Tryon Palace Historic Site and Gardens 529 South Front Street • New Bern • NC 28562

Tryon Palace Historic Site and Gardens

529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562

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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Located right at the edge of the Trent River in historic New Bern, this impressive "palace" is a loving recreation of North Carolina's original Georgian-style capitol mansion as it looked when Governor William Tryon and his family first walked its stately halls.
  • The north and south lawns offer the Palace as a backdrop for your ceremony or outdoor reception, the quaint Commission House is just right for intimate weddings, and several formal gardens provide both celebration spaces and spots for some quiet reflection in your first moments as a married couple.
  • You can arrange a surprise visit from Governor and Mrs. Tryon themselves, courtesy of historical interpreters in period clothing who will regale your guests with local history and tales of the mansion's heyday. (And pose for some unforgettable photos, of course!)


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Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $1,500–4,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Space reserved
  • Rental fee includes 4 hours. Additional time is $200/hour. The use of a historical home 2 hours prior to your wedding for dressing purposes is also available (no additional fee).

    All clients must book the services of the in-house wedding coordinator. All coordination packages include rehearsal & ceremony coordination and access to the preferred vendor list.

    • Ceremony-only coordination: $1,500
    • Wedding Management: $3,500 (ceremony & reception coordination)
    • Full-Service Management: $4,500 (ceremony & reception coordination, plus planning design, vendor selection, and budgeting)
Additional Info
  • A catering commission of 10% of the food & beverage is additional.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 300 500
Cocktails, etc. Standing 400 600
Reception Seated 300 500
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 22.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info




Preferred list



Must be provided and served by a licensed caterer or licensed bartending service.

Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Weddings: Year-round, daily, 5:30pm–11pm.
Year-round, Monday–Saturday, 8am–9pm.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Mansion
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Non-Profit
  • Private Estate

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Creek / River
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Other View
  • Panoramic


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