Below is a list of events located both on property at The Founders Inn and Spa resort hotel as well as in the local Virginia Beach area.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Guest Services department at 757.366.5774 or email them at email@example.com
The elegant terrace at The Founders Inn and Spa plays host to Englands most beloved ritual: the taking of Afternoon Tea.
From 3pm until 5pm every Saturday, our award-winning culinary team work their magic, ensuring an authentic and memorable experience; from your first sip of Harney & Sons finest specialty teas, right through to the freshly baked home-made scones, savory finger-cut sandwiches and delicate pastries.
Served on the Terrace overlooking the English Gardens and lake, with a serenade of melodic harp and piano music.
- Classic Afternoon Tea - $20 per adult | $10 per child
- Chandon Champagne Afternoon Tea - $27 per adult
- Afternoon Tea served from 3-5pm
A selection of savory finger sandwiches and canapes, delectable pastries, scones and Devonshire clotted cream and lemon curd, served with a pot of Harney & Sons fine specialty teas. For champagne Afternoon Tea a glass of Chandon Champagne will be included.
Prices do not include taxes or gratuity.
Sunday Brunch Buffet
Sunday Brunch Buffet with Music from our Resident Pianist
Enjoy our award-winning Brunch Buffet on Sunday which includes a glass of mimosa, a feast of the freshest seafood and a carving station, locally grown fruits and vegetables and tempting desserts.
- Every Sunday from 11:30 am-2pm in the Swan Terrace
- Adults: $29.95 | Children 5-12: $14.95 | Children 4 and under FREE*
*Price does not include taxes and gratuity.
November 27 – 10:30am until 3:00pm
A tantalizing menu to celebrate Thanksgiving available in the Virginia Ballroom and the Swan Terrace Grill Restaurant. Enjoy a feast of turkey, seafood, pork and aged prime-rib, seasonal vegetables and salads and a decadent dessert buffet. Live Music and activities for children throughout brunch.
Reservations required | Adults $50.00 | Children $24.00 (5 –12yrs) | 4yrs and under Free.
For added exclusivity, our prestigious Wentworth, Franklin and Madison suites are available for private hire. Overnight package available.
November 30 | 12 pm – 6pm
We invite you to celebrate the start of the holiday season at our award winning illumination event on Sunday, November 30th. We have entertainment from noon until 6:00pm, a reading of the Christmas Story followed by the ‘illumination’ of the English gardens. During the day enjoy Christmas Carolers by the large tree in the Atrium, horse-drawn wagons (weather permitting), face-painting, balloon artistry and lots more! Illumination Brunch – 11:30am until 3:00pm
Reservations recommended | Adults $32.00
Children $13.00 (5–12yrs) | 4yrs and under Free
Teddy Bear Tea
December 06, 07, 13, 14, 20, 20, 21, 22 and 23 – 1:00pm until 3:00pm
The magic of Christmas comes to life as children sip Christmas tea, eat cupcakes and listen to Christmas stories with their new best friend. Each child receives a commemorative Teddy Bear! Adults are served a festive afternoon tea buffet.
Reservations required | Adults $30.00 | All Children $23.00
Christmas Afternoon Tea
December 06, 13, 20 – 3:00pm
Sample the delights of our signature Christmas Carol Afternoon Tea in the Swan Terrace overlooking the winter wonderland of the English garden. A local children’s choir and our resident pianist will provide the festive ambience as you savor traditional finger cut sandwiches, decadent pastries, specialty tea’s and chilled champagne.
Reservations required. Adults $30.00 including champagne or cider.
VSO Concert – Handel’s Messiah
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra performs Handel’s Messiah at Regent University’s Performing Arts Centre. The greatest story ever told, the most majestic music ever conceived; this is THE Messiah of the season! For theatre tickets call 757.892.6366.
December 12 and 19 – 7:00pm
Travel back in time this holiday season to retell a classic Christmas story. Storyteller John Hurst will take guests to Victorian England for a lively retelling of English novelist Charles Dickens’ famous novel ‘A Christmas Carol’. The performance is accompanied with a five-course dinner with wine-pairings inspired by the novel.
Reservations required | Adults $80.00
Christmas Eve Dinner
December 24 – Seating from 5:30pm until 8:30pm
‘Twas the night before Christmas … Our culinary team lead by our Executive Chef prepares a traditional holiday themed Carvery Dinner in the Swan Terrace Grill. Includes a three-course dinner with plated starter, a carvery with trimmings and plated desserts. Live festive entertainment.
Reservations required | Adults $45.00 | Children $22.00 | 4yrs and under Free. Overnight package available.
Christmas Day Brunch
December 25 – Seating from 10:30am until 3:00pm
Let us take the stress out of Christmas Day celebrations with a very special festive lunch for you and your loved ones. Join us in the richly decorated Swan Terrace Grill or the Virginia Ballroom and dine on a sumptuous buffet feast overflowing with fresh seafood, turkey, seasonal desserts and more, all lovingly prepared by our culinary family for yours. Enjoy live entertainment, festive jazz and carolers. Children’s activities to include a petting zoo, craft workshop, balloon artistry, face-painting and a special visit by Santa.
Reservations required. Adults $50.00 | Children $24.00 | 4yrs and under Free. Overnight package available.
New Year’s Eve Gala Package
December 31– 8:00pm until 2:00am
Join us for an elegant and sumptuous buffet dinner and dance at The Founders Inn including an open bar and a champagne toast at midnight. This year’s celebration will feature entertainment by the 10 -Spot band, a 7 piece ensemble playing a variety of Motown, Big Band productions as well as modern hits and classical party songs. Also includes overnight accommodation in a standard guestroom for two adults and New Year’s Day Champagne Brunch for two.
Reservations required. $350.00 per couple.