Hi Joanne, I'm planning to do a combined tea ceremony, too! The plan is to have the tea ceremony just before the cocktail around 5-6pm, at or near to the dinner venue (convenient for couple), then proceed to cocktail right after. If your suite is big enough, you can do it there!
In this way, both families dont have to make a trip during the day to the couple parents' place to drink the tea. The good thing is, you dont have to travel back and forth
What do you think?