When it comes to bridal showers, there's nothing more elegant and charming than an intimate afternoon tea party replete with dainty delicacies, posh pastries, exotic teas, and delicious cocktails. Here, we round up six decadent LA destinations — ideal for a chic afternoon tea affair to celebrate the glowing bride-to-be. Basically, these spots are #BridalShowerGoals waiting to happen.
The Hotel Bel-Air
Steeped in luxury, the Hotel Bel-Air provides the picture-perfect backdrop for a bridal shower. You and your gals will enjoy an Instagram-worthy feast replete with savory bites like salmon and sourdough grilled cheese, as well as an assortment of heavenly sweets like blueberry scones, chocolate-dipped cream puffs, and French macaroons. Then, toast with champagne or relax with a loose leaf tea like the signature Hotel Bel-Air Swan Song, which features an aromatic blend of white tip jasmine and hibiscus.
The Huntington Rose Garden Tea Room
Surrounded by three acres of fragrant roses, the Rose Garden Tea Room at The Huntington sets the scene for a memorable afternoon affair. Sip on strawberry kiwi and apricot tea, while noshing on cucumber mint and watercress finger sandwiches. And don't forget to save room for dessert. The tea room's enticing array of sweets includes freshly baked chocolate chip scones and lemon drop cookies.
The Langham, Huntington Pasadena
This Pasadena oasis is the epitome of high tea. In fact, The Langham, London was the first hotel in Europe to serve afternoon tea. The Langham, Huntington Pasadena stays true to the long-standing tradition with its tea service served in the Lobby Lounge daily. Boasting beautiful views of lush Horseshoe Garden, the experience features finger sandwiches and French pastries served on rose-pattered teaware, as well as an extensive selection of teas from tradition black and green teas to the hotel's own decadent blends.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills
Plush seating, a flickering fireplace, and classical harp music playing in the background makes the elegantly adorned The Living Room at The Peninsula Beverly Hills an easy choice for a bridal shower. The tea menu stars finger sandwiches, pastries, champagne, and teas that range from traditional options to more exotic flavors.
The Beverly Hills Hotel Polo Lounge
For a afternoon tea bridal shower that's oozing with Old Hollywood glamour, look no further than the Beverly Hills Hotel's Polo Lounge. The celebrity-adored hangout offers high tea service on Friday and Saturday afternoons. Sip black, green, or fusion teas with divine pastries like eggnog tart, pumpkin cheesecake, and lemon blueberry scones. And if you and your besties want to add a little booze to the mix, you can toast with champagne or sparkling wine.
Enjoy teatime by the sea at the Romanesque Getty Villa. Served in the glass-encased Founder's Room, the luxe high tea experience is a homage to the villa's past with its Mediterranean menu of treats, teas, and cocktails that take inspiration from the herbs, veggies, and fruits that bloom in the villa's Roman-inspired gardens. Following the tea service, you and your favorite ladies can spend the remainder of the afternoon exploring the villa's treasure-filled galleries and majestic gardens.