Yesterday I was invited along to accompany Anita of AVFF to a rather lovely Afternoon tea at 28 Portland Place. Hosted by a events agency aptly known as 'It's The Agency' we were treated to a glorious afternoon of indulgence, champagne, canapes and of course meeting some great people.
28 Portland Place as you can see is a beautiful historic building dating from 1775. Designed by the celebrated Scottish architects the Adam Brothers it is one of the finest surviving town houses of its type. It was nice to see that it had been sympathetically restored to maintain the character and tradition of the house with ornamental mirrors, sparkling chandeliers and magnificent fireplaces in every spectacular room.
We were greeted with a champagne reception in the grand Adam Room, accompanied by the beautiful sound of string quartet, Bryden Strings, to which we were then led into the interconnecting Sainsbury Room (below). An extremely beautiful and elegant room with large floor-to-ceiling bay windows, it truly does have the mind running wild with the possibilities of what such a room could cater for... ideal for a corporate presentation or perhaps a wedding... (must get a hat!)
Up the magnificent staircase which has the most breathtaking glass ceiling, we entered the extensive Halbern & Heggie Suite where a full array of afternoon treats by Ampersand awaited us. The selection of precisely cut finger sandwiches, delicious smoked salmon canapes, homemade fruit tartlets and elegant victoria sponge were all truly mouth-watering and extremly well presented. The regal chocolate cakes hinted to 'It's The Agency' prime role in the Royal Garden Party; lucky enough to sample such delights the food indeed matched the exquisite reputation.
After sipping on tea the option to have your tea leafs read by the enlightening fortune teller was avaliable in the grand entrance hall, predicting the bright futures for all the guests.
|The gift bag with spring daffs and branded sweets. The 'It's The Agency' & Ampersand Team.|
To find out more about this splendid townhouse or alternative venues in the capital, It's The Agency can organise any and arrange your every events needs: