Charlotte has one of the world’s busiest airports, but since it’s also one of the best for staying on time, that just means lots of flight options for your guests. Getting to and from the airport is also a cinch since its only six miles from downtown, with the city’s transit system providing sprinter and airport connector options at regular intervals throughout the day and most of the night, so no running to pick up guests for you or your soon-to-be spouse. Charlotte’s diverse venue options allow you to go for the romantic vibe at a vineyard, or glam it up in a historic mansion. Or, choose from unexpected gems, nature-focused landscapes, or a luxury resort – Charlotte’s got all that and more when it comes to destination wedding venues.
About 20 minutes south of Charlotte sits the small town of Fort Mill in South Carolina and the Anne Springs Close Greenway, a 2,100-acre nature preserve. Here, couples have several setting choices, including two rustic barns – their most popular option – along with a striking amphitheater and plenty of green spaces. Couples love having access to anywhere on the large property for photos, and your out-of-town guests might enjoy the many on-site amenities such as hiking trails, horseback riding, and kayaking.
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Couples that want a hands-on venue should consider The Lakes as the venue’s owner has also been a wedding planner for over 20 years. An adorable white gazebo sits on a manicured lawn surrounded by flowers and a small pond, and optional add-ons include DJ services, wedding cakes, catering, and all your flowers and decor.
For all-inclusive outdoor weddings, 1812 Hitching Post features packages for weddings from 20 to 200 guests. A tall white tent connects their outdoor space with the big yellow farmhouse that guests can come and go through, making everyone feel like they’re hanging out at your rich relative’s house. In fact, it’s considered “the only authentic antebellum plantation in the foothills of North Carolina dedicated exclusively to weddings.”
1812 Hitching Post, 2463 Turnersburg Hwy, Harmony, NC, USA +1 704 437 1710
How many people do you know who’ve gotten married in a cidery? Non-traditional venues can certainly make for a memorable destination wedding, and GoodRoad Ciderworks offers couples a private bar, patio, and room for up to 100 people in a rustic space that overlooks the fermentation tanks. The main taproom will stay open during your event, creating a fun, casual vibe.
GoodRoad Ciderworks, 117 Southside Dr, Charlotte, NC, USA +1 980 237 7225
If you and your sweetie are beer people, then Catawba Brewing Company might be a better fit for your big day. Beautiful oak barrels line the walls of their 4,300-square-foot space that can accommodate up to 200 people. Stage configurations are available, and the hard-carved wood bar carries 12 beers on tap with wine and cider also available.