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Weddings at Fearrington

the complete experience from planning to I Dos

Located on a historic dairy farm near Chapel Hill, NC, Fearrington Village offers a picturesque, full service venue for your wedding celebrations. With beautiful gardens for outdoor ceremonies and multiple reception spaces that can be customized to fit your dream vision, Fearrington’s venue options are just a part of what makes this a special wedding destination. Our on-site wedding team, including our on-site wedding planner, Gilda McDaniel, our principal floral designer, Mary Stevens, our special events coordinator, Katelin Hancock, and our entire culinary team at The Fearrington House Restaurant, means every detail of your event is in professional, experienced hands.

“Aside from being an absolutely gorgeous and comfortable-but-still-classy venue, we knew we needed a place that offered a wonderful on-site team who could manage the unique demands of our day. […] Gilda wonderfully managed the day-of craziness, and Mary blew me away with the floral arrangements. Getting married at Fearrington allowed us to be fully-present on our day, which is such a profound gift.” – Fearrington Newlyweds, March 2017

Whether you’ve always dreamed of an authentic barn wedding, or a Southern-inspired brunch celebration amongst award-winning gardens, Fearrington can make your wedding dreams come to life. Fearrington weddings have been featured in magazines like Martha Stewart Weddings, Southern Weddings and Brides Magazine, as well as, Style Me Pretty, Carats & Cake and Wedding Wire. In addition to weddings, Fearrington’s venues offer great options for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and engagement parties.

Weddings at Fearrington Village make the planning fun and easy by having an on-site wedding director, floral team, cake designer and culinary team. With on-site amenities, an inn, full-service spa, coffee shops and more, you’ll feel confident that everything you need for your special day is right here at Fearrington!

Fearrington Village is located eight miles South of Chapel Hill, North Carolina and less than 30 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Offering Relais & Châteaux, Five Diamond cuisine, on-site accommodations and service, Fearrington will provide an evening that your loved ones will remember forever.

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Andrea & Stuart

Andrea & Stuart tied the knot on September 16, 2017. These newlyweds said their "I do"s under the Pecan Trees and danced the night away in The Barn! How did you and your partner meet? Stu and I met in college, sophomore year at a UNC-Chapel Hill Halloween dorm party...

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Gilda, we will always be grateful for the beautiful wedding reception you helped us create for Frances and Johnson at Fearrington. We knew every step of the way that we could count on your experience, expertise and commitment to us. It was truly magical. The Garden Terrace was perfect for a cocktail fathering and The Barn . . . wow, so beautiful! Our guests could not stop talking about the wonderful food and attentive service from the Fearrington staff. Thanks to everyone for their hard work to give us a beautiful celebration . . . cake and flowers were fabulous! We will carry our cherished memories always.

Gilda, I wanted to express my belated but very sincere thanks to you for making our wedding day so exceptional. Everything went exactly as we wanted it to, and we could not have been happier. You are truly a master of your craft - which is no small thing given all the details that go into these things. Thank you again for all your hard work.

Gilda, thank you for everything you did to help our wedding reception come together perfectly. You handled everything smoothly and professionally so that [we] could enjoy ourselves. From bringing me rice and chicken to carrying our belongings around to make sure we ended up with them at the end of the night, you truly thought of everything to make our night enjoyable and worry-free. We cannot express how grateful we are. Thank you for helping make it the wedding of our dreams!

Gilda, on behalf of me, [the groom] and my entire family, I want to thank you for everything you did to make our wedding weekend absolutely perfect. You helped us feel at ease from the get-go and there was no stone left unturned when it came to wedding details - you think of everything! Having you there to run the show allowed for me to come into teh weekend completely stress-free and enjoy my time with friends and family. You are the best of the best. Thank you again for making our day perfect!

Gilda, thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding weekend absolutely perfect! Even [the groom], who didn't even want a wedding at first, couldn't stop talking about how great everything was and the exceptional service we received at Fearrington. You were so easy, pleasant, and reassuring to work with and did an exceptional job. I certainly could never have pulled this off without you!

We wanted to tell you how sincerely we appreciate everything you did for us. Gilda, I couldn't have imagined a more wonderful day. I think what really made my heart soar was learning from our guests how much they loved Fearrington. And I think they loved it so much because there was nothing imposing or intimidating about it. In short, it felt to everyone that we were home away from home. And I can't believe how gracefully you handled the tricky weather . . . well actually, I can because you ARE grace! I never for a moment felt anxious about how we would make it through the evening with such a surprising forecast. In fact, I loved the rain. Other things I loved: the cows, the white umbrellas, the bridesmaid suite, the mantle with flowers and lanterns, the hors d'oeuvres that appeared seemingly from nowhere, twinkle lights in the barn, dancing with my boy, and dazzling sparklers. Thank you, you are the best.

Gilda and Mary, thank you both, and all of the staff at Fearrington, for helping make [the newlyweds'] wedding day beautiful. The coordination from the wedding, to the reception, to their exit was perfect. Everyone enjoyed the 5k run and brunch - it was a great way for people to meet before the wedding. The flowers were gorgeous - I only wish we had enough room in the car to take them all home with us. The food was delicious as was the cake. Finally, the patio with the market lights for dancing and the fire in the fireplace made the night perfect. Thank you for all for you hard work to make their day beautiful.

Gilda, from the moment we sat down with you to discuss the potential of having our wedding reception at Fearrington, I felt utterly confident that you would help us craft the event that we wanted. And, indeed, you did! We were so pleased that it was lovely, relaxed and celebratory. Who knows what you did behind the scenes to make it that way?! Thank you so very much for your guidance, listening ear and encouragement - and for helping us put on a great party!

Gilda, thank you for making our dreams for our wedding come true. Your attention to detail, excellent communication, and go-with-the-flow personality were more than we ever could have asked for in a wedding planner. We are so incredibly appreciative for your hard work in executing our perfect wedding day. Thank you again!

Gilda, where do I begin to thank you for all that you to make [the newlyweds'] wedding reception a truly beautiful affair? It was simply dazzling with all the beautiful flowers and delectable buffet! Our guests have raved about the gourmet feast of fabulous food stations. Everything was perfect, and it was because of your expertise and superb event planning. Your sweet manner with of us put us completely at ease. We knew we were in loving hands. It was all so splendid and heavenly to find ourselves in an atmosphere of sheer beauty, love and peace. It was all a pleasure that I simply cannot describe to you . . . it was all the greatest joy, and I have a grateful heart. Thank you for your many kindnesses and for providing us with hours of sheer delight!

Katelin, Saturday evening was perfect! Everyone at Fearrington made it such a beautiful occasion. The grounds, lovely room, perfect service, the exceptional food and the delicious cake all exceeded my expectations. It was a very special event for our family and I really appreciate your help.  

Thank you so very much for your guidance and support and encouragement during the planning of [our] reception. You have given me the greatest gifts --my own confidence that everything will be comfortable and beautiful for our guests and my parents!! We can't wait to get there tonight!

Gilda, we can never thank you enough for making our wedding day so wonderful! Everyone thought you were the best and loved having you as our fearless leader. I'll never forget your face watching the dogs and waiting to wave me on, or the ice cold drinks that awaited us after. It was the most perfect day and we're so grateful to you!