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Let Fearrington Village near Chapel Hill, NC host your next corporate event, from board of directors meetings to senior management retreats to receptions and dinners. Surrounded by pastures and gardens, we offer a exceptional service, cuisine, accommodations, complimentary WiFi and several venues options!

Located on a former working farm yet only 30 minutes to Raleigh-Durham International Airport, the private setting includes renovated and thoughtfully designed buildings encircling a village with eateries, boutique shops and a spa. All this plus the finest service and cuisine you expect from a AAA Five Diamond award-winning property.

Testimonials

  • When planning a small retirement party for my husband, I looked no further than Fearrington. With the help of… More >

    - Special Event Guest, August 2015

    When planning a small retirement party for my husband, I looked no further than Fearrington. With the help of their knowledgeable Corporate Sales Event Coordinator, Samantha Whitaker, all the work and worry was placed in her experienced & capable hands. The food was amazing (as always), the atmosphere bright and sunny, the tables graced with lovely flowers and sea shells especially chosen by us both fitting our “beachcomber” theme, and the wait staff was stellar. All our guests remarked on how tastefully done and fun the luncheon was. I agree. Our coordinator Samantha could not have been any more gracious, thorough & professional in her duties right down to the very last detail and always available for my questions or concerns that helped make our luncheon a success. Obviously, with all that said, I would highly recommend Fearrington and their wonderful staff for any special event that you may be planning no matter how large or small.

    - Special Event Guest, August 2015

  • Nice and relaxing atmosphere, great place to clear your head from the day to day bustle of work and really be… More >

    - Quintiles Guest, May 2014

    Nice and relaxing atmosphere, great place to clear your head from the day to day bustle of work and really be able to put our heads together during the team meeting and not be distracted.

    - Quintiles Guest, May 2014

  • I wanted to take a moment and comment on the phenomenal experience I have had working with your employee,… More >

    - Irene Sherman, Executive Assistant at Lenovo

    I wanted to take a moment and comment on the phenomenal experience I have had working with your employee, Samantha Whitaker.  My senior executive requested that I set-up his Leadership Team meeting so we called the Fearrington House to get some information and spoke to Samantha – after two minutes on the phone with her I knew that I didn’t need to call anyone else.  We have been working with Samantha from the beginning – securing sleeping rooms, arranging meetings, audio visual and meal functions, Ready, Steady Cook, etc.  Samantha has given us the most extraordinary customer service – I have been planning meetings for my executive for many years and we have never worked with someone who is as responsive, helpful, knowledgeable, patient and kind.  As you might imagine there were many changes and numerous calls and emails, and Samantha was just as gracious and responsive on the first interaction as she was on the most recent.

    I can’t tell you how much we appreciate working with Samantha, and I will recommend the Fearrington House to all of my colleagues here at Lenovo. Thank you so much!

    - Irene Sherman, Executive Assistant at Lenovo

  • Top 25 Meeting Venue (by size)

    - 2013

    Top 25 Meeting Venue (by size)

    - 2013

  • I had a retreat for a professional peer group of about 17 people at Fearrington in late winter. This group… More >

    - Newfangled, April 2013

    I had a retreat for a professional peer group of about 17 people at Fearrington in late winter. This group travels throughout North America together and we’re a rather discerning, picky bunch. We didn’t leave the Fearrington campus at all during our 3 day meeting and at the end of the three days, no one wanted to leave at all. The food, meeting space, accommodations, spectacular service, and setting all combined to make this one of the most successful business retreats I’ve ever been a part of. I can’t wait to go back.

    - Newfangled, April 2013

  • Samantha went above and beyond. I had so many questions and special requests and she accommodated every… More >

    - Nicholas School of the Environment, February 2013

    Samantha went above and beyond. I had so many questions and special requests and she accommodated every single one, and quickly too! [Jenny’s Boardroom] was very serene – the perfect setting for us.

    - Nicholas School of the Environment, February 2013

  • "This was the perfect location for us to hold our event. I appreciate everything especially the willingness… More >

    - Libby Jenkins, Bayer, June 2012

    “This was the perfect location for us to hold our event. I appreciate everything especially the willingness to make changes at the last minute. My only complaint? I should’ve made the event longer so we could’ve stayed there longer.”

    - Libby Jenkins, Bayer, June 2012

  • "We really appreciate the special arrangements we had asked for in the setup. I know it was a lot of extra… More >

    - Meeting Planner, July 2012

    “We really appreciate the special arrangements we had asked for in the setup. I know it was a lot of extra work on your part but it was exactly what we wanted. All 5’s across the board! We really had a great event and appreciate all the hard work by Samantha!”

    - Meeting Planner, July 2012

  • "We love having our meetings at the Fearrington. The staff is always warm and friendly and the service is… More >

    - Lin Rasch, Novartis, May 2012

    “We love having our meetings at the Fearrington. The staff is always warm and friendly and the service is impeccable. As always, thanks to Samantha for an awesome job with our group. It’s always a pleasure!”

    - Lin Rasch, Novartis, May 2012

  • "We decided to come back to Fearrington because we had such a positive experience before. Samantha is a… More >

    - Meeting Planner, July 2010

    “We decided to come back to Fearrington because we had such a positive experience before. Samantha is a jewel; I really enjoyed working with her. She pays attention to detail, before, during and after each meeting day. Outstanding sales person. I really like Jenny’s Boardroom too – we had enough space to conduct the meeting but also had space to get up and walk around. The Shops were great, there’s no need to build in extra time and shopping is not rushed!”

    - Meeting Planner, July 2010

  • "Fearrington sets the bar very high for other properties. Customer service is excellent and is matched by the… More >

    - Susan Kruse, Executive Event Planner, Progress Energy, August 2010

    “Fearrington sets the bar very high for other properties. Customer service is excellent and is matched by the accommodations and food quality and service. A terrific venue for corporate retreats!”

    - Susan Kruse, Executive Event Planner, Progress Energy, August 2010

  • "We had a two-day staff retreat at Fearrington and I can’t speak highly enough about the location, the… More >

    - Pam Blondin, Executive Director, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Triangle Affiliate, August 2010

    “We had a two-day staff retreat at Fearrington and I can’t speak highly enough about the location, the service and the overall excellence of the experience. The Fearrington staff was gracious and attentive; they treated us like royalty. Our sleeping and meeting rooms were luxurious and the food was delicious and abundant. To those looking for a special retreat, meeting or event experience, I would highly recommend Fearrington — even though it feels expensive, it’s a reasonably priced venue with extraordinary benefits.”

    - Pam Blondin, Executive Director, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Triangle Affiliate, August 2010

  • "We have held our annual retreat at Fearrington Village for the past three years and would rather adjust our… More >

    - Blythe Boquist, Duke Center for Systems Biology, December 2010

    “We have held our annual retreat at Fearrington Village for the past three years and would rather adjust our dates than consider holding it elsewhere. From the graciousness of the grounds, to the professional and anticipatory staff, excellent cuisine, and attention to the smallest detail, Fearrington’s dedication to outstanding customer service is unrivalled in the area. It is a superlative experience deserving of its many stars.”

    - Blythe Boquist, Duke Center for Systems Biology, December 2010

Meet the Team

Samantha Whitaker, Corporate Event Sales

Originally from Princeton, New Jersey, Samantha joined the Fearrington House team in 2007 after earning a degree in Psychology from James Madison University. Samantha worked in Inn Reception before moving into Corporate Sales in 2008. Questions? Reach Samantha at 919.542.2121 ext. 159.

Juan David Cure, Travel Industry Sales

Juan David came to Fearrington in 2006 to work in The Fearrington House Restaurant, and joined the Corporate Events team in 2008. A native of Colombia, Juan David came to the United States in 2000 to continue his studies at the University of Massachusetts in Boston after attending Social Communications and Journalism School in Colombia. Questions? Reach Juan at 919.545.5733.

Whit Brannon, Catering Manager

Whit Brannon, a local hailing from Chapel Hill, NC, began working in hospitality at the age of eighteen, at local restaurants such as Bonne Soiree and Bin 54. He came to Fearrington in the spring of 2010 as a member of the wait staff at The Fearrington House Restaurant. He assumed the role of Catering Manager in 2014.