The Carolina Inn

211 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 Map · Phone number
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About The Carolina Inn

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.

Services Offered

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.

Accommodation

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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96 Reviews for The Carolina Inn

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.6

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    Melissa Auchter · Married on 01/18/2020

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    Wonderful venue staffed by wonderful people

    Carolina Inn is a beautiful venue. We loved having our reception there. The team of people working there are all very helpful and took care of things before I needed to ask. They were so helpful both day of and in the many days proceeding. I would also highly recommend their wedding showcase for anyone planning their wedding here. Tiffany and her team were great!!!

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    lesley hargrave · Married on 11/02/2019

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    A dream location!

    The most beautiful setting for a magical wedding reception!! Cannot express how pleased I am that this was the location for my daughter's wedding! From the moment you drive up you know it's special, as beautiful on the outside as in...what a place for pictures! The staff is amazing, make everyone feel special to be there. We had a private room for getting ready with the girls, and a room for family brunch the next day and every detail was exceptional and looked beautiful. Could not be any happier with the venue...and all the history and tradition, speechless!!

    Sent on 11/13/2019
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    Rachel · Married on 08/10/2019

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    Great experience!

    We had a wonderful experience with the Carolina Inn! Kayla was a great venue coordinator and they were able to work with us to include some unconventional traditions to help create our perfect day!

    Sent on 08/15/2019

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The Carolina Inn FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 3000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Linens
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    8
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
    Hotel
    Inn/B&B
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Wifi

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Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

  • Joe Payne Photography Wedding Photographers

    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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  • 211 Pittsboro Street Chapel Hill, NC, 27516 See on map
    (919) 918-2715 (Phone number)
    8009628519 (Other Phone Number)
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