Where: Downtown Marietta, Georgia Style: Elegant-industrial Tea Selection: 4 loose leaf teas by Taylors of Harrogate Teatimes: Select Tea Dates Reservations: Reservations required Contact: 770-238-1202 Cost: $65 Afternoon Tea; $35 (ages 15 and under) Destination Tea Tips: Parking is free on the square, where you may like to allow extra time for shopping or resting historic Glover Park. You will check in at the hostess stand and go upstairs for your afternoon tea seating.
Destination Tea Notes: Although Marietta Square was first laid out in the 1830s (when afternoon tea was born), almost all of its buildings were burned to the ground during the Civil War, then slowly rebuilt during the Victorian era, making the historic downtown a period-perfect setting for an afternoon tea. Don’t you agree that every historic American town needs a tearoom? Downtown Marietta did have one, from 2007 to 2020, where afternoon tea goers could take tea regularly at Vineyard Cafe. We were therefore very pleased to learn that three years after the cafe’s closing, nearby Mac’s Chophouse has launched a special event afternoon tea service. One of the coolest things that happens as you enter Mac’s upstairs event space is that you can see into the staging area where rows of afternoon tea goodies wait to be plated. We also loved our perch above the square, looking out onto the green during our teatime. We are immediately impressed at how proficiently the staff handles a full room sitting down all at once for afternoon tea (they offer two seatings on each afternoon tea date). From start to finish, servers are professional and caring, also allowing us plenty of uninterrupted time to reconnect over a delectable afternoon tea.