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Chapel Hill, North Carolina Wedding Venues You Will Love

If you are looking for a wedding venue that includes all of the historical emphasis and modern artistry that North Carolina has to offer, then Chapel Hill is your perfect destination. Nicknamed “The Southern Part of Heaven,” Chapel Hill, NC was named after New Hope Chapel, the first residents in the area.

This quaint city is known for its scenic landscapes and architecture, making it an ideal location for a wedding ceremony.  There are plenty of amazing Chapel Hill wedding venues to consider!

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Whether you are looking for an indoor ballroom or, my personal choice, an outdoor garden, you will want to consider the essentials that make a wedding venue the best fit for you. Finding the venue that incorporates all of the scenic options for your wedding day photoshoot and the capacity for all of your guests while remaining in your budget range may be a difficult task. 

Luckily, you will be able to find the right Chapel Hill wedding venue with these incredible, and detailed, options. Check out my list of the best wedding venues in Chapel Hill, NC below!


Top Wedding Venues in Chapel Hill, NC

  1. Carolina Club
  2. Carolina Inn
  3. Chapel Hill Carriage House
  4. Chapel Hill Country Club
  5. Fearrington Village
  6. Governors Club
  7. Lavender Oaks Farm
  8. North Carolina Botanical Garden
  9. Old Lystra Inn
  10. Post 6
  11. The Barn at Chapel Hill
  12. The Barn at Valhalla
  13. The Parlour at Manns Chapel
  14. The Rigmor House
  15. The Siena Hotel, Autograph Collections


Carolina Club

150 Stadium Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone:(919) 962-1101
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The Carolina Club is located in the center of the University of North Carolina in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center, which is near the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, making it one of the most popular places in Chapel Hill to host events.

This venue creates a classy atmosphere with wooden frames and natural lighting. There are also beautiful backdrops, such as the outside terrace surrounded by luscious greenery, that the Carolina Club will provide for your wedding pictures.

The ceremony and reception would be held in the Alumni Hall, which can accommodate up to 1,000 guests. However, the walls in this hall are movable, so the space can be divided into three rooms for a more intimate setting. For bridal showers and cocktail parties, you can utilize the Peebles Room which is decorated in Chapel Hill murals. This space can sit up to 40 guests. 


Carolina Inn

211 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone: (919) 933-2001
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Also located on the campus of the University of North Carolina, right beside the famous Ackland Art Museum, the Carolina Inn is an iconic hotel that features indoor and outdoor venue options for your wedding. The style of the venue is left up to the area you decide to occupy. You can choose anything from an upscale ballroom with glamorous decor to a rustic courtyard with the gorgeous views of the school’s England-inspired architecture. 

Carolina Inn provides eight venue options, including Annie Watts Hill Courtyard and John Sprunt Hill Ballroom, that can accommodate a range of small and large weddings. Since the venue is at a hotel, there are 185 guest bedrooms and seven luxurious suites.

As part of the Carolina Inn Wedding package, you will be provided wedding planning specialists, food and drink catering, entertainment, and much more. 


Chapel Hill Carriage House

3110 Jones Ferry Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone: (919) 260-2986
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Right beside Irvin Nature Preserve and Learning Outside, Chapel Hill Carriage House resides on acres of luscious gardens and gorgeous ponds. Here, you will find many picture-perfect scenes on your wedding day, including an outdoor chapel and a stone fireplace. As a continuation of your rustic wedding theme, an open-air barn is an indoor option for your ceremony and/or reception. 

Along with the South’s famous hospitality, Chapel Hill Carriage House will also provide a wedding coordinator and a bridal suite in preparation for your wedding. While the bride takes her time getting ready, the groom can play pool and watch TV at the groom’s lounge on the grounds of the venue.

The land comes with 28 tables of various sizes, 150 white resin chairs, and 20 white benches for you and your guests. A unique feature of the wedding package is that you can pet baby goats as part of the entertainment at your wedding cocktail party!


Chapel Hill Country Club

103 Lancaster Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Phone: (919) 967-8201
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If you are seeking an outside wedding venue amongst the rolling hills of vast greenery, Chapel Hill Country Club is the perfect venue for you. Less than ten minutes away from the University of North Carolina, this venue is the last standing private club left in Chapel Hill since 1922. With a beautiful landscape, a serene pond, and an upscale club house, there are a multitude of options for your wedding day photoshoot. 

Chapel Hill Country Club offers outdoor and indoor options for your wedding ceremony and reception, including vast greenery backgrounds and crystal pond or the formal dining hall in which the staff will cater to you. When you host your wedding here, you will be able to fully customize the venue and cuisine both to help create your dream wedding. 


Fearrington Village

2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Phone: (919) 542-2121
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On the outskirts of Chapel Hill, Fearrington Village is a Relais & Châteaux destination known for its Southern hospitality. Since it is located out in the countryside, the venue lies on acres of land consisting of 60 English-inspired garden beds, a rustic barn, Fearrington House, and a cottage.

With these scenic backdrops, the bride is sure to feel like a true Southern Belle queen at her country, yet sophisticated, wedding. 

Fearrington Village comes with five venues for both indoor and outdoor options. Some include The Barn, which holds up to 300 guests, The Fearrington House (62 guests), The Garden Terrace (100 guests), The Cottage (40 guests), and The Belted Goat (75 guests). The wedding package comes with a wedding director, floral team, cake designer, and a culinary team to make your wedding day go as smooth as possible. 


Governors Club

11000 Governors Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Phone:(919) 933-7500
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Minutes from the Research Triangle Park’s companies and Raleigh-Durham International Airport, the Governors Club is a stunning location for any wedding theme.

With this luxurious venue, you are sure to have the perfect ceremony and reception filled with Southern charm. Not to mention, there are an abundant amount of sites for your wedding day photoshoot, from the vast golf courses to the gorgeous, upscale ballrooms. 

The Governors Club accommodates larger weddings with a 120 guest capacity or more. When hosting a wedding at this venue, you will receive a wedding coordinator, cuisine and wine selection, and golfing activities for the wedding party. You can choose to hold your ceremony within the 5,000 square foot ballroom or the 360 guests capacity outside sites that overlook the landscape and lake. 


Lavender Oaks Farm

3833 Millard Whitley Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone: (919) 909-7417
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Near RDU Airport and downtown Chapel Hill, Lavender Oaks Farm resides on 60 private acres of charming lavender fields and botanical beauty. Many couples visit this venue to be married in the restored historic timber frame barns that overlook the 4,000 lavender plants.

You will also fall in love with this venue’s photo opportunities, such as the outdoor patio, stone fireplace, and wrought iron gazebo that all have the purple gardens in the background. 

The average cost for hosting a wedding at the Lavender Oaks Farm is $35,000, including the rental fee. For your wedding ceremony, most couples typically rent the Main Barn, while the Pavillion Barn is utilized for the cocktail party. As a unique element in the wedding package, the staff is full of graphic designers and artists who can help create decor and culinary items for your ceremony and reception. 


North Carolina Botanical Garden

100 Old Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Phone: (919) 962-0522
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North Carolina Botanical Garden is a conservation garden center located at the University of North Carolina. With endless botanical gardens and greenery scenery, it is no wonder why this venue is one of the top-rated picks for weddings.

To capture all of the beauty North Carolina Botanical Garden has to offer, you can book photoshoot sessions for your wedding day that will have all of the luscious gardens and nature trails as your backdrop. 

There are outdoor and indoor options for your ceremony and reception. If you wish for an outside ceremony, you could choose among the vast amount of gardens this venue has to offer, plan your day at the Coker Arboretum, or rent the Forest Theatre. For your reception, you can dine at the Reeves Auditorium. If you are coming with a small wedding party (less than 50 people), consider renting only half of the auditorium (Reeves North). However, the entire building holds up to 160 people. 


Old Lystra Inn

1164 Old Lystra Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Phone: (919) 397-1377
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The Old Lystra Inn is a historic farmhouse that sits on 10 acres of towering oak trees. Once owned by Pulitzer prize winner, Paul Green, it has now been restored as a site for couples to spend their romantic wedding day. This venue is perfect for those who prefer an outdoor wedding location with an antique backdrop for a vintage wedding photoshoot. 

Old Lystra Inn accommodates up to 176 guests and two locations for your outdoor wedding. You can marry under the oak trees and finish off the celebration in the open space where the night sky is visible. If needed, the venue can provide a 40 to 80-foot tent to keep you and your guests out of the shade. Overall, you can celebrate for 14 hours at this charming, historic venue of Old Lystra Inn. 


Post 6

3700 NC-54, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone: (919) 537-8703
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Post 6, formally known as American Legion: Chapel Hill Post No. 6, is a veteran organization located in Orange County on 128 acres at Chapel HIll. This rustic venue contains a range of picture-perfect backdrops, such as wooden beam ceilings, stone fireplace, designer lounge seating, a botanical courtyard, a built-in bar, and waterfront views. 

The indoor spaces in Post 6 can seat up to 175 guests for a 10-hour rented space limit. Pricing starts at $4,900 depending on the package you choose and how much details you decide to customize. Some of its unique features include a complete, high-tech setup for your DJ and a promised one-hour wedding rehearsal in preparation for your special day. 


The Barn at Chapel Hill

7316 Morrow Mill Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone: (919) 590-0955
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Looking for a venue that has the perfect mixture of rustic and modern designs? The Barn at Chapel Hill is the place for you. With soaring ceilings, wooden frames, and light-pink walls, this barn is truly unique with its balance of a country layout with bridal elements. The barn sits on a flower farm, called Wild Flora Farm, right with a floral design studio to create a stunning botanical theme for your wedding venue. 

The Barn at Chapel Hill offers a signature wedding package that provides 13 hours of complete access to the barn, flower fields, and gardens starting at $8,600. There are cheaper options for elopement packages and small wedding events. You will receive a customized floral design along with two dressing areas. For an outdoor ceremony option, you can even get married outside of the barn in one of the venue’s most famous botanical gardens. 


The Barn at Valhalla

1040 Duffy’s Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone: (919) 360-4922
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Another countryside option for your wedding day is The Barn at Valhalla. Surrounded by woodland greenery, this barn takes a more classic approach to the rustic wedding theme. At the ceremony, the guests will be enchanted by the pine beams, Brazilian mahogany floors, and crystal chandeliers. Furthermore, you will have plenty of photoshoot opportunities on the starlit patio and serene pond within walking distance of the barn. 

The Barn at Valhalla can hold up to 149 guests and can be priced differently according to the rental package. You can choose to rent the venue for only one day, overnight on a weekday, or overnight on a weekend. There will be an onsite wedding coordinator, decor, and pianist. For other venue options on this site, there is an outdoor gazebo and a cozy lodge for more intimate weddings.  


The Parlour at Manns Chapel

175 Poythress Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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The Parlour at Manns Chapel displays a traditional setting for an intimate wedding venue. This vintage space was built in 1887 and restored as a quaint Methodist Church. Some of the amenities that make the parlour so popular are the tall ceilings, pine floors, stained windows, while the courtyard garden, lit patio, and surrounding woodland make for the perfect wedding pictures. 

Since this venue is designed for an intimate wedding, the capacity for this space is 100 or less guests. Depending on the season your wedding takes place in, the rental fee for The Parlour at Manns Chapel has a range from $4,500-$6,500.

To make the venue all the more desirable, The Parlour Planning & Design Kinship was a group of specialists created to help plan and decorate your wedding ceremony and reception for your big day. 


The Rigmor House

​​5501 N Carolina Hwy 54 W, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone: (919) 933-7177
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Imagine riding a horse and carriage up to a lodge-style house in the midst of acres of scenic woodland. The Rigmor House, located less than twenty minutes from the popular FRANK Gallery, offers a country setting for your wedding day events.

Apart from the quaint, rustic wooden interior, this venue comes with beautiful greenery backdrops for your wedding day pictures as well as an outdoor ceremony option at the gazebo, where you can also go starlight gazing on your romantic night. 

The Rigmor House holds up to 225 guests, with a large conference hall, two lofts, an indoor balcony, two screened porches, a fully-equipped kitchen, and five bedrooms for overnight stays. All amenities are kept up to date to give the bride and groom the best experience for their wedding day. 


The Siena Hotel, Autograph Collections

1505 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: (919) 929-4000
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Located near some of Chapel Hill’s most famous attractions, such as the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Ackland Art Museum, Morehead Planetarium, and many more, is the luxurious Siena Hotel, Autograph Collections. This upscale venue comes with a multitude of gorgeous backdrops for your wedding day photos, including the outdoor water fountain and soaring walls of windows to let in natural light. 

The Siena Hotel, Autograph Collections accommodates up to 100 guests for a more intimate wedding event. You will have a ballroom with natural lighting for an indoor option or outdoor options that include a dining area, lounge, fountain spot, and Bocce court.

To make sure your wedding ceremony and reception runs smoothly, this hotel even offers an event manager for your planning and decoration process. 


Final Thoughts

Whether you prefer a rustic garden or a modern banquet hall, Chapel Hill has the perfect wedding venue for you. You will really begin to see why this city is called “The Southern Part of Heaven” as you discover the vast amounts of scenic landscapes and elegant indoor spaces that will make your wedding ceremony and reception heavenly. 

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