Birthday Tea

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Saturday July 2

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10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM


Celebrate your child’s birthday with a whimsical tea at Longue Vue. Birthday guests will enjoy the beautiful gardens and child-friendly tea service with light bites and desserts.


Birthday guests and hosts are welcome to choose their desired attire appropriate for a tea or to match a theme.


Birthday Teas are two hours long. Refreshments are served 30 minutes after event start time. 


A Birthday Tea can accommodate up to 15 guests, plus up to 15 parents and guardians.


  • Exclusive use of the Discovery Garden Lath House or other selected party space
  • Choice of warm and cold beverages and snacks
  • Set up, break down, cleaning and sanitizing before and after
  • Tea cups, plates, napkins, and utensils 
  • A dedicated Longue Vue birthday host to serve tea and support other needs
  • Longue Vue garden admission for you and your guests, all day on the day of the birthday tea


Small, individualized desserts are included. Parents are welcome to bring a birthday cake.

Food by Edith & Edgar’s Museum Cafe, including:

A selection of 3 kid-friendly tea sandwiches

Fresh fruit skewers


A selection of 2 sweet treats

Tea & Juice Selections

*Select two (2)

Hibiscus rose OR lemon verbena mint tea from the Longue Vue gardens (hot and/or iced)

Apple juice


Water is included.

An airpot of coffee is available for an an additional fee. 

The price includes all food, set up, exclusive use of the space, tea cups, utensils, napkins, plates, etc. Cleaning and sanitizing will take place before and after your event.

A harpist available for an additional fee.

Available dates and times will appear on the calendar; dates and times that are grayed out are no longer available. For bookings special scheduling requests or any other questions, contact Mariah Theobald at

By proceeding with this reservation, you acknowledge and agree to the following policies:

  • Payment in full and acceptance of site policies are required to guarantee a reservation.
  • Final guest count must be provided to Longue Vue no later than one week before the event to ensure adequate supplies. A final count will be taken upon arrival and client can pay for any additional guests following the event. 
  • Longue Vue handles all cleaning for this event. Client is responsible for clearing all celebration materials from the site. If event materials are left by client, an additional $100 clean-up charge will be assessed. 
  • Hosts may arrive up to one hour before the start of the event and may remain in the rented space up to 30 minutes beyond the end time. While you may visit the gardens following your celebration, a rental extension fee of $100 will be assessed for clients who remain in the celebration space more than 30 minutes after the event. 
  • Cancelations made at least 30 days in advance of the event will receive a 75% refund. 
  • Cancelations made at least 10 days in advance of the event will receive a 50% refund.
  • Rescheduling requests must be received no less than 72 hours in advance of the event to avoid forfeiture of your fee. 
  • All cancelation and rescheduling requests must be made in writing to Mariah Theobald at
  • Please note that the cancelation and reschedule policy will not be amended based on weather, other than in the event of severe weather requiring the entire Longue Vue site to close, in which case a full refund or complimentary reschedule will be granted. In the event or rain or other inclement weather that does not require a site closure, Longue Vue will make interior space (the Education Center) available to your guests, at no additional charge. 
  • Clients will not have access to a refrigerator and are encouraged to bring ice chests for refrigeration needs.
  • Live or amplified music is not permitted without express written approval by Longue Vue. 
  • Latex balloons, glitter, or confetti are not permitted on site.
  • Client may bring food and beverages as desired, but hot food may not be prepared nor served on-site.
  • Longue Vue is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Longue Vue House & Gardens adjoins a residential neighborhood; accordingly, all guests are required to adhere to the following:

  • Noise must be kept to a reasonable minimum; amplified music is not allowed.
  • All vehicles must be parked in areas designated by Longue Vue staff.
  • Client and guests may not move garden furniture, cut or pick plants or flowers, or otherwise make changes to the Discovery Garden, Lath House, or Education Center, other than in direct collaboration and supervision of designated Longue Vue staff (the Birthday Host and/or Programs Manager). Any changes or damages to the gardens or facilities will result in a minimum damage fee of $100; such fee shall be based on visual documentation by Longue Vue.
  • As of December 2021, facial coverings must be worn indoors at Longue Vue.

The fee for a two-hour garden birthday celebration is $625 for members at the Family Level or higher, and $675 for non-members. To book using the member rate contact Susan Hudlow at or (504) 293-4722.