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Posted on Tue, Feb 5, 2013 : 1:45 p.m.

Take in 'Victorian Valentine Teas' at the Kempf House

By Ann Dwyer

Valentine's Day. Yikes. How can one expect to conjure true romance on a day when there's so much pressure? Why not take it easy and enjoy Victorian Valentine Teas at the Kempf House on Saturday and Sunday.

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Take time to drink tea and eat delicious homemade sweets and savories while taking in the company of your date. Enjoy the Greek Revival home setting and hear romantic selections played on the Kempf family’s 1877 Steinway. It's simple. It's delightful. And it doesn't involve a lot of money and planning.

This is a very popular event, so be sure to make a reservation by calling 734-994-4898.

Saturday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 10 at 1:30 and 4 p.m. $20 members, $25 non-members. 312 S. Division St., Ann Arbor.



Wed, Feb 6, 2013 : 3:25 p.m.

My husband and I went to Valentine's tea at the Kempf House a few years ago and it wasn't at all the relaxing or romantic experience that we expected. We were seated at a table with another couple, forced to make conversation with strangers. The room was cramped and volunteer waitstaff stood just a few feet talking away. The food was not fresh. The whole afternoon was a real disappointment.


Tue, Feb 5, 2013 : 7:17 p.m.

$25 is what I paid last year in London for two for a Victorian tea, at a high class hotel. Maybe A2 venues should think more in terms of what is a reasonable cost for a small midwestern college town.......Ann Arbor isn't New York or London, and maybe restaurant and food prices should reflect that. More detail about what is specifically offered in this Victorian Tea, how many it serves, etc., would be helpful.

Steve Burling

Tue, Feb 19, 2013 : 1:57 p.m.

I'd sure like to know what hotel that was. My friends in London report that a tea in a high-class hotel is £45 (around $69) per person.

Monica Milla

Tue, Feb 5, 2013 : 9:01 p.m.

JRW, The article doesn't mention this, but this a fundraiser for a non-profit to keep the house in good repair. The events and house upkeep are all handled by volunteers and funds are always needed.