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$6,000 starting price
$6,000 starting price
$6,000 starting price
$6,000 starting price

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The Villa Franca is a historic wedding venue in China Grove, North Carolina. This elegant estate, built in 1859, is nestled on a 20-acre property, surrounded by manicured gardens and panoramic views. Whether you'd like to host an outdoor summer celebration on the sprawling grounds or an intimate dinner inside the exquisitely decorated estate, The Villa Franca provides an unforgettable setting for any wedding.

Facilities and Capacity

The Villa Franca affords our guests the opportunity to choose from our three stunning ceremonial sites. You also can explore the many buildings and photo opportunities that the property has to offer. The bridal suite is spacious and elegant with attention to every detail so that the bridal party can relax and have everything they need to prepare for the ceremony. The Groom's suite is cozy and comfortable and located in a seperate building which allows for the privacy of the bridal party. After, you can host a memorable outdoor ceremony, surrounded by lush gardens and sweeping views of the property. You can then dine and dance the night away with up to 150 guests under cover of an event tent on the stunning lawn surrounded by quaint lighting and the sounds of running water from our many fountains. The beautiful outdoor space provides the perfect setting for an idyllic celebration.

Services Offered

The Villa Franca is conveniently located just 30 miles north of Charlotte, making it easily accessible to guests visiting from out of town. Venue rentals include the assistance of an venue coordinator, tables, chairs, and linens. They can provide bar services that include professional bartenders, a champagne toast, and a signature cocktail if desired. They also offer flexibility catering services through vendors they can refer or you are also welcome to choose your own vendors. Ample decorative pieces are available to personalize the venue, including centerpieces, aisle runners, altars, and more. They encourage interested couples to get in touch to explore their options.

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Historic Building

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Uncovered Outdoor

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Bridal Shower
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Dance Floor
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Traci B. Married on 09/23/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Elegant Experience

The team at Villa Franca were so wonderful to our family. Opening your property can be very daunting, but their home felt like ours while we were celebrating our daughter's wedding. Everything was beautiful and we would absolutely recommend them.
Alexandra Married on 10/22/2017
5 out of 5 rating
We thought we wanted a mountain top wedding until we toured Villa Franca. We met Ginger and the first thing she said was "How do you both envision your wedding day going? What do you want it to be like?". That question right there stopped us in our tracks. We had viewed at least 10 venues and not once did anyone ask us what we wanted. Meeting Ginger was a breath of fresh air. We felt like she really cared about our big day. The estate and it's grounds are unbelievable but Ginger herself was our buying point. The restored house and it's surrounding areas are so well kept and polished. The southern charm oozes from the walls. It's like stepping back in time and living in a new world that we had only dreamed of before. Planning the big day with Ginger was a breeze. She helped plan everything down to the smallest details. When I was overwhelmed by my own ideas Ginger helped organize my thoughts and brought them to life. My wedding day was beyond perfection. It was the beautiful fairytale I had always hoped for as a young girl. The big day was smooth and stress free. Again, all thanks to Ginger and her amazing staff. I couldn't have asked for a better wedding or coordinator. If your wedding day is only one day in your entire life then you want it to be the best day as well. Mine truly was the very best day. Thank you, Ginger. Thank you, Villa Franca staff. Thank you, for giving us the best day.
Ann Married on 09/30/2017
5 out of 5 rating
On 09/30/2017, my daughter married the love of her life at Villa Franca Estates with closest family and friends attending. As mother of the bride, my hope for the day was that it would be everything my daughter envisioned, and that at the end of her wedding day, she would be the happiest bride in the world. When I asked her about the day, she said one word...perfection! The day was all she could ever have imagined and more! Villa Franca Estates is a stunning backdrop for the perfect wedding. The home on the property and its history lend to the charm of the venue. Add to that the outbuildings, mature landscaping, rock walkways, rustic stone walls, and setting after setting of postcard beauty are why we couldn't have chosen a more perfect backdrop for the memories of this intimate occasion. The perfection of the day could not have happened without the oversight of Ginger Black and her husband, who are the owners of Villa Franca Estate. Ginger's attention to detail and her professionalism were key in making this the most memorable day for my daughter and son-in-law and all of our guests. Ginger and her staff were wonderful to work with in every way-friendly and warm to us and our guests, professional during every encounter, and dedicated to ensuring the bride, groom and guests had the best time in this lovely, bucolic setting. Ginger went above and beyond for us, and we could not have asked for a better experience! So, thank you, Ginger and please thank your wonderful staff, for making Allie and Joe's wedding day "perfection". The memories of this day will be with us all for a lifetime!
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Bistro Catering and Events Bistro Catering and Events Wedding Caterers

One of our favorite venues and what a transformation I have seen at this venue over the recent years! Ginger has worked tirelessly to create a special experience for each bride. She also spends many hours researching trends and making sure she is providing what services and special touches brides will appreciate.

DJ On A Dime DJ On A Dime Wedding DJs

I have done 2 weddings with Ginger at Villa Franca Estate, and she is absolutely awesome to work with. She is very professional and proficient in everything she does. You won't go wrong by choosing this venue!

AkiPhotography AkiPhotography Wedding Photographers

Lovely location, very convenient and friendly owners.


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