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The Top 10 Most Romantic Wedding Venues in NC

Picturesque and Romantic NC Wedding Venues in the 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 10 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.

The Village at River Landing, Romantic Cape Fear River Wedding Venue NC 

Near the coast of Eastern North Carolina, discover The Village at 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 The Village at 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.

Pinehurst Resort, Classic Elegance and Southern Charm

Pinehurst Resort is the perfect place to begin the next chapter of your life. Whether you envision a beautiful outdoor ceremony under century-old Magnolias or an elegant ballroom setting, Pinehurst offers event spaces that can be custom-fitted for your special day. The picturesque NC resort hotel features sweeping verandas lined with rocking chairs and meticulously landscaped lawns. In addition to their bountiful outdoor event spaces, Pinehurst has 55,000 square feet of indoor event space options. From the elegant Cardinal Ballroom to the charming Evergreen Music Room, you can find your special corner for your special day. 

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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.

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.

Cary, NC Wedding Venue Perfection at 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.

Experience Romance and Adventure at Brown Mountain Beach Resort

At Brown Mountain Beach Resort, experience an enchanting getaway for you and your wedding party. Located in the Western mountains of North Carolina, the resort strives to invite other families to enjoy nature and Wilson Creek.

The resort captures the romance and adventure of your big day with a timeless combination of rugged beauty and elegance. It’s perfect for anyone who wants a unique wedding experience! As an all season and all weather wedding venue, Brown Mountain Beach Resort wants to help you design a wedding that is uniquely personalized for you and your guests.

Board & Batten, NC Wedding Venue with Rustic Charm and Modern-Day Sophistication 

Board & Batten is nestled on approximately 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 elegant venue is the idyllic setting for any event because the team precisely designed and built it with your special day in mind. The expertly designed event space radiates warmth and elegance. Likewise, each custom aspect makes entertaining effortless.

Paramount Event Venue – Family-Owned Wedding Venue in Morrisville, NC

Only a twenty minute drive from downtown Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, Paramount Event Venue is a beautifully designed wedding and event venue perfect for your big day! Family-owned by Steve and Loretta, Paramount Event Venue has state-of-the-art lighting, elegant ceiling drapery decorations, and amenities tailored and customized for your wedding day.

With various event locations available, including the Dogwood Ballroom, the Pine Room, multiple meeting rooms, and numerous outdoor patio areas, you’re sure to find the best fit for your day. With seating capacity of 250 in the Dogwood Ballroom and 144 in the Pine Room, Paramount Event Venue can accommodate parties of varying size. The venue also offers two getting ready suites catered to meet the needs of your wedding party.

Emerald Isle Realty – Plan Your Dream NC Beach Wedding

One of the most beautiful beaches in NC is Emerald Isle. In fact, it was voted the “Best North Carolina Beach” by USA Today readers. Located on the Crystal Coast, Emerald Isle is a serene and romantic destination. Its low-key vibes and natural beauty make it perfect for NC destination weddings, honeymoons and vacations. Emerald Isle Realty manages several venues and vacation properties that can be used for these purposes.

In addition to the vacation rentals, Emerald Isle Realty offers support to couples who are planning weddings and events. A Seaside Wedding & Events is the wedding and event side of Emerald Isle Realty. Weddings can be tedious, but the Seaside Weddings & Events team is experienced in destination wedding planning and has helped hundreds of couples plan their dream destination wedding in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, both large and small.

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

This post was originally published on September 11th, 2017 and updated on March 19th, 2021.

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