Available Venues

Tryon Palace is Eastern North Carolina's premier destination for special events, weddings, corporate meetings and much more. Contact us today to find the venue that fits your needs. 

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: Icluded with Latham Garden rental ($800/$560 nonprofit)

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) 

Debnam-Hunt Board Room

This sophisticated, upper-story windowed board room, with a balcony overlooking the Trent River, will bring your meeting to life with its elegance and beautiful views.

  • Capacity: 50 standing, 28 seated 
  • Description: Approximately 832 sq. ft. with fully-loaded state-of-the-art presentation equipment, including audio/video, internet, nearby breakout rooms, adjoining catering room and kitchen
  • Rental Fee: $350 ($245 nonprofit) 

Cullman Performance Hall

Beautiful auditorium perfect for presentations and performances designed by members of the same team that designed the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Great acoustics and site lines, just more intimate.

  • Capacity: 192 seated, plus four wheelchair locations 
  • Description: Stage, raked seating, theatre lighting, HD video/audio with large screen
  • Rental Fee: $500 ($300 nonprofit) | Add reception area $1,000 ($700 nonprofit)

Cannon Gateway Gallery

Windowed gallery that includes New Bern historic guideline, Barbour Boat Works display, and more. Ideal for standing receptions.

  • Capacity: 75 standing. 
  • Description: Approximately 1,792 sq. ft.
  • Rental Fee: $600 ($420 nonprofit)

Chance-Kemp Orientation Theater

Inviting, partially enclosed space for lectures and presentations. Also ideal for small dinners.

  • Capacity: 60 standing, 40 seated for dinner, 48 seated theater-style 
  • Description: 612 sq. ft., A/V with retractable projection screen
  • Rental Fee: $500 ($450 nonprofit) 

Wainwright Activity Classroom

Multipurpose room for small group activities in informal meetings. Crafting clubs and other activity groups will appreciate the ample workspace.

  • Capacity: 20 seated 
  • Description: 461 sq. ft., work tables, double sink
  • Rental Fee: $100 ($70 nonprofit)


Additional Venue Options

Usage of our facilities also gives you the opportunity to explore the endless riches of North Carolina's history. Explore Tryon Palace’s museums, gardens, and historic sites with a special discounted group rate, or bring your event to life with performances and demonstrations by our historical entertainers (additional fees apply).

All Rates for 4-hour events.
Tables and chairs in Tryon Palace inventory included in fee for North Carolina History Center venues.
All military events and weddings discounted 50% off standard rate