From the perfect date and venue, to twinkle lights and savory frosting, we know planning a destination wedding can be stressful. Whether you grew up here or have never visited, we can't wait to welcome you and your guests to Rowan County for your upcoming wedding. From Salisbury to China Grove, Mount Ulla to Rockwell, and everywhere in between. We know there's a lot of things to consider when planning a wedding in Rowan County. We've compiled a list of helpful tips for planning a wedding in our destination. 



Schedule a Scouting Trip:

The best way to get a feel for Rowan County is to visit! We've the kinda’ country, kinda’ cool you’ve been craving. With our close proximity to Charlotte and the Greensboro and Winston-Salem areas, you’ll find both a quiet countryside filled with wineries and pick-your-own farms, and a bustling downtown Salisbury with breweries, historic trolleys, a thriving arts scene and more. We've got plenty of settings for your big day, no matter what type of vibe you're searching for. Use our online booking tool to reserve a night or two in Rowan County to explore!



Plan your Engagement Photos:

Where better to take engagement photos than the destination where you'll be getting married! Rowan County has picturesque landscapes, historic buildings, brick murals and plenty of other backdrops for the perfect shots. From the Historic Salisbury Depot to Gold Hill Flower Company we're certain you'll find the perfect place to capture your love in a photo.



Reserve Your Locations and Venue:

Rowan County has barns, farms, vineyards, theatres, outdoor venues and plenty of other original places to host your wedding activities. Explore our website to select the perfect location for rehearsal parties, bridal luncheons, ceremonies and receptions. 


Book Your Hotel Block:

Don't forget to make arrangements for your guests! Reserving a hotel block will make their booking process a breeze as they plan travel for your wedding festivities. Visit our hotels and places to stay pages to find more information about guest accommodation options. Then reach out to the property you'd like to reserve a block with. 



Reserve Your Wedding Night Accommodations:

Don't forget you'll need a place to stay too! Once you have your guests settled, explore our lodging options or use our online booking tool to reserve a space to rest after your magical wedding day in Rowan County. 



Book the Historic Salisbury Trolley:

Looking for additional transportation for your guests? Or a way to get your wedding party from point A to point B? The Historic F&M Trolley system is a way to add an original touch to your Rowan County wedding. We have two historic trolleys that are available for rent through Rowan County Tourism. For more information, visit our website, and be sure to fill out the form to get additional information on how to book!



Share Things for Your Guests to Do:

Be sure to explore the fun things to do in Rowan County. Whether you've got a wedding website, are leaving goodie bags in the hotel rooms for out of town guests, or are just looking for some extra fun, you'll be glad you did. Our website offers things to do with children, attractions, outdoors & sports, parks, arts & culture, shopping, nightlife and so much more. Be sure to give your guests some options for how they spend their free time! 



Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. We can't wait to see you in Rowan County!