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.
95 Reviews for The Carolina Inn
Recommended by 93% of couples
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lesley hargrave · Married on 11/02/2019
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
Rachel · Married on 08/10/2019
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
Lauren · Married on 04/07/2018
Had the most amazing time at the Carolina Inn! To start with the front desk staff who were so helpful - Nils and his team know how to run that front desk- providing first class service. The reception with stations were truly amazing, food was delicious and the station attendants were so friendly. The bartenders did fantastic job of keeping the drinks flowing. Post wedding breakfast ran 1.5 hours over, but they never made a comment and made sure we were taken care of!!! Charmain was the best to work with- she really cares about what she is doing!!Sent on 04/21/2018
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!