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There are no other venues in Eastern North Carolina that can offer the charm, beauty, and modern amenities that you’ll find at Tryon Palace. Whether you’re planning a grand wedding, a corporate event, or an intimate gathering, Tryon Palace has a location and a price to fit your needs. 

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Located on the Trent River in historic downtown New Bern, Tryon Palace is within walking distance of several restaurants, hotels, and historic landmarks, including the birthplace of Pepsi-Cola. Tryon Palace is conveniently located 5 miles from Coastal Carolina Regional Airport and 30 miles from the Crystal Coast, where you’ll find some of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast.

Several indoor and outdoor locations are available on the historic site and at the North Carolina History Center, where you’ll find modern conveniences (audio/visual capabilities, catering kitchen, ample parking), classic flair and beautiful waterfront views.

For more information about booking your special event, call us at 1-800-767-1560 or submit your request here.

Tryon Palace is the premier destination for...

  • Weddings, receptions, and rehearsal dinners
  • Business meetings, seminars, and presentations
  • Corporate functions and VIP receptions
  • Dinners, luncheons, and garden parties
  • Awards ceremonies and banquets
  • Anniversary and birthday parties
  • Performances and lectures
  • 18th or 19th century themed parties
  • Graduation events

Amenities include...

  • Unique indoor and outdoor spaces, from colonial to modern
  • Outdoor gardens and courtyards with spectacular views
  • Ample convenient parking
  • State-of-the-art catering kitchen
  • State-of-the-art audio/video/internet
  • Museum Store and photo booth
  • Lawson's Landing Riverfront Cafe
  • Easy access to historic downtown New Bern and its charming restaurants, shops, and accommodations

Event Enhancements

Interpreters dressed in historically-accurate costumes make a wonderful addition to an event. Meet John Lawson (British land explorer and founder of Bath and New Bern), Governor and Mrs. Tryon (the colony's first Royal Governor and his wife), and other historical guests. Each will reveal the experiences of their time and their relationships to the history of this region.


Choosing the right menu for your event can be daunting. You can bring the caterer of your choice, or we can recommend an experienced professional to help you design the perfect menu for your special event.

Photography Policy

Many photographers enjoy using Tryon Palace as the backdrop for bridal portraits, military ceremonies, and other special moments. If you are a photographer interested in scheduling a photograph session at Tryon Palace, you are required to make a reservation. Please visit our Photography Policies page for more information. 


Whether your event is black tie or casual, the Special Events staff of Tryon Palace welcomes the opportunity to meet with you, give you a tour, suggest possibilities for your event, and work with you from beginning to end to produce a successful and unforgettable occasion. Please call or email us with questions, to check availability, or to set up a meeting to talk about your event ideas and plans.