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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.

For parties of seven or more, please contact our catering department at 919-447-4120 to make alternative arrangements in our event space.

Reservations: 919-447-4050
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  • AFTERNOON TEA

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

The Lounge

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

2022-12-01

Herons White Truffle Dinner

Join us the month of December for a special White Truffle Tasting Menu available only in Herons. Called the “white diamond of Italy”, this most delicate and rare truffle in the world will be featured throughout the seven course menu, providing a sensory experience unlike any other.

2022-12-20

December Uncorked: Holiday Bubbles *Fully Booked*

We’re in full holiday mode for the final Uncorked of 2022! Join us for a very special lineup of all sparkling wines from around the world, featuring of course Champagne. These selections will also be available for purchase to help complete your gift giving season. The evening includes savory pairings from the Umstead chefs, making for a festive event to toast the season!

2022-12-24

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Dinner

Christmas dinner at The Umstead combines our signature warm hospitality & festive decor with the magic of the holiday season for a truly unforgettable culinary celebration. Herons Executive Chef and four-time James Beard Semifinalist Steven Greene and his culinary team will showcase their talent and the best seasonal produce from our organic farm with a four course dinner with choices.

Featuring holiday classics and a few surprises, all with artful and elegant presentations, this event is guaranteed to be a feast for the eyes and palate.

2022-12-31

Herons New Year's Eve Dinner

Set the tone for a wonderful year ahead by welcoming 2023 with an exquisite meal and festive toast at Herons.    Enjoy an inspired four-course dinner with choices prepared by Executive Chef Steven Greene as you look ahead to the New Year.