Consisting of 85 landscaped acres overlooking Cross Creek and the Cape Fear River, the grounds include a restored farmhouse, perennial gardens, a natural amphitheater, wildflowers, majestic oaks, nature trails, numerous species of native plants and a "water-wise" gardening exhibit. Displays of historical farming tools and techniques show how tobacco, cotton and other southern crops were grown in the southeastern United States.
Hours: Open to the public. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday 12-5 p.m. Closed Sundays during the months of January and February.
Space NotesThe octagonal Orangery includes a water feature, tile floors, and arched glass doors that lead to the terrace and garden. It also features a natural Southern pine deck ceiling and a bridal suite. It can accommodate 400 guests banquet style or 900 for a standing reception. (6,685 square feet)
The Grand Hall can accomodate up to 120 guests banquet style, or as many as 300 guests for a cocktail reception. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors span the length of the back wall, offering panoramic views. Glass doors are leading the way to the Grand Hall Lawn, often used for ceremonies and cocktail hours. This venue may be divided into three smaller rooms or reserved in its entirety (2,292 square feet). It may also serve as a pre-function space for events taking place in the Orangery.