Resources for finding the perfect place for your N.C. outdoor or private estate wedding

April 04, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

 Hi everyone!

Hooray! Outdoor wedding season has arrived and I couldn't be happier! To celebrate, I thought I'd post some of the coolest private estate and outdoor wedding venues here in the Raleigh area and some additional links to help you find the perfect venue and plan your outdoor wedding here in North Carolina. 


This property list that contained in the link below comes from the Wedding Spot and contains prices and locations of awesome venues around the Triangle and beyond. There are many familiar names on this website where I have photographed weddings in the past and it would be fair to say that you could also think of it as being a list of the venues that I'd like to continue photographing for my couples.


Another way to find a beautiful event venue is to rent a private "vacation" home. From the shores of the OBX to the peaks in Asheville there are all kinds of awesome private homes to rent where you could host your wedding in a non-traditional venue. Some properties even provide turnkey service and concierge services. 

If you're getting married in the OBX check out

For the central N.C., wedding destinations check out these search results that I found on Trip Advisor under the "wedding vacation rentals" search term.

Are the mountains more your style? Here is a link to some gorgeous properties where you can get married in the western part of the state...


Once you've found your venue it's time to geek out on the details of your day. 


Here is a great post from Martha Stewart weddings which features a slideshow of 16  tips for pulling off an excellent outdoor wedding day...


This gem was found on the Knot, "Outdoor Wedding Necessities: everything you need to know to plan your outdoor wedding"


Last but not least, here is an article that I wrote that shares a few tidbits that I've learned over the past few years as a wedding photographer covering outdoor weddings that you may find useful...


Want more inspiration? Here are a few galleries featuring past weddings that I have photographed at various private estates, resorts, B&B's and other outdoor wedding locations here in North Carolina. Click on the photo's below of each venue to view the gallery from each day.


Leatherwood Mountain Resort

Leatherwood Mountains Resort

Vizcaya Villa

Dewberry farm

Dewberry Farm

The Oaks at Old Salem

The Oaks at Old Salem

Simply Divine

Simply Divine

Luxury on the Lake, Greensboro

Luxury on the Lake

The Barn at Woodlake Meadows

The Barn at Woodlake Meadows


Lu Mill Vineyard

Lu Mil Vineyard


Daja View Farm

Daja View Farm


Owl and Feather Organic Farm

Owl and Feather Organic Farm


Wedding photography + Snipes farm Retreat + Chapel Hill NC + Raleigh NC + under the big tree weddingSnipes Farm Retreat

Snipes Farm Retreat


The Country Squire Restaurant

The Country Squire Restaurant 


Barclay Villa

Barclay Villa

The Preston Woodall House

The Preston Woodall House


Three cheers for spring and many more gorgeous outdoor wedding days to come!


If you have any questions please contact me anytime!

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