Weddings & Events

Since its earliest beginnings as a private garden, Airlie’s picturesque grounds have attracted guests for lavish parties and extravagant entertaining. Conveniently located near Wrightsville Beach, Airlie has remained a coastal oasis known for its formal gardens, seasonal blooms, live oaks and historic structures.

Photo by Kate Supa

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Airlie Oak Lawn


Draped in Spanish moss, the Airlie Oak is the focal point of the Airlie Oak Lawn. As our largest lawn, it is most popular for tented events and provides plenty of space for dining, entertainment and lawn games. The area also has perimeter lighting for evening events.

Bradley Creek Lawn


Located between Airlie Lake and the Bradley Creek Pier, the Bradley Creek Lawn creates the perfect atmosphere and water view for any ceremony or tented event. The lawn provides plenty of space for dining, entertainment and lawn games.

Photo by KMI Photography

Pergola Garden


As a ceremony-only location, the Pergola Garden is our most popular formal garden for weddings and photos. Full of seasonal blooms, the natural aisle leads to an extraordinary backdrop of the Pergola structure and fountain.

Photo by Erin Taylor Photography

Minnie Evans Bottle Chapel


Our Bottle Chapel Lawn features a beautiful sculpture of colored bottles, celebrating the spirit of Minnie Evans. Used only for smaller events, this lawn offers a more intimate spot for up to 150 guests.

Weekday Event

$250/hour

  • Tuesday – Thursday (March – Mid-October)
  • Held between 9am-4pm
  • Waived portrait fee for an engagement or bridal session
  • $1,000 Damage Deposit (refundable) due at booking

 

Friday Event

$500/hour

  • Friday (March – Mid-October)
  • Held between 9am-4pm
  • Waived portrait fee for an engagement or bridal session
  • $1,000 Damage Deposit (refundable)
  • $1,000 Damage Deposit (refundable) due at booking

 

Weekend Event

$1,000/hour

  • Saturday (March – Mid-October)
  • 3-hour minimum, must end by 10pm
  • Private garden after 5pm
  • Waived portrait fee for an engagement or bridal session
  • $1,000 Damage Deposit (refundable)
  • $300 Security Fee (if applicable)
  • 50% of all applicable fees due at booking

Elopement Ceremony

$300

  • Tuesday – Friday (Saturday fee – $500)
  • 2-hour reservation
  • Intimate ceremony for up to 10 people (includes bride & groom)
  • Must be held during regular Garden hours
  • No rentals or decorations
  • No transportation will be provided, unless arranged prior