Where: Savannah, Georgia
Style: Lux library
Tea Selection: Prepared herbal teas
Teatimes: Private parties of 8 or less – Sunday to Friday, 10 to 2 (last seating)
Reservations: Reservations required
Cost: $668.77 Private Tea Party for 8 or less (includes tax and 25% tip)
Destination Tea Tips: To get the most for your dollar, invite the maximum number of guests. For an additional fee, it is possible to add alcohol to make it a royal tea. On street parking and valet are available (on-street is less expensive). The Perry Lane Hotel has two towers facing each other on East Perry Street. Afternoon tea is served in the north tower, numbered 256.
Prices and teatimes are subject to change. Please see our Georgia Afternoon Tea Directory for the latest details.
Destination Tea Notes: Afternoon tea at Perry Lane Hotel, which opened in Savannah in 2018, is a private affair best suited to a shower or other special occasion. Our group agreed that at this historic, downtown hotel, you are paying for the elegant, intimate setting. We did the math: if you were a smaller party, say of 4, this tea party would cost $167 per person, because the set minimum is $500 before tax and tip for up to 8 people. That’s for an afternoon tea without champagne, a scone course, or tea. [All of the “teas” served are caffeine-free herbal infusions (see our “Choose Your Tea” page for more on the difference)]. At this price point, almost every high-end hotel in our directories automatically offers a royal tea (includes champagne).
If you select this afternoon tea venue, we’d recommend requesting scones with cream and jam (which are actually pictured in the hotel’s promotional materials), and tea are included in the tea party menu. Director of Catering Jennifer Arnold was welcoming and should be easy to work with on these points. The hotel library where your event will take place is a lovely room, softly lit with draped floor-to-ceiling windows on two walls. Rather than the seated afternoon teas of today, your tea party here will be more like the teatimes of colonial days, where guests moved about a well-appointed room. This was necessitated for our party because dessert was served to one table (again, you could likely request separate dessert tiers for each table). We say consider Perry Lane Hotel when you are looking to splurge for a special event (for a group of 8 or less), or love the idea of an afternoon tea all to yourselves.