Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Charlotte on your big day? There are a number of barn wedding venues in Charlotte, NC that are perfect for hosting a rustic event while offering you an escape from city life — all in less than an hour's drive. From historic farms to elegant countryside lodges, these Charlotte wedding venues were made for anyone in search of a slower pace.
Take a peek at our favorite barn wedding venues in Charlotte, NC.
Alexander Homestead Weddings
This barn wedding venue in Charlotte, NC is a must-see for couples who love vintage style. The historic homestead dates back to 1903, so you can expect the property to have plenty of old-fashioned Southern charm (the original Queen Anne Victorian house is simply stunning!). A carriage house at the venue is a relaxing spot to get ready before stepping out into the garden, where you’ll exchange your vows against a romantic backdrop of 200-year-old oak trees. For your reception, the venue’s restored dairy barn is bright and spacious, with polished concrete floors and exposed wood beams that add a quintessential rustic touch. Alexander Homestead Weddings can accommodate up to 225 guests and can provide tables, chairs, event coordination, and various decor for your big day.
Pine Lake Country Club
If you’re looking for barn wedding venues in Charlotte, NC, it’s also worth considering rustic-style country clubs and other types of properties in addition to traditional barns. While Pine Lake Country Club in Mint Hill isn’t technically a barn, it provides a beautiful rustic-meets-classic setting for your big day. The venue’s outdoor ceremony space, pictured above, overlooks the golf course and a lake. Choose from four indoor event spaces for your reception, including a traditional ballroom that accommodates 225 people, or a more intimate dining room featuring vaulted ceilings, barn doors, and a stone fireplace. Catering and event coordination are both provided by the country club.
The Lodge at Ballantyne
Dreaming of a rustic elegant wedding? Host your big day at The Lodge at Ballantyne, located just 30 minutes from Uptown. This venue is especially great if you want a space that becomes yours for the entire weekend — the lodge has 35 guest rooms and a private cottage that you can rent out for a multi-day celebration. For your ceremony, a stone patio just outside the lodge is surrounded by rolling hills and tall trees, creating a super-intimate setting. Inside, the main event space is cozy and relaxed, with 30-foot vaulted ceilings, a dual-sided stone fireplace, and iron chandeliers. Customize your wedding with the venue’s various packages, which include catering, bar service, and basic decor rentals.
The 1932 Barn at Historic Hodges Farm
Say hello to one of the prettiest barn wedding venues in Charlotte, NC. This farm in northeast Charlotte has six different event spaces, including the red barn, which can be used as your main event space or as the backdrop for an outdoor ceremony. There’s also a smaller dairy barn in addition to a horse pasture, intimate barn annex, and barnyard pavilion. If wedding decor is high on your priority list, you’ll love this venue’s wide selection of rustic pieces that you can use to personalize your day. Choose from a variety of signage, table decor, chairs, benches, photo booth props, and more, all provided by the venue.
U.S. National Whitewater Center
Don’t let the name of this venue fool you — it’s actually a pretty tranquil place to get hitched, especially if you and your S.O. are outdoorsy types. If you love the forest wedding trend, you won’t want to miss the venue’s amphitheater in the woods, which features an elevated stage against a backdrop of tall trees. Receptions are held in an open-air pavilion complete with handmade wood banquet tables and a stone hearth. The U.S. National Whitewater Center can host weddings for up to 200 guests and offers in-house catering, table linens, chairs, glassware, and more.
If you want the option of having indoor and outdoor event spaces in one location, check out Magnolia Woods in Huntersville, just 15 miles from Uptown. A covered patio can be used for your ceremony or reception (or both!) while allowing everyone to enjoy the view of the surrounding trees. If you prefer something more sheltered, there’s an enclosed ballroom decorated with rustic touches, from iron chandeliers to exposed ceiling beams. Catering is provided in-house by Savory Moments, and your venue rental fee includes chairs, tables, linens, and a personal event coordinator. There are two wedding suites at the venue, giving you and your S.O. the perfect space to get ready in private on the big day.
Historic Rural Hill
Located just 15 miles outside of downtown Charlotte, this rustic wedding venue feels completely rural, thanks to the 265 acres of farmland at the property. There are two event spaces at Historic Rural Hill — a banquet hall and a covered patio — in addition to the open grounds, which are ideal for tented ceremonies and receptions. The venue has a fully equipped kitchen for your wedding caterer and will supply basic rental items, including tables and chairs. Complete your big day with fun add-ons, like hay rides and horse-drawn carriages!
Anne Springs Close Greenway
For an even more secluded setting, head to Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill. This 2,100-acre nature preserve is one of the largest barn wedding venues in Charlotte, NC, with space for up to 550 people. The venue’s six event spaces each provide a unique rustic setting for your big day, whether you want a traditional barn, a scenic hillside, a creek overlook, or an amphitheater with boho-rustic vibes. We love how this indoor ceremony was arranged in the venue's barn loft area.
The Bottle Factory Venue
History buffs will appreciate this venue’s pop culture ties — it’s located in the historic Coca-Cola bottling plant in downtown Monroe, about an hour southeast of Charlotte. The Bottle Factory Venue is a great option for couples who want to mix rustic and industrial wedding styles. Exposed brick walls, open-beam ceilings, and dark hardwood floors all contribute to the venue’s urban-chic vibe. Along with its indoor space, The Bottle Factory Venue has a rose garden that’s popular for outdoor ceremonies and wedding photos. Need a little (or a lot of) help prepping for the big day? The Bottle Factory Venue provides full and partial event planning services to help you power through that wedding checklist.