The Watson House and Gardens

10114 Coast Guard Road, Emerald Isle, NC 28594 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Watson House and Gardens

The Watson House is a wedding venue located in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, that serves the Wilmington region. Couples will appreciate the passion behind this family owned and operated seven acre venue. It offers couples an elegant, private site on the coast with gorgeous views of the Bogue Sound and a lovely garden. Indoor and outdoor settings are both stunning sights that you and your guests will never forget. The Watson House is also located near local beaches and nearby hotels and lodgings.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples may entertain up to 200 guests at the Watson House for their ceremonies, receptions and elopements. This gorgeous estate features a beautiful, magical garden where couples may celebrate their nuptials with friends and family. This stunning outdoor setting by the beach allows couples to personalize it to make it uniquely theirs for their special occasion. They have an outdoor terrace for your reception and an indoor lounge with a built-in bar that is perfect for relaxing. They also have a beautiful pool over looking Bogue Sound and a barn complete with two horses. Did we tell you we have swans and doves as well? Such a vintage, elegant site is perfect for any couple who want a memorable wedding near fountains, horse pastures, lush gardens, and the water is a fantastic choice.

Services Offered
The Watson House offers professional and reliable service to all who grace their pet friendly venue. Personable and capable staff will help with all they need to ensure their celebration is all they hoped it would be and more. They offer all inclusive packages that include~

  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suite
  • Groom’s lounge
  • Clean up
  • Planning/Coordination
  • Set up and clean Up
  • Wireless internet
  • Bar, Bar Decor, Bartenders, Beer, Wine and Champagne
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Tables, chairs as well as tent
  • All beautiful wedding decor
  • Signs to personalize your dream wedding
  • Indoor air conditioned bathrooms
  • Amazing floral designed by our floral team
  • Catering
  • Wheelchair access



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32 Reviews for The Watson House and 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 4.9

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  • Dixie

    Dixie S. · Married on 04/24/2021

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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
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    Out of this world dreamy

    NOTHING ELSE LIKE IT! Wedding venue, planner, floral team, furniture, etc. all in one! We feel so incredibly lucky that we were able to get married at this secret gem of a place! We still cannot get over how beautiful every single detail of our wedding day was here. We had zero stress the entire day and every single guest would not stop raving about how magical this venue was! They have every detail figured out! We dropped off everything for the venue days beforehand so we wouldn't have to worry about anything the weekend of our wedding. The owner, Stephanie Watson, took it upon herself to make home-made brunch for all of the ladies when we arrived on wedding day, and we relaxed on the scenic property until it was time for hair/make-up. Pre-ceremony was so dreamy and fun, and the wedding itself was so the most amazing experience of our lives. Anything we wanted to incorporate into our wedding, this team made happen! WORTH EVERY PENNY! And your money is supporting an absolutely amazing family and group of people! Thank you to every single one of you!!! We love you guys!

    Sent on 05/15/2021

    The Watson House and Gardens's reply:

    Thank you so much Dixie!! We loved each and every moment working with you! You were such a beautiful bride and your wedding was such a fairy tale!!! Thank you for allowing us to be apart of your most special day. We love you guys!!
  • Kristi

    Kristi · Married on 01/11/2020

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    My husband and I were guests at a wedding held at the Watson House. My first reaction pulling in was...WOW! The views are breathtaking, the grounds are immaculate, the house...gorgeous. We were immediately greeted by a welcoming staff member who directed us where to go for the ceremony. The ceremony overlooked the beautiful Bogue Sound. Due to the tremendous hard work of The Watson House staff, the entire evening was seamless... from ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, first dances, cake cutting to send off, everything was amazing! The Watson House is THE premier venue for weddings on the Crystal Coast!

    Sent on 06/29/2019

    The Watson House and Gardens's reply:

    Thank you so much Kristi! We are so happy you enjoyed the wedding. We LOVE giving our brides their Dream Wedding!

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The Watson House and Gardens FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 30
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Wine
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    200
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    2
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    8
  • Describe your venue:
    Beach
    Garden
    Waterfront
  • 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
    Elopements
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    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
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle Markers
    Altar/Arch
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
    Tents
    Tent Accessories
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    April
    November

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  • Katy Lynn Beauty Wedding Hair & Makeup

    I had the pleasure of working at The Watson House and it is spectacular!

  • Mrs. Vingerber's Sweets Wedding Cakes

    The Watson House is a exquisite wedding venue unlike any other on Emerald Isle. Stephanie Watson and her staff go above and beyond to make the bride,groom,and their families feel special. They are easy to work with in making my cake deliveries smooth and easy. Highly recommend this venue and group of professionals to handle your every wish and wedding dream!

  • Karen Doody Photography Wedding Photographers

    The Watson House team always exceeds expectations. As a wedding photographer, I am always inspired creatively when I have the opportunity to photograph there.

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The Watson House and Gardens frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Watson House and Gardens?

The Watson House and Gardens includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Watson House and Gardens, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Watson House and Gardens includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At The Watson House and Gardens, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Watson House and Gardens includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The Watson House and Gardens in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Watson House and Gardens for wedding events is known for:

  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Watson House and Gardens for wedding events?

The Watson House and Gardens offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Watson House and Gardens offer?

The Watson House and Gardens offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Elopements

What services does The Watson House and Gardens offer for wedding events?

The Watson House and Gardens offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Watson House and Gardens have available for wedding events?

The Watson House and Gardens offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Aisle Markers
  • Altar/Arch
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend The Watson House and Gardens and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Watson House and Gardens is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.