Here at Shady Gables we wish to create a soothing and elegant environment for all of our guests. In order to do so we ask that all of our guests refrain from talking loudly. All cellular phones and pagers must be turned off. Children are to remain with a parent or guardian at all times and should never be allowed to wander through the shop or the garden unattended. Crying children should be removed from the dining room. Remember, many of our items including gifts and place settings are breakable and our tea is served very hot. Please understand, we are considering their safety. If you require assistance during your tea party, each table has its own tea bell. Just ring your bell to get the attention of your server. We also encourage everyone to dress up for tea parties. We love to see everyone dressed at their very best! And, of course, we do offer a variety of fanciful hats and fur stoles for dressing up. We are here to assist you and make your visit relaxing, comfortable, soothing, and delicious!