Whether it’s an iconic Palace, a historic home, scenic gardens, or riverfront views, Tryon Palace welcomes you to a premier southern destination for your luxury 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.

For more information and rental fees, please contact the Tryon Palace Wedding Coordinator at 252-288-3820.

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 dreams come true.

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.

  • Description: Approximately 16,940 sq. ft., outdoors

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.

  • Description: Approximately 63,200 sq. ft., outdoors

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

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.

  • Description: Approximately 3,036 sq. ft., outdoors

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.

  • Description: Approximately 1,764 sq. ft., outdoors

The Latham Garden

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

  • Description: Approximately 2,987 sq. ft., outdoors

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.

  • Description: Approximately 1,500 sq. ft., outdoors

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

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For weddings, do you want the ceremony, the reception or both?
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