• Charlotte's best venues to get married

    By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    Planning a wedding is time consuming and can often be overwhelming with so many details to manage. If you are searching for the ideal venue for your special day, consult this list of Charlotte's best venues to get married.

    Alexander Homestead Weddings
    4717 Shamrock Drive

    Celebrate your big day at Alexander Homestead's historic Victorian home that has an expansive wrap around porch, majestic gardens and charming gazebo. It's a full-service venue and can accommodate both indoor and outdoor garden weddings for up to 225 guests. Bride's will especially love the estates' 1,400 square-foot bridal suite that overlooks the ceremony site and gardens. The rustic dairy barn and historic oaks that dot the property provide the perfect backdrop for fantastic wedding photos.

    Ballantyne Country Club
    11120 Ballantyne Crossing Ave.

    For a truly magical wedding consider the Ballantyne Country Club — it boasts a luxurious brick clubhouse and private balconies overlooking verdant rolling hill. The venue offers two site options for ceremonies including the main dining room, which can accommodate up to 300 guests, has a large dance floor as well as a large fire place that sets a warm and inviting ambiance. Another option is the event lawn — a wide-open outdoor space that looks toward the venue's golf course and pond. The lawn can also accommodate up to 300 guests.

    Charlotte City Club 
    121 W. Trade St.

    Have the sky of Uptown Charlotte as the backdrop of your wedding at the Charlotte City Club. The venue can accommodate everything from small and intimate gatherings to weddings with up to 600 guests. The club sits 31 floors up and offers two ballrooms, each with its own special touch. Well- known for its food, the Charlotte City Club will help you pick the perfect menu for your wedding, working with an exclusive group of vendors to help keep other ceremony details as seamless as possible

    Duke Mansion
    400 Hermitage Road

    Another of Charlotte's best venues to get married at is the historic Duke Mansion — which holds up to 150 guests, is available for 25 weekend each year, food for the reception is handled by the estate's executive chef and there are 20 guests rooms available on site. The mansion and its immaculate gardens are truly idyllic for a wedding ceremony.

    Levine Museum of the New South
    200 East 7th St.

    Mix old and new at the Levine Museum of the New South located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte. Couples can rent out the entire museum (accommodates 600 guests) for their ceremony and reception or choose from other smaller options that include a banquet hall or the museum's atrium that has floor to ceiling windows (perfect for a first look). For a unique experience, guests can browse the museum's exhibits during the reception!

    Palmer Building
    2601 E. Seventh St.

    From a bridal luncheon and the rehearsal dinner to the main event, the Palmer Building can take care of your wedding needs. And with a 3,800 square-foot grand hall, brides can comfortably fit 200 guests at a seated reception. While it is an indoor wedding facility, the historic building's rubble stone structure is stunning and very popular among couples.

    Ritchie Hill 
    391 Union St., Concord

    Located a quick drive from Uptown Charlotte, Ritchie Hill has cemented its name as one of Charlotte best venues to get married. Special features include a 1,800 sq. ft. porch, bridal suite, groom's lounge, fire pits and landscaped gardens. They also offer a variety of packages that include tables, chairs, clean up and parking attendant. They're open for weddings Wednesdays through Sundays.

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