Planning a wedding in Charlotte is an exciting experience that has couples exploring their own backyard for the perfect venue to say, “I do”. Surrounded by lush forests and pristine lakes, there are hundreds of wonderful locations that have character against a beautiful backdrop at any time of the year. 

To give you some inspiration for your ideal wedding venue, take a look at some of the most popular destinations in and around Queen City:

Originally built in 1915, Duke Mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is operated as a non-profit. The venue can accommodate up to 150 guests and offers delicious on-site catering and bartending services. 

Couples can also take advantage of the 20 overnight guest rooms on offer, which allow for overnight accommodation for both you and your guests. Keep in mind that this venue is only available for weddings 25 weekends in the year, so you should book your dates as soon as possible!

Address: 400 Hermitage Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207

Phone: (704) 714-4400

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Contact : Laura

The team at Ballantyne Country Club understands just how important your big day is to you. They are dedicated to ensuring that your wedding is truly unforgettable and will be on hand to help you in any way possible. 

Couples can choose between the Event Lawn and The Clubhouse in which to host their celebration. Services offered include in-house catering and bartending services, event staff, event rentals, and more.

Address: 11120 Ballantyne Crossing Ave, Charlotte, NC 28277

Phone: (704) 544-1404

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Contact : Kayla Kenefick

Located in SouthEnd’s new LoSo district, Infinity Ballroom is a ballroom dance studio by day and a wedding and event venue by night. It offers over 7200 square feet of event space, including over 4000 square feet in their main ballroom and a 450 square foot room that can be used as a private space. 

The venue can accommodate up to 250 guests and offers a full-sized kitchen and bar. Services include parking, event rentals, audiovisual equipment, and more.

Address: 4038 Old Pineville Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217

Phone: (980) 819-0828

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Styled in the manner of a North Carolina Mountain-style hunting lodge, The Lodge at Ballantyne offers couples a gorgeous retreat that is perfect for destination weddings. 

Couples can choose from two main event spaces – Timbers and The Lodge Patio – for their big day. This venue also has several additional event rooms and boasts a covered porch, spacious grounds, lawn spaces, tenting options, and more. Services offered include overnight accommodation for you and your guests, in-house catering and bartending services, and more.

Address: 13015 Ballantyne Corporate Pl, Charlotte, NC 28277

Phone: (704) 248-4070

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Contact : Dea

Pine Island Country Club offers couples the opportunity to get married in style. Regardless of the size of your wedding, the team at this venue is ready to help ensure that you have a truly unforgettable wedding day. 

There are several event spaces available for couples to choose from, and this venue can accommodate up to 200 guests. Services offered include on-site catering and bartending services, customized menus, audiovisual equipment, on-site wait staff, the assistance of an on-site events director, and more.

Address: 1701 Stoneyridge Dr, Charlotte, NC 28214

Phone: (704) 394-1422

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Contact : Maddie Brotzki

Designed to give couples a wow factor, this is a popular wedding venue for the fact that it has everything needed for a beautiful indoor and outdoor event. The stunning landscaped gardens and beautiful Tuscan style give couples endless photo opportunities and entertainment space for up to 300 guests. The stylish grand reception area and comfortable suites for the bride and groom give everyone comfort and peace from day until night. Designed to look gorgeous in every season, every aspect of the grounds and reception area are made for celebrating the best events in life.

Address: 21480 E 8th St, Oakboro, NC

Phone: (704) 609-1758

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Contact : Lacey Wiley

This historic venue is located over three sprawling acres of wooded space and is home to both a Victorian-era manor and a 5000 square foot conference center. It is the perfect venue for couples looking for a serene venue for their big day. 

Originally built in 1895, the manor offers couples a historic space in which to host their wedding. It has been renovated so that you get the advantage of the vintage charm with all the comforts of modern amenities. Services offered include on-site parking, event rentals, audiovisual equipment, a built-in dance floor, on-site event staff, setup and cleanup, and more. 

Address: 5901 Sardis Rd, Charlotte, NC 28270

Phone: (704) 366-5640

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Contact : John

Nestled near the heart of the city, Historic Rosedale is located just minutes away from Uptown Charlotte. Able to accommodate up to 150 guests, this venue boasts stunning grounds and a 200-year old, Federal-style house.

The venue features historic stone walls, a handmade brick floor, lantern candlelight, and more. The venue offers event rentals, on-site staff, audiovisual equipment, and more. 

Address: 3427 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28206

Phone: (704) 335-0325

Social: Historic Rosedale


Contact : Deborah Hunter

Located in Uptown North Charlotte, 220 North Tyrion offers several event spaces for couples to choose from. These include the Kearney Solarium and Silverman Pavilion, Legacy Hall, and the Sonia and Isaac Luski Gallery.

Legacy Hall offers an outdoor terrace and an indoor hall space, as well as a gorgeous Vertical Garden. Sonia and Isaac Luski Gallery is an open-concept space that features a vast art collection. The Kearney Solarium and Silverman Pavilion is a truly unique space that features floor to ceiling windows, gorgeous views of the city, and more.

Address: 220 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Phone: (704) 973-4500

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Contact : Marla Neely

Stylish with a history of entertainment, The Big Chill is the ultimate wedding venue for the fact that it was made for celebrations and fun. Originally known as the largest Motown Jazz Club in town, the venue is now one of the most popular event locations to help couples celebrate their special day. With enough space to host up to 600 guests, everyone will love to let loose on the 1,000 square foot dance floor.

Address: 911 E Morehead St #100, Charlotte, NC 28204

Phone: (704) 347-4447

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Perfect for couples looking for a more traditional venue for their big day, Charlotte Mariott City Center offers couples the choice of 10 event rooms and over 23,000 square feet of event space. Rooms on offer include the Charlotte Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 700 guests. 

Services offered include in-house event planners, overnight accommodation for you and your guests, and more. This venue also offers in-house catering and bartending services, including a customized wedding menu for your big day. 

Address: 100 W Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Phone: (704) 358-6520

Social: Charlotte Marriott City Center


Contact : Joanna Wright

Located just minutes away from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, The Orchid Banquet Hall is a gorgeous event venue that offers several spaces for couples to choose from. Rooms on offer include Orchid Hall, which can accommodate up to 420 guests, Rose Hall, which can accommodate up to 200 guests, and Iris Hall, which is perfect for gatherings of 100 guests and smaller.

Services offered include parking, audiovisual equipment, a fully-equipped kitchen, bridal rooms for the wedding party to get ready in, and more. This venue is perfect for couples looking for a customizable and elegant space in which to bring their dream wedding to life.

Address: 521 Little Rock Rd, Charlotte, NC 28214

Phone: (980) 237-7400

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Contact : The Orchid Banquet Hall Team

If you’re looking for a hotel venue in which to host your big day, Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel is perfect. The venue offers couples over 13000 square feet of event space, including the rooftop bar and lounge. 

There are two ballrooms for couples to choose from. For those that prefer an outdoor celebration, they can also opt for the rooftop lawn space. Services offered include in-house catering and bartending services, overnight accommodation for you and your guests, and more.

Address: 303 S Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Phone: (704) 445-2626

Social: Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel


Contact : Robert Hannigan

Nestled on the edge of the Noda Arts District, McGill Rose Garden is a non-profit organization that also serves as a truly unique wedding venue. It is available for weddings seasonally, starting from the last weekend in April, and is available until the first weekend in November. 

When booking this venue, keep in mind that it is only available for weddings on Saturdays and Sundays. Thus, make sure to book your date as soon as possible, so you’re not disappointed. This venue can accommodate up to 100 guests. Food and beverages are provided exclusively by QC Catering and Rosie’s Coffee and Wine Garden.

Address: 940 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28206

Phone: (704) 578-2072

Social: McGill Rose Garden


Contact : Ashlyn

Located in the Charlotte’s South End neighborhood, The Collector’s Room by Beau Monde is a renovated warehouse that serves as a wedding and event venue. Services offered include in-house catering and bartending services, customizable menus, and more. 

This venue offers couples the services of an in-house Event Manager and service staff. This means that you don’t have to worry about the details of your big day – the on-site team will help you throughout the day and will make sure that your wedding goes off without a hitch. If you’re looking for a seamless, stress-free experience, this is the venue for you!

Address: 1520 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28203

Phone: (980) 598-9772

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Contact : katie sipple

The Mint Museum Randolph is an international art and design museum located in Charlotte’s historic Eastover neighborhood. Opened in 1936, this historic venue offers history and art-loving couples the opportunity to get married on the premises.

Couples can choose from several event spaces, including the Delhom Gallery, the Eagle Terrace, the Front Lawn, and more. Couples can also book the permanent collection galleries for private, after-hours tours for them and their guests on their big day. Services offered include event rentals, audiovisual equipment, parking, security, and more. 

Address: 2730 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207

Phone: (704) 337-2000

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Contact : John

Situated on the top floor of a historic structure in Uptown Charlotte, The Terrace at Cedar Hill offers a panoramic scene of the skyline and is a perfect place to host wedding receptions and other special events. Boasting a 4,500 square foot indoor space and a 2,000 square foot outdoor terrace, they offer a range of interior and exterior settings to make your wedding day celebrations unforgettable. Beautiful ambiance, glass windows, stunning chandeliers, and other elements add charm to your enjoyment, making your day flawlessly unique.

Address: 800 West Hill St, Charlotte NC 28208

Phone: (704) 697-1647

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Contact : The Terrace at Cedar Hill Team

A wedding venue taken straight out of a fairytale, The Saratoga Springs has over 20 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and an impressive plantation-style home that has endless character and charm. With incredible architecture, a large garden pagoda, and a lovely arched bridge over a pristine reflective pond. Just 40 minutes from downtown Charlotte, this location feels like a secluded getaway that is many miles away from the bustling city.

Address: 5550 Cauble Rd, Mount Pleasant, NC

Phone: (704) 436-2249

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Contact : Tammi T. Honeycutt

A picture-perfect wedding venue that has a wonderful rustic charm, the gorgeous Alexander Homestead is a historical location that has been beautifully restored to the day it was first built. With space for a stunning garden ceremony and reception in the classic barn, the venue can accommodate up to 215 guests. Perfect for year round celebrations, there are indoor and outdoor entertainment areas that are completely coordinated by the wedding team to make the day memorable and fun.

Address: 4717 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215

Phone: (704) 737-1023

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Contact : Nicole

Couples who are looking to impress their guests on their big day will love Extravaganza Events, they will work with a professional team who are experienced at designing the perfect parties, and have access to over 6,000 square feet of reception and entertainment space for parties of up to 600 guests. With every last detail of their day taken care of by the experts, couples only have to think about the moment they say “I do”.

Address: 1610 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28206

Phone: (704) 343-9200

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With 100 acres of natural landscape and beautifully manicured country gardens, The 1932 Barn has a wonderful mix of elegance and history that makes it one of the most popular wedding venues in the Charlotte area. Ideal and peaceful for romantic moments and photo opportunities, couples will love to explore every scenic area. With plenty of indoor and outdoor space for the ceremony and celebrations, the reception area has a stunning rustic look and comfortably seats up to 146 guests.

Address: 3900 Rocky River Rd, Charlotte, NC 28215

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Filled with history and class, The Palmer Building is a wonderfully unique wedding venue that has been beautifully restored to all of the elegance and charm from the 30’s and 40’s. Originally a training facility for firefighters, the grand Gothic building has over 3,000 square feet of function space for up to 250 guests. Beautiful both day and night, couples will love to explore the grounds and take photos of all the incredibly preserved vintage details

Address: 2601 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204

Phone: (704) 331-4737


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A modern wedding event center made for parties of all sizes and budgets, this is a popular location just a few minutes drive from downtown Charlotte. Designed to host up to 200 guests, every last detail will be taken care of, so that the special day is perfect. Giving couples the freedom and flexibility to get exactly what they want, the wedding coordinator will work with couples to get the perfect look for their special day.

Address: 5309 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28212

Phone: (888) 405-9824

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Offering couples versatility to create a wedding venue into any look and style they want, Banquet One is a wonderful location that has space to comfortably host anywhere from 120 and 150 guests. With a banquet hall that looks like a blank canvass for their special day, the wedding coordinating team work with couples to plan the perfect day from room layout and decor to food and drink options. With setup and cleaning taken care of, couples only have to think about having fun and enjoying their day.

Address: 10616 Metromont Pkwy #100, Charlotte, NC 28269

Phone: (704) 315-8908

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A gorgeous wedding venue that has class and sophistication, this is a stunning family-owned farm that has grown into a popular location for couples who want a peaceful atmosphere with all of the comforts for a truly memorable wedding day. With plenty of space for hosting the ceremony and wedding parties of up to 150 guests, the farm and equestrian grounds hold a charming guest cottage, lounge room, covered pavilion space, and a ballroom for dinner and dancing.

Address: 1360 Brawley School road, Mooresville, NC

Phone: (704) 360-2962

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Conclusion

Looking for a wedding venue is one of those stressful yet exciting tasks that bring a couple together. Looking over the wonderful options that the city has to offer is something that takes time and lots of consideration to find the perfect place that will reflect your personalities and last a lifetime in your memories.

 

Weddings in Charlotte

Filled with culture, Charlotte, North Carolina, has a lot to offer couples on their wedding day.  Streets beautifully lined with trees and quaint neighborhoods set the tone for a romantic atmosphere.  Altogether the city is an excellent combination of old-world elegance and modern-day chic design.  Its historic landmarks, NASCAR fun, country clubs, and breathtaking landscapes offer an excellent variety in wedding venues and themes.

 

Popular Wedding Venues

From simple and classic to modern and chic, couples have been delighted with Charlotte’s venue options. 

A venue popular among couples looking for that classic, posh and southern charm is the Duke Mansion. This venue also provides the option of having an outdoor ceremony with its beautifully manicured garden and starts at $6,500. 

For a more modern space, the Mint Museum Uptown with its large windows stunningly illuminates the room with a lot of natural light.  This makes it perfectly suited for an indoor reception and can be had for a price starting at $3,500.  

Thinking about a rooftop wedding?  Foundation for the Carolinas will grant this desire starting at $1,000.  Popular among those looking for an outdoor affair is the Ballantyne and Asbury Park Grove.

 

Popular Wedding Options

Having your wedding in Charlotte will allow you to fulfill your dreams without breaking the bank. According to the Wedding Report for 2019, couples on average spent $25,887 on their wedding, with the venue accounting for most of the cost.  For that year, the guest number averaged 123 persons. However, if you’re looking for a more modest venue, you can find a space that can suit any budget.  Some venues charge a flat rental fee while others charge a base fee, increasing based on the guests’ number.  Your wedding’s overall cost will be influenced by the number of guests, the size and venue of the wedding, the time of year, and other details such as entertainment, florist, photographer, videographer, and such like.   

Outdoor weddings are trendy in Charlotte, especially during early spring and late fall. You will find many historic estates, high-end country clubs, rustic barns, and intimate gardens. Other options include banquet halls, boutique hotels, historic ballroom, and modern rooftops. For those wanting that southern feel, either from a traditional barn or something rustic but elegant, there are many options to accommodate this.  Unconventional wedding venues are also sprinkled throughout the city as renovated warehouses, art galleries, and funky craft breweries.

 

Weather and Best Months to Get Married

Charlotte’s weather is enjoyable throughout the year, making any season perfect for couples to have their wedding. However, many couples favor the fall, especially in October. This is an excellent time for outdoor weddings when the temperature is cool, with highs in the 70°s. For those thinking of a summer wedding, temperatures in the 80°s and lower 90°s can be expected.  Weddings during this time are best in June as July and August come with high humidity and the possibility of muggy, hazy days. Spring is also a good time for weddings in Charlotte, with temperatures in the high 70°s.  In winter, snow is very unlikely but still possible with highs in the 50°s and lows in the 30°s.

 

Hotel and Accommodation for Guests

Your out of town guests can easily get to Charlotte via air, train, or car. There are many hotels, a few bed and breakfasts, motels, resorts, vacation homes, and guest houses that your guests can enjoy. These are spread right across Charlotte and so accommodating your guests should not be a problem. For affordable accommodation options in Charlotte visit Booking.com or Airbnb.

Once they arrive, they can travel via the bus service, the LYNX light rail, bicycles, or ride-sharing if they don’t have a car at their disposal. With the various museums, brewery tours, the US National White Water Center for the adventure junkies, spas, and historical exhibits, your guests are sure to be kept busy and also have fun enjoying the city during their stay.

If you’re a lover of southern culture or just looking to have a wedding at a cost that you can afford with a romantic and appealing atmosphere, do consider Charlotte.  Whether you’re thinking of spring, fall, or summer, your wedding dreams can come through at a price you can afford.



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