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.
8 Reviews for Merrell Estate & Gardens
Recommended by 100% of couples
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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!
Amanda Elder · Married on 12/10/2019
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 Spiece · Married on 12/04/2019
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!