Afternoon Tea is served in the Lounge, situated amongst the art adorned walls and enhanced by the hotel's Dale Chihuly glass sculpture and a live harpist. This Umstead tradition is a welcoming and elegant way to spend an afternoon socializing.
Advance reservations are required. Kindly speak with our reservations team at 919-447-4050 to arrange for your table. To provide quality of service, please inform our reservations team of any allergies or dietary restrictions at the time of booking. Any changes requested the day of are subject to availability. Same day reservations are not available.
For parties of seven or more, please contact our catering department at 919-447-4120 to make alternative arrangements in our event space.Reservations: 919-447-4050
AFTERNOON TEAWednesday - Sunday: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Lounge can accommodate parties of up to six guests. For parties of seven or more, please contact our catering department at 919-447-4120 to make alternative arrangements in our event space.
Umstead Uncorked Wine Tasting *Fully Booked*
"The Dirt on Tuscany"
We’re starting Uncorked in 2020 with a visit to Central Italy! Featuring full bodied, earthy reds perfect for hearty winter fare, warm up in our Fireplace Room with a discussion led by Sommelier Hannah Barton.
"Art Tour" Tasting Menu Returns
Beginning July 13th, Herons Executive Chef Steven Devereaux Greene welcomes you to the highly anticipated return of his "Art Tour" tasting menu. Each course is it's own work of art inspired by pieces found in The Umstead's permanent collection. Chef Greene's full talents shine as he manages to make each course visually stunning, while allowing the flavors of each season to shine in the process. Available nightly, the menu will feature seasonal ingredients from "One Oak Farm", The Umstead Hotel & Spa's sustainable farm meticulously attended to by our Resident Gardner Alyssa Campo The Umsteads resident gardener, and local suppliers when possible.
Herons White Truffle Dinner
Join us the month of December for a special White Truffle Tasting Menu available only in Herons. Called the "white diamond of Italy," this menu boasts six courses featuring the most delicate and rare truffle in the world, providing a sensory experience unlike any other.
Christmas Dinner in Herons *SOLD OUT*
Enjoy more time with your loved ones while celebrating Christmas this year, leaving dinner to Herons Executive Chef and four-time James Beard Semifinalist Steven Greene. Allow Chef Greene and his wonderful culinary team to showcase their talent through a four course dinner with choices. Featuring holiday classics and a few surprises, all with artful and elegant presentations, guaranteed to please even the most discerning of palates. Full menu available soon, vegetarian and gluten-free options available upon request.
New Year's Eve Dinner in Herons *SOLD OUT*
Whether you are beginning your 2021 celebration or enjoying an intimate evening, let Herons be your destination this New Year’s Eve. Enjoy an exquisite four-course dinner with choices prepared by Executive Chef Steven Greene as you look ahead to the new year. Full menu available soon, vegetarian and gluten-free options available upon request.
Champagne & Caviar
Celebrate New Year's Eve in luxury with an amazing meal based on one of the finer culinary pairings in history: Champagne and Caviar. Allow our exceptionally knowledgeable sommelier, Troy Revell to take you on a true epicurean journey through five courses of caviar dishes paired with the most exceptional bottles of Champagne from our cellar.