The Best Afternoon Tea in London

Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel has collaborated with Katherine Elizabeth- a multi-award winning milliner who the Evening Standard has dubbed as `The Queen of the hat`- giving you the opportunity to create your own bespoke millinery couture masterpiece with the Best Afternoon Tea in London with a series of hat making events or even an exclusive overnight package.

As well as designing for her eponymous label, Katherine has also worked with top designers including Stephen Jones Couture and Catherine Delany. She has also had the opportunity to create for John Galliano, House of Dior and Asudari shows at Paris Fashion Week. Her impressive client list includes Lilly Allen, Dita Von Teese, Henry Holland and The Soho Dolls.

Katherine Elizabeth is now hosting `Mad Hatter Couture` afternoon teas at Grosvenor House where she and her team of milliners will take you through an adventure of dazzling millinery.

These highly acclaimed events last between 2-3 hours with a minimum of 10 guests. The events will take place within the hotel`s Private Dining Rooms and will be prices from £695 based on 10 people for room hire and afternoon tea.

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The following experiences are available:

Fascinator Appetizer Experience (£85pp) Whether it be silk ribbons, feathers or Swarovksi crystals, surround yourself with gorgeous fabrics and materials to wear with any style on any occasion.

Couture Headpiece Experience (£150pp) This includes the entire package above with more of our finest luxurious fabrics, silks, trimmings, and larger feathers, as well as larger bases for you to create a grander masterpiece which can be worn time and time again.

Couture Ascot Experience (£250pp) The package above together with the ultimate collection of the finest and most exquisite fabrics, silks and trimmings. Larger blocked bases are provided for you to create a beautiful bespoke Ascot style sculptural hat.

Alternatively, choose from the following Experiences that do not incorporate hand sewing:

The Katherine Elizabeth Hatiquette Experience (£150pp) Discuss this season`s fashion trends and millinery history with Katherine Elizabeth, who will take you on an adventure of Millinery couture as she demonstrates the wonderful, creative process of couture sculptural hat making whilst her assistants demonstrate blocking, a fascinating age old Millinery technique.

One-on-One Bespoke Packages with Katherine Elizabeth (£750pp) Design a bespoke cocktail hat with Katherine Elizabeth and create it with her over an hour`s one-to-one session, using the finest luxurious fabrics from suppliers around the world.

Or why not go all out and take advantage of Grosvenor House`s Millinery Couture package?

Staying at London`s most exclusive address on Park Lane, enjoy an overnight stay in a luxurious Park View Suite with breakfast in the Executive Lounge. Guests also enjoy Grosvenor House`s award-winning afternoon tea for two in the comfort of their room.

Katherine Elizabeth herself will attend a private consultation within the suite, to discuss colours, form, design and fabrics for the occasion. Katherine will then design the masterpiece in her studio and once completed the hat will be beautifully packaged and sent directly to you.

The overnight stay in a Park View Suite, Breakfast, Afternoon Tea and personal consultation and bespoke hat would be priced at £2400 (plus VAT).

For booking enquiries, please contact Jessica Carey on 020 7399 8009 or email [email protected]

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