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Forest Hall at Chatham Mills

Pittsboro, NC View map
Rating 5.0 out of 5
53 reviews
Up to 250 guests


Up to 250 guests

Located in Pittsboro, North Carolina, Forest Hall at Chatham Mills is a historic wedding venue just outside of Chapel Hill. It is nestled on 32 acres of lush forest, creating the ultimate atmosphere for combining vintage charm and natural beauty.

Facilities and Capacity
The historic banquet hall is 3,500 square feet and is located in downtown Pittsboro and can host up to 250 guests. Chatham Mills is a large former label-making mill that houses upscale steakhouse The Sycamore at Chatham Mills, full-service caterer 39 West Catering, a food market, dance studio and offices. The hall features stunning hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, expansive windows, soaring ceilings and wooden beams. Outside, the breathtaking outdoor ceremony area is staged under a majestic 80-foot sycamore tree.

Tours and Tastings
By appointment.

Services Offered
The hall is operated by Yolo Entertainment Group NC, a local event company. Their experienced team is ready to make sure everything goes as planned. They will work with you to create, coordinate and execute every last detail. Their open vendor policy allows couples to create the customized wedding of their dreams. Below is their packaging and pricing:

2022-2023 Prices*

Saturday $6000

Friday and Sunday $5500

Monday-Thursday $3000

* $500 discount when you choose our onsite partner caterer 39 West Catering


  • Indoor and outdoor ceremony location
  • Indoor reception with heating and air conditioning
  • 12 hour day-of rental (11am -11pm or earlier)
  • 15 8ft custom farm tables (can seat 10 people each)
  • 9 60inch round tables (can seat 8 people each)
  • 2 cocktail tables
  • 140 wooden padded folding chairs
  • Wooden farm "sweetheart" table
  • Wooden cake table
  • 2 wooden wine barrels
  • Use for a 1 hour ceremony rehearsal 1-2 days prior
  • Market lights hung in Forest Hall
  • White draping to divide the space
  • On-site parking for all guests in designated area
  • Bridal Suite for brides and attendants. (Groom's Suite available at additional cost.

Other Facilities
To get ready for the celebration, the venue includes a suite for your wedding party as well as a prep kitchen space for caterers. Restrooms, on-site parking, wheelchair access and shuttle services are also available for your guests.

Other Services
Forest Hall at Chatham Mills can host your bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception. Couples may schedule an engagement shoot or bridal portraits on the premises. When not reserved for weddings the hall may be reserved for corporate events, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, fundraisers and other special events.

The historic wedding venue is 20 minutes from Chapel Hill and 40 minutes from Raleigh, Durham and Greensboro. It is a 34-minute drive to Raleigh-Durham International Airport and one hour from Piedmont Triad International Airport. Guests can enjoy scenic waterfront views at Jordan Lake, 19 minutes away.

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Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up

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Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Dance Floor

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

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    Matt M. Married on 10/02/2021
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    Amazing Venue & Owner

    When we first visited Forest Hall when we were shopping around for wedding venues, it was recently under new ownership. The new owner, Greg, showed us around and shared his vision for how the place could look a year later when our wedding would be. We're so happy we selected Forest Hall for our wedding.

    The space was perfect for us. The exposed brick and wooden floor and tables were lovely. We loved having a dining area, a dance floor in another room, and an amazing outdoor space for the reception, cocktail hour, corn hole, and a chance to get away from the dance party inside. The venue also served us very well for the Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner.

    Greg was especially helpful coordinating everything with many of our vendors to get the rentals taken care of, including the tableware, tent, and lights. Greg was incredibly helpful and so great to work with throughout this entire process. Between Greg and our Event Planner (Timeless Events NC), so many things got taken care of that we simply did not have to worry about on our special day, and we're so grateful for all the help you provided.

    Highly Recommended!
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    Alex Married on 05/29/2021
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    I highly recommend any couple planning their wedding to reach out to Nathan and Anissa. I've worked with Nathan and Anissa to coordinate multiple weekend training seminars for over 100 people. They are great to work with! With their experience and support, everything went smoothly and better than expected. Nathan and Anissa gave a lot of time and attention to me and all of my questions. In addition to giving countless hours on site before and at the seminars, they were very responsive, always a phone call or text away. Their positive, patient, and encouraging attitude was so helpful when I would get stressed out with all of the details and big picture ideas. Nathan and Anissa go above and beyond!
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    Graysie C. Married on 04/12/2021
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    The wedding venue of dreams!

    We absolutely LOVED having our wedding at Forest Hall. The space was warm and welcoming with plenty of flexibility for outdoor and indoor options. The owners of the space were very accommodating and flexible - we were able to visit the venue multiple times during our engagement to test out different decorations and layouts. Forest Hall was also a winner in terms of value - the venue rental price is very reasonable and includes tables and chairs. The location is so naturally beautiful that you don't need many decorations, which is also quite cost effective. Also - pictures in this space are BEAUTIFUL. Lighting is gorgeous, the colors come together richly, and you cannot beat the buildings' old character (those original hardwood floors are to die for!).
    Both my fiance and I have said that we'd get married at Forest Hall again in a heartbeat. -- it will be a place that will always hold a special place in our hearts.


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480 Hillsboro Street, Suite 530 Pittsboro, NC, 27312

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