Many couples enjoy celebrating their marriage over an entire weekend. For those in North Carolina, The Barn at Valhalla, located just 10 minutes from Chapel Hill and 30 minutes from Raleigh/Durham, is an ideal location for a weekend of celebration. With lodging options for up to 24 guests, this 30-acre property features a scenic mix of pastures, fields, water and woodlands perfect for a host of spectacular photo opportunities. Blending rusticity and elegance, the structures and landscape create the foundation for a wedding celebration that guests will talk about for years to come.
Polished wood floors, soaring ceilings, exposed beams and romantic wall sconces provide a warm ambiance for wedding receptions in The Barn. Outside on the wraparound deck, guests enjoy beautiful lawn and pond views with romantic strands of Edison lights suspended above.
Upstairs in the Barn, The Loft provides an elegant Bridal Suite, comfy space for the bridal party to get ready, and lodging for up to 16 guests. Notable details include an elegant crystal chandelier, charming vanity, plump chairs and couches, cozy master and bunk beds, and two double shower restrooms. The entire loft and bridal suite were designed and decorated by Pottery Barn while filming their online advertisements.
Located across the bridged walkways, The Lodge contains a more intimate banquet space and a stunning master suite featuring a soaring rock fireplace, sitting area, hot tub, baby grand piano and waterfall wall. The main level also features a sitting room, a full kitchen, dining room, guest room with full bath and a private deck with outdoor furniture. A hidden door leads to the ultimate game room, a convenient place for the groom and groomsmen to entertain themselves pre-wedding or for reception after-parties. This entertainment area offers a wine and beer fridge, poker table, pool table, foosball, darts, putting greens, ping-pong table and an 80" 4K television with PlayStation.
What You Should Know
The Barn at Valhalla is unique in the area as it provides you the entire weekend from Friday to Sunday for your dream wedding. You are allowed to arrive anytime on Friday to begin a stress-free set up. Departure time on Sunday is 12:00 PM so feel free to snooze and enjoy provided coffee with your loved ones the morning after your wedding.
The Barn at Valhalla has several gathering locations for each part of your wedding. There is ample room for your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, after party and brunch. The staff at The Barn at Valhalla will work with you to recommend the best location for the different pieces of your event based on your wants, needs, and the expected size of the party.
The Barn at Valhalla offers a blank canvas for couples to personalize. You are welcome to bring your own caterer, decorations, DJ and more. The staff can offer recommendations, but any licensed vendor is welcome. Parties may also bring in their own alcohol for a reception as long as they hire a licensed bartender. A liquor license is required to serve hard alcohol.
Rental parties provide setup for events and the venue breaks down tables, chairs and other property-owned items. The site provides ceremony chairs, reception tables, and ample guest parking. The Barn at Valhalla staff also provides clean up of the entire facility, including bedding.
There is no curfew for wedding receptions, and there are sleeping accommodations available for up to 24 guests when you are ready to end your reception or after party. This includes a luxurious honeymoon suite featuring a waterfall wall, hot tub, fireplace, and large en suite. Sparklers are permitted and a fire is allowed in the Lodge fireplaces, outdoor hearth area, and fire pit. The Gazebo is available for guests to use as desired. It is perfect for small rehearsal dinners or as a backdrop for photos.
In addition to scenic views, comfortable accommodations and plenty of relaxation time, the Barn at Valhalla offers a number of other benefits.
Tables for at least 150
Rehearsal dinner, brunch, and after-party space
Overnight accommodations for 24 people, including a Honeymoon Suite
Full man cave
Over the water gazebo
Ample parking for at least 150 vehicles
80" 4K HD 3D Sony TV
Heating and air conditioning in all buildings
Two portable bars for indoor or outdoor use
A state-of-the-art serving kitchen
SubZero refrigerators and freezer
From the Vendor
Where your event becomes a destination experience!
The Barn at Valhalla is nestled on 30 pristine acres of meadows, pines, and water in Chapel Hill, NC. Although the property is tucked away and private, it remains convenient to Raleigh, Durham, and Greensboro. The secluded site includes a Barn, private Lodge, Gazebo, Hearth Deck, and a lake. With a Friday - Sunday rental option and the ability to accommodate 24 overnight guests, it is unique in the area as a local destination wedding venue. There are numerous indoor and outdoor areas for your rehearsal dinner, brunch, ceremony, and reception. The flexibility of the space and the natural beauty of the meadows, pines, lake, unique Barn, and charming Lodge provide the perfect setting for your most memorable wedding! Let your wedding become a destination experience at The Barn at Valhalla!
Recommended by 100% of couples
Sarah · Getting married on 05/25/2019
Every penny spent towards booking the Barn at Valhalla was money well spent.Sent on 02/26/2018
Initially, we were concerned about the higher cost of booking the Barn for the weekend. However, the flexibility the Barn gives you in bringing in your own vendors gives you the opportunity to stay within your budget if you are on a tighter budget.
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Brittney · Married on 09/29/2018
The venue and location could not have been more perfect and the owners made our wedding experience a true dream come true! Everything about our big day from the start of planning to the day of went about as flawless as any bride could hope for! Wouldn’t have wanted to have our special day any where else!
Lindsay · Married on 08/18/2018
Words cannot begin to express how much we loved having our wedding weekend at the Barn at Valhalla. Since most of our guests were from out of town we loved being able to rent the venue for the whole weekend so that everyone could stay there and enjoy themselves. Not only is the venue beautiful, but it includes everything you could possibly need including tables/chair, large industrial fridges, audio hook-ups and plenty of photo-ops. The new chandeliers and hearth deck were stunning. My bridesmaids also couldn't stop raving about how comfy the beds were and one of them immediately went home and ordered the same mattress topper for her bed!
I can't say enough great things about The Barn at Valhalla! The owner and manager both truly care for their clients and help to make their events unforgettable! It's not often that you have vendors like these that go the extra mile. It's a gorgeous gem of a venue located close to Chapel Hill, but far enough away for you to feel as if you're on a rustic retreat or vacation! One of their biggest advantages is the rustic yet luxurious beauty of the onsite accommodations. It provides an amazing "at home" feeling for clients since they can stay the entire weekend! Truly my #1 recommendation to clients in search of a special venue.