Southern Gardens Restaurant & Tea Room

497 Portage Lakes Drive Akron, OH
Located in Akron, Ohio, Southern Gardens Restaurant & Tea Room provides Old South decor and southern hospitality. Traditional Tea Room favorites include quiche, soups, sandwiches, salads, etc as well as southern style cuisine directly from our kitchen to your table. Party luncheon packages are available for 10+ groups. Events can be customized to suite your needs. Call for details. Tea Gathering (High Tea) is available with 24 hours notice for small groups. Our tea selection of over 50 loose leaf teas are brewed by the pot right at your table and are available for purchase to take with you. Our facility features a family friendly atmosphere, easy parking, free Wi-Fi, handicap accessibility, and much more. Lunch or dinner parties can be plated, or served buffet style. Special menus can be tailored to fit your requirements. We will make your event the special elegant event you envisioned. With seating for up to 75, Southern Gardens Restaurant & Tea Room can handle many different types of parties – Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, Child and Adult Birthday parties, and any special event.
Package Pricing

Children’s Parties

Attendees: 10-75 | $8.50 Per Person

Garden Party Package

Attendees: 10-175 | $14.50 Per Person

Tea Party Package

Attendees: 10-75 | $17.50 Per Person
Event Spaces
Southern Gardens Restaurant & Tea Room

Sweet and Beautiful, An Eventective User from Akron, Ohio

This place is perfect if you're looking for a romantic intimate wedding. The place will only cater to 100 people and only seats 100 but it is exquisitely charming. The venue has a southern style decor with an easy going Sunday afternoon cozy feel. This would be a wonderful place to really share in the love of your significant other and those closest to you. Don't let the old time charm fool you because this easy going place has a beautiful dance floor to get down on your big day.

perfect in every way, harfebarb from Wheaton, Illinois

While visiting family in Akron I had the pleasure of spending a slow afternoon at this tea room. I wish it were close to where I live because I'd recommend it to my clients. I work professionally as a harpist in the Chicago area and there's nothing like this here. The atmosphere is delightful and the tea and food outstanding. Five stars aren't enough. Barbara Ann Fackler, harpist

  • Air Conditioned
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • High Speed Internet
  • Non-Smoking
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Valet Parking
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover
  • Cuisine: Traditional Tea Room favorites (quiche, soups, sandwiches, salads) as well as fresh southern style cuisines. Special Menus available for in-house or catered events.
  • Facility Location Setting: From Rt. 619: Go north on South Main Street to Portage Lakes Dr. and turn left, or 619 to S. Turkeyfoot Rd and turn right. Follow to the stop sign at Portage Lakes Dr. Look for the clock tower on your right. We are in the plaza straight ahead.
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 75
  • Nearest Airport: 1-5 miles
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: 1-5 miles
  • Nearest Public Transportation: 1-5 miles
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 1
  • Parking: Parking Open Lot On-site
  • Seating Capacity: 75
  • Special Features: Old South decor and southern hospitality awaits you at Southern Gardens Tea Room!
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 2,800
  • Year Built: 1941
  • Year Renovated: 2011
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