The Ambrose House by Events Nashville is the perfect place for intimate gatherings. From weddings to corporate dinner parties, baby showers and more, The Ambrose House is a beautiful venue, located in the heart of East Nashville. One recurring event that takes place at our lovely Victorian are the monthly tea parties put on by Savannah Tea Company. Here is our interview with owner, Brandy Dyer:
What are the origins of Savannah Tea Company?
Savannah Tea Company started as a restaurant in the historic Germantown district of Nashville. Teas and light lunches were served daily. The property was an old home that eventually was sold and STC had to relocate. In 2013, the business came into new ownership and now hosts tea parties at The Ambrose House in East Nashville.
Where do you get your teas?
The teas are purchased from tea manufacturers, such as the London-Metropolitan Tea Company. These are specialized teas that are not available for retail purchase. There is quite a variety of tea choices including flavors of black, chai, green, herbal, white and many others.
What takes place when guests arrive for a tea party?
You will be seated at your table by a host or hostess who will also show you the tea cabinet, and tea shelves where you may choose your own tea cup, saucer and the kind of loose leaf tea you would like to try. There are authentic tea hats available to wear if you want to make it really fun! We offer full table decor, party favors (such as teas and desserts to go) and floral crowns.
What type of gatherings and events usually bring people in?
We see quite a few bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties and small groups of ladies just wanting to gather for a fun afternoon social affair. It is really about the atmosphere and creating an enjoyable experience for everyone. We will give a brief discussion of the history of the teas that you will be trying. Reservations are required.
What is the difference between your two options: High Tea and Light Tea?
With both teas, on your table there will be a three tier tray of scones and muffins served with our southern style clotted cream and jam, three types of savory finger sandwiches, assorted desserts, and your teas, of course! The end of the tea is signified by a palate-cleansing homemade sorbet. With High Tea, you also get quiche and seasonal soups. The menu changes with the season.
Sample tea menu:
What do you love about The Ambrose House as the setting for tea parties?
The Ambrose House is the perfect location for Savannah’s tea parties. It is in a beautiful yard and neighborhood, is close to other great East Nashville sights and guests really get to experience the historical aspect of a tea party inside the lovely Victorian mansion.