T-Party is a happy place. Most often, people come in to celebrate something special — the birthday of a cherished friend, a good report card, a clean bill of health, an acceptance to college, an anniversary, etc. It’s also the perfect spot for a larger private party.
What kinds of private parties do people have at T-Party?
All sorts of parties are held here, like bridal showers, special birthdays, baby showers, Sweet 16 parties, book groups, and business or non-profit gatherings.
How many people can you accommodate?
Our larger tea room seats 16–20 people and the smaller room, which is used for more intimate gatherings, seats 10 adults comfortably. The two rooms together can hold up to 30 people. One or both rooms can be used.
What food is served?
Each guest is served our Grand Afternoon Tea which consists of five tea sandwiches (all different types), one scone with clotted cream and preserves and four assorted mini desserts plus a personal pot of tea. It’s a nice amount of food and guests come away very satisfied.
What time of day can I have my party?
We serve at 12 or 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and at 1 or 3 p.m. on Saturday. But for a private affair, we recommend the first seating for your party and we will start earlier to give you adequate time (at least two hours) to have tea and open gifts and such.
What if I want more time than just one seating?
You can book your party for an entire afternoon if you wish for an additional room fee of $250 plus tax and gratuity.
How much are your private parties?
The cost is $24.80 per person which includes tax and gratuity. To book the larger tea room, you’ll need to pay for a minimum of 16 people. For the smaller room, a minimum of 10 is required. (Please note that this policy is not negotiable.)
Why does it cost more for a private party than if I just come in for tea with a friend?
Private parties require more work on our part and often last more than a standard seating. And they’re private, so you will have an entire room to yourself. Therefore the base price is $20 per person plus 6% sales tax and an 18% gratuity. (Once again, this policy is not negotiable.)
What if I have fewer than 16 people but still prefer the larger room?
The fee remains the same for up to 16 people. The same holds true for the smaller room which seats 10. (Again—not negotiable!)
Do you do children’s birthday parties?
Yes. Please take a look at last Friday’s FAQ which has all the details about kid’s parties.
How do I book my party?
Give us a call at (203) 662-9689 and we’ll be happy to check our reservation book for you. To book a private party, we require a 50% non-refundable deposit. We accept Master Card or Visa if you’d like to pay your deposit over the phone. A final head count is needed 48 hours prior to your event with the balance due the day of the party.
T-Party is the perfect venue for private parties. After all, having afternoon tea is not something people do every day. It’s a memorable and unique way to celebrate any special occasion.