Steeped in southern grace and Virginia style, Tea at Cheesecake Farms is the loveliest way to shower someone 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 Mane House Venue - 5 hrs (1 PM to 6 PM)
Fridays - Saturdays - Sundays
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 + tea
Cream colored cloth table linens and white napkins as needed
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
Optional - You may add:
One decorated cake
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. 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.
Suggested Tea Shower 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
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 $150 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 $150 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.
Q. What’s the minimum & maximum number for a Tea Shower?
A. The maximum for table seating in our lower level is 24.
The formal parlour can accomodate a few more but it is without table seating. Guests will mingle cocktail party style.
There is no minimum for the basic package. It is one set price regardless of how many guests.
Our Tea Thyme add on has a minimum of 12.
Other caterers may have other minimums.
Q. Our group is larger than 24. Can we still come?
A. Email or call with your requirements and we'll see what we can do.
CheesecakeFarms@aol.com or 540-439-2188.
Q. Can we come on weekends?
Our Tea Showers can be arranged for Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. Sunday is the most popular day.
Q. What type of foods will be served?
A. We offer a generous refreshment of farm baked sweets and savories. The menu is seasonal and always cook's choice. Offerings may include cakes, cookies, tea breads, tea sandwiches and of course cheesecake! The beverages are hot tea and, in season, iced tea.
Q. Do you serve sugar free foods?
A. Some of our selections may be naturally free of added sugar but we do not cook, bake, use or offer artificial sweeteners. Guests are certainly welcome to bring their own preferred sweeteners for their tea.
Q. Can you accommodate special dietary needs?
A. Sometimes. Please discuss your needs with us before you make a reservation.
Q. Can we get coffee instead of tea?
A. Sorry, no, but we’ll have plenty of hot water on hand (sugar and creamers, too!) so guests who prefer coffee can bring their own instant to stir into hot water at their table.
Q. Are you handicap accessible?
A. We are not barrier free, but some of our areas have easier access. Please discuss your needs with us before making a reservation.
Q. Can we pay at the door?
A. Sorry, no.
Q. How do I make a reservation?
A. Decide on a date & time plus an alternate or two. Call or email to check availability. Tell us the number in your group. Pay the deposit or pay in full. (See the Fine Print below)
That's it! We'll take it from there!!
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*