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The Very Best of New Bern, NC Wedding Vendors

The town of New Bern, NC boasts more than its share of charm and opportunity. The picturesque Inner Banks town has some of the very best in wedding planning, event venues, caterers, floral design and bridal salons! On top of that, the town has views of the Trent and Neuse River which makes it such a beautiful wedding location. While you’re in town, you can explore the lively downtown and enough historical attractions to fill up a week’s worth of walking tours. So whether you’re planning your wedding in the area or taking a getaway weekend, the southern hospitality and famous legacy of New Bern invites you to get a taste of coastal North Carolina heritage.

Timeless Events at The Jarvis at 220

The Jarvis at 220 in New Bern welcomes you to create your timeless wedding with its winning combination of classic elegance and comfort. Perfect for intimate weddings or extravagant affairs, the Jarvis venue will host up to 200 guests for your ceremony and 100 for a seated reception. Your package at the Jarvis also includes a tent large enough for a 100-person dinner on the patio and use of the speakeasy styled cellar. Complete with a pool table, foosball and a bar, this cellar is ideal for after-party festivities. Hoping to stay for the whole weekend? You’re in luck! Enjoy a full getaway wedding weekend at the Jarvis, complete with luxury overnight accommodations for 8 people, access to the wine cellar and complementary Bear City Fudge!

Local Authentic Gifts by Small Batch Gallery + Goods

Doing some shopping while in town? Wedding gift boutique, Small Batch Gallery + Goods, sells hand-crafted gifts made by regional artisans. Finding a gift that is thoughtful and authentic can be difficult, but with Small Batch, it’s a breeze! Offering services like wedding gift registries, a wedding collection and ready-to-ship gift boxes, Small Batch Gallery + Goods would love to help you find the perfect wedding gifts, welcomes, party favors and thank-yous for your or your loved ones’ special day! 

Small Batch Mobile Bar

We are also so excited about Small Batch’s newest addition, a 1980 Hale vintage horse trailer that has been lovingly restored as a fun mobile bar. It will make the perfect fun centerpiece for your upcoming wedding or any other event! The cedar panel siding, wooden counters, interior string lights and vintage appearance of this bar on wheels all pair well with any decor. Small Batch’s mobile bar can accommodate non-alcoholic bars, specialty cocktails, beer + wine, and even dessert!

Historic Charm at The Martinsborough

Looking for some historic charm with a few modern touches for your wedding day? The Martinsborough is the venue for you! Only about an hour away from New Bern in Greenville, The Martinsborough perfectly combines classic North Carolinian charm with modern sophistication. Voted the Best Event Venue in Greenville, this NC wedding venue offers an unforgettable space for weddings, receptions, cocktail parties and more. 

The stunning windows of the restored historic Jefferson Blout-Harvey building allow plenty of natural light inside, illuminating the gorgeous hardwood floors and rustic brick walls. The all-inclusive event space accommodates up to 250 guests and takes care of all the details for you. The event space is gorgeous enough on its own, but with options to customize lighting and decor, you can truly personalize your experience and make it your own. Not to mention the delectable food and drink provided by Scarborough Fare Catering, The Martinsborough’s partner catering company. Keep reading to learn more about this fabulous catering company. 

Wow Your Guests’ Taste Buds with Scarborough Fare Catering

They say the way to your guests’ hearts is through their stomachs, but with so many options, it can be hard to settle on cuisine for your big day! So why not have it all? Greenville’s Scarborough Fare Catering has every flavor imaginable – from classic southern comfort food to sushi to Italian and beyond. Brother-sister duo Justin Wilkes and Allison Thomas are passionate about southern hospitality and committed to combining amazing taste in food with gorgeous presentation. No matter your selection, food will be cooked on-site and with the freshest ingredients. Plan your wedding with both Scarborough Fare Catering and The Martinsborough and you truly cannot go wrong!

Find Your Dream Dress at Thornbury Brides

When we say New Bern has all of the necessary vendors that make your special day complete, we really mean it! Don’t just get married in town, purchase your dream dress from Thornbury Brides. Owner Nell Todd truly captures the art of a boutique bridal salon by providing an upscale and unique bridal experience at Thornbury Brides. Creating a comforting and exciting environment for the bride-to-be is Nell’s primary goal. Known as the “bride whisperer”, she will help you find the wedding dress that makes you feel and look beautiful. Nell says that working one on one with brides and giving them her undivided attention allows her to fully understand what a bride desires. The Thornbury Brides shopping experience is no different than your wedding day; everything is all about you! 

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Full-Service Wedding Planning with The French Bee Events

Let the French Bee Events wedding planners handle all of your wedding logistics so that you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your engagement stress-free! French Bee Events is an all-inclusive wedding planning and floral design service located in downtown New Bern. They offer a multitude of personalized planning options for couples at all venues, including wedding planning, wedding design, wedding coordination, custom stationery and – how could we forget – unforgettable florals. French Bee’s personal floral creations tell your love story in the most authentic way. Ranging from lavish floral chandeliers to simple arrangements, certified wedding planners Anne and Christa will craft something personal, unique and memorable for your day. Between Anne’s creative eye and Christa’s thorough care, you can feel free to sit back, relax and enjoy the moments that matter most. 

Stork’s Rest Farm – NC Wedding Venue with Southern Charm The Manner House

Elegant Weddings and Tea Time at Stork’s Rest Farm

The list doesn’t end yet! Just over an hour away from New Bern, you’ll find Stork’s Rest Farm, an elegant wedding venue with southern charm. Endless gardens and stunning architecture surround Stork’s Rest Farm. Decorated with blossoms, towering trees, extensive herb gardens, ponds and gorgeous herds of cattle, it’s as though Downton Abbey has come to North Carolina!

In addition to being an absolute dream wedding venue, Manner House at Stork’s Rest has endless other offerings. Include Stork’s Rest in your reception dinner plans, let the farm host a bachelorette tea for your ladies, or snap engagement photos in the gardens. If you’re visiting to plan your wedding or just looking for a fun adventure, escape daily life by taking part in afternoon tea at Stork’s Rest. In the quaintest tea room in North Carolina, you will overlook bountiful gardens in bloom in a gorgeous renovated space and enjoy a wonderful traditional tea service with a stunning selection of tea, sweets, and savories.

Starting to plan your wedding, but not going to be in the New Bern area? We’ve got a list of the The Top 10 Most Romantic Wedding Venues in NC just for you!

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