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Charlotte Wedding Venues

A complete guide to Charlotte wedding venues! We have listed every wedding venue in Mecklenburg County, from uptown Charlotte to the surrounding areas such as Matthews, Monroe, Huntersville, Maiden, and Concord, along with the best locations for your wedding day portraits and engagement sessions!

Bride and groom ceremony at Providence Cotton Mill by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

Charlotte Wedding Venues

We might be a little biased because we’ve lived and worked in Charlotte for a few years now, but you’ve picked a phenomenal place to get married. Mecklenburg County alone has a wide gamut of wedding venues, from industrial chic to luxurious glam, to historical to rustic – there is something for every couple in every budget. The surrounding areas of Charlotte only add to the incredible variety you’ll find around the Queen City. We’ve included some of our favorites below this main Charlotte list broken down by town.

To narrow down your wedding venue search, take some time to think about what you’d like your wedding day to look and feel like. Does playing cornhole during cocktail hour sounds like you? Would you prefer to hold your event indoors in case it’s a bit too toasty in the warmer months, or you’re surprised by a late afternoon summer thunderstorm? Or maybe you want to wow your guests with the glitzy metro vibe of the city you love so dearly more your style?

Once you have a vision, start browsing through the different venue websites to see what fits your style, then schedule tours with all your favorites. Oftentimes a website doesn’t do a venue justice, so we highly suggest seeing your favorites in person before taking them off your list. Planning your wedding from out of state? Many venues have 3D tours, or will gladly do virtual tours as well!

Charlotte Wedding Venues on the Map

Charlotte Wedding Venues

Bride and groom kissing under the Ballantyne hotel crystal chandelier by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

The Ballantyne Hotel

Website: The Ballantyne Hotel

This exceptional wedding venue is one of our favorites in all of Charlotte and the surrounding areas. The equally impressive indoor and outdoor spaces provide you with endless possibilities to make your dream wedding a reality. A major perk of this location is the convenience of overnight accommodations and luxury resort amenities such as the on-site spa and restaurants.

Bride and groom kissing during first dance in front of the glass wall at the Mint Museum Uptown by Charlotte wedding photographers DeLong Photography

The Mint Museum Uptown

Website: The Mint Museum Uptown

This museum turns into a breathtaking wedding venue, day or night! In the city center of Charlotte, it is within walking distance of many hotels making it convenient for out-of-town guests. It offers a metropolitan feel with contemporary and modern architecture. This building offers two main wedding spaces. The Robert Haywood Morrison Atrium offers a jaw-dropping 60×60-foot glass wall sure to wow your guests, and the Silverman Grand Room on the top floor is a ballroom-style space with scenic views. The Sally and Bill Van Allen Terrace and Carroll Entryway, featuring a Dale Chihuly chandelier, can be used as the perfect space for cocktail hour.

Two grooms from a gay wedding walking across the back of the Duke Mansion smiling at one another in Charlotte, North Carolina by Charlotte wedding photographers DeLong Photography

The Duke Mansion

Website: The Duke Mansion

Built in 1915, this historic landmark and fully operating hotel (they can accommodate up to 20 overnight guests) is one of the most sought-after wedding venues in Charlotte. The impressive and delectable dishes alone are worth considering this venue. Situated on 4.5 acres of grounds and gardens, it’s easy to forget you’re so close to the city! You have plenty of space to use both inside and out giving you the ability to host up to 150 guests. The gorgeous landscaping provides several different backdrops for your day as well as for your portraits. If southern modern luxury sounds like your vibe, definitely tour this one!

Wedding cake and decor in main ballroom during a wedding reception by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

Charlotte Country Club

Website: Charlotte Country Club

Built in 1910, this historic upscale country club is only 4 miles from Charlotte’s city center. It is ranked as a top 20 private club in the US and a Top-50 Platinum Club of the World by the Club Leaders Forum. To hold an event here, the event must be hosted by or sponsored by a member. The club includes wedding planners that create a dazzling experience for your guests while making the planning process itself a breeze for you. If you’re looking for a traditional venue that’s got something a little extra special, you should tour this one!

Wide ceremony photograph of wedding at The Providence Country Club by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

Providence Country Club

Website: Providence Country Club

Providence Country Club is one of Charlotte’s premier venues that provides both a traditional, yet modern and elegant feel. Say your vows at the white arbor in the midst of the wide-open space of the golf course. Afterward, enjoy a rooftop cocktail before being announced into their stunning ballroom that showcases a lighting installation that is sure to wow your guests.

Bride and groom kissing on the golf course at Pine Island Country Club during golden hour by Charlotte wedding photographers DeLong Photography

Pine Island Country Club

Website: Pine Island Country Club

This country club offers several backdrops for photographs on your big day! There are the rolling hills of the golf course, but there’s also beautifully crafted landscaping throughout, the stone tower at the back of the club, the reception space, and the backlit trees that make golden hour a dream (especially in the fall). This Charlotte wedding venue has multiple ceremony spaces from inside to out and can host up to 150 guests. They have a dedicated events director to help you through the process (she’s amazing!) and the staff is top-notch providing excellent service. They offer a wide variety of food and beverage options and will gladly work around any dietary restrictions. The bride and groom have comfortable getting-ready spaces making the day flow smoothly.

Same sex wedding ceremony in front of large pampas grass arbor at McGill Rose Garden by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

The McGill Rose Garden

Website: The McGill Rose Garden

The McGill Rose Garden is an intimate hidden gem amongst the NoDa Arts district! Their numerous rose bushes and other foliage, along with hundreds of fairy lights throughout, create a lush and romantic backdrop for any event. The garden can accommodate up to 100 guests and is just outside uptown allowing for a quick commute for any out-of-towners. This location is also fantastic for engagement sessions!

Interracial bride and groom smiling at one another on the street outside the Ivey's Hotel in Charlotte, NC by Charlotte wedding photographers DeLong Photography

The Ivey’s Hotel

Website: The Ivey’s Hotel

The Ivey’s Hotel is located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte. It is one of the top hotels in the city because of its boutique rooms with a glamorous and unique style. It also offers multiple event spaces, the most well-known being Sohpia’s Lounge which was named “Best Upscale Cocktail Bar” by Charlotte Magazine. It too has an elevated and artistic flair with an opulent and moody ambiance. Many couples choose this hotel to get ready in and/or for wedding night accommodations even if they don’t host their entire event here. If you’re looking for an urban, high-end, sexy vibe, tour this one!

Bride and groom sharing wedding vows during sunset wedding ceremony at VanLandringham Estate by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

VanLandringham Estate

Website: VanLandringham Estate

Located in Plaza Midwood, this American craftsman-style home boasts over 7k sqft inside and 5k sqft of outside patio space perfect for both the ceremony and reception. This blank canvas can be tailored to suit any style from simple and sweet to grand and lavish. The sizeable bridal suite is on the second floor and the large windows allow for plenty of natural light. The property’s private yard provides plenty of greenery for portraits. Being owned by Best Impressions Catering also means the food will be fabulous!

Reflection photograph of bride and groom hugging with their foreheads together in front of greenery withs tring lights above and below from the reflection inside the gazebo on the property of Alexander Homestead in Charlotte, NC by Charlotte wedding photographers DeLong Photography

Alexander Homestead Weddings

Website: Alexander Homestead

Alexander Homestead offers a lovely outdoor ceremony area (seriously the gazebo is stunning) and an upscale barn for your reception. They include an events management team at no additional cost, so your day is customized and runs right on schedule. You’re able to bring in any vendor you like, except for catering. No worries though, their designated team creates delicious dishes both for seated or buffet-style dinners! They also have a backup plan (the atrium in the back of the barn) in case of inclement weather which is a huge plus!

Bride and groom kissing in Marshall Park with Uptown city buildings in the background by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

Omni Charlotte Hotel

Website: Omni Charlotte Hotel

Located in the Financial District of Uptown, The Omni Charlotte hotel boasts two event spaces, modern amenities, and a seasoned team that will simplify the wedding planning process. Their Grand Ballroom accommodates up to 450 guests while the Pomodoro space accommodates up to 80 guests. Its convenient location offers access to the best of Charlotte within minutes. This gives us the ability to visit nearby parks and other locations to create a variety of portraits with ease. With a top-rated spa and rooftop poolside urban oasis, your guests are sure to enjoy their time in town for your big day!

Bride and groom in front of arbor in one of Embassasy Suites by Hilton Charlotte's junior ballrooms by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte

Website: Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte

Only a 10-minute drive from Charlotte Douglas International Airport, 3 miles from South End, and 6 miles from uptown, this hotel has a lot to offer! Their 13,000 sqft grand ballroom, and host of junior ballrooms, give you the ability to create your event as lavish and large or simple and intimate as you desire. Their events coordinator has years of experience when it comes to planning weddings in this space, so you can rest assured you’ll be well taken care of!

Bride and groom saying vows at altar in St. Mary's Chapel by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

St. Mary’s Chapel

Website: St. Mary’s Chapel

This adorable chapel located in the heart of uptown is quite popular. It offers one getting-ready room and a lovely outdoor space perfect for photos. Its convenient location also allows for quick and easy travel around uptown. You can easily hold your reception at any one of Charlotte’s gorgeous hotels or rooftop restaurants afterward. If you’re looking for something affordable and open-ended, this is worth considering.

Detail photograph of a low floral arrangement on table surrounded by twinkling lights and glassware at The Morehead Inn by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

The Morehead Inn

Website: The Morehead Inn

The Morehead Inn is an enchanting Southern estate that offers a cozy and distinguished charm. It provides an array of indoor and outdoor spaces for both small and large events. The convenience of accommodations in antique period-style rooms makes staying overnight all the more enticing.

The 1932 Barn

Website: 1932 Barn

The 1932 barn is a rustic wedding venue that sits on a whopping 100 acres! It offers sweeping views for your ceremony and a large barn with high ceilings for your reception. They are an all-inclusive venue, so wedding planning becomes a breeze! They assist with guiding you through choosing everything from décor to florals. You are required to purchase event insurance (this is common in the industry although not every venue requires it), but a major plus is you’re able to bring any vendor you like.

Luxe Event Venue

Website: Luxe Event Venue

Luxe Event Venue is a brand new venue with a lot to offer! The interior has tall 22-foot ceilings adorned with chandeliers. You’re able to bring any vendor you like and you can plan a sizable event with up to 200 guests, The interior is 3,000 sq ft with a 2.000 sq ft covered patio. There is a prep kitchen for catering, a dressing room for getting ready, and private parking to help the day run smoothly.


Website: BanquetOne

BanquetOne is perfect for the couple who prefers hosting their event indoors and wants total freedom of vendor choice. The event space is quite affordable and includes tables, chairs, and table cloths. Chandeliers line the ceilings, and there are wood floors throughout. There is a pre-installed DVD Player, CD Player, and two 60″ TVs. The venue is conveniently accessed by I-77 and I-485 and offers plenty of guest parking.

South Charlotte Banquet Center

Website: South Charlotte Banquet Center

The South Charlotte Banquet Center offers an all-inclusive experience. Their package includes all tables, chairs, linens, place settings, and more. You have use of their grand ballroom (3500 sq ft), outdoor patio (2400 sq ft), bride’s room, dance floor, and bar and lounge. Their team of specialists works with you to create a custom experience without all the stress.

Whitehead Manor Conference Center

Website: Whitehead Manor Conference Center

Whitehead Manor is an incredibly beautiful historical venue with tons of Southern Charm. Paris and Ashton work with each couple to put all of the pieces together and coordinate every last detail. The venue rental includes items such as tables, chairs, linens, clean-up, parking attendants, and more. This manor is located on three serene acres filled with trees and gardens. If dancing the night away under the romantic ambiance of fairy lights sounds dreamy to you, this venue in the Southpark part of Charlotte is for you.

The Majestique Center

Website: The Majestique Center

The Majestique Center boasts itself as being the most affordable venue in Charlotte. The rentals start at $900, or you can request an hourly rate. Planning services and many items such as chairs, linens etc are included. They also go a step further in providing décor items for rent. The space is large enough to seat 200 guests (banquet style).

Pearl Manor (Previously Deerpond Plantation)

Website: Pearl Manor

Pearl Manor (previously known as Deerpond Plantation) is a gorgeous southern-style home surrounded by lush tropical landscaping on a private 16-acre estate. They are undergoing renovations currently, but are booking for 2022. Their 1,200 sq ft gazebo area is one of the most loved parts of the property, other than the 1800’s Louisiana-style home of course. Let their staff create a picture-perfect day for you!

The Palmer Building

Website: The Palmer Building

The Palmer building is one of Charlotte’s most unique wedding and events venues. It was built in the 1930s and is made of large. beautiful stones. The venue showcases large stone fireplaces, both inside and out, and the grounds are just as lovely. They are covered with magnolias, oaks, and pines. If you’re looking for something different, or maybe even considering a medieval theme, schedule a tour.

The NoDa Wedding Chapel

Website: The NoDa Wedding Chapel

The NoDa Wedding Chapel is a charming historic church in the heart of Uptown Charlotte. One of the things we love most about this church is it does not give restrictions on officiates, sexuality, or decor. They allow your day to be uniquely you, which is hard to come by at most chapels. They offer a convenient location with plenty of on-site parking.

The Terrace at Cedar Hill

Website: The Terrace at Cedar Hill

The Terrace at Cedar Hill is perfect for that couple who wants to break away from the barn wedding trend and dance the night away in a more modern venue. Located in a historic building, the Terrace at Cedar Hill offers unbelievable, panoramic views of the Charlotte city skyline. Its proximity to Uptown and its elegant style make it one of the most sought-after locations in the area for wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners. The interior is 4,500 sq ft with a 2,000 sq ft covered terrace showcasing our beloved Queen City. All food and beverage is provided by the incredible Best Impressions Caterers.

The Acopian Hall

Facebook: The Acopian Hall

The Acopian Hall is an event facility located near the South Park area of Charlotte, NC. This venue comfortably accommodates 225 seated guests with a dance floor or 250 guests without. The average rate for a wedding reception is $2,500. Their weekday rates are reduced at $100/hour. They happily accept outside vendors and decorators giving you the freedom to customize your day down to the last detail.

Big Chill

Website: Big Chill

The Big Chill has served the Charlotte area for over 20 years! Beginning as a supper club that showcased Motown, R&B, and jazz it became sought after as a premier events venue. It boasts a grand 13,000+ sq ft interior with a 1,000 sq ft dance area and stage. To put the space into perspective, they can comfortably serve 300 guests for a seated dinner. This venue also has a fireside lounge with a built-in bar area that serves as a perfect cocktail hour space before the reception kicks off. The venue’s specialists work hard to make sure you’re a guest at your wedding. Schedule a tour as this impressive space is best appreciated in person!

The Lodge at Ballantyne

Website: The Lodge at Ballantyne

The Lodge at Ballantyne offers a relaxed yet refined atmosphere for weddings and events. The overall style is reminiscent of a North Carolina mountain hunting lodge. Gorgeous stonework is seen throughout, highlighting a grand fireplace inside the 4,000 sq ft event space and the partially covered stone patio. The lodge has 35 spacious guest rooms, a second-floor loft with pool tables, a fitness center, and more. The lodge is just a short one-block stroll to the Ballantyne Hotel.

Byron’s South End

Website: Byron’s South End

Byron’s South End is a newly renovated historic venue in South End. This venue’s style is elegant and modern with a pinch of historic southern charm. The mill-style windows, modern light fixtures, and exposed brick are just a few features that make this venue stand out from the rest. Its convenient location in the Design District also provides easy access to accommodations for out-of-town guests. The open floor plan grants freedom to design your day in a multitude of ways. All food and beverage is provided by the incredible Best Impressions Caterers.

Wadsworth Estate

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The Wadsworth Estate offers views of the Charlotte city skyline and is within walking distance of Charlotte’s financial, cultural, and sports district. The manicured grounds are the most notorious feature which is well-loved by guests. You’re able to enjoy the scenery with a private tent or you can use the indoor space. The location is tranquil while being conveniently located near major thoroughfares.

Foundations for the Carolinas

Website: Foundations for the Carolinas

The Foundations for the Carolina’s is perfect for a couple looking for a high-end modern/contemporary feel. There are 3 spaces available that you can combine to create the feel and space you desire. You can choose from an open-concept art gallery, an outdoor terrace with a NanaWall that opens to a vertical garden, or the solarium and pavilion that has floor-to-ceiling windows and a NanaWall that opens up to the Charlotte city skyline. The spaces are equally beautiful and curated to showcase each couple’s vibe. If you want a chic uptown feel, you have to tour this venue!

The Orchid Banquet Hall

Website: The Orchid Banquet Hall

The Orchid Banquet hall is one of Charlotte’s newest banquet halls. This venue provides 3 spaces to choose from. They are conveniently located near Uptown, 77, 85, and 485 as well as the Charlotte Douglas International airport. They provide several different event services including DJ, bar service, security, event lighting, equipment rental, and more! Their team is happy to provide decorations and bring your vision to life with custom designs.

The Collector’s Room by Beau Monde

Website: The Collector’s Room by Beau Monde

Infinity Ballroom Charlotte

Website: Infinity Ballroom Charlotte

Great Aunt Stella Center

Website: Great Aunt Stella Center

Ballantyne Country Club

Website: Ballantyne Country Club

Venue At 1801

Website: Venue At 1801

Skyline Terrace

Website: Skyline Terrace

Long Cove Resort

Website: Long Cove Resort

Steele Crest

Website: Steele Crest

The Revel Room

Website: The Revel Room

Extravaganza Depot Banquet

Website: Extravaganza Depot Banquet

Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel

Website: Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel

The Design Center Atrium

Phone: (704) 697-1650

Grace on Brevard

Phone: (704) 787-1084

Norfolk Hall

Website: Norfolk Hall

Banquet 49

Website: Banquet 49

Moretz Center

Phone: (980) 224-0147

Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel

Website: Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel

The Andrews Farm Events

Website: The Andrews Farm Events

TPC Piper Glen

Website: TPC Piper Glen

Red Fez Shrine Club

Website: Red Fez Shrine Club

The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte

Website: The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte

Level II Venue

Facebook: Level II Venue

Le Méridien Charlotte

Website: Le Méridien Charlotte

Yoyo’s Salon & Events

Phone: (980) 859-2610

Southern Garden Events

Website: Southern Garden Events

The Good Life At Enderly Park

Website: The Good Life At Enderly Park

Charlotte Marriott SouthPark

Website: Charlotte Marriott SouthPark

The Westin Charlotte

Website: The Westin Charlotte

Sheraton Charlotte Hotel

Website: Sheraton Charlotte Hotel

The Barrel Room at Catawba Brewing

Website: The Barrel Room at Catawba Brewing

The Barrel Room at Triple C Brewing

Website: The Barrel Room at Triple C Brewing

Charlotte City Club

Website: Charlotte City Club

Belk Chapel

Website: Belk Chapel

Alchemy Gathering Common

Website: Alchemy Gathering Common

Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel

Website: Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel

Charlotte Marriott City Center

Website: Charlotte Marriott City Center

Canopy by Hilton Charlotte Southpark

Website: Canopy by Hilton Charlotte Southpark

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

Website: Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

Mint Museum Randolph

Website: Mint Museum Randolph

Hilton Charlotte Uptown

Website: Hilton Charlotte Uptown

NASCAR Hall of Fame

Website: NASCAR Hall of Fame

Cedarwood Country Club

Website: Cedarwood Country Club

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Website: The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Holiday Inn Charlotte-Center City

Website: Holiday Inn Charlotte-Center City

The Carole Hoefener Center

Website: The Carole Hoefener Center

Levine Museum of the New South

Website: Levine Museum of the New South

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Charlotte Uptown

Website: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Charlotte Uptown

Bonterra Restaurant & Wine Room

Website: Bonterra Restaurant & Wine Room

Raintree Country Club

Website: Raintree Country Club

Embassy Suites By Hilton Charlotte Uptown

Website: Embassy Suites By Hilton Charlotte Uptown

Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation

Website: Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation

Catawba Brewing Company Charlotte

Website: Catawba Brewing Company Charlotte

Sleep Inn Airport – Billy Graham Parkway

Website: Sleep Inn Airport – Billy Graham Parkway

Sugar Creek Brewing Company

Website: Sugar Creek Brewing Company

The Charlotte Museum of History

Website: The Charlotte Museum of History

The Palisades Country Club

Website: The Palisades Country Club

Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte/Ayrsley

Website: Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte/Ayrsley

Project 658

Website: Project 658

GoodRoad CiderWorks

Website: GoodRoad CiderWorks

8.2.0 Pizzeria & Bar/Event Space

Website: 8.2.0 Pizzeria & Bar/Event Space

Charlotte Wedding Venues in the Greater Charlotte and Surrounding Areas

Silhouette of bride and groom about to kiss outside the Providence Cotton Mill doors surrounded by twinkling lights and glassware

Huntersville, Mooresville, Cornelius, and Davidson

Bride and groom kiss in front of gazebo adorned with flowers at NorthStone Country Club by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

Northstone Country Club

Website: NorthStone Country Club

Northstone Country Club is our favorite venue in this area. Not only does it offer multiple ceremony locations, but a wedding coordinator and decor are included in your reservation. Halee is amazing to work with and she makes certain that the day goes off without a hitch. There are several backdrop locations for portraits across the 237 acres. The most popular spots are the gazebo (pictured here), the large stones right beside the golf course, and the bridge located behind the club. If you’re looking for peace of mind and a classically beautiful location, definitely tour this venue!

A photograph of the home at The Brawley Estate by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

The Brawley Estate

Website: The Brawley Estate

Brawley estate is a private venue that sits on 22 acres. This Southern venue offers multiple ceremony locations and a reception pavilion that can host more than 250 guests. They partner with an award-winning caterer that creates a menu customized to your tastes so you’ll be sure to enjoy every bite. They’re also happy to help you find your other vendors. We love this level of service!

A photograph of an outdoor wedding ceremony at Sweet Magnolia Estate by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

Sweet Magnolia Estate

Website: Sweet Magnolia Estate

Sweet Magnolia Estate is a newer venue in the Cornelius area. We love they have an “open-door” policy meaning you can bring any vendor you like. Their property provides both indoor and outdoor locations, and it can easily accommodate more than 300 guests. One major bonus is this venue as both a bridal and groom suite. If an elegant rustic country feel is what you’re going for, you should check this venue out!

A newlywed couple embracing outdoors at the Trump National Golf Club Charlotte by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

Trump National Golf Club Charlotte

Website: Trump National Golf Club Charlotte

Trump National Golf Club provides an incredible experience. There are both indoor and outdoor spaces for both ceremonies and receptions. Their team goes above and beyond to make sure your day is exactly as you dreamt. It’s hard to choose which site(s) to utilize as there are both beautiful lakefront ballrooms and quaint cobblestone villas. Each choice is honestly divine.

Bride and groom about to kiss under a large tree at Langtree Plantation by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

Langtree Plantation

Website: Langtree Plantation

This large venue caters to your every need! With 3 completely unique buildings at your disposal, your event is sure to impress! The dazzling 6,000 sq/ft pavilion is fully equipped with everything from audio-visual to a full catering kitchen. The house itself offers plenty of natural light indoors for beautiful getting-ready images and obviously creates a lovely backdrop for portraits. There are little nooks and crannies around the meticulously manicured landscape that also offer a great deal of variety when it comes to photography. If you envision your day taking place outdoors with a sprinkle of Southern charm, this venue might be your perfect fit!

Magnolia Woods

Website: Magnolia Woods

Waterford Hall

Website: Waterford Hall

Heritage House

Website: Heritage House

Peninsula Yacht Club

Website: Peninsula Yacht Club

Carrigan Farms

Website: Carrigan Farms

Queens Landing

Website: Queens Landing

River Run Country Club

Website: River Run Country Club

The Peninsula Club

Website: The Peninsula Club

Monroe and Waxhaw

Wide photograph of the main building of The Club at Longview by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

The Club at Longview

Website: The Club at Longview

Located in Waxhaw, this impeccably designed golf course offers multiple event spaces that can be combined for large gatherings, seasoned veteran staff to make planning a breeze, outdoor terraces, and the option for a firework show to dazzle your guests. The outside of the venue is a mix of stone and wood adorned with gas lanterns. The old-world charm continues inside with vaulted ceilings, candelabra chandeliers, and fireplaces in every room. It certainly creates the perfect setting for a romantic ambiance.

Wedding party running up behind bride and groom for a fun wedding photo at Dove Meadows by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

Dove Meadows

Website: Dove Meadows

Dove Meadows is perfect for couples who are looking for an elegant rustic-chic style. This all-inclusive venue is one of the newest in the area, and a wedding planner is included in your package. It boasts many beautiful spots for portraits such as wide open fields, lush woods (shown in this image), the barn itself, and of course, the pond area where ceremonies take place.

Bride and groom nuzzling foreheads outdoors at Rolling Hill Farms by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

Rolling Hill Farms

Website: Rolling Hill Farms

Rolling Hill Farms is perfect for a couple looking for a rustic vibe. How rustic? There’s a stuffed cougar on the wall in one of the getting-ready suites. Taxidermy aside, we love how spectacular the property is for photographs. There are two ceremony sites to choose from, and the wood barn itself is over 6,000 sq/ft, so there is plenty of room to design your day your way. What’s more, you’re also allowed to bring your own vendors giving you total freedom of choice!

Groom kissing bride's head stnading in a row of vines at Treehouse Vineyards by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

Treehouse Vineyards

Website: Treehouse Vineyards

Treehouse Vineyards is a one-of-a-kind wedding venue. Not only is it a winery, but it offers three different treehouse rentals for you and your guests to enjoy throughout the wedding week or weekend. You have both an Event Coordinator and a Winemaker to help make your wedding day extra special. With indoor, outdoor, and tented options available, this Monroe, NC wedding venue is perfect for any wine-loving or rustic-chic couple.

Victorian Crow’s Nest

Website: Victorian Crow’s Nest

Red Barn Events

Website: Red Barn Events

Champagne Manor

Website: Champagne Manor

Cedar Creek Ranch Weddings & Events

Website: Cedar Creek Ranch Weddings & Events

The Bottle Factory

Website: The Bottle Factory

Camellia Gardens

Website: Camellia Gardens

Seed Mill Barn

Website: Seed Mill Barn

Scoggins Farm

Facebook: Scoggins Farm

The Henry Hall Wilson House

Website: The Henry Hall Wilson House

Dixie Dreams Special Events Venue

Website: Dixie Dreams Special Events Venue

Lincolnton, Maiden, and Iron Station

A wide shot of the interior of The Providence Cotton Mill completely set up for indoor ceremony at one end and and indoor reception at the other by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

The Providence Cotton Mill

Website: The Providence Cotton Mill

The Providence Cotton Mill is one of our absolute favorite venues in the surrounding areas of Charlotte, NC. It is a 130-year-old historic building that has become one of the most sought-after wedding venues. Why? Because there isn’t another wedding venue around that is quite like it. With open-arch ways making the barrier between outdoor and indoor seamless, you get the best of both worlds.

Vesuvius Vineyards

Website: Vesuvius Vineyards

Vesuvius Vineyards is a private wedding venue situated on over 700 acres. This beautiful home built in 1792 offers plenty of southern charm and a wide variety of ceremony and reception locations. It is a working vineyard with plenty of lush greenery in and around the vineyard. The owners gladly whisk you around the property via golf cart for photographs at the covered bridge, charming creek, and more. There is a multi-room bridal suite, a groom’s suite, and a prep kitchen downstairs making getting ready a breeze. Kristy and Jay (the owners) are a delight to work with, so if this venue speaks to you, we recommend reaching out!

Bridal portrait outside in front of vines at The Laboratory Mill by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

The Laboratory Mill

Website: The Laboratory Mill

The Laboratory Mill is a historic event venue, so if you’re looking for something with some Southern charm, add this one to your list. We love the large bridal suite and the sheer potential the space has to offer. There are multiple floors available for use, allowing for the entire wedding day to take place indoors. There is also a beach area, which was an unexpected find. Check out all this location has to offer via their 3D tour on the website homepage.

Circle M Farm Events

Website: Circle M Farm Events


Laughing silhouette through glass doors at The Hotel Concord by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

The Hotel Concord

Website: The Hotel Concord

The Hotel Concord is one of the premier wedding and event venues in Concord. It was originally a hotel, built in 1926, but has been renovated to offer condos and the bottom floor is an event venue. The hotel has the original hardwood floors in the grand ballroom. The ballroom has large windows, sparkling chandeliers, and a fireplace that is the perfect centerpiece for indoor ceremonies. The lobby has striking white and black art-deco and marble flooring. If you’re looking for a unique venue in concord, you need to check this place out!

Wide shot of outdoor wedding ceremony at Ritchie Hill by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

Ritchie Hill

Website: Ritchie Hill

This Southern estate offers 4 acres of gardens and outdoor space for your big day. The home itself is stunning and has enough room for both brides and grooms to get ready in. The ceremony space is tucked away a short distance from the parking area. We’ve always found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. We look forward to visiting again and again!

Low wide shot of wedding ceremony at Rock Christian Church of Concord by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

Rock Christian Church of Concord

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This church is located in, you guessed it, Concord. It offers a large reception space big enough for dancing, a photo booth, and more. The nave is lovely, with arched ceilings and perfect symmetry on both sides of the aisle. Our favorite part about this venue is the outdoor space for portraits. The sun sets beautifully behind a line of pine trees creating a stunning golden hour backdrop.

The Farm at Brusharbor

Website: The Farm at Brusharbor

City Club at Gibson Mill

Website: City Club at Gibson Mill

Mount Pleasant and Rockwell

A groom dipping his bride in front of the barn at Lady Bird Farms by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

Lady Bird Farms

Website: Lady Bird Farms

This heated and airconditioned barn is located about 45 minutes from uptown Charlotte. Like many barn venues, there are open fields and woodsy vibes, but this venue also boasts a lovely ceremony space with an arbor on a concrete patio behind the barn. There are getting-ready cabins for both sides of the wedding party, just beware the bridal cabin can get right with more than 5 in the bridal party. The venue also supplies a day-of coordinator to help make the planning process a cinch and they also supply tables, chairs, and linens for up to 160 guests.

A photograph of a bride and groom embracing with the main building of Carolina Country Weddings in the background by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

Carolina Country Weddings

Website: Carolina Country Weddings

Carolina Country Weddings offers an expansive property that provides an array of backdrops for your big day. Snuggled away in the hills of Mount Pleasant, this venue offers a barn, patio, woodland area, mountain-esque views, and more! If you’ve been looking for a venue that provides a “nature-inspired” feel that is absolutely Pinterest-worthy, Carolina Country Weddings is an excellent choice.

A couple looking into each others eyes outdoors by the pond during sunset at The Farmstead by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

The Farmstead

Website: The Farmstead

This barn venue is quite beautiful. The barn itself is temperature-controlled and has a patio with bistro lighting. It has a massive stone fireplace inside that serves as the focal point (which makes fall and winter weddings dreamy). You have the option of a pond or covered ceremony area, and there are both groom and bridal suites for you and your party to get ready in. On-site suites for both parties are hard to come by, so this is a major plus!

Saratoga Springs

Website: Saratoga Springs

The Coach House Wedding & Event Venue

Website: The Coach House Wedding & Event Venue


A photograph of the a bride walking down the aisle during an outdoor ceremony at Il Bella Gardens by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

Il Bella Gardens

Website: Il Bella Gardens

Weddings at Il Bella Gardens are decidedly impressive. If you’re interested in having your nuptials outside in the open air and letting the twinkling ambiance carry you late into the evening, this is a venue for you. Some major perks of this venue consist of having a large home for you and your best guys/gals to stay in all weekend and a wedding planner is included.

Midland and Oakboro

Wedding ceremony gazebo by the pond adorned with flowers at The Oaks Events by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

The Oaks Events

Website: The Oaks Events

What’s not to love about this venue? This gorgeous lakeside wedding venue is a part of 100 acres of private farmland. The ceremony site has a beautiful gazebo with a 4-acre lake as its backdrop. The house itself is part of your package, and you’re able to use it all weekend long. It is quite large and comes with a bridal suite, three bedrooms, two sitting areas with fireplaces, a billiards room, and a breathtaking view of the property. Want to host an unforgettable reception? Their 4,000 sq/ft lakeside pavilion has enough space for your party dreams to run wild.

Tuscan Ridge Wedding Venue/Event Center

Website: Tuscan Ridge Wedding Venue/Event Center

Willow Creek Farm Midland

Website: Willow Creek Farm Midland

Matthews, Mint Hill, and Indian Trail

A photograph of a bride posing in front of the pond at The View at Emerald Lake by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

The View at Emerald Lake

Website: The View at Emerald Lake

The View at Emerald Lake is a large lakeside venue set on a scenic golf course in Matthews. A couple of its many perks include a bridal suite with six vanities and a groom’s suite with a 60″ tv. There is a floor-to-ceiling fireplace inside the 5,000 sq/ft reception space (that can also double as a ceremony space during inclement weather), two fire pits outside, and six hidden roll-up doors to blend the outside with the inside. If a splash of elegance to your rustic vibe sounds good, we highly recommend checking it out!

The Chapel at Morning Star

Website: The Chapel at Morning Star

The Carriage House Wedding Venue

Website: The Carriage House Wedding Venue

Pine Lake Country Club

Website: Pine Lake Country Club

Reid House

Website: Reid House

Matthews Ballroom + Events

Website: Matthews Ballroom + Events

Colonel Francis Beatty Park

Website: Colonel Francis Beatty Park

Lancaster, SC

Bride sitting on swing smiling up at groom who is standing behind her at North Corner Haven by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

North Corner Haven

Website: North Corner Haven

North Corner Haven is a wedding venue located on a 600-acre farm. The natural beauty is just as breathtaking as the are state-of-the-art buildings. This venue provides a variety of stunning backdrops for your photographs. From vineyards to wildflowers to open fields and a picture-perfect tree swing, your gallery is sure to shine with diversity.

Concierge services are included in their packages, ensuring every detail is carefully designed. You can choose from their Bespoke or Cherished wedding options. The Cherished wedding option is a turn-key wedding celebration where they handle all the details for you.

While this venue may be described as a barn, it is certainly what typically comes to mind. It is more modern and updated. Don’t believe me? Check out this gallery of images we created during an editorial session.

Wide angle of main house set up for outdoor wedding ceremony at Rosewood on Country Club by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

Rosewood on Country Club

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Rosewood on Country Club is a stunning wedding and event venue about 35 minutes from Charlotte. This venue is a private home, but opens its doors and operates as a venue. With both bride and groom’s suites, wide-open spaces, a large pond with a picturesque fountain, plenty of room for parking, and an open-air reception area, this venue makes it easy to say, “Yes!”. The owners and their staff are especially accommodating and work hard to make sure your day goes smoothly. They are equally as kind to the vendors which is a huge plus as well!

The Ivy Place

Website: The Ivy Place

Fort Mill, Rock Hill, and Tega Cay, SC

Portrait of Groom nuzzling into bride's temple smiling outdoors at The Magnolia Room by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

The Magnolia Room

Website: The Magnolia Room

Traditional elegance is what best describes this wedding venue. It boasts grand chandeliers inside, with rich mahogany accents throughout. The outdoor space is stunning, complete with a domed pavilion, a small garden, and the perfectly manicured surroundings of the Laurel Creek neighborhood. If easy access for out-of-town guests is high on your priority list, this venue is only three miles off I-77.

The Mirror Room

Website: The Mirror Room

Anne Springs Close Greenway – Dairy Barn

Website: Anne Springs Close Greenway – Dairy Barn

Brakefield At Riverwalk

Website: Brakefield At Riverwalk

Tirzah Farm Venue

Website: Tirzah Farm Venue

The Clebourne House

Website: The Clebourne House

Tipsy Goat Estate

Website: Tipsy Goat Estate

The Shore Club At Tega Cay

Website: The Shore Club At Tega Cay

The White Home

Website: The White Home

Statesville and Cleveland

Portrait of Groom nuzzling into bride's cheek smiling outside the chapel at Chickadee Hill Farms by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

Chickadee Hill Farms

Website: Chickadee Hill Farms

This fresh and new venue debuted in early 2020! There are three different ceremony site options on the 25 acres of rolling hill and wildflower fields. The chapel and barn are climate-controlled so no worries about the outside temperature! The large bridal suite takes up the top floor of the reception barn and has a porch overlooking the property. The groom also has a large suite in the building next door complete with a TV, mini-fridge, and pool table. The chapel itself is lined with large windows and is a clean white and grey inside. Beautiful chandeliers hang from the ceiling making this rustic-chic venue pop with a bit of glam.

The Arbors Events

Website: The Arbors Events

Green Gables Farms

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Statesville Country Club

Website: Statesville Country Club


Photograph of sweetheart table in front of the fireplace at Board in Batten in Lexington, NC by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

Board and Batten

Website: Board and Batten

This stunning neutral-toned venue is Instagram-worthy both inside and out. Nestled on 60 acres, you are able to throw the party of your dreams without interference. This venue has dreamy open fields, stone paths, and oh yeah, a massive statement stone fireplace that makes the perfect romantic backdrop for your sweetheart table. The inside has beautiful chevron statement walls, tons of natural light, and is heated and cooled so you can celebrate any time of year. It is all-inclusive so planning is a cinch. Plus, with a sizeable bridal suite and groom’s quarters, the entire wedding will be comfortable from breakfast onward. If modern sophistication with a little rustic charm sprinkled on top sounds like the perfect venue for you, definitely check this one out. It’s only 1 hour from Charlotte!

Taylorsville and Hiddenite

Portrait of bride and groom nuzzling foreheads together at the lakefront location at River Creek Lodge in Hiddenite, NC by Charlotte Wedding Photographers DeLong Photography

River Creek Lodge

Website: River Creek Lodge

This wedding venue is dripping with scenic backgrounds for portraits! It has multiple locations available for your ceremony and reception, as well as on-site lodging for you and/or your wedding party. The open-air pavilion has a fireplace, bar, and space for up to 300 people so you can throw one heck of a party. The barn is cooled and heated so these options are perfect year-round. If you’re willing to walk for a few minutes, you can grab a few portraits with a couple of friendly horses. The other location has a woodland vibe. The walking path for the bride is paved, and there is a stage for the ceremony. The Amphitheater is next to a river at the base of our small waterfall. This location is secluded and laid-back. This wedding venue is only an hour from Charlotte’s city center.

The Nest at Steele’s Farms

Website: The Nest at Steele’s Farms


Riverwood Manor

Website: Riverwood Manor

Gastonia and King’s Mountain

Separk Mansion

Website: Separk Mansion

Bansen Farms

Website: Bansen Farms

Loray Mill Event Hall

Website: Loray Mill Event Hall

Veronét Vineyards & Winery

Website: Veronét Vineyards & Winery

Belmont and Mt. Holly

Majestic Mill Weddings

Website: Majestic Mill Weddings

Low Meadows Estate

Website: Low Meadows Estate

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Website: Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden


Firethorne Country Club

Website: Firethorne Country Club


Black and white image of a bride and groom smiling at each other during their first dance as their guests surround them on the dance floor of Spinning Leaf Vineyard by Charlotte wedding photographers DeLong Photography

Spinning Leaf

Website: Spinning Leaf

Spinning Leaf is a wedding venue set on an 81-acre vineyard in the Mountains of Cleveland County North Carolina. It is all-inclusive which means full coordination and an in-house chef are included! Their property has an enchanting and spacious outdoor area complete with fairy lights for a lovely evening ambiance. The indoor facility is quite impressive. It can hold up to 200 people with plenty of room for a live band and dance floor. The space is already appealing as-is (their dripping crystal lighting from the ceiling is a show-stopper), but the team knows just how to put your own style and aesthetic touches to it to truly make it shine! This venue is only 1 hour from Charlotte.

The Gingerbread Meeting House

Website: The Gingerbread Meeting House

Uptown Indigo

Website: Uptown Indigo

The Banker’s House

Website: The Banker’s House


L’Abri At Linwood

Website: L’Abri At Linwood

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