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The Carolina Inn

Chapel Hill, NC View map

About

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$3,000

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
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    Kimberly M. Married on 12/11/2021
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    The Carolina Inn is an absolute dream of a wedding venue.

    The Carolina Inn is an absolute dream of a wedding venue. From the day I toured, we knew it was the place for us. For the last year, the entire team at the Carolina Inn has been extremely helpful with all of our questions and requests. Kelsey, our catering/wedding manager, was always responsive and worked with us and the chef to curate the perfect meal for our guests including all of the dietary restrictions we had! Our guests raved about how seamless the wedding was from the courtyard ceremony, cocktail hour in the black and white hallway, and then reception in the Hill Ballroom. As an added bonus, many of our guests were from out of town and were able to experience the magic and joy of the Carolina Inn at Christmastime. I cannot recommend the Carolina Inn enough! Even with multiple other events in December and the same day as our wedding, everything was flawless! We cannot wait to return for years to come to relive our wedding day.
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    Melissa A. 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 H. 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!!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

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Joe Payne Photography 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
(919) 918-2715
800-962-8519
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