Old Lystra Inn is a historic wedding venue located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Couples will experience a 1890’s renovated farmhouse nestled under towering oak trees on this 10-acre property. They pride themselves on their flexibility and allowing your unique vision to come to life. Old Lystra Inn promises to let your creativity and innovative ideas flourish.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 250 guests at this vintage-style venue. They offer two beautiful outdoor options on their spacious estate. You can say your “I do’s” under gorgeous oak trees, and then dance the night away under the stars. If you prefer some coverage, Old Lystra Inn will provide a 40-foot by 80-foot tent for your ceremony or reception.
This full-service wedding venue allows each couple's exclusive use of their property for 14 hours the day of their celebration. There are private bridal and groom’s suites where you can start your day, complete with refreshing beverages. A hair and makeup studio is also available for you and your bridal party, and they'll provide light snacks for the ladies. For your ceremony, they'll provide white wooden chairs, and for your reception your guests can sit on cross-back oak wooden chairs. Round tables are also included, along with assistance setting up and cleaning up. Additional services include:
Old Lystra Inn will provide a complimentary night stay for the happy couple, complete with a three-course breakfast in the morning. In addition to hosting your ceremony and reception, they're also happy to host your rehearsal dinner. Additional events they will hold include:
This one-of-a-kind inn was owned by Pulitzer prize winner, Paul Green. Now, it’s run by Beth and Tony Pendola, who have been married for over 25 years. They felt that they had to compromise on their wedding day, because they couldn't find a venue that let them do exactly what they wanted. Since then, they’ve vowed to be a location where couples can make their special day everything they dreamed it to be.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Julia · Married on 10/06/2018
I could not have asked for a better venue to have my wedding at . Beth and tony answered any questions I had even if they were small.
They set up my wedding exactly how I wanted it ! There daughter even wrote my pick a seat not a side once we got to the venue. Every vendor we choose beth and tony gave us suggestions on and we were so glad we used them . We got so many complements on the venue and how beautiful it was . I had this vision in my head and their venue was it ! It’s a mix of modern farmhouse with the opportunity to have your wedding completely outside .
Ruthanne · Married on 09/22/2018
We got married at the Old Lystra Inn in September and it was absolutely perfect. The owners are amazing--warm, accommodating, and so fun. The venue itself is gorgeous and an incredible value. We looked at most of the other venues in the Triangle and fell in love with the Old Lystra Inn immediately. The owners were so much more flexible with us regarding which vendors we could use and allowed us to customize our wedding using the vendors we preferred. In the end everything was even more perfect than we could have imagined and we could not be happier. We absolutely recommend!!!
Marla · Married on 09/15/2018
I wish that I was writing this review because I had the most lovely wedding at Old Lystra Inn. Unfortunately, Hurricane Florence came and had other plans for us. Our dreams were absolutely crushed when we had to change venues last minute due to needing an indoor space for our wedding. We did however get the opportunity to work with Tony and Beth throughout the planning process of our wedding so this review reflects the amazing courtesy and care that they provided to us. Although we didn't get to have our event at Old Lystra, I feel that working with people like Tony and Beth are what everyone should look for when deciding on a venue for a wedding. There are tons of beautiful homes, museums, restaurants, etc. that would make a beautiful wedding but not every place has people that are super easy to work with. If you choose Old Lystra you will get just that. Tony and Beth were so amazing. They even took it upon themselves to call vendors to help me find a tent to set up and even looked for alternative venues when the forecast changed for the worst. I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to meet and work with them. Our week had many ups and downs and after it was all said and done, I would pick to work with them again any day.
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Old Lystra Inn is easily one of my favorite wedding venues! Beth and Tony are terribly nice, helpful, and genuinely passionate about weddings. Planning weddings here is an enjoyable process, and I look forward to many more Old Lystra Weddings!