Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea at Historic Belle Grove Plantation

Come enjoy the taste of the finer things surrounded by over 200 years of American History. The timeless ritual of Afternoon Tea served at Belle Grove Plantation offers antique china, elegant surroundings and delicious selections of scones, tea sandwiches and a sumptuous display of sweets.

Enjoy our loose-leaf tea selections including the traditional Earl Grey, Chamomile and Jasmine, as well as other varieties.
Treat someone special, a group of dear friends or just enjoy a quiet setting for one to this enduring tradition in our elegant Dolley’s Tea Room.

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Dolley’s Afternoon Tea Room

Reservations, Payments and Cancellations for Dolley’s Afternoon Tea Room

Reservations within 48 hours of our Afternoon Tea Room dates are required. We schedule your afternoon tea from 1pm to 3pm. Please contact us by email at information@bellegroveplantation.com or call us directly at 540-621-7340 to make your reservations. We do require a credit card to hold your reservation. We are sorry, but we are not able to accommodate groups larger than 9. Groups of 10 or more are asked to make Private Afternoon Tea plans.

Cost for Dolley’s Afternoon Tea Room is $35, not including sales tax or gratuity.

This includes two flavors of scones, three types of tea sandwiches and three types of petite sweets. A choice of tea is given at the time of your arrival.

Payment for afternoon tea is accepted after your tea by credit card or cash. We are sorry, but we do not accept personal checks.

You may cancel your reservation up to 4 days before the date of the tea. If you cancel 3 or less days or do not show for your reservation, you will be charged a $25 cancellation fee per person.

Special Notes for Dolley’s Afternoon Tea Room

While we enjoy sharing our home with you, we are not able to accommodate children under 5 years of age at our teas.
Dress for our afternoon tea is up to you. We allow casual to dressing for the theme that month. Tea Hats are very popular and we enjoy sharing them through our social media.

Mansion Tours may or may not be available depending on the availability of our docents. Mansion Tours are $10 per person if added to your afternoon tea.

Belle Grove Plantation is a historic site and at this time does not offer handicap access to the mansion. We hope to have this challenge overcome soon.

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Special Public Afternoon Tea Events

Since the opening of Belle Grove Plantation’s elegant mansion, Special Public Afternoon Tea has become an annual tradition. It is a time to gather together and remember the past or those we love.

Titanic Murder Mystery Tea – April 23rd

Mother’s Day Tea – May 7th Holiday Tea – December 10th

Tickets for these events may be purchased through our Online Store

You may cancel your reservation up to 8 days before the date of the afternoon tea event. If you cancel 7 or less days or do not show for your reservation, your payment becomes non-refundable.

Please note – these tickets sell out very quickly. Don’t wait to purchase your tickets. Once they sell out, we will place you on a waiting list for cancellations.

Special Notes for Public Afternoon Tea Events

While we enjoy sharing our home with you, we are not able to accommodate children under 5 years of age at our teas.
Dress for our afternoon tea is up to you. We allow casual to dressing for the theme. Tea Hats are very popular and we enjoy sharing them through our social media.

Due to the number of guests during our Special Public Afternoon Tea Events, we are not able to offer our Mansion Tours.

Belle Grove Plantation is a historic site and at this time does not offer handicap access to the mansion. We hope to have this challenge overcome soon.

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Private Afternoon Tea Events

For groups of 10 or more, we recommend a private afternoon tea. We open our historic mansion’s formal dining area for your group to enjoy a quiet gathering in elegant surroundings. Many Ladies Groups have already found Belle Grove and make it their annual tea each year.

Special Private Afternoon Tea Events include:

Bridal Afternoon Tea Baby Shower Afternoon Tea
Princess Afternoon Tea Social Group Afternoon Tea

To discuss our Private Afternoon Tea Events options, please contact Tammy Anderson, our Event Director
at 804-366-8591 or email at events@bellegroveplantation.com.