Plan for a Memorable Day

Please download the following document for your use in planning for a wedding or any rental event at The Elizabethan Gardens. For any questions regarding weddings or events, please contact:

Please note that all reservations must be made through the Garden Event Coordinator and must be completed in writing. The Executive Director must approve any variances from the above policies in advance. No political or religious events except weddings are allowed.

Have a question?

We’ve posted commonly asked questions here, but if you want to speak with someone about your event, please contact our Administrative Assistant at or call at (252) 473-3234
What is your rain back up?
  • All outdoor ceremonies must have an inclement weather back-up plan.
  • The Gardens has no rain back up site. Arrangements must be made to have a tent or other plan in place due to weather.
  • Last minute cancellations of outdoor event rental sites due to inclement weather will not be considered for refunds.
Can we have a tent?
We work with local rental companies who are familiar with setting up tents at the Gardens. You will wish to contact them regarding a tent to suit your needs, and other rental items you may need.
Do you have an information packet?

All of our pricing and policies are in this contract.

Is there a place for the bridal party to dress?

We do not offer a dedicated space for bridal party preparation.

Do you have preferred vendors?

We do not have a preferred list of vendors at this time.

What other events do you have besides weddings?

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

How much is an event rental?

Rental fees are based on the site rented for your event, please see the contract linked on this site for the most up to date information.

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?
The allotted times for events include the time for setup and cleanup of the site. For an Elopement, the time allotment is 3 hours. For all other Wedding rentals the time allotment is 8 hours.
Are chairs and tables available?

Chairs and tables are not a part of the rental.

What is your capacity?

Our capacity is 300 guests. Our individual locations have the following capacity:

Location Capacity
Odom Reception Hall Up to 100
Rose Garden Up to 50
Sunken Garden Up to 50
Overlook Terrace (our most popular site) Up to 200
Great Lawn Up to 300
When is payment due?

A deposit is necessary to save the date, the balance is due per the terms of the contract.

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