Fine silver, formal attire, and Southern staple foods fuse together in perfect merriment of English tradition and Southern charm. Have the quintessential Savannah experience when you attend high tea in Savannah, GA. Experience and learn more about our area per our finest recommendations when you request a copy of our complimentary Insider’s Guide!
Pinky out for the Most Essential High Tea in Savannah, GA
Enjoy high tea to the Ballastone Standard. When you stay with us, we ensure an experience like no other. Our formal high tea hour is no exception. Our silver collection is comprised of sterling cutlery from the 40s and 50s, as well as a variety of antique pieces that were carefully chosen by our innkeeper. Enjoy traditional Southern fare prepared by our in-house chef like pimento cheese and tomato sandwiches, as well as tomato, bacon, and basil sandwiches. Our tea hour is held daily from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the common spaces of our inn as well as in the garden.
Local Tip: Start inside at our table-for-two privacy dining room. Then, make your way outside to enjoy our beautifully manicured grounds while enjoying a miniature lemon bar.
What Is High Tea?
High tea is a tradition that originated in England in the 1800s as a light meal for the upper class. The late-afternoon tea hour of socialization, snacking, and sipping eventually made its way to the United States and has long since been a Southern tradition for celebrations and social events. Catch up with an old friend or celebrate an engagement with a tea hour. The versatility in size and formality makes high tea a great option for intimate and large gatherings alike!
Dress Your Best
Knowing what to wear to high tea can be confusing with the wide variety of tea rooms in GA. While traditional high tea is often associated with formal dress, most tea rooms only require casual elegant attire. Anyone can easily dress to impress at high tea as the causal elegant style ranges from a modest cotton dress to a sweater set and a skirt. The same casual elegant rule applies to men, as well. No need for a jacket! A collared shirt and crisply ironed pants are the perfect choice for a man attending high tea.
Where to Go for High Tea in Savannah, GA
Savannah has an abundance of tea rooms! It can be hard to decide where to have high tea in Savannah, GA. Browsing some cozy tea time spots is a great place to start! Sit in one of the mahogany booths at the Gryphon Tea Room for a traditional high tea experience, complete with a seasonal menu crafted from local ingredients.
There are a number of good places to try while they are out exploring the city, and the Gryphon is one of them! However, they don’t need to look any further than right here at the Ballastone for the best high tea in Savannah.
High Tea to the Ballastone Standard
Stay with us to enjoy our high tea in Savannah, GA, that’s like no other. Our house-made treats and delicious tea paired with an ambiance filled with Southern charm makes for the most authentic high tea experience. Experience it only when you stay with us!
Delight in the details of our Low Country room to complete your Savannah, GA, getaway. Enjoy this room’s Southern charm with Low Country artwork and a wicker rocking chair while still enjoying the comfort of an Italian matelasse coverlet on the queen-size bed. Browse all of our luxuriously appointed guest rooms to choose the room that best suits your needs!