Weddings

Airlie Gardens

Wilmington, NC View map
Rating 5.0 out of 5
   19 reviews
Up to 300 guests

About

Up to 300 guests

Since its earliest beginnings as a private garden, Airlie’s picturesque grounds have attracted guests for lavish parties and extravagant entertaining. Conveniently located near Wrightsville Beach, Airlie has remained a coastal oasis known for its formal gardens, seasonal blooms, live oaks and historic structures.

Our commitment to preserving the beauty and history of all 67 acres make us one of Wilmington’s most desired venues. Whether you are looking for an intimate celebration or a larger gathering, Airlie Gardens offers several event spaces, each with a gorgeous backdrop for your wedding.

Airlie Oak Lawn: Draped in Spanish moss, the Airlie Oak is the focal point of the Airlie Oak Lawn. As our largest lawn, it is most popular for tented events and provides plenty of space for dining, entertainment and lawn games. The area also has perimeter lighting for evening events. Ceremony or reception, 300 guests.

Bradley Creek Lawn: Located between Airlie Lake and the Bradley Creek Pier, the Bradley Creek Lawn creates the perfect atmosphere and water view for any ceremony or tented event. The lawn provides plenty of space for dining, entertainment and lawn games. Ceremony or reception, 300 guests.

Pergola Garden: As a ceremony-only location, the Pergola Garden is our most popular formal garden for weddings and photos. Full of seasonal blooms, the natural aisle leads to an extraordinary backdrop of the Pergola structure and fountain. Ceremony, 300 guests.

Minnie Evans Bottle Chapel: Our Bottle Chapel Lawn features a beautiful sculpture of colored bottles, celebrating the spirit of Minnie Evans. Used only for smaller events, this lawn offers a more intimate wedding spot. Ceremony or reception, 150 guests.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Parking

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Elopements

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October

19 Reviews

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    Taylor W. Married on 07/11/2020
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    It was a beautiful place. The service was awesome. They did a fabulous job.
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    Laura Married on 04/28/2018
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    You can't ask for a more beautiful place to get married than Airlie. I really loved that they allow you to use golf carts so you can take pictures in a lot of different places throughout the gardens. Plus they have coordinators with walkie talkies communicating so that if you're doing a first look there you can pull it off and so on and so forth.
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    Meagan Married on 09/30/2017
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    An amazing venue, yes there are rules but honestly it was worth every second for this amazing venue that speaks for itself in photos. Beautiful and worth it's preservation! Nicole was so helpful and easy to work with.

Awards

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Real Weddings

  • Krystal & Trevor
    120 photos · 11/09/2020
  • Conrad & Stefanie
    24 photos · 06/06/2015

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
Kickstand Events Kickstand Events Wedding Planners

Airlie Gardens is the most beautiful venue in Wilmington, NC. With several locations on the garden's grounds for a ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception, it allows brides to create environments that tells their love story. The whole team at Airlie Gardens is professional and knowledgable, giving brides a peace of mind and excitement for their wedding day. We love working with Airlie Gardens and look forward to making many more brides' wedding days memorable there!

Marcus Anthony Photography Marcus Anthony Photography Wedding Photographers

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL venue right near Wrightsville Beach. Several stunning spots for photographs and ceremonies. Nicole, lead coordinator is so easy to talk to and work with. I suggest a Spring time wedding here to maximize the greenery and flowers blooming! But be sure to plan way in advance, they book up quickly.

High Performance Lighting & Power High Performance Lighting & Power Wedding Decor & Lighting

Is always a pleasure working with the people at Airlie. Have never had any problems with getting in to set up our equipment at our convenience. We truly enjoy making Enchanted Airlie enchanting and hope to do in many years to come. Gardens are always beautiful and a great place to make your wedding dreams come true. Especially the "Big Oak".

Map

300 Airlie Road Wilmington, NC, 28403
9107987705

Tuesday - Saturday 9am - 5pm
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Airlie Gardens frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Airlie Gardens?

Airlie Gardens includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Parking

What are the most important characteristics of Airlie Gardens in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Airlie Gardens for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Airlie Gardens for wedding events?

Airlie Gardens offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Airlie Gardens offer?

Airlie Gardens offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Elopements

What percentage of users recommend Airlie Gardens and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Airlie Gardens is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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