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About The Watson House

Welcome to The Watson House and Gardens, your premier vintage wedding garden venue on the East Coast. This twenty year old estate is nestled on seven acres of picturesque, coastal waterfront and features lavish gardens throughout the property, making it truly one-of-a-kind place to say "I DO". This waterfront venue in North Carolina features abundant gardens, rustic fountains, horses in the pasture, and panoramic coastal views of Bogue Sound that will surround you and your guests as you live out your wedding day dream. The Watson House vintage wedding garden venue will comfortably accommodate any bride's design layout for their wedding. The Watson House allows you to host your dream wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all in one location. This hidden gem on Emerald Isle's Crystal Coast is also within walking distance to local beaches and offers many nearby accommodations for your guests. Let your dream wedding have the best of both worlds with waterfront views and Southern charm at The Watson House and Gardens. 

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Wilmington

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27 Reviews for The Watson House

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From the second you pull into the driveway, you are blown away by this amazing venue. And then you meet Stephanie and her unbelievable team, and you know that this is the place that you have to get married. You can not beat this venue and staff. From the location, to the wedding planning, to the little details and flowers that Stephanie provides, you and your guests will never attend anything like the Watson House. The Watson's and their team think of every single detail and by the end of the planning you feel like you are part of their family. My guests will never be able to stop talking about this venue. I know I won't! Wish I could have my wedding here every single weekend!! Such a fairytale wedding!!

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Profile Picture Allie, 9/16/17, 4 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Planning

The Watson House has gorgeous sound views from their beautifully landscaped 7 acre estate that are truly extraordinary-you can also see the most amazing sunsets there. The Watson House and their "Dream Team" orchestrated the most perfect wedding ceremony that I could have possibly imagined for my son and his new bride. I was thrilled when they chose The Watson House for their wedding venue.
The ceremony area overlooks the Bogue Sound and was so charming with its custom floral decorated arbors, elegant chandelier and vintage church pews. One of my favorites was the reception/ dance space- it was equally as beautiful and featured a closed in area with grapevine ceiling with twinkling lights and exquisite chandeliers. Everyone loved the beautifully decorated farmhouse tables adorned with stunning arrangements designed by The Watson House floral designers. Stephanie, Debbie, Dani and Regan were very accommodating to our guests as well as the wedding party and family members and made sure that all arrangements went as planned. They have many years of experience and it shows.
Everything was absolutely perfect!!!

Profile Picture Susan, 6/3/17, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Flowers, Rehearsal Dinner Location

The Watson House Pricing

Ceremony Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $7500.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $7500.00
Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $7500.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $7500.00
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Beach, Garden, Waterfront
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Professional Network & Endorsements

We love shooting at the Watson House! It is a perfect venue for a wedding!

We are so grateful to have been able to capture images filled with love and emotion and beauty at the Watson House! - Gorgeous scenery - The perfect place and backdrop for a dream wedding - We loved working with the incredible staff at Watson House and I know that our couples have too! Cannot wait to come back next season for more weddings!

The Watson House is the perfect venue for a bride that loves Southern Charm and History. The details throughout the house are creative and vintage. The house photographs beautifully and every wedding there has magazine-worthy details. The gardens are lush and colorful, and the dock and view of the sound are the icing on the cake. I highly recommend that brides go look at the property. You and your guests will be treated well by the staff, and everyone will comment on how gorgeous your wedding is.

Oh my goodness, how much time to we have to express how much we LOVE the team at the Watson House? Stephanie treats her clients (AND vendors) like family. We have had the pleasure of working several events with them and every time, it feels like coming home! We get so excited to work here! Our brides love the venue: the house itself is a work of art, you have the most beautiful gardens surrounding the house, and the pool in the back with the view of the waterway is a dream. We cannot recommend them enough!



10114 Coast Guard Road, Emerald Isle , NC 28594   See On Map
252-422-1841 (phone)
The Watson House is a wedding venue from North Carolina servicing weddings throughout the local area, including Wilmington, Raleigh, and Eastern Seaboard. The Watson House is a professional venue that has been part of the North Carolina wedding industry since early 2000 specializing in creating the most memorable experiences for the bridal party and their guests.