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.
Merrell Estate & Gardens offers a selection of wedding packages from which to choose. Their most popular package includes:
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.
24 Reviews for Merrell Estate & Gardens
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Brooke Pendergraft · Married on 11/06/2020
BEST experience with not one negative thing to say about this venue and team
I have nothing but POSITIVE things to say about our wedding at Merrell Estate. From the beginning Liza was extremely responsive & NEVER hesitated to answer my questions. The process was organized, professional and overall Amazing. Liza and her team were able to make last minute changes/requests happen with no hesitation to make us happy. My guests are still RAVING about the delicious food catered by the Circa 81 team. Way to go Liza & Clarke for creating/running this amazing Venue in one of our Favorite places in NC!Sent on 11/15/2020
Merrell Estate & Gardens's reply:Thank you so much, Brooke! We loved all the gorgeous and special details your wedding had and are honored to hear such kind feedback from you (especially considering you are an event planner yourself!). We wish you and Vaughn only the very best and hope to see you guys again next time you are in town! Thank you again - all the best!
Susan Skinner · Getting married on 04/05/2021
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!
Ann Hardy · Getting married on 01/11/2021
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!
This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing: