Wedding Chapels and Officiants in Raleigh and Chapel Hill, NC
You don’t need to be a member of a congregation to get married at the little white chapel of your wedding dreams! If you want the feel of a Christian wedding but aren’t getting married at your own family church, take a look at these beautiful wedding chapels in NC that allow weddings from non-members. These chapels rent their space for wedding ceremonies of any denomination, any faith or no faith. With any of these venues, your wedding will express Southern charm and elegance. If you’re not getting married at your own church, synagogue or mosque, you will also need a wedding officiant. These recommended reverends are the most wonderful wedding ministers in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area. They work with all faiths and backgrounds so that your wedding can be both meaningful and unforgettable.
The Parlour at Manns Chapel, a Charming Intimate Wedding Chapel
The Parlour at Manns Chapel holds a soft spot in the hearts of its surrounding community. Established in 1887 and decommissioned in 1985, in recent years, the historic chapel has been refurbished. Today, it is one of the best intimate wedding venues in Chapel Hill. Thanks to much thoughtful re-purposing, the chapel is living her second life and is a one-of-a-kind space for weddings and other spirited events.
If you envision your dream wedding setting with long farm tables filled with friends and family, passing food while sharing old memories and making new, then The Parlour at Manns Chapel is a must-see. Perfect for a NC wedding for up to 100 guests, your day at the chapel will be filled with personal touches that leave your loved ones feeling valued and inspired. The outdoor garden patio can be used as the ceremony space, cocktail hour, or for post-dinner dancing under the stars! For a sweet add-on, “Ida Lou,” the 1976 wedding suite airstream can make your day even more memorable. The beautifully restored airstream features a private dressing area, luxurious velvet seating and curtains, gown racks, and storage for all of your accessories.
All Saints Chapel: Experience the Gorgeous Venue Where Couples Have Been Getting Married For 140 Years
All Saints Chapel has been called the “Prettiest Chapel in the South.” The gorgeous historic Raleigh chapel wedding venue is open for any couple to rent for their day. All Saints Chapel was built in 1875 and today you can still admire its original glory because of its extensive restoration. Inside you’ll find walls that are lined with stunning stained glass windows, a wooden beamed cathedral ceiling and beautiful woodwork. All Saints Chapel is flexible so you can choose to do the entire celebration at the chapel or move to a second location for the reception.
One of the best parts about this venue is that you can book Empire Eats Catering for your wedding at a reduced rate! All Saints Chapel is operated by the Empire group, which also owns The Pit, Sitti, Raleigh Times, and Gravy. The Empire Catering group offers dishes from each of these restaurants. But don’t fret if you have your heart set on another caterer because All Saints allows outside caterers as well!
Saint Mary’s Chapel, Raleigh’s Historic White Chapel
Let Saint Mary’s Chapel in Raleigh be the warm and intimate setting for your wedding. The historic white chapel and the Saint Mary’s campus itself are both beautiful sights to behold. While Saint Mary’s Chapel is considered the heart of the Episcopal boarding school, you don’t need to be an alumna to book the on-site Raleigh wedding chapel.
Saint Mary’s Chapel is one of the most quaint and charming wedding chapels in Raleigh. Its Gothic Revival style has many gorgeous details that will make your ceremony unforgettable. The steep gable roof, lovely octagonal stained glass window over the door, and the gabled entryway are all original. With the ability to host up to 230 guests, Saint Mary’s welcomes all denominations.
Personalized and Meaningful Ceremonies with Expert Wedding Officiants Rev. Kevin Holland and Heidi Gessner
While these chapels do not provide clergy for weddings, we’ve got you covered with the best of the best when it comes to officiants.
After 25 years of experience performing over 500 ceremonies, Raleigh-based Rev. Kevin Holland knows how to make your big day special. He is licensed to perform weddings throughout the United States and is dedicated to crafting a ceremony to perfectly fit each couple he joins in marriage. He has received not only the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award five years in a row but has also been included twice on the Knot’s “Best of Weddings” list. Rev. Holland is available for Christian, non-denominational, interfaith and non-religious ceremonies of all sizes. He will work closely with couples to ensure everyone is comfortable with the traditions incorporated in their big day.
Heidi Gessner is another extraordinary wedding officiant who will commit her time and energy to crafting a ceremony that reflects your unique relationship. Heidi is one of those people that has a true knowledge of listening, communicating and connecting with others. Ordained as a minister of the United Church of Christ, Heidi started marrying couples in 2007. She believes that love is love and that couples should be free to marry regardless of sexual orientation and spiritual beliefs. Heidi’s style is warm and friendly, yet professional and organized. Whether you’re in the market for a traditional or eclectic wedding ceremony, Weddings by Heidi are intentional and meaningful.
Both Rev. Holland and Heidi offer life and relationship coaching. They– as do we– believe that healthy-strong couples can only get stronger when they take time to talk about their relationship! Rev. Holland offers coaching upon request and is dedicated to meeting with each and every couple at least once so he can get to know you before the wedding day. In addition, he offers unlimited consultations and advising on all aspects of your ceremony as part of every package. The wonderful Heidi Gessner is a certified life and relationship coach. She knows how to create a safe and productive space for honest communication. Heidi offers many packages and relationship coaching options– including vow renewals– so that all of your needs can be met.
For more of our favorite wedding venues, check out our Downtown Raleigh Wedding Venue Guide. Experience true Southern charm and hospitality by saying “I do” in the heart of downtown Raleigh.