17 of the Top Wedding Venues in Charlotte

Finding Your Perfect Charlotte Wedding Venue

Charlotte, North Carolin, really has it all when it comes to wedding venues, each with its own unique style and charm. Whether you love the rustic vibe, prefer sleek industrial designs, or dream of a serene outdoor setting, there’s a venue here that’s perfect for you.

Choosing the right venue is key. I’ve been lucky enough to photograph many of these places, and I’ve put together a list of both well-known favorites and hidden gems that are sure to make your wedding day unforgettable.

Putting together your wedding details? If you need a photographer, I’m here to help. Let’s chat about how my photography can enhance the venue you choose and help make your big day truly special.

Uptown Charlotte Wedding Venues

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Mint Museum

Mint Museum Uptown stands out as a premier wedding venue in Charlotte, showcasing breathtaking cityscape views, exquisite architecture, and stunning art displays.

It features richly stained hardwood floors and expansive windows that flood the space with natural light. A standout feature is the balcony overlooking Uptown Charlotte, offering a spectacular setting for your event.

Additionally, the iconic steps leading up to the museum provide an unforgettable backdrop for photos, enhancing the allure of this remarkable venue.

MAX capacity: 400
500 South Tryon Street, Charlotte

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Founders Hall

Founders Hall, located right in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, offers a spectacular setting for wedding receptions, accommodating up to 1,200 guests in its elegant surroundings.

The venue features a timeless design, complete with a grand curved staircase, marble floors, and an impressive vaulted atrium that can be illuminated in a variety of colors, making it perfect for large wedding receptions.

Conveniently part of the Bank of America Corporate Center, Founders Hall is just a short walk from Charlotte’s top hotels and dining, and provides complimentary parking in the Bank of America garage, ensuring that your wedding day is memorable.

MAX capacity: 1200
100 N Tryon Street, Charlotte

bride and groom and guests on the dance floor

Charlotte City Club

Located high above Uptown Charlotte on the 31st floor, the Charlotte City Club offers an exceptional setting with its stunning cityscape vistas, elegant crystal chandeliers, and floor-to-ceiling windows that emphasize a downtown vibe.

Conveniently close to several prestigious churches for ceremony options and prime Uptown Charlotte photo spots, this venue promises a spectacular wedding experience from start to finish.

MAX capacity: 200
121 W Trade St #3200, Charlotte

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The Terrace at Cedar Hill

The Terrace at Cedar Hill, managed by Best Impressions Caterers, offers a spacious and stylish venue for wedding receptions. This 4,500-square-foot indoor space includes an expansive 2,000-square-foot covered terrace, perfect for celebrating in any weather.

Situated on the top floor of a historic brick building at the corner of Cedar and Westmere Ave, it features panoramic views of the Charlotte skyline, including the iconic Bank of America Stadium.

MAX capacity: 320
800 Westmere Avenue, Charlotte

Outdoor Charlotte Wedding Venues

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McGill Rose Garden

McGill Rose Garden is a serene oasis for small weddings, just outside uptown Charlotte near the NoDa Arts District. Though it’s close to the city, the garden offers a lush, green retreat that feels like a private sanctuary.

Available for weddings from the last weekend in April to the first weekend in November on Saturdays, McGill Rose Garden partners with QC Catering and Rosie’s Coffee & Wine Garden, enhancing its status as one of the most unique wedding venues in Charlotte.

MAX capacity: 100
940 N Davidson St., Charlotte

Duke Mansion

The Duke Mansion, built in 1915, is an upscale bed and breakfast offering an elegant setting with historic charm. Outdoor ceremonies are beautifully framed by the McGuire Lawn, and the mansion’s interiors are artfully adorned to reflect a timeless, classic style.

Adding to its exclusivity, the Duke Mansion is available for weddings on only 25 weekends each year, making each event a unique and sought-after occasion.

MAX capacity: 300
400 Hermitage Rd, Charlotte

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Whitehead Manor

Whitehead Manor, a Victorian-Era Manor house set on almost three wooded acres in southeast Charlotte, offers a charming backdrop for weddings.

The venue features a natural arbor provided by an Elm tree that is perfect for ceremonies.

The courtyard has a clear tent top of market lights, which creates an enchanting environment for dancing under the stars.

MAX capacity: 200
5901 Sardis Road, Charlotte

Indoor Charlotte Wedding Venues

bride and groom dancing at their reception

The Big Chill

The Big Chill, one of Charlotte’s hidden gems, perfectly combines style, versatility, and exceptional service, making it a favorite among couples and this photographer.

Its industrial aesthetic, with exposed brick walls and soaring ceilings, are a stunning contemporary backdrop for weddings of any style or size.

MAX capacity: 250 seated – 600 cocktail
911 E. Morehead St. Suite 100, CharlottE

Bride and groom with guests at their ceremony in Belk Chapel Charlotte North Carolina

Belk Chapel – Queens University

Located on the picturesque campus of Queens University, Belk Chapel has a classic Southern elegance, illuminated by abundant natural light. Renovated in 2017, the venue boasts an airy rotunda and dedicated pre-ceremony spaces for both the bride’s and groom’s parties.

After your ceremony in the chapel, you have the option to host your reception at various locations on campus, or simply use the stunning surroundings of the Queens campus as a backdrop for your wedding photos.

MAX capacity: 500
1900 Selwyn Ave,

The Barrel Room at Triple C Brewing

The Barrel Room at Triple C Brewing, located in the SouthEnd neighborhood of Charlotte, features a sleek, dark-toned interior that creates the perfect ambiance for a relaxed gathering.

With a fully equipped kitchen and an extensive tap room—where the 3C IPA is a personal favorite—the Barrel Room offers a cozy spot for celebrations infused with top-notch local brews.

You’ll also enjoy a great view of the Charlotte skyline from its porch, adding an urban flair to your laid-back celebration.

MAX capacity: 350
2832 Griffith St, Charlotte

Revelry Camp North End

Located in historic Camp North End, the Revelry stands out as one of Charlotte’s newest and largest wedding venues, comfortably seating between 250 to 700 guests. This venue retains the industrial charm of its surroundings, perfectly blending it with modern amenities.

Owned and operated by Best Impressions Caterers, the Revelry features a built-in bar, a full kitchen, and private suites, making it an ideal choice for large-scale, memorable weddings in an iconic Charlotte setting.

MAX capacity: 250 – 700
701 Keswick Ave #110, Charlotte

The Best Wedding Venues Near Charlotte

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Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, situated outside of Charlotte in Belmont, provides a naturally idyllic setting for weddings, from intimate gatherings to grand celebrations.

The White Garden, popular for ceremonies, offers a semi-private outdoor space. For receptions, The Great Hall features a built-in dance floor and expansive windows that showcase the surrounding greenery.

Outside, the Four Seasons Lawn offers an open-air setting perfect for dancing under the stars, adding to the venue’s magical ambiance.

MAX capacity: 500 guests
6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont

Bride and Groom walking down a staircase at the Ballantyne Hotel in Charlotte North Carolina

The Ballantyne Hotel

The Ballantyne is a top choice for weddings in Charlotte, North Carolina, blending luxury, elegance, and convenience beautifully. It features impressive interiors, including a grand staircase that adds a dramatic touch to your big day.

Outside, meticulously maintained lawns, a charming fountain, and versatile terraces set the stage for both your ceremony and photos.

The Ballantyne combines stylish ballrooms and resort amenities to enhance your wedding experience, complete with fantastic cuisine and comfy, luxurious accommodations right on site.

MAX capacity: 600
10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte

wedding ceremony in a golf field at the Peninsula Club Cornelius North Carolina

The Peninsula Club

The Peninsula Club, located on the shore of Lake Norman in Cornelius, NC, creates a picturesque, resort-like atmosphere setting for weddings.

Couples can exchange vows on the club’s outdoor ceremony site, a brick patio with stunning lake views. Receptions can take place in the main clubhouse, which integrates indoor and outdoor spaces.

The venue also features waterfront docks and a gazebo, ideal for photo opportunities, while guests can enjoy cocktails and mingle across the scenic property.

MAX capacity: 300
19101 Peninsula Club Drive, Cornelius

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The View At Emerald Lake

The View at Emerald Lake, situated on a picturesque golf course in Matthews, NC, boasts a waterfront lawn under a charming pergola, ideal for ceremonies.

The outdoor patio, complete with two fire pits, creates a perfect setting for cocktail hours. Inside, the reception area features a high stone fireplace and elegant chandeliers, adding a touch of luxury.

The expansive golf course provides endless photo opportunities, easily accessible via a short golf cart ride.

MAX capacity: 250
9750 Tournament Dr, Matthews

Bride and Groom walking down the stairs at ceremony

Separk Mansion

Separk Mansion, just 20 minutes from uptown Charlotte, blends historic elegance with modern luxury for your wedding day. 

Imagine exchanging vows in a lush private garden, followed by a grand entrance down the mansion’s spectacular staircases into a spacious ballroom where your friends and family await.

The mansion features outdoor areas perfect for portraits and spacious second-floor suites for both the bride and groom to get ready. It’s an idyllic setting that promises a memorable start to your marriage.

MAX capacity: 250
209 W. 2nd Avenue, Gastonia

Bride and Groom holding each other with the stars and skies above them

Tuscan Ridge

Tuscan Ridge, nestled on the outskirts of Charlotte in the quaint town of Oakboro, Stanly County, offers a uniquely elegant and romantic setting spread over 10 acres.

Lacey and her dedicated staff go above and beyond to ensure an exceptional experience, aiming to provide an affordable yet upscale venue. Tuscan Ridge is designed to make any bride and groom proud to host their family and friends on their special day.

MAX capacity: 200
21480 E 8th Street, Oakboro

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What is the average cost to get married in Charlotte?

On average, weddings in North Carolina cost around $30,000, covering the essentials for a reception of approximately 100 guests.

Costs vary significantly, though, with weddings in the area ranging from $10,000 to over $100,000, as couples prioritize photography, venues, open bars, and lively music.

When is the best time to get married in Charlotte?

From my experience, the ideal time to get married in Charlotte are late spring to early summer (May-June) and fall (September-November), when mild temperatures make outdoor weddings especially appealing.

However, choosing the best time for your wedding ultimately depends on your personal vision for the day.

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