Timberlake Earth Sanctuary is a rustic elegant wedding venue in Whitsett, North Carolina that specializes in celebrating life’s sacred moments. They are a home-grown, conscious wedding space in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Their team is dedicated to sustainability, wellbeing, and a love for the Earth. They offer a serene and intimate setting for those celebrating your sacred union. This venue welcomes love in ALL forms, honor diversity, and celebrate what makes couples unique. Book Timberlake Earth Sanctuary now and not only protect the Earth but support them in the work of bringing people back to the heart of nature.
Facilities and Capacity
Choose from a variety of their locations on-site, that all bring a natural and rustic atmosphere to your special day. Woodlands is their earthy ceremony site tucked in a forest cathedral. This intimate space is encircled by majestic pines, surrounded with rows of handmade oak benches, and is infused with sweet aromas of cedar. Orchard is an elegant, partially tree-shaded ceremony site that provides a grand and expansive outdoor setting. This park-like space is sweet, simple, and classy. Pond is an intimate ceremony site that offers a stunning view. The peaceful spot overlooks Timberlake’s upper pond and provides a gentle and calming atmosphere. Gaia’s Garden is a sweet and colorful ceremony site for a small wedding or for guests to stroll through. Enjoy the beauty of the rose bushes, grape vines, and fish pond. For your reception, their elegant wedding tent offers a sophisticated space that can accommodate up to 150 people. Settled in the pines, the wedding tent is the epicenter of Timberlake. The tent sits atop a concrete court and features delicate string lighting. It is encircled by backlit bushes and boasts a generous fire pit for your guests to enjoy.
This 165-acre land offers four ceremonial sites and an exceptional reception site. In addition, their team of coordinators will work with you to transcend your wedding dreams to reality. They offer a variety of wedding packages for you to choose from. They are designed for couples who want to slow down and move at nature’s pace and who long for a serene and stress-free weekend wedding experience. This venue offers the following services:
This land was purchased in 1967 by Boyd and Carolyn Toben, where it became a source of life for their family of three sons as they cleared fields, put up fences, remodeled the old farmhouse, and learned to care for and respect the Earth. Over time, the farm became a place of deep love for the Earth and honoring the sacred. The Toben family has now opened the land to couples seeking the healing and sustaining presence of the natural world for renewal of body, mind, and spirit.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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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.
Timberlake Earth Sanctuary's reply:
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.