Heart of NC Weddings Picks: The Best Farm and Barn Wedding Venues in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and throughout NC
North Carolina is a true destination for any couple who envisions a Southern or rustic wedding. The Triangle Area of NC – Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, might be turning into a major metropolis, but we still have some of the best farm and barn wedding venues in NC. Both inside the Triangle Area city limits, as well as a short driving distance outside of Raleigh, there are several wedding venues set upon picturesque animal and flower farms, expansive pastures and wooded lakes. You can host a rustic Raleigh wedding while also allowing your guests to enjoy the amenities of the Triangle Area such as great places to stay and eat.
Each of the Heart of NC Weddings picks for the best farm and barn wedding venues in the Raleigh Area of NC are unique in their own right but still hold the same rustic charm you’d expect from this type of property. Read on to learn more about the variety of rustic Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill wedding venues.
Are you seeking to get married in another part of NC? We’ve also included a couple of venues on the periphery of the Triangle Area. This includes a barn venue near Fayetteville, NC, a modern farmhouse venue near Charlotte, in Lexington, NC, and a mountain destination venue near Boone, NC.
Best Barn and Farm Venues Near Raleigh
We’ll start by sharing the Heart of NC Weddings picks for the Raleigh Area. Although the City of Oaks is bustling, you can still find rustic and elegant barn venues nearby.
Historic Wakefield Barn – Luxurious and Elegant Barn Venue in Raleigh NC
One of the best new farm and barn venues in Raleigh is the Historic Wakefield Barn. It is easy to fall in love with this majestic venue even just from a photo, so as you can imagine, if you step onto the property you will be over the moon.
Historic Wakefield Barn sits on over eleven acres of historic “beauty” and this architectural gem has been renovated to become one of Wake Country’s most talked-about and sought-after wedding and event venues. It offers everything you’ve imagined for an elegant country wedding in a natural setting – and it’s conveniently close to all points of the Triangle.
Located within Wake Forest, just 20 minutes from Durham and about 20 minutes from Falls of Neuse in North Raleigh, near the entrance of a serene neighborhood of exquisite homes, the farm is like finding a jewel in a stream. It offers a level parking area for most any number of guests at the top of a country lane – perhaps 1/8 mile walk along wooden fences, lush trees and flowering bushes to the heart of the farm.
Walnut Hill – New Barn Wedding Venue in Raleigh with a Historic Farmhouse
One of the most exciting new barn wedding venues in Raleigh is Walnut Hill. Owner Amanda Peoples has created an incredible NC destination on her family property. The centerpiece of the property is the newly constructed white barn, which was created to host weddings and private events for up to 200 guests. The beautiful, open space is mutually elegant and rustic. Large windows along the entire back wall showcase lovely views of a pond among pastureland.
The historic farmhouse has become a little haven for your wedding party to use at their leisure while preparing for the ceremony. They have multiple getting ready suites, as well as plenty of space for lounging and relaxing. This includes a Southern wrap-around porch, complete with rocking chairs. The front entrance leads to a beautifully manicured lawn with a giant ancient oak tree, which is a very romantic wedding ceremony site.
Check out a recent styled wedding shoot featured on the blog at Walnut Hill!
Best Farm and Barn Wedding Venues in Chapel Hill, NC
Chapel Hill is known for its farm wedding venues! Whether you’re looking for a flower farm, a rustic lodge, or a modern white barn, there is something for your perfect Southern wedding.
Lavender Oaks Farm – One of the Best Barn Wedding Venues in Chapel Hill
If Instagram has anything to say about the photo-ops that come along with lavender fields, it should not surprise you that a local family decided we needed one here in NC. Thus began Lavender Oaks Farm – a true destination wedding venue in Chapel Hill, NC.
Two historic barns from up north are receiving new life with Chapel Hill weddings. The Lavender Oaks Farm reception barn has been fully modernized to maximize comfort for an inside wedding celebration. The Pavillion Barn is a charmingly rustic, open-air barn with modern features such as chandeliers to add character to the historic structure.
You might want to consider going local with your wedding favors from the on-site Chapel Hill lavender gift shop! The property also has on-site cottage guest houses, which are perfect accommodations for the wedding party or close family. All of these features make Lavender Oaks Farm one of the best barn venues in Chapel Hill! And the owners have even more plans for festivals, a hops farm and more!
Morgan Farms – Restored Family Farm Wedding Venue near Durham NC, with Bohemian Style
Morgan Farms, formerly known as The Oaks at Oxford, is Cody and Britnye Shore’s latest family endeavor. Their love of the outdoors and all things bridal has lead them to open one the newest NC barn and farm wedding venues. Upon visiting Morgan Farms, you’ll instantly fall in love with this venue’s free spirit and bohemian style. Experience an untouched haven of Americana style in old Oxford, NC. A sweeter-than-sweet-tea small town with beautiful countryside.
Less than an hour’s drive outside of Raleigh, Morgan Farms wedding venue boasts 14 acres of serene natural beauty. Originally a 600-acre tobacco farm, The family farm showcases all of the original buildings built in the 1800s. While still keeping their original rustic charm, the buildings have been updated with modern conveniences for a more enjoyable wedding day experience. Plan your wedding ceremony beneath one of their hundred-year-old oak trees.
HighRock Farms – All-Inclusive Countryside Wedding Venue in Oxford, NC
The HighRock Farms estate is a slice of heaven located in Oxford, NC. If you picture beautiful meadows as the backdrop for your wedding day, HighRock Farms is the venue for you. At the picturesque setting, cattle and sheep herds openly graze the pastures. Additionally, large open spaces, fish-filled ponds, plentiful flowers and butterflies, pre-civil war farm structures and the restored home are all part of the experience. HighRock welcomes you to plan your next event with their team of expert vendors.
The venue offers ample parking, onsite lodging and an event space that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests. The wedding package is all-inclusive so you don’t have to worry about choosing and coordinating with every single vendor. It includes a food tasting, a pre-wedding consultation with the catering director and your own personal bridal coordinator so that you don’t have to deal with dreaded wedding stress. HighRock also allows access to the house 3 hours prior to the ceremony for the wedding party.
The Carolina Barn – NC Wedding Venue near Pinehurst and Fayetteville, with Rustic Elegance and Southern Charm
When you visit and tour The Carolina Barn, you may never want to leave. This barn and farm wedding venue has the rustic elegance of a country queen’s castle. Located on McCormick Farms in Spring Lake, NC, which is a hop, skip and a jump outside of Fayetteville NC. This has been an operating farm for over 220 years. Alex Hammill had a vision for her family farm. Now, the brand new Carolina Barn is a true NC wedding destination. This barn is both rustic and elegant, with indoor and outdoor spaces perfect for rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies and receptions.
Step inside the Grand Pine Room at The Carolina Barn. This breathtaking indoor event space boasts 38ft high pine ceilings and dazzling crystal chandeliers. This rustic ball room makes for a beautiful cocktail hour, ceremony, and reception space for up to approximately 350 guests. In addition to stunning ceremony and reception event spaces, The Carolina Barn is home to luxurious suites where you can get ready in Southern style. Get ready to make unforgettable memories with your loved ones at this NC wedding venue.
Carolina Grove – Hillsborough, NC Wedding Venue
Love the rustic barn aesthetic but want to bring some classic elegance to your big day? Carolina Grove is your spot! This stunning venue is nestled in a gorgeous grove of trees and fairy lights, located just outside of Hillsborough. Surrounded by greenery and space, the beautifully renovated barn stands out with its clean lines, elegant touches and homey feel. Inside, soaring ceilings and stained glass windows, coupled with white wooden walls add to the charm. It’s perfect for couples who are looking for a simple aesthetic but who appreciate the little touches of elegance.
Carolina Grove is ready to book your wedding! Indoor and outdoor ceremonies options are offered, as well as indoor and outdoor opportunities for receptions. Imagine tying the knot in a gorgeous grove of trees, surrounded by fairy lights and simple decor. It would be truly magical!
Union Grove Farm, Chapel Hill’s Newest Barn Wedding Venue
The Union Grove Farm has the feeling of intimacy that all couples want for their wedding. Located in the stunning Chapel Hill countryside, the Farm hosts the ideal location of privacy, while also being easily accessible to I-40 and only six miles away from downtown.
With over 500 acres in total, Union Grove Farm boasts more than 10 acres of vineyards, gardens and orchards and a stunning 4,000 square foot post and beam barn, which can host over 200 guests. The high ceilings and beautiful chandeliers inside the Barn provide the perfect mix of rustic and elegant that is all the rage in weddings these days. The Barn has both indoor and outdoor accommodations with a modern farmhouse feel, which makes it the perfect venue that can adapt to your event given any circumstance.
Hayfield at Murchison Farms – 200 Acre Farm in Liberty, North Carolina
Located in Liberty, North Carolina the Hayfield at Murchison Farms has been in the family for 150 years. Murchison Farms will feel like home for you and all of your wedding guests! The Main Hall will take your breath away as your eyes travel all the way up to the second floor cocktail and guest seating space.
At 6,000 square feet, the venue will fit up to 300 of your guests. Outdoors you’ll find two picturesque outdoor ceremony sites, a 2,000 square foot terrace, two covered open-air verandas, a built-in bar, fire pit, and paved on-site parking. Imagine taking photos with your soulmate at sunset with a backdrop of pastures filled with Black Angus cows and hay. You won’t have to sacrifice the comforts of a modern NC wedding venue though! Hayfield at Murchison Farms has it all.
Board & Batten – NC Wedding Venue with a Modern Farmhouse Style
Elegant venue, Board & Batten is the idyllic setting for any event because it was precisely designed with your special day in mind. While the venue is not a barn, its farmhouse style matches the barn-vibe you may be seeking. Board & Batten is nestled on 60 acres near High Rock Lake in Lexington, NC. The all-inclusive event space blends rustic charm with modern-day sophistication. The Board & Batten team offers every amenity you could imagine for your wedding celebration. In addition, the expertly designed event space radiates warmth and elegance.
From the moment you book an event at Board & Batten, the team will treat you like family. Hospitality is at the heart of the company. Only one event happens a day at the venue so that the team can focus solely on you. The team takes care of every detail in order for you to enjoy an enchanting evening. You and up to 250 guests will remember it for years to come. Plus, you can enjoy the space year-round as the venue is fully equipped with heating and air conditioning.
Oakland Farm – NC Wedding Venue with Barn, Pavilion and Farmhouse
With rolling hills and picturesque scenery, Oakland Farm creates a beautiful backdrop for your celebration. Since welcoming their first guests in 2015, Oakland Farm has been excited about bringing your vision to life for your big day. The farm is located on 18 acres of forest in Bear Creek, North Carolina. Therefore, it is easily accessible from Raleigh/Durham, Greensboro and Fayetteville. The farm can accommodate up to 350 guests. Gather your loved ones at one of the farm’s two patios for cocktail hour before sharing your vows. Then, say “I do” at either the grand outdoor Pavilion or inside the heated and air-conditioned Barn. The Barn features exposed wood, a gorgeous antler chandelier and a stone fireplace.
The Kinsleeshop Farm – 50 Acres of Rolling Hills and Rustic Elegance
The Kinsleeshop Farm in Statesville, North Carolina offers local couples all-inclusive wedding packages, convenient travel accommodations, stunning farmland views and beautifully restored barn event spaces. The 100-year-old barn and surrounding property were acquired by the family in 1939 and it has been family-owned and operated ever since. The 50-acre property of rolling hills offers multiple wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception event space options for your big day. With two barns, a historic farmhouse and lush green fields, The Kinsleeshop Farms will be the country chic wedding of your dreams!
Tunnel Creek Vineyards – North Carolina Winery Wedding Venue with Modern Barn Reception Space in Roxboro, near Durham
Imagine walking hand-in-hand with your soulmate through rows of grapevines at sunset. If you love the rolling hills of the Piedmont region and the taste of family-made wine, Tunnel Creek Vineyards is the place for you. Located in Roxboro, Tunnel Creek is only a 30-minute drive from the Triangle area. It is the closest winery wedding venue to Raleigh and Durham. This charming venue is close enough for convenience, yet far enough to feel like a romantic destination. Nestled upon 400 acres of picturesque countryside, Tunnel Creek offers beautiful views overlooking their lake and vineyard.
Inside the barn, you’ll find white walls, high vaulted ceilings and gorgeous black iron rafters. As an extra bonus, The Hollers invested in stunning white wooden tables, custom made by Amish woodworkers. These tables are included in your venue price! The outdoor patio area is complete with a helicopter landing pad – which can make for an amazing wedding send-off, or, serve as an outdoor stage for your band.
Best Barn Venues in the NC Mountains: Presenting Overlook Barn in Banner Elk, NC
Yes, even in the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains, you can host your dream barn wedding.And we have a favorite spot that we’re excited to introduce to you! The Overlook Barn is one of the best NC mountain wedding venues. If you’re seeking a rustic barn wedding but also loves the idea of sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains as the backdrop to your ceremony, this venue will be your dream come true.
The star attraction on the property is a renovated historic barn that is perched atop Beech Mountain, NC. It is a white barn which gives it an elegant air, even as it is rustic. When you walk in, you first are awestruck by the 30-foot arched ceilings with original exposed wood beams.
The Overlook Barn was fully renovated in 2015 with brides and grooms in mind. It is the epitome of upscale rustic elegance. Renovations included installing high-end acid-stained concrete floors, opening stalls for additional event space, renovating four bathrooms, and building two upscale suites for brides and grooms to get ready in: The Styling Suite and Polishing Room. Additionally, the Overlook Barn has pre-installed string lighting and electric outlets generously dispersed throughout the property to allow flexibility for all events. The Overlook Barn can accommodate 250 guests for a seated dinner.