Thank you for your interest in planning a party at Brambles. Here’s how to get started:
- Step One: Email us the day you would like to host a party, group or meeting and how many people you think may attend. Please keep in mind that we are closed on Sundays. Also, let us know what you have in mind for your special day.
- Step Two: We will email you back and let you know if we have that date available and our most popular menus for your type of event. Our menu options are listed below.
- Step Three: You will be required to place a deposit to make that date a confirmed reservation.
- Step Four: 24 hours before the event we will need a final guest count that will be used for one bill at the end of the day of your event.
Additional Information about Party Planning
What are some of the menu options and pricing for large groups?
How will the seating be and do you close to the public?
We generally do not close to the public unless your party is more than 45 guests. We place our groups on one side of the tea room and seat our guests on the other side. Parties of 16 or less we can fit on one long table together . Parties over 16 can be placed together in two long tables or in cluster of tables seating 3 to 4 people. Our most popular time for parties is at 2:30 p.m. and we plan on most all our parties lasting around 2 hours.
Can I bring in decorations?
You are welcomed to bring in decorations for your tables but not necessary since we will always have fresh cut flowers on the tables. If you do bring in items we ask that no glitter or feathers be used. The host is welcomed to arrive 30 minutes early for set up but please keep in mind your table may not be complete until the reservation time. We do not want to rush other guest that are eating.
Can I bring in a Cake or Cupcakes?
We do allow for cakes and cupcakes to be brought in. We charge a $1.00 service charge for cutting and plating on our china and service for all items brought in the tea room.
Can I bring in Alcohol?
We don’t allow any alcohol to be brought into the tea room. We do offer champagne, wine and beer. If you choose to have alcohol at your party our most popular menu is our Brambles Celebration in which each person is served one glass of champagne. Please be sure to inform us and your guest if additional glasses are allowed and who will be responsible for payment.
Can I have an early morning business meeting?
We offer business meetings starting at 10:00 a.m. giving one hour for private presentations. We can bring out a planned menu at the beginning or after the presentation there is no hurry to leave but we do open to the public at 11:00 a.m.
Can my party order separately and pay separately?
Groups under 8 can order and pay separately. Since our customers pay their bill in the gift shop we ask that just a few at a time go up and pay at the register. Groups over 8 we will ask for one person to be the representative of a group along with a credit card to hold the reservation. We will work with the group representative on the menu for the group and how the payment will be handled. Groups over 20 will be required to put a $25 deposit down to hold the reservation the deposit is applied to one final bill at the end of the meal. Please refer above for types of menu options for large groups.
Can I have a Children’s Birthday Party?
Brambles has always welcomed children to the tea room. We do serve fine bone china tea cups for children parties. We find that most children by 7 or 8 years of age do quite well at parties. Our children parties cost $13.50 per child and this includes tax and gratuity. We require a $25 deposit and there is one bill for the entire party. We host children parties with up to 12 seats at 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday mornings in the off season. We serve our Mini Brambles Delight on our 3 tier stands. Each child will receive 6 mini tea sandwiches (2 peanut butter and strawberry preserves, 2 cucumber and cream cheese and 2 honey ham. One Traditional English scone served with Devon clotted cream, strawberry preserves and fresh strawberries. On the top tier will be one Chantilly Swan Cream Puff. We also serve in our tea pots a choice of hot cocoa or pink lemonade. We do not allow glitter, feathers or beads in the tea room. We require all children to stay with their party till the end of the event. When making a reservation please keep in mind your party may have up to 12 seats total this includes children and adults. Other guest are not allowed to be in the tea room unless they are a part of the party. If adults would like to order other items we will need their order the day before. Mr. Brambles our resident Teddy Bear will be seated at the table and a small table for gifts if requested. We put a candle on the Swan of the birthday person and sing Happy Birthday when we bring out all the tiers. We do not do large children parties in December to March.