The hidden gem of the Crystal 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.

Venue Features:

  • 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)



"Creative and unique"

"If you want to have a gorgeous wedding, look no further. The details are so creative and unique, and the setting is beautiful with the gardens and the waterfront. If you go visit, you'll fall in love. Your guests will be in awe. "


— Ellen LeRoy


"Over and beyond"

“ A heartfelt thanks to Stephanie, Raegan, Dani and the rest of The Watson House and Dream Makers Wedding Estates. From the very first moment my daughter and I met with Stephanie at the Palo Alto, another of their beautiful venues, we immediately knew we found the individuals we could trust to bring my daughter's vision to fruition. After discussing the various logistical concerns for our family, Stephanie suggested The Watson House. Although it was late, she unhesitatingly took us to The Watson House. Needless to say, it was everything Kayla wanted and more. We also chose to use their floral services and were not disappointed. Additionally, Stephanie and her crew were able to wheedle down the numerous Pinterest ideas Kayla provided into something that was totally her throughout the venue. Everyone graciously went over and beyond to make her dream come true, as well as accommodate both her and her fiance's unusual work schedules, and last minute changes. Again thank you. "

— Terrie Trim

"Comfortable and at home"

“ Such a beautiful place to have a wedding. The house and grounds were decorated and the staff made the affair comfortable and at home. I found our daughters marriage to Miles to be the most wonderfully decorated wedding I've ever attended. Thanks for making her wedding so special for them. The band, food, drinks, and attention to detail was amazing."

— Dick Thomas



Let us help you, make your wedding day a dream, contact our dream team today to tour the Watson House and Gardens.