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Imagine marrying your best friend surrounded by beautiful gardens and celebrating in an authentic barn, or saying “I do” in front of a roaring stone fireplace and toasting with an intimate Five-Star dinner at The Fearrington House Restaurant, regardless of your wedding dream, our team can make it come to life.

Located on a historic dairy farm near Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Fearrington offers a picturesque, full service venue for pre-wedding celebrations, ceremonies and receptions. Fearrington weddings have been featured in national magazines like Martha Stewart Weddings, Southern Weddings and The Knot.

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What Set Us Apart?

Fearrington’s team, from wedding planners Gilda and Erin, to principal floral designer Mary, to our chefs and wine team, bring extraordinary knowledge, confidence and commitment to the personalized design, planning and coordination of your special day.

“We want your wedding to be perfect. As your planner, we don’t hand off paperwork and leave for the weekend, we are your dedicated point-person from our first conversation through your reception send off,” says wedding planner Gilda McDaniel. “We love what we do, we love working together as a team, and we want your wedding to be everything you envision.”

Hear from Our Newlyweds

  • We don't even know how where to start in thanking you for making our wedding day run so smoothly. From the… More >

    - Fearrington Bride, July 2016

    We don’t even know how where to start in thanking you for making our wedding day run so smoothly. From the beautiful room, to your warm and calm demeanor, to the flow of the event, and back to the hotel room, everything was perfect. We were able to relax and truly enjoy the day because we know we were in the most capable hands.

    Being in the events world myself, I knew as soon as we had our first meeting that we would be well taken care of at Fearrington. My favorite part was when you popped up with my sunglasses (which I had completely forgotten about).

    If we could get married again, I honestly wouldn’t change a detail because everything was so lovely and felt like us. A million thank yous!

    - Fearrington Bride, July 2016

  • We are still elated about the wonderful experience you gave us for our daughter's wedding. When folks ask me,… More >

    - Father of a Fearrington Bride, July 2016

    We are still elated about the wonderful experience you gave us for our daughter’s wedding. When folks ask me, “How was the wedding?” I simply say, “perfect,” because it truly was. And that was primarily due to your superb professional direction. We could have hoped for no more! If ever I am asked to recommend a venue, it will be you and yours. Thank you again!

    - Father of a Fearrington Bride, July 2016

  • I wanted to thank you for helping us put together such a beautiful evening for our wedding reception. Using… More >

    - Fearrington Bride, July 2016

    I wanted to thank you for helping us put together such a beautiful evening for our wedding reception. Using the passed hors oeuvres from The Fearrington House was the perfect touch, and everyone loved all the food. The centerpieces and garlands were also PERFECT! The staff made everything delightful and easy, and we are so happy with our choice of Fearrington!

    - Fearrington Bride, July 2016

  • Another big, big thank you for all you did to help us have such an amazing wedding! We had the most wonderful… More >

    - Fearrington Bride, July 2016

    Another big, big thank you for all you did to help us have such an amazing wedding! We had the most wonderful time and I couldn’t be happier we got married at Fearrington. Everything was perfect and I know you are responsible for making it all happen. I wish we could do it all again!

    - Fearrington Bride, July 2016

  • I wanted to say how pleased all of the hostesses and honorees were with the luncheon. The flower folks were… More >

    - Celebrations Guest, July 2016

    I wanted to say how pleased all of the hostesses and honorees were with the luncheon. The flower folks were great to work with one of the hostesses who had beautiful and sentimentally valuable vines from her front porch that looked great with the flowers from Fearrington. The service was beyond our expectations. The servers’ speed (up and down those steps), almost constant presence, and friendly demeanor with the perfect balance between confidence and professional reserve, set the tone for a wonderful party, right through dessert when they dealt beautifully with an unanticipated desire for coffee from a large number of guests.

    - Celebrations Guest, July 2016

  • Thank you so much for making our day so perfect! It truly was a wonderful day and I'm so glad you were there… More >

    - Fearrington Bride, July 2016

    Thank you so much for making our day so perfect! It truly was a wonderful day and I’m so glad you were there to take all my worries away!! Please pass along my thanks to all who had a part. Everyone did a simply fantastic job!

     

    - Fearrington Bride, July 2016

  • Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate all you did! There are no words . . . the flowers were… More >

    - Celebrations Guest, June 2016

    Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate all you did! There are no words . . . the flowers were magnificent! You did an amazing job, can’t tell you how many compliments we received. It was a beautiful day!

    - Celebrations Guest, June 2016

  • I want to thank you for the outstanding job that you and your team performed in making our anniversary dinner… More >

    - Anniversary Dinner, June 2016

    I want to thank you for the outstanding job that you and your team performed in making our anniversary dinner such a memorable affair. Our out-of-town guests all remarked on the excellent food and the impeccable service, as well as the beautiful setting. Our in-town guests knew what to expect – congratulations on a job well done!

    - Anniversary Dinner, June 2016

  • Mary, I have always loved flowers so much. When researching wedding flowers, I must have looked at… More >

    - Fearrington Bride, June 2016

    Mary, I have always loved flowers so much. When researching wedding flowers, I must have looked at tens of thousands of styles. I am definitely biased, but I believe that the flowers you created for us were the prettiest I’ve ever seen, and I will cherish the pictures and memories of them forever. Thank you for being so kind and amazing!

    - Fearrington Bride, June 2016

  • The floral arrangements at our family celebration on Saturday evening were just exactly what I wanted. I… More >

    - Celebration Guest. May 2016

    The floral arrangements at our family celebration on Saturday evening were just exactly what I wanted. I loved the simplicity of the greenery on the fireplace. The peonies were absolutely gorgeously decadent. Wherever did you find so many perfect blooms? The large arrangement was stunning.  Everything was just as I dreamed it would be. Thank you so much for making my dreams come true.

    - Celebration Guest. May 2016

  • We had an amazing time! Thank you so much for helping us plan our special day - it was perfect and exactly… More >

    - Fearrington Bride, May 2016

    We had an amazing time! Thank you so much for helping us plan our special day – it was perfect and exactly what we wanted! We look forward to being able to celebrate our anniversaries at Fearrington and having more time to enjoy the wonderful accommodations, and even breakfast, next time!!

     

    - Fearrington Bride, May 2016

  • I cannot thank you and your staff at Fearrington for the absolutely wonderful job everyone did in making our… More >

    - Fearrington Bride, May 2016

    I cannot thank you and your staff at Fearrington for the absolutely wonderful job everyone did in making our day low stress and so very enjoyable. We couldn’t have done it without you and cannot say enough amazing things about you and the staff. I would not change a thing and it was all so amazing!!

    - Fearrington Bride, May 2016

  • The flowers for Amy’s wedding were absolutely beautiful.  I have to admit the day of the wedding I was so… More >

    - Mother of a Fearrington Bride, May 2016

    The flowers for Amy’s wedding were absolutely beautiful.  I have to admit the day of the wedding I was so busy I did not appreciate fully the beauty but when I look at the pictures I’m reminded how wonderful a job you did on everything! Thank you so much!

    - Mother of a Fearrington Bride, May 2016

  • We are still basking in the glow of our beautiful wedding weekend! We owe a large thanks to you especially,… More >

    - Fearrington Newlyweds, April 2016

    We are still basking in the glow of our beautiful wedding weekend! We owe a large thanks to you especially, and to the Fearrington staff as well, for making it happen. You were the ever-present non-anxious presence quietly getting whatever needed to be done accomplished. We really thought it was a magical time and are grateful for all the people who worked behind the scenes to make it happen  so we could relax and enjoy it. Our guests were so complimentary of your elegant facilities, excellent service, delicious food, and the gorgeous but non-intrusive flowers.

    - Fearrington Newlyweds, April 2016

Meet Your Planners

Gilda McDaniel, Wedding & Special Events Manager

From the initial contact through to the reception, Gilda will assist with coordinating all the details for your memorable day. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gilda has been at Fearrington for over 20 years, first working in McIntyre’s, then managing The Market Café (predecessor to The Fearrington Granary) before becoming a wedding planner in 1997.

Erin Day, Wedding & Special Events Coordinator

Erin worked as the Associate Director of Special Events for the National Parks Conservation Association and spent five years planning events for Georgetown University Law Center. With her expertise as an independent wedding planner since 2009 and her personal experience as a Fearrington bride, Erin will ensure your day is perfect from planning to grand exit!

Mary Stevens, Principal Floral Designer

Originally from the Philadelphia area – home to America’s top public gardens – Mary was in the her vocational high school’s horticultural program, then worked in flower shops for years. But the traditional styles she encountered in the floral trade failed to ignite her passions. A career transition to IT followed, but “then my one true love wooed me back” and in 2001 she joined Fearrington, adding grace and beauty to so many weddings since.