Afternoon Tea in the Carriage House
Afternoon Tea at Oatlands is a valued tradition at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens. Come enjoy an afternoon with tea and a tour of the historic property!
Oatlands holds Afternoon Teas in the historic Carriage House and only on the dates listed on this page. Guests are welcome to arrive between 12:30 and 1:30p.m. to be seated and served. Afternoon tea ends at 3:00p.m.
Attire is based on your preference. Dress up for your tea or more casual for exploring the beautiful property.
Afternoon Teas require advance reservation and purchase. Tea purchases are non-refundable.
*Teas must be reserved at least 4 days in advance. However, a tea may become full at any time so please make your reservations as early as possible.
Afternoon Tea Includes:
Please Note: Oatlands cannot accommodate gluten free or dairy 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.
We serve Oatlands exclusive blend of black tea with Calendula. Tea is available for purchase in the gift shop.
Afternoon Tea Themes
Our tea themes are mostly decorative. If you have any questions about the themes, please email email@example.com or call 703-777-3174 ext. 2.
Tours with your Afternoon Tea
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!
New this year!
High Tea in the Historic Mansion
Oatlands is offering the exclusive opportunity to attend High Tea in the Drawing Room of the Historic Mansion.
High Tea includes a variety of savory and sweet dishes paired with different teas.
High Tea will be served at 3:00 p.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. Guests are welcome to explore the Historic Mansion after their Tea.
All seating will be at tables of five guests. Larger groups will be split and
Advance reservations and non-refundable payment required.
High Teas require advance reservation and purchase. Tea purchases are non-refundable.
*Teas must be reserved at least one week in advance. However, a High tea is limited to 25 guests and sells out quickly. Please make your reservations as early as possible.
Oatlands is currently accepting reservations for the 2019 tea season! Please click here to make your reservation online, or call 703-777-3174 ext. 2
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 Emmeline Wheeler at 703-777-3174 ext. 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a special tea just for you.
Private teas start at $44.95 per person plus tax.