Private Parties


Book your private party in Milwaukee’s most historic tearoom!

The Watts Tea Shop offers sophisticated ambiance

The Watts Tea Shop offers sophisticated ambiance


✧ Bridal Showers
✧ Baby Showers
✧ Princess Tea Parties
✧ Children’s Birthdays
✧ Business Luncheon
✧ Private Cocktail Party
✧ Wedding Day Brunch



How much do you charge?
We do not charge a room rental fee, as we do not offer private banquet facilities. Our semi-private dining area is available for booked parties at the cost of your menu options. (See details below.)

How long do I reserve the space for?
Parties on Saturdays are booked from 11am-1:30pm or 2pm-4:30. These times include your set-up, meal, gifts/socializing, and take-down. These times are firm, as we often have a party coming in immediately after yours or the store is closing.

Can I bring my own decorations?
Yes! Of course. You are welcome to bring any variety of decorations, like streamers, balloons, favors, flowers, etc. We ask that you do not bring glitter or tiny confetti, and no decorations can be hung from our chandelier.

How many people can you accommodate?
The semi-private party space will seat up to 36 people. We gladly welcome parties of any size! No group is too big or small. We offer a variety of menu options to meet your price point (See details below) and if your party exceeds 36, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. **Under certain circumstances, The Watts Tea Shop will host private parties after hours or for the entire space. If this option interests you, please speak to the host for more details.

What are our menu options?
We offer several menu options based on the size of your party. (See details below). The average price is between $20-$25 per person. You can view our entire, award-winning menu HERE. ***There is a 20% added gratuity for parties of 15 or more***

I am a REGISTERED Bride at Watts.
We offer a variety of specials for you and your party guests. Please call and speak to our host to hear about the promotions BEFORE your party.

I am interested in booking a professional business luncheon or evening mixer.
Typically The Watts Tea Shop does NOT offer the entire restaurant space during our normal business hours. Under certain circumstances, we will remain open for LARGE private events. We have a PA system with wireless microphone and projection screen for your use. We can also provide set-up bar with bartender. We have catering options available for hot meal service, or hors d’ouevres (passed or buffet set-up). If your party is booked after our regular hours we will make sure to have the store fully staffed to allow your guests to browse and shop before, during, or after your event. Please call and speak to the host if you are interested in hosting a LARGE, fully private party at Watts.
Do you offer party favors or hostess gifts?
Yes. We offer a variety of gifts at many price points that you can offer to your guests. The most popular being bagged loose teas or tea strainers. Speak to the host when you book your party, as we sometimes need advance notice to get gifts together for you.

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Saturdays are the most sought after day to book your party, and we often book up months in advance. We book showers and parties at two different times on Saturdays. The first time is from 11am to 1:30pm and the second time is from 2pm to 4:30pm. These times are firm, as there may be another party coming in immediately after yours, or because the store is closing. We can accommodate 36 people in our semi-private party space. We welcome groups of all sizes! Call and speak to our host if you have special needs.

We offer a variety of menu options based on your group size. If your group is smaller than 15 people, you are welcome to order directly from the menu. For larger parties we offer two options. The first choice is our afternoon tea for $18.95, which consists of each individual’s choice of hot tea (served in a charming individual tea pot), four finger sandwiches, and a dessert sampler for each person is also included. **We also offer a Children’s Afternoon Tea ($12.95). This consists of choice of beverage, three finger sandwiches and dessert. The other menu option is to pick two to three items from the menu to create a smaller menu for your guests, based on your price point. Adding soup or salad, dessert and a beverage brings the price similar to the afternoon tea. Prices average $20.00 to $25.00 per person. ***There is a 20% added gratuity for parties of 15 or more***

There is no room rental fee as we do not offer private dining or banquet facilities. Groups are in the restaurant with other diners, though our semi-private party area has a partial curtain. You are welcome to bring your own decorations and table favors! Balloons, streamers, flowers…you name it! We ask that you do not use glitter or tiny confetti on the tables, and no decorations can be hung from the chandelier. You are welcome to make your party as memorable as possible, we just ask that decorations be manageable to setup or take down within the timeframe. The bill can not be split so please plan accordingly.