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New Hanover County Arboretum

Wilmington, NC View map


The New Hanover County Arboretum offers one of the most beautiful outdoor wedding settings in Wilmington and is the Arboretum is the perfect backdrop for your special day.

Besides seven acres of spectacular gardens, the Arboretum offers a collection of benefits most other venues can’t match, including:

Sculptures, Japanese Tea House, and a Rose Garden plus Water features

It has ample parking and is conveniently located to hotels, restaurants and beaches.

Please contact he Arboretum for current rates.

Celebrate your true love story with perennial beauty!

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Government Building

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Uncovered Outdoor
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Wheelchair Access

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Recommended by 80% of couples
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  • Allyson
    Allyson Married on 06/06/2020
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    My little secret garden

    A not so hidden little gem here in Wilmington NC. One that many have visited but still so many have not. The gardens are absolutely gorgeous and will forever hold a special place in my heart. A huge thank you to Angie for helping us navigate through the rough times of a pandemic. Everything worked out beautifully.
  • Jackie
    Jackie T. Married on 05/01/2021
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    Beautiful Grounds!

    The grounds are absolutely beautiful! Please understand that this venue is not like a private venue that will cater to your schedule. I am changing my review due to the fact that I love the arboretum and do not want this place to suffer due to a bad review.

    New Hanover County Arboretum's reply:

    I appreciate the feedback but I would like to provide some clarity.

    I agree, the staff are not wedding coordinators. They are on site to assist with facility logistics and emergencies. The contract, signed by the bride, requires a wedding planner be hired and the planner is responsible for set up, directing the event, managing vendors and rentals, breaking down the event and cleaning up all trash. This is not the responsibility of staff. The contract and terms or service make that clear.

    Due to Covid restrictions indoor facilities were not available and that was communicated with all parties via phone and/or email on more than one occasion.

    In addition staff went above and beyond on the day of the event assisting with set up, and cleaning up leftover trash at the end of the night so that the bride would not lose her security deposit.

    I have reached out to the reviewer offline to discuss her remarks and hope she will contact me. The Arboretum has many happy couples who have said 'I do' and we will continue to provide a high level of service to all our wedding guests.


6206 Oleander Drive Wilmington, NC, 28403
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