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Venue Rentals

Sweet Marie’s Private Event Details 

We are so thankful you have considered hosting your next event at Sweet Marie’s Tea Cottage. Our main dining room provides a unique and charming atmosphere perfect for intimate gatherings. We pride ourselves on making every event a success, whether it be a bridal shower, baby shower, birthday party, corporate luncheon, or any occasion to celebrate over a cup of tea. Please review the information below and contact lindsey@sweetmariestea.com for any further questions regarding our services. Thank you and we look forward to learning more about your special day! Please allow up to three business days for a response. 

Capacity | 31 guests 

Inside standard business hours 

Thursday-Saturday | 12:00-1:30pm | 2:00-3:30pm

Sunday | 10:00am-11:30am | 12:00-1:30pm | 2:00-3:30pm

  • Tea served during standard business hours is a 90-minute service.

  • Private events booked within standard business hours may not exceed our 90-minute service.

  • Minimum | $1,000.00 before tax and gratuity

Outside of standard business hours (recommended)

Thursday-Saturday | 9:30-11:30am or 4:30-6:30pm

Wednesday | between 9:30am-6:30pm

  • Private event teas booked outside of standard business hours are allotted up to 120 minutes with the option to extend hours at an additional $50.00/30 minutes. However, we find two hours provides the perfect time for small gatherings!

  • Minimum Thursday-Saturday 9:30-11:30am | $600.00 before tax and gratuity

  • Minimum Thursday-Sunday 4:30-6:30pm | $900.00 before tax and gratuity

  • Minimum Wednesday | $500.00 before tax and gratuity

Parties are plated for the confirmed number of present guests only. 

Deposit & Fees

  • A non refundable fee of $100.00 is required to secure the event date and time. 

  • No additional room fees are required. 

Patio Availability | Open May-September 

  • Private events booked during our patio's open season do not include private access during standard business hours.

  • Private access requires a $200.00 fee.

Food and Beverage Menu | Outside food, beverage, wine, and/or cocktails are prohibited

Prix Fixe Private Event Tea Menu | 36

Final menu is set at least 30 days prior to the event start date 

Included

Unlimited Tea Selection

Two scones | Three petit fours | Four tea sandwiches

Tea & Accompaniments 

English Breakfast | Earl Grey

Served with cream and sugar cubes | Honey, agave, and lemon upon request 

Sandwiches | Choose 4

Cucumber | Cream cheese, dill, mint, lemon zest

Prosciutto & Pear | Fig, ginger, goat cheese mousse, honey

Seasonal Chicken Salad | Celery, sweet onion, arugula green 

Turkey & Brie | Cranberry pepper jam, arugula greens

Strawberry Tart | Blackberry & basil sweet cream

AB&J | Almond butter & mixed berry jam

Smoked Salmon | Cream cheese mousse

Scones 

Cranberry Orange | Cheddar Chive

Served with clotted cream

Petit Fours

Assorted tea cakes and cookies (3)

Welcome Pour | 6

Champagne | Prosecco | Brut Rosé 

Bottle | 30

Event Cocktail | 10

Mimosa | Bellini | Rossini | Aperol Spritz

Pitcher | 50

Event Timelines 

Outside Business Hours Private Event Timelines (recommended) 

Event time | 9:30-11:30am

9:00 | 30 minute set up with a 5 guest max.

9:30 | Guest arrival, meet and greet.

9:30-10:00 | Welcome pour (optional) 

10-10:15 | Guests have found their seat & teapots are served.

10:15-10:30 | Tea towers are served.

11:15 | To go bags are distributed per table. Check presentation and settlement with the host.

11:30 | Room cleared for clean up and flip.

Event time | 4:30-6:30pm 

4:00 | 30 minute set up with a 5 guest max.

4:30 | Guest arrival, meet and greet.

4:30-5:00 | Welcome pour (optional) & canapés. 

5-5:15 | Guests have found their seat & teapots are served. 

5:15-5:30 | Tea towers are served.

6:15 | To go bags are distributed per table. Check presentation and settlement with the host. 

6:30 | Room cleared for clean up.

Inside Business Hours Private Event Timelines

Event time | 10:00-11:30am

9:45 | 15 minute set up with a 3 guest max.

10-10:15 | Guest arrival, meet and greet. Welcome pour (optional) 

10:15 | Guests have found their seat & teapots are served,

10:30 | Tea towers are served.

11:15 | To go bags are distributed per table. Check presentation and settlement with the host.

11:30 | Room cleared for clean up and flip.

Event time | 12:00-1:30pm

11:45 | 15 minute set up with a 3 guest max.

12-12:15 | Guest arrival, meet and greet. Welcome pour (optional) 

12:15 | Guests have found their seat & teapots are served,

12:30 | Tea towers are served.

1:15 | To go bags are distributed per table. Check presentation and settlement with the host.

1:30 | Room cleared for clean up and flip.

Event time | 2:00-3:30pm

1:45 | 15 minute set up with a 3 guest max.

2-2:15 | Guest arrival, meet and greet. Welcome pour (optional)

2:15 | Guests have found their seat & teapots are served,

2:30 | Tea towers are served.

3:15 | To go bags are distributed per table. Check presentation and settlement with the host.

3:30 | Room cleared for clean up and flip.

Set up | Decor | Breakdown 

  • Due to our small footprint, set up is permitted no sooner than 15-30 minutes prior to the event start time with a 3- 5 guest maximum.

  • Please discourage guests from bringing any outside food or beverages. 

  • Outside food and beverages are only allowed if given as party favors and cannot be opened or served. 

  • Decorations are welcome with the exception of glitter, signs with glitter, and confetti. Please do not use staples, nails, tacks, or glue to hang decorations.

  • Guests are responsible for discarding all wrapping paper and trimmings as well as decorative items. Please remove or discard balloons, banners, signs, and if tape was used, please remove gently. Trash bags will be provided. 

  • Please refrain from any games that require hiding small items. 

  • Sweet Marie’s is not responsible for any party favors or personal items left behind. 

Cancellation Policies

Final details are confirmed 30 days prior to the event start date

  • Event cancellation 30+ days prior to the event start date will not receive any charges unless custom orders have been placed. Upfront security fee is non-refundable. 

  • Event cancellation within 3 weeks - responsible for 25% of food and beverage plus tax and gratuity. 

  • Event cancellation within 2 weeks - responsible for 50% of food and beverage plus tax and gratuity. 

  • Event cancellation within 1 week -  responsible for 75% of food and beverage plus tax and gratuity. 

  • Event cancellation less than 72 hours prior to the event start date - responsible for 100% of food and beverage plus tax and gratuity.

Payment 

One bill will be presented at the conclusion of the event plus tax and 20% gratuity. We accept full payments in cash and credit cards with a two credit card maximum. We do not accept split payments.

Thank you!

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