The award-winning Swan Terrace Restaurant takes guests on a sensory journey inspired by both regional and authentic Colonial dishes. Offering both seasonal and ongoing events, guests are sure to find the perfect way to please their palate.
New Year's Eve Gala Ball
December 31 – 8pm until 2am
Join us for an elegant and sumptuous buffet dinner and dance at The Founders Inn including an open bar and a champagne toast count-down at midnight.
This years celebration will feature entertainment by the 10 Spot band, a 5 piece ensemble playing a variety of Motown, Big Band productions, modern hits and classical party songs.
Reservations required | Adults $125
All-inclusive package: Overnight accommodation, tickets to the New Year’s Eve Gala Ball and Brunch (served from 11am until 2pm) the following day, from $299 per couple.
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Breakfast with Santa - 8am until 10am
December 07, 08, 14, 15, 23 & 24th.
What better way to celebrate the season than to share a meal with the jolly elf in the red suit? Balloon artist, face painting, featuring Singing Santa, appearances by characters such as Rudolph & Frosty.Adults $28 | Children $21
Reservations required | Please call 757.366.5700 to reserve your spot.
*Photos with Santa available for a nominal fee.
Teddy Bear Tea - 2 pm until 4 pm
December 07, 21, 22 and 23rd
The magic of Christmas comes to life in the ballroom as children sip Christmas tea with a new best friend and listen to a story. Adults are served a festive afternoon tea. Each child receives a commemorative Teddy bear.
Reservations required | Please call 757.366.5700 | Adults $29 | All Children $19
Evening with Santa - 6pm until 8pm
December 20, 21, 22 and 23
Children, all dressed in their holiday pajamas, will snuggle up in blankets to hear Santa Claus read "The Night Before Christmas." Children will also enjoy milk and cookies before visiting with the big man himself.
Reservations required | Please call 757.366.5700 | All children $18
VSO Concert - Handel's Messiah
December 19th - 8pm
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra performs Handel's Messiah at Regent University's Performing Arts Center. The greatest story ever told. The most majestic music ever conceived. This is THE "Messiah' of the season!"
For theatre tickets please call | 757.892.6366
Exclusive to ticket holders: On the night of December 19, enjoy a pre-theatre dinner in the Swan Terrace Restaurant, an overnight stay at The Founders Inn and Spa and breakfast the following morning for just $99 per couple. (Subject to availibility, Tickets to the performance are additional.)
Christmas Eve Dinner
December 24 – 5pm and 7:30pm seating options
Chef Scott Simpson prepares his delicious holiday buffet accompanied by live, seasonal music.
Reservations required Adults $39.95 | Children $19.95 (5 –12yrs) | 4yrs and under Free
Christmas Day Brunch
December 25 –10:30am until 2:30pm
Let our culinary experts do the cooking for you with our traditional holiday buffet in Swan Terrace and the Virginia Ballroom.
Children’s activities and entertainment from 10:30am until 4 pm including a visit from Santa!
Reservations required | Adults $39.95 | Children $19.95 (5 –12yrs) | 4yrs and under Free
Seating time and location options:
Virginia Grand Ballroom (parties of 6 or more guests)
10:30am | 11:00am | 1:30pm | 2:00pm
Swan Terrace (parties of 5 or less guests)
11:30am | 12:00pm | 2:00pm | 2:30pm
Christmas parties, end-of-year events, a thank you for your employees - whatever the occasion, The Founders Inn and Spa is the ideal location. We offer countless possibilities for every event, no matter whether it is a small, private dinner in our Wentworth Suite, a grand festive event in our ballroom or an employee party in the Hunt Room.
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Prime Rib Thursdays
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 - $29 per adult
- Afternoon Tea Served from 3-4:30 pm
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.
Join us in The Swan Terrace for our award-winning Sunday Brunch while enjoying music from our resident pianist. This lovely event includes a glass of mimosa, a feast of the freshest seafood and a carving station, locally grown fruits and vegetables and delictable desserts.
Every Sunday from 11:30 a.m until 2:00 p.m
- $29.95 per adult
- $7.95 per child 5 to 12 years old
Free for children 4 and under
Children's activities are also available during Brunch times.
Enjoy our Sunday brunch and receive a complimetary 6 p.m Sunday evening check-out!
**Late check-out is subject to availability**
Mouth Watering Monday
The first Monday of every month, Executive Chef Scott Simpson throws open the doors of the restaurant at 6:00pm exclusively to 60 Mouth-Watering Monday guests. By 6:30pm guests are starting what can only be described as a 'mouth-watering' 5 to 7 course dinner with each individual course paired with a select wine to match the flavours and ingredients of the dish.
- A wine paired dinner
- Communal style seating
- Reservations required. Please call 757-366-5777 to reserve your seat.
- $69.95 per person
- Take the elevator home for $49.00 (plus tax and gratuity) for up to two adults. *Based on hotel availability
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
The award-winning Swan Terrace culinary team will create a Charles Dickens inspired 7-course wine-pairing dinner, highlighting the best of old world traditions and the food as featured in the seasonal story A Christmas Carol.
For more details, please call 757.366.5770 or click here.
Make it an overnight stay, special guestroom rates starting at $49 per night, click here to book.
Monday, January 6, 2014
G’Day USA - An Australian Wine Dinner
Take yourself on a journey ‘Down Under’ and celebrate Australia’s national day with a 5 course Aussie inspired menu paired with a selection of fine Australian wines. Each course profiles some of Australia’s signature ingredients such as Barramundi, Lamb and wild Kangaroo. Pair your five-course adventure with hand-crafted wines that showcase the unique flavor profiles of Australia’s wine regions.
For more details, please call 757.366.5770 or click here.