Merrell Estate & Gardens

1700 Salter Path Road, Salter Path, NC 28557 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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For 100 Guests $10k - $20k
Guest capacity 30 to 500
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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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24 Reviews for Merrell Estate & Gardens

Recommended by 100% of couples


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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    Susan Skinner · Getting married on 04/05/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Catering experience

    The staff is great to work with, very reliable and professional. Liza and Clarke have catered 3 parties and all turned out wonderful. The food was great, along with their staffing and commitment to providing great service and quality. Highly recommend.

    Sent on 05/28/2019

    Merrell Estate & Gardens's reply:

    Thank you so much, Susan! You are always a pleasure to work with and all the events we have done have been so much fun! We appreciate your support!
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    Ann Hardy · Getting married on 01/11/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
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    Hardy Hutchinson wedding

    Merrell Estate and Gardens ensured we had the most amazing wedding day ever. The venue was perfect and beautiful. Liza and Clarke were the most accommodating people ever to work with while planning.

    Sent on 11/13/2020

    Merrell Estate & Gardens's reply:

    Thank you Ms. Hardy! It was such a fun event and we thoroughly enjoyed working with you, Taylor and Ryan to make your family's celebration a special one. We appreciate your kind feedback and hope to see you soon! All the best!

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Merrell Estate & Gardens Pricing

Guests

Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$10,275 - $20,431
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • 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
  • French Service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert

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?
    $ 7450
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 7450
  • 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?
    $ 7450
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 7450
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • 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?
    $ 20
  • 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?
    12
  • 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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Merrell Estate & Gardens frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Merrell Estate & Gardens?

Merrell Estate & Gardens includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Merrell Estate & Gardens, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Merrell Estate & Gardens includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At Merrell Estate & Gardens, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Merrell Estate & Gardens includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine

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

The space offered by Merrell Estate & Gardens for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Merrell Estate & Gardens for wedding events?

Merrell Estate & Gardens offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Merrell Estate & Gardens offer?

Merrell Estate & Gardens offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Merrell Estate & Gardens offer for wedding events?

Merrell Estate & Gardens offers the following services for wedding events:

  • 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 furniture and decorations does Merrell Estate & Gardens have available for wedding events?

Merrell Estate & Gardens offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tents

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

Merrell Estate & 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.