A Southern Soiree Guest Post: Top 5 Wedding Venues in North Carolina

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Summertime is a crazy busy, yet wonderful season here in the A Southern Soiree office and we are so excited to be able to guest blog with Bailey’s to showcase some of our personal wedding favorites!  This week we wanted to show you some of the awesome venues that we have found and worked with over the years.  Below are our Top 5 favorite weddings venues all over North Carolina!  You can also visit our website and check out our blog to see more NC wedding venues near you!

The Angus Barn

The Angus Barn is one of our all time favorite venues!  You can have both your ceremony and reception in the same place with an awesome staff and not to mention some of the best food in town!  Give your wedding a rustic feel with the Angus Barn Pavilion while enjoying panoramic views of the beautiful lake that is conveniently located right off I-540 and just minutes from the Raleigh-Durham Airport.  This venue has such natural beauty and décor that many brides don’t see the need to add any more decorations. Not only is the lake a wonderful focal point in the landscape, there is also a lakeside fire pit perfect for s’mores!  This indoor/outdoor facility operates year-round and is perfect for any special occasion—including your big day!

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The Umstead

The Umstead Hotel & Spa in the Cary area is another one of our favorites—from smaller intimate gatherings to large, extravagant weddings, The Umstead can meet all your needs.  This venue evokes a more modern feel and allows for both your ceremony and reception to happen in one place with views that can only be described as picturesque.  The outdoor ceremony space overlooks a lake and the indoor ballroom area is a blank slate-perfect for customizing your wedding and making it unique. The Inn also has an amazing convenience factor: your guests can stay on site! Their staff, service, and food will exceed your expectations and will allow you to truly enjoy your wedding experience without worry.  Don’t forget to try out their five star Spa!

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Bald Head Island

For those of you who are interested in getting your toes in the sand, Bald Head Island is perfect for you.  Specifically, The Shoals Club and The Bald Head Island Club are venues on the island that we have used before and have fallen in love with.  Bald Head Island is truly a destination experience—guests must take a ferry as there are no cars on the island.  There is direct beach access from the clubs and they both also provide great options for both indoor and outdoor spaces.  Bald Head Island is one of the more unique wedding venues that we have worked with and highly recommend if you want a beach wedding!

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The Biltmore

Nestled in the mountains of North Carolina, The Biltmore estate offers legendary hospitality and tradition.  Their experienced staff is more than eager to work with you to make your weddings dreams come true.  From the numerous gardens, winery, and every ballroom in between, The Biltmore has a variety of wedding space options that can surely fit all of your needs.

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Figure Eight Island

Different than your typical beach wedding, Figure Eight Island offers a feeling of seclusion and privacy—there are no commercial properties on the island.  The Yacht Club is a perfect venue to hold both your ceremony and reception for larger wedding groups. For smaller, more intimate parties you can rent a private home on the water for your wedding celebrations.  At The Yacht Club, menus are completely customized to the bride and groom’s taste; the service is spectacular and you really can’t go wrong with any of the menu items!  Another bonus for a Figure Eight Island wedding is the endless options of creative exits.  Whether you want a traditional exit, sparklers, fireworks, or envision riding off on a boat after your celebration, we can make it happen!

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A Southern Soiree is a full service event planning firm specializing in creating unique and memorable events.  Beginning with your first consultation, A Southern Soiree will guide you through the entire planning process, saving you time, money, and stress.  We work with you to develop the distinctive style of your event and then help you choose the best vendors to achieve the desired result, all within your budget.  Whether you have the planning complete and need help with day of details or need help from the beginning to the end, we can create a planning package to fit your needs.