Downton Days Tea, Talk & Tour

Steep yourself in Edwardian England

Downton Abbey event at Meadow Brook HallFor those who cannot get enough of Edwardian England and the cinematic adventures of the Crawley family and their servants, Meadow Brook Hall will once more present the Downton Days Tea, Talk & Tour.

Set in Meadow Brook’s exquisite Christopher Wren Dining room, this elegant event will feature a talk from Meadow Brook’s longtime Curator Madelyn Chrapla, who will discuss the customs and etiquette in the time of Downton Abbey, including all that went into entertaining Royalty when they came to visit.

The elegant and immersive afternoon will conclude with a guided Servant’s Life Tour, which takes you through the hidden staff areas of Meadow Brook Hall. Guests are welcome to wear Downton Abbey-inspired attire for this event.

Please note that we cannot guarantee separate seating for groups. Because of the historic nature of the mansion, most areas of the Servant’s Life Tour are not accessible to wheelchairs.


$65 per person | $58.50 members | Reservations are required. 

Thursday, February 22, 2024
Time: 1 – 3:30 p.m.

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For more ways to experience Downton Abbey at Meadow Brook, check out our immersive Downton Abbey inspired Servant’s Life Tour!

Downton Days Tea, Talk & Tour Menu:

Savory Bites

  • Gouda gougère with smoked salmon mousse, chopped dill & minced shallot
  • Poached chicken with marcona almond & sliced grape canape
  • Croissant with tarragon butter
  • Spinach & provolone quiche with tomato relish
  • Shaved sirloin of beef on brioche with horseradish creme fraiche, cambozola & crispy onion frizzles

Sweet Bites

  • Raspberry streusel bite
  • Opera Bar
  • Cranberry scone with lemon curd
  • Chambord mousse in chocolate tea cup
  • Godiva chocolate dipped strawberry

and a variety of hand-blended tea flavors.

While our catering team does their best to accommodate most reasonable dietary restrictions, please note that due to the nature of our community events we are unable to offer direct substitutions for our menu items and alternative items are Chef’s Choice. If you have specific questions regarding menu alternatives for this program, please email

ABOUT DOWNTON ABBEY: The television series “Downton Abbey” followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the turn of the 20th Century in an Edwardian English castle (Downton Abbey).

Over its six seasons, the series garnered 3 Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, 69 Emmy nominations in total, making “Downton Abbey” the most nominated non-US television show in the history of the Emmys – even earning a Special BAFTA award and a Guinness World Record for the highest critically rated TV show along the way.

For the huge fan base of the TV show, the “Downton Abbey” movie is like two hours catching up with old friends – finding out what happened to the characters since the show ended, and sharing in their joys, their tragedies and their dramas!