15 Wedding Venues in Charlotte
Set the scene for an unforgettable day with an unforgettable venue perfectly suited to you and your betrothed personalities.
by Jamie Killian
Picking a playlist, a florist, a cake is a dance between style, space and guests, and with these venues, you’ll have no problem picturing your ceremony as you tell your significant other “I Do” in the company of a few or many. Find your vibe at these Charlotte wedding venues.
For the Outdoor-Loving Couple
Unique out-of-the-box outdoor venues give couples the opportunity to pair gorgeous surroundings with thrilling adventures.
Neighborhood: West Charlotte
Wedding Anthem: I and Love and You – The Avett Brothers
Marry beautiful rustic scenery and a love of adventure at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Choose from the South Ridge venue, which features a forest canopy backdrop, or the Ridge Pavilion, an open-air space complete with picturesque fireplace and plenty of room to dance as the sun sets on your special day.
Wedding Anthem: Farther on Down the Road – Taj Mahal
Home to a working farm and annual events, like the Rural Hill Scottish Games, Rural Hill knows exactly how to manage chaos and put on a party. From rolling hills with rustic backdrops to a vaulted-ceiling barn, Rural Hill’s expansive greenspace has you covered.
For the Free-Spirited Couple
Vivid floral arrangements and dreamy interiors make for breezy venues, perfect for those looking to let their heart be the guide.
Wedding Anthem: Wedding Song – Hadestown
Whether walking the aisle beneath archways of greenery or along the lawn leading to an ivy-covered gazebo, the grounds of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden are ripe for weddings with capacity for anywhere from 30 to 500 guests in an elegant outdoor setting. Flower crowns will be right at home amidst the gorgeous scenery whether choosing an indoor or outdoor wedding at the Garden. Choose from packages for every couple as your love blooms in the company of your nearest and dearest.
Wedding Anthem: Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You) – UGK, Outkast
For couples looking for a venue with a stylish yet mysterious flare, the Grand Bohemian Hotel has options for an urban and sophisticated ceremony to fit your sleek yet playful vibe. From the outdoor terrace with a skyline view and exquisite dining rooms and alcoves, to elaborate and elegant ballrooms, the spaces at Grand Bohemian are made for an artful and classy wedding.
Wedding Anthem: Helpless – Hamilton (Phillipa Soo)
Be transported to a different time at Historic Rosedale with one of Charlotte’s most unique wedding options – the English Basement of the 1815 house, complete with stone walls and brick floors. For those looking for open-air options, enjoy a trip down the aisle of the gardens, fitting the mold for modern, traditional, farmhouse or formal ceremonies.
For the Modern Couple
These urban Queen City locales transform to sophisticated venues for those looking for a high fashion ceremony.
Wedding Anthem: Modern Love – David Bowie
The Mint Museum’s artful interior takes “Metropolitan Chic” to the next level with towering installations and sweeping views. The contemporary architecture, coupled with the surrounding cityscape, make this the perfect wedding venue for couples looking for modern elegance.
Wedding Anthem: Come Rain or Come Shine – Ray Charles
Steeped in luxury, the Ritz-Carlton is the perfect venue to provide the wedding of your dreams. Choose from the glass-roofed urban garden or the traditional ballroom for your vows – and enjoy the onsite spa as you prepare to walk down the aisle.
Neighborhood: South End
Wedding Anthem: I Wanna Marry You – Bruno Mars
A “Boho Chic” venue steeped in modernity, The Collector’s Room offers opportunities for couples to curate their own art collection for a sophisticated backdrop to their nuptials with globe lights and billowing greenery adorning the space from the ceiling down.
For the Classic Couple
If you want an aisle rich in history and tradition, stroll through these venues, located throughout the Charlotte area.
Neighborhood: Myers Park
Wedding Anthem: Lover – Taylor Swift
Steeped in Southern elegance and tradition, the Duke Mansion is the perfect place for a classic wedding from the fountain to tree canopy. An onsite executive chef curates the reception menu and 20 guest suites house your most treasured guests in this circa 1915 estate.
Wedding Anthem: Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves
From ballroom elegance to outdoor rustic appeal, Magnolia Woods provides a Southern backdrop no matter your tradition. A fireplace anchors the outdoor space with lush greenery abounding, to cover your day of love in beauty and warmth.
Wedding Anthem: Here and Now – Luther Vandross
Whether planning an outdoor wedding with a view or an indoor affair, The Harvey B. Gantt Center is transformed to host intimate ceremonies in the contemporary setting for a wedding steeped in African-American history and tradition. Named for Charlotte’s first African-American mayor, the venue features sleek, modern architecture paired with rich art and artifacts.
Wedding Anthem: I’m Dreamin’ a Dream – Norma Tanega
From a pavilion with vaulted ceilings to an outdoor garden with pergola, multiple event spaces give options for couples looking to lean into a traditional wedding. Elegant catering and expansive outdoor space create a serene setting for the wedding of your dreams.
For the Foodie Couple
Charlotte’s dining scene is filled with passion – just like your love. Check out these venues which feature great digs and awesome dining.
Wedding Anthem: Baby I’m Yours – Arctic Monkeys
Traditional chandeliers hang low providing romantic lighting juxtaposed against a brick interior facade, transforming Charlotte’s oldest brewery into a venue for your special day. Treat your guests to a German feast with a private Biergarten adjacent to OMB’s Brauhaus. On-site catering cultivates a delicious menu that pairs perfectly with their signature brews.
Wedding Anthem: (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson
Enjoy the luxury of the Kimpton’s ballroom and rooftop lawn spaces for your ceremony and reception, with customizable menus created by onsite executive chefs. Toast to your forever-after at rooftop bar, Merchant & Trade, with unique craft cocktails.