Corporate & Special Events

Mattocks Hall
Mattocks Hall
Cannon Gateway Gallery
Cannon Gateway Gallery
Debnam-Hunt Board Room
Debnam-Hunt Board Room
The view from the balcony of the Debnam-Hunt Board Room.
The view from the balcony of the Debnam-Hunt Board Room.
Cullman Performance Hall
Cullman Performance Hall

No matter how large or small your event may be, you’ll find a venue that fits your needs at Tryon Palace. Offering more than a dozen venues across the historic site and the North Carolina History Center, Tryon Palace is capable of hosting everything from grand receptions, award ceremonies, and concerts, to formal dinners, VIP receptions, seminars, and banquets.

And if you’re looking to add a little life to your next board meeting, why not have it in a boardroom that offers all your audio visual amenities, a kitchen, and the best part of all … waterfront views.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the Special Events Department at 252-639-3517 or email events.

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. 

  • Description: Approximately 3,500 sq. ft., outdoors

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.

  • Description: Approximately 4,197 sq. ft., indoors

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.

  • 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

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.

  • Description: Stage, raked seating, theatre lighting, HD video/audio with large screen

Cannon Gateway Gallery

Windowed gallery that includes large Tryon Palace 3-D site model, New Bern historic guideline, Barbour Boat Works display, and more. Ideal for standing receptions. 

  • Description: Approximately 1,792 sq. ft.

Chance-Kemp Orientation Theater

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

  • Description: 612 sq. ft., A/V with retractable projection screen

Wainwright Activity Classroom

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

  • Description: 461 sq. ft., work tables, double sink


Historic Side

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.

  • Description: 1st floor – 1,300 sq. ft., kitchen, indoors

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.