For my sister’s hen do last week, we went for Afternoon Tea. It was nice for family to meet some of her friends who are heading to the wedding in October. My sister booked the afternoon at Cloud 23 which is situated at the Hilton in Deansgate, Manchester. This was perfect and central to where everyone wanted to be and meant that we could go for drinks and a meal later on without having to go to far from the hotel.

The venue had lovely panoramic views looking out across the whole of Manchester which was absolutely beautiful. I loved being able to walk round the floor and see all the different attractions around Manchester. We had little triangle sandwiches, scones, brownies, jelly and little lemon tarts. It was really nice to sit and enjoy mingling with other girls from the group. I met another one of my sister’s bridesmaids which was really nice. The food was delicious, my favourite was definitely the Nutella brownie but everything tasted so yummy.

After we finished eating, the waiter brought a selection of fruit in a cocktail glass with a strawberry flavoured syrup for the bride to be. All the staff were lovely and catered for us all. I think Cloud 23 is a perfect place to go if your looking for somewhere to celebrate a special occasion.