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Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea is served in the Lounge, situated amongst the art adorned walls and enhanced by the hotel's Dale Chihuly glass sculpture and a live harpist. This Umstead tradition is a welcoming and elegant way to spend an afternoon socializing.

Advance reservations are required. Kindly speak with our reservations team at 919-447-4050 to arrange for your table. To provide quality of service, please inform our reservations team of any allergies or dietary restrictions at the time of booking. Any changes requested the day of are subject to availability. Same day reservations are not available.

Reservations: 919-447-4050



    Wednesday - Sunday: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

The Lounge

The Lounge can accommodate parties of up to eight guests. For parties of nine or more, please contact our catering department at 919-447-4120 to make alternative arrangements in our event space.

2019-11-28 00:00:00

Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet *FULLY BOOKED*

Join us in Herons on November 28nd as three-time James Beard Award Semifinalist and Executive Chef Steven Greene prepares a delicious Thanksgiving Buffet. Choose from classics such as carved turkey, truffled macaroni and cheese, and cornbread stuffing, in addition to a variety of display stations, soups, desserts and more. Full menu available soon.

2019-12-24 00:00:00

Christmas Dinner in Herons

Celebrate the holidays with friends and family this year at The Umstead. Join us in Herons for a four-course dinner with choices created by James Beard Semifinalist Steven Greene, as you surround yourself with loved ones this season. Full menu available soon, vegetarian and gluten-free options available upon request. Reservations are available from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and can be made at 919-447-4050 beginning September 16th.

2019-12-31 00:00:00

New Year's Eve Dinner in Herons

Whether you are beginning your 2020 celebration or enjoying an intimate evening, let Herons be your destination this New Year’s Eve. Enjoy an exquisite four-course dinner with choices prepared by Executive Chef Steven Greene as you look ahead to the new year. Full menu available soon, vegetarian and gluten-free options available upon request.

2020-02-14 00:00:00

Valentine's Day Dinner

Enjoy the intimate atmosphere of Herons this Valentine's Day as you celebrate with someone special. Indulge in a four course dinner with choices created by Executive Chef Steven Devereaux Greene with delectable desserts by Pastry Chef Jonathan Fisher designed with romance in mind. 

2020-04-12 00:00:00

Easter Buffet

Celebrate the Easter Holiday this spring with brunch in Herons. This special buffet features savory display stations and entrees created by James Beard Semifinalist, Executive Chef Steven Greene.