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Afternoon tea at West Baden Springs Hotel

Afternoon Tea at West Baden Springs Hotel in French Lick, Indiana

If you're looking for delightful and one-of-a-kind activity in Southern Indiana, look no further than afternoon tea at the West Baden Springs Hotel. Enjoy a wide selection of gourmet teas, accompanied by finger sandwiches, scones, and petit fours all set within the iconic West Baden domed atrium, with the soothing backdrop of live harp music. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, spending an afternoon with girlfriends, a special date, or just in the mood for a spontaneous trip, treat yourself to this elegant experience. It’s a perfect excuse to get dressed up, enjoy the elegance of West Baden Springs, and indulge in delicious treats. 

Afternoon tea takes place every Saturday from 2-4pm, and you’ll want to secure your spot with reservations (call 812- 936-5579). The cost for this experience is $50 for adults and $25 for children aged 12 and younger. French Lick Resort also hosts specialty afternoon tea events, like Mommy & Me Tea and Afternoon Tea & Tour, where a 70-minute historical tour of West Baden Springs Hotel is included with the standard tea experience. Check out the event calendar to see what special events are happening.

Afternoon tea at West Baden Springs Hotel

After a weekend getaway at the  West Baden Springs Hotel to celebrate my husband’s birthday, we discovered West Baden’s afternoon tea and knew we had to return to experience it ourselves. The following weekend, we made a reservation and drove an hour back to French Lick!

After sitting down and taking in the beautiful atrium, we checked out the selection of gourmet teas to choose from. I chose the White Ginger Pear tea, while Max chose the Mountain Oolong Tea. I loved the White Ginger Pear tea so much I almost bought my own to take home from West Baden Mercantile Company, conveniently located in the lobby.

Afternoon tea at West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium

When enjoying an afternoon tea, embrace the proper etiquette of eating with your hands, so don’t hesitate to ditch the utensils. The tea service comes in three courses and is served on a beautiful three-tiered tray. Start with the finger sandwiches - ours included cucumber sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches, and smoked salmon blinis. Next are the scones, ours being chocolate chip. For the scone course, grab a knife and spread the clotted cream and jams. Finally, enjoy the sweet treats or petit fours. Our selection featured cheesecake-stuffed strawberries (Max’s favorite), mini lemon tarts (my favorite), and delicious mini sticky toffee puddings. 

If you want to bring the tea party home, visit West Baden Mercantile Company in the lobby. Purchase any tea from the afternoon tea menu and even grab the exact tea set used during West Baden’s afternoon tea. This way you can recreate your afternoon at home anytime!

West Baden Springs Hotel Tea Set

We had such a great time listening to the live harpist. sipping tea, savoring delicious treats, all while immersing ourselves in the grandeur of the West Baden Springs Atrium. This experience is perfect for bringing kids along, celebrating with friends, or simply enjoying a fun winter afternoon like ours! We believe it’s worth visiting French Lick, Indiana for a fun afternoon tea experience, but if you’re planning to visit more of this charming destination, check out our Ultimate Guide to French Lick, Indiana.

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