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Holiday Grand High Tea

December 17th, 2014 by Sharon Welch-Blair

hd-christmas2Holiday Grand High Tea at The Empress of Little Rock is always a treat, but during the holiday season it is something truly special. Christmas music wafts through the parlors and dining room, along with the scent of fresh evergreens. Victorian decorations adorn each room of the mansion, creating an authentic 1880s Christmas experience for our guests.
High tea evolved from the custom of ladies of the Victorian era taking a mid-afternoon respite to an elegant and formalized excuse to showcase one’s finery while entertaining friends. High tea was traditionally more of an evening meal; today’s high tea experience showcases dainty tea sandwiches, specialty teas, elegant finger sweets, and scones with clotted cream and lemon curd. Today it’s an opportunity to don one’s gloves and pull out grandmother’s china, crystal or silver, and have a time set aside to focus on ourselves and our friends. Victorian High Tea accompanied by your host’s warm hospitality is a hallmark at The Empress.
We would love to have your family, friends or group join us for a holiday high tea that will they will talk about for years to come. Call the Empress to schedule your tea, and enjoy a complimentary tour of the home in all of its holiday finery!

Celebrate Mom with a Grand High Tea!

April 26th, 2011 by Lisa

Because we think mom is so special, The Empress is throwing a party for Mother’s Day!  Join us for a Grand High Tea with Scones,  elegant desserts, dainty gourmet finger sandwiches and specialty tea, all made fresh in our kitchen.  Finish with our specialty hand-dipped chocolate covered cherries and a tour of the historic Hornibrook Mansion.  Converted in 1995 to The Empress of Little Rock Small Luxury Hotel and Conference Center, the mansion has an amazing history…which we will happily share with you!  After stepping back in the past for an hour of genteel tea and good company, stay there as we introduce you to the Victorian beginnings of The Empress!