2018 Wedding Venue Spotlight: Romantic Wedding Venue Edition
If you’re a bride who gets swept away in fantasies of history and romance, you’re not alone. Luckily, brides who dream of getting married in an idyllic historic setting have some exquisite romantic wedding venue choices nearby. If you are seeking a picturesque site for your dream wedding, consider one of the options below!
Your Romantic Wedding Venue Awaits……
The Old Lystra Inn
Farmhouse style is undeniably popular right now, but it will always be a favorite for lovers of history and romance. If you love of all these things, The Old Lystra Inn might be the right wedding venue for you. The inn has been thoughtfully updated but retains its historic charm. Even the surrounding tree-lined street is pretty as a postcard.
Located in Chapel Hill, less than 5 miles from the University of North Carolina. The Inn is a gorgeous updated 1890’s farmhouse. Literature loves may enjoy having their wedding in the former home of Pulitzer Prize winning author, Paul Green.
Space is available both indoors and outdoors, among ten acres of natural beauty. Up to 250 guests can be accommodated and room bookings may be available at a discounted rate. Special features include a wedding tent, complimentary cheese & fruit trays for the bridal party, and 2 dressing suites.
Perhaps your dream wedding venue is a historic mansion, where you can descend a curving staircase like a princess. If this sounds like you, the Matthews House has what you are looking for.
The Matthews House is a 1915 Greek revival mansion in charming downtown Cary. This wedding venue boasts a Grand Ballroom, manicured grounds, and an enchanting string-lit patio. Up to 160 guests can be accommodated, and both indoor and outdoor spaces can be utilized during your event.
Guests may enjoy playing games on the lawn, while the wedding party may enjoy being served champagne and light food. Tables, chairs, and a bridal dressing suite are provided. On-site catering is provided but couples may select pre-approved outside caterers as well.
This historic mansion has been described as elegant and decadent, and it’s easy to see why. The 1910 Queen Anne beauty features elaborate wallpaper, glittering chandeliers, and a baby grand piano. A truly romantic wedding venue.
At the Preston Woodall House, the décor is a draw by itself. This wedding venue located in Benson also offers ample event space. More than 300 guests can be accommodated, and venue spaces include a Grand Ballroom and lovely gardens.
Guests rooms are available in the mansion, but wedding parties have boarded in one of the surrounding cottages, as well. There are a variety packages available, and the on-site chef will work to create the menu of your dreams.
For the bride who enjoys history and the lovely tranquility of a pastoral setting, Bennett Bunn Plantation has plenty of both. This circa 1780 wedding venue, located in Zebulon, NC, is on the National Register of Historic Places.
With its 165 acres of rolling pastures, wooded trails, and peaceful ponds, guests will be sure to enjoy wandering the grounds. The sprawling countryside has understandably been described as breathtaking and can host up to 1,000 guests.
Indoor and outdoor space is available, with The Lodge being a favorite space on this romantic wedding venue property. The wheelchair-accessible Lodge features high pine ceilings, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, and a complete caterer’s kitchen.
From simple countryside elegance to the elaborate decadence of a mansion, your historically romantic dream wedding is within reach. Whether guests stay onsite or visit for the day, they are sure to remember such a lovely wedding venue. Additionally, each historic site offers staff who are happy to make all your fantasy wedding wishes come true.