The Tea Cottage


Gracious Hospitality with Down Home Southern Cooking for all kinds of events such as luncheons, dinners, showers, birthdays, celebrations, and other special occasions.     Scroll down to Learn More!

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Our Story

“Taste and see that the LORD is good”

What is the secret to the great  food at The Tea Cottage?  Down Home Southern Cooking of course, with food prepared fresh just for your event and made with quality ingredients.   For example, our chicken salad is made with natural breast meat cooked and then hand picked, adding pecans, grapes, other ingredients, and LOVE!   Charlene’s passion is to minister to people by using her God-given hospitality to provide a relaxing and quaint environment while serving down-home southern homemade goodness. Her verse for The Tea Cottage is Psalm 34:8, “Taste and see that the LORDis good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” (NIV). The Tea Cottage hosts a number of events including luncheons, dinners, showers, and various celebrations.  The minimum number of people is 15 and includes exclusive use of The Tea Cottage.  There is also the “Open to Public” lunches on the third Friday of each month and additional dates in December.  For “Open To Public” dates there is no minimum but reservations are required. And, Oh Yeah – Husband Jack makes the ice cream!


Luncheons at The Tea Cottage require a minimum of 15 and with a maximum of approximately 60.  Luncheon groups are varied – community,  church, club meetings,  business, etc. Choice of menu items and exclusive use of The Tea Cottage are included.


Dinners at The Tea Cottage are for groups of at least 15 up to approximately 60.  Choice of menu items and exclusive use of The Tea Cottage are included.

Showers, Celebrations, etc.

For the Special Occasions not needing a sit down lunch or dinner, The Tea Cottage offers a Finger Food/Hor D’oeuvre option.  The starting cost is $200 for up to 22 people.   Guests select 5 finger food menu items and beverage.  Additional people and additional items are extra.
Third Fridays

Open to Public Events

On the third Friday of each month, The Tea Cottage hosts an “Open to Public” luncheon where Charlene chooses the menu and no minimum number of people  is required.  Reservations are required and Charlene will be more than happy to share the particulars for that month’s event.  Call early as these lunches are increasing in popularity.

Off-Site Catering

Can’t come to Tea Cottage?  Let the Tea Cottage come to you.  Off-site Catering ranges from bulk pick-up to delivery and can include lunches, snacks and Ice Cream Sundae Bars.  View the Off-Site section for more information.

Homemade Chicken Salad and Homemade Ice Cream

Our Award Winning Chicken Salad and Homemade Ice Cream have quite a following.  Jack a.k.a. “Charlene’s husband”, “free labor”, “maintenance man” and perhaps most importantly – “world famous ice cream and gelato maker extraordinaire” (just ask Maria from Germany) makes the ice cream served at The Tea Cottage.   His ‘Old Tyme Vanilla’ Ice Cream is served with most pies and cakes.


What People are Saying

“Love The Tea Cottage”

"Love The Tea Cottage! Charlene and Jack are the greatest host. Every event that we have held there our clients are served with fabulous food including Jack's famous home-made ice-cream. Love this place and Love Charlene and Jack!" Darlene

“ I would highly recommend this place”

"This was my third meeting at The Tea Cottage and I can't say enough good about this place. The food has always been great, and the service and decor are fantastic. I would highly recommend this place." Carol

“food and service are impeccable.”

"Wonderful place to host an event or dinner. The food and service are impeccable." Beth


"You cannot go wrong with their meals...they are absolutely OUT OF THIS WORLD!! Everything they serve, from vegetables, meat, tea, coffee and bread are truly GREAT!!." James

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Our News And Events

Reservations are limited for December “Open to Public” Events
Events Call Charlene @ 423-893-1899
Closed On Sunday
Events are scheduled for 2 hours, with the latest starting time being 6:30 pm.
To Make Reservations call:  

Off-Site Catering


Limited Off-Site Catering is Available.