We are conveniently located just outside of Chapel Hill with a lovely, private, and memorable setting. There are acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, gardens, and ponds surrounded by woods - a perfect setting for your wedding guests and photos. We include
• the use of the beautiful barn and grounds for your event
• the downstairs of our home for the bridal party
• 28 tables of various sizes
• 150 white resin padded chairs
• 20 benches
• parking attendants
• setup of our tables, chairs, and benches
• breakdown of our tables, chairs and benches
• yard games- giant jenga, corn-hole, ladder golf, hola hoops, put putt
• various wedding accessories
Bathroom rental is separate and is done by Prissy Pots, her 2017 rental price is $1000 for the weekend for state of the art air-conditioned/heated bathroom trailer with 2 or 3 stalls on the women's side and1 stall and 1 or 2 urinals on the men's side. We prefer to do only one wedding per weekend and we take off most of July & August due to the heat. Our final count guest limit is 150. Event time is limited to 6 hours. Ceremony rehearsal and setup time is included and separate from the 6 hour event time and must be arranged with venue. Music must stop at 10pm. I would be happy to share more information and answer all of your questions if you would like to set up a time to visit the farm.
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Sarah Hill McIntyre · Married on 10/20/2018
A fun, beautiful, perfectly unique venue with incredibly kind owners and amazing staff
You know that you found the perfect venue when you find yourself sad that the wedding is over because it means you no longer have an excuse to hang out there.
The Chapel Hill Carriage House far surpassed any expectation we could have had for a wedding venue. As soon as we first explored the property, we knew it was for us. Set in rural Chapel Hill, the Carriage House property is like a little oasis at the end of its gravel road. As you pull up, you will see perfectly manicured gardens and grounds surrounding an old cabin and the open air barn-like Carriage House. Past the carriage house is a small lake and past the lake you can see goats, chickens, alpaca, and even a turkey. There is a permanent bar between the cabin and carriage house, as well as an outdoor fireplace with seating, and a large area for outdoor games such as a putting green, giant Jenga, cornhole, and more. While we chose to get married at an outdoor open air beam structure called the "virtual church," I believe there are no less than five options of ceremony sites on the property. To the left of the cabin is the owners' house, the bottom floor of which they graciously make available to their couples as they get ready on their wedding days. It is divided into two suites, one which has a bedroom, bathroom, and large living space with natural light (perfect for makeup artists) and the other which has a full size fridge and game room with a pool table, darts, and other games.
Brenda is the main person you coordinate with to visit and book the Carriage House. She is super responsive and easy to work with. Though reservations are required to tour the space (it is where they live after all), that is far from a burden. She is incredibly generous with her time and is seemingly always ready to answer questions about her beautiful space. If you're lucky, she will even let you feed the animals while you ask her your questions.
Many couples who have been married at the Carriage House have chosen to donate their decorations. Brenda makes these decorations (and there are a LOT) of them available to her couples for no extra charge. She also has plate, silverware, glassware and some linens available for a very reasonable fee. She is very open to vendors and is quick to provide suggestions if you need them. She paired us with the perfect day-of coordinator, somehow getting the vision of what we wanted for a wedding day as well as a reading of our personalities in just a couple of meetings.
As far as the day of, I cannot stress enough that this is the team you want to work with. When I pulled up at 8 AM the day of our 4 PM wedding, Brenda was outside with two other workers making sure that everything looked perfect. It rained on our wedding day until just about one hour before the wedding. Brenda checked in with me to see what I wanted to do but in a calm, non-pressuring way. As soon as the rain stopped, her team jumped into action setting up for the ceremony and even using leaf blowers to blow excess water away. Everything looked magical by the time of the ceremony and reception. Her team also worked to bring tables and chairs from the ceremony space to the reception space. They were smiling and so, so kind the entire time. We didn't just enjoy working at the Carriage House, we loved having the chance to work with Brenda and her team.
This is a space that is beautiful as is but that you can also be creative with and add your own custom pieces to. Brenda has a wonderful eye for things and lot's of experiences with weddings. She offers helpful feedback and suggestions and really takes the time to listen to what you need or want. We have heard nothing but glowing feedback from our guests who loved the space, the animals, the s'mores at the outdoor fireplace, and really just everything about the Carriage House.
Frances · Married on 06/23/2018
Gorgeous Outdoor Venue
Brenda, owner of the Chapel Hill Carriage House, was a dream to work with. She was super responsive, flexible and just a genuinely nice person. She and her husband are landscapers so the grounds were stunning - water features, pops of color with lots of variation. We used very minimal flower arrangements as a result. Abe Lincoln, the resident alpaca, made an appearance at our reception along with Rosie, the goat. They had adults running for their cameras and added so much fun to the wedding. Brenda's team handled valet parking and ferrying elderly relatives to the site (we chose to marry in the chapel on the other side of the pond) via golf cart. The day went off without a hitch. I'd highly recommend the Carriage House. If you're worried about the portapotties, don't be. They're housed in an actual multi-stall structure and it looks like a regular bathroom.
Diana · Married on 04/14/2018
I am SO glad I found this place and had my wedding here!! Brenda is so easy and great to work with, as well as her family, staff, and furry farm friends! As a person/bride who has difficulty making decisions, this was the easiest one and made everything after that just come together so perfectly. I couldn’t be happier and my friends, family, and guests keep talking about what an amazing place and fun time they had as well. If we could do it again, we’d do it the same!! The venue and landscaping is so beautiful in and of itself with so many activities for guests but also with such elegance that it is perfect for a laid back DIY couple like us or for the most detail oriented/extravagant! I loved being able to get ready at the property in the basement of Brenda and Mike’s wonderful home. I wouldn’t change a thing!
Chapel Hill Carriage House is the perfect outdoor venue offering several sites for the perfect wedding ceremony and covered pavilion for the reception. The owners consistently exceed expectations in ensuring the wedding party and especially the bride and groom experience the wedding of their dreams. Just minutes out of down town Chapel Hill, easy access, plenty of parking, an outstanding and helpful staff ... all make for an unforgettable event. I highly recommend contacting the Leapers for a consultation!