Host Your Special Occasion at
The Old Capitol Tea Room
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Book The Old Capitol Tea Room for your own private party!
The Old Capitol Tea Room is happy to host your special occasion. We host private parties for groups of 10 or more weekday or weekend based on the availability of the house. We host baby showers, bridal showers, birthdays, book clubs, church groups, meetings, etc. The cost is $25/person (kids and adults) and includes our sweet and savory tea tray, selection of teas, and tax. We require a minimum of 10 people to book a private party and can seat 32 comfortably between our dining room and living room.
If you are interested in booking a private party, please contact the tea room with your desired date(s) and number of people attending. We do not require a deposit to book the tea room. Final headcount and payment must be submitted one week prior to the event.
Private Party FAQ
Q: How many people do I need to book a private party?
A: We require at least a group of 10 to book a private party. If you have less than 10 but would like to host a private party, payment for 10 people must be submitted to fulfill our minimum catering order.
Q: When can I book a private party?
A: Private parties are based on availability of the house but can be scheduled weekday or weekends. We typically schedule teas between 1pm-3pm.
Q:How do I book a private party?
A: To book a private party, message via our Facebook page, The Old Capitol Tear Room or by email at email@example.com. Please send your desired dates(s) and number of people attending. We will check your desired dates with our calendar and confirm your booking.
Q: What kind of private parties does the tea room host?
A: We host baby showers, bridal showers, birthday parties, book clubs, company meetings, church groups, and other special occasions.
Q: Is there a deposit to book the Tea Room for a private party?
A: No. We do not require a deposit to book the Tea Room. We require a final headcount and payment submitted for that final headcount one week prior to the tea event. Once final number is submitted all payments are final for catering purposes.
Q: What if I have a cancellation after I've booked my private party?
A: To fulfill our catering requirements, we must have at least 10 paying guests to place our catering order. If you have a cancellation, it is your responsibility to either fill the seat or we can box up the remaining tea trays for your party as a to go order. We cannot take food back to our caterers once the final headcount and payment has been submitted. Once food is ordered and purchased all transactions are final. No exceptions.
Q: Can I bring outside food to my private party?
A: No. Due to health code regulations we are not allowed to have outside food brought into the tea room. We can, however allow special occasion cakes if from a bakery.
Q: Can I decorate for my private party?
A: Yes. We frequently set up a gift table for such occasions as bridal showers or baby showers that you may decorate as you wish. You may also bring other decorations and items such as balloons or table decor. The tea room is always decorated in a vintage style so decor is not necessarily needed.
Q: Is there entertainment at a private party?
A: No. A private party is a booking for your own group to have a tea party. Your group will be the only private party booked at the tea room.
Q: Do you have kids birthday parties?
A: Yes. We do have kids birthday parties, ages 4 and up, but we do not have a kids menu. We do have the option of choosing just desserts for $15/child or the full sweet & savory tea tray for $25/child. We also have the option to book a character(s) for your child's birthday party. We currently offer single character bookings of Alice (Alice in Wonderland), Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Mary Poppins, Rapunzel, or Snow White for an additional fee of $80. You can also book two characters for your child's tea party for an additional fee of $160. We currently offer Alice & the Mad Hatter, Mary Poppins & Bert, Belle & the Beast, and Captain Hook & Wendy.
Q: How long are private parties?
A: Private parties are booked for 2 hours. If more time is needed, additional time can be arranged at a cost of $100/hr.
*If you still need more information that we have not answered, please feel free to send a message via The Old Capitol Tea Room Facebook page or by email at