8 Romantic Wedding Venues in North Carolina

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 luxury venues can deliver the grand event you’ve envisioned.

1 The Ballantyne Hotel

1 The Ballantyne Hotel

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A member of The Luxury Collection, the Forbes Four-Star, AAA Four Diamond Ballantyne Hotel is Charlotte region’s premier location for upscale weddings and magical events. Situated on a stunning championship golf course surrounded by the rolling North Carolina Piedmont, 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, golf outings and wedding day spa preparation.

2 The Omni Grove Park Inn

2 The Omni Grove Park Inn

AshevilleSee on mapSee 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.

3 Barclay Villa

3 Barclay Villa

AngierSee on mapSee 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, allows wedding parties to rent the villa for the weekend or for the day, and provides a variety of dramatic photo ops, from a 3-way mirror to grand staircase to gazebo and garden pond. Couples can even sit in fancy thrones during the reception, making any bride or groom feel like royalty on their big day. Table settings can accommodate up to 150 guests who will be stunned by this “Top 10 Most Romantic Wedding Venues in NC” winner according to Southern Bride & Groom magazine.

4 Old Edwards Inn & Spa

4 Old Edwards Inn & Spa

HighlandsSee on mapSee 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.

5 Pinehurst Resort

5 Pinehurst Resort

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With more than 15 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 on eight different layouts, and the Southern hospitality with which Pinehurst Resort has become synonymous.

6 Champagne Manor

6 Champagne Manor

MonroeSee on mapSee on map

This venue of distinction only hosts weddings and 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.

7 Biltmore

photo: Biltmore

7 Biltmore

AshevilleSee on mapSee on map

The famous Biltmore truly makes for an over-the-top 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.

8 Westglow Resort and Spa

8 Westglow Resort and Spa

Blowing RockSee on mapSee 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 20-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.

 

Updated August 1, 2018
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Shawndra Russell

Shawndra Russell

Shawndra Russell, a travel writer and novelist based in Asheville, loves North Carolina for its craft beer and abundance of outdoor adventures. She's written for Forbes Travel Guide, BeerAdvocate and Travel + Leisure.

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