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Like most metropolitan cities, Charlotte’s wedding venue options are vast. From modern museums to urban gardens, here are the top spots to get hitched in the Queen City.
Since the Forbes four star Ritz-Carlton opened in Charlotte in 2009, it’s been the go-to spot for brides in search of an urban yet upscale setting for their nuptials. While the central location of the Ritz is just one of its appealing qualities, it’s truly the variety of options couples have for their ceremony and receptions. The stunning interior urban garden is the most stunning ceremony location while the ballrooms—equipped to accommodate hundreds of guests—can easily be transformed into breathtaking settings for a couple’s first dance.
Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge
Not all couples want a city wedding, which is why so often Charlotte brides and grooms look to this Forbes four star property located in the gorgeous suburb of Ballantyne. The hotel exudes Southern charm and with its ballroom options and outdoor patios, which offer views of the sprawling, green golf course, it proves to be the best luxury wedding venue outside of Uptown.
Mint Museum Uptown
When the Mint’s Uptown location opened in 2010, couples clamored for a spot on the Mint’s calendar for their upcoming weddings. And for good reason: this urban spot boasts not only stunning cityscape views perfect for photos, but also the museum’s artwork as a backdrop for an elegant city wedding.
From sleek, modern spaces to elegant, Southern settings, Charlotte is full of sophisticated spots to tie the knot. Here are three luxe locations worth considering for your big day.
The Van Landingham Estate
This inn is located in the historic Plaza Midwood neighborhood where tree lined streets and charming bungalows mix with edgy vintage shops and upscale restaurants. On the estate, you’ll find tranquil gardens, quiet paths, and a small pond, all perfect settings for your guests—and picturesque photos of your day.
Tucked inside gorgeous Myers Park neighborhood, this historic mansion is as quintessentially Southern as they come. Rocking chairs sit on screen porches of the large white structure, which is flanked by stunning gardens including a rose garden and towering magnolias. Multiple rooms and garden areas mean that there’s plenty of space for guests to mingle and enjoy throughout an evening here.
This modern uptown hotel is perfect for the couple who are seeking a more sophisticated, urban look for their wedding. Often couples have ceremonies in the hotel’s adjacent interior urban garden before heading to its opulent ballroom for the evening’s reception.