Fearrington Village is a picturesque, full service venue located on a historic dairy farm near Chapel Hill, NC. Offering beautiful gardens for outdoor ceremonies and multiple reception spaces suited for any style, the ceremony and reception spaces at Fearrington can be adapted to fit any couple's vision. Fearrington's on-site wedding team, as well as the entire culinary team at The Fearrington House Restaurant, offer a full-service planning expereince from start to finish by professional, experienced hands.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can host up to 500 friends and family members. Fearrington Village offers multiple ceremony and reception locations for couples to choose from. This venue has five garden ceremony locations where couples can exchange their vows. These spaces include Jenny’s Garden, Willow Oaks, Pecan Trees, Crabapples and Dovecote Lawn. Many of these spaces include lush trees under which couples can begin their lives together. There are also wedding arches and arbors to beautifully frame couples in the gardens as they exchange vows. For couples who have their hearts set on an indoor ceremony, or experience inclement weather on their big day, the Garden Terrace feels bright and open. These couples can wed with a stunning floor-to-ceiling fireplace of tan stone as their backdrop. Receptions can take place in the 1927 barn, an open-air terrace, a former granary, or the Fearrington House Restaurant.
Fearrington offers expert staff willing to help with every step of their wedding process. From event planning to cleanup when the fun is over, this venue ensures no part of the big day is left to chance. Other services at this ranch include:
The Fearrington House Inn features 32 unique guest rooms for couples, members of the wedding party and out-of-town guests. These rooms feature antique furniture and decor, original artwork pieces, fresh flowers, and garden views. Couples can choose to stay in a private suite with their own courtyard for a secluded wedding night experience at Fearrington Weddings.
Bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners are also welcome events at Fearrington. Couples can choose from a variety of decor items to personalize their celebration, whether choosing to hold a ceremony and reception at the venue, or another wedding-related event. If you can dream it, Fearrington can make it happen! The available event items at Fearrington Weddings include:
56 Reviews for Fearrington Village
Recommended by 99% of couples
23 User photos
Molly S. · Married on 07/10/2020
The most special place!
I have nothing but amazing things to say about Fearrington. Every part of the village feels like a fairy tale, it's full of life and color.Sent on 04/13/2020
The Fearrington team is absolutely OUTSTANDING, they truly have it down to a science. Gilda, Fearrington's event planner, is a machine. I've never seen one human manage to be in so many places at once. She is all business but cool, calm and collected at the same time.
Fearrington takes care of just about everything which makes the planning process so much easier - from flowers, to cake, to food and drink. My guests raved that it was the best reception food they've had by a long shot.
Fearrington really made my fairy tale wedding come true and they were lovely to work with the entire way. I'll be making trips back for years to come, it is such a special place!
Fearrington Village's reply:Thank you! We loved hosting you and your family and friends. Congratulations to you both. Here's wishing you both some time right now to really savor all the memories from your day. ♥
Rachel M. · Married on 07/24/2021
Fantastic experience with Gilda and the Fearrington Team for a flawless weekend weekend
Booking this venue was the best and most important decision we made for our wedding. I cannot say enough good things about The Fearrington and the people that work here. Our families truly felt that this venue was the absolute best venue in the broader Triangle area (maybe even in the state??).Sent on 07/27/2021
First off, this venue is idyllic. Many of our guests who came from out of town remarked on how beautiful the area was. The gardens are stunning. The barn is a perfect event space for a large group. The Inn is the epitome of Southern hospitality. The entire village is quiet and peaceful. There are adorable cows in the backdrop. In short, the venue was both extremely elegant and very approachable. We think this made guests from all walks of life feel very comfortable in the space.
Second, the food is absolutely incredible. This was important for us and a big reason that we chose The Fearrington (which has an acclaimed restaurant on the property). We wanted everyone to have a delicious meal and to eat their fill. We opted for the classic reception with different stations (the three we chose were the Beef Station, the Seafood Station, and the Southern Station). This was ideal for accommodating a variety of dietary restrictions and food preferences. At our cocktail hour, everyone was raving about the hors d'oeuvres. And after the cake, many guests remarked that they’ve never had wedding cake (or any cake for that matter) that was so delicious.
Third, the wedding coordinator, Gilda, is one of the most competent, fantastic humans we have ever met. Gilda has clearly put “10,000 hours” in to hone her craft, which is to make your wedding day run as beautifully and smoothly as possible. Her attention to detail is remarkable. Gilda and her staff have thought of everything from water stations at the ceremony to attendants that bustle your dress. On the day of our wedding, Gilda procured safety pins for my mother-in-law and individual fans for some of our guests. She was a perfect combination of very calming but clear and direct. It was so easy for us to put our trust in Gilda to just make the day fantastic, which it truly was. We can’t say enough positive things about Gilda, especially when it came to her generosity and understanding about moving our initial wedding date in the middle of the pandemic.
Fourth, hosting a wedding at The Fearrington is so much smoother than at many comparable locations because they do so much of the organization and planning in house. After seeing friends DIY their weddings, we knew we didn’t want that stress on the wedding day. The Fearrington makes it as stress-free as humanly possible to host a big event. From the flowers to the food to the décor, they can do just about everything. For external vendors, Gilda gave us recommendations for preferred vendors, which is how we found excellent people like our photographer (Krystal Kast) and our DJ (Willis Entertainment). On our wedding date, we didn’t need to leave the village the entire day. We had delicious brunch at the Fearrington restaurant, got ready in a spacious bridal suite, and walked out to the gardens for the ceremony. It was just about as smooth and painless as possible for a large wedding.
Fifth and finally, there were endless small touches that Gilda and her team thought about that made things feel so special. After our wedding, as my husband and I walked back to our room, I said to him, “That was perfect, but the one thing I regret is that I didn’t get the cake because we were too busy dancing.” When we opened the door to the bridal suite, we were shocked to see that Gilda had left us a few wrapped slices of cake and a bottle of prosecco!!
It was A++++ quality and service all around, and we feel so grateful to Gilda and the entire team at the Fearrington for giving us the best day of our lives.
Rachel & Taylor (July 2021)
Acacia D. · Married on 04/23/2021
Simple and Elegant
Everything we needed was there, except a DJ and the photographer.
The food was AMAZING. The desserts were exquisite. Gilda and her team had everything covered. She helped to keep the wedding timeline moving and I didn’t feel like I needed to try and take care of things. She and her team had it all.Sent on 05/12/2021
Fearrington Village's reply:Acacia, thank you for the lovely review, and thank you for sharing your wedding day with us! We wish you all the best as you start married life. ♥
The Fearrington is one of my favorite wedding venues! If you are looking for a quant, romantic spot full of Southern charm than look no further! The staff is very helpful and they make the wedding day run smoothly. Leah Marie Photography + Stationery
We have provided transportation for many events at the Fearrington, mainly weddings! The location is quite simply magical, which makes for some of the most breathtakingly gorgeous weddings I have ever seen. Not only that, but their restaurant is delicious and great for rehearsal dinners- especially if you're a fan of chocolate soufflé! The team at Fearrington is amazing to work with and their events are are beautiful and run very smoothly. You won't regret choosing them. They're the best around!
Fearrington is a knock out venue in every aspect. The staff is professional and cares about each and every event. They are always prepared and ready to go, creating a smooth and non stressful day. The gardens are beautiful and a wonderful place to play music. I can't think of a more elegant setting. If the weather is an issue they have the beautiful Garden Terrace where everyone is comfortable, yet still able to enjoy the lovely setting of Fearrington.