When it comes to romantic wedding venues in North Carolina, couples have plenty of luxury properties to choose from that will deliver the fairytale experience of your dreams. Whether you select a mountain luxury manor or resort, a fancy barn or even a castle, each of these venues can deliver the grand event you’ve envisioned.
1 Sanford-Area Venues
1 Sanford-Area VenuesSanfordSee on map
Just 45 minutes outside of Raleigh, Sanford offers a host of varying venues to bring any couple’s vision to life – and some. Rustic venues – including Daniel’s Ridge at Broken Plow Farm, Oakland Farm, John B Thomas Gathering Place and The Farm on Cotton – bring elegance and Southern charm to any big day. Or let a 100-year-old home be the backdrop to your intimate wedding at Hawkins House. Prefer a cool touch of history that will be a hit with your guests? Sugarneck, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, features three buildings – the Post Office, the Pavilion and the Cabin – all combining for a unique Southern affair where picture-perfect sunsets and a canopy of stars set the scene for the wedding of your dreams.
2 Champagne Manor
2 Champagne ManorMonroeSee on map
This venue of distinction has actually been compared to Biltmore for its European manor aesthetic. Plus, the property houses a 15-acre lake where many couples have opted to take photos in a rowboat or have their ceremony on its banks. Guests rave about the poolside cocktail hour, while the wedding parties love the elegant dressing quarters. Some groups have opted for brunch weddings for something a bit different. And for such a luxury wedding destination, Champagne Manor allows couples to choose from several catering options. Bold evening lighting colors, crystal chandeliers and stunning sunset views complete the experience.
3 WestglowBlowing RockSee on map
Westglow is a spectacular romantic wedding venue featuring the grandeur of a historic Grecian mansion surrounded by the magnificent beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Guests dine on delicious cuisine, and the splendidly manicured grounds of the 42-acre estate provide the perfect backdrop to the most important day of your life. Wedding packages can include the wedding site, rehearsal dinner, reception, luxurious accommodations, spa treatments and more.
4 BiltmoreAshevilleSee on map
The famous Biltmore truly makes for an elegant and luxurious affair. Billed as America’s largest home, Biltmore provides a tradition of gracious hospitality and unmatched beauty for your wedding day. From its most spectacular venue, Diana at Biltmore, set high on a hill with sweeping views of Biltmore House framed by the Blue Ridge Mountains, to the terraces, gardens and courtyards that surround the main house and stables, to the indoor and outdoor settings at the varied estate restaurants and the inn, your wedding will be the event of the season. Customize your wedding with spa treatments, outdoor activities, winery tastings and a private carriage ride.
5 Chateau des Fleures
5 Chateau des FleuresAngierSee on map
Is there anything more luxurious than saying “I do” at a castle? This magnificent events-only property, located just 30 minutes from Raleigh, invites a variety of dramatic photo ops, from a grand staircase to gazebo and garden pond. Four different packages – including an all-inclusive option that covers everything from the cake to the DJ to the Rolls Royce getaway car – can help cater to all budgets.
6 The Ballantyne Hotel
6 The Ballantyne HotelCharlotteSee on map
A member of The Luxury Collection, the AAA Four Diamond Ballantyne Hotel is one of the Charlotte region’s premier locations for upscale weddings and magical events. It provides a variety of venue options from the luxury of the grand Ballantyne Ballroom, to an airy outdoor ceremony on the terraces or lawns, to the intimate privacy of The Lodge at Ballantyne. In addition to the ceremony and reception, The Ballantyne can assist with the rehearsal dinner, departure brunch and wedding day spa preparation.
7 Old Edwards Inn & Spa
7 Old Edwards Inn & SpaHighlandsSee on map
With an award-winning chef and culinary staff, multiple venues for ceremonies and receptions, a world-class spa, an 18-hole championship golf course and varied lodging options, Old Edwards Inn & Spa can bring your wedding dreams to life. The Farm at Old Edwards offers a slate-floored terrace room enclosed by a stunning architectural pavilion, with rough-cut wood beams, wrought-iron chandeliers and a 35-foot-high glass cupola. The fully retractable glass panels that make up the exterior of the room offer a panoramic view of the spectacular gardens and provide a perfect photographic backdrop for your memories.
8 The Omni Grove Park Inn
8 The Omni Grove Park InnAshevilleSee on map
You can choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor wedding and reception venues, including luxurious rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains, the historic and romantic Country Club, and outdoor terraces and patios with dazzling city and mountain views. Plus, with a dedicated wedding team on staff and highly qualified partners for everything from wedding planning to florists, musicians and party rentals, The Omni Grove Park Inn can help plan everything from your rehearsal dinner to post-wedding brunches.
9 Pinehurst Resort
9 Pinehurst ResortPinehurstSee on map
With more than a dozen venues on the premises available for your big day, Pinehurst Resort in the charming town of Pinehurst can cater to any type of wedding you desire. Elegant ballrooms, intimate indoor spaces, music rooms, private dining rooms, and outdoor gardens and lawns provide the happy couple with a variety of sumptuous options for the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Guests will enjoy elegant accommodations, luxury spa facilities, world-class golf and the Southern hospitality with which Pinehurst Resort has become synonymous.