FALL 2021 DATES STILL AVAILABLE!
As an unconfined, completely outdoor and tented facility, we are able to host gorgeous and safe events! Please email to discuss how we can accomodate the FALL 2021 event you've been dreaming of!
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 176 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:
- All-inclusive packages
- Parking with attendant
- Outside vendors
- Wheelchair accessible
- Outside alcohol
- Rehearsal time
- Bridal portrait time
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 30 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.
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Feels like the mountains 10 min outside of Chapel Hill
The Absolute Best Venue!
We love Old Lystra Inn!
Tony & Beth are accommodating, easy-going, and there to make sure your day is exactly as you hope it to be. They made the entire planning process (even amidst COVID) stress-free.
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If I give you a tour I might geek out on the history of the place. Don't encourage me or you'll get even more. I lovingly maintain the property while continually improving it. I absolutely love people, so I can't wait to me you!
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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!
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