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Afternoon Tea at Oatlands

Afternoon Tea & Tours

Afternoon Tea at Oatlands is a valued tradition.   We hope you will come enjoy an afternoon having tea, shopping and touring our historic property.

Tea Guests enjoy a special discount on Mansion tours! The reduced cost is only $8 per person.

See Visiting Oatlands for a listing of available tours and information.



Tea is held from 1 - 3 p.m. in our historic Carriage House unless otherwise noted. 

Attire is casual so you can feel free to dress for exploring our beautiful property. 

Ask us about membership programs that will give you entry to the Mansion and Gardens for free on the day of your visit along with other benefits!


To make a reservation please call
703-777-3174. Teas require advance reservation and purchase.  Teas are $29.95 plus tax per person ages 3 and up.

Teas are non-refundable.

Please Note: We cannot accommodate gluten free diets.  Should you wish to bring your own food and be served tea only, you may do so at a discounted rate of $10 per person plus tax. Items served do not contain nuts but they were prepared in a facility which prepares nut products.

Your Tea Includes:

  • Scones
  • Assorted tea sandwiches
  • Delicious sweets

Our Tea

We serve a black tea blended with calendula especially for us. Tea is available for purchase in the gift shop or you may purchase online.

Private & Bridal Teas

Oatlands offers private teas for your group of 25 or more. Bridal showers, birthday parties, book clubs or just for fun -- call Moriah Lemming at 703-777-3174 or email mlemming@oatlands.org to discuss a special tea just for you.

Private teas start at $34.95 per person plus tax.


Special Teas

Occasionally, teas are held in the Mansion, Greenhouse or with a guest speaker. Check our events page to see when we have one of these special teas scheduled.

During the holiday season, teas are scheduled every week. Oatlands is always beautifully decorated and it is a great time to shop for unique gifts and get in the holiday spirit.

*Teas must be reserved at least 2 days in advance. However, a tea may become full at any time so please make your reservations as early as possible.

2017  Afternoon Tea Schedule

Sunday, July 23 – Art Tea

Sunday, August 13 – Back to School Tea

Sunday, September 10 – Quilting Tea

Sunday, October 22 – Recipe Share Tea

Saturday, October 28 – Witches’ Brew Tea

Sunday, October 29 – Witches’ Brew Tea


November Fall Holiday Afternoon Teas

Sunday, November 12 – Fall Afternoon Tea

Saturday, November 18 – Pilgrim Afternoon Tea

Sunday, November 19 – Thanksgiving Afternoon Tea

Saturday, November 25 – Fall Afternoon Tea

Sunday, November 26 – Teddy Bear Tea


December Holiday Afternoon Teas

Saturday, December 2 – Snowman Tea

Sunday, December 3 – Nutcracker Tea

Thursday, December 7 – Holiday Afternoon Tea

Friday, December 8 – Holiday Afternoon Tea

Saturday, December 9 – Holiday Afternoon Tea

Sunday, December 10 – Candy Cane Tea

Thursday, December 14 – Holiday Afternoon Tea

Friday, December 15 – Holiday Afternoon Tea

Saturday, December 16 – Grinch Tea

Sunday, December 17 – Ugly Sweater Tea

Wednesday, December 20 – Holiday Afternoon Tea

Thursday, December 21 – Holiday Afternoon Tea

Friday, December 22 – Holiday Afternoon Tea

Saturday, December 23 – Santa Tea

Wednesday, December 27 – Holiday Afternoon Tea

Thursday, December 28 – Holiday Afternoon Tea

Friday, December 29 – Holiday Afternoon Tea

Saturday, December 30 – Holiday Afternoon Tea