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These prices are available for the months of March through October. These prices are available for the months of March through October.
Reception
$3,000 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Reception
$3,000 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price

About

We are currently booking weddings through 2025.

Since its earliest beginnings as a private garden, Airlie鈥檚 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鈥檚 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 and resurrection fern, our 500-year-old southern live oak is the focal point of our Oak Lawn. Ceremony only.

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.

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 only.

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.

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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?

$3,000

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

$3,000

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

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

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
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5.0 out of 5 rating
21 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
99% Recommended by couples

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21 Reviews
Erika
Erika Married on 09/26/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Small Ceremony Friendly

Our experience with Airlie Gardens was wonderful. Nicole assisted with any questions I had about my reservation and was very professional and friendly to everyone involved. Excited to go back and visit the gardens in different seasons for a full view in all that this beautiful place has to offer.
Krissy
Krissy Married on 05/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

My Dream Venue

I just love Airlie Gardens. I鈥檝e dreamed of getting married there since we moved to Wilmington some years ago. Every inch of the gardens is perfect for photos. There isn鈥檛 a bad place in the whole garden to host a wedding it鈥檚 just all so pretty and right by the water. Only downside is that they don鈥檛 provide anything but a backdrop. Would be nice if they maybe had tables and chairs on site or something. When you book Airlie, you鈥檙e booking iconic Wilmington. Prettiest place in the city if you asked me. My photos came out so gorgeous! I highly recommend!
Taylor
Taylor W. Married on 07/11/2020
5 out of 5 rating

airlie Gardens

It was a beautiful place. The service was awesome. They did a fabulous job.
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Krystal & Trevor
120 photos 路 11/09/2020
Conrad & Stefanie
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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".

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Airlie Gardens frequently asked questions

Airlie Gardens includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Parking
The space offered by Airlie Gardens for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Waterfront
Airlie Gardens offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Airlie Gardens offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Elopements
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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