Wedding FAQs

Q. What is your rain back-up?

A.  If available, the Rose Garden tent may be used or our Reception Hall.

Q. Can we have a tent in the gardens?

A. You may rent a tent from Metro Rentals and place in the Great Lawn.

Q. Can you send me a packet of your wedding information?

A. All of our pricing and policies are in the contract you can download here on our website under the banner of “Wedding Policy and Contract.”

Q. How much are your weddings?

A. Our weddings and receptions are based on the amount of guests you are having, please check the contract for prices.

Q. What flowers are blooming?

A. On our website under the banner of  “What’s in Bloom” we have plants by season.

Q. How long do I have in the gardens?

A. You may have two hours in the garden for ceremony and pictures. Five hours for a reception. Consult our wedding coordinator for specific details.

Q. Do you have a place I can change?

A. We offer two sites, the reception hall or the maintenance house. If one is not available, the other one should be.

Q. Are chairs included?

A.  Yes, white wedding chairs are available, and we set them up on your chosen site.

Q. Do you have recommended vendors?

A. Please see our Preferred Vendors list on the website. If you want to use a vendor not on our list please ask for a vendor application to go through the approval process.

Q. Are dogs allowed?

A. Dogs are not allowed in the garden. Only service dogs are allowed.

Q. What is your capacity?

A. Our capacity is 300 guests. Our individual locations have the following capacity:

Venue Capacity
Gate to Sound Up to 25
Rose Garden Up to 25
Sunken garden Up to 50
Overlook Terrace Up to 200
Great Lawn Up to 300
Reception Hall Up to 100
Overflow Tent Up to 100 (in addition to Reception Hall)

 Q. How do I get more information?

A. You may contact the event coordinator at or call at (252)473-3234

Q. What other events do you hold besides weddings?

A. We have had engagements, rehearsal dinners, meetings and anniversary events.

Q. When is payment due?

A. Payment is due when you are ready to save the date, have completed the contract by initialing the bullets, filled out the contact information and signed at the bottom of the page.

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