Old Lystra Inn

1164 Old Lystra Inn, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Old Lystra Inn

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.

Services Offered
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
  • Accommodations
  • Parking with attendant
  • Outside vendors
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Outside alcohol
  • Rehearsal time
  • Bridal portrait time


Other Services
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:

  • Engagement party
  • Bridal shower
  • Elopements


History
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.


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  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Lauren M Porter · Married on 04/13/2019

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    The Perfect Day!

    The Old Lystra Inn was exactly the venue we were looking for! Beth and Tony are so laid back and made it easy to plan our perfect wedding without having to jump through hoops! Mother Nature threw every obstacle at us that she could and the staff at Old Lystra made it like nothing ever happened after the Carolina Blue skies finally opened up! We are so thankful for everyone at the Old Lystra Inn and would highly recommend to any brides and grooms!

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    Julia · Married on 10/06/2018

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    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 .

    Sent on 05/07/2018

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Old Lystra Inn FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • Describe your venue: Historic Building, Inn/B&B
  • What kind of settings are available? Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • 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, All Inclusive Packages, Clean Up, Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors, Set Up
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

  • Emily Katherine Events
    Emily Katherine Events Wedding Planners

    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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  • 1164 Old Lystra Inn Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 27517 See on map
    919-694-6562 (Phone number)

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