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The Watson House and Gardens

Emerald Isle, NC View map
Rating 5.0 out of 5
32 reviews
Up to 250 guests

About

Up to 250 guests

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



Frequently Asked Questions

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?

250

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

32 Reviews

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Rated
5.0
out of 5.0
Recommended by 100% of couples
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10 User photos

  • Joan
    Joan B. Married on 04/26/2021
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    Magical Setting! Creative Planning!

    Our daughter's wedding was perfect! Words can't fully describe how beautiful The Watson House is! And Stephenie and Debbie were marvelous to work with! They "got" our vision... and surpassed our highest expectations! Can't count how many times a guest told me this was the prettiest wedding they have ever been to! Many thanks to ALL the Watson House team!

    The Watson House and Gardens's reply:

    Thank you Joannie!!! Mary and Whit's wedding was absolutely beautiful and you all were amazing to work with! Keep in touch!!!
  • Dixie
    Dixie S. Married on 04/24/2021
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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!

    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!!
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    Kristi Married on 01/11/2020
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    The Watson House

    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!

    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!

Awards

  • 32
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Shane & Dixie
    37 photos · 04/24/2021
  • Grant & Cara
    32 photos · 05/13/2018
  • Jordan & Kate
    25 photos · 10/18/2015

Professional Network & Endorsements

11 Endorsements
Katy Lynn Beauty Katy Lynn Beauty Wedding Hair & Makeup

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

Mrs. Vingerber's Sweets 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 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.

Map

10114 Coast Guard Road Emerald Isle, NC, 28594
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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.

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