From open barns and farms, to breathtaking vineyards to traditional churches, all the way to theaters in beautiful historic districts. Rowan County has tons of options to choose from for your special day, and we know you'll find one that will check all of your boxes!
Barns & Farms
Located on an 120-acre tree farm full of manicured lawns, majestic oaks, perennial gardens, and lush landscaping, is the dreamy venue of The Arbors Events. This original venue includes two indoor and outdoor event spaces with multiple banquet halls and enough space to accommodate 50 to 350+ guests. When approaching the property on the half mile long road into the nursery, you will pass through thousands of ornamental, evergreen, and shade trees - the perfect picturesque landscape for your tree farm wedding.
At the Barn at Cedar Hill, there isn't just one way to design the wedding venue of your dreams - here, the possibilities are endless. Whether you choose to say your vows in the clearing, among the thousands of cedar trees, by either of the two ponds, on the patio or beneath the large beams of the elegantly rustic barn itself, the Barn at Cedar Hill is a perfect place to celebrate the first day of your marriage. Celebrate in a tranquil and natural atmosphere that you and your guests will remember forever at the Barn at Cedar Hill.
Featuring 135 acres of private, rolling pastures and woodlands, white picket fences, and an aged red barn, the Henry Connor Bost property is like stepping back in time. Built in 1869, the Henry Connor Bost House and Farm was one of the few homes built in Rowan County in the years immediately following the Civil War. With proper care and protection, the house has been lovingly restored to its original glory with heart pine floors, original woodwork and brickwork, and is a perfect place to say "I do."
They call themselves "A Home for Weddings," and we could not agree more. Built from the ground up, Lady Bird Farm sits on a breathtaking spot in the center of a 50-acre working farm where you and your guests will be surrounded by a glistening pond, rolling hills and grazing cattle. Let Lady Bird take care of your wedding so you can peacefully enjoy the view of the sunset as the day fades away on your special day.
Located in Rockwell, N.C., Rustic Ties is able to fulfill all your farmhouse wedding dreams with just the right amount of a modern touch. The beautiful property has a fully functioning barn with a/c and heat that can accommodate up to 150 guests, and includes beautiful features like a pergola with handmade benches and lighted rock paths. With an attached catering kitchen, indoor bathrooms, covered bar, DJ area, smores bar, grooms suite, bridal suite, and a 31 x 40 concreted lighted outdoor dance floor, Rustic Ties makes organizing your wedding a cakewalk.
Chandelle Farms is a horse farm where you will find service with a charm in a spectacular countryside setting. You will find them just outside of Downtown Salisbury and right off i-85 - easily accessible, but you'll be fooled into thinking you're in the middle of nowhere.
This 150-year-old barn is located in Gold Hill, N.C. and is perfect for a dream, rustic-chic wedding. The barn was donated to the park by Paul and Naomi Bernhardt of Salisbury, N.C. and was originally located on their family farm near Gold Hill, N.C. The timbers were numbered, then dismantled and moved to the park and reassembled.
Set on 22 acres of farmland within China Grove, N.C. sits StoneGate Farm Venue - an elegant location for parties, receptions and the perfect wedding. Upon arrival, you will find that this venue has everything you need. Located on site is a white barn with enormous wood barndoors, and inside a large space used for whatever you dream under classy chandeliers. Outside, a place to set up pews to create an isle in the grass all while being surrounded by string lights to set the mood for the evening. This may just be the place you're looking for to create the fairytale farm wedding of your dreams.
The Walnut Hill venue has everything you need to complete the picture for your barnyard/farmhouse wedding - a big red barn, rolling pastures, towering trees all the way down to grazing horses scattered throughout. All these things help set the scene but you have the opportunity to make the venue exactly what you want. The owners thrive on their 1-on-1 approach to plan your wedding to make sure your vision becomes your reality.
Vineyards & More Original Outdoor Venues
As you approach Morgan Ridge Vineyards on the long road among the large, open fields, the scene is liable to take your breath away. However, the scenery isn't the only thing that will leave you hooked to book your wedding here. Bask in the privacy of the venue by the fire pit or on the patio, and enjoy the light breeze that blows through the fields. With an onsite chef and creative wedding coordinators, Morgan Ridge Vineyards will leave you and your guests with a memorable experience.
It doesn't matter if you are a NASCAR fan or not to tell that the Dale Earnhardt Plaza in Kannapolis, N.C. is a gorgeous outdoor space, but it definitely does help. This unique venue is dedicated to the legend himself, Dale Earnhardt, and is filled to the brim with Dale testimonials. At the center of the walkway within this beautiful, one-acre park is a nine-foot-tall bronze statue of Dale Earnhardt overlooking messages written by fans on brick laid throughout the walkways. Whether it's the azaleas and day lilies in the park that strike your fancy or the tributes to the famous racing legend, Dale Earnhardt Plaza is a great place to hold a beautifully original ceremony.
Charming, yet intimate - these are the words that come to mind when considering Douglas Vineyards as the venue for your special day. This vast location can accommodate up to 120 guests and combines a luxurious vineyard and a traditional front porch to beckon family and friends together to celebrate your new life with the love of your life.
Sitting at a total of 70 acres with 9+ historical landmarks and structures is Gold Hill Mines Historic Park. Get hitched in the Bernhardt Log Barn, at the Gold Hill Jail or in the grassy field in between. Regardless of where you choose to spend that moment with the love of your life, at Gold Hill Mines Park, your wedding is sure to go down in history.
Theaters & More Original Indoor Venues
Attention to detail is important for a lot of people when planning their special day, and The Abbey guarantees they will show out every time. Set in a traditional church, The Abbey provides packages and assistance to ensure that your wedding is everything you've ever dreamed of. The picture-perfect sites within the venue include bridal and groom's suites, a pavilion and courtyard ideal for any cocktail hour, a gallery and annex site for the reception, and a sanctuary with towering ceilings and vintage pews just waiting for you to walk down the isle.
From proms to parties to the most elegant of weddings, the Historic Salisbury Depot has seen it all. This versatile venue has multiple spaces to choose from all with historic architecture and sophisticated design that will bring your wedding to the next level of class.
If you're looking for flexible and unique, look no further than the Lee Street Theatre to host your big day. With a deck, lobby, 'Limelight' bar & lounge, a rehearsal room and of course, the theatre itself, Lee Street welcomes any bride and groom to the stage for the opening night of their life together.
Picture this - a modern twist on a historic, classic setting. At the F&M Trolley Barn, you will find all that and more. Nestled in Historic Downtown Salisbury and recently restored in 2001, the barn offers a space that acts as a blank canvas waiting for you to paint on.
With two separate spaces, the Meroney Theater may be the perfect location for both a reception and ceremony. As you enter, you'll notice the theater itself comprised of eye-catching red chairs raked on the first floor and lofted balcony. On the third floor, a long banquet space overlooking Historic Downtown Salisbury is perfect for any meal or cocktail party.
From sun up to sun down on your wedding day, Across the Pond has it all. Prepare for your special day with your bridesmaids in the elegant surroundings of this historic home, after spending a relaxing night in a luxurious space and sharing your excitement over a sumptuous breakfast in the Sun Room. Return for your wedding night to this most romantic of settings for memories of a lifetime.
Have you ever wondered if it was possible to get married or hold a reception in a ballpark? Well, it is at the Cannon Ballers' Stadium in Kannapolis, N.C. If you're looking for a venue that will blow all your guests away while fulfilling that checkbox of being an original location, the Kinetic Club may be just the right place for you. Featuring 6,000 square feet of premier banquet space, you can celebrate the beginning of your new life while overlooking a breathtaking ballfield.
Located in Historic Downtown Salisbury and seating up to 250 people is the state-of-the-art theater, The Norvell. This intimate and gorgeous setting is ideal for anyone looking to incorporate a little drama into their wedding by setting the stage for their future.
More Original Sites to Consider
Regardless of what you're looking for in the perfect wedding venue, Rowan County has something that will check every box.
We can't wait to have you for your special day!