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The Top 10 Most Romantic Wedding Venues in NC

Picturesque and Romantic Wedding Venues in the NC Triangle, Triad, and Coast

The second decision you make after saying “yes” to being engaged, is finding the perfect place to say “I do.” Your wedding vision will be reflective of the love you share. Go for sheer romance. Check out our top ten picks for the most romantic NC wedding venues from the Triad to the Coast and everywhere in between. These wedding venues are some of the most dreamy, stunning, and beautiful NC locations to exchange vows with the one you love and celebrate your wedding day.

Say “I Do” at The Merrimon-Wynne House in Raleigh, NC 

Located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, the historic Merrimon-Wynne House was built in 1876 and 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 wedding reception in the brand new Carriage House! The Merrimon-Wynne House is truly a romantic wedding venue that will wow your NC wedding guests.

Host a Royal Occasion at Hall and Garden at Landmark Wedding Venue in Garner 

Dreaming of a fairytale wedding at a French chateau? If so, The Hall and Garden at Landmark is a magnificent estate that retains the ambience and splendor of a French palace! Located in Garner, it can host large weddings up to 220 seated guests. This modern day Palace of Versaille is one of the Greater Triangle Area’s most sought-after wedding venues. Discover a stunning mansion surrounded by fairytale gardens, patios, and manicured lawns. Hall and Gardens is the perfect location for your wedding ceremony and reception. With both outdoor and indoor event spaces, Hall and Gardens has thought of your every wish. Your wedding guests will be amazed as they stroll through old-world European gardens. This NC wedding venue is a dreamscape full of romantic backdrops for your photographer. The Marie Antoinette Grand Ballroom offers a French parquet dance floor, custom built bar, and endless luxury amenities.

Southern Charm at River Landing, Romantic Cape Fear River Wedding Venue NC 

Near the coast of Eastern North Carolina, discover the Village of River Landing for an idyllic destination wedding close to the Triangle. This picture perfect spot, directly en route to Wilmington, encompasses world-class amenities along with the privacy and charm of its peaceful surroundings of sparkling lakes, manicured golf courses and ancient river oak trees.

Recent couples who have experienced their own weddings in River Landing have described it as “beautiful…just a great place for a wedding,” and “a magnificent wedding weekend.” The Clubhouse offers an elegant Grand Ballroom with seating up to 350 or adjusted for smaller weddings. Those who want to incorporate the outdoors for their ceremony or just for mingling with guests will love its expansive terrace, verandas, and panoramic views of the lush landscape.

Get Hitched at the Highgrove Estate Wedding Venue in Fuquay-Varina, NC 

The natural beauty of the Highgrove Estate provides a stunning backdrop for your wedding. This classic Southern wedding venue sits on seven acres overlooking Lake Laurel in Fuquay-Varina. Exchange your wedding vows under the trellis on their immaculate lawn or fireside in our glamorous ballroom. With 15 years of award-winning experience, couples can trust the Highgrove Estate team to take care of the details so everyone can relax and enjoy the wedding day.

This romantic NC wedding venue has an extensive food menu for buffet, family style, strolling, or plated meals. Highgrove Estate also has multiple suites for the bridal and groom party in addition to an extra suite for parents or other guests. Add to that rentals, wedding cake, wedding coordination, and so much more!

Share Your Vows at The Carolina Inn Wedding Venue in Chapel Hill, NC 

One of the Triangle’s most sought after venues for weddings by Carolina alum and Southern belles alike is the The Carolina Inn. Located on UNC Chapel Hill’s historic 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 Carolina Inn is a NC wedding venue that is the definition of romantic.

Whimsical Countryside Romance at Rose Hill Wedding Venue 

Nestled at the end of a private country lane lined with brilliant crepe myrtle trees, Rose Hill is a picturesque countryside estate in Nash County, NC. Guests will be enchanted by Rose Hill’s 18th-century Manor House. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Rose Hill offers guests a visit steeped in history. Coupled with a romantic atmosphere, Rose Hill has first-class amenities and an expert staff. Beautiful flowers, perfectly manicured grounds, and lush rolling hills at Rose Hill make every couple’s wedding day exactly what they’ve dreamed.

Romantic Front Door Steps Wedding Ceremony at Rose Hill Wedding Venue with White and Green Flowers on Aisle
VENUE Rose Hill | PHOTOGRAPHER Southern Love Studios

The Umstead Hotel & Spa, Luxury Wedding Venue in Cary, NC

Tucked into a serene woodland setting in Cary, The Umstead caters to couples who are drawn to the hotel’s sophisticated ambience, artistic spirit, and the natural beauty of its surroundings. The property’s expansive and beautifully landscaped lawn is a natural choice for an elegant outdoor wedding, allowing couples to exchange vows against a spectacular and serene backdrop. Wide stone pavers create a dramatic aisle-like pathway leading to the The Umstead’s private lake, surrounded by woodlands and accentuated with a dramatic fountain. Inside, the walls of their Grand Ballroom easily shift to accommodate parties of any size and is filled with an abundance of natural light streaming in through floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lake.

NC Wedding Venue Perfection at the Prestonwood Country Club

Overlooking rolling green hills of Cary’s championship golf course, Prestonwood Country Club is an incredible NC wedding venue. Prestonwood Country Club’s Grand Ballroom is the perfect location for ceremonies and receptions of up to 350 for a seated dinner or 1,000 standing. A dramatic staircase, crystal chandeliers, and soaring ceilings set the tone indoors. While outside, an expansive veranda invites guests to enjoy beautiful daytime views and stunning starlit nights.

Fall in Love with The Bradford Wedding Venue in New Hill, NC

The Bradford is an elegant event space that was built in a rural part of Wake County near the Jordan Lake area. This amazing Raleigh area wedding venue comes from sisters Dana and Courtney, who own a wedding planning company called C and D Events. They began the work of creating an idyllic wedding venue in 2013. Their process in building this European style estate unlike any other event space in the Triangle Area was enhanced by their knowledge of how to run a wedding day. The white brick manor home with entry circle has an adjacent ceremony lawn complete with a side yard garden has a romantic ambiance. The Bradford is a hidden countryside gem with privacy and plenty of guest parking.

Entire Bridal Party Groomsmen in Black Suits Bridesmaids Dark Navy Blue Dresses Gold Alexia's Bridal Gown at The Bradford f8 photo
VENUE The Bradford | PHOTOGRAPHER f8 Photo Studios

For more fabulous NC wedding venues, peruse our Heart of NC Weddings Preferred Wedding Venues.

This post was originally published on September 11th, 2017 and updated on January 21st, 2020.

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