16 Remarkable Wedding Venues in Charlotte
Set the scene for an unforgettable day with an unforgettable venue. Whether you want to marry in a Southern mansion, an art museum or in a garden, we have 16 settings to create the perfect wedding day.
by Jen McGivney
THE HOTEL OPTION
The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
The brand is synonymous with luxury and impeccable service. Design specialists at the Uptown location can help you customize a Ritz-Carlton wedding in the style you seek, whether that’s modern, elegant or traditional. (Photography by Critsey Rowe Photography)
The style here is “approachable elegance,” and the Ballantyne offers resort amenities amid beautiful grounds in south Charlotte. You’ll have many choices for your ceremony and reception—both indoor and outdoor—and your guests will have just as many options for wedding weekend fun, whether it’s on the golf course, at the spa or around the pool.
The Duke Mansion
Impress guests with a wedding at this historic home, over a century old, and its stunning grounds. Host your ceremony indoors on the main floor, outside in one of the gardens, or out on the elegant terrace. Rooms are available for you or your guests to spend the night at The Duke Mansion as well.
THE MUSEUM OPTION
The Mint Museum
Both locations offer beautiful—if distinct—wedding venues. If you’re looking for a park-like location, try the Randolph museum, where a large green space under towering trees offers a dramatic ceremony setting, and the terrace creates a memorable space for dinner and dancing. If you’re looking for a chic, urban space, consider the Mint Museum Uptown, with its stunning architecture and elegant indoor spaces. (Photography by Bryce Lafoon Photography)
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
In a city of pretty buildings, this one might be the most stunning of all. Weddings at the Harvey B. Gantt Center can be held either in the Grand Lobby, the mezzanine or the rooftop terrace, all amid beautiful works of art in a building that is, itself, a beautiful work of art.
THE BESPOKE OPTION
Foundation for the Carolinas
Surround your wedding with art in this contemporary Uptown space, offering a gallery, solarium and even a rooftop vertical garden terrace. The Foundation for the Carolinas' Legacy Hall here allows you to seamlessly integrate indoor and outdoor spaces, with a gallery that opens to the garden terrace outside. (Photography by Casey H. Photos)
The Assembly Room
It starts as a simple, open space: white walls, exposed ceilings, reclaimed wood beams, textured brick and large skylights. With your design touches, you can transform the Assembly Room into your dream venue style, whether modern, classic, elegant or minimalist.
THE OUTDOOR OPTION
Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
Host a colorful, al fresco wedding amid expansive gardens and sunshine or on a large lawn under the stars at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. Beautiful indoor spaces are available, too, including the Great Hall and a stunning orchid conservatory. (Photography by Critsey Rowe Photography)
Anne Springs Close Greenway
Outdoors-loving couples can marry at this 2,100-acre nature preserve just south of Charlotte. Several venues within the Anne Springs Close Greenway park offer settings for a rustic wedding, but the most popular is the Dairy Barn, built over 70 years ago and offering a loft and patio for your big event.
The View at Emerald Lake
This Matthews venue was created specifically to host special events, especially weddings. The View at Emerald Lake's waterfront lawn with pergola is ideal for a ceremony; the outdoor patio with fire pits could host a beautiful cocktail hour; and a building with large, removable windows can offer a covered, open-air reception. (Photography by M.S Visuals & Photos)
Peninsula Yacht Club
What’s more romantic than a lakefront view? Exchange vows and enjoy your reception on a marina on the shores of Lake Norman at this yacht club Peninsula Yacht Club in Cornelius.
North Carolina Vineyards
Within a couple hours of Charlotte, vineyards of many sizes and varietals await. For a wedding that feels like you’ve whisked your guests off to Italy, try Raffaldini Vineyards. For a rustic touch, consider Treehouse. If you’d prefer a more formal affair, perhaps it’s Childress Vineyards.
Does the idealist in you dream of an outdoor wedding while the pragmatist in you worries about weather? This Huntersville event venue offers a beautiful (and covered!) outdoor patio with large stone fireplace and small waterfall. Prefer for the comfort of the indoors? Magnolia Woods has options for that as well.
The campus is one of the gems of the city, with green lawns, towering trees, and historic brick buildings in a park-like setting in Myers Park. The chapel at Queens University is newly renovated, and it offers a timeless setting for a traditional ceremony.
The open floor-plan of CenterStage@NoDa's large historic warehouse allows for infinite possibilities. Your décor can transform the space into a modern, classic, elegant or industrial chic wedding venue.
Long Cove Resort
This eco-resort offers a memorable venue for an outdoorsy couple. When you arrive at Long Cove Resort, it’s easy to picture a beautifully simple ceremony held on the lawn by the water, and a simple, rustic reception on the lakeside patio.