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(704) 634-4742

About Us

Camellia Gardens is an elegant wedding venue located near Waxhaw in Monroe, North Carolina. This picturesque garden setting boasts beautiful lawns, lakes and landscaping. They promise that rain will not spoil your wedding day, and that their professional staff will ensure your vision comes to life. Camellia Gardens offers both indoor and outdoor options for your ceremony and reception.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 200 guests at this garden venue. They offer multiple settings for your wedding, which include:

  • The Grand Oak - perfect for your ceremony or cocktail hour. You can exchange your vows with their lake as your backdrop, or your guests can sip cocktails under the shade of their century-old willow oak.
  • The Pergola Lawn - a landscaped area ideal for your vows.
  • The Terrace - an outdoor reception area featuring roses, evergreen shrubs and trees. It boasts beautiful white pillars, a copper-topped cupola and hanging market lights. If you need additional seating, your guests can spill out onto their lawn.
  • The Arbor - an intimate setting with walls of tea olive shrubs and rose bushes. Their roof will ensure you stay dry in the case of rain.
  • The Barn - a renovated space that now serves as their reception hall. It features chandeliers, a caterer’s kitchen, bathrooms, a groom’s lounge and a covered patio.
  • The Lake - provides an amazing backdrop for your ceremony.

Services Offered
This award-winning venue offers a recommended vendor list to ensure your special day is a success. They'll provide lighting and sound for your event, as well as parking for your guests. Additional services include:

  • Setup
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Liability insurance
  • Pet-friendly

Other Services
In addition to hosting lavish weddings, Camellia Gardens is also happy to host intimate elopements. Additional events they will hold include:

  • Engagement party
  • Bridal shower
  • Rehearsal dinner

Camellia Gardens was purchased in 1987, and their first renovation to their working farm was to build a lake that was to be their focal point. The owners then went on to build swings for the oak trees, a barn and pastures for their horses and thousands of beautiful plants. Since they had already hosted weddings, events and parties on their property throughout the years, they decided to share their Gardens, Barn, Arbor and Terrace with others.

Amber Madden

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  • Marilyn and Mitch of Camellia Gardens should absolutely be ashamed of themselves. 2 weeks prior to our wedding, they called us and made us drive over an hour to meet with them and told us we need to cut our list of 150 guests (which was just fine less than 12 hours ago at our final meeting) to 75 guests. Mitch looked at my wife and I and stated verbatim, “People don’t really like weddings anyway. There’s been plenty of times where I’ve been on my way to a wedding and decided I don’t want to go, so I just turn around.” How could the owner of a WEDDING venue say a thing like that? Especially to the party that has paid in full to have the wedding there? Marilyn and Mitch both stated the reason for them making changes (again 2 weeks prior to our wedding) is due to COVID. We completely understood their concerns and agreed to have our guests sign waivers and maintain a safe distance between each other due to it being an all outdoor wedding. Marilyn and Mitch both stated that wasn... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    We would like an opportunity to set the record straight regarding this review. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the governor of our state handed down an executive order in June restricting outdoor events (including wedding receptions) to a maximum of 25 guests. There was nothing that we could do to change this order. We offered the couple the opportunity to reschedule their wedding, but they refused. In trying to be accommodating and solving a difficult problem for all of our 2020 couples, we came up with the idea to take 3 of our covered outdoor spaces and set those up for dinner seating for our clients so that we could accommodate up to 75 of their guests. Despite the fact that going against the governor’s order was a Class II misdemeanor with punishment of fines and/or imprisonment, and as the reviewer works for the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Department, it is surprising that she would ask us to break the law by allowing more than 25 guests in one space for her reception. I understand the disappointment that any bride would have because of the orders handed down by the governor, but to blame us for those restrictions and making it look like we asked them to reduce the number of guests just because we wanted to is completely wrong. Our goal is and has always been to make every wedding day perfect, but when we must abide by rules that we did not make we are not to blame for the disappointment. We were willing to set up multiple reception sites to accommodate as many guests as possible under the governor’s restrictions even though our contract specifically states that one site will be provided. We offered the opportunity to reschedule next year, even at a financial loss to our business. The bottom line is that this wedding was a casualty of the COVID restrictions and if anyone should be ashamed, it is the law enforcement official who demanded that a business put itself at risk to break the law for her event. Even worse would have been a outbreak of COVID on our property when their reception turned into a mass gathering with no social distancing and no masks.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 4,500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 4,500.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 4,500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 4,500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, Lighting/Sound, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Barn, Garden, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Pet Friendly, Set Up

    What transportation and access is available?


    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, May, June, September, October, November

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    July, August

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