A historic wedding and event venue on the 6-acre grounds of a boutique bed and breakfast in Edenton, North Carolina. The Cotton Gin Inn provides modern luxury and impeccable cuisine for couples celebrating their big day. Situated on a large country setting surrounded by tall trees and beautiful gardens, this inn provides a romantic, upscale venue. The Cotton Gin Inn is within the town's historic Cotton district and is a 2-minute drive to the waterfront asnd downtown Edenton, and is also convenient to Highway 17 with easy access to Norfolk, Virginia, and Raleigh, North Carolina and the Outer Banks. Featured in MarthaStewartWeddings.com in 2018.
Facilities and Capacity
The Cotton Gin Inn is a stunning historic mansion with seven guest rooms that offers a touch of luxury within a relaxing country setting. Both indoor and covered or uncovered outdoor spaces are available, and the venue accommodates up to 350 guests or as few as two. This venue works well for bridal showers and engagement parties, as well as rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, and receptions. Elopements are also welcome if you prefer an intimate experience. Separate rooms are available for both sides of the wedding party to prepare.
The inn provides Wi-Fi, parking for all guests. Their peak seasons are in April, May, September, and October, and their off-season months are January, February, March, and December. Whenever you choose to celebrate, The Cotton Gin Inn will provide an amazing experience.
The Cotton Gin offers delicious local Southern and French breakfasts for overnight guests. The chef's private services are avavailable for smaller weddings, rehearsal dinners, after-the-wedding brunches, and events. The specialties of the chef arer french, southern bistro and mediterannean using local and organic ingredients. Cooking classes are also available.
Seven beautiful and well-appointed rooms are available for you or your overnight guests to enjoy while visiting the inn for your wedding day. Each room features private baths and is furnished with modern luxury and fine linens, and special extras, such as flowers and sweets, afternoon tea, appetizers, or private lunches and dinners can be added to any room with advance notice.
3 Reviews for The Cotton Gin Inn
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Karlie · Married on 10/07/2017
My wedding dream come true!
Everything about the Cotton Gin is magical! Cheryl’s hospitality, high standards for excellence, and the stunning atmosphere makes for the perfect wedding. It’s going on two years and our guest are still raving about it. Highly recommend.Sent on 04/14/2019
Anne · Married on 09/09/2017
Beautiful venue with many possibilities!
We can’t say enough positive things about Cheryl, Randy, and The Cotton Gin Inn in Edenton, North Carolina. We looked at wedding venues in multiple states in an attempt to find a place where it actually felt right for us to get married. After meeting with many venues and seeing all of the options on the seemingly infinite number of wedding sites, we eventually asked Cheryl if we could get married on her property because it was such a special place to us and had a feeling that could never be replicated by the typical in-and-out wedding venues.
The best part about the Cotton Gin Inn is that it isn’t a wedding venue; it’s a home where people live and where others come to meet and stay while visiting the town of Edenton. I think that’s what make the place feel so real. It never felt like a wedding venue that was just interested in checking our name off a list of people who were being rented a space for a few hours before doing it all over again for another group the following day. And the day after that.
The property itself is exceptionally unique in that it can accommodate large weddings in an open field with a huge, beautiful tree; a smaller group in a shaded, private setting with a water view in the background; a beautiful historic home and brick building that both offer an exceptionally wide variety of vibes, styles, and photographic opportunities; an outdoor area that can accommodate just about whatever you can imagine; and the ability to utilize a combination of these settings in a way that best fits the vision you have.
We wanted a smaller wedding and asked if we could have our ceremony in the shaded area near the water. After that, we had one long family-style table for dinner set in the open lawn, and then made full use of the bar, fire pit, and other space for wedding cake, dancing, and all of the other usual post-wedding debauchery.
Cheryl and Randy went above and beyond to ensure their home and grounds were in impeccable condition for our wedding weekend. Our guests who stayed the weekend with them absolutely loved staying there because Cheryl and Randy truly made each of them feel like a part of their home .... a sentiment we share.
Overall Cheryl allowed us the freedom to create the wedding that we wanted to have which easily exceeded all of the expectations we had, and outshined all of the wedding venues we visited, some of which cost $50k and up. We know; we looked.
No matter what you are hoping for, The Cotton Gin Inn will meet your needs in a way that event venues never could and give you a setting that is authentic, genuine, and real.Sent on 02/12/2021
Sara · Married on 06/01/2019
Beautiful Location and Venue
The Cotton Gin Inn is gorgeous and the grounds are so well taken care of by Cheryl. It has the upscale southern charm we were looking for for our wedding and the price was very reasonable. The rooms are stunning and the breakfast is delicious if you choose to stay at the inn. Cheryl also provides snacks and bubbly the day of when you are getting ready. There are a handful of inns and hotels within a 10 minute drive for your guests and it's very close to downtown Edenton.Sent on 01/10/2021
My main thing to call out to future brides is that this is strictly a location, and only an outdoor location. You'll definitely want a tent either way to shade from the sun or rain, there's not a lot of room for storage, and you'll have to plan ahead on having someone outside of the inn's staff to help manage vendors the day of. All things that can be organized but worth calling out from experience!