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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

  • 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 all still on cloud nine with many gorgeous photographs to remind us of the special 21st! Thanks so… More >

    - Celebrations Guest

    We are all still on cloud nine with many gorgeous photographs to remind us of the special 21st! Thanks so much for an incredible night. You guys really blew us all away.

    - Celebrations Guest

  • 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

  • We started our busiest wedding season we've ever had this weekend and we look forward to photographing at… More >

    - Graham Terhune, N.C. Wedding Photographer

    We started our busiest wedding season we’ve ever had this weekend and we look forward to photographing at Fearrington in 2016 and hopefully more in 2017! We are always blown away by your attention to detail and professionalism. It makes our jobs easier and way more fun. We get so excited when we meet with clients who are having their wedding at Fearrington. Thank you for making our 2015 wedding season a success and we can’t wait to see you more this year.

    - Graham Terhune, N.C. Wedding Photographer

  • Thank you so much for everything you did to accomodate and make our wedding so special and so "us." We… More >

    - Fearrington Newlyweds, February 2016

    Thank you so much for everything you did to accomodate and make our wedding so special and so “us.” We wouldn’t have been able to pull it off it weren’t for you! Everything turned out so perfectly and we couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful wedding coordinator.

    - Fearrington Newlyweds, February 2016

  • We cannot thank you enough for all your hard work in helping us to have the wedding of our dreams! It was an… More >

    - Fearrington Bride, January 2016

    We cannot thank you enough for all your hard work in helping us to have the wedding of our dreams! It was an absolutely magical evening. I wish I could tell you how many people have told us with the upmost sincerity that they’ve never been to a better wedding – our friends, our family, our parents’ friends. Everyone was blown away at how stunningly beautiful the barn was decorated, the food, the flowers, the service, the band, and the attention to all the little details. . . everyone had the most amazing time together and I know it wouldn’t have been possible without your unflappable leadership at the helm! As so many others have said before, you are truly the best in the business and it was such a pleasure working with you and the rest of your team.

    - Fearrington Bride, January 2016

  • When our daughter and son-in-law chose a venue 800 miles away, we were somewhat anxious that we could pull… More >

    - Mother of a Fearrington Bride, January 2016

    When our daughter and son-in-law chose a venue 800 miles away, we were somewhat anxious that we could pull off a weekend of events from such a distance, but everything at Fearrington exceeded our expectations. Gilda’s attention to detail and calm demeanor gave us the confidence that the weekend would go off without a hitch – and it did!

    Throughout the planning process, Gilda facilitated (and sometimes mediated) details of the weekend celebration. Several guests have commented on the seamlessness of the on-site weekend activities and what a delightful setting for a “destination” wedding.

    In short, all of your team members were professional, helpful and gracious. When people ask how the wedding went, I say, “In one word, it was magical.” Thank you all for making that happen.

     

    - Mother of a Fearrington Bride, January 2016

  • Erin, thank you SO SO much for all your help and attention you provided us with especially with our youngest… More >

    - Fearrington Bride, January 2016

    Erin, thank you SO SO much for all your help and attention you provided us with especially with our youngest throughout the day – he now loves you!! You were great, and we thank you for such a lovely evening. Please pass on my thanks to Mary and her team as my headpiece and bouquet where gorgeous and I loved them!

    - Fearrington Bride, January 2016

  • Erin, everything was just perfect - actually, beyond perfect - if there is such a thing! I can't imagine how… More >

    - Mother of a Fearrington Bride, December 2015

    Erin, everything was just perfect – actually, beyond perfect – if there is such a thing! I can’t imagine how you do this week after week. Thank you from all of us!

     

    - Mother of a Fearrington Bride, December 2015

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.