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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?

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  • Mary, I admit it, I'm one of those sentimental mothers! My daughter will celebrate her first wedding… More >

    - Mother of a Fearrington Bride, December 2016

    Mary, I admit it, I’m one of those sentimental mothers! My daughter will celebrate her first wedding anniversary on December 5th – and I’ve been reliving the times we spent at Fearrington planning the wedding and enjoying the perfect event itself. This holiday season, you and your wonderful staff are on our list of blessings.

    - Mother of a Fearrington Bride, December 2016

  • Gilda, the ability you and everyone at Fearrington have creating memories that last a lifetime in the hearts… More >

    - Special Event, December 2016

    Gilda, the ability you and everyone at Fearrington have creating memories that last a lifetime in the hearts of your guests is extraordinary. Thank you!

    - Special Event, December 2016

  • I'm not sure how I can ever express how absolutely wonderful you all made us feel during [the newlyweds]… More >

    - Mother of a Fearrington Bride, November 2016

    I’m not sure how I can ever express how absolutely wonderful you all made us feel during [the newlyweds] wedding weekend. Every single team member made the already beautiful event truly magical. The wedding day, despite Hurricane Matthew, was perfect and the reason it was perfect was because of the lovely staff! Each of you were so kind, attentive and so very, very, helpful – such grace and confidence under pressure. The service was impeccable, the utmost in gracious hospitality! Everyone at the hotel made each guest feel so welcomed. You all went above and beyond the call of duty to help with all our needs. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for every little detail, no matter how big or how small! Thank you all for simply being the best, the most wonderful people I have ever had the pleasure of working with!

    - Mother of a Fearrington Bride, November 2016

  • I know you must hear this at least once a week, but this was the best wedding ever! Just wanted to let you… More >

    - Mother of a Fearrington Bride, November 2016

    I know you must hear this at least once a week, but this was the best wedding ever! Just wanted to let you know that everything was perfect, including the weather. The flowers were spectacular, the tables in the barn entrance were decorated exactly as the bride and I had envisioned, and more. The food was delicious and the special attention to every detail did not go unnoticed. I am still getting messages from family members and friends expressing their amazement at what they experienced on Saturday. Thank you!

    - Mother of a Fearrington Bride, November 2016

  • Mary, thank you so much for the absolutely beautiful flowers. They could not have been more perfect. I wanted… More >

    - - Fearrington Newlyweds, October 2016

    Mary, thank you so much for the absolutely beautiful flowers. They could not have been more perfect. I wanted to hold my bouquet in every single picture – even when the photographers said to hold it down. Even more than that, thank you for making us feel comfortable and at home. Our meeting with you was the first time I really felt certain that our wedding would not only be gorgeous, but also reflective of who my husband and I were as people. Thank you for your expertise, your artistic eye, your hard work and your kindness. We are so grateful.

    - - Fearrington Newlyweds, October 2016

  • Gilda, the wedding was simply perfect and our guests were amazed at every aspect. The flowers were gorgeous,… More >

    - Mother of a Fearrington Bride, November 2016

    Gilda, the wedding was simply perfect and our guests were amazed at every aspect. The flowers were gorgeous, the food exceptional, the service impeccable, and the weather was a bonus!! The newlyweds had the best day of their lives. We appreciate your hard work making all the details seem flawless. I know you do this all the time, but your skill and grace at such an event was notable.

    - Mother of a Fearrington Bride, November 2016

  • Mary, thank you so much for all of the beauty you brought to our wedding. I'll forever be in awe of the… More >

    - Fearrington Bride, October 2016

    Mary, thank you so much for all of the beauty you brought to our wedding. I’ll forever be in awe of the gorgeous flowers and creations you made. Fearrington is so lucky to have you, and we were lucky to get to know you too. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

    - Fearrington Bride, October 2016

  • There really aren’t enough good things to say about this gorgeous venue, I was sold from the second I set… More >

    - Fearrington Bride, October 2016

    There really aren’t enough good things to say about this gorgeous venue, I was sold from the second I set foot on the property. The beautiful setting simply can’t compare with the wonderful employees I worked with, however.

    Erin Day was my wedding coordinator – she was instrumental in helping me plan, organize, and bring my dream wedding to life over the course of a year. Not only is she organized and thoughtful – she went ABOVE and beyond to make our day perfect.  With my father-in-law passing away only a few weeks before our wedding day, I know I relied on her more than most brides for help. She rose to the occasion and showed sincerity in the process.

    Mary Stevens, Fearrington’s floral designer, was my other contact during the planning process. She truly took the time to get to know me and my design preferences . . . her floral work was EXACTLY what I envisioned and dreamed of! These women are genuine, authentic, hardworking individuals that truly made my experience as a Fearrington bride one for the books! THANK YOU for the BEST DAY EVER. We love Fearrington and will recommend to anyone and everyone!!

    - Fearrington Bride, October 2016

  • We wouldn't change a thing. Everything was absolutely wonderful. From the first meetings, to the actual day,… More >

    - Fearrington Newlyweds, September 2016

    We wouldn’t change a thing. Everything was absolutely wonderful. From the first meetings, to the actual day, you treated our “small” wedding as if it were big and we really appreciate it. The flowers exceeded anything we could have hoped for, as did the ceremony and after events. Fearrington is so very fortunate to have such professional and fabulous people. We just didn’t want a day to go by without letting you all know that.

    - Fearrington Newlyweds, September 2016

  • We just couldn't have been happier. I remember sitting at our table and telling my husband we just had… More >

    - Fearrington Bride, September 2016

    We just couldn’t have been happier. I remember sitting at our table and telling my husband we just had everything we could ever want in that moment. It was beautiful, and we are both so grateful for all of your help in making that happen. Thank you!

    - Fearrington Bride, September 2016

  • Mary, we had such an incredible time and loved every minute. Your floral arrangements were above and beyond… More >

    - Fearrington Bride, September 2016

    Mary, we had such an incredible time and loved every minute. Your floral arrangements were above and beyond anything I could have imagined. I loved everything. Thank you!

    - Fearrington Bride, September 2016

  • Thank you for the marvelous job you did for my daughter's wedding. All the flowers were stunning! As I walked… More >

    - Mother of a Fearrington Bride, August 2016

    Thank you for the marvelous job you did for my daughter’s wedding. All the flowers were stunning! As I walked from the bride’s room to the garden with lovely hanging vases, and then to the jaw-dropping arrangements at the patio and barn, I felt like I was going through a dream. Everything was so perfect! I find myself looking at photos every day to remind myself that it did happen. My husband and I thank you most sincerely for your fabulous work!

    - Mother of a Fearrington Bride, August 2016

  • 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

Meet the Team

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.