Weddings

Every Fairytale Should Include a Palace

Surrounded with distinct elegance, romance, beauty and waterfront views, Tryon Palace is the perfect backdrop for your storybook wedding. 

Tryon Palace, North Carolina's reconstructed 18th century colonial capitol, is located on 22 acres of gardens and waterfront in historic downtown New Bern, North Carolina. Whether you're looking for the distinctive architecture and ambiance of the Governor's Palace, the quaintness of a historic home, stunning 18th century gardens or a waterfront reception at the North Carolina History Center, Tryon Palace is the ideal coastal wedding venue for your special day.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the Tryon Palace Wedding Department at 252-639-3518 or email weddinginfo@tryonpalace.org.

Tryon Palace is Available for Virtually Any Special Event:

  • Receptions
  • Bridal Portraits
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Weddings
  • Bridal Showers
  • Engagement Parties
  • Photography

We want to ensure that your wedding day is designed just for you. 
Whether you're planning an intimate gathering or an extravagant soiree, 
Tryon Palace is sure to make all your fairytale dreams come true.

Latham Garden
Palace Entrance
Palace Entrance
Latham Garden
South Lawn
Bate Commons at the North Carolina History Center
The Hawks Allee
The Hawks Allee
Mattocks Hall at the North Carolina History Center
Mattocks Hall at the North Carolina History Center
The c. 1880 Commission House
The c. 1880 Commission House
The John W. Stanly House garden
The John W. Stanly House garden
The Jones House lawn and Dot Tyler Garden
The Jones House lawn and Dot Tyler Garden

On the Historic Site

Governor's Palace North Lawn

Magnificent front view of the Governor's Palace provides that terrific palatial setting. A smaller setting than the expansive Palace South Lawn.

  • Capacity: 200 seated
  • Description: Approximately 16,940 sq. ft., outdoors
  • Rental Fee: $1,000 ($700 nonprofit)

Governor's Palace South Lawn

A sweeping lawn encircled by trees and gardens with a view of the Trent River from the Palace's South Entrance.

  • Capacity: Up to 4,000 on the lawn. Suitable for weddings or large-scale events.
  • Description: Approximately 63,200 sq. ft., outdoors
  • Rental Fee: $3,500 ($2,450 nonprofit)

Ca.1880 Commission House

A beautifully historic setting for meetings, small weddings, receptions, and rehearsal dinners - and a lovely garden for your guests to enjoy.

  • Capacity: 75 standing, 50 seated 
  • Description: 1st floor – 1,300 sq. ft., kitchen, indoors
  • Rental Fee: $600 ($420 nonprofit)

Stanly House Garden

A formal 18th-century "town garden" with small summer houses providing a shady retreat on warm days. Guests also enjoy the picturesque Carraway and Stoney Flower gardens located nearby.

  • Capacity: 250+ standing, 250 seated
  • Description: Approximately 3,036 sq. ft., outdoors
  • Rental Fee: $700 ($490 nonprofit)

Dot Tyler Garden at the Historic Jones House

A true Southern charmer with a colorful mixture of garden beds and lawn. This garden, which offers distant views of the Palace, is filled with plants and flowers inspired by mid 19th-century New Bern gardens.

  • Capacity: 75 standing, 50 seated
  • Description: Approximately 1,764 sq. ft., outdoors
  • Rental Fee: $700 ($490 nonprofit)

The Latham Garden

A formal colonial garden featuring seasonal displays of spring bulbs, summer annuals, and fall chrysanthemums.

  • Capacity: 160+ standing, 160 seated
  • Description: Approximately 2,987 sq. ft., outdoors
  • Rental Fee: $800 ($560 nonprofit)

The Hawks Allée

A serene, European-style garden featuring seasonal plantings in harmony with four seasons classical marble statues arranged along the sides, and terminating in a lovely terra cotta statue focal point.

  • Capacity: 160+ standing, 160 seated
  • Description: Approximately 1,500 sq. ft., outdoors
  • Rental Fee: 

North Carolina History Center

Bate Commons and Mattocks Hall

The North Carolina History Center offers indoor ambiance and waterfront views at its most popular combination venue of Mattocks Hall and Bate Commons.

Bate Commons

Ideal for open-air or tented-top gatherings, Bate Commons offers a protected courtyard bordering a beautiful wetland gardens boardwalk on the Trent River. 

  • Capacity: 200 standing, 100 seated 
  • Description: Approximately 3,500 sq. ft., outdoors
  • Rental Fee (Includes Mattocks Hall): $3,000 ($2,100 nonprofit)

Mattocks Hall

From the sweeping vaulted atrium ceiling to the columned corridors, Mattocks Hall is a perfectly grand setting for special dinners, wedding receptions, and other milestone celebrations.

  • Capacity: 500 standing, 350 seated 
  • Description: Approximately 4,197 sq. ft., indoors
  • Rental Fee (Includes Bate Commons): $3,000 ($2,100 nonprofit)