About the Tea Room

Tea Room Calendar

Click here to view the Tea Room Calendar.


Please note that Briar Oaks Lane is a “NO PARKING” zone, so please park in the League parking garage. Use care when parking in the garage, as the Junior League is not liable for any damage to your vehicle. Tea Room patron members and their guests are encouraged to lock their cars and take all personal possessions with them, as the Junior League will not be held responsible in the event of a loss. Thank you for your cooperation.

Building Hours

The front door of the League building is open Monday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you need to enter the building at another time, please use the door on the northwest end of the building adjoining the parking garage. The building is closed on Sunday.

Tea Room Schedule

The Tea Room is open Wednesday through Saturday, except as noted below, for League members and Tea Room patron members.

The Tea Room will be closed the following dates in 2019 – 2020:

  • Thursday, July 4, 2019
  • Saturday, August 31 – Monday, September 2, 2019
  • Tuesday, November 26 – Saturday, November 30, 2019
  • Tuesday, December 24, 2019 – Monday, January 6, 2020
  • Thursday, February 6 – Saturday, February 8, 2020
  • Friday, April 10 – Sunday, April 12, 2020
  • Saturday, May 23 – Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Luncheon Service

Reservations for Wednesday through Friday may be made for any time from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. On Saturdays, the Tea Room opens for brunch at 11 a.m. with reservations accepted for seating between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. It is best to make all reservations in advance.

Ballroom Schedule

Reservations are required for all Tea Room Special Events held in the Ballroom. Please refer to the Tea Room Calendar for specific Tea Room Special Events and reservation times. For more information about an upcoming event, please contact the Tea Room Front Office at tearoom_reservations@jlh.org.


The Tea Room Front Office staff is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to take your reservations at 713.871.6673 or tearoom_reservations@jlh.org. Reservations will not be accepted by mail or voicemail.

Although reservations are not required when dining in the Tea Room, they are strongly recommended to assure seating availability. Tea Room reservations are held 15 minutes from the time of reservation.

Cancellation Policy

Tea Room Special Events

Payment is expected at the time of reservations for all Tea Room Special Events. The Tea Room Front Office will not provide refunds for cancellations unless the event is cancelled by the Junior League of Houston. In circumstances when the cost of admission is not all-inclusive, the posted ticket price will be required at the time of reservation and any additional costs (e.g. cash bar) will be paid at the event.

Tea Room

Reservations for groups of eight or more must be cancelled at least 48 hours in advance.

Private Parties

The Tea Room and Ballroom are available for evening events seven days a week, year-round, with a few exceptions. Please call the Tea Room Front Office at 713.871.6673 for more information.

Tea Room

The Junior League of Houston Tea Room is available for evening parties seven days a week, year-round. Although the Tea Room is occasionally closed for regular luncheon service, the facilities are available during these times for private parties, including rental of the private garden rooms.

Garden Rooms

Three charming dining rooms overlook the lovely terrace and gardens with seating available for 15 to 36 guests. These areas may be reserved for private business or social luncheons.

The Sara and John Lindsey Garden Room (Garden Room A) seats 15 to 20 guests.
The Louise Thomas Cooley Garden Room (Garden Room B) seats 21 to 36 guests.
The Helen Corbitt Garden Room (Garden Room C) seats 15 to 20 guests.

Garden Room Deposits

For all garden room reservations, the Tea Room requires the following deposits at the time of reservation:
$150 to reserve The Sara and John Lindsey Garden Room (Garden Room A),
$200 to reserve The Louise Thomas Cooley Garden Room (Garden Room B) and
$150 to reserve The Helen Corbitt Garden Room (Garden Room C).

The garden room deposits will be refundable up to sixty (60) days prior to the reservation date. Any cancellation or rescheduling of a garden room reservation within sixty (60) days of the reservation date will result in a forfeit of the deposit. Garden room deposits will be applied to the total bill the day of the event held in the garden room. Reservations of garden rooms will be treated on a first come, first served basis and will not be confirmed until the respective deposit is received. Deposits to reserve garden rooms are not required for League events booked by an active or sustainer member in their placement capacity.


The Junior League of Houston Ballroom is available for daytime and evening functions seven days a week, year-round. The Ballroom design provides maximum flexibility in handling functions, as well as a gracious setting. The Ballroom accommodates up to 350 guests for a style show, 350 guests for a seated affair and 450 guests for a cocktail buffet. These numbers are subject to change depending upon the table configuration at each function.

Method of Payment

Tea Room

Payment may be made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cash or personal check.


Payment may be made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cash or personal check.
No separate checks, please.


The League welcomes your comments or suggestions concerning the Tea Room at any time. Please email your comments to tearoom_director@jlh.org or send them via regular mail to:

Tea Room Director
The Junior League of Houston, Inc.
1811 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, Texas 77027

Change of Address

In order to keep the League’s mailing list current and to ensure all mailings are received, please send any change of address information to Jane Porter, Corresponding Secretary, at 713.871.6631 or corresponding_sec@jlh.org.


If your party will include anyone with a wheelchair or walker, please inform the Tea Room Front Office in advance to ensure easy access to your table.

Wi-Fi Access

The League Building is equipped with wireless internet access. The guest password may be obtained from the Tea Room Front Office for use for presentations in the Ballroom or Tea Room.

General Policies

Please note that smoking is prohibited in the Junior League building.

As a courtesy to our Tea Room patron members and their guests, please turn electronic devices on silent mode while in the Tea Room. Please do not use cell phones in the dining areas of the League.

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