Wedding FAQ

Have a question?

We’ve posted commonly asked questions here, but if you want to speak with someone about your event, please contact our Royal Exchange Assistant Manager at or call at (252) 473-3234

What is your rain back up?

If available, Odom Reception Hall may be used.

Can we have a tent?

Tents maybe rented from a rental company that has attended a Garden walk thru to educate the business on Garden regulations.

Do you have an information packet?

All of our pricing and policies are in this contract: “Wedding/Events 2022-2023 Policies & Contract.”

Is there a place for the bridal party to dress?

We offer two sites, the reception hall or the maintenance house. If one is not available, the other one should be available.

Do you have preferred vendors?

We do no have preferred vendors however we do have a list of vendors on our website. Please see our Vendors list.

What other events do you have besides weddings?

We have had engagements, rehearsal dinners, meetings and anniversary events.

How much is an event rental?

Our weddings and receptions are based on the amount of guests you are having, please check the contract for prices.

What will be blooming during my event?

On our website under the banner of  “What’s in Bloom” we have plants by season.

How long can I rent the gardens?

You may have two hours in the garden for ceremony and pictures. And five hours for a reception. Consult our wedding coordinator for specific details.

Are chairs and tables available?

Chairs and tables  are not a part of the rental.

What is your capacity?

Our capacity is 400 guests. Our individual locations have the following capacity:

Location Capacity
Receptional Hall Up to 100
Rose Garden Up to 25
Sunken Garden Up to 50
Overlook Terrace (our most popular site) Up to 200
Great Lawn Up to 400
When is payment due?

Payment is due when you are ready to save the date, have completed the contract by initialing the bullets, filled out the contact information, signed at the bottom of the page and the contract is received by The Gardens.

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