February 2, 2017
According to research conducted by Facebook, the most popular months to get engaged are November and December which means a lot of couples are diving into wedding planning right now.
Are you one of them?
Whether you’re local or from out of town and thinking about a destination wedding, consider Cabarrus County for your big day. Just minutes north of Charlotte in North Carolina’s piedmont region, the favorable climate and southern charm here are ideal for ceremonies any time of year. To help envision you happily ever after, here are four venues suited perfectly for each season.
Spring – The Saratoga Springs
The Saratoga Springs is a plantation-style wedding venue located in the quaint town of Mount Pleasant. Set on 22 acres of grounds including a garden for ceremonies, it is reminiscent of the O’Hara’s estate in “Gone With the Wind.” This venue offers the Southern Fairytale Package complete with outdoor ceremony site, a horse-drawn carriage for the bride’s arrival and the bride and groom’s departure, and a four-hour reception with tents, centerpieces and an in-house event designer.
Summer – The Oaks Events
The Oaks Events is a beautiful lakeside venue located in Midland. It offers limited lodging in the property’s event house and weekend wedding packages to create a little getaway for your guests. There are also tons of great options on-site for your wedding portraits including the event house, gazebo, open fields and a dock by the lake. If you envision a laid-back, rustic or lakeside wedding, this is the venue for you.
Fall – Ritchie Hill
Ritchie Hill is a newer wedding venue, but the home itself is rooted in deep history. Built in 1906, the home sits on more than four acres in Historic Concord, NC, offering a beautiful and historic Southern Victorian period-correct wedding venue with modern finishes. After serving as a home for four generations, the house underwent renovations in 2014 and opened as a venue in March 2015. Some amenities include a covered 1,800 square-foot front porch with ceiling fans, wood-burning fire pits with an outdoor seating area, and market-style outdoor string lights.
Winter – The Hotel Concord
Located in the Historic District of Concord, The Hotel Concord is one of the area’s oldest hotels with a grandiose art deco ballroom. This is the venue for couples who live for the glitz and the glamor of the Great Gatsby era and swoon over vintage chandeliers dripping in crystal. It’s also a good pick for those looking to have a large wedding since the space can accommodate up to 450 guests.
What does your dream wedding venue look like? Click here for a full list of more stunning venues in Cabarrus.