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Sweet Marie’s Private Gathering Details

We are so thankful you have considered hosting your next special occasion 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 your 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 message from our team. 

 

Capacity and Scheduling 

Guest Count Capacity: 30

  • Booking inside of set tea hours (Thurs-Sun at 12pm & 2pm) requires a minimum of 25 guests.  

  • Parties under 25 guests are allowed and will be billed at the guest minimum of 25. 

  • Event bookings outside of business hours require a minimum of 10 guests and fixed room fee. Please contact Lindsey for pricing. 

 

Tea Time Hours: 90-120 minutes (extended hours optional)

  • Traditional tea served during normal business hours is a 90-minute service.

  • Private event teas booked within normal business hours (Thurs-Sun at 12pm & 2pm) are restricted to our 90-minute service. 

  • Private event teas booked outside of normal business hours are allotted 120 minutes, with the option to extend hours after 4:00 PM only. 

  • Availability outside of business hours:

    • Monday through Wednesday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM (time block within these hours)

    • Thursday through Sunday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM | 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM (time block within these hours.

 

Room Fees - please contact Lindsey for pricing

Main Dining Room:  

  • All private event bookings require an upfront and non-refundable deposit to secure the date and time.

  • Private events taking place outside of normal business hours require a fixed room fee. 

  • Private events taking place during normal business hours do not require a room fee and do require a 25 guest minimum and 90-minute time frame. 

  • Deposits will be deducted from the event’s final bill. 

  • Events that extend the length of their agreed time frame will be charged an additional fee per 30 minutes.

Patio: 

  • Private events during the patio’s open season do not include patio seating.

  • Private patio access requires additional fees. 

 

Food and Beverage Menus

Tea Menus: 

Traditional Tea Menu (served afternoon and evening hours): $28 per guest - prix fixe price includes four sandwiches, two scones with clotted cream, three petite sweets, and bottomless tea. Accommodations can be made for allergies and/or dietary restrictions at an additional $2 per modified menu.

 

Bridal/Baby Shower Brunch Tea: $32 per guest - prix fixe price includes one petite parfait, three sandwiches, two scones with clotted cream, three petite sweets, and bottomless tea. Accommodations can be made for allergies and/or dietary restrictions at an additional $2 per modified menu.

 

Children’s Sprinkle Tea Menu: $25 per guest - prix fixe price includes three sandwiches, two scones with clotted cream, two petite sweets, and bottomless tea. Accommodations can be made for allergies and/or dietary restrictions at an additional $2 per modified menu. Please contact Lindsey for details and pricing for a fully custom allergen free menu. Children’s sprinkle teas are exclusive to children’s parties only. 

 

Custom Menu optional add ons - Outside food, beverage, wine, and/or cocktails are prohibited. Please contact Lindsey for pricing. 

  • + Petite Salad 

  • + Petite Parfait 

  • + Cheese Platter 

  • + Fruit Platter 

  • + Custom cocktail or mocktail 

  • + Welcome champagne pour or welcome cocktail pour 

  • + Refill by the pitch for welcome pour

  • + Custom decorative cakes 

 

Beverages, Wine, and Cocktails

  • We provide a lovely list of beverages, wine, and cocktails at an additional cost which can be found on our menu page.

  • Together, we can create custom cocktails and welcome pours unique to your day (contact for pricing).

 

Set up | Decor | Breakdown 

  • Set up is permitted no sooner than 30 minutes prior to the event start time with a 3 guest maximum. 

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

  • Outside decorations are welcome with the exception of loose glitter, signs with glitter, and confetti.

  • Tape, trash bags, and scissors will be provided to you. We do not allow staples, nails, tacks, or glue to hang decorations. 

  • Guests are responsible for discarding any decorative items brought into the tea cottage including balloons, banners, signs, and any tape used for hanging items. 

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

 

Changes to Guest Count and Cancellation Policies

Final details are confirmed 14 days prior to the event start date. 

Cancellation fees: 

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

  • Event cancellation 4 weeks prior to the event start date - responsible for 25% of food and beverage plus tax. 

  • Event cancellation 3 weeks prior to the event start date - responsible for 50% of food and beverage plus tax. 

  • Event cancellation 2 weeks prior to the event start date - responsible for 50% of food and beverage plus tax and gratuity. 

  • Event cancellation 1 week prior to the event start date - 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.

 

Changes in guest count: 

  • Changes in guest count less than 2 weeks prior to the event start date -$20 per person cancellation fee. 

  • Changes in guest count less than 72 hours of the event start date - 100% of food and beverage per canceled guest. 

 

Payment 

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

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