Steeped in southern grace and Virginia style, Tea at Cheesecake Farms is the loveliest way to shower a bride with love, family and friendship.
Tea is refreshment served between lunch and dinner so, in this tradition, our Mane House Tea Venue is available by reservation for afternoon teas.
Enjoy the relaxed elegance of a country estate in a world that’s just too busy.
Charming and refined Simple and affordable
For groups up to 24
Choose Friday, Saturday or Sunday
Select from 3 yummy packages
Choose our elegant Mane Floor or our Cozy Wine Cellar
Use our house caterer or provide your own
Do It Yourself catering, too!
At Cheesecake Farms, we pour Virginia Hunt Country style
and southern grace into each
and every cup!
The Bridal Shower Tea
The Mane House Venue - 5 hrs (1 PM to 6 PM)
Arrive before the guests and add your personal touches…. decorations, games, flowers, center pieces, even a fancy cake.Add tea time treats or a scrumptious lunch. Choose a tea package....
Option 1. Simplici-Tea Basic Package $595 – Venue set up + coffee & tea
Cream colored cloth table linens and white napkins as needed
Hot coffee/Hot tea or iced tea (in season)
Cups/glasses as needed
Inside rest rooms (not handicapped accessible – but alert us to special needs)
Trash bags/Trash disposal
Option 2. Tea Thyme $595 + $22.50 per person for refreshments
Simplici-Tea Basic Package plus buffet service of cook’s choice, seasonal, chilled, light, finger food refreshments (Mini sandwiches. Seasonal salad. Fresh fruit and cheese. Desserts.)Serving utensils, plates/cutlery as needed.Minimum 12.
Option 3. Catered to a Tea $595 + cost of selected catered menu
Simplici-Tea Basic Package plus professional catering.
Want to provide lunch for your guests?Our house preferred caterer can help you plan a menu that suits you to a tea!They will also provide table setting, cutlery, glasses etc. as needed.
Option 4. Do It Yourself Catering $595 + your costs
Simplici-Tea Basic Package plus DIY catering.
Provide your own refreshments - anything from just a decorated, shower theme cake to a full lunch.
All foods you bring must be fully cooked and table ready.
A table will be provided for buffet service.
With regret, there is no prep space, refrigeration, cooking, reheating or keeping warm.
Decorated cake/food/other desserts
Serving dishes & utensils
Cold beverages, if desired Cups for cold beverages, if needed
Paper plates/Paper napkins/Disposable eating utensils
Suggested Bridal Shower Tea Schedule
1PM Hosts arrive at Cheesecake Farms
Arrive before the guests
Add personal touches, decorations
Set up games
Put out center pieces
Set out cake
2 PM until 5 PM
Bride and guests arrive
5 PM Guests Leave
5 PM until 6 PM Clean Up
Take gifts to cars
Remove decorations, flowers, games etc.
Choose Your Site
Upper level of Mane House
Use of formal parlour, formal dining room, and in good weather, back deck and front porch
Buffet refreshments in the formal dining room
Guests mingle cocktail party style - Plenty of seating but no table seating
Lower level on Mane House
Table seating for 24
Buffet or table service
The Fine Print
Tax is additional.
Prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.
With regret, there is no credit or allowance for unused or undesired package parts.
In accordance with Virginia law, no one under 21 years of age may taste, sip or drink alcohol even with parental/guardian permission.
We do not cook with, serve or provide artificial sweeteners.
Tea Thyme treats are light refreshments and should not be considered lunch.
All shower activities including arrivals, any decorating or set up shall be begin and end during the reserved time. With regret, no early arrivals or late departures.
Want more time?No problem!If you would like additional time either before or after the package time, we are happy to offer extended time by prior reservation for an additional fee. Please make your requests, if any, when making your original reservations.Extra hours - $250 per hour by prior reservation and payment, only.
A non refundable deposit of $300 is required to make a reservation.
With regret, no reservations are made without a deposit. Requesting a date without a deposit does not reserve the date.
The balance is due 4 weeks before the shower.
Payment in full is required when reserving a tea 4 weeks in advance or less.
The number count of people includes the host, guests, the guest of honor and any children.
A Cheesecake Farms representative will be on site during the tea but is not an event planner and will not plan games, activities or act as host.
All professional caterers must present us with their current license and proof of insurance 4 weeks prior to your shower.
Rest rooms in the Mane House and Barn are not wheel chair accessible. Please advise if guests require wheel chair accommodations. Arrangements can be made for their comfort.
4 weeks before the shower – Full refund less the $300 deposit.
Less than 4 weeks before the tea – No refund.
In the unlikely event that Cheesecake Farms or its assigns has to cancel your tea for whatever reason, you will receive a complete refund for the venue only (including your deposit) which will be the full extent our liability.
Ready to book?
Email us at CheesecakeFarms@aol.com
Or call 540-439-2188
*Off the beaten path but close to every where you want to be*