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.
A native of England, Colin came to The Fearrington House in 2005 as Executive Sous Chef and was promoted to Executive Chef in 2008. Colin’s culinary interest began early on, taking him to The Castle Hotel, Niagara on The Lake and Prince of Wales Hotel. Colin partners with local farmers, using the finest ingredients from the region and our gardens. In 2012, Colin was named a Grand Chef by Relais & Chateaux. He was selected as a semi-finalist for Best Chef Southeast by the James Beard Foundation in 2014 and 2017.
Todd’s love of restaurants began very young. He began working in kitchens at 15 and hasn’t left the restaurant industry since. He earned both his Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees the Culinary Institute of America in 2014. From there, Todd began his dining room career at Eleven Madison Park, honing his serving skills and furthering his love of wine during his time there. Todd later moved to a Sommelier position with Altamarea Group at the Upper East Side restaurant Vaucluse before joining team at the Fearrington House Restaurant as a Sommelier in 2019. Todd works with staff to build a positive environment where guests can feel comfortable and well taken care of. His love of food, wine, and people is the driving force in his career.
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.