Owner of this Tea Room was very rude. We arrived for our reservation, which was a luncheon for my daughters 2nd child. Not a baby shower. 8 adults and 2 children. We all brought gifts for the new Mommy. The owner approched us and berated us for 2 balloons on the table and gifts which we brought. There was conversation in the hallway about us and how we did not want to spend additional money for rental of a private room. I have been to this TeaRoom many times and willno longer recommend you to any of my family or friends. I think you need to distinquish the difference between a gathering of family and friends and a typical shower.
Our policy is that when there is a special celebration involving gifts, etc. it is to be in one of our private rooms so that our other guests do not feel they are at your party.
This reservation was clearly made under the premise there would be no gifts and special decorations. We asked this caller several times and were assured that only cards would be brought for the new mother – no gifts… it was to be a very low key affair. Therefore, we were totally surprised by the balloon centerpiece and large wrapped gifts. This was not a low key tea party but rather it was a small baby shower. I had been misled and all my other guests in that room (who I am also responsible for) were now involuntarily part of the shower party.
We do a lot of showers and they are one of our many specialties. We try to work very closely with our customers to assure complete satisfaction.