The Jefferson's Southern Afternoon Tea is served Friday through Sunday with seatings between 3:00 and 4:15pm. Enjoy pastries, scones, finger sandwiches and teas next to Edward Valentine's marble statue of Thomas Jefferson and under the magnificent Tiffany stained glass of the Palm Court lobby. Please call 804-649-4710 for reservations.
Southern Afternoon Tea at The Jefferson is the perfect way to celebrate almost any occasion - an upcoming wedding, a baby on the way, a retirement, a birthday or a graduation.
Credit card guarantees are required for all afternoon tea reservations.
For parties of 5 or less, cancellations are accepted at no charge until 3 days prior to your reservation. You may change the number of guests for your reservation up to 24 hours in advance. The final guest count given will be the amount you are charged on the day of your reservation. If you do not cancel your reservation and do not show, you will be charged for the full amount. *For the month of December, it is a one week cancellation policy with a final guest count required 3 days in advance.
For parties of 6-12, cancellations are accepted at no charge until one week prior to your reservation. You may change the number of guests for your reservation up to 72 hours in advance. The final guest count will be the amount you are charged on the day of your reservation. If you do not cancel your reservation and do not show, you will be charged for the full amount. *For the month of December, it is a 2 week cancellation policy with a final guest count required one week in advance.
For groups of 13 or more, a contract will be sent.
Assorted Finger Sandwiches
Freshly Baked Scones served with Devonshire Cream and Strawberry Preserves
A Selection of Pastries and Tea Breads
Choice of Tea
$32.00, plus tax and gratuity
CHOCOLATE LOVER'S TEA is served every first and third Saturday of every month and includes our full tea service and a bountiful buffet of chocolates.
$36.00, plus tax and gratuity
In celebration of Valentine's Day, Chocolate Lover's Tea will also be served on Saturday, February 18, 2018.
Children's Tea for ages 4-8
$24.00, plus tax and gratuity
Children age 3 and under are complimentary. Please provide ages of children at time of reservation.
A gluten free menu is available at an additional charge of $4.00 per person. Please request this option at the time of reservation.
Holiday Teas at The Jefferson
Reservations for teas in December will be taken beginning at 6:00am on Friday, September 1, 2017. Tea will be served daily throughout the month of December between 12:00pm-4:15pm. The cost is $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
Chocolate Lovers' Teas will be offered on Saturday, December 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2017 at a cost of $39 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
Afternoon tea will not be served on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day or New Year's Day or December 2 or 21, 2017.
ALL TEAS IN DECEMBER ARE CURRENTLY SOLD-OUT.
Santa Teas will be served on Saturday, December 2 and Thursday, December 21 at 2:00pm. All reservations will be taken on Monday, October 2 at 6:00am*. The cost is $65 per person, including tax, gratuity and parking. Children 3 and under are complimentary. A credit card guarantee is required at the time of booking.
*Please note that reservations for Santa Teas generally fill within about an hour. Reservations will be accepted by telephone only and cannot be made in person at the hotel.
Advance reservations for afternoon tea can be made by calling 804-649-4710.
SANTA TEAS ARE CURRENTLY SOLD-OUT.
From the Bar
- Roederer Estate Brut $15 glass | $49 bottle
- Graham Beck Brut $9 glass | $36 bottle
- The Jefferson Chardonnay $8 glass | $36 bottle
- Sparkling Cider $5 glass | $18 bottle