Discover Your Dream Venue


The Barn at Fearrington Village

The Fearrington Barn, located in Fearrington Village near Chapel Hill, NC, combines the vintage splendor and dramatic spaces of an authentic barn with the exceptional cuisine and service expected of a Relais & Châteaux property.


The Fearrington House

Celebrate your rehearsal dinner in the award-winning Fearrington House Restaurant. This Relais & Châteaux restaurant offers exquisite cuisine, exemplary service and an outstanding selection of fine wines from around the world.


The Garden Terrace

Situated next to the Fearrington House Restaurant and nestled under the stately oak trees, The Garden Terrace is perfect for many styles of rehearsal dinner, including barbecues, buffets and elegant hors d’oeuvres receptions. Accommodates up to 100 guests.


The Cottage

The Cottage is adjacent to The Fearrington House Restaurant, and is perfect for a more intimate reception. Accessible by a winding brick walkway through the south lawn under the stately pecan trees, this venue offers the seasonal menu from The Fearrington House with exceptional service.

The Barn at Fearrington

The Fearrington House

The Garden Terrace

The Cottage

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It’s all in the details.

Full service wedding planning with our talented team

Fearrington offers more than beautiful gardens and reception venues, we also have dedicated teams that are exclusively available to Fearrington weddings and events.

Meet Our Team

The faces behind Fearrington
Gilda McDaniel
Director of Weddings & Special Events

From the initial contact through to the reception, Gilda will assist with coordinating all the details for your memorable day. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gilda has been at Fearrington for over 20 years, first working in McIntyre’s, then managing The Market Café (predecessor to The Fearrington Granary) before becoming a wedding planner in 1997.

John Tate
Banquet & Events Chef

Local chef John Tate started his fine dining career as a banquet cook at The Umstead Hotel in Cary. He spent fifteen years training under chef Jim Anile, first at the Siena Hotel’s Il Paleo Restaurant in Chapel Hill, then at Revolution Restaurant and L’Uva Enoteca in Durham. Chef Tate started working at Fearrington House in 2014 as Banquet Sous Chef, and now heads the weddings and special events catering department as Banquet & Events Chef.

Kara Millard
Cake Designer

Kara’s Dad started teaching her to cook pancakes when she was two, sparking a long love affair with all things bread, chocolate, and pastry. She graduated from Johnson and Wales with a Bachelor’s in Baking and Pastry Arts in 2021 and has worked at Fearrington since. Unlike many cake designers, she started in cake first, and then discovered a love of art second; paint is her favorite art medium. Kara thinks of cakes as delicious art pieces.

Celebrate any Occasion

We offer celebrations of all kinds at our venues

Whether you want to celebrate a rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, baby shower, baby gender reveal, class reunion, a bar/bat mitzvah or a social dinner and dance, Fearrington provides a magical experience. Acres of manicured gardens, beautifully appointed venues, award-winning cuisine, an on-site pastry team, spectacular floral arrangements and skilled staff combine to create an unparalleled experience. Special occasions are our specialty!

Fearrington Village’s venues are suited for more than just weddings! Whether you choose to celebrate your “I dos” at Fearrington or elsewhere, our team would love to help plan and commemorate your special event!

Start planning your celebration at Fearrington Village

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