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Afternoon Tea

Join The Carolina Inn for a Classic Southern Tradition 

Afternoon Tea Service at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, North Carolina is a delightful and relaxed tradition and we invite you to partake and enjoy it with us. Served in our cozy hotel lobby, the elegant Piedmont Dining Room or garden terrace, guests enjoy an ambiance of gracious gentility. Our dedicated Tea Hostess selects the finest teas, offering different assortments every season. Delectable house-made accompaniments include savory tea sandwiches, assorted sweets, and fresh baked scones served with fresh lemon curd, English Devonshire cream, jams and preserves.


Tea Services

Afternoon Tea is from 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Thursday - Sunday, listed prices are per person. Call 919.918.2777 or email to inquire about holding your next special event with us. Please note, online reservations are not accepted through OpenTable.

Reservations are required at least 24-hours in advance. Please call at least 24-hours prior to cancelling an existing reservation to avoid charges on your credit card. Pricing does not include tax and gratuity.  

Royal Tea  |  $39

Add a special touch to your afternoon respite by treating yourself to a glass of sparkling wine with a tantalizing selection of sweets, tea sandwiches, scones and tea.

Classic Tea  |  $30

Indulge in three assorted tea sandwiches, savories and sweets per person, house-made chocolate confections and scones.

Little Prince and Princess Tea (For Ages 4 - 12)  |  $20

Our Tea Hostess and Executive Pastry Chef will gladly adjust their menu to flatter the tastes of our young patrons. We welcome children to experience the grace and charm of our Afternoon Tea and partake in this cherished tradition.

Bridal Tea  |  $42

Perfect for the bride-to-be and her bridal party. Relax and unwind with scones and a choice of three assorted tea sandwiches, savories and sweets per person. Bridal Tea also comes with a complimentary glass of champagne for the bride-to-be.

Baby Shower Tea  |  $42

A delightful tradition for your mother-to-be, Baby Shower Tea offers a customized menu of snacks and sweets. Please contact us for pricing or more information.

Afternoon Tea Special Events

We can tailor our Afternoon Tea menu to suit your group's needs and make your special occasion in Chapel Hill a memorable one. Please contact us for pricing or more information.


Tea Menus:

Afternoon Tea  |  Bridal Shower Tea  |  Baby Shower Tea


Dress Code:

Casual Elegance - Business or Resort Casual