Abilena Mansion

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    The 2014 Abilena Wedding Show is Sunday April 13 from 1-4 pm!  There is no admission fee.  Please come out to see the property and meet the caterers,  florists, DJs, photographers and wedding planners.  This is a great time to book for 2015 Weddings! 

  • Abilena Mansion

  • and Riverfront Plantation 

  • call or text 252-876-7599

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    "Abilena Plantation" is a 5 acre riverfront plantation and mansion on the Neuse River in New Bern NC.  The home was built in 1927 and is the areas only riverfront mansion that can be rented for Weddings, Receptions, Vacations, Retreats, and events.  Anything from a family reunion to an intimate reception for 30 to a Wedding of 250 people, "Abilena" awaits your arrival. 

      This is the dream for most Brides...secluded yet only 5 minutes from town.  Heavenly views of the Neuse river and the sky. Several acres for parking and events, yet at its core it is still a charming home that will create lasting memories from the moment you drive down the tree covered lane.  Take a few minutes to see why this may be the perfect location for your precious day.

 

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All remaining dates in February, March, and April 2014 are

 are 30% off!!!

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Wedding Package #4

$16,500

The All-inclusive Wedding Day Package

 

Use of property from 8am until 10:30pm

Includes professional DJ for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception

Wedding coordinator for ceremony and reception

$3500 catering allowance (based on 125 guests)

 Photography of Wedding and Reception

Parking attendant and multi-passenger golf cart for guests

Bridal Suite for Bride and Groom

**120 White Chairs are included **

**20 white benches for the ceremony seats 100 people**

15 60inch round tables for the reception

4 pub tables

Arbor for the ceremony

Professional Photography of the Wedding and Reception by John Williams. (All images are given to the customer on high resolution DVDs with copyright releases to all photography!

Includes the Brides choice of engagement photography or a one hour Bridal portrait session!

This package includes (1) 16x20 of the brides choice of the Bridal session or engagement session!

Wedding Package #4

$16,500

 

 

 

Wedding Package #3

$14,500

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night!

Includes $2000 Photography and $2500 in catering!!!

 

  Checking into Abilena on Wednesday allows two full days to decorate and set up for the wedding.  During that time, the pool, hot tub, kayaks, and game room will keep everyone entertained! The Bride and Groom each get their own room on the 2nd floor to get ready.  There is a private room just for the wedding dress!  Salon with two chairs for hair and Make-up.  Wedding and Reception on the grounds or in the Carriage House.  With this package your wedding party can stay in the mansion just like a vacation home!  Abilena sleeps up to 14 people!!

 

**120 White Chairs are included ($400 value)**

**20 white benches for the ceremony seats 100 people ($150 value)**

15 60inch round tables for the reception ($150 value)

4 pub tables ($100 value)

Arbor for the ceremony ($35 value)

 

Abilena can be used  on the Friday night for the Wedding Rehearsal.

"Charlie's" Tavern under Abilena is available to use for the rehearsal night with this package!

Professional Photography of the Wedding and Reception by John Williams. (All images are given to the customer on high resolution DVDs with copyright releases to all photography!

Includes the Brides choice of engagement photography or a one hour Bridal portrait session!

This package includes (1) 16x20 of the brides choice of the Bridal session or engagement session!

Package #3 $14,500

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Wedding Package #2

$9900

Friday and Saturday night!

Includes Photography!!

The Bride and Groom each get their own room on the 2nd floor to get ready.  There is a private room just for the wedding dress!  Salon with two chairs for hair and Make-up.  Wedding and Reception on the grounds or in the Carriage House. 

***With this package your wedding party can stay in the mansion just like a vacation home!  Abilena sleeps up to 14 people!!

 

**120 White Chairs are included ($400 value)**

**20 white benches for the ceremony seats 100 people ($150 value)**

15 60inch round tables for the reception ($150 value)

4 pub tables ($100 value)

Arbor for the ceremony ($35 value)

 

Abilena can be used  on the Friday night for the Wedding Rehearsal.

 

Professional Photography of the Wedding and Reception by John Williams. (All images are given to the customer on high resolution DVDs with copyright releases to all photography!

 

 Package 2   $9,900

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All remaining dates in February, March, and April 2014 are

 are 30% off!!!

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Wedding Package #1

 

$7,900

 

Friday and Saturday!!

The Bride and Groom each get their own room on the 2nd floor to get ready.  There is a private room just for the wedding dress!  Salon with two chairs for hair and Make-up.  Wedding and Reception on the grounds or in the Carriage House.

 

**120 White Chairs are included ($400 value)**

**20 white benches for the ceremony seats 100 people ($150 value)**

15 60inch round tables for the reception ($150 value)

4 pub tables ($100 value)

Arbor for the ceremony ($35 value)

 

Abilena can be used  on the Friday night for the Wedding Rehearsal.

***Abilena can be used during the day on Friday for setup from 10 am-5pm and  on Friday night for the Wedding Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner until 9:30pm, and all day Saturday until 10 pm!

Package #1   $7,900

 

All remaining dates in February, March, and April 2014 are

 are 30% off!!!

 

 

photography by john williams

 

photography by john williams

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photography by john williams

 

 

Have you ever asked yourself

what makes a perfect Wedding?

 

A Wedding is supposed to be breathtaking.

A Wedding is supposed to be one of the best days of your life.

  A Wedding is supposed to bring together new families and old friends.

       A Wedding is supposed to inspire everyone that attends the special day.

  A Wedding is supposed to have a backdrop decorated by the sky.

A Wedding is supposed to be at one with nature.

A Wedding is supposed to be emotional.

A Wedding is supposed to be a symbol of Love.

A Wedding is supposed to be romantic.

But most of all, A Wedding is supposed to be unforgettable.

 

 

If all of these things are what you think a Wedding should be.....then you need to discover Abilena Plantation.  These are the reasons we opened Abilena. 

John and Mary Ann Williams

 

Abilena Wedding Packages

 

 

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10% Military discount for active or retired military

5% off for early booking (12 months out or more)

 

 

  •  Weddings at Abilena include....

    • Historic three story riverfront southern mansion built in 1927. 
    • 5300 square foot home and 5 acres
    • 250' wide waterfront property with amazing views of the mile wide Neuse River
    • Private waterfront ceremony site that is perfectly suited for weddings of up to 250 ... with its own private beach.
    • The Carriage House, built in 1935 and restored in 2008, with a 1600 square foot Pavilion for weddings, receptions, and rehearsal dinners.  The Pavilion can be enclosed with white tent sides for weddings all year long
    • Rental of the entire home, unlike a Bed & Breakfast, you will not be sharing the home with other people during your stay
    • 26x40 in ground private pool 
    • 8 person in ground Jacuzzi tub with a river view!
    • Bath towels and linens provided.
    • Full kitchen with coffee maker, refrigerator, stove, dishes and silverware
    • Formal Dining room that seats 8, but can be used for any purpose needed and the table can be moved if needed.
    • 7 Queen beds, sleeps 14 people
    • 3 full baths on the second floor and a half bath on the first and third floor. 
    • Bath house outside with two bathrooms for wedding guests and for pool parties.
    • Cable TV/VCR/DVD with access to our movie library with over 100 movies
    • Wireless High Speed Internet Service
    • Stainless Steel gas grill for the guests
    • Private room just for the Wedding Dress!!
    • Salon with two chairs for hair and make-up!!
    • (2) 2 person Kayaks are included and may be used free of charge

      (15) 60 inch round tables, (4) 6 foot rectangle tables (4) pub tables

      120 White resin chairs

      White benches for the ceremony that seat 100 people

      Third floor game room with poker table, pool table, flat screen TV/ DVD. Wii in the 3rd floor game room, bring your games!!

 

Abilena Weddings

  • Let the dreams begin........

"The Riverfront"  Wedding  location #1

photography by john williams

 Direct waterfront Weddings with a mile wide view!  Concrete steps and 6' wide, 36' long aisle and a wide platform with room for the Bride, Groom, Minister, and Wedding Party. 

 

 

 

 

"The Riverview Terrace"

Seats up to 120 for ceremonies overlooking the river!

"The Terrace"      Wedding or Reception location #2

  

 

 The Terrace allows Weddings, Receptions, or Events to take place beside the pool and overlooking the majestic Neuse River!!  This area can be seat up to 120 people for Ceremonies.  This space can also hold a tent of up to 20x40 if needed.  Perfect for Rehearsal Dinners, cocktail hour, dancing, etc.

                                         

 

"The Formal Room" and first floor of Abilena.  Perfect for Rehearsal Dinners, Weddings, Receptions.  Location #3

 

#3  The formal living room and the adjoining rooms in the mansion can have intimate indoor weddings of up to 30-35 people.  This room is also used for part of the indoor receptions.  The mansion can be used for indoor receptions of 60 people seated and can hold up to 80 people standing for parties and cocktail hour.

 

 

"The Carriage House"   Wedding or Reception Location #4

The Carriage House

40' x 40' Outdoor Riverfront Ballroom with  a 20x40 enclosed room for bar, food setup, and wedding cake. The Carriage House is included in all Abilena Weddings and may not be rented separately from the mansion.

The Carriage House is our riverfront Pavilion that can be used  for rehearsal dinners, receptions, dancing, or even ceremonies in case of rain. Other venues require you to rent a tent or only have a tent for your reception!!   The Carriage House can hold up to 250 people standing and up to 150 people seated.  It is the perfect riverfront reception site.  Dancing into the night by the waters edge...

 

The kitchen has everything needed to prepare meal and can be used by the guests. 

 

 

   

Ask about the 8 passenger Limo Golf Cart and driver!!!

Frequently asked questions

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

Yes.  You do not need any permits as long as there is a bartender serving the alcohol.  Your caterer may provide the bartender or you may hire one.  We have a list of bartenders you can hire.

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"How many people can sleep at Abilena?"

There are 7 queen beds and two futons for a total of up to 16 people.

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"Can we use the pool and hot tub?"

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

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"Can I bring my own caterer?"

Yes.  We offer a list below of preferred caterers but you may bring your own or prepare the food here yourself.

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"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.  A sailboat or deep v hull boat would need to be anchored out and you can use our kayaks to row back and forth.

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"Are there hotels close by?"

Yes.  There are plenty of local hotels close to Abilena.  The Hilton, Best Western, Bridgepoint, and Comfort suites are all within 5 miles. Springhill Suites Marriott also provides a shuttle service to and from Abilena free with 10 rooms or more!

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"Does New Bern have an airport?"

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

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"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.

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"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.

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Preferred Caterers

"Two Chefs Catering" is a locally owned full service catering company by Ben and Leslie Wheat.  They know everything about our venue and they make everything seem so simple!  The food is amazing and they work with each brides needs and budget to help make every wedding here even more special.

Two Chefs Catering  www.twochefscatering.net

(252) 670-9904

 


 

Preferred Wedding Planners

Pam Duvall  Promised Hearts Wedding Planning    252-671-6939

Party Perfection   252-876-7143

Occasions to Celebrate www.occasions2celebrate.com

Preferred Rental Suppliers

Country Aire Event Rental  252-636-8368

Promised Hearts Wedding Planning and Rentals   252-671-6939

Chair and Equipment Rentals  252-726-6219  www.chairandequipmentrentals.com

Preferred DJ

DJ for Wedding and Reception Chuck Kolb 252-229-8844 CK Entertainment

Preferred Wedding Cake

Your Perfect Cake

 

 

 

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We have 120 white folding chairs and 15 60 inch round tables at Abilena available for your event.  They are included for use in the packages.

 

call or text 252-876-7599

 

5% Military discount for active military

5% off for early booking (12 months out or more)

 

Before booking anywhere, take the time to see why Abilena Plantation offers more than any other Wedding venue.  I always ask Brides...

"Do you want your Wedding experience to last four hours or four days?" 

When comparing venues, remember that no other facility allows you to combine your wedding with a vacation in a charming mansion with a 2400 square foot riverfront pavilion and ballroom! 

 Please call or text John Williams 252-876-7599 for availability.

 

 

All remaining dates in February, March, and April 2014 are

 are 30% off if booked by December 1!

 

 

 

       Thank you for visiting our website. If you do not see a package listed    here that fits your needs, please contact us for a custom quote!!

 

John Williams

please call or text

252-876-7599

 

 

 

A Wedding to Remember
New Bern, North Carolina
John Williams, Owner and Photographer
2006, A Wedding to Remember. All Rights Reserved.

 

ew Bern Eastern NC Destination Weddings & Venues, Abilena Weddings & Photography for Ceremony, Bridal sessions, Marine Corps, family portraits, and event Photography Abilena Plantation  by John Williams

 

       Thank you for visiting our website. If you do not see a package listed    here that fits your needs, please contact us for a custom quote!!

 

John Williams

please call or text

252-876-7599

 

Abilena Plantation & A Wedding to Remember
New Bern, North Carolina
John Williams, Owner and Photographer

2006, A Wedding to Remember. All Rights Reserved.