Weddings in Central North Carolina

Weddings in Central North Carolina

Fearrington Village in Pittsboro

Whether you are looking for a big city wedding, a luxurious resort wedding, or a spectacular winery affair, central North Carolina has many idyllic choices to pick from. The thriving Charlotte area has many chic venues and modern hotels to host your wedding day, including Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, one of the Southeast’s best wedding venues according to The Knot, the largest national wedding planning resource. Golf resorts and destination resorts abound with full-service amenities and perfect wedding and honeymoon combinations. And central North Carolina is the center of the state’s burgeoning wine industry which also offers up a spectacular wedding setting.

Here are several idyllic Central possibilities:

Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge

Versatile and creative with big city chic and a lush, well-manicured landscape, The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge in Charlotte will suit your uptown style. A member of The Luxury Collection, the Forbes Four-Star, AAA 4 Diamond Ballantyne is the region’s premier location for upscale weddings and magical events, offering luxurious accommodations for your guests and elegant event facilities.

Situated on a stunning championship golf course surrounded by the rolling North Carolina Piedmont, The Ballantyne 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.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Named one of the Southeast’s best wedding venues in 2009 by The Knot, the largest national resource for weddings, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 20 miles southwest of Charlotte, hosts about 100 weddings each year. Couples can wed in specifically designated areas during regular operating hours or rent the entire facility exclusively at night.

The Nellie Rhyne Stowe White Garden was created specifically for wedding ceremonies and features a courtyard garden surrounded by stately arbors and a hedge with an all-white theme. White crocus, tulips and daffodils of spring give way in summer to a large arbor of blooming white roses. Lilies, hibiscus and white blooming trees complete the theme for summer.

The Robert Lee Stowe Visitor Pavilion typically serves as the reception site. The Garden utilizes services of four of the area’s best catering services as exclusive providers for its brides.


Located on a dairy farm turned award-winning inn and restaurant in Pittsboro near Chapel Hill, Fearrington offers the bridal couple spectacular grounds and beautifully appointed venues for a magical day. The stunning gardens provide a glorious setting for the ceremony, whether on the lawn encircled by a perennial border beside the white clapboard Fearrington House Restaurant, surrounding the water sculpture in the serene Jenny’s Garden, under the shade of charming crab apple trees, or by the fire in an intimate indoor venue. The experienced wedding planners will help with all of the decisions including cuisine, flowers, décor, cakes and more.

The Spa at Fearrington also provides a magical place for relaxation and pampering before, or after, your wedding. From champagne and treatments including facials, massage, pedicure or manicure, to lunch, brunch or dinner next door at The Granary Restaurant, The Spa at Fearrington can be a special treat for the entire wedding party or a romantic beginning to your life together.

Pinehurst Resort

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 that Pinehurst Resort has become synonymous with.

Yadkin Valley Wineries

Yadkin Valley
If you’ve dreamed of a wedding in Tuscany, you can find old world ambiance among the vines in the Yadkin Valley. Located in the rolling foothills of North Carolina, the region features elegant wineries and charming inns with full service wedding planning and accommodations. The area is home to many different wedding venues including country clubs with beautiful views, historic homes, outside private wedding facilities and varied vineyards.

With more than 30 vineyards and wineries in the Yadkin Valley, many of them offer wedding venues that rival Italy. If your dream wedding is in a vineyard, look no further than Raffaldini Vineyards, Childress Vineyards, Grassy Creek Vineyard and Elkin Creek Vineyard, just to name a few. Be sure to check out Weddings in the Yadkin Valley for a complete list of the wineries that offer wedding venues as well as information on all your wedding needs in the area.

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