Please find answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding holding your wedding/event on the property.  If you have additional questions or are ready to reserve your date, please contact Kemberly Sawyer, Whalehead's Promotions & Event Coordinator.

What, if any, restrictions apply to wedding decorations?

There are few restrictions which apply to decorations on the lawns. The main concern is for the safety and preservation of the Historic Whalehead and Historic Corolla Park.

  • Nothing can be attached to wooden structures (the mansion, boat house, decking, footbridge, gazebo, or the finger piers around the boat basin) with nails, tape, tacks or staples.
  • No open flames are allowed on the porches of the house.
  • No open flame candles are permitted under tents.

We recommend having candles in glass or metal containers or using LED candles.