The Berkley Manor is one of the crown jewels of Ocracoke, NC.It features a feel and style reminiscent of days gone by, while still providing all the comforts of modern living.Located on a sprawling two-and-a-half acres across from Silver Lake, this charming estate offers privacy and seclusion from Ocracoke village but is situated within easy access to shops and restaurants. Two additional facilities were recently added – the Berkley Suites and Berkley Barn.With brand-new accommodations and a large event pavilion, this multi-purpose venue is available year-round for special events, retreats, and accommodations.As the only dedicated Ocracoke wedding venue, our team specializes in turn key Outer Banks weddings, based on couple’s selections from an array of wedding package options. Encompassing the entire estate, there really is no better place to hold your destination wedding.
While the Berkley Manor does welcome outside caterers, it also offers in-house catering along with all the dining rentals through a partnership with Zillies, a local food and beverage business that specializes in island catering. With years of top notch service, Zillies offers a variety of fine dining options, which may be presented more casually or formally. The catering package also includes a full-service bar.
Facilities and Capacity
The Berkley Estate encompasses two and a half acres and is home to three beautiful facilities – the Berkley Manor, Berkley Suites and Berkley Barn. Whether you are planning a vacation rental or wedding, all three may be rented individually or together in a bundled package.
The historic Berkley Manor is the only surviving original Berkley building. Encompassing over 7500 square feet, it is reminiscing of a 1950’s era rustic, yet elegant lodge. Built with all hardwood floors, cyprus wood walls and ceilings, and cedar shakes on the exterior, it is a stunningly beautiful centerpiece to the estate. The house provides comfortable accommodations as well as addresses the needs of large groups by offering four fireplaces, six bedrooms, five and a half baths, a lounge room complete with beautiful furniture, fully-equipped guest kitchen, dining room with seating for up to forty, and a widow’s peak with the best sunset views on Ocracoke.
The newest lodging accommodations on Ocracoke, the Berkley Suites, is located adjacent to the Berkley Manor and features a look and feel much the same as the Manor. Encompassing 3000 square feet it includes three, two-bedroom suites for a total of six bedrooms. Each suite is set up jack-and-jill style with the two bedrooms sharing a full bathroom. In addition, each suite contains a mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker and sink. The house itself shares a common living area with large, HDTV, fully-equipped kitchen and pantry, and an elevator. The Suites are set up well for large group rentals and wedding parties.
Constructed during the fall and winter of 2017, the Berkley Barn is Ocracoke’s only outdoor event pavilion. This 3000-square foot facility is able to accommodate up to 200 guests and features a tongue and groove wood floor, high arching ceilings, a solid back wall, and sliding front and side doors which can be completely opened to a sprawling deck for nice days. The Barn is not climate controlled but has industrial-grade fans for warm season events and two large, real working fireplaces for winter events. With any barn rental, guests are able to customize the look and feel inside through decorations and lights. Since its completed construction, the Barn has become an increasingly popular venue for weddings, parties, local events and festivals, and retreats.
The Berkley Manor offers an a la carte of services sure to put your mind at ease on your big day. Its team offers every wedding detail from in-house wedding coordination services to on-site accommodations. The team of skilled professionals always have your best interests in mind and are willing to cater to your every whim to make your big day perfect. Additional services include:
Accommodations at the Berkley Manor are the ideal addition to a customized wedding package. Couples may select accommodations from the a la carte of services as an add-on item with their rental agreement and choose from the historic Berkley Manor and/or the brand-new Berkley Suites. The Manor sleeps up to 18 and boasts 6 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a dining room with seating up to 40, 4 fireplaces, 2 comfortable lounge rooms, a guest-friendly kitchen, and stunning widow's peak. The Suites sleep up to 16 and is set up as 3 separate units, each offering guests 2-bedrooms and bathroom per suite. In addition, the house features 2 large HDTV's, comfortable family room, guest-friendly kitchen and pantry, and an elevator.
What a heavenly location to say "I Do!!" The home is so pretty and detailed and we love the landscaping!!