The Watson House and Gardens

photo credits to Pennington and Co.

photo credits to Pennington and Co.


The House



In Emerald Isle, North Carolina, The Watson House and Gardens 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. Family owned and opperated- the Watson's take great pride in the Watson House and the lush gardens that surround the home.




The Property

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.



Seven acres of lush gardens overlooking the Bogue Sound

Waterfront ceremony site complete with rustic church pews and a 16 ft floral arbor

Landscaped pool area to the back of the house- perfect for cocktail hour!

Greenhouse inspired covered patio garnished with outdoor fireplace, twinkle lights, and chandeliers- perfect for your first dance

Outdoor terrace designed with bubble lighting to house the reception

A fountain pond- with swans for the fairy-tale charm

Rustic Barn feature- complete with our two horses Queenie and Two Socks

Indoor lounge area with built in bar

Private dock overlooking the water

Private parking for guests

Bridal Suite

Groom’s Lounge Area

Three restrooms (one handicap)