Fearrington Weddings

Spectacular grounds, beautifully appointed venues, exceptional cuisine, customized floral arrangements and attentive, experienced staff combine to create an unparalleled wedding experience.

Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger…

Cheeseburger Deluxe?  No... Groom's Cake Deluxe! Do we have a talented baker or what?!  Such fun! Full Post >

They say it takes a village…

I am so glad that John Oliver is part of our team! Actually, Reverend Dr. John Oliver is officially the Chief of Chaplains at the VA Medical Center in Durham, but we often get to borrow him on weekends!  We have been extremely lucky to have him perform many weddings here over the years. I have never recommended John to a couple who did not love working with him. You can tell by the smiles on Zara and Robert’s faces during their rehearsal that they have found the right person to marry... Full Post >

Self Seeding Annuals

If you walk behind the Inn Building you’ll notice a large flowering plant the size of a shrub – an African foxglove - that may seem a bit ‘out of place’ with the formal gardens around it. We've kept African foxgloves (Ceratotheca triloba) in cultivation ever since finding them growing in the gravel behind our beer garden Roost (they probably escaped from a container). They are native to South Africa but are not related to foxgloves (Digitalis spp.) Here they behave as self-sowing... Full Post >

Holland, deel een (part one!)

  One of the best parts of traveling to Holland was meeting a friend along the way. Jennifer and I have been chatting on the phone for years (and years, and years). She's my Dutch flower vendor. And she's been a part of my life for as long as I've been at Fearrington. And up until July, I had never laid eyes on her! When I told her that R.B. was arranging for me to see the Dutch auction, her immediate response was "Don't think you're going without me!" She was such a great hostess and... Full Post >

A Picture Worth 1,000 Words

No need to say a lot here...does it get much prettier than this? Full Post >

World’s Largest Flower Auction = Holland

I may have mentioned that I love my job. Case in point... one day Mr. R.B. Fitch says to me "Have you ever been to Holland?" Nope, I hadn't. "Well, lets think about that." Ok! And so it was planned! I was supposed to go last fall, but not-so-Superstorm Sandy put an end to that. All's well that ends well, though! With help from Fearrington's General Manager Theresa, the trip was re-scheduled and I was able to spend five days in Holland at the beginning of July. The weather was perfect... Full Post >

Introducing Mr and Mrs…

The bride and groom’s introduction is one of the key details of the wedding reception. It gives you an idea of how the whole evening will unfold. We've seen choreographed dances, props, and even a simple wave, but recently at a Fearrington wedding we had a more unique entrance approach by the couple. They rode in on a beautiful tandem bike adorned with flowers and a basket that read newlyweds. We love our creative brides! Full Post >

Naked Ladies Return to Fearrington

That's what they're called! Naked Ladies, Surprise Lilies, Magic Lilies -- whichever common name you know them by, late summer is graced by the flowering of Lycoris species. Here in Fearrington's gardens, we are enjoying right now the pink Lycoris squamigera among the hellebores by the Fearrington House walkway, the striking gold flowers of Lycoris aurea by the Inn courtyard, and various forms of L. radiata throughout our beds-- don't miss the show! Full Post >

Wedding Signs!

Wedding signs don't only add functionality to your wedding, but are an easy way to personalize your special day and to add fun, memorable  photo ops! I have seen so many fun signs in some of our past events. Here are a few of my favorites:                   See more wedding details on Pinterest! Full Post >

Flowers at Fearrington

Summer is in full effect here at Fearrington! The Gardens are absolutely gorgeous and filled with blooming flowers and lush greenery. It makes it hard to stay away and not to pick anything! On a  tour of the gardens  with a  couple this weekend we bumped into Mary Stevens, our very talented Floral designer. Mary had a basket filled with fresh cuttings from the gardens to create centerpieces for weddings and special events this weekend. It instantly made me happy and... Full Post >