Private Teas

Private tea parties at the Pardee Home Museum are served in the elegant dining room of the Pardee Home Museum. They require a two-week advance reservation. The minimum* number for a dining room tea is 6 guests—maximum is 12 guests. Teas may also be held in the garden on the beautiful grounds from May to September. The minimum number for a garden tea is 6 guests—maximum is 25 guests. Teas are by advance reservation only, and include a private tour of the home museum.
*Note: Should Covid19 restriction come into effect again we may need to limit the number of people for our inside teas and our garden teas. For now.

For your delight, here is a look at our sample menus, also available for download.

If you or your guests have any food allergies please let us know. Be aware we will be offering a wide variety of items in each tea and our Tea Volunteers will be happy to let you know which items include (or may include) milk (lactose), gluten (most bread items), nuts, etc. We may not be easily able to accommodate your specific dietary requests but can point you to items that may be more appropriate for you.

The per person cost for an Afternoon Tea in the dining room is $40.00 per person. The cost for Afternoon Tea in the gardens is $45.00 per person. A tour of the home is included with all teas. Tea pricing is subject to change; donations are tax deductible.

Please complete the contact form to make a reservation. These special teas may be scheduled any day with an advance reservation, subject to availability.

Please note our Payment and Cancellation Policy for Pardee Home Teas, posted on the FAQ page.

Tea at the Pardee Home Museum has been listed by BBC America as number six of ten most British things to do in Oakland.

Once you have confirmed your reservation, use the link below to pay

Tea Party Gallery