You may have heard of it. Now you’re wondering “What is a High Tea Wedding”? Well, it’s a fun alternative to a traditional reception!

A high tea wedding is such a great idea – it is less expensive than a sit-down reception. It’s less formal, yet elegant enough to signify the importance of this occasion. A high tea also provides a comfortable setting in which your guests can mingle while enjoying exceptional savoury and sweet items.

What is included in a high tea wedding?

You and your guests will be served a wide range of finger food, including dainty gourmet sandwiches, sausage rolls, and quiches. The real favourites are roast lamb with hummus and tomato sandwiches, roast pumpkin and fetta quiches, and Thai chicken sausage rolls.

A high tea isn’t complete with the classics. You’ll finish off with Ballara Receptions’ famous scones with jam and cream, as well as an assortment of other deserts like mini eclairs, lemon tartlets, and petit fours.

Everyone will be spoilt for choice and no one left hungry. Drink packages are available, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. And remember, it’s a high tea, so coffee, tea, and orange juice will be served too.

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A high tea keeps you within your budget

High tea is a special type of luxury culinary experience, but without the hefty price tag of a formal sit-down reception. It may also contribute to a lower overall budget because the tiered high tea stands are on the tables, eliminating the need for centrepieces!

More photo opportunities too

With a chance to mingle more, the couple and bridal party will be able to slip away with the photographer for beautiful photos opportunities. Ballara has a lakeside area, private garden area, and many leafy spots on the grounds for gorgeous photos.


Wow your guests with a delectable high tea reception, while staying within your budget. Contact Ballara Receptions to discuss all your options.

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