Vineyard and Winery Weddings in North Carolina

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Sweeping views of vibrant fields of grapes, rolling hills, and cool, darkly lit wine cellars can all combine to make your special day truly unique at a North Carolina vineyard and winery.

North Carolina is home to more than 400 individually owned grape vineyards and more than 100 wineries. Many vineyards have tasting rooms, wine cellars and pretty outdoor settings, any of which can be used for your ceremony, reception or both. Vineyards and wineries lend themselves naturally to certain themes, like Tuscan, rustic or elegant backdrops, which makes it easy to plan the details of your wedding.

Of course, appropriate menu options are also seemingly endless. Rustic Italian, family-style, farm-to-table and wine pairings can all be memorable and deliciously appropriate. Wedding favors are just as easy to create and can include bottles of wine, wine stoppers, fresh olive oil and even small potted plants.

Wherever in the state you choose, you will be able to find a beautiful venue for your North Carolina vineyard or winery wedding. Here are some possibilities across the state:

The Mountains

Biltmore Winery
Known for exemplary customer care and exquisite surroundings, Biltmore Winery provides a variety of options for weddings. Brides who are looking for an intimate and unique venue should look no further than the Champagne Cellar. Once the location of the dairy, the Champagne Cellar is an intimate setting featuring distinctive European winery ambiance and accommodating up to 30 guests.

Thistle Meadow Winery
Laurel Springs
No matter what type of wedding you’re planning, this winery has a venue for it. Choose from a charming lawn wedding, a festive event in the large meadow, or the Burgiss Barn. The winery can provide customized wines for the reception to help make your day even more unique. Plus, you have the privilege of selecting your own caterer for your event.

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The Piedmont

Childress Vineyards
With its rural Tuscany-inspired terra cotta roof and grand entry hall fountain, Childress Vineyards provides unique spaces for both large and small weddings. The 35,000 square-foot stone and stucco winery building features iron chandeliers, heavy beams and textured walls. The building includes the banquet room, bistro, foyer and outside patios and walkways that overlook the fermentation cellar.

For smaller gatherings of up to 30, the Barrel Cave provides a private area that features a cascading waterfall. Your guests will dine among oak barrels of aging Childress wine and will feel transported as they enjoy a candlelit dinner in the heart of the working winery.

Cypress Bend Vineyards
Whether you dream of a wedding under a white tent, on a sprawling patio, or among grapevines, this vineyard, which is bordered by the Lumber River, can orchestrate a beautiful day. The Grotto Area, overlooking the pond, provides a lovely setting for your ceremony. The Veranda, with its lush views of the vineyards and the Tasting Room are perfect for smaller gatherings.

Elkin Creek Vineyard
Get married among the huge oak trees, May apples, ferns, rhododendron and mountain laurel at the foot of Elkin Creek Vineyard. Alternatively, exchange vows at the union of two flowing creeks, a perfect setting symbolizing the joining of two lives. Celebrate your union in the charming Amalfi Dining Room or the Harvest Barn, with views of the vines. The vineyard has several wedding packages to select from, as well as creek-side cabins for your bridal party or wedding night.

Raffaldini Vineyards
Raffaldini Vineyards, located on the edge of Wilkes County near the Blue Ridge Mountains, is a picturesque setting for a wedding filled with old-world charm. During the height of harvest season the air is heavy with the smell of gardenias and orange blossom. A beautiful fountain sits in the heart of a large piazza, while roses, lavender, rosemary bushes and fig trees are scattered through the property.

Celebrate your day at Villa Raffaldini, a 6,000-square-foot tasting room inspired by the villas of Italy, with panoramic views of the Blue Ridge and Brushy Mountains and outdoor balconies and landscaped terraces. For something a bit more intimate, choose Fattoria Raffaldini – fattoria means “farmhouse” in Italian – that offers a lovely location among the vines with views of the Villa, gardens and surrounding mountainside.

Uwharrie Vineyards
Make the wedding of your dreams become a reality in the Uwharrie Vineyards banquet hall, with hard wood floors, customized menus, floral arrangements, crystal glassware, elegant linens, live music and personal custom-designed wine labels. The onsite event coordinator, professional chef and dedicated winemaker are available to help create memories that you will cherish forever. And wedding guests can enjoy a private tour of the winery and a tasting of handcrafted wines.

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The Coast

Grapefull Sisters Vineyard
Tabor City
This rustic vineyard in Tabor City, close to the state line, was born when two sisters inherited a tobacco farm. Initially at a loss for what to do with the land, they happened upon grapevines that were growing wild along a creek. Today, the vineyard continues to grow the plump Native American Muscadine grapes and the private wedding garden is a quaint, rural setting for weddings small and large. They also have a cozy inn with two bedrooms to accommodate your wedding party before the ceremony, as well your first night as husband and wife.

Silver Coast Winery
Ocean Isle Beach
Surrounded by lush woods and located only 15 minutes from the beach, this coastal winery is a perfect alternative to the traditional beach wedding. Choose from a ceremony in the vineyard, under a tent on the beautiful grounds surrounding the vineyard, or a more romantic experience with the waterfall in the barrel room. Silver Coast Winery can host an intimate affair or a grand extravaganza of up to 130 people.

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