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Sep 12, 2013 10:10 PM

Afternoon Tea in Newport Beach area

May anyone recommend a nice spot for a bridal party to have afternoon tea on a Friday? My [seemingly exhaustive] Googling has led me to conclude that most of the information out there is outdated. I'm looking to combine afternoon tea with some spa time. Price is of no object, but we would prefer not to shuttle everyone around from tea to spa to drinks/dinner, etc so an all-in-one spot (like a resort) is preferable. My searches thus far have only returned the Resort at Pelican Hill. We're staying at the Fairmont Newport Beach, but the rehearsal will be at Tustin Ranch in the morning, so are there other options in the area? I also have to add that I have very limited knowledge of OC geography, so if your suggestions can include reasonable travel time (including traffic!), it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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  1. I can't help with the spa but, for the tea, look into Sherman Library & Gardens.

    1. In my opinion there's nothing more beautiful, tasteful and noteworthy like Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel.
      The view is breathtaking and the food is outstanding.
      The high tea is wonderful and the spa services are very intimate and accommodating.
      Highly recommend this gem although it may be a distance down the PCH from where you're at.

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      1. re: latindancer

        While we haven't been I have heard nice things about the tea at Pelican Hill.

        1. re: Servorg

          Thanks for the pointers. A rehearsal lunch has suddenly been scheduled so looks like afternoon tea would be overindulgent! The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel looks stunning! I'll have to find a reason to visit there one day!