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Tea at Oatlands



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, shopping 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. 

For a printable copy of our tea schedule, click here.

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 20 guests and sells out quickly. Please make your reservations as early as possible.



Oatlands is not currently accepting reservations for the 2019 tea season. Please check back soon to make your reservation.




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 ext. 2 or email mlemming@oatlands.org to discuss a special tea just for you.

Private teas start at $44.95 per person plus tax.




2019 Afternoon Tea Schedule

Mother’s Day Teas: May 10, 11 and 12, 2019

Witches Brew Teas: October 26 and 27, 2019

Thanksgiving Tea: November 23. 2019

Holiday Teas:
Nutcracker Tea: December 1, 2019
Charlie Brown Tea: December 7, 2019
Candy Cane Tea: December 8, 2019
Grinch Tea: December 14, 2019
Ugly Sweater Tea: December 15, 2019
Snowman Tea: December 20, 2019
Gingerbread Tea: December 21, 2019
Santa Tea: December 22, 2019
Winter Afternoon Tea: December 28, 2019
Winter Afternoon Tea: December 29, 2019

2019 High Tea Schedule

April 20, 2019
July 7, 2019
September 22, 2019
December 23, 2019