Love is in the air this summer, and what better place to tie the knot than in Rowan County? Here you'll find all you could dream of and more. From perfect summertime photo ops to original summertime wedding venues, discover everything your wedding could be if you planned it here with us.


Photo Ops for Summer Weddings

When planning any wedding, photo spots are extremely important. After all, you are going to be looking at these photos for the rest of your life. Between finding a great spot for summertime to shine through, and also making sure there is plenty of shade around in between shots to keep cool, locating the perfect spot can sometimes be hard. Not to worry - we've got a couple ideas that will check both those boxes and create the perfect scene for your summer wedding photos.


Hall House GroundsPhoto of Hall House Museum in Salisbury, N.C.


  • Bell Tower Green: Located in Salisbury, N.C., is the city's newest park, the Bell Tower Green, and already it has been the chosen spot for countless wedding photos. There is no question as to why, either. From the bell tower itself, creating a perfectly elegant backdrop, to the spacious lawn with a gorgeous waterfall feature, no matter what angle, your photographer will have plenty to work with to capture this special time in your life.


  • Dr. Josephus Hall House: This Rowan County staple has been around since 1820, and its character has only grown with time. On its grounds, you'll find a shaded lawn that's pleasing to the eye, a quaint outdoor patio area, and tons of history. When looking for a location for your summer wedding photos, be sure to check out the Hall House located in Historic Downtown Salisbury.


Venues for Summer Weddings

Now for the most important part of planning your summer wedding - the venue. Although everyone is looking for something a little different when it comes to their wedding vibe, we've thought of two perfect examples of what a summer wedding in Rowan County can look like.


Bakers MillPhoto by Baker's Mill Wedding & Events in Salisbury, N.C.


  • Baker's Mill Wedding & Events: This family-owned and operated, full-service wedding and event venue is the perfect place for wedding, reception, or even both. From indoors to outdoors, you'll find that this venue's classic, black and white design will be the ideal canvas to paint your special day on.


  • F&M Trolley Barn: 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, this indoor venue may be just what you're looking for to escape the heat and have the perfect summer wedding.



Trolley Rentals for Summer Weddings

One addition that may just tie your summer wedding all together is renting one of our air-conditioned trolleys. Whether you are looking into a trolley rental for transportation or a unique photo opportunity, you will find that our trolleys are full of character and will add that unique, personalized touch on your special day. Learn more information and request your trolley on our Trolley Tours & Rentals page.


Trolley Wedding


Planning a wedding for a different season? Check out all our seasonal wedding blogs below:

The Perfect Fall Wedding in Rowan County

The Perfect Winter Wedding in Rowan County

The Perfect Spring Wedding in Rowan County


You can also discover all the wedding venues in Rowan County all in one place on our Original Wedding Venues blog post where we highlight venues to suit anyone's style no matter the season.


Cover photo by @bellaannphoto