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Wedding Venue Guide

You just got engaged and are looking for the most beautiful and luxurious wedding venues in North Carolina. Well consider your search at an end, as I’ve rounded up six of the best luxury wedding venues in North Carolina from the coast to the mountains.

As a North Carolina based wedding photographer with over 9 years in the wedding industry, I have worked at many, many different venues. I’ve compiled a list of my top 6 favorite luxury wedding venues throughout North Carolina. They will be in order from the east to west.


the black stallion outer banks, north carolina wedding venue

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The Black Stallion is a 20,000 sqft 24-bedroom home in the Outer Banks with beautifully landscaped grounds, spacious decks and a gorgeous pool space perfect for an al fresco wedding reception. If you’re looking to make your wedding last a little longer, having your guests stay for a long weekend or even a full week is possible with the Black Stallion wedding venue.

The Black Stallion Outer Banks, NC Wedding Venue Location, Capacity and Pricing

Location: 599 Laughing Gull Ct. Corolla, NC 27927

Capacity: 150 seated and sleeps up to 55

Pricing: In addition to the home rental rate (minimum night stays fluctuate throughout the year), there are state and local tax fees of 12.8%, a $3,000 security fee fully refundable with no damage, and an insurance policy around $200.


merrimon-wynne raleigh wedding venue

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The Merrimon-Wynne House is a picturesque and historic estate wedding venue on an acre of beautifully maintained and landscaped grounds. The epitome of southern charm and elegance, this wedding venue is conveniently located in the heart of historic downtown Raleigh. With several different event spaces including the Carriage House, the Main House and the Lawn, this venue leaves so much opportunity to put your own unique touch through florals, rentals and decor.

The Merrimon-Wynne House Raleigh, NC Wedding Venue Location, Capacity and Pricing

Location: 500 N Blount St. Raleigh, NC

Capacity: 250 guests

Pricing: Pricing may depend on time of year and day of the week. Inquire with them for further information.


the bradford raleigh wedding european style venue north carolina

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You’ll be transported to the European Countryside without ever leaving North Carolina with this stunning venue. With exclusive access to this 16 acre sprawling estate, the Bradford has two getting ready suites, two ballrooms, a terrace, gardens, table and chair inventory as well as the ability to stay overnight.

The Bradford Greater Raleigh, NC Wedding Venue Location, Capacity and Pricing

Location: 523 Pea Ridge Rd. New Hill, NC 27562

Capacity: 200 guests

Pricing: 2025 pricing ranges from $5,800 – $10,000 depending on the day of the week and length of time. They also offer a mini overnight Thursday to Friday rental for $15,000 as well as a full luxury weekend experience starting at $30,000.


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A charming historic wedding venue located in downtown Greensboro, the McAlister-Leftwich House has three main spaces. One space is the Leftwich house, which boasts 4 rooms with 14’ ceilings most commonly used for cocktail hour or intimate ceremonies. The second space is the McAlister house which has their recently renovated spacious reception area. The final space is the lawn, with two different ceremony spaces and plenty of room for al fresco dining. 

The McAlister-Leftwich House Greensboro, NC Wedding Venue Location, Capacity and Pricing

Location: 507 N Church St. Greensboro, NC 27401

Capacity: 125 guests

Pricing: Their 2024 all-inclusive pricing ranges from $7,500-$10,000 depending on the day of the week. There is a Friday and Saturday beverage minimum of $2,500 on top of the base price. Catering is $82/person and includes china, flatware, glassware, buffet dinner, appetizers, nonalcoholic beverages, cake, catering staff and 18% service charge. See their website for additional pricing for classic venue rental options.


the duke mansion wedding charlotte, north carolina

Located in the gorgeous Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte, the Duke Mansion is the premium standard for elegance and luxury when it comes to Charlotte weddings. It is located on 4.5 acres of private gardens and has 20 beautifully decorated guest rooms. Their main ceremony space is either the courtyard or the lawn and options for either an indoor or outdoor reception space.

The Duke Mansion Charlotte, NC Wedding Venue Location, Capacity and Pricing

Location: 400 Hermitage Rd. Charlotte, NC 28207

Capacity: 150 guests

Pricing: Their 2024 reception estate fee is $10,000 with an additional food and beverage minimum of $17,500 before tax and service fees. Some of the rental inclusions are full exclusivity of the mansion and grounds, full inventory of tables, gold chiavari chairs with ivory cushions, glassware, flatware and china, black and white outdoor dance floor, market lights and 2 security officers.


old edwards inn and spa wedding ceremony venue

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The Old Edwards Inn and Spa proves you can have a luxurious wedding while still having it be a touch rustic. Between their 12 different venue spaces all ranging from 20 max capacity to 200, you have options for both an intimate or grand affair. Tucked away on 30 lush acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this venue in the Highlands of NC offers both scenic beauty and incomparable hospitality.

Old Edwards Inn and Spa Highlands, NC Wedding Venue Location, Capacity and Pricing

Location: 455 Main St. Highlands, NC 28741

Capacity: 200 guests

Pricing: Pricing may depend on time of year and day of the week. Inquire with them for further information.

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