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Teas at Ruthmere

Ruthmere is known for tea.  We have a beautiful teapot collection, we have a tea and crumpets option for tour bus groups, and we've become famous for our "Downton Abbey Tea" events.  Ruthmere also offers,  "Tuesday's Teas at 2," featuring more casual teas every Tuesday in September and October. All teas will be open to the general public to attend.  Limited seating for each date, so register early.  It's tea time! 

Tea for All Seasons 2023

Mother & Me Tea

Sunday, April 30th, 2023

Join us for our Mother and Me Tea on Sunday, April 30, 2022 with tea food, sweets and an assortment of teas. This year's theme is Pieced Together with Love and a presentation about quilts by Kirsten Campbell, an avid quilter who loves all things fabric. She is a long time member of the River Bend Quilt Guild, which has members throughout Michiana.  

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Tuesday's Teas @ 2

September 5 - October 24, 2023

Let your day slow down every Tuesday afternoon, 2-3:30pm, during the months of September in Ruthmere's garden and October in Ruthmere's game room (unless weather permits outdoors). Watch the butterflies chase the dragonflies while you sip your tea. Bring your own favorite tea cup, or borrow one of ours. Meet your friends, make new friends, or enjoy a quiet seat alone to read a book. Our Tuesday Teas reflect a traditional afternoon English tea, offering scones and selected sweets with your favorite tea. 

[Note that if the tea is moved indoors, the Ruthmere Game Room is NOT ADA Accessible. We apologize for any inconvenience.]

Registration and pre-payment REQUIRED and registration is only accepted up through the Saturday before each tea.

Click on the Button below to Register for your desired date.

September 5 

 This tea will be BARBIE themed to kick off the new season of Tuesday Teas!

September 12

September 19

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September 26

October 3

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October 10

October 17

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October 24

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Witches Brew Tea

Sunday, October 22nd, 2023 from 2-4 pm

Back by popular demand is our Witches Brew Tea!

Eye of Newt and toe of frog,

Wool of bat and tongue of dog.

Adder's fork and blind worm's sting,

Lizard's leg and howlet's wing.

Spooked yet? Climb on your favorite broom and fly over to Ruthmere for our fall Witches Brew Tea!

Our Witches Brew Tea will feature a delicious assortment of teas, tea foods, and a scary good time! Costumes are strongly encouraged.

Adults $30, Youth (Ages 4-18) $15, Members $25. Reservations are required with advance purchase. Ages 4 and up. Seating is limited and registration ends October 8th, so don't wait! 

Tea with Mrs. Claus

December 3rd & December 10th, 2023 from 2-4 pm

Come celebrate the holiday season at Ruthmere at our Tea with Mrs. Claus. Come hear the secrets that only the wife of the 'jolly ole' elf ', himself would know. The tables are set with our best china and linens, and our young ladies and gentlemen enjoy sweet tea, cookies and tea sandwiches made for little fingers while our grown-up guests are served an assortment of fine teas, sweets and savories. 

We are having Mrs. Claus come on two days this year! Come in your most festive attire and bring your lists, too! Registration opens November 1 at 8:30am!

Tea with Mrs. Claus -December 3, 2023

Tea with Mrs. Claus -December 10, 2023



302 E. Beardsley Ave.

Elkhart, IN 46514

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