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Please Help Us Find a Chapel Hill Wedding Venue for June!!

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Please Help Us Find a Chapel Hill Wedding Venue for June!!

Murse | Jan 18, 2010 02:21 PM

Hi all,

My gal and I are planning a Chapel Hill-area wedding for approximately 150 guests in June 2010 (soon!). We're both new to the area and thus not up to speed on our venue options. After a certain point, Google tends to repeat its results, mostly in uninspiring Yellow Page-ish format. But always the optimists, we're convinced that there's some place out there that we just don't know about yet.

In no particular order, our criteria are:

- Within 45 minute drive from downtown Chapel Hill
- Primarily outdoors, with indoor option in case of bad weather (and so my grandmother doesn't overheat)
- Able to bring in our own caterer (I've already seen that Allen & Son does weddings!)
- Quirky without being inconvenient or too weird. (Subjective, I know. We like the idea of a farm/barn, and I've romanticized the possibility of finding something like an abandoned schoolhouse, defunct social club, or shuttered historical society building that we can clean up.)
- Cheap.

Thus far, here are the places we're going to be calling and/or checking out:

Ayr Mount
Carol's Garden Inn
Celebrity Dairy
Elodie Farms
Forest Hills
Happy Trails Farm
New Hope Camp
Pine Lake Pavilion
Sarah P. Duke Gardens & Doris Duke Center Garden
Snipes Farm
Spruce Pine Lodge
Valhalla Retreat Center
The Inn at Bingham School

Pretty conventional, I know. Would love to hear from anyone who has any other suggestions. Thanks, everyone...

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