There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea." Portrait of a Lady, Henry James, 1881.
Gather a group of friends and don your finery for your annual chance to enjoy High Tea at Alberton.
On the verandah overlooking the garden or in the grand ballroom, enjoy a classic High Tea luncheon or a lighter Devonshire afternoon tea served from vintage bone china and antique silverware, on tables adorned with antique linens and floral displays.
A specially selected menu of boutique teas from Harney & Sons Fine Teas will be on offer. Live harp music will create a soft serenade as you contemplate the beauty of the summer garden or the opulent ballroom.
12.30-2 pm High Tea luncheon: $42 (three sandwiches, savouries, cakes, and tea or coffee).
2.30-4 pm Afternoon Tea: $38 (two sandwiches, scones & cream, a mini-cake, and tea or coffee).
On the Saturday or Sunday, to totally embrace the vintage vibe of the day check-in in for a quick retro-inspired make-over in a pop-up beauty parlour run by the Beauty School Drop Outs! Glam-up with the following services:
Lips 'n' Lashes - $15
Basic Up-dos - $20
Full Makeup - $30
Heat Styling - $40.
Always an occasion, tickets make a lovely gift for birthdays, anniversaries or special occasions. Make sure you get in quick as this popular event always sells out fast. Tickets include entry to explore the house (usually $10).
Bookings are absolutely essential. If you are part of a group who have booked separately please let us know so we can seat you with your party.
Please note that Sunday's 2:30 Afternoon Tea has now sold out. There are still plenty of places for the other sessions. Please contact Alberton to book via credit card or check on the availability of tickets on the day itself. ph 846 7367.