Terms & Conditions

We require payment in full on receipt of the booking. An additional £100 is also required  as a deposit in case of any breakages that may occur. This will be returned in full when the china is collected and checked for any breakages. Please refer to the list below for individual breakage/missing stock prices. 

Replacement price list

tea cup and saucer-£5.00

tea plate- £3.00

small teapot-£5.00

large teapot-£10.00

small coffee pot-£5.00

large coffee pot-£10.00


milk jug-£5.00

sugar bowl-£5.00


large sandwich plate-£4.00

glass cake stand (1 tier) £5.00

china cake stand (2 tier) £10.00

teaspoon- 50p

cake fork-£1.00

cake knife (serving) £1.00

wedding cake knife-£10.00


vase- £3.00

vintage phone-£20.00

vintage letters(love) £10.00

Our china, particularly our vintage china is fragile. During the period of hire the care of the china is the sole responsibility of the hirer. The China is used at the hirers own risk and the Vintage Tea Birds will accept no liability  for any injury caused to persons during use. 


A complimentary box of china is available and delivered free of charge. This is solely for your use should any breakages occur and you find yourself short of china. You will not be charged for using it, but will be charged for any breakages. 

Delivery and collection of china will be free of charge to all locations within a six mile radius of Middleton-On-Sea West Sussex. After which £0.50 a mile will be added to the total cost of the china hire. 

We ask if, after use, you can pack up the china in the boxes provided and please return the bubble wrap provided. We would like each piece wrapped in newspaper after the event, which we will also provide. This will ensure the china arrives back safely and we can recycle the news paper. We will wash all the china by hand as most pieces are bone china and therefore cannot go into the dish washer. 

Cancellation policy

Deposits will be non refundable for cancellations made less than 28 days prior to the event..

Finally The Vintage Tea Birds are here at your service to make your day as special and as easy as possible. We are happy to provide any extras where possible, just because it is not listed, does not mean we cannot provide them.

Please just ask us.  Please email or phone, our aim is to help create a personal and unique experience for you.