Teas at the historic Stuart Manor are a perfect way to enjoy an elegant and relaxing tea with friends and family in a picturesque setting. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our Tea Hostess and escorted to your seat. Your table is adorned with china, silver and linens with a beautiful array of tea cups, saucers and teapots. After a brief presentation of the menu, wait staff will bring each course directly to your table.
Special programming offered at each tea make it a truly unique experience. Some special seasonal teas are at an increased cost due to programming. Please check the current schedule for special tea pricing. Teas and programming usually run 90 minutes.
Cost for a tea is $22 for adults and $15 for youth 5-12, unless stated otherwise. This includes a four-course tea, tax and gratuity. A sample menu of tea courses includes: bottomless pots of tea, scones or breads, savory tea sandwiches, soup or fresh fruits, sweets and desserts. Our menu changes often, especially with the seasons, but one thing is for certain, you and your guests will not leave hungry!
Pre-paid reservations are required, as seating is limited to 36 guests. To place your reservation, call the Portage Parks & Recreation Department at 329-4522.
Current Tea Programming
Summer teas will begin soon. Please plan to join us at one or more of these delightful teas!
Beyond Fifty Shades: Two Librarians Share their Favorite Sexy Beach Reads
Wednesday, June 12 - Noon
Nicolette Sosulski and Jessica Enget, librarians at the Portage District Library will heat things up as they offer their picks for simmering summer reads from E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey to Jennifer Cruises' Be Mine. You will leave with a reading list to insure a summer full of romance.
Traveling Michigan and Surrounding States with Steve Ellis
Wednesday, June 19 - Noon
Steve Ellis, publisher of Spark Magazine, has spent the last 45 years traveling all over Michigan and neighboring states, searching for interesting and out-of-the-ordinary destinations. He will present a lively photographic presentation of some of his favorite spots. His presentation will include the Fayette State Park ghost town in the Upper Penninsula, Beaver Island, Door County, the West Baden Hot Springs Hotel (once labeled the 8th wonder of the world), Grand Marais, Leland, the Manitou Islands, Union Pier and other fun trips that are less than a day's drive from Portage. Steve will also bring a display of vintage travel memorabilia from around the state.
Turn Over a New Leaf - Cheese Pairings with Tea
Saturday, July 27 - 3:00 p.m.
Who said the only perfect companion to cheese is wine? Local owners of The Cheese Lady in Texas Corners and Chocolatea in Portage will show you how a delectable display of fine cheese pair well with the right selection of tea. Treat yourself like royalty and join Natalie Fuller (The Cheese Lady) and Polly Kragt (Chocolatea) for a traditional Afternoon Tea experience.
Rapunzel Youth Theatre Tea
Sunday, August 4 - 1:30 p.m. Tickets: Adults $27; Youth $20
Guests will enjoy a special menu designed especially for children. After the tea, travel through the enchanted forest to the Hayloft Theatre to see Rapunzel at 3:00 p.m. Ticket prices include the cost of the tea and play.
American Girl Back to School Tea
Saturday, August 17 - 1:00 p.m.
Bring your favorite American Girl and start a new back to school tradition! Guests will have a delightful time together enjoying a tasty tea and creating treasured memories with each other before the school bell rings. Guests will be invited to take a nostalgic tour of the one-room schoolhouse adjacent to Stuart Manor.
Purchase tickets at the Parks and Recreation Division or mail checks made payable to City of Portage to:
City of Portage
Department of Parks and Recreation
7719 South Westnedge Avenue
Portage, Michigan 49002