The Watson House and Gardens

the watson house and garden

Welcome to The Watson House and Gardens, your premiere 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 a truly one-of-a-kind place to say “I Do”. This waterfront venue in NC features abundant gardens, rustic fountains, horses in pasture, and panoramic coastal views of the 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 details and allows you to host your 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.


This Waterfront Venue in NC features –

  • Seven acres of lush gardens overlooking the Bogue Sound
  • Waterfront ceremony site complete with rustic church pews and a 16 ft arbor
  • Landscaped pool area to house the cocktail hour
  • Greenhouse inspired covered patio with outdoor fireplace, twinkle lights, and chandeliers
  • Outdoor terrace designed with bubble lighting to house the reception
  • Indoor lounge area with built in bar
  • Private dock & private parking for guests
  • Bridal Suite
  • Groom’s Lounge Area
  • Three restrooms (one handicap)



In Emerald Isle, North Carolina, The Watson House stands as one of the most unique and breathtaking venues on the Crystal Coast. The special and personal touches that Creative Designer, Stephanie Watson, and her Dream Makers Team put into every wedding held at this waterfront venue is something a bride and groom will never forget. Would you like to see more? Follow our blog to see the latest real weddings. Let our Creative Designer, Stephanie Watson, walk you through a wedding day at one of our charming estates.

The Watson House and Gardens is located at 10114 Coast Guard Road, Emerald Isle, NC 28594.


Check out our Watson House wedding gallery below:


Top photo by: Keepsake Memories Photography

The Palo Alto Plantation

palo alto plantation

Welcome to The Palo Alto Plantation, your premiere historical wedding plantation venue on the East Coast. This private plantation home sits on three acres of historic Civil War history and is said to be one of the oldest homes in Onslow County.

The Palo Alto Plantation features more than enough room to house a ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all in one location. The Mr. and Mrs. also have the option to marry at a sweet little church right down the road from the home and take a romantic horse and carriage ride back to their reception. Imagine your guests dining at our handmade farm tables and dancing the night away on the gorgeous stone patio with bubble lights overhead!

The Palo Alto’s historic value and rustic charm make it the perfect place to exchange vows and celebrate the beginning of your new life together. Prepare to whisk your guests back in time with a rustic wedding at The Palo Alto Plantation on the Crystal Coast.


This Historical Wedding Plantation Venue Features

  • Three acre garden designed landscaping complete with antique fountains and a breathtaking sycamore tree lined entrance
  • Ceremony site complete with custom built church pews and arbor
  • Alternate ceremony site at the Tabernacle Church three miles down the road
  • Open air stone patio with bubble lights strung overhead
  • Indoor lounge area complete with romantic chandeliers 
  • Bridal Suite
  • Private parking for guests
  • One restroom
  • Eight refurbished fireplaces
  • Short drive to Crystal Coast Beaches, Jacksonville, and New Bern

Our Creative Designer, Stephanie Watson, designed this historical wedding plantation venue’s landscaping with a European garden feel in mind that really brings the estate to life! To catch a glimpse of our past custom designed, personal, and elegant touches on weddings at the Palo Alto, view our gallery below or follow us on social media! Let our Creative Designer, Stephanie Watson, walk you through a wedding day at one of our charming estates.

The Palo Alto Plantation is located at 1706 Belgrade-Swansboro Road, Maysville, NC. 


See some of Palo Alto Plantation's real weddings & styled shoots.


Top photo by: Keepsake Memories Photography

Carolina Home & Garden


Dream Makers Wedding Estates also offers another unique place to host your next event. Carolina Home and Garden is a four acre nursery located right here on the Crystal Coast that features a beautiful stone patio complete with string lights as well as recently remodeled indoor space. You don’t have to worry about decorating very much since the property offers abundant flowers, shrubbery, and Coastal charm. It’s the perfect location for rehearsal dinners in NC, smaller weddings, and many other events. 

We would love to help you plan your next upcoming Crystal Coast event or simply provide the perfect backdrop. Check with us about special pricing for your next Crystal Coast event!