Goin’ to the chaaapel – The Parlour at Manns Chapel that is – and we’re gonna get maaarried!
Established, abandoned, re-claimed, and refurbished, this long-standing chapel found in the heart of Chatham County is ideal for hosting anything from a lavish engagement party to an intimate an elegant chef dinner with your closest friends. Featuring stained glass windows, original pine floors, a kitchen prep area, and graceful chandeliers, this charming spot is the ultimate romance spot for any occasion.
The Lowdown Venue Setting Established in 1887 and later decommissioned in 1985, this charming chapel still holds a soft spot in the hearts of the surrounding community. Abandoned but not forgotten, some saw the chapel as "too far gone" but we celebrated restoring this old building like saving an old friend. It is here in the heart of Chatham County where we dream up ideas, romanticize everything and host events where every detail is beautifully thoughtful and unique. The Chapel:
The chapel is sweet and simple; unpretentious yet tastefully elegant - heck, we would even say she's kind of fancy. Not your traditional catering hall or trendy meeting space - here we celebrate style and tradition our way. Thanks to much thoughtful re-purposing, the chapel is living her second life and is our one-of-a-kind space for spirited events, creative workshops, markets, and business meetings – for consultations, fittings, book signings, chef dinners, and a truly unique setting for film & photo.
But please remember - she is vintage and she is special to us. We are not the be-all and end-all of rental venues; we would even say that we are not for everyone. BUT - if you have been looking for a place to gather that tells a very special story then we are all in! Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range Does this include catering fees?
Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event
Capacity Seated 65 Buffet 80 Standing 100 Celebrations Hosted Here Since 2015 Venue Spaces Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available Catering Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice Alcohol Licensed Server Is Required Smoking Designated Smoking Areas Only Amenities Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite Wifi Ample Parking Onsite Dining Chairs Dining Tables Onsite Restrooms Venue Features The Scene: Upon approach from the main road you will see our 129 year old chapel from a distance standing stunningly in its simplicity. This reborn structure has soul and you feel it as soon as you walk through its doors. Design: An eclectic mix of old & new sets a unique stage for any event with creative repurposing of original chapel elements.
The main space features stained glass windows and pine floors original to the chapel, a kitchen prep area with cabinetry refashioned from chapel doors and counter tops milled from chapel pews. Event packages include original altar pieces and pews that are also available for rental. Additionally, the space boasts an impressive, historic doorway display piece to drape in floral garland or nicety of your choice and the original Manns Chapel sign hangs on the far wall as a special nod to the past. The magic is in the mix.
Integrated with this vintage appeal are stunning new Carrara marble floors; grand, yet graceful chandeliers and found materials thoughtfully placed (think old mantles, corbels and sweet vintage finds - hey, they’re new to us)!
Our events are intimate- 100 guests or less please. Imagine the kind of special day where you know everyone and greet each guest personally with a warm & genuine embrace. Extra Perks: The Parlour signature line of 12 repurposed farm tables of various sizes
Our new, beautiful white Kindred Chairs (available late March 2018)
Large pinboard and mirror refashioned from original chapel entryways (for family photos, hand lettering, etc.)
Two vintage rentals
One hour rehearsal prior to the event date
Set up of tables/chairs
Off site parking for guest counts over 75 (shuttle not included)
On-site venue manager
Full use of venue and grounds for portraits (if using in house photographers Rebecca Ames Photography or Krystal Kast Photographers)
This special package also offers a sweet ‘Parlour discount’ on Cottage Luxe, Basic Invite, and local hotels in the area
Awards & Notables
Recently featured in Chapel Hill Magazine
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Bars & Lounges: Fairgame Beverage Company in Pittsboro makes great fortified wines and spirits. They have a tastings and tours of their distillery as well.
Steel String Brewery
Fullsteam Brewery THIS VENUE DOES NOT HAVE ANY REPORTS AT THIS TIME. Check back again soon!