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The Parlour at Manns Chapel

Wedding Venues, Chapels, Rehearsal Dinners

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  • Chapel HIll 175 Poythress Road

The Parlour at Manns Chapel – one of the Best Intimate Wedding Venues in Chapel Hill

If you are a couple who values the story behind the place where you are to say, “I do,” then The Parlour at Manns Chapel is a must-see. In recent years, the historic chapel was refurbished and converted into one of the best intimate wedding venues in Chapel Hill. Perfect for a NC wedding for up to 100 guests, this chapel lends itself to seated dinner receptions. The outdoor garden patio can be used as the ceremony space, cocktail hour, or for post-dinner dancing under the stars!

Check out The Parlour’s recent GUEST BLOG on Heart of NC Weddings, all about how to host a wonderful, small wedding!

History of The Parlour at Manns Chapel in Chatham County

Established in 1887 and later decommissioned in 1985, this charming chapel still holds a soft spot in the hearts of the surrounding community. Abandoned but not forgotten, some saw the chapel as “too far gone” but the creative team behind this project celebrated restoring this old building, like saving an old friend. It is here in the heart of Chatham County where we dream up ideas, romanticize everything and host events where every detail is beautifully thoughtful and unique. The chapel is sweet and simple; unpretentious yet tastefully elegant. Not your traditional catering hall or trendy meeting space – here style and tradition is celebrated uniquely.

Thanks to much thoughtful re-purposing, the chapel is living her second life and is our one-of-a-kind space for spirited events, creative workshops, markets, and business meetings – for consultations, fittings, book signings, chef dinners, and a truly unique setting for film & photo.

Meet “Ida Lou” the 1976 Wedding Suite Airstream

The Parlour would like to introduce “Ida Lou,” the sweet add-on to make your day even more memorable. This beautifully restored airstream features a private dressing area, luxurious velvet seating and curtains, gown racks, and storage for all of your accessories. Surprise your bridal party with a truly special place for hair and makeup application, or envision a sweet dessert camper or spectacular photo backdrop during your event.


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