Are you planning a wedding in Charlotte and looking for that one special place that will create endless memories for you and your guests? You’re in luck! The city of Charlotte has some of the most beautiful and unique wedding venues in the South. Whether you see yourself getting married in a modern, contemporary art museum or sky high in one of the city’s flawless skyscrapers – the venue is here for you and we’re going to help you find it!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. The Mint Museum
The Mint Museum is one of Charlotte's most exquisite art museums that houses some of the most amazing paintings and selections of art from across the globe. With two locations in Charlotte, the Mint Museum offers a truly unique place to get married that will blow your guests away.
The Uptown museum offers an amazing space where you can host your reception among some of the most famous pieces of art our city has to offer. Not to mention the Uptown views are astounding.
The Randolph Road location offers a more quaint, historic atmosphere, but one that is still breathtaking.
The galleries here offer an intimate setting, and the beautiful park setting is a perfect backdrop for those who want an outdoor wedding. If you are an art lover, you must look into having your wedding at one of the Mint Museum locations. Your guests will talk about it for years to come.
Address: 500 S Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202 & 2730 Randolph Rd., Charlotte, NC 28207
2. The Duke Mansion
The Duke Mansion is a historic fixture to Charlotte and has been home to many of North Carolina's legacies. Now a charming bed and breakfast, it's protected by the National Register of Historic Places and is the perfect place to have a true, traditional Southern wedding.
The event space can accommodate up to 150 guests and there are 20 overnight guest rooms available if the bride and groom would like to have family stay at the property throughout the wedding weekend.
With lovely outdoor gardens and a beautiful lawn, the Duke Mansion is a great place for outdoor spring weddings and the photo ops are endless. When you plan your wedding at the Duke Mansion, the staff takes care of everything, from the food to set-up, making it easy for you to relax and enjoy this amazing time in your life.
Address: 400 Hermitage Rd., Charlotte, NC 28207
3. Charlotte City Club
The Charlotte City Club is elegant perfection for weddings and special events. Located on the 31st floor of the 131 West Trade Building, this venue offers the best views of the city you will be able to find.
The Charlotte City Club has reception space to accommodate anywhere from 10 to 600 people.
With two ballrooms, multiple atriums, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows all around, events here are spectacular and will really create a buzz among your guests. The Charlotte City Club is known for their exquisite food and the staff can help you pick out the perfect menu for your event. They also have great preferred vendors on hand to handle everything from furniture and lighting to florals.
Address: 121 W Trade St. #3200, Charlotte, NC 28202
4. The Quarry at Carrigan Farms
Carrigan Farms is a beautiful family farm located up in Mooresville, about 20 minutes from Charlotte. One of the most unique things about Carrigan Farms is it's awesome rock quarry and waterfall which creates a beautiful natural setting.
A popular place to get married, The Quarry at Carrigan Farms offers a rustic outdoor experience that makes you feel like you're in the mountains of North Carolina.
With plenty of space for the ceremony and reception, guests can get married at the quarry and then head down for dinner and dancing in the barn - how much more fun is that? This is the perfect place for a fall wedding as the pumpkin patch will be thriving and be a great place for pictures!
Address: 1261 Oakridge Farm Hwy., Mooresville, NC 28115
5. The Ballantyne Country Club
The Ballantyne Country Club is a classic spot for a traditional wedding in Charlotte. Featuring an elegant clubhouse with expansive windows showcasing the club's beautiful golf courses and property, this place is an absolutely perfect venue for a wedding.
The Ballantyne Country Club offers indoor and outdoor space for whichever type of wedding you desire.
Their main dining room accommodates up to 300 people for a standing cocktail reception and 220 for a typical seated reception. The outdoor lawn area can accommodate 300 guests for a beautiful garden reception.
Addresses: 11120 Ballantyne Crossing Ave., Charlotte, NC 28277
6. The VanLandingham Estate
The VanLandingham Estate is another historic home in Charlotte that has been turned into a charming B&B. The historic architecture of the Estate and the amazing gardens make this a wonderful spot to celebrate your big day.
No matter your style, the VanLandingham Estate will help you craft the most exquisite reception tailored perfectly for your personal preferences.
There are more than five acres of historic gardens that make a great setting for portraits, bridal luncheons, rehearsal dinners, and the main event. The interior of the Estate is beautifully decorated, so you can offer your guests a taste of both an indoor and outdoor wedding by planning your event to occupy both.
Address: 2010 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28205
7. Foundation for the Carolinas
Foundation for the Carolinas is a venue unique to Charlotte with the mission of inspiring philanthropy in the local community and empowering individuals to come together for a common cause. Foundation for the Carolinas is located in Uptown and offers an amazing event space full of donated artwork, sculptures, and modern furniture.
Your guests will love wandering through the contemporary space and admiring the amazing design it features indoors, but they'll be completely awestruck when they see the Rooftop Vertical Garden Terrace outdoors.
This terrace offers breathtaking views of Uptown Charlotte and features a Living Wall of greenery that makes a colorful backdrop for pictures.
Address: 220 N Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202
8. Historic Langtree Plantation
The Historic Langtree Plantation is located in Mooresville and is the perfect spot for those who want to get married in a charming, rustic farm house. Langtree Plantation was constructed in 1850 at the end of the Civil War and still stands today as one of the oldest and prettiest historic farms near Charlotte.
Langtree Plantation offers a variety of event spaces. From the Historic Plantation House to the Farm House Barn, you have everything you need to create the most stunning farmhouse wedding.
If you are planning a large wedding, you can book the whole farm!
Address: 554 Langtree Rd., Mooresville, NC 28117
9. The Morehead Inn
This Historic Morehead Inn is located in one of Charlotte's most popular neighborhoods - Dilworth Neighborhood - right outside of Uptown.
Built in 1917 and renovated in 1995, this is a local favorite for weddings due to it's intimate settings and quaint Southern charm.
When you book your wedding at the Morehead Inn, the event staff will take care of all the details, so you won't have to worry about a thing. Like the VanLandingham Estate, the Morehead Inn offers overnight rooms, which makes it so easy to have the family in one place on your wedding day.
Address: 1122 E Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28204
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