From March through November, the Government House Historical Society hosts Victorian Tea weekends. Held in the beautiful Government House Ballroom, a typical tea includes three sandwiches, a fresh scone and preserves, and a dessert, all served with an endless pot of tea.
If you have any questions or concerns please send an e-mail message and we will respond as quickly as possible.
Note that we are unable to accommodate requests for special diet of any kind.
We also have Tea Gift Certificates. Talk to our cashier or one of the Volunteers. If you are at Government House and wish to purchase tea gift certificate, please ask for Rebecca.
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2023 VICTORIAN TEA DATES
Booking starts on the Tuesday after the tea weekends.
Sitting Times: 1 pm & 2.30pm.
Calls to confirm reservations are made in the evenings.
NOTE: If you have to cancel, please call the tea reservation line 6395717123 and leave a message.
Calls for reservations later than Friday before the tea at noon, will not be returned.
Booking for the September 9 & 10 Tea starts on Tuesday August 15th.
Saturday and Sunday September tea at 1:00 pm FULLY BOOKED.
Tables are AVAILABLE at the 2:30 pm sittings on both days.
September 9 & 10; October 14 & 15; November 4 & 5
Christmas Tea: December 2 & 3 by random draw of request forms.
Christmas Tea request forms are available from September 1st.
NOTE: Effective April 1, 2023, our full Victorian Tea is $20; Forget Delight $15; Dessert & Tea $10; Jocko’s (child) $10; Child Dessert $5; Devonshire Cream $3; Extra sandwich or biscuit $3; Tea Only $2.
Volunteer with us: If you are ever looking for an organization to volunteer with, you might want to consider joining GHHS. Here’s the link https://govhousesociety.ca/volunteer/
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Recipes & Fun Facts
- Question: What should I wear to tea?
Answer: There is no dress code for our teas, so feel free to dress up or dress down. Be comfortable and enjoy our hospitality.
- Question: How much does tea cost?
Answer: A child’s meal (Jocko’s) is $10. An adult’s meal is $20. However, guests may also order just Forget Delight for $15 or dessert and tea for $10; Child’s Dessert $5; Devonshire cream $3 — or other extras with their meal for $3 and tea only is $2. Talk to your table server for details.