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Plan Your Dream Wedding

Whether you’ve always dreamed of an authentic barn wedding, or a brunch celebration set in English-inspired gardens, Fearrington can make your wedding dreams come to life. Fearrington’s venues offer great options for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and engagement parties too.

Full Service Wedding Planning

The Complete Experience from Planning to I Dos

Weddings at Fearrington make the planning seamless by having an on-site wedding director, floral team, cake designer and culinary team. With on-site amenities, an inn, full-service spa, dining and more, you’ll feel confident that everything you need for your special day is right here at Fearrington!

“I have nothing but amazing things to say about Fearrington. Every part of the village feels like a fairytale, it’s full of life and color. The Fearrington team is absolutely OUTSTANDING, they truly have it down to a science. Gilda, Fearrington’s event planner, is a machine. I’ve never seen one human manage to be in so many places at once. She is all business but cool, calm and collected at the same time. ” – Fearrington Newlyweds


Fearrington Gardens

welcoming visitors for over 40 years

The grounds include about 60 garden beds connected by brick pathways, an herb garden used by the chefs at The Fearrington House Restaurant, cutting beds for use in floral designs, and several greenhouses.


The Fearrington House

elegant & intimate venue

Located in the original Fearrington homestead, the Fearrington House is a classic scene, and the elegant dining rooms offer views of our exquisite gardens.


Jenny’s Garden

a stunning backdrop to celebrate love

In the backyard of the Fearrington House, Jenny’s Garden sits beautifully designed with blooming flowers and delicate landscapes with a tranquil water feature in the center.


Fearrington Barnyard

a southern touch for elegant affairs

In front of The Fearrington House, you’ll find rolling plains and grazing cows near our renowned silo at the entrance to the Village Center. You’ll pass the Fearrington Barn on your way into the village, perfect for a southern bride or groom.

Meet Our Planners

Our team is ready to help you plan your dream wedding
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 Belted Goat) 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.

Real Weddings

Read what our couples have shared about their Fearrington experience.