LOVE BIG, CELEBRATE SMALL. Located in beautiful Chapel Hill, NC, The Parlour is an intimate wedding venue in the sweetest vintage chapel. Imagine refashioning the typical wedding into your dream day in a place as unique as your story. With a capacity of 100 or less, celebrate small with the people closest to you and make meaningful memories in this truly historic space. Featuring the main chapel interior (stunningly reborn), the outdoor garden courtyard for dinner or ceremony under the market lights, a cocktail patio with the chapel backdrop, and woodland/wildflower area. Endless opportunities for ceremony, cocktails, and reception.
It's your story- tell it at The Parlour!
Facilities and Capacity
Here, couples and their loved ones will find an eclectic combination of both old and new elements. The beautifully renovated chapel boasts original pine floors, stained glass windows, sophisticated chandeliers, and a kitchen prep area. You can decorate the majestic, historic doorway display area with floral garland or other decor to best suit your wedding vision. In addition, the original Manns Chapel sign hangs on the wall, adding a touch of nostalgia to your event. A stunning bridal suite and groom’s quarters provide the couple and their wedding party with a comfortable place to get ready before the festivities begin. An array of vintage rentals are at your disposal to add further charm to the atmosphere of your wedding day. Couples may also choose to hold their event outside, where a picturesque European-inspired courtyard awaits. Market lights and a blooming landscape create a romantic ambiance that both you and your guests will remember fondly for years to come. A vintage 1976 Argosy Airstream is also available and can serve as a fun dressing room, dessert station, bar backdrop, or photography setting.
The Parlour at Manns Chapel is able to accommodate a wide variety of wedding-related events, including engagement parties, showers, elopements, rehearsal dinners, welcome suppers, ceremonies, and receptions. This venue’s creative team is dedicated to helping your big day go as flawlessly as possible. Couples holding their events here can also avail of the following wedding services and items:
Originally established in 1887, the chapel was decommissioned in 1985 yet was still held in high esteem by the surrounding community. Aimee and Yvette, co-founders of The Parlour at Manns Chapel, have lovingly restored the venue to serve as a simple, elegant site for special events.
22 Reviews for The Parlour at Manns Chapel
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Ashley · Getting married on 09/08/2021
Beautiful, responsive, and flexible-- the perfect venue!
The Parlour was truly the perfect place for our wedding; we were incredibly happy with how beautiful it was and the responsiveness/dedication of everyone we worked with! We chose it as our venue in 2019 for a June 2020 wedding. However, with the COVID pandemic and travel restrictions (we live out-of-state and were planning the wedding from afar), we had to reschedule for August. Jessica at The Parlour was incredibly understanding, flexible, and supportive of this change...we can't thank her and the rest of the venue team enough! Although the space is lovely in pictures, it's even more gorgeous in-person. The building has been wonderfully restored, the vintage furniture was charming, and the outdoor space is expansive and beautiful. You don't need a ton of decor because the space sort of "speaks for itself". Perhaps most importantly, we (and our guests) felt incredibly safe with all COVID-related protections: plenty of hand sanitizer, extra face masks, an enforced maximum number of guests, and adherence to social distancing guidelines and NC regulations. Thank you again for everything!Sent on 10/11/2020
The Parlour at Manns Chapel's reply:It was such a gift to work with you and Ian, and your grace is all we could ever ask for in a couple. Thank you so much for sharing your most special day with us. Lots of love!
Allison Sigmon · Married on 10/02/2020
A Dream Venue!
We are SO happy that we chose the Parlour as our wedding venue!Sent on 10/18/2020
One of the things that makes the Parlour so special is the fact that you don’t need a ton of decorations and flowers, as the space is SO gorgeous and unique on its own. There are so many stunning vintage pieces that are automatically included as part of renting the space, too—beautiful farmhouse tables, white kindred chairs, pews, altar bar, cake table, cake house, garden table, gold settee, white mantle, framed chalkboard, and more.
There’s so much value in the things included and we know we saved money in the fact that we didn’t have to rent so many pieces. So many of our guests commented on how stunning the venue was, and the space was absolutely perfect for our smaller guest count, while still making our wedding feel big and grand. We held our ceremony inside the chapel and had the reception outside, but you can format the space however you’d like! Our guests loved the outdoor area—we had cornhole, giant jenga, and a seating area (with the beautiful settees included) to sit at! There’s also a beautiful wildflower area that is PERFECT for pictures.
We worked with Jessica and she was SO professional, kind, responsive, and easy to work with. Also, when you reach out to vendors, legitimately everyone will comment on how wonderful the owners and staff and staff are at the Parlour—everyone loves working with them.
Our wedding truly felt like a fairytale and we know it’s because we chose the Parlour as our venue. We will forever recommend them!
Amy Duffus · Married on 07/18/2020
Beautiful Intimate Ceremony
Due to the COVID my daughter changed from a destination wedding to a local one where we could have close family and a few friends. The Parlour was the perfect choice and they worked with us to make last minute plans turn into the perfect wedding. Thank you to Jessica for her quick responses to our wedding planner. The outdoor settings are beautiful and the bride’s dressing area is gorgeous. Thanks for all you have done to make this the perfect small venue.Sent on 08/06/2020
The Parlour at Manns Chapel's reply:Amy, it was our sincerest pleasure to get to be a part of Rachel and John's wedding! Sometimes that best things in life are those ones we don't always initially plan for, and we hope that they remember this special day forever. We can't wait to see you all again.
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The Parlour at Manns Chapel is a truly special place. It's photographically a dream to work at & the owners are absolutely wonderful. Aimee and Yvette are kind, passionate, and creative women & all of their love fills every corner of this beautiful property. I highly recommend The Parlour at Manns Chapel as a wedding venue to all of my clients.