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Lavender Oaks Farm is a 60-acre country estate located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Imagine a timeless setting with all your favorite people on the most magnificent 60 private acres located less than 5 miles to downtown Chapel Hill, NC, very close to all the hotels, restaurants, and only 30 minutes to RDU Airport. Plus, Uber/Lyft come to our farm as a convenience for your guests!

Wedding Planning & Wedding Day Coordinator INCLUDED! We provide full service wedding planning and an event manager (wedding day coordinator) with our fee. The average wedding budget our couples spend including our venue fee is $35K to $45K. At first glance we look expensive, but since we provide so much for our couples we know we provide an incredible experience within a fantastic budget.

At Lavender Oaks Farm, your guests arrive through our stone gates along a majestic tree-lined drive to a breathtaking view of our two historic timber frame barns that have been lovingly and meticulously restored. Our Main Barn, circa 1900, is designed after European chateaus and is rustic, yet refined, 7,000 sq ft, temperature controlled, and includes our beautiful Dressing Suite, large entry area for welcoming guests, two 10' long Bars, a separate room for specialty vendors such as photo booths, a gourmet kitchen that caterers love, spacious restrooms, and our Lavender Oaks Farm Boutique. Walk outside our Main Barn and enjoy our 3,000 outdoor patio with our stone fireplace, wrought iron gazebo, all overlooking our 4,000 lavender plants. We faced our Main Barn east so the outdoor patio gets all the afternoon shade which is the perfect lighting for your event. Our covered outdoor Pavilion Barn circa 1865 is the perfect location for your ceremony, cocktail hour, or as a rain contingency plan. We rent our barns for weddings and special events year-round and include all your decor, tables, chairs, centerpiece items, dried or fresh lavender (seasonally), graphic design services, and we're here to help every step of the way. We provide a private online planning guide for our couples that is pertinent to our venue, plus we provide a welcome meeting to hear your overall vision and budget and recommend the best vendors to create your dream wedding. We do require you to hire one of our wedding day coordinators from our preferred list.

We rent our Main Barn and grounds 9:00 AM-11:00 PM on your wedding day. We invite you to schedule a tour to see all the beautiful items and services we include with your rental fee to make your day spectacular!


Facilities And Capacity

Lavender Oaks Farm accommodates up to 250 guests in our Main Barn, and we offer multiple areas for your ceremony, cocktail hour all in a timeless and private setting. We allow you to bring in your own alcohol, drop things off a day or two before your wedding, and come back the next day to pick up items. Our 60 acres is surrounded by a majestic forest, and since we are secluded your DJ or Band can play late inside our Main Barn!


Services Offered

Included in the venue rental are our a full service in-house Wedding Planner, plus a Wedding Day Coordinator, two historic barns, graphic design services, all your round tables, plus some farmhouse tables, white Chiavari chairs, white resin folding chairs, centerpiece items, bridal suite, groom’s retreat, cake table and pedestals, sweetheart table, assorted lanterns, candles, many glass vases, easels, photo frames, apothecary glass jars, rustic wood bars, a “floating table,” wine barrels, and assorted outdoor furniture.

Other Amenities:

Lavender Oaks Farm include:

  • Dressing Suite
  • Log Cabin for additional dressing suite
  • Wheelchair access
  • Outdoor Fireplace
  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Event Planning
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch
Garden
Historic Building
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Altar/Arch
Centerpieces
Chairs
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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Reviews of Lavender Oaks Farm

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99% recommend it
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5.0/5 16 reviews
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4.6/5 77 reviews
Grace
Grace R. Sent on 02/16/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Perfect

Lavender Oaks Farm is a fantastic venue and I wish I could give it more than 5 stars. I initially picked this spot because of the variety of space onsite - there is an outdoor pavilion, a back patio with firepits and a fireplace, an upstairs balcony, a bridal suite, and a groomsman cabin. However, what I ended up getting was far more than I could have ever imagined. Karen, the owner, is a wonderful woman with a heart for hosting and event planning. She is patient, gracious, so generous, and kind. Never once did I feel like I was bothering her with questions or asking for too much. She went above and beyond to make sure that our day was absolutely perfect, and in making sure that we felt like family all along the way.

If you're hesitating, book this place. There is a rain contingency plan, the accommodations to your wedding party are fantastic and unmatched, and you really feel like you're being looked out for. I had a vision for different things - a hot chocolate bar, a s'mores bar, and a large dessert area. Karen made all of these come to life with ease and grace.

Not to mention, the place itself is gorgeous. Karen and her team take great care of the barn - all of our guests were blown away by how classy and beautiful the venue was.

Karen also has close ties to incredible vendors in the area. She has preferred vendors who she works seamlessly with, and they are all truly excellent.

Our day was perfect, and that has a lot to do with this barn and with Karen's heart. Thank you, Karen, for opening up this space to us!!!
Morgan
Morgan M. Sent on 07/26/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Simply THE best!

Karen and the team at Lavender Oaks are phenomenal! They took such good care of us and brought our dream wedding to life. This venue is fabulous because it includes many of the things you need for your special day in the venue fee. In addition, they have a great, comprehensive list of suggested vendors, which helps make the planning process so much easier. The venue itself is absolutely gorgeous. Lastly, Karen is such a joy to work with. She truly loves each and every one of her couples and her expertise will make you feel constantly at ease. I could not recommend this place enough! 10 out of 10!
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Maureen D. Sent on 07/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Experience!

We had such a wonderful experience working with Karen and her team at Lavender Oaks! The venue is so beautiful, and all of our guests talked about how much they loved it. The lavender was blooming, and I swear during our ceremony birds were chirping and butterflies were floating around the pavilion barn!
Working with Karen was such a dream-- from our very first meeting she helped us plan, staying organized, sticking to a planning timeline, and helping us with decisions we didn't know how to make (or didn't know we needed to make!). She also introduced us to the most fantastic vendors, who were so kind and amazing to work with, and she helped us find vendors that helped us stay within our budget. In the weeks leading up to the venue, she quickly answered texts, calls, and emails-- helping me sort through the bumps in the road that inevitably come up in those last few weeks. We had the perfect day-- from getting ready in the cabin and bridal suites, to seeing Karen and Jen and the nicest vendors setting up our wedding, to the ceremony and reception itself-- we had so much fun and we will be forever grateful! I would recommend Lavender Oaks to anyone looking for an idyllic wedding venue!
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Lavender Oaks Farm frequently asked questions

Lavender Oaks Farm includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Event Planning
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The space offered by Lavender Oaks Farm for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Park
Lavender Oaks Farm offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Lavender Oaks Farm offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Lavender Oaks Farm offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Lavender Oaks Farm offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Altar/Arch
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Lavender Oaks Farm is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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