Timberlake Earth Sanctuary is a home-grown, conscious wedding venue in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Our team is dedicated to sustainability, wellbeing and a love for our Earth.
We offer a serene and intimate setting for celebrating your Sacred Union. Here we welcome love in ALL forms, honor diversity, and celebrate what makes us different and what truly makes us whole. This is your day to create and express your love as you imagine it. We hold dearly the sanctuary of your heart and are committed to providing you with a deeply personal, peaceful and stress-free experience for you and your family. Here, nature engages and holds you in her embrace on your special day. By choosing Timberlake Earth Sanctuary, you are protecting our relationship with Earth and supporting us in the work of bringing people back to the heart of nature.
Leave behind the hustle bustle of everyday living and enter the sanctuary of the wild. This moment in your life only happens once, and we care deeply that you feel present, at ease, and well taken care of.
Timberlake is a hidden treasure in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina, situated on a 165-acre nature preserve surrounded by woodlands and encircled by Lake Mackintosh. You don’t have to rush when you’re celebrating your wedding here. Not only do we offer a selection of four beautiful outdoor ceremony sites, but we provide you with exclusive access to the Earth Sanctuary. While preparing for your wedding event, you and your guests will also have access to our meditative walking trails, scenic overlooks, quiet ponds, and breathtaking views of Lake Mackintosh.
Here, you and your guests will notice a distinct difference in well-being; a sense of peace and calm will be felt after a weekend spent in the natural world surrounded by the healing elements of earth, water, fire and fresh air!
Packages are designed for couples who want to slow down, move at nature’s pace and who long for a stress-free weekend wedding experience. Weddings at Timberlake are for couples who wish to celebrate the wholeness of their love while held in the serenity of Earth’s presence.
1. WEEKEND WEDDING PACKAGE: Friday noon – Sunday noon
2. INTIMATE WEDDING PACKAGE: Sunday 2pm – Monday 2pm
3. ELOPEMENT WEDDING PACKAGE: Sunday 2pm – 12am
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Caitlin · Married on 09/17/2016
There aren't enough words to describe how wonderful our wedding experience at Timberlake was. Our family and friends are still talking about it weeks after the wedding! Carolyn and her team went above and beyond to make sure we had the perfect wedding day. They were always on top of everything and work so hard to make sure you have nothing to worry about the day of. They take care of as much as they can to lessen your stress and worries. Carolyn treated us and our family and friends as if we were her own. She is literally the sweetest person you will ever meet. You can't help but to feel like you have always known her your whole life. She is such a gracious host, and is genuinely excited to share her land with those who will appreciate and respect it. Timberlake is so beautiful, peaceful, but most of all- magical. The Tree House is so cozy and inviting, and has 360° views of the enchanting woods around you. We would live there if we could! You will not be disappointed in the slightest bit if you decide to have your wedding here. There is so much potential to have the magical wedding day of your dreams. The property alone is beautiful enough! My husband and I were so lucky to find Timberlake when we did, as only a limited number of weddings are allowed each year in order to best preserve the property. Don't miss your chance!
Iris · Married on 10/20/2018
A truly perfect wedding weekend
We spent two days visiting all of the venues on our wishlist. After seeing seven places, it was obvious which venue we would get married at. From the moment we drove in, we felt overwhelmed by how sacred everything seemed. The owner of the property, along with her sidekicks Jess and Mei-Ling, made us feel welcomed and present. We were barely down the driveway before my fiance and I blurted out that this was the place.Sent on 11/20/2018
Besides the fact that you get to take over the property from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon, the people made it worth it. We visited several times and emailed often over the next year of planning. Each time made us more excited.
Being able to set up home base at the treehouse was a real treat. After we were married in the woodlands (so beautiful!), we snuck away to take some photos on a bridge by the lake. When we got back, our wedding planner had set up our dinner in the treehouse for us to enjoy alone. That ended up being one of most cherished memories from our wedding day.
We had some rain and cold weather that week and made the decision to rent space heaters. If you need to do the same, I'd recommend getting three space heaters for the corners of the patio. We put the walls down on the tent (except for the part between the open patio and the covered part), which helped keep the warm air in. Also, our guests were treated to golf cart rides if they needed one. Jess and Cyndy were taking laps all evening for us. We invited 160 people and were nervous that we'd run of out space if it were raining. We ended up with 113 guests and the space was great. We had plenty of room to spread out.
I have to say that I appreciated how much freedom we were given. We were able to decorate and set up any way we chose. We also hosted a big welcome party Friday night and a brunch on Sunday, and were able to extend our rental an additional 2 hours to clean up on Sunday afterward (although honestly, we didn't need it).
Hands down, Timberlake Earth Sanctuary was the best decision we made for our wedding. It set the theme for everything else - to be calm, present and sacred. We are so thankful to the whole crew at Timberlake for making our wedding the best weekend of our lives.
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Erica · Married on 06/09/2018
We could not have imagined a more perfect venue for our wedding! It was an amazing weekend! The Timberlake staff was great throughout the whole process! They were quick to respond if I had any questions leading up to the wedding. Their professionalism and respect were top notch. They were easy to talk to and beyond friendly. They care about their property and they cared to make our day as perfect as can be! I consider ourselves guest on the property and they were fantastic hosts! I felt welcome the entire time. We’re so glad to be a part of the Timberlake family. Also, the property really allows you to make it into what you envision. For someone who gets stressed easily, I have to say that for my wedding weekend, I did not feel rushed, stressed, or anything that resembles negativity. This place embodies tranquility and peace. If you love trees and amazing people, Timberlake Earth Sanctuary is the wedding location for you! Thank you, Timberlake for making my dreams come true!Sent on 07/15/2018
Timberlake Earth Sanctuary's reply:
All Faiths Wedding Officiants of the Triad loves working with the staff at Timberlake Earth Sanctuary. They are professional, work closely with each couple to provide the very best experience possible for their wedding. They also work with the other vendors to be sure their needs are met so they can provide the couple with top notch service. The property is wonderful! It has a wonderful spiritual feel, it is truly a sanctuary not far from the middle of town. This is a special place for a wedding and perfectly suited for the couple who loves to spend time outdoors and close to nature.