Mother's Day at the Manor: Tour and Tea

Saturday, May 11th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:30pm

Celebrate Mother’s Day early with a guided tour of Cranbrook House followed by an elegant high tea in the library. Learn about Ellen Scripps Booth, “The Mother of Cranbrook,” her family, and explore the treasures of their 1908 English Tudor manor. All guests in attendance will receive a complimentary Cranbrook memento.


The Oak Room
Celebrating its centennial in 1919, the Oak Room features hand-carved oak paneling completed under the direction of woodcarver, John Kirchmayer. Cartouches complement the paneling and commemorate important Booth and Cranbrook-related events.

The Library
The Library is the centerpiece of George Booth's devotion to the Arts and Crafts movement. Added in 1918, this room boasts hand-carved walls, hand-woven tapestries, hand-made furniture, and many hand-bound books in its collection of over 6,000 titles!

The Dining Room
During your tour of this room, you'll hear a family story that may sound like a tall tale, and see the Booth's dining table that was completed by Albert Kahn from George Booth's design, dinnerware, lighting by Caldwell & Company, a portrait by a famous painter, and more. 

Tea Menu
High tea includes fresh brewed coffee and tea, iced tea, lemonade, tea sandwiches, fruit, and dessert. 

Tea Sandwiches

  • Ratatouille: Roasted squash, zucchini, eggplant, pepper, tomato jam, brioche
  • Chicken: Shaved chicken breast, boursin, cherry chutney, seven grain
  • Salmon: Pastrami cured salmon, caramelized onion spread, garlic chip, marble rye
  • Roast Beef: Sliced beef, horseradish crème, sourdough


  • Housemade Scones: Served with strawberry jam, lemon curd, and Devonshire cream
  • Strawberry Shortcake Shooters: Pound cake, strawberries, fresh cream
  • Chocolate Petit Four: Layered with chocolate ganache, chocolate crunch, and chocolate mousse
The tea was very nice. There was a lot of food and they even brought us seconds! You can't leave hungry. We really enjoyed our afternoon at Cranbrook House!"
- David

Location and Parking
Cranbrook House is located at 380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304. Parking is available onsite and across the street on Lone Pine Road. Click here for an estate map. 

General Admission: $50
Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary Members: $45

Reservations are required by Friday, May 3, 2019 at 12:00pm as seating is limited. All reservations are final – no refunds. Please call 248.645.3149 or click the button below to make a reservation. 

Photograph of a mother and daughter at Cranbrook House taken May 2016.

Additional Information
The tour will begin promptly at 11:00am. Please arrive 15 to 30 minutes early to park and check-in. All registered guests will be on our reservation list. There are no tickets for this event. 

We will do our best to accommodate seating arrangements requests. Please let us know the number of mothers in your group and if you would like to be seated with another party (use the “Comments” field of the registration form if reserving your space online).

Portrait of Ellen Scripps Booth in Cranbrook House Oak Room
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