Choosing the perfect venue is a pivotal decision in the wedding planning process, setting the tone and ambiance for the entire celebration. Nestled in the heart of North Carolina, Rowan County offers a plethora of enchanting options for couples seeking a picturesque backdrop for their special day. From historic estates to charming barns and elegant ballrooms, Rowan County presents a diverse array of wedding venue choices to suit every style and preference.

Barns & Farms

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The Arbors Events

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.


The Barn at Cedar Hill

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.


Henry Connor Bost House & Farm

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."


Lady Bird Farm Wedding & Event Venue

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.


Rustic Ties

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 Farm

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.


Bernhardt Log Barn

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.


StoneGate Farm Venue

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.


Vista at Walnut Hill Wedding & Event Venue

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 Outdoor Venues

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The Garrison Wedding Venue and Event Center

The Garrison Venue is a premier outdoor wedding venue and event center in the heart of Rowan County. The outdoor wedding ceremony area has beautiful wooden pews for seating, and boasts a picturesque waterfront view. The 30 acres of wooded land offer a rustic setting, and the climate controlled reception area provides all the modern luxuries your wedding or event may need.


Morgan Ridge Vineyards

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.


Baker's Mill Weddings & Events Venue

Baker's Mill Wedding & Events Venue is an exquisite backdrop for your love story. Located in the picturesque town of Salisbury, this stunning venue offers a unique blend of rustic charm and modern elegance. The beautifully landscaped grounds provide a serene and romantic atmosphere for your celebration.


Dale Earnhardt Plaza

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.


Douglas Vineyards

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.


Gold Hill Mines Historic Park

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


Theatres & More Indoor Venues

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The Abbey

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. 


Historic Salisbury Depot

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. 


Lee Street Theatre

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.


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, the barn offers a space that acts as a blank canvas waiting for you to paint on. 


The Meroney Theater

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. 


Across the Pond Bed & Breakfast

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. 


Kinetic Club at Atrium Health Ballpark

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.


The Norvell Theater

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. 


Bonaparte Castle

The 1897 Napoleon Bonaparte McCanless House stands with its accompanying kitchen building on a narrow, but deep lot of less than half an acre. One of the most distinctive exterior features of the house is the wraparound porch, which runs from the west bay on the south side of the house, around the tower, across the rest of the façade, and down three bays of the north side. A wedding at the Bonaparte Castle would be considered nothing less than a historical, yet timeless event.


The Swanee Theatre

The 1930's theatre with marquee and all was recently refurbished to its original state. The theatre is located in Downtown Kannapolis and is available for any private event or wedding.



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!





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