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These Top Wedding Venues in Charlotte, North Carolina Bring the Southern Charm

With its quaint neighborhoods and lovely tree lined streets, Charlotte is one of those romantic southern towns that makes you want to get married again and again. Whether you’re considering this city as a wedding destination in spring, summer or fall, or you live locally and want to celebrate the beauty of this place with all your friends and family, we’ve got all your wedding venue options right here. From stately historic mansions to modern museums to traditional country clubs, there’s a venue style for every couple in this town full of southern charm.

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Once owned by James Buchanan Duke, this stately century-old estate offers a wedding venue with classic southern charm. The mansion is surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens and has a gorgeous brick courtyard that’s perfect for a wedding ceremony or cocktail hour. Head into the main floor of the home for the rest of your reception, with walls of windows and exquisite detailing throughout. Upstairs you’ll find 20 guest rooms, so you can even sleep your wedding party crew on-site.
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The VanLandingham Estate

Charlotte, North Carolina
Located in Plaza Midwood just minutes from Uptown Charlotte, this estate calls five acres of grounds complete with the oldest gardens in Mecklenburg County and a California-style bungalow home. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The VanLandingham Estate has accommodations available year round for weddings, trips, business conferences and social events alike.

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Mint Museum Uptown

Charlotte, North Carolina
Located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, this modern space has walls of windows and tons of natural light that make it perfect for an indoor event. Check out the Robert Haywood Morrison Atrium for a sunny ceremony space, the Van Allen Terrace for cocktails and head up to Level Five for a moody, industrial change of pace.
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Foundation For The Carolinas

Charlotte, North Carolina
Say your 'I do's' at Foundation For The Carolinas headquarters – the foundation serves as a catalyst for philanthropic activity the region and is a driver for major civic efforts. The 220 North Tryon space offers state-of-the-art spaces for ceremonies and receptions complete with an art gallery and rooftop vertical garden terrace.
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The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina
Soaring ceilings, huge windows and modern finishings make this hotel ballroom feel anything but stuffy. The Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte is surrounded by extensive urban gardens too, which are the perfect setting for a ceremony, cocktail hour and all the formal photos that’ll be part of your wedding day. Plus, the rooms and suites provide all the luxury you’ll be craving during such a busy weekend of celebration.
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Charlotte Country Club

Charlotte, North Carolina
Arched windows, dramatic crystal chandeliers and soaring ceilings give the Charlotte Country Club a beautiful, sophisticated look that’s so, so wedding worthy. If you’re craving a wedding that feels like an old world southern experience, this spot could be exactly what you’re looking for in a venue.
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1932 Barn

East Charlotte, North Carolina
This family farm sits on lush grassy land and has a perfectly rustic dairy barn that’s fit for a fabulous fête. The crew here offer day-of planning assistance, and they include everything from farm tables to photo booths with the rental of the space.
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The Ballantyne Hotel

Charlotte, North Carolina
Exchange vows in the rose gardens before heading into the dramatic, sun-filled atrium for a gorgeous, traditional reception at The Ballantyne Hotel. Or, if you fancy something a little more along the lines of a mountain retreat aesthetic, check out the Lodge and patio at Ballantyne. 
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Quail Hollow Country Club

Charlotte, North Carolina
Southern hospitality is at the heart of this country club, and you’ll get a real feel for that spirit of generosity and warmth as soon as you step foot into the beautiful, stately reception spaces. If classic elegance with a southern touch is what you’re after in a wedding venue, checking out Charlotte’s Quail Hollow Country Club is a must.
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Carmel Country Club

Charlotte, North Carolina
Stepping foot into Charlotte’s Carmel Country Club is like stepping foot into another era. Antique wallpapers line the walls of grandiose ballrooms and lounge spaces throughout the club. For a reception that simply glows under golden chandelier light, check out the exquisite ballroom, and get a load of the gorgeous parquet floors.
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Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel

Charlotte, North Carolina
This luxury boutique hotel sits in the heart of Uptown Charlotte and offers a rooftop lounge, modern ballrooms and a wraparound terrace as wedding spaces. Plus, the accommodations for your guests are ultra plush and there are plenty of options for rehearsal dinner, a welcome party or day-after brunch right here on site.
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Byron's South End

Charlotte, North Carolina
Set in the design district, this former cotton mill has huge windows, exposed brick walls and hardwood floors that make up a lofty, industrial cool wedding venue. The space is large enough to suit a wedding of up to 450 guests, and Best Impressions will be your go-to for all things food and wine related at Byron’s South End.
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The Terrace at Cedar Hill

Charlotte, North Carolina
Have lofty ambitions for a wedding that’s both indoors and out, and has panoramic views of the Charlotte skyline? The Terrace at Cedar Hill may be exactly what you’ve been dreaming up. Located on the top floor of a historic uptown building, this spot has plenty of options for sunset cocktails on the covered terrace and indoor dining with tons of natural light.
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Queens University of Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina
Whether you’re an alum of the university or have just always loved the campus, Queens University of Charlotte proves a beautiful backdrop of historic brick buildings and grassy lawns. Most weddings here start at the Belk Chapel before heading to the Young Dining Hall with its impressive Palladian windows, brassy chandeliers and wooden dance floor.
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Mint Museum Randolph

Charlotte, North Carolina
At this location of the Mint Museum, you can host your wedding ceremony on a grassy lawn or brick patio before heading into an open-air tent for your reception. With this setup, the museum makes a gorgeous backdrop in the evening light.

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