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.
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2nd Annual Oktoberfest Brunch
Put on your Lederhosen and Dirndl and come to the Swan Terrace Grill ‘Haus’ for our 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Brunch. Along with Smartmouth Brewery, we present a traditional Bavarian feast of German favorites and seasonal craft beers while our German Polka Band play exhilarating renditions of dance tunes. Items on the menu will include a whole roasted pig, schnitzel, homemade pretzels, and much more!
Sunday September 28 | 11:30 to 2 pm | $32 per adult | Children 6+ $13 | Children 5 and under FREE
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Beef & Beer Masterclass
On September 27, you will have the opportunity to learn about the various cuts of steak, how to season them, as well as how to properly cook these cuts along with scrumptious side dishes. All of that learning is thirsty work! You will be able to sample a variety of thirst-quenching beers while learning production techniques and flavor profiles of these brews. The Beef and Beer Masterclass isn't just for fancy foodies. It's for anyone who loves a good steak, a great brew, and wants to know more!
Time: 3-5:30 pm
Price: $90 ++ (Tax & Gratuity are extra)
For Reservations: Call 757.366.5777
Reservations are limited so call today!
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.
Sunday Brunch Buffet
Join us in The Swan Terrace for our award-winning Sunday Brunch Buffet 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 buffet and receive a complimentary 6 p.m Sunday evening check-out!
**Late check-out is subject to availability**
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 strolling entertainment throughout the grounds of the Inn, an exciting array of live performances in the ballroom, Christmas Carolers by the large tree in the Atrium, horse-drawn wagons (weather permitting), face-painting, balloon artistry and lots more including a visit from Santa! Illumination Brunch – 11:30am until 3:00pm
Reservations recommended | Adults $32.00
Children $13.00 (5–12yrs) | 4yrs and under Free
Breakfast on the Polar Express
December 06, 07, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22 and 23 – 7:30am until 10:00am & 9:30am until 11:30am
All aboard for the adventure on the Polar Express! Enjoy a sumptuous buffet breakfast in the Swan Terrace Grill before the Conductor escorts all to the polar express live show in the Jefferson Amphitheatre. Includes face-painting and balloon artistry. Photos with Santa available for a nominal fee.
Reservations required | Adults $30.00 | All Children $23.00 Overnight package available.
Evening on the Polar Express
December 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 – 6:00pm until 7:30pm
Children will enjoy a craft workshop in the atrium lobby before the Conductor calls ‘All aboard!’ for the Polar Express live show in the Jefferson Amphitheatre. Our polar express waiters will serve freshly whipped hot chocolate and cookies from our bakery. Everyone receives a commemorative mug. Photos with Santa available for a nominal fee.
Reservations required | Adults and Children $23.00
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
Evening with a Christmas Angel
December 7 and 14 – 6:00pm until 7:00pm
Exclusively at The Founders Inn and Spa; song, dance and storytelling with special guest “Cassie the Christmas Angel.” Children dressed in holiday pajamas snuggle up in blankets enjoying milk and cookies to listen to the beautiful sounds and story of The Christmas Angel.
Reservations required | All Children $10.00
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.