March 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Skip the long guest list, months of meticulous planning and large price tag to enjoy the details, beauty and intimate memories of a pop-up wedding at Cape Fear Botanical Garden! We offer a simple package that you can build into your perfect, intimate ceremony that you’ve dreamed of your whole life.

Simple package includes:
Ceremony Location
Decor in neutral tones by Debbie Bender Designs 
Maximum of 30 guests (not including the happy couple)
Complimentary parking
Witnesses (if you need them)

Add ons are available for:
Ceremony Director
Champagne Toast

Spots are going to fill up fast, there will be no guaranteed available spots if you decide to walk in on the day of.

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What is a pop-up wedding?

A pop-up wedding hosts a number of different couples to say their vows in a short, intimate and beautiful ceremony. (Better than the Detention Center in Fayetteville!) The Garden will do all of the planning for you and all you have to do is show up! Pop-up weddings are about making it easy for couples to have a beautiful memory. More than one couple will be using the same ceremony location (at different times, of course), but this helps reduce the cost.

What are the legal requirements involved?

Just like and other type of ceremony, pop-up weddings require you to have a marriage license. You will also need two witnesses to sign the marriage certificate. Don’t have any witnesses? That’s okay, we can provide them! More information on the legal part. 

Can packages be customized?

We have one simple package that you can build upon with our add ons! So we made it easy, breezy for you to personalize your ceremony.

What happens if there is bad weather? 

We do have rain plans put in place that we can go over with you at your booking. However, we hope it will be a bright and sunshine-y day!

What are the ceremony locations available?

We are offering the Orangery and the Pond Lawn as ceremony locations. The locations are booked as a first come first served basis. There will be five ceremonies scheduled (at different times) in each location for the day.

Can I tour before I book?

Absolutely! Tours are by appointment only so please schedule a time with one of our event coordinators.

Can I still make a grand entrance/exit?

Of course! While the ceremony is short you get the location for an hour and a half (including clean up time). You can take that time to do champagne toasts or eat your cake, (both are an extra cost) it’s up to you!

How do I register?

You can fill out this Inquiry Form and email or call one of our Event Coordinators and they will be happy to talk with you about your options.

Lauren Stepp: (910)- 486-0221 X 39: lstepp@capefearbg.org  

Erika Rivera: (910)- 486-0221 X 30:  erivera@capefearbg.org

Do I need to pay a deposit?

We do require a $100 deposit to secure your ceremony time.

Can I customize my ceremony?

Some customization may be available but will need to be discussed with one of our event coordinators and officiant.

Can I get ready there? 

We require that you and your fiancé arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled ceremony time dressed and ready to go. We do not have a designated get ready space available on our pop-up day, however; if you need to touch up your make-up you are welcome to use our public restrooms.

Can I have my pet walk down the aisle with me?

Unfortunately, we do not allow dogs or other pets into the Garden.