Camellia Gardens is an elegant wedding venue located in Monroe, North Carolina, just under 20 minutes outside of Waxhaw. This picturesque garden setting boasts beautiful lawns, lakes, and landscaping. The professional staff strives to ensure that each couple’s unique vision comes to life on their big day. Whether you’re hosting a small gathering, an elaborate get-together, or an intimate elopement, the venue is happy to accommodate you.
Facilities and Capacity
Camellia Gardens offers a variety of indoor and outdoor event spaces for all celebrations. For a ceremony and cocktail hour in the open air, the Grand Oak site is available and can fit up to 250 people. You can say “I do” with the lake as your backdrop and after your guests can sip cocktails under the shade of a century-old willow oak. The Pergola Lawn is a landscaped area ideal for ceremonies and can also accommodate up to 250 loved ones. Another outdoor option, the Terrace, features roses, evergreen shrubs, and leafy trees. This reception area is adorned with white pillars, a copper-topped cupola, and hanging market lights. Up to 250 guests can share your celebration here, and if additional seating is desired the adjacent lawn can be used. The Arbor provides an intimate setting and is bordered by walls of fragrant tea-olive shrubs and rose bushes. This event space’s roof will ensure that you and your guests are comfortable no matter the weather. If you’d like to dine and dance inside, the Barn is available. Originally a horse stable, this renovated space now serves as a reception hall. It features chandeliers, a caterer’s kitchen, a lounge for wedding parties, and a covered patio. The venue’s event spaces can also be used for any pre-nuptial celebrations, such as engagement parties, wedding showers, and rehearsal dinners.
The venue’s experienced, helpful team offers a recommended vendor list to ensure that your special day runs as smoothly as possible. They can provide lighting and sound for your event, and parking is available for your guests. To alleviate stress on the day, the staff will be there to set up your event and will arrange the tables and chairs to your liking. This venue is also pet-friendly, meaning your four-legged family members can join your celebration as well.
51 Reviews for Camellia Gardens
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Melissa · Married on 06/01/2019
The Most Magical Wedding Venue
Brides, listen up! If you've dreamed of a magical outdoor wedding nestled within a gorgeous garden property, look no further. Camellia Gardens could not have been a more perfect choice for my husband and I to host our wedding. After considering 89 other local venues (yes, that's right!), I convinced my to-be-husband to come look at Camellia Gardens with me despite our 'perfect date' already being booked. We both knew the moment we arrived to the property that we would get married there - no matter the date.
Why, you ask? Well the property is privately nestled back from the road and other distractions. You're immediately greeted by a tranquil, garden-style backdrop to host your exclusive event for just the two of you and your closest friends and family... as if the property was gifted to you for the day. The site choices for your various events are endless, and nearly impossible to choose from, as they all offer their own unique touch and beauty. My husband and I chose to host our rehearsal dinner at the air conditioned barn, wedding ceremony under the grand oak tree, cocktail hour within the "secret garden" as I have lovingly referred to it, yard games set up on the lawn, dinner shaded from the sun under the brand new white tent (adorned with gorgeous chandeliers!), and continued our dance party celebration on the open-air terrace beneath the market lights. And if you can believe it, there are yet more locations on the property to choose from. We also loved that it allowed the groomsmen and bridal party to spend the wedding morning onsite getting ready in the bridal cottage and groom's lounge. One thing that potential brides should know is that Camellia Gardens provides a beautiful backdrop that you can make into your own vision, no two weddings will look alike. Start dreaming up your day, it's so much fun!
While the property provides the beauty for your big day, it's Marilyn who provides the support and sincerity throughout your entire wedding planning journey. She responded to every email, call, and text with grace and joy. She always had an answer, or would go seek one on my behalf... sometimes with a ruler in tow. She offered ideas, advice, and opinions when we needed it and a constant professional demeanor from our first site visit (and my second-sixth visits) through to the very end of our wedding day. She was there cheering me on during my bridal portrait sessions and gave us newlyweds a cheer from afar as we recessed back down the aisle. I know she went above and beyond for us that day and we are so appreciative. Marilyn was a huge part of our wedding story! (Thank you Marilyn!)
My only regret is that our perfect day has come to an end and I can't seem to convince my husband to let us do it all over again next month :)
Photos by Click Away Photography
Sent on 07/09/2019
Emily S. · Married on 05/23/2021
Camellia Gardens was the perfect choice of venue for my wedding! It is an absolutely beautiful place with so many options to personalize your day! The owner Marilyn is very professional, friendly, and helpful! She is very easy to communicate with! I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone!! Thank you for everything Marilyn!!Sent on 07/14/2021
Camellia Gardens's reply:Emily,
Christina · Married on 04/24/2021
This venue and the staff were so wonderful through the whole process!!! Marilyn is so lovely and was always super responsive to any questions I had. On the day of her and her staff took phenomenal care of the entire wedding party and the guests as well! I could not recommend them anymore!Sent on 04/26/2021
Camellia Gardens's reply:Christina,
Gorgeous grounds, a lot of versatility and great options for ceremony, reception, and cocktail hour sites. Marilyn, venue owner, is sweet and flexible; great to work with!