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.
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 the Month of December – see above), not including sales tax or gratuity. Afternoon Tea for 6 or more, 18% gratuity is added.
During the month of December, we offer our Holiday Tea at Belle Grove Plantation. All Private December Afternoon Tea Reservations for groups of 9 or less will be $40 per person. For Groups of 10 or more, the cost is $35 person. The Holiday Afternoon Tea in December includes our Christmas Historic Mansion Tour in this price. For Groups of 10 or more, please make your reservations by phone with our Event Coordinator, Tammy Anderson at 804-366-8591. For groups of 9 or less, please make your reservations through our normal online reservation link below. If you are interested in attending one of our Public Holiday Teas on Saturday, December 9th and Saturday, December 16th, please purchase your tickets in advance through our online store link below.
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.
Deadline for purchase (For December 9th date) Sunday, December 3rd and (For December 16th date) Sunday, December 10th
Advance Tickets – On or before November 11th – $40
Tickets – After November 11th – $50
Belle Grove Plantation invites you to join us for a Spot of Tea at the Plantation. Enjoy a pot of our assorted loose leaf blends and a plate of sweet delights in the intimate setting of our Dolley’s Tea Room. This heart-warming tea is great for those who are looking for a lighter fare for tea.
During the month of December, we offer our Holiday Afternoon Tea at Belle Grove Plantation. We will not be offering our Spot of Tea during this month.
Cost for a Spot of Tea is $20 person, not including sales tax or gratuity. A Spot of Tea for 6 or more, 18% gratuity is added.
Reservations are required 48 hours in advance. We are sorry, but we are not able to take walk-ins for a Spot of Tea.
A Spot of Tea are for groups of 1 to 9 people. Groups of 10 or more, please see our Private Afternoon Tea.
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
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
Belle Grove Plantation Mansion and Grounds Tours will be closed in for the following dates due to Private Events or Holidays.
Wednesday, November 29th to Friday, December 1st (Decorating for Christmas at Belle Grove)
Friday, December 22nd to Sunday, December 24th
Saturday, January 6th
Belle Grove Plantation will reopen on the next normal tour date. Private Events can be adding at anytime. Please check our website before you come to visit for any updated dates. Thank you.
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.
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.
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
Please contact Tammy Anderson, our Event Director via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call direct at 804-366-8591
Saturday, December 9th and Saturday, December 16th at 1pm to 4pm
January 13th 1pm to 3pm
February 10th 1pm to 3pm
March 10th 1pm to 3pm
April 14th 1pm to 3pm