4 the most gorgeous venue in charlotte nc

4 the most gorgeous venue in charlotte nc

Have you ever envisioned exchanging vows in a place that seamlessly blends historic charm with modern elegance? Look no further than Alexander Homestead’s wedding venues in Matthews NC. Just a 19-minute drive away from Matthews, located in Charlotte, our premier wedding venue captivates couples with its timeless beauty and enchanting surroundings.

Address: 4717 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215

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5 the most gorgeous venue in charlotte nc

5 the most gorgeous venue in charlotte nc

The Romantic Charm of Alexander Homestead

Spanning 5 acres, our property boasts a stunning garden, contemporary indoor event spaces, a serene pond complete with a waterfall and stream, and a historic house dating back to 1903. The temperature-controlled reception space, with a barn-like vibe to it, provides a charming setting for seated weddings and events, accommodating up to 215 guests. In addition, a picturesque pavilion offers an idyllic outdoor venue space for ceremonies, receptions, or milestone celebrations. Conveniently situated in the heart of the city of Charlotte, Alexander Homestead ensures easy accessibility for all. Beyond the seamless planning experience, couples are drawn to the myriad photo opportunities, from the captivating gazebo to the enchanting corners of the garden, adding a touch of magic to their special day.

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2 the most gorgeous venue in charlotte nc

Plan Your Dream North Carolina Wedding

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!

As you step onto the meticulously manicured grounds of our venue, you are transported to a haven where love and history intertwine, creating the perfect backdrop for the beginning of your lifelong journey together. Alexander Homestead stands as not just a venue but a cherished landmark, promising a wedding day that is as unique as your love story. Pop some champagne and give us a call!

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alexander homestead weddings

Key Highlights of Our Wedding Venues

Choosing the perfect venue for your wedding in Alexander Homestead can be an adventure filled with excitement and dreams come true. We offer:

  • Ready Rooms
    • Thoughtfully designed spaces for the bride and groom to prepare and relax.
    • Elegant furnishings and mirror-lined walls create a luxurious and tranquil atmosphere.
  • Gazebo Ceremony Site
    • Outdoor ceremony setting surrounded by natural beauty.
    • Nestled amidst lush greenery and manicured landscaping.
    • The gazebo serves as a timeless focal point for the exchange of vows.
  • Modern Reception Space
    • Contemporary and elegant atmosphere
    • State-of-the-art facilities to accommodate various seating arrangements
    • Controlled climate for comfort, regardless of the season
  • Gardens
    • Vibrant blooms, manicured lawns, and charming pathways
    • Adds enchantment and natural beauty to every corner of the event space.
    • Enhances the overall ambiance, creating a seamless blend of nature and celebration.

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inside the reception area with gorgeous gold chargers, white chairs and white linens

inside the reception area with gorgeous gold chargers, white chairs and white linens

Our Decor Items

  • Shepherd Hooks: Enhance the charm of your ceremony aisle by incorporating our exquisite shepherd hooks. These provide a canvas for personalization, allowing you to adorn them with flowers or lanterns. Elevate your ceremony’s ambiance by crafting a distinctive and personal touch.
  • Chargers: Transform the appearance of your guest tables by incorporating our chic chargers. These serve as an excellent method to introduce texture and depth to your place settings. Additionally, renting them through us offers a cost-effective alternative to purchasing elsewhere, allowing you to stay within your budget.
  • Votives: Infuse a romantic glow into your centerpieces with our elegant votives. This simple yet sophisticated addition elevates your table decor, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for your guests. Enhance the overall ambiance of your event with the subtle beauty of candlelight.

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lauren and fabian having a special moment

lauren and fabian having a special moment

Collaborating With Top Vendors For a Seamless Celebration

Bringing your wedding dreams to life at Alexander Homestead involves a symphony of skilled vendors, each contributing our expertise to create a seamless celebration. We work collaboratively with top caterers, florists, and photographers, ensuring quality and cohesion. Often, our vendors have prior experience with the venue, allowing for a streamlined event where logistics and aesthetics blend flawlessly. From the first toast to the final dance, these professional partnerships help orchestrate a day that is as stress-free as it is spectacular.

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gorgeous string lights and ceremony chair set up

gorgeous string lights and ceremony chair set up

Planning Support to Ensure Everything Is Just Right

When it comes to marrying the love of your life at our venue, rest assured that a dedicated team is by your side to ensure that every detail falls perfectly into place. From the last-minute decisions to the overarching vision, you benefit from comprehensive planning support tailored to your needs. A professional wedding coordinator, often doubling as an event planner, becomes your ally, providing guidance and assistance to navigate the complexities of wedding planning. We’re with you every step of the way, from the early stages to the final execution on the big day—bringing peace of mind that everything is just right.

Onsite Wedding Coordinator

  • Collaborates with you to understand your vision and expectations for the wedding day.
  • Coordinates with various vendors, ensuring seamless communication and execution of plans.
  • Manages the timeline and ensures that the event progresses smoothly, addressing any unforeseen issues promptly.
  • Serves as the point of contact for vendors, guests, and the wedding party, allowing you to focus on enjoying your day.

Tailored Planning Sessions

  • Conducts one-on-one planning sessions to gather information about your wedding goals.
  • Tailors recommendations, themes, and details based on your input and preferences.

Vendor Coordination Assistance

  • Communicate with vendors to convey your preferences, timelines, and any specific requirements.
  • Ensures that vendors are aware of the venue’s logistics and any unique considerations.
  • Coordinates vendor arrivals, setup, and departure to align with the overall wedding schedule.

Rehearsal and Day-of Schedules

  • Rehearsal and day-of schedules are crucial for ensuring everything goes smoothly. A well-planned schedule provides the necessary framework for a successful event.
  • Creates a detailed day-of schedule outlining the timeline for key events, from the ceremony to the wedding reception.
  • Distributes schedules to vendors, the wedding party, and key participants to ensure everyone is on the same page.

Last-minute Troubleshooting Support

  • Works swiftly to resolve any issues discreetly, ensuring minimal impact on the overall event.
  • Offers support and reassurance to the couple and their families during potentially stressful moments.

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gorgeous wedding couple with their grand ceremony exit

gorgeous wedding couple with their grand ceremony exit

Capturing Memories in Exquisite Surroundings

The grounds of Alexander Homestead radiate with spots of enchanting scenery, ideal for capturing the moments that you’ll treasure for a lifetime. In this sanctuary of natural beauty and historical architecture, every photo tells a story. With options like the pristine white pergola against the backdrop of the lake and the elegant gardens, your wedding album is bound to be a stunning visual narration of your love. You may even arrange a pre-wedding photo session to explore an array of extraordinary settings, ensuring that the magic of your day is immortalized from every splendid angle.

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couple kissing with bubble send off

couple kissing with bubble send off


The voices of couples who’ve celebrated their nuptials in our venue spaces praise the exceptional services they received. These testimonials often highlight the attentive staff, the exquisite attention to detail, and the magical atmosphere at our venue.

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 the 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!

Reviewed on 12/21/2023 by Nailah C.

My wedding was seamless because of Alexander Homestead! The venue was beautiful and the team perfectly crafted our vision. Our coordinator Carolann was fantastic! We highly recommend having your wedding here! Not only was the space beautiful, but everyone who worked there was helpful and kind during such an important time! The venue is rustic and elegant which is exactly the mix we wanted. The outdoor space is gorgeous!! We even had our wedding in December and it was still perfect for pictures! They have tons of vendors they recommend that were also professional and did a phenomenal job! Alexander Homestead made our day magical and stress-free!

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bride with her bride tribe

bride with her bride tribe

Picture-Perfect Weddings: A Glimpse into Past Celebrations

Alexander Homestead has been the setting for numerous picture-perfect weddings, each with its unique flavor and style. You can delve into galleries showcasing everything from spring vintage themes to classic glam weddings, all of which illustrate the venue’s versatility. These glimpses into past celebrations serve as both inspiration and confirmation of the venue’s ability to cater to a diverse range of preferences. The lush settings, elegant decor, and joyful moments caught on camera all add to the narrative of what makes Alexander Homestead such a cherished place for couples to begin their journey together.

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beautiful reception setup with bue napkins and gold chargers

beautiful reception setup with bue napkins and gold chargers

FAQs: Answering Your Wedding Planning Queries

What are some factors to consider when selecting a venue?

Choosing the right venue is a pivotal decision in the event planning process. Several factors play a crucial role in determining the suitability of a venue for your specific event. Here are key factors to consider while selecting a venue:

  • Ensure the venue has adequate space to accommodate your expected number of guests comfortably.
  • Establish a clear budget for the venue and inquire about all associated costs, including any potential hidden fees. Ensure the venue cost aligns with your overall event budget.
  • Assess the amenities offered by the venue, such as catering facilities, audiovisual equipment, and technical support.
  • Inquire about additional services provided, such as event planning assistance, security, or cleanup services.
  • Consider the ambiance and decor of the venue in relation to the theme or mood you want to create for your event.
  • Ensure the venue’s style complements the nature of your event, whether it’s formal, casual, or themed.
  • Check the availability and functionality of technical facilities, including sound systems, lighting, and projection equipment.
  • Ensure the venue can accommodate any specific technical requirements for presentations, performances, or other planned activities.
  • Check local regulations and permits required for hosting events at the chosen venue. Ensure compliance with any legal requirements.
  • Confirm the venue’s availability on your desired date and inquire about any potential scheduling conflicts or restrictions.

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fall foliage at alexander homestead

Why should we choose Alexander Homestead?

  1. Secluded, Fenced, and Expansive Grounds: Our extensive and secure property can host up to 215 guests, providing generous space for your celebration while prioritizing privacy and safety.
  2. Seasoned Wedding Planning and Coordination Team: An experienced planning team oversees all your vendors and services, ensuring a seamless planning journey. On your event day, a dedicated wedding coordinator meticulously manages every detail, allowing you to concentrate on creating beautiful memories.
  3. Streamlined and Well-Organized Planning Process: We’ve streamlined our wedding planning procedures to be effortless and enjoyable, guiding you through each step to bring your dream wedding to fruition while you unwind and enjoy the process.
  4. Free Garden Party Experience: Indulge your guests in a charming cocktail hour featuring appetizers and refreshing lemonade amidst our picturesque gardens.
  5. Arrangement and Cleanup: We take care of both setup and cleanup, relieving your loved ones of any responsibilities. We believe in exceeding expectations, meaning no additional charges or complexities based on the number of tables or chairs you need. Your peace of mind and a flawless celebration are our top priorities.
  6. Exclusive Bridal Suite & Grooms Suite: Our luxuriously appointed bridal suite provides a comfortable space for preparation, complete with amenities and a private restroom.
  7. Expert Vendor Suggestions: Our carefully curated list of recommended vendors simplifies the selection process for your wedding team. However, we don’t impose any vendor requirements.
  8. Parking Convenience: Plentiful free parking with attendants and special access to shuttle buses ensure the comfortable arrival of your guests.

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bubble send of for daytime wedding

bubble send of for daytime wedding

What is the capacity of your venue?

We can comfortably host up to 215 guests for your garden ceremony and party, including complimentary parking and seated meals inside our modern reception space.

a gorgeous photo of the lawn and carriage house

a gorgeous photo of the lawn and carriage house

What should I know before booking my wedding venue?

Before booking a wedding venue, it’s essential to be well-informed to ensure that your event aligns seamlessly with your vision and expectations. Here are key considerations to keep in mind:

  • Confirm the venue’s capacity to ensure it can comfortably accommodate your expected number of guests. This includes both indoor and outdoor spaces.
  • Check the venue’s availability on your desired date and inquire about any potential scheduling conflicts or restrictions.
  • Review the amenities offered by the venue, such as catering facilities, audiovisual equipment, and event planning assistance. Confirm the availability of services that are essential for your event.
  • Evaluate the venue’s location for transportation, parking facilities, and overall accessibility for your guests.
  • Inquire about catering options, including menu choices, flexibility, and any dietary restrictions. If the venue offers in-house catering, consider attending a food-tasting experience.
  • Understand the level of support provided by the venue’s event coordination team. Clarify whether an onsite coordinator is included and what services they offer.
  • Be aware of any restrictions or regulations imposed by the venue, such as noise restrictions, decor limitations, or specific rules for outdoor spaces.
  • For outdoor venues, inquire about weather contingency plans or alternative indoor spaces in case of inclement weather.
  • Confirm the venue’s policies regarding setup and cleanup. Understand whether these services are included or if there are additional costs.
  • Check if there are any restrictions on external vendors and if the venue provides a list of preferred vendors. Some venues may have exclusive arrangements or requirements.
  • Research the venue’s reputation and read reviews from past clients to gain insights into their experiences. Look for feedback on the venue’s services, responsiveness, and overall satisfaction.

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a beautiful birds eye view of the staircase

Are there any hotels nearby that provide accommodations to guests?

Yes, some include Doubletree Suites, Hilton Charlotte City Center, Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, Le Meridien Charlotte, Hilton Charlotte Uptown, Ballantyne Country Club, and Morehead Inn.

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What are some places nearby wedding venues in Matthews NC?

  • Monroe
  • Fort Mill in South Carolina
  • Denver
  • Dilworth
  • Downtown Concord
  • Chapel Hill
  • Raleigh
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What is included in your wedding packages?

Before booking a venue rental at Alexander Homestead, it’s crucial to be well-informed about the comprehensive package offerings that we offer:

  • Included in the package is the expertise of a dedicated wedding planner and coordinator. This professional team is committed to ensuring every detail aligns with your vision, from planning meetings to execution on the day of the event.
  • Enjoy a generous seven-hour window with complete access to the entire property. This extended time frame allows for a relaxed and unhurried celebration, ensuring you and your guests can fully immerse yourselves in the festivities.
  • Your event will take place within a private, secure, and gated property. Complimentary parking facilities are provided, with attendants to guide and assist your guests, contributing to a hassle-free arrival experience.
  • Benefit from organized planning meetings where you can collaborate with the venue team to tailor the details of your event. This ensures that every element is thoughtfully considered and aligned with your preferences.
  • The package includes comprehensive set-up and clean-up services. This means you and your loved ones can focus on enjoying the celebration while the venue’s team handles the logistics before and after the event.
  • Indulge in the culinary delights offered with your choice of chef-prepared entrees and salads. The catering options are designed to satisfy diverse tastes and preferences, contributing to a delightful dining experience.
  • Before your event, enjoy a complimentary food-tasting experience. This allows you to sample and finalize your menu choices, ensuring that the culinary offerings align with your expectations.
  • Elevate the celebratory atmosphere with unlimited beer and wine options for you and your guests. This inclusion adds a touch of hospitality and ensures a festive and enjoyable experience.
  • Our venue accommodates up to 215 guests, providing ample space for your friends and family to share in the joy of your special day.
  • Enjoy the versatility of a climate-controlled indoor space. Whether your event takes place in warm or cool weather, this feature ensures optimal comfort for all attendees.
  • Prepare for the big day with a one-hour rehearsal session. This allows you and your wedding party to familiarize yourselves with the venue layout and ensures a smooth and confident walk down the aisle.

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How far is Matthews from Charlotte NC?

Matthews, a suburb located 13 miles away from Charlotte in North Carolina, offers a quick commute to the city.

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14 megan robert alexander homestead weddings charlotte north carolina

What is the weather like seasonally in Charlotte?


Temperature (°F)



60 – 75



75 – 90



60 – 75



35 – 50

Low to Moderate

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31 lauren fabian alexander homestead weddings charlotte north carolina

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At Alexander Homestead, we understand the importance of selecting the perfect venue in the Carolinas for your special day. To experience the charm and beauty of our facilities firsthand, click on the button below to view our pricing, get in touch with us, and schedule a personalized tour.

Our dedicated team is ready to assist you in planning your dream event. Whether you’re envisioning a romantic garden ceremony, an elegant indoor reception, or a combination of both, our venue offers a unique and enchanting setting.

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