HIGH TEA

Rosemary Hill hosts authentic tea parties, specialising in bridal showers, baby showers and birthdays. Treats are individually made by our passionate pastry team and beautifully presented on three-tier cake stands. Tables are elegantly laid with white table cloths and napkins, beautiful floral designer crockery and glasses. All yo uhave to do is bring your own flowers/ decor to complete the setting!  Make yourself at home, and in these moments of contemplation and celebration, spend teatime treasuring family and friends. Your tea party can be hosted in the venue of your choice (subject to availability).

COMPLIMENTARY RECEPTION VENUE OPTIONS:

You are welcome to use Barbet’s Burrow, Loerie’s Lair or Plover’s Place (Subject to availability and number of guests)

Should you wish to use The Pavillion, The Barn or The Distillery – then a venue hire is charged.

 

VIEW OUR VENUES HERE

 

COST: R 325 PER PERSON (Minimum of ten guests per party please)


“Tea tempers the spirits and harmonizes the mind, dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue, awakens thought and prevents drowsiness, lightens or refreshes the body, and clears the perceptive faculties”-Lu Yu-

WE SERVE:

SPECIALITY ARRIVAL DRINK OF THE DAY

SAVOURY TREATS:
*Mini Chicken Tudor Pie
*Crispy Lamb Wrap with Homemade Aïoli
*Roasted Root Baby Vegetable Cheesecake
*Bloody Mary Shot with Activated Charcoal Crusted Prawn and Fresh Garden Vegetables
*Watermelon and Papaya Salad with Tequila Vinaigrette – served in a crunchy tortilla bowl

SWEET TREATS:
*Dulce de Leche Mini Cruffin
*Dark Chocolate Mousse and Salted Caramel Truffle
*Earl Grey Creme Brulee Tartlet with Blue Berries, Mint and Lavender Flowers
*Homemade Scone, Black Pepper Meringue with Lime and Botanical Gin Clottted Cream
*Strawberry and Champagne Sponge Cake with French Vanilla Buttercream and Textures of Strawberry

FILTER COFFEE AND SPECIALTY LOOSE LEAF TEA

WE SERVE:

SPECIALITY ARRIVAL DRINK OF THE DAY

SAVOURY TREATS:

* Mini Tudor Pie

* Frito Misto Mini Wrap with Vegan Aïoli

* Roasted Root Baby Vegetable ‘Cheesecake’

* Bloody Mary Shot with Fresh Garden Vegetables and Activated Charcoal Crusted Cauliflower

* Watermelon and Papaya Salad with Tequila Vinaigrette – served in a crunchy tortilla bowl
 

SWEET TREATS:

* Mini Vanilla Muffin filled with a caramelised coconut milk

* Dark Chocolate Truffle filled with a Dark Chocolate and Avo Mousse

* Earl Grey Creme Brulee Tartlet with Blue Berries, Mint and Lavender Flowers

* Homemade Scone topped with a Lime and Botanical Gin Whipped Coconut Cream with a Black Pepper Meringue

* Sponge Cake with a Strawberry and Champagne Syrup and Textures of Strawberry

 

FILTER COFFEE AND SPECIALTY LOOSE LEAF TEA

* Basic set-up and cleaning of the venue.
* Security and parking attendants.
* Plastic rectangular trestle tables for the guests, covered with White or Cream Tablecloths and Napkins.
* Gifts table.
* Table runner of your Choice.
* Beautiful Floral Designer Crockery, Cutlery, Glasses.
* Wooden Chairs.
* Hostess and Serving Staff for your Special Event.
* Use of semi-private area: Barbet’s Burrow, Loerie’s Lair, Plover’s Place, The Terrace
(Use of selected venue for a maximum of 4 hours between 08h00 and 16h00).
* All venues are equipped with a Generator that starts up automatically in the event of a general power failure.

Use of semi-private area available for a total of 4 hours between 08:00 and 16:00.

Additional hours or part thereof will be charged at R650 per hour.

Functions must be concluded by 14:00 on days where we host weddings (mostly Saturdays, please check before you book).

If the guest of honour arrives after the other invited guests, we recommend that the function should start at 10:00 to allow enough time for the full experience without it being rushed.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY: You will be served a welcome drink upon arrival. The savoury treats will be served next. Our loose leaf tea selection will then be brought to your table, together with the intermezzo. Please feel free to open each sample to experience the aroma and then order one that appeals to you. Lastly, the sweet treats will be served with your tea or coffee.

We kindly request that you nominate one person to liaise with our hostess during your function (to avoid multiple and conflicting instructions and prevent communication gaps). Furthermore, we respectfully request that you do not deviate from our standard tea serving schedule as outlined above as this has been carefully planned to enhance your experience.

* We have a liquor license. All alcoholic beverages are to be purchased from us on the day. Please ask for a wine list should you wish to pre-order.

* No self-catering allowed

*Minimum ten paying guests per party please

* Please inform us of any special dietary requirements (Vegan and gluten-free menus available on request).

* Kindly bring your own flowers and additional decor required.

* Rosemary Hill is a CASH FREE ZONE. We accept CARD and ZAPPER payments at the bar.

* Please advise your guests to type in Rosemary Hill into their GPS or Map App to be directed to the Farm’s Main Gate.

* Service charge discretionary.

* OPTIONAL EXTRAS AND GIFTS FOR YOUR GUESTS:
Packet of Homemade Cookies – R30 each.
Double Chocolate Pecan Nut Brownies – R30 each.
Fudge – R30 each.
Rosemary Plant – R45 each (Wrapped in brown paper & tied with a ribbon).
Lavender Plant (Seasonal) – R90 each (Wrapped in brown paper & tied with a ribbon).
Gas heaters in Winter for outside areas (R50 per heater per hour).

CAKEAGE FEE : R80 per cake or dozen cupcakes.
CORKAGE FEE : R60 per 750ml bottle of wine or champagne.

BOOKING YOUR TEA PARTY:
We require a 50% deposit to secure your booking. All quotations expire within two days from date of receipt. Final number of guests required 10 days before your event, where after your final quote will be sent for payment no later than 7 days before your event date. Any changes to the final guest list less than 7 days prior to the event will not be accommodated. In the event of cancellation within 14 days of your event, your deposit will be forfeited.

 

Event guidelines for COVID-19 Safety

For your personal safety and ours, all our staff continue to receive COVID-19 preventative training measures and hygiene protocols.

PRIOR TO ARRIVAL

  • Venue is sanitised (incl. bars, kitchen, bathrooms and entry/exit points)
  • All furniture and fixtures incl. tables and chairs are disinfected
  • All cutlery, crockery and kitchenware washed and sanitised
  • Crockery is machine washed above 65°C for longer than 5 minutes

ARRIVAL (GUESTS & STAFF)

  • Single entry & exit points identified for guests (FOH) and staff (BOH)
  • Social distancing is managed
  • Hands sanitised & temperature taken prior to entry and recorded on guest list/ staff roster.
  • Travel declarations present upon registration for conference (day guests)
  • No guest or staff will be permitted without a mask (disposable masks will be available)
  • All staff are issued with the necessary gloves & masks
  • Hands-free sanitiser stations available at bathrooms, kitchen, bar and entry/exit points
  • Guests to be seated and served coffee, to minimise congestion and movement
  • Snacks to be pre-plated

UNIFORM

  • Masks and/or face shields must be worn at all times

KITCHEN PRACTICES

  • Alcohol-based disinfectant used to clean workspaces and equipment, frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces
  • All surfaces are wiped down with disinfectant after each dish is prepared
  • Utensils stored in buckets filled with sanitiser
  • All staff to wash and sanitise hands every 30 minutes and sanitise after every dish

INCREASED SANITISATION

  • High-potency hand sanitiser (70% Alc) available throughout the venue
  • Bathrooms & bar areas sanitised and recorded every 15 – 20 minutes by dedicated staff
  • Stringent cleaning protocols are followed in the kitchen
  • Only bio-degradable, eco-friendly chemicals are used
  • Paper towels available in all bathrooms

SOCIAL DISTANCING

  • Floor decals to clearly mark social distancing at all gathering points
  • Set-up of tables ensures at least 1.5m distancing between delegates in all directions.
  • All excess furnishings are removed
  • Maximum capacities will be strictly adhered to – attending guests as well as staff.
  • Only cashless payment facilities available
  • Signage pertaining to COVID visible everywhere
  • Staff trained daily on protocols, hygiene & processes

FOOD SERVICE

  • Stringent cleaning protocols are followed in the kitchen
  • Social distance of at least 1.5m maintained while serving
  • Masks can be removed for dining and drinking purposes

DEPARTURE

  • All guests & staff to exit through single exit points identified
  • Venue and set-up broken down and sanitized

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