Picturesque and Romantic Locations in the Triangle, Triad and NC Beaches
The first decision to make once you become engaged is where to say “I do.” If your wedding vision is reflective of the love you share and you want to go for sheer romance, you’ll want to check out our picks for the 10 most romantic NC wedding venues from the Triad to the Coast and everywhere in between. These locations are some of the most dreamy, stunning, and beautiful NC locations to exchange vows with the one you love and celebrate your wedding day.
Located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, The historic Merrimon-Wynne House was built in 1876 and was carefully restored to its original grandeur in 2013. Get married on the expansive, beautifully maintained grounds or inside the gorgeous home with white walls, original fireplaces, and oodles of natural light. Enjoy a large reception in the brand new Carriage House, which just opened this spring.
Dreaming of a fairytale wedding in a castle? If so, Barclay Villa is a magnificent mansion that retains the ambience and splendor of a European castle! Just 30 minutes away from downtown Raleigh, it can host large weddings up to 200 seated guests.
The Sutherland is a spectacular location in Wake Forest. It offers beautiful gardens, suites for both bridal and grooms’ parties, as well as numerous venues to choose for your wedding, seating 80 people inside and up to 500 outside. Enjoy a tented lawn reception or a huge throw down under the wooden beaks of the enclosed pavilion. The expert team at The Sutherland even offers event planning services.
The natural beauty of Highgrove Estate provides a stunning backdrop for your wedding. This classic Southern estate sits on seven acres overlooking Lake Laurel in Fuquay-Varina. Exchange your wedding vows under the trellis on our immaculate lawn or fireside in our glamorous ballroom.
One of the Triangle’s most sought after venues for weddings by Carolina alum and Southern belles alike is the gorgeous The Carolina Inn. Located on UNC’s Chapel Hill campus, the Inn is known for hosting a wide range of wedding events from bridal shower teas to magnificent weddings and receptions in the elegant ballrooms and outdoor courtyards.
The Bradford is a French country inspired wedding venue nestled in New Hill near Jordan Lake. In addition to the house itself, they have a ballroom and lovely patio for mixed indoor-outdoor events. You’re welcome to bring your own wedding planner to this venue, but their owners are happy to coordinate your wedding through their own planning company, C and D Events!
Nestled at the end of a private country lane lined with brilliant crepe myrtle trees, Rose Hill Plantation is a picturesque countryside estate in Nash County, with an 18th-century Manor House. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Rose Hill offers guests a visit steeped in Old South refinement coupled with a relaxing atmosphere, first-class amenities and expert staff.
Graylyn International Conference Center and Estate, located in Winston-Salem, offers guests a private estate of their very own and is ideal for seated parties of up to 250. Minutes from downtown, Graylyn’s vast 55-acre property allows visitors to experience a captivating world away from the bustle of city streets.
Overlooking rolling green hills of Cary’s championship golf course, Prestonwood Country Club is an incredible wedding venue that can accommodate 400 seated guests. You’ll fall in love with the grand staircase that is the centerpiece of the beautiful ballroom.
Bald Head Island (BHI) is a true NC gem. Step off the BHI ferry and into your golf cart, and the buzz of everyday life quickly floats away. The Shoals Club is the ideal venue for a destination wedding here. Say your vows under a gazebo overlooking the Atlantic, and then have a formal reception or a poolside soiree, whichever suits your fancy.
For more fabulous NC wedding venues, peruse our SB&G Preferred Wedding Venues.