Perfect for small groups, close friends, and blended families.
Lovely for older brides, second marriages or renewing vows.
Charming and refined.
The relaxed elegance of a country estate in a world that’s just too busy.
Tea is refreshment served between lunch and dinner.
In this tradition, our Mane House Venue is available by reservation for Tea Time Weddings.
Steeped in southern grace and Virginia style, Tea Weddings at Cheesecake Farms are elegant occasions.
A perfect spot for intimate weddings.
Lovely and gracious.
Simple and affordable.
For groups up to 24.
Choose either Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Exclusive use of Cheesecake Farms from 10 AM until 6 PM.
Plenty of unrushed time for rehearsal, ceremony and reception.
Use our preferred house caterer or choose your own.
Choice of ceremony and reception site.
At Cheesecake Farms, we pour Virginia Hunt Country style and southern grace into each and every cup!
The elegant dining room
The formal parlor at Cheesecake Farms
Choose from many fine area caterers
Arrive in the morning. Rehearse. Relax. Tie the knot in the afternoon.
Follow the ceremony with a bridal toast and wedding cake.
Add tea time treats or even a scrumptious lunch.
Choose Your Wedding and Reception Site
1. Mane Floor
Upper level of Mane House
Use of formal parlour, formal dining room, and in good weather, back deck and front porch
Outdoor ceremony (Inclement weather – back up ceremony in entrance foyer)
Buffet reception in the formal dining room
Cocktail party style reception - Plenty of seating but no table seating
2. Wine Cellar
Lower level on Mane House
Outdoor ceremony (Inclement weather – back up ceremony in adjoining room)
Table seating for 24
Buffet or table service
Choose Your Reception Package
Option 1. Simplici-tea $2650
Includes non-alcoholic, sparkling beverage for bridal toast, plus coffee & tea.
Option 2. Tea Thyme $2650 + $22.50 per person for refreshments
Simplici-Tea Package plus added tea time treats. Buffet service of cook’s choice, seasonal, chilled, light refreshments. Mini sandwiches. Cheese, veggies & fresh fruit assortment. Mini desserts. Minimum 12 people.
Option 3. Catered to a Tea $2650 + cost of selected catered menu
Simplici-Tea Package plus 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.
Here's what you get......
All 3 options start off with the Simplic-Tea Package
Choice of day – Friday, Saturday or Sunday
Exclusive use of Cheesecake Farms from 10 AM until 6 PM on the day of your wedding. This includes any set and take down of decorations & removal of gifts.
Choice of ceremony & reception sites
Back up inside ceremony site in case of inclement weather
Use of grounds, gardens and public rooms of the Mane House
Inside rest rooms
Generic CD background music & CD player
1 bridal dressing room & bath in the Mane House
Cream colored cloth table linens and white napkins as needed
Wedding cake table with cake stand
Wedding cake cutting knife
Hot coffee & hot tea with set up
Plates, forks and napkins for wedding cake
Non-alcoholic sparkling beverage for the bridal toast
Glasses for bridal toast
Use of staging kitchen if catering option is chosen
On site Cheesecake Farms staff member as day of wedding coordinator
Trash removal and clean up
In addition, we are happy to provide the optional services at no extra charge to help your wedding go smoothly:
Cueing of bride to begin wedding ceremony
Cueing of best man/witness for bridal toast
Cueing for wedding cake cutting
Plating of wedding cake for guests
Camera for photos
Nice to have but not necessary
Professional wedding coordinator or event planner
Saturday lunch, snacks and munchies, if desired, prior to the wedding
Corsages/Wrist Corsages for mothers of the brides
Flowers for brides maid(s) or witness(es)
Decorative floral arrangements/center pieces for tables
Small, secondary bridal bouquet for throwing
Groomsman or witness to deliver the toast
Special music (cd or live acoustic)
Non amplified music (harp, violins, chamber trio, acoustic guitar, etc.)
Thank you gift for the celebrant
Champagne for toast
Special gifts of remembrance for the parents/guardians of the couple
Remembrance gifts for witnesses
Wedding favors for the guests
Change into-travel clothes for the bride and groom
Packets of bird seed for throwing instead of rice
Wedding night accommodations for the bride & groom
Overnight accommodations for guests
We can assist you in finding local, full service, event professionals to ensure an unparralled standard of excellence.
Tea Weddings at Cheesecake Farms
Mane House Venue & Grounds
10 AM until 6 PM
To make a reservation, a non refundable deposit of $1500
The balance is due 4 weeks prior to the tea.
We accept Mastercard/Visa/AmEx.
With regret, no reservations are made without a deposit.
Children are counted as guests. Sorry, no discount for children.
Suggested Wedding Day Schedule
10 AM Wedding party arrives at Cheesecake Farms
Flowers are delivered
Wedding cake arrives
11 AM Celebrant arrives
12 Noon Lunch & Relax
1 PM Prepare for wedding
2 PM Wedding
Toast to the newly weds
5 PM Newly weds prepare to leave
Change into travel clothes
Bride throws bouquet
Newly weds depart
6 PM Guests Leave
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 parts of our wedding packages.
In accordance with Virginia law, no one under 21 years of age may taste, sip or drink alcohol even with parental/guardian permission.
Planning on throwing rice at the newlyweds?
Please, instead throw bird seed…. It’s much more environmentally friendly and please, throw it outside. Thanks!
We do not cook with, serve or provide artificial sweeteners.
All wedding 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.
Need more time? No problem!
If you would like additional time either before or after the package times stated, 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 $1500 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 your wedding.
Payment in full is required when reserving for wedding scheduled 4 weeks in advance or less.
The number count of people includes the bride and groom, family, the wedding party, children, guests and witnesses.
A Cheesecake Farms representative will be on site during the day of your wedding to coordinate wedding frame work with the venue. The Cheesecake Farms representative is not a wedding planner and will not decorate, set tables, participate or provide specific details for the wedding ceremony and reception.
If you so desire and as a courtesy, Cheesecake Farms will accept pre-paid early deliveries on your behalf the day of the wedding. Cheesecake Farms or its assigns will not be responsible for what was delivered or its condition and will not make any payments for deliveries. Deliveries requiring payment will be refused. Deliveries appearing damaged will still be accepted. Although we recognize that delivery times are sometimes out of your control, we strongly advise that you arrange deliveries for a time when you or a responsible person you’ve designated has arrived to accept your deliveries.
All caterers must present to us their current license and proof of insurance. Sorry, no do it yourself catering.
Cheesecake Farms will also not become party to any problems or disputes between the wedding party or its assigns and other vendors such as, but not limited to, wedding cake provider, florist, caterer, photographer, celebrant, musicians. Please designate your wedding planner or other person to handle situations should they arise.
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 wedding – Full refund less the $1500 deposit.
Less than 4 weeks before the event – No refund.
In the unlikely event that Cheesecake Farms or its assigns has to cancel your event for whatever reason, you will receive a complete refund for the venue only (including your deposit) which will be the full extent our liability.
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