The Carolina Inn is an elegant wedding venue located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It features numerous indoor and outdoor spaces, each with their own distinct Southern flair. This idyllic estate is nestled on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Facilities and Capacity
This venue has a plethora of different function rooms, whether your wedding is large and extravagant or intimate. Their smaller spaces can accommodate other events including showers, rehearsal dinners, and farewell brunches. Couples who choose to hold an outdoor ceremony have a choice of two courtyards: the Annie Watts Hill Courtyard or the Bryan Courtyard. Both feature beautiful red brick and lush greenery, providing a picturesque backdrop for photos. Guests can then retire to the reception area, of which there are several options. The John Sprunt Hill Ballroom is the largest reception hall and has a maximum capacity of 450 people. Guests can dine and dance in luxury under its delicate chandeliers and enjoy a sizable pre-function area. Alternately, the Chancellor’s Ballroom is another classic setting for traditional ballroom weddings. The Old Well Room is a magnificent setting for an art deco-inspired wedding. It boasts terrazzo floors, crystal chandeliers, and surrounding parlors that can be rented for the occasion. The venue’s other rooms and parlors suit small events and parties.
The Carolina Inn’s staff are dedicated to hosting unforgettable weddings. The expertise of a professional event planner is offered to all couples who choose this venue. The on-site coordinator, Kristen, has a passion for each love story she encounters in addition to years of experience in the wedding industry. The inn also has a list of preferred vendors that can help streamline the planning process and reduce stress. They host an annual event showcase where couples can meet their potential vendors and view their work in person.
This destination features seven suites and 185 guest rooms for the convenience of those who wish to stay in the heart of Chapel Hill. Each room is equipped with modern amenities and designed in a refined, Southern style. Guests staying here overnight can choose to add breakfast with their room.
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The Carolina Inn is such a fantastic venue. It has a truly unique vintage character in-line with its 1920's heritage. As a photographer, I can definitely recommend the Inn as a fantastic venue if photography is important to you. Aside from that, the planning staff are always so detail-oriented and personable and the food and service is top-notch across the board. Definitely one of my favourite places to shoot weddings in and I can't recommend it highly enough!
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