wedding couple kissing with rose petals after saying i do

wedding couple kissing with rose petals after saying i do

Are you envisioning picturesque outdoor wedding venues in Charlotte NC? Look no further than Alexander Homestead. where your dreams of a romantic celebration amidst nature can come true. In this blog, we’ll walk you through our venue spaces, explain what makes us unique, and answer some FAQs.

Address: 4717 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215

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Discover Your Dream Venue

We’ve created this helpful map so you can plan your dream wedding in North Carolina at our Charlotte venue. Explore local attractions, try a new restaurant, and plan activities for you and your guests!

Alexander Homestead welcomes you with open arms. Our venue is a place where love blossoms and memories are crafted amidst the natural beauty of Charlotte, NC. Our picturesque venue space offers the perfect blend of Southern charm and timeless elegance, providing a magical setting for your special day.

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the reception area lit up under the night sky

the reception area lit up under the night sky

A Glimpse Into the Past With Modern Elegance

Step through the gates of Alexander Homestead and you’re immediately transported to an era of timeless romance combined with the comforts of modern elegance. Our venue harmoniously intertwines the rich tapestry of history with contemporary sophistication, ensuring that your wedding day is both a nod to the past and a celebration of the present.

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partying at the reception at alexander homestead

Our Venues at Alexander Homestead

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2 lauren fabian alexander homestead weddings charlotte north carolina

The Carriage House

  • The Carriage House, a charming residence nestled in a vibrant neighborhood, beckons with its timeless appeal.
  • Enter your own secluded retreat within our expansive bridal suite/ready room, conveniently situated just moments away from our historic house and your ceremony site.
  • The Carriage House, with its rustic charm, is like a scene from a fairytale. It is the kind of place where you can imagine couples tying the knot amidst the whispers of history echoing through its walls.
  • Elevate your pre-wedding experience with the option to arrive early, allowing you to unwind and prepare for your special day in the opulent comfort of our space.
  • Our observant staff takes delight in offering suggestions for proficient hair and makeup professionals, guaranteeing that you exude poise and allure on your special day.
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2 Nates Cabin at alexander homestead

Nate’s Cabin

  • Our supreme sanctuary for relaxation at Alexander Homestead is thoughtfully crafted considering the unique needs of you and your significant other.
  • This spacious and stylish cabin offers the perfect sanctuary to relax and decompress before the big moment arrives.
  • Enjoy the comforts of home with cozy seating, light refreshments, engaging games, and ample space to gather with your closest friends and family.
megan and her groom sharing a kiss

megan and her groom sharing a kiss

The Ceremony Area

  • Nestled amidst towering trees and blossoming gardens, our outdoor white gazebo presents a charming setting for your vow exchange.
  • Enveloped in natural splendor, let the serene ambiance of our ceremony area set the perfect tone for your special day.
  • With abundant seating and a backdrop reminiscent of a fairy tale, our ceremony area offers an enchanting start to your happily ever after.
groom giving his bride a twirl on the lawn

groom giving his bride a twirl on the lawn

The Secret Garden

  • The Secret Garden is a place of lush beauty, hidden away from the world, where every plant and flower is nurtured with care.
  • Immerse yourself in our secluded oasis and uncover the breathtaking Secret Garden, where majestic trees and vibrant blooms create a natural cathedral-like atmosphere.
  • Following the ceremony, delight your guests with a charming Garden Party, where they can mingle and enjoy delectable appetizers and refreshing spritzers amidst the allure of our garden paradise.
  • With endless photo opportunities, the Secret Garden promises memories that will be treasured for a lifetime.
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43 megan robert alexander homestead weddings charlotte north carolina

Indoor/Outdoor Wedding Reception

  • Choosing the right wedding destination is crucial whether you’re planning an intimate indoors event or a grand outdoor celebration.
  • Whether you envision a cozy gathering or a grand celebration, a barn venue offers the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor charm.
  • The breathtaking interior areas of the barn offer a perfect setting for your matrimonial festivities, giving you the freedom to tailor your reception space to mirror the wedding of your dreams.
  • From rustic chic to contemporary elegance, infuse your reception venues with your chosen decor to craft a truly unique experience.
  • As twilight falls and the barn gates part, relish the flawless shift to a mixed indoor-outdoor celebration setting, adorned with sparkling café lights and a warm fire pit.
  • Spend the evening twirling and moving amidst family and friends, forming unforgettable moments that will last forever.

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15 lauren fabian alexander homestead weddings charlotte north carolina

Tailored Experiences For Every Couple

Customizable Wedding Packages

We believe that each couple’s love story is unique, and so should be their wedding day. Our customizable wedding packages are designed to reflect your style and vision, allowing you to tailor every detail from the floral arrangements to the music that fills the air. At Alexander Homestead, your day will truly be one-of-a-kind, just like the love you share.

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28 shannon travis alexander homestead weddings charlotte north carolina

Personalized Decor and Themes

Your wedding theme should be a mirror of your combined personalities, and that’s why we offer personalized decor choices to set the perfect stage. Whether you envision a rustic charm or refined elegance, our team works closely with you to bring your dream theme to life, ensuring every detail from the table settings to the aisle reflects your vision for the day.

Our Decor Elements

Explore our array of customizable options designed to enhance your wedding day experience. In addition to our standard package, we offer several additional items available for an extra fee. Discover the possibilities:

  1. Shepherd Hooks: Infuse your ceremony aisle with personalized charm using our exquisite shepherd hooks. Adorn them with flowers or lanterns for a touch of whimsy and individuality, setting the stage for a truly memorable ceremony ambiance.
  2. Chargers: Elevate the sophistication of your guest tables with our sleek chargers. These elegant additions bring texture and depth to your place settings, enhancing the overall aesthetic of your reception. Renting chargers through us ensures both style and savings.
  3. Votives: Illuminate your centerpieces with the enchanting glow of votive candles. Adding a romantic touch to your table decor, these votives create a warm and inviting atmosphere, perfect for fostering intimate conversations and cherished memories.
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Exclusive Venue Amenities for a Flawless Day

At Alexander Homestead, we pride ourselves on our exclusive amenities that contribute to a flawlessly executed wedding day. From our chic Bridal Suite for pre-ceremony preparations to the use of our charming gazebo and fire pit areas, we’ve thought of everything to ensure your experience is seamless and stress-free. Our amenities are designed to pamper you and impress your guests, creating an atmosphere of luxury and comfort on your special day.

  • Secluded, Safe, and Spacious Grounds: Our vast and gated property offers privacy and security for up to 215 guests, ensuring ample room for your celebration.
  • Exquisite Culinary Offerings: Select from a variety of chef-prepared main courses and salads, with the option for plated or buffet-style catering. Enjoy a complimentary food-tasting session for the couple to sample our culinary creations.
  • Committed Wedding Planning Team: Our seasoned planning team manages coordination with vendors and services, ensuring a smooth planning process. On your special day, a dedicated wedding coordinator oversees every detail, allowing you to focus on creating memories.
  • Efficient Planning Procedures: We’ve streamlined our wedding planning process to be seamless and enjoyable, guiding you through each step to bring your dream wedding to fruition effortlessly.
  • Garden Party Affair: Delight your guests with a delightful cocktail hour amidst our picturesque gardens, featuring appetizers and refreshing lemonade.
  • Setup and Cleanup Services: We manage the arrangement and tidying processes, without extra fees or complexities depending on the number of tables or chairs needed. Your peace of mind and a seamless celebration are our top priorities.
  • Exclusive Bridal and Groom Suites: Our luxurious wedding chamber provides a cozy area for getting ready, equipped with conveniences and an exclusive bathroom.
  • Training and Photography Sessions: Experience a sixty-minute practice run and a double-hour photographic shoot at the chosen location to immortalize cherished memories prior to the grand occasion.
  • Professional Vendor Suggestions: Take advantage of our carefully curated list of recommended vendors for a stress-free selection process. However, feel free to choose any vendors you prefer.
  • Ample Parking and Shuttle Services: Visitors enjoy the advantage of plentiful complimentary parking, complete with service personnel, and the ease of shuttle service for a cozy transit experience.
  • Customized Layout and Decor: Collaborate with our team to design a personalized ceremony and reception layout that reflects your unique vision.
  • Welcoming Meal Service: Our skilled event team ensures a smooth and pleasant meal service, ensuring your guests enjoy a delightful dining experience.

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Ethereal Gardens and Manicured Landscapes

The ethereal gardens and manicured landscapes of Alexander Homestead are nature’s own canvas, offering a plethora of breathtaking photo opportunities that capture the essence of your love story. Each snapshot taken in our verdant surroundings becomes a timeless treasure, immortalizing the romance and beauty of your wedding day.

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78 bartek yelena alexander homestead weddings charlotte north carolina

Historical Touches

Our historic wedding spot is imbued with character, providing a photographic canvas that exudes a sense of timelessness and charm. Intricate details and historical touches offer a unique backdrop for your wedding photos, ensuring that each image reflects not just a moment, but the enduring elegance of your love story set against a rich, storied setting.

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29 megan robert alexander homestead weddings charlotte north carolina

Planning Made Simple

On-site Catering Options

Indulge in the convenience and culinary excellence of our on-site catering options. Our delectable menus are crafted by seasoned chefs with a keen eye for quality and a palate for sensational flavors. Whether you’re dreaming of a lavish banquet or a more intimate dining affair, we tailor our catering to suit your tastes, ensuring a memorable dining experience for you and your guests.

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Vendor Recommendations and Partnerships


To simplify your planning process, we offer a curated list of trusted vendor recommendations. Our partnerships with top-tier florists, photographers, musicians, and more, ensure that every aspect of your wedding is handled by professionals who share our commitment to excellence. We’ve built these relationships to help streamline your decision-making and guarantee a cohesive, high-quality experience.

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31 lauren fabian alexander homestead weddings charlotte north carolina

Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it; hear it from couples who’ve lived the Alexander Homestead experience! Our testimonials shine with praise, as newlyweds recount the magical moments that we helped bring to life. From the attentive services to the enchanting setting, these vouchsafes reflect the heartfelt joy and satisfaction that we strive to provide for each and every couple.

Reviewed on 3/26/2024 by Victoria G.

I wish I could leave ten stars. I had the pleasure of taking photos for a March wedding. The weather was dicey and it misted ALL day, but the bride was determined to have an outside wedding. So the staff was prepared with umbrellas and towels to dry the seats. The rain stopped JUST in time. The venue itself is gorgeous (and I was so excited to see tulips blooming). Their lead planner, Carolanne, was so friendly and professional and made sure that not only the bride, groom, their family and guests were taken care of but also checked in on me several times to make sure I didn’t need anything. She made sure I was served lunch (and their in house catering made an AMAZING breakfast buffet – I’ve never had better shrimp and grits even on the coast) and the staff checked in on me while I was eating to make sure I was taken care of. I can promise you a venue who takes care of other vendors takes care of their clients even better. The venue and lead planned were also in on a BIG surprise for the bride and we stayed in contact all day to pull it off seamlessly. I can not say enough good things about the venue itself – from the gorgeous bridal suite and the cool and comfortable grooms cabin that allowed both the bride and groom to get ready with room for their friends to hang out to the absolutely stunning property. Every staff member was polite and friendly. Their lead planner is an absolute pro (and had a timeline that flowed perfectly even with a last minute surprise from The Clemson Tiger and dicey weather). 11/10 recommend and I would absolutely get married here myself. I hope to be back soon. As nice as it was – it’s also incredibly photogenic! Win win in wedding photography world.

Reviewed on 2/22/2024 by Jordan M.

I don’t think there’s enough we could say about how incredible it was working with Alexander Homestead to make the wedding of our dreams into a reality. From the first meeting where they truly took an interest in our wedding vision, to wedding day where they made sure we felt like a guest. As someone who planned their wedding while also being a full time graduate student, I never had to stress about the small stuff because they had it taken care of. I feel so lucky to have found them, and would recommend them to anyone!

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43 shannon travis alexander homestead weddings charlotte north carolina

FAQs: Answering Your Outdoor Wedding Queries

What are some things I should keep in mind while planning my wedding?

Ease your mind knowing that our professional coordination team is at the helm of your wedding day. From the moment you begin planning until the final farewell, we provide expert guidance and support, overseeing every detail to ensure your celebration unfolds beautifully. Trust in us to handle the intricacies so that you can immerse yourself in the joy and love that surrounds you. This is how you can plan:

  • Start early: Begin planning your wedding as soon as possible to secure your preferred venue, vendors, and dates.
  • Set a budget: Determine how much you’re willing to spend on each aspect of the wedding and stick to it.
  • Prioritize: Decide what aspects of the wedding are most important to you and allocate more resources to those areas.
  • Create a timeline: Establish a timeline for booking vendors, sending invitations, and completing other tasks to stay organized.
  • Research vendors: Research and meet with various vendors to find ones that align with your vision and budget.
  • Communicate openly: Keep transparent dialogue with your significant other, relatives, and suppliers to make certain all parties have a unified understanding.
  • Be flexible: Remain flexible and willing to compromise as unexpected challenges arise during the planning process.
  • Take breaks: Wedding planning can be stressful, so make sure to take breaks and prioritize self-care throughout the process.
  • Enjoy the journey: Remember that wedding planning is an exciting time, so try to enjoy the process and focus on the love you share with your partner.

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Can we customize our wedding package at Alexander Homestead?

Absolutely! We pride ourselves on offering fully customizable wedding packages. We work hand-in-hand with you to ensure your wedding reflects your personal style and love story. Just share your vision with us, and we’ll tailor the details to create your perfect day.

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What is the capacity for outdoor weddings at Alexander Homestead?

Our enchanting outdoor setting comfortably accommodates up to 215 guests for a garden ceremony and seated dinner, ensuring an intimate yet spacious atmosphere for your wedding celebration.

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How can I decide on my wedding venue?

Choosing the perfect wedding venue is a significant decision that sets the tone for your entire celebration. Here’s how you can navigate the process and make an informed choice:

  1. Establish Your Budget: Determine how much you’re willing to spend on the venue, keeping in mind other expenses such as catering, decor, and entertainment.
  2. Define Your Vision: Consider the style, theme, and atmosphere you envision for your wedding. Do you prefer a rustic barn, an elegant ballroom, or a scenic outdoor setting?
  3. Determine Your Guest Count: Have an estimate of your guest list to ensure the venue can accommodate everyone comfortably. Some venues have guest capacity restrictions, so it’s essential to know your numbers.
  4. Consider the Location: Choose a location that is convenient for you and your guests. Consider factors such as accessibility, proximity to accommodations, and travel time.
  5. Explore Venue Options: Research and visit potential venues that align with your vision and budget. Take note of the venue’s aesthetics, amenities, and flexibility in accommodating your needs.
  6. Evaluate Amenities: Pay attention to the amenities offered by each venue, such as in-house catering, bridal suites, parking, and audiovisual equipment. Determine which amenities are essential for your wedding day.
  7. Review Contracts and Policies: Carefully review the venue contracts, including cancellation policies, payment schedules, and any restrictions or additional fees. Ensure you understand all terms and conditions before signing.
  8. Seek Recommendations: Reach out to recently married friends, wedding planners, or online forums for recommendations and insights into potential venues. Reading reviews and testimonials can also provide valuable feedback.
  9. Visualize Your Day: Imagine how your wedding day will unfold at each venue you’re considering. Picture yourself walking down the aisle, exchanging vows, and celebrating with your loved ones in the space.
  10. Trust Your Instincts: Ultimately, trust your instincts and choose a venue that feels right for you and your partner. Selecting a venue that resonates with your personality and vision will set the stage for a memorable and meaningful wedding day.
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Why should I choose Alexander Homestead for my wedding?

Our holistic approach to wedding planning aims to streamline the process and amplify the enjoyment. We manage the logistical intricacies, empowering you to infuse your personality into the festivities and relish in the excitement of your special day.

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47 bartek yelena alexander homestead weddings charlotte north carolina

Are there any outdoor wedding venues in Charlotte NC?

Yes, there are wedding venues like Mcgill Rose Garden Wedding, The Ballantyne Hotel Wedding, and Whitehead Manor.

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Do vendors play a major role in the wedding planning process?

Yes, vendors play a significant role in the wedding planning process. They provide essential services and products that contribute to the overall success and atmosphere of the wedding day. Some key vendors typically involved in wedding planning include:

  1. Caterer: Food and beverages are crucial elements of any wedding celebration. Caterers provide menu options, handle food preparation, and manage the serving staff during the event.
  2. Florist: Florists design and arrange floral decorations, including bouquets, centerpieces, and ceremony arrangements, to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the wedding venue.
  3. Photographer/Videographer: These professionals capture the precious moments of the wedding day, preserving memories that couples will cherish for a lifetime.
  4. Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Wedding planners offer guidance, assistance, and coordination throughout the entire planning process, ensuring that all details are organized and executed smoothly on the day of the wedding.
  5. Entertainment/DJ/Band: Entertainment sets the mood and keeps guests entertained throughout the wedding reception. DJs or live bands provide music, MC services, and sometimes additional entertainment options like photo booths or games.
  6. Cake Baker: The wedding cake is a focal point of many receptions. Cake bakers create custom-designed cakes that match the couple’s preferences and wedding theme.
  7. Officiant: The officiant conducts the wedding ceremony, guiding the couple through their vows and legal proceedings.
  8. Rentals: Rental companies provide essential items such as tables, chairs, linens, tents, and decor elements that may be needed to transform the venue into the couple’s desired vision.
  9. Hair and Makeup Artists: These professionals help the wedding party look their best on the big day, providing hair styling and makeup services.

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What is the weather like seasonally in North Carolina?

Season

Temperature (°F)

Precipitation

Spring

50°F – 70°F

Moderate

Summer

70°F – 90°F

High

Fall

50°F – 70°F

Low to Moderate

Winter

30°F – 50°F

Low

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Embark on the first step towards your dream wedding with ease. Schedule a tour to experience the enchanting setting of Alexander Homestead firsthand. Witness the beauty, feel the ambiance, and start envisioning your perfect day in our idyllic outdoor venue. For any inquiries, you can reach us directly at Alexander Homestead. Our dedicated team is eager to help you with any questions or to guide you through the booking process. Don’t hesitate to get in touch by clicking the button below and filling out our website contact form.

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