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Afternoon Tea for Private Events

Afternoon Tea for Private Events

Our new tea service for private events replicates the famous Afternoon Tea offered at Boston Public Library’s Courtyard Tea Room. This elegant experience will be available inside The Hillside House at The Red Lion Inn starting spring of 2021!

Centrally located in the heart of Cohasset Village, The Hillside House at the Red Lion Inn is a beautiful destination for private events on the South Shore. This newly renovated event space combines New England cottage charm with timeless elegance and creates a wonderful setting for wedding showers, baby showers, birthdays, and other celebrations with up to 120 guests. The Hillside House features a working fireplace, a large stone wall, a full bar, and hardwood floors.

Our specialty tea menu includes a selection of seasonal teas, finely crafted tea sandwiches, sweets, scones, and an optional soup or salad starter course. Teas may be poured tableside or at a self-service buffet. If you’re looking to upgrade the experience, our cocktail menu offers unique drinks inspired by historic local surroundings. See below for a sample of the menu.

Bursting with history, quintessential charm, and breathtaking rooms, The Red Lion Inn has long been a favorite venue south of Boston for weddings, corporate events, and private gatherings. Upon entering the main lobby, your guests will travel over the covered bridge into The Hillside House where they’ll be greeted with champagne or a signature cocktail as they are welcomed into the space for an unforgettable gathering.

We are excited to highlight The Hillside House with our new Afternoon Tea and invite you to join us as we welcome festive celebrations to the South Shore in the coming months!


For more information on hosting an Afternoon Tea, contact us here.

The Red Lion Inn is currently following Massachusetts’ COVID-19 guidelines for guest capacity, social distancing, and face coverings.


Afternoon Tea pricing starts at $69 per guest.
To reserve the room privately, there is a venue fee. 25 guest minimum.



Sample Tea Menu


Assorted Teas

Seasonal Selection

Savory Tea Sandwiches

Roasted Portobello Herb Goat Cheese, Pepper Jelly on Grilled Ficelle 
Herb Chicken Salad On Seven Grain 
Honey Ham Brie, Fig Jam on Flatbread
Smoked Salmon Onion Cream Cheese, Capers, Dill on Pumpernickel
English Cucumber Radish, Lemon Cream, on Pain de Mie 
Maine Lobster Lemon, Chives on Brioche


Plain & Currant Served with Blood Orange Preserve, Lemon Curd & Devonshire Cream

Petits Fours

Chocolate Truffle
Eggnog Cheesecake
Linzer Bars
Pecan Tartlet

Optional Starter Course

Seasonal Soup $6
Seasonal Salad $6

Optional Tea Cocktails $12

Harbor Sunrise Prosecco, Blood Orange Hibiscus, Tea-Infused Tequila, Lime, Strawberry
Cohasset Chai Bourbon Infused with Raz Chai Tea, Pineapple Mango, Lemon, Simple Syrup
1704 Vodka, Blue Flower Earl Grey Tea, Grapefruit, Lime
South Maintini Gin, Jasmine Pearl Tea, Lime, Mint, Cucumber
Rum Lion Rum, Apple Berry, Tea-Infused Rye, Orange Bitters, Simple Syrup