From its secluded setting and landscaped grounds, to its fine food, exceptional service, dedicated staff, and greenhouse herbs; the environment is ideal for guests to socialize, share intimate moments, and enjoy the ambiance.
We take special pride in the unique atmosphere of the post and beam carriage house with its country feel and yet modern conveniences. Our on-site event coordinator is extremely capable of serving your most desirable needs. Our uniqueness allows us to customize in small weddings and the most private rehearsal dinners, food coming from local farms and our own(Potager Farm).
Whether you are planning an intimate dinner, cocktail reception for 50, or wedding ceremony, The Herb Lyceum at Gilson's can accommodate your needs. Our Event Planner and the Executive Chef will work with you to design a custom menu that reflects your taste.
Our outdoor seating area under the hickory tree is a favorite place for watching the sun set in summer. From casual barbecues to garden parties to elegant receptions expect the same warm hospitality, exceptional service, and dedicated staff.
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Carolina · Married on 08/11/2018
One of the first thing we did when planning our wedding was find our venue. We found this venue and it was perfect for our small group of 30, but they can also accommodate lot more people up to 150 I believe. Its a beautiful carriage house with beautiful grounds full of greenflies, lavender garden and much more. Everything was so smooth, the planning, building the menu, coordinating with the other vendors. Rebecca the event planner took care of all of this and was very promptly to respond to my emails which is a plus when planning any event. They cook the food in their kitchen right at the venue and it was amazing, everyone was raving on how amazing the food was and the servers were so kind and funny. By the way during the summer and fall they do host dinner on Fridays. Best experience ever!
Thank you also to Saxon Cross Photography for this beautiful pictures of the venue and set upSent on 08/25/2018
Bob · Married on 10/08/2016
My wife and I held our 23 person wedding at Gilson's Herb Lyceum in Oct 2016 and it was totally incredible! The Lyceum surrounds a working herb farm and provided beautiful and varied settings for portraits, casual photos, our ceremony, a cocktail hour, and dinner. Each garden is perfectly curated with plants, flowers, and objects that tie together the grounds' rustic charm. With so many gorgeous settings, we got to have each segment in a different and special spot, and everything went perfectly.Sent on 11/02/2016
Despite all of the outdoor magic, the dinner in the restored carriage house (beautifully appointed with drying herbs and farm accoutrement, no need for decoration) was the highlight of the evening. The Lyceum is known for hosting talented chefs-in-residence who prepare amazing farm-to-table dinners on most Friday and Saturday evenings. We'd been before and knew that, but were still blown away by what they prepared (the butternut squash ravioli and duck breast were superb, but somehow the pumpkin soup stole the show). Also, they're BYO which helped keep costs down and also allowed us to pick wine parings (a delightful touch).
Cathy Gilson, owner and event planner, was our point of contact throughout and our day-of site coordinator. She's the best: organized, flexible, and easy to work with. With everything on our plates leading up to the big day, we really appreciated that.
Bottom line: Gilson's Herb Lyceum is a truly exceptional venue and will hold a warm place in our hearts always. If you're thinking about using it for your wedding, book while you can. You'll be very happy you did.
Amy · Married on 06/14/2014
Perfect location for a small intimate wedding. Cathy at the Herb Lyceum decorated the tables beautifully and the grounds were perfect for our small ceremony. The food was delicious and everyone had a great time.Sent on 06/17/2014
I would definitely recommend this location to anyone looking to have a small, affordable wedding with great food.