We were looking forward to our first visit to The Victorian Parlor for a Formal Birthday Tea with 16 friends and family in honor of our Grandaughter, as she turned five. What a wonderful time was had by all, in the 'Valentine' decorated Tea Room, that included 10 adults and 6 children, ages 3 to 7. The victorian decor was a feast for the eyes, with it's beautiful furnishings & table settings, comfortable seating, and charming wall decorations in every nook and cranny that all provided such a cozy and hospitable atmosphere for tea! After selecting hats from the huge selection available, there was time for a wonderful tour of the other tea rooms and gift shop, before our 6-course formal tea began. The meal was accompanied by Peach Tea, with cozy's on the pots to keep the tea warm. What a delight it was to taste and savor each course's flavors that included a cherry flavored fruit salad, fresh garden salad with a Poppyseed dressing, sweets that included scones and devonshire cream, coffee brownies, and blueberry cake slices, tea sandwhiches of chicken salad & cole slaw, along with an out-of-this-world ham and cheese croissant, a choice of beef barley or chicken and rice soup, finished off with mouth-watering peaches and cream, or carrot cake. The meal exceeded all expectations! Our service provided by Paula and Daryl was superb and hospitable, as was the serving staff's efforts to please all the ages who attended the tea party. The unexpected offering of coffee for those who were so inclined, the surprise gift for each of the children, and the interesting history of the Tea Room's Property shared by Host Daryl as he moved from table to table, were so appreciated! This is by far THE nicest Tea Room in the states of Maryland and Pennsylvania, out of all we have visited through the years, with it's charming appearance, outstanding service and hospitality, delicious tea and coffee, and the quality,flavors, and food preparation of all foods we sampled while there on Sunday. We will definitely recommend The Victorian Parlor to family and friends, and look forward to a return visit for another life celebration in the future! What a blessing this tea experience was for all of us, and we can't wait to sample more of their tea choices in the future! Hoping to enjoy seeing the outdoor property with it's garden and waterfalls during warmer weather! Blessings to Paula and Daryl for their tender loving care of our group on Sunday!
Donna, don't think you missed a one detail, such a fabulous review. You brought guests from all over, young and old and inbetween. Bithdays are a big celebration in The Parlor. Thank YOu.