Merrell Estate & Gardens

1700 Salter Path Road, Salter Path, NC 28557 Map · Phone number
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About Merrell Estate & Gardens

Merrell Estate & Gardens, located in Salter Path, North Carolina, is a mansion wedding venue nestled in the heart of the Crystal Coast. This gorgeous property with grand spaces, expansive greens, and a stately Southern charm makes a stunning location for a destination wedding full of drama and grandeur.

Facilities and Capacity

The house at Merrell Estate & Gardens features intricate classic southern estate details with a modern twist. Large wooden doors open into their elegant Grand Foyer, a spacious and welcoming space, that is suitable for welcoming guests or intimate gatherings with seating for up to 100 guests. The Merrell Ballroom & Bar is their primary event space which can accommodate 200 guests for a ceremony or 175 for dinner. The area is also suitable for a dance floor with space for a DJ or band. If you are looking for an outdoor venue, the Portico with its high-ceilings and garden view offers extensive rain cover and heating options. This large covered outdoor seating area can accommodate up to 175 people for dinner and has space for a dance floor and live band. The property also features a Luxury Bridal Suite with plush furniture and individual makeup stations and a Groom’s Room featuring a pool table, stocked bar, large televisions, and outdoor games. The meticulously landscaped gardens span over two acres and feature a variety of native and tropical flora. The Lawn, their largest outdoor ceremony space, features seating for over 300 people in the open air or under a tent. The Aisle of Palms provides a dramatic cathedral-like setting for a wedding march set against a lush green backdrop and under the open sky. The Wild Garden offers private alcoves and hideaways perfect for intimate moments and photos created by the flowering trees and wild coastal brush.

Services Offered

Merrell Estate & Gardens offers a selection of wedding packages from which to choose. Their most popular package includes:

  • 12-hour venue access on the wedding day
  • Event assistance with day-of coordination, event timeline, setup, breakdown of house items, and vendor coordination
  • Unlimited access to event team through email or phone before the event
  • Luxury Bridal Suite with dry and steam saunas, plus snacks and beverages
  • Private Salon & Spa with massage parlor, hair station, manicure & pedicure stations, and makeup stations
  • Groom’s Room with dry and steam saunas, games, snacks and drinks
  • Lounge for the wedding party to relax in with a pool table, large-screen televisions, and a mini-bar
  • Pool and hot tub access for the wedding party before the event and the day after
  • Use of banquet tables and cocktail tables
  • White folding chairs for ceremonies and receptions
  • A standard linen package
  • White china plates, glassware, flatware, and service items
  • Cake cutting sets and service
  • Outdoor heaters and outdoor fireplace
  • Guest parking with attendants
  • Security on site

Cuisine

Merrell Estate & Gardens offers first-class hospitality and food and beverage packages featuring fresh, seasonal, chef-driven food from award-winning on-site catering company 81 Hospitality Group.

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8 Reviews for Merrell Estate & Gardens

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5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Amanda Elder · Married on 12/10/2019

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    • Professionalism:
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    Circa 81 for the win!

    Clarke did a fantastic job of bringing our direction to life. We wanted our food to be laid back, but nice ... so within our budget he came up with entree and appetizer menu - that part was quick! He also asked all the right questions to make sure both his team and our team were prepared for the big day like location of his food truck and tables and how many tables we needed, ice, trash cans, trash, etc. Food turned out great!

    Sent on 10/23/2019

    Merrell Estate & Gardens's reply:

    Thanks, Amanda, for letting us be a part of your wedding celebration! Happy to share in your day - best wishes to you and Peter!
  • Dayna

    Dayna Spiece · Married on 12/04/2019

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    Excellent Venue!

    We were their first venue after opening and they made everything perfect! From the food, to decorations, the building and grounds, and their professionalism, everything was beautiful! This was for a prom and everything was so wonderful that we have already booked them again for next year! Great place, great people!

    Sent on 05/15/2019

    Merrell Estate & Gardens's reply:

    Thank you, Dayna! We were so happy to have you as our first event after the renovations. You and your students were wonderful! We were so impressed by 350 high schoolers! Can't wait for next year!

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Merrell Estate & Gardens FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 2500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • 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?
    $ 1000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Parking
    Set Up
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 10.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Beer
    House Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    500
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    30
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    5
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Beach
    Garden
    Mansion
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    French Service
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Outside Alcohol
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
    Tents
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    March
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February

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  • 1700 Salter Path Road Salter Path, NC, 28557 See on map
    252-999-9537 (Phone number)

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