Teas at the Mill
Teas on The Terrace is now Teas at The Mill! this event invites you to indulge in a quintessential tea experience that caters to all ages! Indulge in one of our fabulous teas hosted by the Community Arts Council!

The Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley is proud to present a re-visited Port Alberni classic event; Teas at the Mill! Once located at the Rollin Arts Centre, Teas on the Terrace were an annual summer series of events featuring beautiful gardens, art, music and high/low tea options. Now that The Community Arts Council lives at the Grove Gallery (at the Harbour Quay) we are bringing back this classic at the historic McLean Mill. 

Teas at the Mill event series promises an enchanting blend of culinary delights, local art, and musical entertainment. Scheduled for several Sunday afternoons in July and August, as well as a special Thursday, this event invites you to indulge in a quintessential tea experience that caters to all ages.

Our series begins Sunday July 14th and 28th, from 3 – 5 pm with two Strawberry Teas. Our Strawberry Tea is an all-ages event designed for the whole family! Come dressed in your fanciest outfits to enjoy cake, tea, live music/painting, and local art. It also includes special kids-friendly activities such as biodegradable flower balloon art, and flower art making. Each event is $25 for adults, $20 for kids & seniors. 

Enjoy a High Tea, Sunday August 11th, from 3 – 5 pm. Our High Tea is a classier affair! Featuring teas with locally made scones and finger sandwiches, live music, art, plus a ‘best dressed’ award. Bring your fancy hats! Ticket cost is $30.

This year we are including a very special Seniors Strawberry Tea, just for Seniors with a lower ticket cost and accessibility options. Thursday August 22nd from 1 – 3 pm, we will be offering this event for Seniors homes and community groups. Tickets cost $20 and include tea, cake, live music, art and a ‘best dressed’ award. 

To end the series, we will be hosting a Royal Sparkling Tea! This event includes a glass of sparkling wine, locally made scones, finger sandwiches, chair massage, live music and live painting. Pamper yourself! This event is being held Sunday August 25th 3 – 5 pm, tickets are $35 each and include a glass of sparkling wine. 

Teas at the Mill is designed to be a beautiful, fun, and relaxing event that the whole family can enjoy. It’s a wonderful opportunity to break away from the usual hustle and bustle, step back in time to a slower pace of life, and enjoy the simple pleasures of good tea, good music, and great company in a historic setting.