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Afternoon Tea

The Jefferson's Southern Afternoon Tea is served Friday and Saturday with seatings between 12:00pm and 4:15pm.  Tea is served on the Mezzanine balcony overlooking the beautiful Rotunda lobby.

Tea is also being served on Sundays through August 21, 2022 in the Palm Court lobby under the Tiffany stained glass.

Please call 804-649-4710 for reservations.

Southern Afternoon Tea

  • Assorted Finger Sandwiches
  • Freshly Baked Scones served with Devonshire Cream and Strawberry Preserves
  • A Selection of Pastries and Tea Breads
  • Choice of Tea
  • $40.00, plus tax and gratuity, per person

Chocolate Lover’s Tea

  • Served every first and third Saturday of each month
  • A selection of decadent chocolate desserts is also included
  • $45.00, plus tax and gratuity, per person

Children's Tea

  • For ages 4-8
  • $35.00, plus tax and gratuity, per child for Afternoon Tea
  • $40.00, plus tax and gratuity, per child for Chocolate Lover's Tea
  • Children age 3 and under dine at no charge. One paying adult per child under 3 please
  • Please provide ages of children at time of reservation

Specialty Menus

A gluten free menu is available at an additional charge of $6.00 per person. Nut or dairy free menus are available at an additional charge of $4.00 per person.  Please request these options at the time of reservation.

Celebratory Beverages

A selection of wines and sparkling wines is also available for purchase.


Parking

Guests of afternoon tea are invited to self-park at no charge.  Valet parking is also available at a cost of $15.00.  

Cancellation Policy

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 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 groups of 13 or more, a contract will be required. 

Holiday teas 2022

Holiday Afternoon Tea will be served Monday through Saturday beginning Friday, November 25, 2022 through Saturday, January 7, 2023 between 12:00pm-4:15pm. The cost is $55 per adult and $45 per child (ages 4-8), plus tax and gratuity. There is no charge for children 3 years old and younger. (One paying adult per child under 3 please.)

Chocolate Lover’s Tea will be offered every Friday and Saturday between November 25 and January 7 (excluding December 3rd) at a cost of $60 per adult and $50 per child (ages 4-8), plus tax and gratuity. There is no charge for children 3 years old and younger. (One paying adult per child under 3 please.)

A gluten free menu is available at an additional charge of $6.00 per person. Peanut or dairy free menus are also available at an additional charge of $4.00 per person. Please request these options at the time of reservation.

Separate checks are not available for parties of 6 or more guests.

Afternoon tea will not be served on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day or December 3 or 22, 2022.  

Teas will be served on the Mezzanine balcony, overlooking the beautiful Rotunda lobby.  

Reservations for holiday teas will be taken in one week blocks three months prior to your preferred tea date. All reservations will open promptly at 8:00am EST on the following dates:

Date to Call for Tea Reservations

Call on Thursday, September 1, 2022 for teas November 25 – December 7, 2022 (excluding Santa Tea on December 3)
Call on Thursday, September 8, 2022 for teas December 8 – 14, 2022
Call on Thursday, September 15, 2022 for teas December 15 – 22, 2022 (excluding Santa Tea on December 22)
Call on Thursday, September 22, 2022 for teas December 23, 24, 26, 27, 28 and 29, 2022
Call on Thursday, September 29, 2022 for teas December 30 and 31, 2022 and January 2-7, 2023

SANTA TEAS

Santa Teas will be served on Saturday, December 3 and Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 2:00pm EST.

All reservations will be taken on October 3, 2022 at 8:00am EST*.

*Reservations for Santa Teas generally fill within one hourRegular afternoon tea will not be served on these dates.  

The cost is $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Children 3 and under are complimentary. A credit card guarantee is required at the time of booking.

Reservations for all holiday teas can be made by calling 804-649-4710. Please see our Reservation Tips below for more information about calling for holiday and Santa tea reservations.

Holiday Tea Cancellation Policies

Cancellations for parties of 5 or less will be accepted at no charge until 7 days prior to your reservation. For parties of 6-12, cancellations will be accepted until 14 days prior to your reservation. All other cancellation and reservation change policies stated above will apply.

RESERVATION TIPS:

  • If you are receiving a busy signal when calling 804-649-4710, please continue to call back. The busy signal means that the reservations line is currently full, but another caller will be allowed into the reservations queue soon.
  • Once you are in the queue, please do not hang up! We have a team of people taking reservations and your call will be answered in the order in which it was received.
  • On each reservation call-in date, availability updates will be posted on www.jeffersonhotel.com at the top of the page. Please be sure to refresh your browser each time you visit for the latest information.
  • Reservations will only be accepted by telephone at 804-649-4710. Unfortunately, our team will not be able to assist you with reservations via social media, email, walk-in or on another telephone line coming into the hotel.
  • In effort to minimize hold times and maximize availability of reservations we ask that a single caller, using a single phone line, be designated for those parties wishing to make reservations for a group. We are happy to take more than one reservation per caller but request your assistance in avoiding double bookings and long wait times caused by duplicate bookings.
  • Please have your credit card ready when calling.  A credit card guarantee is required to hold your reservation.
  • Please note that tea is not served on Sunday.