Venue Articles

The Old Cotton Gin

The Old Cotton Gin

It started with a desire to save the dilapidated cotton gin building from scrap metal salvage. Owner Tommy Satterwhite, a history lover and hobbyist, is from Warrenton and has memories of the building and even playing in the piles of cottonseed as a child. Anne Satterwhite is an avid gardener, crafter, and DIY-er. Together, in their retirement, they have worked to save and renovate this unique space. In 2020, their son Scott Satterwhite, who has a background in the hospitality business, got involved to launch The Old Cotton Gin as a welcoming and inclusive wedding/event venue for couples and organizations. They have also renovated an early 20th-century octagonal barn on the property and an adjacent historical home which can be included as lodging for an elopement or rented separately via Airbnb.

The Durham Hotel

The Durham Hotel

With 53 guest rooms, seasonal food and beverage highlighting locally grown ingredients, and mid-century design by acclaimed firm Commune, The Durham Hotel is the perfect backdrop for wedding events, dining, and lodging for family and friends.

The Matthews House

The Matthews House

The Matthews House is a wedding venue that offers versatile flexibility on a gorgeous property. Its convenient yet serene downtown Cary location is surrounded by a brick fence and lush gardens. Whether your wedding is large or small, indoors or outdoors, let us and our team of coordinators create an effortlessly beautiful experience, just for you.

Tamarca Hollow: A Nature Retreat

Tamarca Hollow: A Nature Retreat

Tamarca Hollow, A Nature Retreat is a small, private, secluded, peaceful and serene vacay rental. We are tucked down under a rhododendren thicket on a ten acre forest with several mountain streams and a magickal space where two streams come together into one. Just one perfect space to perform elopement ceremonies on our property.

Cedar Grove Acres

Cedar Grove Acres

Cedar Grove Acres is an elegant, authentically rustic venue situated on 30 rolling acres of farmland, conveniently located in southern Granville County, just a few minutes north of Raleigh. Our Farmhouse was built in 1858 and frames the entrance to the historic farmland, where a shaded country lane provides the perfect gateway for your wedding guests.

Durham Museum of Life & Science

Durham Museum of Life & Science

At the Museum of Life and Science, we strive to bring wonder-filled moments to each visitor. It is our pleasure to do the same for each attendee of your private event. We are so excited to join you on the journey towards your special day and wait to see what wonderful moments await!

Bill Scott Pavilion

Bill Scott Pavilion

Bill Scott Pavilion is a stunning and unique venue located on the outskirts of downtown Raleigh. Enclosed in a beautiful grove of trees, the space provides natural scenery in an intimate setting that is perfect for any elopement. Enjoy a lakeside view while you say ‘I Do’ and a beautifully lit vaulted pavilion for dinner and dancing. Allow our minimalistic space to help your vision to come to life.

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