Weddings

Whether it’s an iconic Palace in the background, a historic home, scenic gardens, or riverfront views, Tryon Palace offers beautiful settings, southern hospitality and a tradition of excellence!

Tryon Palace, North Carolina’s reconstructed 18th century colonial capitol, is located on 22 acres of gardens and waterfront in historic downtown New Bern. Whether your vision includes the distinctive architecture and refined ambiance of the Governor’s Palace, the quaintness of a historic home, a lavish 18th century garden or a stunning waterfront reception at the North Carolina History Center, Tryon Palace offers ideal venue options for your special day.

Your wedding day is designed just for you. Whether planning an intimate gathering or an extravagant soiree, Tryon Palace offers venues with classic flair and incomparable grand vistas for an unforgettable occasion.


When we decided to have our wedding in New Bern, NC we toured multiple venues for our ceremony location. A garden wedding was our goal, making Tryon Palace and its surrounding houses one of our first stops. After touring the many gardens available for weddings, we chose the Carraway Garden for our small ceremony.  


Spencer Cutler

On the Historic Site

Governor’s Palace North Lawn

An outdoor lawn venue locate in front of the Governor’s Palace offers magnificent palatial setting for any tented event.  Approx. 16,940 sq. ft.

Image by: Abigail Brier Photography

Governor’s Palace South Lawn

A sweeping lawn encircled by trees and gardens with a view of the Trent River and the Palace’s south entrance, the South Lawn offers our most spacious area for tented events with an outstanding, unforgettable setting.  Approx. 63,200 sq. ft.

Ca.1880 Commission House

A beautiful Italianate style historic home with stately magnolia trees on the front lawn and a lovely Victorian garden surrounding the back lawn.  With spacious interior rooms and a kitchen for catering, this venue is the perfect intimate setting for smaller ceremonies, cocktail receptions or dinners.  Approx. 1,300 sq. ft.

Wedding Ceremony at the Stanly Home Garden

Stanly House Garden

Located behind a beautiful Georgian style historic home, this formal 18th-century “town garden” with two reproduction summer houses providing a shady retreat on warm days is a favorite for ceremonies and small receptions.  Guests can also stroll through and enjoy the adjacent picturesque Carraway and Stoney Flower gardens and their lovely seasonal flower displays.  Approx. 3,036 sq. ft.

Dot Tyler Garden at the Historic Jones House

A true Southern charmer with a blend of colorful flower beds and lawn inspired by mid-19th-century New Bern gardens that offers distant views of the Palace.  It is perfect for intimate garden ceremonies and receptions when incorporating an adjacent brick patio.  Approx. 1,764 sq. ft.

The Latham Garden

Clipped hedges, flowers and brick pathways combine to form the patterns that define the “parterre” garden.  Enclosed by brick walls, statues of the four seasons survey the displays of spring bulbs, summer annuals and fall chrysanthemums making this distinctive garden a wedding ceremony favorite for brides-to-be.   Approx. 2,987 sq. ft.

The Hawks Allée

A serene, European-style garden featuring seasonal plantings blending harmoniously with classical marble statues along its perimeters.  This tranquil space is an ideal setting for small ceremonies, or cocktail receptions. Approx. 1,500 sq. ft.

North Carolina History Center

The North Carolina History Center offers indoor ambiance, and waterfront views at its two popular venues for larger size wedding receptions.  Mattocks Hall is a large and spacious indoor venue and the adjacent Bate Commons offers an outdoor setting with river views.  Many larger receptions combine the two together.

Mattocks Hall Wedding

Mattocks Hall

Impressive and spacious, from its sweeping vaulted atrium ceiling to the columned corridors, Mattocks Hall is a perfectly grand setting for special dinners, wedding receptions, and other milestone celebration.  Approx. 4,197 sq. ft., indoors

Bate Commons

A perfect venue for an open air or tented reception.  Adjacent to Mattocks Hall, Bate Commons offers a protected courtyard bordering a beautiful wetland gardens boardwalk on the Trent River.

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

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