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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 Barclay Villa Wedding Venue in Raleigh, NC 

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. This modern day castle is one of the Greater Triangle Area’s most sought-after wedding venues. Barclay Villa boasts a larger than life ballroom with old warm charm. There is a giant wooden and stone staircase that leads into the beautiful ballroom that is perfect for your wedding reception or romantic indoor ceremony.

Southern Charm at The Sutherland, Romantic Wake Forest Wedding Venue NC 

The Sutherland is a spectacular wedding venue in Wake Forest, NC. It offers beautiful gardens, suites for both bridal and grooms’ parties, as well as numerous venue spaces 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 offer event planning services.

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 Grand Marquise Ballroom, A Royal Wedding Venue Just Outside of Raleigh, NC

For the bride who is on the hunt for the classic Cinderella style ballroom, the Grand Marquise Ballroom is the perfect place! Located in Garner, right outside of Raleigh, the Grand Marquise Ballroom is a spectacular setting for extravagant wedding ceremonies and receptions. The marble Grand Entry Parlor is a perfect first impression for wedding guests. The exquisite ballroom is large enough to host Raleigh area weddings of up to 350 guests. With its romantic decor of marble columns, ornate trim and coffer ceilings adorned with crystal chandeliers, the Grand Marquise Ballroom is an absolute dream.

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 SB&G Preferred Wedding Venues.

This post was originally published on September 11th, 2017 and updated on July 22th, 2019.

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