dating back to the 1800’s, evolving from a mini meal to stem the hunger of the evening meal usually taken at 8pm.

Afternoon tea traditionally is served between 3-5pm and compromises of finger sandwiches, scones, jam & cream and finished with a selection of cakes and sweet treats, all helped down with a delicious amount of tea, popularised by King Charles II and his wife.

SweetNess HomeBakes can cater for all events, so whether it’s a birthday, wedding, baby shower, hen party or celebration of a life well-lived, we can cater for you in the comfort of your own home or at your chosen venue.

We create the perfect experience setting up your event, taking away the stress and knowing everything will be ready for you and your party guests to enjoy, using all of our carefully chosen vintage crockery.
We can set up and leave you to enjoy a 2-3 hour time slot and come back to clear away for you, or we can we can fully staff your event.

We cover the whole of Essex, and some areas of London. Please contact us for more information.


Our Services

"Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

— Henry James

Lets Celebrate

Let's Celebrate!!!

Celebrate in style whatever your event, and let us bring a pop up tea room to you.

Enjoy a buffet to remember, with an afternoon tea delivery. Catering for all events using vintage crockery and supplying delightful dainty treats. We operate on a 5* food hygiene rating & 5* allergen rating.

Please see menus available and book your date with us


Respectfully Yours

Professional Funeral & Wake Catering

We offer a bespoke catering service for funerals, wakes and memorials of any size. Offering a personal and sensitive service to you and your guests.

With over 10+ years of professional catering experience SweetNess can offer a service second to none.

We understand these events are planned at short notice and that’s why we are able to respond quickly, to help you create a menu that works for you. Please contact us for more information or to make a booking.


Bespoke Catering Packages

From £14.95 per person

  • Includes vintage crockery, table cloths, napkins and cutlery.

  • We are happy to work closely with your funeral director.

  • We operate on a 5* food hygiene rating & 5* allergen rating.

  • Tea and coffee are included in many of our packages.

  • We can provide professional staff to help out on the day at an added cost.

  • Payment is made via BACs, bank transfer or cash.

  • Please see booking Terms & Conditions



If you’re looking for a stylish set up for your special day, SweetNess HomeBakes is here to help make your day be beautiful.

Right from the initial consultation to the clear up at the end of your day, we take care of it all.

We know how to ensure your day runs smoothly and effortlessly, and we take care of all the details, big and small.

We bring all our specially chosen vintage china to your event to create the quintessential English look of full afternoon tea.

We work in all types of venues from marquees to manor houses, tipi tents and barns.

We serve everything homemade by our experienced bakers and supply uniformed staff to cater to your every need.

Please contact us for more information.


Corporate Events


Looking for a different type of boardroom lunch, corporate afternoon tea is great for impressing new or existing clients, treating your stuff with various options available.

VIP corporate hospitality, product launch or promotions, we can do it all.

Everything we serve is home baked, designed for your event and set on vintage china.

Please contact us to arrange a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

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