Rustic venues in Charlotte

Dreaming of all things burlap? Explore these rustic venues before booking.
Cotton Gin Barn

Living in a city of 800,000 people shouldn't keep you from having the rural wedding of your dreams. Thanks to our Southern charm and love for where we came from, Charlotte offers several venues that echo simpler times and country charm. Whether you’re searching for a converted barn or working farm surrounded by wildflowers, you’ll find your fantasy rustic venue in Charlotte.

1932 Barn at Historic Hodge’s Farm ­– Spanning more than 180 acres, the 100-year-old Hodge’s Farm provides an idyllic setting for couples looking for a laidback, pastoral venue. The charming 1932 barn is the perfect backdrop for pictures, and lawn games on the adjoining barnyard site are a must. Of note: Add country charm by seating guests on the farm’s handmade oak benches and hay bales covered with burlap.

Cotton Gin – Built on the former site of a 19th-century cotton gin, this transformed venue sits on 25 acres in Monroe, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The renovated barn seats 200, and guests will love exploring the grounds, which include an old-fashioned general store. Of note: Heat up the party with a bonfire outside at the site’s stone fire pit. S’mores anyone?

Alexander Homestead – The 1903 homestead has a little bit of everything. Brides searching for a barn venue will find it in the restored dairy barn that seats 225 guests, while those looking for something outside can opt to get married in the garden under 200-year-old oak trees. Of note: Working with the Homestead’s selected service vendors can save you up to 50 percent on things like flowers and photography.

Others: Morning Glory Farm, Vesuvius Vineyard, The Brawley Estate

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