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Tea at Oatlands

Note: Due to changes in staffing, we will not be posting our additional tea dates until staffing is more readily available and it is closer to the date of those teas. We appreciate your patience and hope to see you during the holidays! 


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.
Afternoon Teas are $39.95 plus tax per person ages 3 and up.

*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:

  • Scones
  • Assorted tea sandwiches
  • Delicious sweets

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.

Our Tea

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 events@oatlands.org 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
smaller groups will be seated with other guests.

Advance reservations and non-refundable payment required.

High Teas require advance reservation and purchase. Tea purchases are non-refundable.
High Teas are $100 plus tax per person.

*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 







2019 Tea Schedule