SPRING 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 Spring 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:
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.
14 Reviews for Old Lystra Inn
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Sam · Married on 11/21/2020
An Absolute Dream Come True
If you're looking for southern charm, unmatched hospitality, and venue owners that immediately feel like family - look no further. Beth, Tony, and their family members went above and beyond to give us a wedding that was a magical dream come true. The historic venue was the backbone to our simple southern style- complete with a gorgeous fire pit that kept our guests warm and a romantic garden-party style ceremony setting with gorgeous magnolia and bamboo trees as far as the eye can see. The groomsmen enjoyed their classy and comfortable suite upstairs while the bridesmaids got ready in the sunlit hair & makeup room. Not to mention the luxury we experienced in the gorgeous bridal suite that gave us lots of room to relax, dress, take photos, etc. From planning to execution, this venue delivered above and beyond what we ever could of hoped for! So take the leap, give them a call, and schedule a visit. Starting our lives here as husband and wife was the greatest choice we have ever made and we have no doubt you will love it too!Sent on 02/02/2021
Emily G. · Married on 09/11/2020
Prom under the stars
Old Lystra in is absolutely amazing! Its a beautiful rustic chic venue. They have multiple amazing places for photos so everyone is unique. It ended up raining at my event but they supplied the cutest clear umbrellas. They really thought of everything! The owners of Old Lystra Inn are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. I’m so thankful that they opened up there land and home for others to enjoy. If prom was this amazing I can only imagine how wonderful weddings must be! I hope to come to more events hereSent on 09/12/2020
Bryce · Married on 10/05/2019
Thanks to the Old Lystra Inn our wedding day was perfect. The venue is so beautiful and perfect. Beth and Tony take meticulous care of the property, are perfect hosts, and make everything seamless. We could not have imagined a more perfect setting for our wedding. I would give them 100 stars if possible.Sent on 10/08/2019
Old Lystra Inn's reply:Thank you for your kind review Bryce! We absolutely LOVED celebrating your special day - what precious families you and Ehsan have - we will especially miss Moo! Much love to you all!
Team of Old Lystra Inn
The "Pop" half of Mom-n-Pop
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!
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!