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Afternoon Tea at Oatlands


Afternoon Tea at Oatlands is a valued tradition.   We hope you will come enjoy an afternoon  with tea, shopping and a tour of the historic property.

Tea is held from 1 - 3 p.m. in our historic Carriage House unless otherwise noted. Oatlands holds teas only on the dates listed on this page. For a printable copy of our tea schedule, click here.

Attire is based on your preference. Dress up for your tea or more casually for exploring the beautiful property.


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.

*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.

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.

Add a Bottle or Glass of Oatlands Wine to your table!

Oatlands offers two varieties of wine: a Chambourcin, a medium bodied red wine, and a Vidal Blanc, a crisp white wine. Bottles are $19.95 plus tax and glasses are $6 plus tax and are available for purchase at your table.

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.



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

See Visiting Oatlands for information on our tours.

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!



Private & Bridal Teas

Oatlands offers private teas for your group of 16 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.




2017  Afternoon Tea Schedule

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

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. 

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 – Gingerbread 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