The Plant at Chatham Beverage District – Newest Wedding Venue in Pittsboro
Pittsboro NC is a quickly growing area – and The Plant at Chatham Beverage District is a new wedding venues that you should have a on your radar! This hidden gem event space is perfect for couples who love a warehouse wedding vibe.
The Plant at Chatham Beverage District has been many things – a flower farm, an aluminum smelting factory, an abandoned building – but today, it is a multi-use eco-industrial park for sustainable small businesses, artists, weddings, events and more. Located on 17 acres of land in Pittsboro, North Carolina, this industrial-chic venue can seat up to 300 guests outside and 100 inside. Take wedding photos beneath circus lights that hang above The Plant’s main street or have an intimate reception dinner in an art gallery. In January 2022 the venue will be repaved for better aesthetics and stormwater drainage.
Host your rehearsal dinner in the SMELT art gallery – a long hallway inside the new BMC Brewing Company. Or party in Building 2 – a renovated aluminum smelting plant turned into a biodiesel plant turned into an event space! This unique space is currently being up-fitted with lighting, sound, stages and more. While you’re at it, check out on-site restaurants Copeland Springs Farm and Kitchen. More food options are opening soon!
The Plant – Where Weirdly Wonderful Weddings Happen
“Our style is raw authenticity,” says The Plant founder Tami Schwerin. “We are focused on best sustainability practices, creating art from scrap, creating deep and meaningful events, making this a safe space for all, healing and welcoming. It’s strange metal and concrete buildings with an overlay of festival/faire art, edible landscaping, bird life, and we keep going. It’s kind of like our playground! We are passionate about local economy and conservation.”
Last spring, Tami recalls a wedding that took place in the center of The Plant. This particular wedding had about 200 guests and they were all dressed in 1920s outfits. It had just rained that morning and there were a few large puddles in the road.
“The beautiful bride emerged from the blueberry bushes by herself, asked for help in turning on her tiara (it had lights in it), then proceeded to march down the road wedding train and all through the puddles and into the crowd to marry her beloved,” says Tami. “It was a beautiful sight.”