Merrell Estate & Gardens

1700 Salter Path Road, Salter Path, NC 28557 Map · Phone number · Visit website
Hired? Save
  • Photos 30
  • About
  • Reviews 4
  • FAQs

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
  • Venue access for ceremony rehearsal and rehearsal dinner
  • Luxury Bridal Suite with snacks and beverages
  • Groom’s Room with snacks and drinks
  • Use of banquet tables and cocktail tables
  • White folding chairs for outdoor ceremonies and receptions
  • Chiavari chairs for indoor ceremonies and receptions
  • A standard linen package
  • White china plates, glassware, flatware, and service items
  • Cake cutting sets and service
  • DJ and MC services
  • A standard lighting package
  • Outdoor heaters
  • Guest parking with attendants

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.

Follow Merrell Estate & Gardens on
Cheese & Charcuterie
Cheese & Charcuterie
danielle flake 1 51 1065133 1560967709
Merrell Estate & Gardens
The Estate
The Estate
The Estate Front Entrance
The Estate Front Entrance
The Grand Foyer
The Grand Foyer
The Grand Foyer
The Grand Foyer
The Grand Foyer
The Grand Foyer
The Merrell Ballroom
The Merrell Ballroom
The Portico
The Portico
The Portico
The Portico
The Portico
The Portico
The Portico
The Portico
The Gardens
The Gardens
The Portico at Night
The Portico at Night
The Aisle of Palms
The Aisle of Palms
The Aisle of Palms
The Aisle of Palms
The Aisle of Palms
The Aisle of Palms
The Aisle of Palms at Night
The Aisle of Palms at Night
The Gardens
The Gardens
The Gardens
The Gardens
The Gardens
The Gardens
The Beach
The Beach
The Beach
The Beach
The Beach
The Beach
The Estate
The Estate
The Estate at Night
The Estate at Night
The Portico at Night
The Portico at Night
The Pool at night
The Pool at night
The Lawn
The Lawn
Fresh, seasonal hors d'oeuvres
Fresh, seasonal hors d'oeuvres
Signature wedding cocktails
Signature wedding cocktails
Cheese & Charcuterie
Cheese & Charcuterie
danielle flake 1 51 1065133 1560967709
Merrell Estate & Gardens
The Estate
The Estate

Interested in this vendor?

Request pricing

4 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
Sort by:
  • Dayna

    Dayna Spiece · Getting married on 12/04/2019

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

    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!
  • Katie

    Katie · Married on 06/08/2019

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

    A perfect evening

    Our original wedding venue was unable to reopen in time due to serious hurricane damage. We were so fortunate that the newly opened Merrell Estate & Gardens became an option for us in relocating.

    This beautiful place is gem. Whatever your wedding vision is - I really think Merrell Estate & Gardens can bring to life. The owners, Liza & Clark, are so patient and organized. Liza listened to my rather unorganized hopes for my wedding and put together an event that was just right for us. I didn't really stress a thing on my wedding day as the awesome team at this venue along with my wonderful coordinator (Christina Fulcher) kept the day smooth and easy. I did not worry about the quality of our food and drinks as the Merrells are successful restaurateurs (Circa 81 is a personal fave!) and I knew they had it covered. They didn't disappoint! Delicious food, desserts, and beverages. It was all presented beautifully and the service was outstanding from start to finish.

    I can't say enough about how PRETTY it is there. The grounds are so green and their team has done an incredible job renovating the landscape. I loved to watch my friends and family mingle on the giant lawn among palm trees and flowers! The building itself is stunning. The Merrells and their team have transformed it into a true beauty of a venue. I assure you that it is a must-see when considering your options!

    If you seek a gorgeous place to wed and great people to help you do that, I 100% recommend Merrell Estate and Gardens.

    Sent on 06/19/2019

    Merrell Estate & Gardens's reply:

    Many, many thanks for your kind and thoughtful feedback. It was a pleasure to be a part of your wedding celebration and we wish you all nothing but the BEST! Thank you, Katie!

Awards

4

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? $ 2,500.00
  • 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? $ 1,000.00
  • 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

Map

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

By clicking "Request pricing" I agree to sign up and accept WeddingWire's Terms of Use.

Write a review