Waterfront Weddings and Receptions   2814 Old Cherry Point Road,                 New Bern NC    252-876-7599

Abilena Plantation​

"Can we bring our own beer, wine, and alcohol?"

​​​Yes.  It is your private party and your mansion for the weekend, so you do not need any permits as long as there is a licensed bartender serving the alcohol.  Your caterer may provide the bartender or you may hire one.  We have a list of bartenders you can hire for around $200.  This saves the average wedding $5000 because unlike other venues that sell you alcohol, there is no bar tab!


​How many people can sleep at Abilena?"

​​There are 7 queen beds and two futons for a total of up to 14 people.


​"Can we use the pool and hot tub?"

Yes, the pool is warm by April and stays nice until October.  The hot tub stays warm all year!


​"Can I bring my own caterer?"

We offer a list of preferred local caterers that know the property and do a great job. You may bring your own licensed caterer, with approval of their license and insurance information.


​"Can we bring a boat?"

​Yes.  The river here is great for boating and a flat bottomed skiff or pontoon boat will come right up to our beach. 


​"Are there hotels close by?"

​Yes.  There are plenty of local hotels close to Abilena. 


"Does New Bern have an airport?"​

Yes.  Abilena is only 2 miles from Craven Regional airport.  Delta and US Air fly into New Bern.


​​"Are sheets and towels provided?"

Yes.  The beds are made when you arrive.  There are plenty of towels for the house, you should bring beach towels for the pool and river activities.


​"How do payments and deposits work?"

​​The deposit for any booking is $2000.  The balance is set up in a payment plan that works with each couples budget so that everything is paid before the wedding date.