Where Hearts Belong: Old Lystra Inn
If planning your wedding wasn’t exciting enough, discovering the perfect wedding and reception venue brings even more excitement to the wedding table.
But, what if you could have more than just a venue? What if you could have more than just plain vanilla wedding planning protocol to create the biggest day of your life? What if you couldn’t decide between a small, intimate gathering or a large traditional wedding? Where would you go? Look no further. We are here for you!
When love is in the air, the Old Lystra Inn is right there because it is created from love, passion, and heart. It’s romantic, the farm-style refurbishment was intuitively designed for warmth, beautification and that home-sweet-home feel by renowned Pulitzer Prize winner, Paul Green. Current owners, Beth and Tony Pendola make sure the Old Lystra Inn’s charming integrity remains the main ingredient to this beautiful home-style locale.
The Old Lystra Inn isn’t just about making impressions. It is about making personal, fabulous and lasting impressions taken from your own fabulous perspective within Old Chapel Hill’s lush, historic scenery. It is about bringing your personal vision to life. It’s about our love for helping to create the most intimate moments – your way. That means bringing all of your dreamiest dreams so we can work our magic to help make those wonderful dreams come true.
Getting down to full-service wedding planning nitty-gritty means showing off some visionary tools that will enhance the planning process. It isn’t every day that 10 private acres of lush, oak tree-scaped outdoor space comes a-knockin’. In fact, we proudly offer full 14-hour accessibility for the happy couple and their celebration.
During that 14-hour period, enjoy being one with nature while professing mutual love under breathtaking blue or star-lit skies. Or, enjoy the convenience and coverage of a 40-foot by 80-foot tent for that added ceremonial touch. Ceremonies and receptions are inspired by your most desired details for up to 250 guests.
By now, you must be getting hungry. Getting rehearsal, reception and wedding menus ready is a big undertaking. You and your guests can enjoy delicious dining outdoors through the help of outdoor vendors who know how to serve. Dining delights include food and beverages, including alcohol.
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Put on those important finishing touches as you and your bridal party relax with refreshing beverages and snacks in your own private bridal and groom’s suites, and hair and make-up studio.
Lovely, white wooden chairs accent your ceremony with sweet comfort for guests. Cross-back oak wooden chairs, round tables, set-up, and clean-up assistance makes the whole celebration comfortable and easy.
But, we don’t stop there.
We understand how important it is to have all the details taken care of – your way. All-inclusive packages cover everything you need to make your day exquisite and organized. Overnight accommodations and ceremony perks include beautiful bedrooms, a stunning working kitchen, wheelchair accessibility, and parking attendants.
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We’ve got more just for you. By now, you may appreciate how seriously we at Old Lystra Inn take providing our guests with all the finest amenities. From elopements to bridal showers, from rehearsal time assistance to bridal portrait arrangements and engagement parties, we want your big day to be one to remember for a lifetime.
Happy couples will also enjoy a complimentary night’s stay, waking to delicious three-course morning breakfast.
We at the Old Lystra Inn love a beautiful event, especially yours. With white, picket fences, a lovely farmhouse porch equipped with cozy rocking chairs and fresh lemonade, if desired, we know you will love experiencing some of the finest hours of your life in quiet serenity. With old-fashioned charm and updated amenities to bring the best of both worlds together, we invite you to express your love for each other – your way.
Photos By: Morgan Caddell photography