Whether you’ve always dreamed of an authentic barn wedding, or a brunch celebration set in English-inspired gardens, Fearrington can make your wedding dreams come to life. Fearrington’s venues offer great options for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and engagement parties too.
Weddings at Fearrington make the planning seamless by having an on-site wedding director, floral team, cake designer and culinary team. With on-site amenities, an inn, full-service spa, dining and more, you’ll feel confident that everything you need for your special day is right here at Fearrington!
“I have nothing but amazing things to say about Fearrington. Every part of the village feels like a fairytale, it’s full of life and color. The Fearrington team is absolutely OUTSTANDING, they truly have it down to a science. Gilda, Fearrington’s event planner, is a machine. I’ve never seen one human manage to be in so many places at once. She is all business but cool, calm and collected at the same time. ” – Fearrington Newlyweds
The grounds include about 60 garden beds connected by brick pathways, an herb garden used by the chefs at The Fearrington House Restaurant, raised cutting beds for use in floral designs, a culinary garden and several greenhouses.
Located in the original Fearrington homestead, the Fearrington House is a classic scene, and the elegant dining rooms offer views of our exquisite gardens.
In the backyard of the Fearrington House, Jenny’s Garden sits beautifully designed with blooming flowers and delicate landscapes with a tranquil water feature in the center.
In front of The Fearrington House, you’ll find rolling plains and grazing cows near our renowned silo at the entrance to the Village Center. You’ll pass the Fearrington Barn on your way into the village, perfect for a southern bride or groom.
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 Belted Goat) before becoming a wedding planner in 1997.
Local chef John Tate started his fine dining career as a banquet cook at The Umstead Hotel in Cary. He spent fifteen years training under chef Jim Anile, first at the Siena Hotel’s Il Paleo Restaurant in Chapel Hill, then at Revolution Restaurant and L’Uva Enoteca in Durham. Chef Tate started working at Fearrington House in 2014 as Banquet Sous Chef, and now heads the weddings and special events catering department as Banquet & Events Chef.
Corinna has always loved art and fell in love with cake decorating when she was 13 as she decorated a cake with a friend. This evolved into making wedding and other cakes professionally. She graduated from Wake Tech in 2012 with a baking and pastry arts degree, earning awards and teaching others along the way. Corinna loves all areas of pastry – dessert production, cakes, gingerbread, showpieces, etc. – cake decorating is where her passion for pastry began, and it continues to interest her as she explores new cake decorating trends and ideas. With an eye for detail and artistic design, she loves the process of creating something uniquely special for each couple.