The Jefferson's Southern Afternoon Tea is served Friday through Sunday with seatings between 12:00pm and 4:15pm. Enjoy pastries, scones, finger sandwiches and teas in our opulent lobby. Please call 804-649-4710 for reservations.
Southern Afternoon Tea at The Jefferson is the perfect way to celebrate any occasion - an upcoming wedding, a baby on the way, a retirement, a birthday or a graduation.
Afternoon Tea is sold-out on August 6, 7, 14, 21 and 28 and September 10, 2021.
Assorted Finger Sandwiches
Freshly Baked Scones served with Devonshire Cream and Strawberry Preserves
A Selection of Pastries and Tea Breads
Choice of Tea
$35.00, plus tax and gratuity
Chocolate Lover's Tea
Served every first and third Saturday of each month and includes our full tea service and a selection of decadent chocolates.
$39.00, plus tax and gratuity
Children's Tea for ages 4-8
$30.00, plus tax and gratuity for Afternoon Tea
$32.00, plus tax and gratuity 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.
A gluten free menu is available at an additional charge of $6.00 per person. Please request this option at the time of reservation.
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 sent.
From the Bar
- Roederer Estate Brut $12 glass | $48 bottle
- Graham Beck Brut $9 glass | $36 bottle
- The Jefferson Chardonnay $8 glass | $36 bottle
- Sparkling Cider $5 glass | $22 bottle
Holiday Afternoon Tea will be served daily beginning Friday, November 26 through Sunday, January 9 between 12:00pm-4:15pm. The cost is $45 per adult and $35 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.)
NEW for 2021: Chocolate Lovers' Teas will be offered on December 5, 12, 18, 19, 24, 26 and 31, 2020 and on January 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2022 at a cost of $50 per adult and $38 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 4, 9, 11, 16 and 20, 2021.
Tea is currently being served on the Mezzanine, overlooking the Rotunda lobby. This is subject to change.
NEW for 2021: 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||Tea Reservation Dates|
|Wednesday, September 1, 2021||November 26 - December 7, 2021 (excluding Santa Tea on December 4*) - SOLD-OUT November 28 and December 1-7|
|Wednesday, September 8, 2021||December 8 – 14, 2021 - SOLD-OUT|
|Wednesday, September 15, 2021||December 15 – 21, 2021 (excluding Santa Tea on December 20*) - SOLD-OUT|
|Wednesday, September 22, 2021||December 22, 23, 24, 26, 27 and 28, 2021|
|Wednesday, September 29, 2021||December 29, 30 and 31, 2021 and January 2-9, 2022|
Santa Teas will be served on Saturday, December 4 and Monday, December 20, 2021 at 2:00pm.
NEW for 2021: All reservations will be taken on October 4, 2021 at 8:00am*.
*Reservations for Santa Teas generally fill within one hour. Regular afternoon tea will not be served on these dates.
The cost is $60 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.
- 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.