Queen Bee & Co. is a tea, wine and event venue located in the heart of historic Richmond, VA, located at 21 W. Main Street. Elegant yet comfortable furnishings fill this beautiful space with views of the iconic Jefferson Hotel, known to be one of America's finest hotels, for you to enjoy while you visit.
This European style café is open Thursday - Sunday for high tea reservations and available to reserve for private events. In order to give you the perfect high tea experience, pre paid reservations are required in advance to ensure excellent service.
(Parties of over 8 guests require a venue rental.)
High Tea can be enjoyed for $36 per person in our dining room or taken to go along with delectables and gifts. We offer gluten free and vegan options upon request. Our petite venue is perfect to host your next celebration. From birthday's, baby showers and bridal showers to intimate receptions, we offer the perfect space with beautiful views of downtown Richmond.
Our fine tea's are shipped in from London, England's famous tea room, Fortnum & Mason, and are appointed by the Queen of England. For your gift giving convenience, we are proud to offer a gift boutique in the café with wonderful items from England as well as self care items handmade from the owner at Queen Bee Cottage Farm. A portion of the proceeds at Queen Bee & Co. go towards Mental Health & Domestic Violence Awareness.
Queen Bee & Co.'s owner, Heather Marie Van Cleave, is the newly crowned Miss Virginia for America 2021. She is a fashion infused mental health & domestic violence advocate who travels globally as a motivational speaker to try and remove the stigmas surrounding her platform and help others overcome. She spent her summers in England as a child where her father was an actor on the West End. She and her sister learned about tea time from her English side of the family. She has a love for tea and all things European and shares her love for tea time and hospitality with her guests.
She and her daughters were frequent guests for years at Simply Tea, the original tea room started in Amelia, VA by Beth Stanley, who sold the tea room to Tara Gardner in 2019 when it was relocated to downtown Richmond. When hearing that the tea room was going to have to close down, Heather decided to create a hospitality collaboration as a way to purchase, rebrand and transform the tea room into a more versatile café and venue. This half country girl, half city girl is a Jane of all trades. She has been in hospitality event planning, property & operations management for over 20 years along with interior design, modeling, acting, hosting radio and television talk shows and raising her children as a single parent and survivor of domestic violence. She uses her gifts and talents to be a voice to help & encourage others and make a difference in the world. You can follow her on all social media platforms at Heather Marie Speaks.
We know you will love coming again and again to Queen Bee & Co. so that you can have time to relax and enjoy this destination tea room to feel like you have gone on a European retreat, right here in Richmond. Our atmosphere will provide you with an experience not soon forgotten.
21 W Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Thursday - Sunday: 12pm - 3pm