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Fearrington Weddings

Fearrington is a full-service wedding venue with stunning gardens for classic or contemporary Southern ceremonies, beautifully appointed reception venues, award-winning cuisine, customized floral arrangements and attentive, experienced staff create. Let our wedding coordinators handle all of the details and read below to see real Fearrington weddings, advice from our wedding planners and more.

Delightfully Delectable Wedding Cuisine

If your wedding day dream involves five-star cuisine, see what Pastry Sous Chef Paola suggests as one of the most decadent menu items for a wedding. "I believe there is nothing more decadent than to be presented with a beautiful gelato bar," said Paola, "A varied selection of flavors and colors, which will of course include coffee gelato, and an espresso bar as well." Did someone just say affogato? This perfect combination of sweetness and caffeine will bring guests back to the dance... Full Post >

Katie & Alex

Katie and Alex tied the knot on May 1, 2016. These newlyweds said their "I do"s under the Pecan Trees and danced the night away in The Garden Terrace! How did you and your partner meet? Katie was near the end of her rotations for her Physician Assistant program at a hospital where I worked with my father. Throughout fall of 2012, Katie spent several weeks working alongside my father. When he learned that Katie was on her last week of rotations he asked her to stick around after her shift... Full Post >

Alisha & Eric

Alisha and Eric tied the knot on May 8, 2016. These newlyweds said their "I do"s under the Crab Apples and danced the night away in The Garden Terrace! How did you and your partner meet? Eric and I met through a mutual friend while in our junior year of undergrad at the University of Florida. We hung out with friends one night and I liked him right away, so I pursued him for months! He finally asked me out, so it was very worth it. Tell us about the engagement? We had our own small... Full Post >

Lindsey & Joe

Lindsey and Joe tied the knot on February 27, 2016. These newlyweds said their "I do"s in the Garden Terrace and danced the night away in The Barn! How did you and your partner meet? Joe and I met through mutual friends in Washington, D.C. at a poker tournament he and his roommates hosted every week. After meeting him in January 2011, I called my mom and told her that I was pretty sure I met the man I was going to marry that night. He needed a little more convincing than me – four... Full Post >

Lia & Rob

Lia and Rob tied the knot on April 29, 2016. These newlyweds said their "I do"s under the Willow Oaks and danced the night away in The Barn! How did you and your partner meet? Well, I would say it was one of those moments where I looked up from my books in the library to see this handsome guy walk in with his coffee and a eight hours of studying ahead of him, but no . . . I basically picked him up in a bar on Roatán, Honduras, and wouldn’t let him out of my sight for the week he was on... Full Post >

Meet Pastry Sous Chef Paola

Paola joined The Fearrington House Restaurant team in 2015 and was promoted to Pastry Sous Chef in 2016. Born and raised in Costa Rica, Paola worked in human resources and management before moving to the U.S. to enroll in culinary school. During culinary school, Paola was selected to work at the Food Network in New York City, where she developed and tested recipes. Now, Paola creates beautiful wedding and special event cakes, unique desserts and more for The Fearrington House... Full Post >

Katherine & Kyle

Katherine and Kyle tied the knot on August 29, 2015. These newlyweds said their "I dos" at the Crab Apples, and danced the night away in The Garden Terrace. How did you and your partner meet? Kyle and I met online on Match in the fall of 2014. We went on one date and were then pretty inseparable. We are always amazed that we had never crossed paths before. Louisville often feels like a small town despite its size and with us being the same age and both growing up there, we laugh at... Full Post >

Dreaming of Rustic Weddings

If you're imagining an authentic rustic wedding, then Fearrington is the perfect venue! The Fearrington Barn, originally the Fearrington farm's dairy barn, is the embodiment of rustic elegance with twig chandeliers and rich lighting. Begin a reception with a cocktail hour on the cobblestone courtyard before entering this breathtaking space. For special rustic touches, our planners recommend linens with texture, particularly burlap. Farm tables create a pastoral atmosphere without... Full Post >

Crafting a Cozy Reception

Even weddings with lots of guests can feel cozy! Read for some tips from our wedding planners on how to make a large reception feel intimate. Take advantage of throw pillows and cushions in lounge areas - these are great spaces for guests to relax and feel comfortable. Using rugs and piping or draping to create screened off spaces also shape an intimate vibe. Don't forget about music, candle light and greenery to make rooms less harsh and more inviting. Add a comfort-cocktail and guests... Full Post >

Megan & Doug

Megan and Doug tied the knot on November 28, 2015 These newlyweds danced the night away in The Fearrington Barn! How did you and your partner meet? In 2008, Doug's younger sister Anna was diagnosed with leukemia and underwent treatment at UNC Cancer Hospital. She did well and has been in remission ever since, but still attends regular follow ups. Fast forward to 2012, I had started working as a physician assistant at the UNC Cancer Hospital and was introduced to Anna and my future... Full Post >