Hiiii! It’s Kayla here, the Owner of Bock Babes Photography. If you’re reading this, you probably think I’m crazy, right? You realize that us photographers are in the peak of the busy wedding season, and how in the world did I find the time to write my first blog ever? Well, regardless of how busy I am, I always make time for my past, present and future couples. Why? Because you’re in one of the most important seasons of your life! And I want to make sure I give you a little bit of guidance on my area of expertise – weddings!
With that being said, it got me thinking: in the midst of the most popular fall wedding month (October), what better way to start a blog than to write about what rustic wedding venues there are in Monroe, North Carolina and surrounding areas. So, without further ado, let’s get into it! Follow along to hear Bock Babe Photography’s Top 10 Rustic Wedding Venue List located in North Carolina.
In no particular order, starting off with Number 1: Dixie Dreams. One of Charlotte’s newest and finest country venues for weddings, parties + more is located on the beautiful Rocky River of Monroe, North Carolina. With over 100 acres of land and 3/4 mile river frontage, you and 200 of your closest family and friends can dance the night away while taking in the breathtaking views surrounding you. With two unique ceremony locations, in front of the gorgeous gazebo or by the river front cabin, the beautiful rolling river backdrop makes for the perfect rustic wedding. Accompanied with private bride and groom suites, you’ll have all the space you need and more. So, finish up your final touches because this venue is ready for its debut!
Address: 7188 Santa Claus Rd, Monroe, NC 28110
Coming in at Number 2: The Union Exchange. This absolutely lush venue for weddings and more is not your average farm wedding. Located in Monroe, North Carolina, this 100-year-old farm venue has it all. Spanning over 54 acres of North Carolina Farm Land and Forest with 6 individual celebration spaces to choose from, a grand rustic-style, cabin and campsite area, waterfront views, and so much more. You and your spouse are sure to have an unforgettable night with all 150 of your guests. Whether you’re wanting your backdrop to be the lawn in front of the pond, the dreamy pine tree forest at the back of the land, or the newly finished McCain House, you can’t go wrong on this one. With endless options, this venue is eager to show you all of its southern charm!
Address: 2022 New Town Road, Monroe, NC 28110
As for Number 3: Pleasant Grove Farm. Nestled away on 20 acres in Northwest Charlotte, this venue is sure to grasp your attention. Just 12 minutes from Uptown Charlotte, this 4,500 sqft family owned post and beam barn country estate sits on 17 acres of rolling hills, offering separate ceremony and reception spaces, private bride and groom suites, and more. When rustic meets elegance, this venue provides couples with southern charm and warm hospitality. The best part? Tables and chairs, as well as set-up and clean-up are included in booking. Having the perfect location for an unforgettable cocktail hour, I think it’s time for you to grab a glass and book a tour!
Address: 7132 Pleasant Grove Rd, Charlotte, NC 282106
Now for Number 4: The Bottle Factory Venue. This venue provides the perfect moody vibes paired with an industrial twist. Built in 1927, this historic wedding event venue is perfect for couples who want to celebrate their wedding in style. Throughout the venue, you’ll find exposed brick walls, steel beam ceilings, and wooden floors.
Located in the historic Coca-Cola Bottling Plant of Monroe, North Carolina, what’s not to love? This beautiful space can accommodate up to 200 guests, and the best part – when you rent out the space, you have access to the entire building! That’s right, both upstairs and downstairs, as well as the very popular outdoor garden. So, grab a glass bottle of Coca-Cola for old times sake, and take a tour at this showstopper of a venue. You won’t regret it!
Address: 304 West Franklin Street, Monroe, NC 28112
Coming in hot at Number 5: Camellia Gardens. Another incredible option for those couples who love a variety of indoor and outdoor event spaces. Purchased in 1987, this elegant venue is located in a beautiful garden setting just under 20 minutes outside of Waxhaw located in Monroe, North Carolina. With a large selection of celebration spots to choose from, there is no doubt you could make a wrong choice. Paired with a helpful onsite team to ensure your day runs as smoothly as possible, it’s a no-brainer that you and up to 150 guests will have the time of your lives. What’s better than making a life-long commitment to your partner under the shade of the grand oak in this romantic setting, while ending the night dining and dancing with your guests beneath the stars? Nothing beats it!
Address: 2608 Doster Road, Monroe, NC 28112
And for Number 6 we have: Seed Mill Barn. A perfect space for any and every event, located in Monroe, North Carolina, this venue is a must-see. Built in 2017 on the grounds of a former horse farm, this venue now provides a perfect rustic yet moody atmosphere with a ceremony space that sits next to a natural creek, framed under many trees for guests to enjoy a true woodland setting. With 10 acres of pastures, the barn provides both heat and a/c, and is paired with a two tiered deck for lots of space under a canopy of trees where guests can mingle during cocktail hour. As for the top tier, it is completely covered providing guests the ability to enjoy an outdoor, covered bar area. The definition of a perfect rustic venue. What’s not to love?
Address: 4601 Griffith Rd, Monroe, NC 28112
Now for Number 7: Rolling Hill Venue. If you’re looking for a stunning property tucked away into the rolling hills of Monroe, North Carolina, you’ve found your place here. With a 6,000 sqft barn onsite, this venue is perfect for weddings and more. This beautiful countryside space provides freedom for both intimate gatherings and large-scale events, depending on your preference. This property is easily accessible from Charlotte and surrounding areas, located just minutes from Interstate 485. Family owned and operated, this venue provides onsite bridal and groom suites, accompanied with multiple ceremony and reception spaces for you to choose from. Before you go rolling down any more hills, take a look at this incredible venue!
Address: 1980 E Brief Rd, Monroe, NC 28110
You’ll love the name of Number 8: The Gin at Aw Shucks. But don’t let the name fool you, this place is the real deal. Rustic charm blended with nostalgia, this venue provides a perfect combination of indoor and outdoor areas to meet your dream wedding needs. Nestled just within Monroe, North Carolina, this rustic venue was built on the grounds of an 1800’s cotton gin. Providing a natural background for every rustic-themed wedding among trees with amazing sunsets and countless decor possibilities, this unique venue can comfortably hold up to 200 of your best guests. Included in your booking, you’ll have access to: bride and groom dressing rooms, an indoor bar, photo stall, corn hole, tables, chairs, decor, onsite staff throughout your event, and so much more. I can assure you, this place is where wedding moments are created!
Address: 3714 Plyler Mill Rd, Monroe, NC 28112
An absolute jaw-dropper, Number 9: The Grande Victorian. Built in 1884, this breathtaking 12,000 sqft home sits on 6 acres in Monroe, North Carolina. Known for its long history of hosting a variety of lavish events, this venue has stood the test of time and is considered one of the most beautiful historic venues in the Carolinas! With new ownership came new renovations, helping it stay historic yet elegant, this is a perfect venue for every occasion. Paired with a spacious 5,000 sqft formal ballroom, an outdoor covered wedding pavilion, manicured and natural gardens with courtyard, paved outdoor patio, catering prep station, as well as both bride and groom private suites – this venue has it all. A venue of your dreams, but let it become your reality!
Address: 1710 W Franklin St, Monroe, NC 28112
Just might have saved the best for last at Number 10: Champagne Manor. This one had me at a loss for words, and when you see it, you’ll understand. Sitting on 35 acres, including a 15 acre private lake, this distinguished european style countryside manor is absolutely breathtaking. Located in Monroe, North Carolina, this venue provides a variety of spaces for you to choose from. Starting with an outdoor ceremony space consisting of a stone bridal path leading to a tuscan pergola right on the lakeside. I mean, can you imagine? Next up, an illuminated cocktail hour area by the pool and in the courtyard with market lights. And last but certainly not least, a 4,000 sqft reception area with an engineered tent accompanied by crystal chandeliers and polished concrete flooring. Aside from the beautiful event spaces, the venue provides lighted walkways, fire pit, and separate bride and groom suites for maximum privacy. So, go ahead and raise a glass to this incredible venue at Champagne Manor!
Address: 4707 Sugar and Wine Rd, Monroe, NC 28110
Now that you’ve heard Bock Babes Photography’s Top 10 Rustic Wedding Venue List, that’s a wrap! I hope my suggestions provided you with a little bit of insight as to some of the beautiful, yet rustic wedding venues that Monroe and surrounding areas in North Carolina have to offer. Until next time..