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Stork's Rest Farm 

Whether you are :


Newly engaged searching for the perfect venue 


Looking to escape daily life while taking part in afternoon tea  or meandering through the endless gardens


Perhaps you have a special event on the horizon and need the perfect setting to top it off


Wanting to build you or your children’s confidence through etiquette, protocol, and manners


Ready to unleash your inner child with tossing paint around the canvas




The quaintest tea room in North Carolina, you will overlook bountiful gardens in bloom in a gorgeous renovated space and enjoy a wonderful traditional tea service with a stunning selection of tea, sweets, and savories. We take hosting tea a step above by not only serving premium teas in a stunning setting but also by giving you a spot of tea education. 


When you visit the Manner House Tea Room, enjoy taking a peek and choosing a wonderful tea hat to wear from the Hat Hideaway and don't forget to check out our large collection of tea pots and cups.


Enjoy our delectable selection of teas and ever changing handcrafted scones, savories, and sweets.

Manner House Tea Room comfortably seats 16 people. Accommodations for larger parties are welcome however, not everyone will be able to sit together in one room.

Manner House Tea Room is booked by reservation onlyTea events must be booked 2 weeks in advance for groups 9 or more to ensure availability. 


Contact us to reserve your next tea event or for more information. 

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Cream Tea

Scones with cream and preserves served with tea

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Afternoon Tea

Savories, scones, and a selection of sweets, served with tea

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Royal Tea

Afternoon Tea with a wider selection of food accompanied by a complementary glass

of champagne

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High Tea

An elegant evening affair including light hors d’ oeuvres,  salads, an assortment of meats, vegetables, cheeses, and desserts. Served with tea, wine, and complementary champagne


Offering tailor made training makes the Manner House School of Etiquette and Protocol the best solution whether you have an upcoming trip abroad and need some assistance and instruction on the new customs, through our international protocol programs or would like to increase you or your child's confidence through etiquette.


Offers both tailor made training as well as our in-house scheduled seminars. 

The Manner House School of Etiquette and Protocol provides the highest caliber of protocol and etiquette training for children, school outreach programs, recreation programs, business executives, corporations, politicians, groups, and individuals. We are committed to providing programs that are worthwhile, enjoyable, and that work.

Contact us for scheduling a training or more information.

Social Etiquette

People like to feel comfortable in social situations, and knowledge of social etiquette allows them to handle themselves and deal with others with ease

Communication Skills

Knowing the tools for effective communication builds self-esteem and leadership abilities

Interviewing & On the Job Etiquette

Getting and keeping a job is essential to every person’s success

Table Manners

It is important for individuals to learn dining skills so they can be comfortable in dining situations, whether formal or informal



A relaxing refuge rich with history, tucked away in the North Carolina country side, awaits your arrival. Ready to shower you with it's abounding magic, sweet aromas, and lush gardens teeming with some of nature's most beautiful creatures. 



Escape daily life and get back in touch with nature while meandering through the endless gardens, gathering a bounty of fresh herbs, or enjoy taking a front row seat and get lost taking in the beauty that surrounds at Stork’s Rest Farm . 

Stork's Rest Farm is home to four large gardens. Each one has it's own distinct personality from the variety of plants, differing shade and sun, and various art and statuaries. 


The grounds are full of towering trees and blooming gardens that contain an extensive variety of plants, flowers, and herbs. You will find ponds gently rippling throughout and the whole farm is surrounded by a gorgeous herd of cattle. 


The Perfect Venue


Make your special day even more special while surrounding you and your guests with breathtaking views at Stork's Rest Farm. 

Stork's Rest Farm makes the perfect outdoor venue for Weddings, Class Reunions, Business Meetings, Club or Organization Meetings, Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, and Gender Reveals. 

Reserve your upcoming special event 1 month or sooner to ensure availability.


Contact us for more information and book a tour today!


Photographers Welcome!



Stork's Rest Farm is a perfect backdrop for any photoshoot. Photographers are welcome to come shoot at Stork's Rest Farm. 

Take advantage of the gorgeous gardens and ponds, the Manner House, and everything else Stork's Rest Farm has to offer for your next photoshoot. Embrace your creativity and let it go wild with all of the possibilities here at our sanctuary. 

We have different priced packages for different shoot options. Make your reservation today! Reservations required 2 weeks prior or sooner.

Contact us for more information.

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All Inclusive


Grounds/Gardens & inside Manner House

May- October $150
Off Season $145
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Inside Manner House Only

Year Round $100
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Outdoor Permit

Grounds & Gardens Only

May - October $75
Off Season $60


Horse Barn Studios is the newest addition to Stork's Rest Farm. The recently renovated old horse barn is now the home studio to the new to North Carolina Artist, Kelcie Howren.



Horse Barn Studios is the new art studio space for Kelcie Howren, who happens to also be the Manner House Tea Room culinary creator and marketing director.


Horse Barn Studios at Stork's Rest Farm is not only home to Kelcie and The Wildthings' artistic creations but she will also be teaching art classes and workshops. 

Group workshops are typically held on a Saturday or Sunday. You will create a piece of artwork in a four hour session. You get to take home your artwork after your piece is finished and or completely cured depending on the project. 

The day will break down with guided meditation/purpose setting for your piece, a tool and material safety lesson, brief color theory lesson, step-by-step instruction on artwork creation, and drinks and light bites.

Call us for upcoming classes or to book a private event workshop.



Book your next party or event at the Manner House Tea Room at Stork's Rest Farm. 

Manner House Tea Room accommodates 16 people comfortably. Larger parties are welcome, however not everyone can sit together in the same room.

Manner House Tea Room and Gardens at Stork's Rest Farm welcomes you to reserve our room and grounds for your next event or photo shoot!

Stork's Rest Farm is the perfect setting for your upcoming special event or photo shoot to event such as a Wedding, Bridal Shower, Baby Shower, Gender Reveal Party, Birthday Party, Business Meeting, or Club Meeting/ Event.