New Chesterfield events company offers Bridgerton afternoon tea party in your garden

Imagine hosting an exclusive Bridgerton afternoon tea party, dinner with a private chef or a movie night in your garden.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 11:45 am
Chloe Britand, founder of Diamond Domes & Dining.
Chloe Britand, founder of Diamond Domes & Dining.

That dream can become reality thanks to a new venture which has been launched by an enterprising north Derbyshire woman.

Choe Britland, 26, who lives in Tupton, has set up the pop-up events company Diamond Domes & Dining which hires out garden igloos.

Business is booming in the run-up to lockdown restrictions easing on March 29 when gatherings of up to six or two households will be permitted outdoors.

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Garden igloo decorated for a pamper party.

The hit Netflix series Bridgerton, with its tea parties set in the Regency era, has made a big impact on the new business. Chloe said: “We’ve got a huge number of people starting to book our afternoon tea because it’s Bridgerton themed. They get the Lady Whistledown menus on their table and they’ve got the Bridgerton themed music while they are having tea."

Up to eight people can be accommodated in the garden igloo which is decorated and includes lighting and tableware, with optional add-ons such as flowers, balloons and cakes.

Outdoor gatherings are made extra special by hire packages including one with a private chef and others for movie nights, slumber or pamper parties.

Chloe said: “I’ve got a lot of new and different packages that I’m going to be launching through the year including games evenings and a glamping package at the end of April.

Bridgerton afternoon tea in your garden.

“There is that need and that want there for people to be able to celebrate special occasions. A lot of people are looking for something out of the ordinary, something they can do at home. We really appeal to this.”

The 26-year-old entrepreneur launched her company in January and imported ten igloos from China and Germany.

She said: “Getting the tents shipped over because of Brexit was a huge challenge, causing major delays and added import tax. You also have to think about pricing when starting up; with the economic climate we’re in and a lot of people furloughed you’ve got to be able to appeal to that market otherwise you’re going to get no business.

“With the restrictions and bubbles, at the moment we’re catering for private clients; however we’re in talks with a lot of commercial businesses locally too. Pub gardens will be back open so we’re able to offer a hire service if they have outdoor spaces that require shelter.”

Igloo offers a safe bubble for up to eight people in the garden.

Former Tupton Hall school student Chloe was spurred into launching her business by the events of 2020. She said: “When the lockdown happened last year so many people were going without being able to celebrate big birthday milestones or anniversaries.

"It’s always been a passion of mine to work for myself and another passion is events styling and interior styling which I have had experience of in the past.

"I’ve been a marketing co-ordinator since leaving university in 2016 and freelanced myself out to advise on marketing and build websites for different companies.”

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