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Fearrington has one of the most experienced wedding teams in the business. Many started out in our catering and kitchens, so they know how all the parts come together to make your wedding special. They bring extraordinary knowledge, confidence and commitment to what they do. Why trust your special day with anyone else?

Testimonials

  • 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

  • We are at Fearrington for our one year anniversary celebration and wanted to say hi. We have such fond… More >

    - Fearrington Bride, March 2016

    We are at Fearrington for our one year anniversary celebration and wanted to say hi. We have such fond memories of our March 2015 wedding and your superb management, guidance and kindness.

    - Fearrington Bride, March 2016

  • Professional service, beautiful setting, wonderful food, quick alternatives for weather challenges. The… More >

    - Fearrington Mother of the Bride, March 2016

    Professional service, beautiful setting, wonderful food, quick alternatives for weather challenges. The Fearrington team made the wedding seamless, comfortable, fun, and delicious for the nearly 300 guests. An awesome experience from beginning to end.

    What made it even more special:  The bride and groom are happy;  and both parents have enjoyed this momentous day in all their lives and will be able to look back on it with only fond warm memories.

     

    - Fearrington Mother of the Bride, March 2016

Meet the Team

Gilda McDaniel, 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.