Today I am sharing another one of my favorite Charlotte, North Carolina event venues! The Duke Mansion is perfect for those that want an elegant wedding that still includes that southern charm from the local area. With breathtaking outdoor locations, your wedding photography here will not disappoint. While it can be fun to adventure offsite after the ceremony, it is always a perk when there are plenty of photo spots to choose from onsite!
Not to mention, this historic venue is ready to host other events besides weddings. So if you are planning a cute first birthday or even anniversary, be sure to keep this option on your list. Ready for a virtual tour of The Duke Mansion? Let’s get started.
About The Duke Mansion
As a wedding photographer, I can’t stress this enough: do your venue and vendor research! Even before contacting a possible option, check out their website, Pinterest, and Instagram. You will want to know what to expect and can get a feel if this is the right fit your you. I am sharing some insight on The Duke Mansion to save you some time!
Let’s go over wedding details first. When hosting a wedding at the venue, you will still be close to the heart of the city of Charlotte at just 2 miles away! It may be hard to believe once you get there due to the private and show-stopping grounds.
More details from their website:
- Hosting capacity for up to 150 wedding guests.
- The Duke Mansion is available for weddings only 25 weekends a year.
- All food and beverage is provided by our Executive Chef and culinary team. (Makes booking catering easy.)
- 20 overnight guest rooms are available. (Perfect for you and the wedding party!)
- Lovely settings for weddings and celebrations inside and out.
For one-day events, you can rent out one of the indoor dining or conference rooms – even a unique library is available! The venue will provide all your catering needs as well to check another planning item off of your list. For more details on hosting general events, you can find more details on their website.
The Mary DBT Semans Gardens
There’s something so magical about lush, outdoor gardens. They truly are an escape with so many treasures to discover. The onsite Mary DBT Semans Gardens is free to check out on most days. So you and your loved one can schedule a date here before celebrating your wedding. You can take note of areas at the gardens that you love for wedding photography. Not to mention how amazing this spot is for engagement and family photos!
So, where exactly can you host weddings? Most ceremonies are held outdoors near the gardens or under the Barnhardt Terrace. For weddings during the cooler months or for those that simply want to be indoors, the first floor of the mansion is also available! Chat with your wedding planner about what would work best for you. You can always venture throughout the venue with your photographer while guests celebrate to capture more memories as newlyweds!