We are pleased to present Victorian Porch or Garden Teas at the 31st annual Victorian Days.
Your host will provide a variety of dainty sandwiches, scones, and pastries.
You’ll enjoy a delightful afternoon as you sip tea and admire the historic ambiance of yesteryear.
Teas are starting at 12:00 p.m. Saturday September 7th, and from 11:30 a.m. on Sunday September 8th.
You will have the option to choose from one of the dates when purchasing your ticket.
This is a rain or shine event. Please understand that we are unable to issue refunds.
Anna, the Duchess of Bedford (1788-1861) is credited as the creator of teatime. Because the noon meal had become skimpier, the Duchess suffered from “a sinking feeling” at about four o’clock in the afternoon. At first the Duchess had her servants sneak her a pot of tea and a few breadstuffs. Adopting the European tea service format, she invited friends to join her for an additional afternoon meal at five o’clock in her rooms at Belvoir Castle. The menu centered around small cakes, bread and butter sandwiches, assorted sweets, and, of course, tea. This summer practice proved so popular, the Duchess continued it when she returned to London, sending cards to her friends asking them to join her for “tea and a walking the fields.” The practice of inviting friends to come for tea in the afternoon was quickly picked up by other social hostesses.
Saturday September 7, 2019 from 10am to 4pm; and
Flowers & Lace (410 Greenwich Street) – SAT, Sept. 7, 1PM, Flowers & Lace (410 Greenwich Street) – SAT, Sept. 7, 3:30PM, Porch Tea (607 Oxford Street) – SAT, Sept 7,1:00PM, Porch Tea (607 Oxford Street) – SAT, Sept 7, 4:00PM, Victorian Tea (301 Second Street) – SAT, Sept 7, 12:30pm, Victorian Tea (301 Second Street) – SAT, Sept 7, 3:00pm, Rose Tea (33 Parker Street) – SUN, Sept 8, 12:30PM, Rose Tea (33 Parker Street) – SUN, Sept 8, 3:00PM
Please print online ticket after purchase.
The bearer of this ticket (if under 18 years, then the parent or guardian) agrees to be included, without reimbursement, in all advertising and public relations work relating to Belvidere Heritage, Inc. As our guest, for himself or herself and for his or her heirs, administrators or executors releases, waives, and discharges any action which may hereafter arise and agrees that he or she or his or her heirs, executors or administrators will not make any claim for personal injury or property damage against Belvidere Heritage, Inc., tea property owner/s or against any officers, employee, administer or the same or any agents hired or volunteers on behalf of same. Our guest also agrees to hold harmless and to indemnify Belvidere Heritage, Inc., tea property owner/s, and to defend any claims or actions against the same or any of its officers, employees, volunteers or administrators which may arise out of the purchase and/or participation in this event.