Cross the threshold at Time Well Spent and travel 4,000 miles from Summerville, SC to a Scottish tea room.
Owner Eve Mickendrow has captured the essence of a Victorian tea room, with the relaxed atmosphere of the Scottish highlands. The burgundy covered tables are set with china and crystal she's collected over the years. Eve's collection began as a child when her grandmother gifted her with her own pieces of crystal and china, Eve's love of the gold rims, flower borders and whimsical prints continues today. The table settings are as unique as the patrons that walk through the door each day. In this, her 15th year as proprietress of Time Well Spent, the tea room has become a favorite of Summerville locals and visitors to the Charleston area.
The tea room is open for Lunch Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 – 2:30 and hosts Afternoon tea Thursday through Saturday 2:30-4:30 by reservation.
The menu features three entrees, a salad, popovers and desserts. Eve's menu changes daily depending on what is available and what she feels like preparing. “I don't like to plan my menu too far in advance … That way it's fresh.”
The Rose Room is available for private bookings such as baby and bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, receptions, birthdays, anniversaries and any number of special occasion themes. Eve also offers catering services for your special occasions.
The Hydrangea House Chapel hosts weddings and special events by reservation.
Time Well Spent also offers unique tea, tea accessories and gift ideas for those looking for “something different”. Make sure to browse through the gift shop, there is something for everyone on your list!
Our menu varies daily with selections from the following: Eve's Walnut Chicken Salad with Fresh Fruit & Crackers Quiche of the Day Served with Salad "Eve's Choice" All Lunch Items are served with Fresh Baked Popovers & Strawberry Butter Iced Tea of the Day $7.95 - $8.95
Afternoon tea is served Thursday, Friday & Saturday 2:30-4:30 by reservation Cream Tea: Choice of Tea Scones & Devonshire Cream Fresh Fruit
Dessert Tea: Choice of Tea Choice of Dessert $7.50
Light Tea: Choice of Tea Fresh Fruit & Scones Assorted Sweet & Savory $12.50
Full Tea: Choice of Tea Fresh Fruit, Scones & Devonshire Cream Tea Sandwiches, Entree plate Dessert Finale $17.50
The Hydrangea house, built in 1835 has the perfect ambiance for that special occasion. With its high ceilings, hard wood floors and fireplaces, it echoes of long ago times of charm and grace. We offer three packages and are also happy to give you a quote on a custom menu and ceremony ... maybe under our 100 year old Timeless Oak! Let us help you have that magical moment ... why you can almost hear the cicadas from the front porch!
Hydrangea House Occasion Packages The "Elegantly Simple" Package Candle light wedding performed by Notary Cake & punch reception (up to 30) $500
The "Elegance" Package Candle light wedding performed by Notary Light hors d'oeuvres Cake & punch $775 up to 20 $975 up to 30 The "Simply Elegant" Package
Candle light wedding performed by Notary Three course buffet on the Porch Cake & Punch $1250 up to 25
Parties & Showers Do you have a special occassion, wedding, bridal shower or event on your calendar? We offer gatherings in our Rose Room and Enchanted Cottage Host your party or shower at Time Well Spent ... Where memories are made ...
Tea Party & Dress-Up Up to 8 Children $150 for 8 children (max of 12 children $10 per each additional child) We suggest a minimum age of 5 years
Tea Party Includes: Balloons Tea Plate - Chocolate peanut butter sandwiches, fruit, crackers, lemonade & birthday cake! All the dresses, high heels, hats and jewelry for the best dressed ladies! The parties are offered on Friday's @ 3:30 pm and on Saturday's @ 10:00 am 12 noon & 2pm Parties last approximately 1 1/2 hours & are hosted by our own Fairy Godmother! A fifty ($50.00) non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking Cameras and video recorders are highly recommended! Ask about our party favors!