Now Accepting Reservations for One Hour Afternoon Tea Service
Reservations required with a 48 hour notice

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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.

Dolley’s Tea Room

Afternoon Tea
Daily 1pm to 3pm – Reservations are One Hour Tea Service
Reservations required with a 48 hour notice

Located in our intimate Dolley’s Tea Room, afternoon tea includes two flavors of scones, three types of tea sandwiches and three types of petite sweets served on our antique tea china collection. A wide range of tea choices are available for you to select from at the time of your arrival. Meet friends, celebrate a special occasion or just come for an intimate tea by yourself and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere that so many have traveled to experience.

Cost for Afternoon Tea is $35 person, not including sales tax or gratuity. Afternoon Tea for 6 or more, 18% gratuity is added.

We do require a credit card to hold your reservation.

Reservations are required 48 hours in advance. We are sorry, but we are not able to take walk-ins for Afternoon Tea.

Afternoon Tea are for groups of 1 to 9 people. Groups of 10 or more, please see our Private Afternoon Tea.

Options to Create a Special Day

Afternoon Tea with a View

Our Afternoon Teas are served in our intimate Dolley’s Tea Room. But many have discovered the view from the Riverside Portico something to behold. We invite you to select a change from Dolley’s Tea Room to our Riverside Portico. Views of the river and the many birds that play as you sip your tea makes for a memorable occasion at the plantation.

Cost for Tea with a View – $30 (flat, not per person)

Not Available November to February

Tour of Historic Belle Grove’s Mansion

After your wonderful tea and delights, enjoy all that Belle Grove’s Mansion has to offer. This Guided Tour of our historic mansion will acquaint you with the history of the mansion as well as a view of our exquisite antiques and special collections. Tours are for 45 minutes to one hour, depending on the number of questions asked. This tour does require stairs, but we do have an elevator for those who wish to enjoy the ride up.

Cost for Tours – $15 per person


To make a reservation for a private tea for 9 or less, please contact us directly at 540-621-7340

We do require a credit card to hold your reservation.

Due to the nature of Afternoon Teas, we are only able to accommodate limited dietary needs. We are sorry, but we are not able to accommodate Gluten Free, Diabetic or Dairy Free diets. When making your reservation, please let us know your dietary needs and we will let you know if we can accommodate it when we receive your request. On the day of your afternoon tea, any changes to the menu for needs not disclosed will not be possible.

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 3 days before the date of the tea. If you cancel 2 or less days, you will be responsible for a $35 cancellation fee.

If you cancel the day of your Afternoon Tea or do not show, you will be responsible for the full amount of your tea.

One Hour Afternoon Tea Service
Reservations required with a 48 hour notice
Special Notes for Dolley’s 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 formal. Tea Hats are very popular and we enjoy sharing them through our social media.

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.

We are sorry, but we do charge for each person attending with food and tea for each person. We do not allow sharing one Afternoon Tea for more than one person.

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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 via email at events@bellegroveplantation.com or call direct at 804-366-8591


Special Public Afternoon Tea Events


April 2018



Titanic Afternoon Tea

April 14th 1pm to 3pm


Civil War Weekend – Tea with the Lincolns

Saturday, July 28th – 1pm


August 2018


Tea with Elvis

Saturday, August 11th – 1pm to 3pm