A Unique Venue

This historic Victorian mansion can be yours for the day, evening, or afternoon.

Make your next party, business meeting, family gathering, or fund-raiser a landmark occasion.

Party Like It's 1893

Invite a friend to tea, or bring your entire office for an offsite meeting.

Surround yourself with authentic Victorian charm, polished silverware, a custom-prepared meal, imported champagne, local craft beer, and our own homemade soft drinks. It’s a world away from the ordinary.

An Historic Wedding Place

You want everything to be special. And what could be more special than 125-year-old stained glass, crystal chandeliers, carved woodwork, a tiled fireplace — and all your friends?

A World Away From Ordinary

When’s the last time you traveled back 125 years?

Enjoy a proper Victorian tea luncheon with original sandwiches, fresh scones, real clotted cream, house-made lemon curd, and irresistible treats.

It’s elegance without attitude, since 1893.

You're Welcome

Imagine something different. Memorable. Elegant.

The White Hart can be yours for an evening by the fire with a champagne flute in your hand, an afternoon with friends around a plate piled high with treats, or a company function with PowerPoint and appetizers.

Convenient. Affordable. And completely unique.

The White Hart Is Closing

After many years and more than 7,000 guests, The While Hart will be closing permanently after July.
We’ve had a great run, but now it’s time for us to retire.

♥ We are now fully booked up for all remaining dates. ♥

Our reservation book is completely filled and our wait list is oversubscribed. We are not accepting new reservations.
Thanks to everyone for sending us off in style! We look forward to serving you all in July.

A big “thank you!” goes out to our thousands of tea patrons, wedding guests, birthday celebrants, business clients, and all the other people we’ve had the pleasure to meet and to serve. You’ve made The White Hart successful — more so than we imagined before we opened our front door on that first Mother’s Day weekend. But now it’s time to retire, take a break, and spend the next stage of our lives with our ever-changing generations of family. Thanks, everyone! 

Your Private Events

You can rent The White Hart for your next party, business meeting, wedding ceremony, reception, or bridal shower and enjoy your special day amidst stained-glass windows, crystal chandeliers, and authentic Victorian charm, just steps from the beach in “the most romantic town in America.” Enjoy a world away from the ordinary.

Available 300+ Days per Year

Almost any day can be your special day

Groups of 12 to 38

Family groups to wedding receptions

Champagne, Wine, Craft Beer

A 50-page wine list, plus local craft beers

Your Choice of Menus

From small snacks to lavish sit-down dinners

Elegance Without Attitude

Simple hourly rates and no hidden fees.

Our Afternoon Tea

On select days we serve a proper Victorian afternoon tea to the public (sometimes called high tea). Book a table, bring a few friends, and enjoy a fabulous meal from a more elegant time. Savor our original finger sandwiches, authentic clotted cream, freshly baked scones, real Meyer lemon curd, delectable desserts, and more, all handmade from scratch using ingredients and methods your great-grandparents would recognize.

Served on Weekend Afternoons

Final Tea Dates: July 7, July 14, July 21. Call ahead for reservations. We are fully booked and no longer accepting reservations.

Tables for 1 to 12

Come alone, bring a friend, or invite a group

Prix Fixe Menu

Menu is fixed daily. Price of $35/person includes tax and gratuity. No tipping, no stress.

Optional Champagne, Wine, Craft Beer

French champagne, red & white wines, local craft beers

Three rooms… 125 years… countless memories.

♥ Original stained-glass windows ♥ Tiled fireplace ♥ Hardwood floors ♥ Crystal chandeliers ♥ Hand-carved woodwork ♥ Victorian-era craftsmanship, materials, and elegance are all yours for the day, afternoon, or evening ♥ Food, wine, and champagne at your beck and call ♥ Make it an event to remember forever ♥

Take a Peek Into the Extraordinary

Everything was picture perfect and six months later, our guests still remind us how much fun they all had. Having our wedding in a historic Victorian home with so much natural beauty was everything we could have hoped for. I can’t recommend The White Hart enough!!

Thank you for a wonderful experience. We’ve already been talking up our afternoon tea with our customers.

I always have a wonderful time. That is why I keep bringing my friends with me.

Definitely the best tea we’ve ever had, and that comparison includes the Empress in Victoria BC and The Palace in San Francisco. The setting is fantastic in the old Dr. Hart house right in the center of town. On the outside the house shows the classical “painted lady” look. On the inside, it’s pure Victorian decor with original colored glass accents and period furniture. It’s welcoming without being stuffy.

Every single piece of food they present is beautiful and delicious. It’s quite easy and relaxing to play the game they’ve set up: you simply pick your tea and are presented with the rest for a package price… Every piece is a little treat. Everything is made on the premises…

What a wonderful experience!  The food was delicious, tea perfectly brewed, and owners genuinely nice people. No wonder they book up every weekend!

Not only delicious food but very creative and obviously made with pride and caring.

The owners are super-friendly and eager to share the history of the house. The food is the best part, though: Fresh with great homemade clotted cream and lemon curd for the scones. Add a small but great list of wines and beers at very reasonable prices and you can’t go wrong here.

Fantastic! I took my wife for a present and she said it was by far the best afternoon tea she’s had. The tea, food, service, atmosphere, etc. was all amazing.

The Victorian decor and general ambiance would normally dictate spotless manners, quiet voices, and a raised pinkie . . . except that’s not what they’re about. Jim and Kathy are happy to discuss it all with pragmatism and humor. They’re invested in the history but are down to earth and, since they live on the upper floors, they are truly welcoming you into their home.

We’ve been to tea all over the world (Bath, London, York, San Francisco, San Diego…) Yours is our favorite. You got it right: the perfect balance of elegance and casual ease. Delicious goodies, too!

We held our wedding reception here and… it could have gone wrong in a thousand ways, but the owners were extremely helpful, nice, and offered accommodations at an incredibly reasonable price. In the end, the day was perfect and everything came out as planned.

For authentic, relaxing afternoon tea in a beautiful setting, it doesn’t get better than this. Lovely, beautifully restored Victorian in the heart of Pacific Grove… The rooms are lovely, and so are the host and hostess. This is their home, and they do all of the preparation and serving of the food themselves out of a desire to share their beautiful home with others. They are genuine, warm and charming.

This place is great! The food is wonderful and the people who run it are very polite and accommodating. Definitely a place you must experience.

“As good as it gets” is correct. We very much enjoyed our tea. Book ahead; they fill up. The hosts are engaging and informative, not pretentious or intrusive, offering excellent food, all prepared on premises! Not only is the tea great, the house has been beautifully restored.

The experience at The White Hart could not have been a more perfect setting for this afternoon. Jim and Kathy are the consummate hosts, even down to snapping photos of our group! The ambiance is delightful and the fare was mouth-watering. Thank you!

Food was terrific. Attention to its design detail and taste was amazing. Thank you for a great atmosphere in your beautiful Victorian home!

My daughter and I enjoyed afternoon tea for the first time at this lovely, lovely location. We will definitely go back. The food, ambiance and staff were all outstanding! Our servers were very welcoming, charming, and informative regarding the history of the house. This was a great way to spend a few leisurely hours together. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon!

My husband and I hosted our wedding and reception at the White Hart last October and it was everything we ever dreamed it could be. Jim and Kathy are the kindest, most hospitable hosts and opened their beautiful home to us and our guests.

Fantastic, fresh, delicious tea! My husband and I enjoyed every bite today. Really exceptional food quality and beautiful to see as well. The house is lovely, Jim and Kathy are such gracious hosts, and everything is spotless. Such a special place.