Facility Rental


Poplar Grove Foundation Inc. is committed to its mission of conservation, education, and preservation, and will no longer be renting out the historic site for wedding ceremonies and receptions. 

We recommend these venues:  The Powell Home and Barn at Comeback Farms – Wedding Venue in Warsaw (business.site) and  The Barn at Rock Creek gives an authentic, rustic backdrop for any special event. – Wilmington’s Premier Event Venue ​​​​​​​and  Wedding Venue – Old Homestead Farm ​​​​​​​and  The Rustic Barn at Half Moon – HOME | Jacksonville, NC and  Wedding Venue Eastern Nc | Avirett Stephens Weddings | Richlands

For opportunities to rent the grounds at Poplar Grove for an outdoor private event or the heated indoor barn, please email suzette@poplargrove.org for more information. Approval is based upon a case-by-case basis.

Base price is $1,600 for 100 persons. Additional fees based upon number of guests exceeding 100 and/or the use of the many outdoor spaces for tents and parking requirements, i.e. movie productions. Limited opportunities to rent the in-door barn space based upon type of event and availability.

Political fund-raising events are not permitted. Under the Internal Revenue Code, “all section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. Contributions to political campaign funds or public statements of position (verbal or written) made on behalf of the organization in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for public office clearly violate the prohibition against political campaign activity.”  

In 2023, the historic site will continue to implement its new strategic plan that will include a new ticket office, extended tours, enhanced school programs, an expanded Gullah Geechee Heritage exhibit space in the Agricultural Building, a footprint of the original tenant houses, a return to the original use of the lower level of the Manor House as well as a Carriage House exhibit.