Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Outdoor Weddings

The best day of your life should have a gorgeous backdrop

Weddings at Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Cape Fear Botanical Garden is a welcoming oasis that sets the stage for your special day. The sprawling grounds cover an expansive area nestled between the Cape Fear River and Cross Creek, creating a gorgeous backdrop for your wedding no matter the season.

The Wyatt Visitors Pavilion Complex at Cape Fear Botanical Garden is the premier rental space for wedding receptions, ceremonies, and other events. Ceremonies and festivities can also be held outdoors in the unique landscape of the garden’s 80 beautiful acres of lush flora and fauna. Highlights include the shade gardens, the McLaurin Camelia Garden, the Daylily Garden, the Butterfly Stroll, the Cypress Pond Lawn, and the McCauley Heritage Garden which features 19th-century agricultural structures and a homestead.

Whether it’s a bridal party stroll along the Brick Circle that leads to the vine-draped Wellons Arbor or the laughter of close friends under the Butler Gazebo, Cape Fear Botanical Garden is a place where celebration blooms.

Why an outdoor wedding?

Choosing where your wedding will take place is one of the most exciting and important parts of the wedding planning process. Your venue serves as the backdrop for your special day and sets the mood for your celebration. The cake will be eaten, the music will die down, and the festivities will eventually come to an end — but the memories will last a lifetime. An outdoor wedding at Cape Fear Botanical Garden sets the scene for a perfect day to remember.

  • 200 Annual Days of Sun in NC
  • 3 Ponds
  • 80 Acres of Lush Flora & Fauna


An outdoor wedding lends itself to a relaxed, inviting, and festive atmosphere. The intimacy of an outdoor wedding at Cape Fear Botanical Garden feels like you’ve discovered your own secret oasis.


Any photographer will tell you that natural lighting is the best lighting for quality photos. Not only does Cape Fear Botanical Garden provide photo opportunities in the best lighting, it also boasts 80 acres of gorgeous backdrop and scenery.

“Built-in” Decor

Cape Fear Botanical Garden has a beautiful landscape that doesn’t require much adornment or accouterments. An outdoor venue provides much of what you need in decor so you can save on inessential ornamentations.

Family Friendly

Outdoor spaces provide enough room for all your family and friends. Children are able to run and play freely, and people of all ages are able to explore the grounds.

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