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Are you searching for enchanting wedding venues in Monroe NC that combine historic charm with timeless elegance? Look no further than Alexander Homestead! Nestled in uptown Charlotte a mere 21 miles from Concord and 26 miles from Monroe NC, Alexander Homestead seamlessly blends Southern charm with timeless elegance, providing an enchanting backdrop for an unforgettable celebration of love.

Address: 4717 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, North Carolina 28215

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Discover Top Wedding Venues in Monroe NC at Alexander Homestead

The Charm of a Historic Venue Rental

Welcome to Alexander Homestead, where your dream wedding festivities can be beautifully realized amidst historic splendor. Picture yourself saying “I do” in a setting that radiates with the echoes of past elegance and today’s love stories. Surrounded by the picturesque landscape of the city of Charlotte, Alexander Homestead isn’t just a venue—it’s a destination brimming with charm.

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We’ve created this helpful map so you can plan your dream wedding day (or weekend!) at our upscale garden venue in Charlotte NC. Check out some local lodging options, indulge in a new restaurant or brewery, and explore the local attractions. Charlotte has something for everyone!

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wedding couple kissing with rose petals after saying i do

wedding couple kissing with rose petals after saying i do

A Brief History of Elegance

Step into a world where the past and present merge seamlessly at Alexander Homestead. With a storied beginning as a gem of Monroe’s historic district, this venue has seen the evolution of elegance since its foundation. Originally part of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in 1927, Alexander Homestead has been a backdrop to countless moments of joy and celebration. Today, it stands proudly, offering a slice of history as the perfect canvas for your wedding day. From our industrial roots to our current vintage elegance, each corner of the Homestead whispers stories of grandeur and romance.

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Your Perfect Day Awaits

Our Wedding Venues

1. The Carriage House

The Carriage House Sanctuary offers an exclusive retreat situated in our expansive bridal suite/ready room, a brief stroll from our historic house and ceremony site. Choose an early arrival for a serene and stress-free preparation in our luxurious space. Our team happily recommends skilled hair and makeup artists to ensure you radiate confidence on your special day. After the ceremony, savor the tastefully adorned reception hall, fully equipped to meet all your needs.

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2. Nate’s Cabin

Nate’s Cabin Retreat is the epitome of comfort and relaxation at Alexander Homestead. Designed with you and your partner in mind, this spacious and stylish cabin offers an ideal retreat to unwind before the momentous occasion. Enjoy the homey atmosphere with comfortable seating, light refreshments, games, and ample space for relaxation. Whether getting ready or sharing moments with close friends, this space has everything you need to feel at ease and confident before exchanging your vows.

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beautiful ceremony set up with towering trees

3. The Ceremony Area

The Ceremony Area, surrounded by majestic trees, lush gardens, and a tranquil pond features an outdoor white gazebo creating a picturesque setting for your wedding ceremony. Declare your vows amidst the embrace of natural aesthetics, allowing the natural atmosphere to set the tone for your special day. With ample seating and a backdrop reminiscent of a fairy tale, our ceremony area provides the perfect location for your wedding ceremony.

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4. The Secret Garden

Step into our enchanting secret garden, a hidden oasis where majestic trees and vibrant blooms create a natural cathedral around you. After the ceremony, treat your guests to a garden party, enjoying appetizers and spritzers while basking in the beauty of our outdoor paradise. With numerous photo-worthy spots, The Secret Garden transforms into an ideal event venue for wedding receptions, ensuring you and your guests carry away cherished memories that endure a lifetime.

5. Indoor and Outdoor Spaces

Immerse yourself in the enchantment of our Victorian wedding venue’s indoor/outdoor wedding spaces. They provide an ideal canvas for your special day, whether you envision a vibe that’s more rustic chic or more modern elegance. Customize your dream wedding with your preferred decor. As the sun sets and our team opens the barn doors, experience the captivating blend of indoor and outdoor ambiance. Socialize beneath the romantic glow of twinkling bistro lights, gather around the fire pit for a cozy atmosphere, and dance the night away with your loved ones. Your wedding reception at our barn wedding venue is truly unique, ensuring a night etched in memory forever. Plus, indulge your guests in our stunning cocktail bar, where they can savor delicious drinks and raise a toast to your love and happiness.

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partying at the reception at alexander homestead

Services and Amenities for a Seamless Experience

At Alexander Homestead, every detail of your wedding day is meticulously catered to, ensuring a seamless and stress-free experience. We offer a variety of services and amenities that allow you to focus on the joy of your special day.

Secluded, Secure, and Ample Venue Space

  • Extensive and secure grounds behind private gates with a long view.
  • Accommodates up to 215 guests for a spacious and private celebration with elegant cocktail tables.

Culinary Mastery

  • Chef-prepared entrees and salads with plated or buffet catering options
  • A journey through the Art of fine dining with a complimentary food-tasting experience
  • Prep kitchen available for outside vendor use

Expert Wedding Planning and Coordination

  • The seasoned planning team coordinates vendors and services
  • Dedicated wedding coordinators on the day for a flawless experience
  • Recommendations for nearby accommodations

Streamlined and Enjoyable Planning Process

  • Seamless and enjoyable wedding planning process ensuring client consent preferences are seamlessly integrated.
  • Guided steps to bring your dream wedding to life

Free Garden Party Experience

  • Enjoy a free garden party experience surrounded by our gardens, pond, and lush greenery.
  • Perfect for a wedding, family reunion, or milestone celebration
  • Charming cocktail hour with appetizers and lemonade in picturesque gardens
outdoor reception with guests mingling

outdoor reception with guests mingling

Stress-Free Setup and Cleanup

  • Managed setup and cleanup with no additional charges
  • No complications based on table or chair specifications

Rehearsal and Photography Sessions

  • One-hour rehearsal and two-hour on-site photo session

Convenient Parking

  • Ample free parking with attentive attendants
  • Exclusive access to shuttle buses for comfortable guest arrival

Personalized Layouts and Decor

  • Collaborative design for a personalized ceremony and reception layout
  • Various decor options, including table centerpieces
  • Linens, napkins, tableware, specialty chairs, and flatware included

Diverse Beverage Choices

  • Beer, wine, and seltzers available at the bar
  • Optimal choices for a delightful guest experience (liquor and shots not included)

Marriage Enrichment Course

  • Virtual Marriage Enrichment course offered multiple times a year for deepening connections.

These thoughtful inclusions guarantee that your wedding at Alexander Homestead will be as unforgettable as it is carefree. You deserve to enjoy your wedding day!

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Tailored Wedding Packages

The joy of your wedding day is amplified when every detail aligns with your vision. At Alexander Homestead, they offer tailored wedding packages designed to suit your unique style and preferences. Whether you dream of a romantic daytime brunch or a magnificent Friday or Saturday night affair, they have options that resonate with every love story.

Packages are thoughtfully crafted to include a variety of essentials, such as exclusive use of the grounds, personalized décor options, and top-notch catering services. Alexander Homestead’s commitment to customization ensures that your wedding feels as bespoke as your romance. It’s not just about choosing a package; it’s about crafting an experience that’s as individual as you are.

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christine and connor at alexander homestead

Exclusive Use of the Homestead

When you choose Alexander Homestead for your wedding day, it’s not just a venue you’re getting—it’s an exclusive experience. We offer you the rare opportunity to have the entire estate to yourself, ensuring that your special day is intimate and personal. You won’t have to worry about sharing the space with strangers or rushing through your celebration due to other events.

With exclusive use, you can pace your day exactly as you wish, taking advantage of every beautiful backdrop for photos and savoring each moment with your guests. Imagine wandering through the serene grounds, dancing under the market lights, or cuddling by the fire pits—all in the privacy of your secluded estate. It’s more than just privacy; it’s the luxury of making our venue your home for the most significant celebration of your life.

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lauren and fabian having a special moment

Visualizing Your Big Day at Alexander Homestead

Can you see it? Your unforgettable wedding scene amid the enchanting surroundings of Alexander Homestead? Close your eyes and picture the serene pond, the Tuscan pergola draped with your chosen florals, and the grand tent aglow with the soft light from chandeliers as you dance the night away. Envision your guests mingling by the water during cocktail hour, the warmth of the fire pit casting a cozy glow on their smiles. Through our photo gallery, allow yourself to step into a day where every detail is as perfect as you’ve dreamed it could be.

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kimberly and tyler being celebrated by their bridal party

Love Stories Told at Alexander Homestead

Every couple that walks through our doors leaves a part of their love story within the walls of Alexander Homestead. These love stories are as diverse and beautiful as the couples themselves. Here, vows are exchanged, first dances are shared, and memories are made against a backdrop that has been a witness to countless declarations of love.

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lit up receptiong with gorgeous bistro string lights

Why Couples Choose Us

Couples choose Alexander Homestead for our unique blend of Southern charm, historical elegance, and modern convenience.

Customized Wedding Packages

  • Your love story is one-of-a-kind, so your wedding package should be too. At Alexander Homestead, we offer tailor-made wedding packages designed to mirror your style and preferences. Whether you envision a grand, opulent affair or an intimate, cozy gathering, our range of options, including Ala-Carte or All-Inclusive, ensures your day unfolds just as you’ve always dreamed.

Guidance From Our Expert Planning Team

  • Rest easy knowing you have a complete expert planning team at your disposal, guiding you at every step. From initial consultations to the final toast, we are there to ensure each element falls perfectly into place. With over 30 years of experience, our team at Alexander Homestead knows how to navigate the intricacies of wedding planning, turning what can be an overwhelming process into an enjoyable journey.
  • At Alexander Homestead, we take pride in our award-winning service, marked by meticulous attention to detail. From coordinating linens that complement your color scheme to fine-tuning the evening’s timeline, our seasoned team’s dedication to delivering exceptional service allows you to revel in the joys of your wedding day, confident that every detail has been flawlessly executed.

Capture Picture-Perfect Moments at Alexander Homestead

  • Alexander Homestead is a haven of picture-perfect moments, including stunning skyline views. The thoughtfully landscaped grounds provide a serene backdrop, while the historic architecture adds a touch of timeless elegance to your photography. Treasure the vibrant memories captured here; each photograph is a beautiful testament to your special day in this magical setting.

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Reviewed on 1/02/2024 by Rebecca R.

We held our reception at AH in November and it was a fabulous experience! Danielle and the whole staff made everything stress-free; we did not worry about a single thing! We were able to focus on the party and celebrating our big day and our guests loved the atmosphere!

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 is 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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groom giving his bride a twirl on the lawn

Reviewed on 12/16/2023 by Rachel S.

AS SOON AS we toured the Alexander Homestead (with Nicole) we could instantly see ourselves getting married there. We were impressed with EVERY vendor! It was chilling – the thought of getting married on a historic wedding venue in a garden with a string quartet was a dream come true! On Sunday, we had our rehearsal in the afternoon at the AH and brought all our décor. Carolann walked us through the rehearsal so we would all know what to expect and where to go during the wedding ceremony. Sunday evening, we had our rehearsal dinner (at Rooster’s South Park)… We chose to have a live quartet (Musically Yours – recommended by the HA team) during our ceremony and garden party which created the ultimate romantic garden vibe I wanted. After our wedding ceremony, Scott and I joined our photographer in the reception barn so we could have our first moments as husband and wife together, take a breath, have a snack, and see our wedding cake and table decorations before our guests filled the room. There is NO bad place to take a photo at this venue… The AH venue had everything important to us, and the AH team was able to bring our wedding day vision to life! Carolann was the best wedding day coordinator I could have asked for – she was always within eye gaze and made sure every transition and part of the wedding went smoothly.

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inside the reception area with table set up


When can I get married at Alexander Homestead?

To find your perfect wedding date, reach out directly to our friendly team. We’ll provide you with an updated calendar of our availability, ensuring that you can choose the perfect date for your special day.

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gorgeous couple by the gardens

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getting ready at the carriage house

What makes Alexander Homestead unique?

Alexander Homestead stands out for our captivating blend of historic elegance and countryside charm. Our venue offers exclusive use of the property, allowing for a private and personalized wedding experience. Our full-service approach with an on-site wedding planner ensures every detail is taken care of, so couples can fully immerse themselves in their special day. Our picturesque grounds and versatile indoor/outdoor options also provide an ideal backdrop for any wedding theme or style. Alexander Homestead is versatile and well-equipped to accommodate a variety of wedding styles. Our coordinators work with you to ensure your specific vision comes to life.

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fall foliage at alexander homestead

What wedding services does Alexander Homestead offer?

Our wedding venue offers full-service inclusion including venue set up and clean up, catering, a day-of coordinator, recommendations for accommodations, and exclusive amenities like outdoor lighting, a pond, and a gazebo. Couples can also expect tables, chairs, linens, silverware, and glassware to be provided.

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couple with cute dog at ceremony site

Are there any other wedding venues near Monroe NC?

Yes, here are a few nearby: Dixie Dreams, Treehouse Vineyards, Firethorne Country Club, Dove Meadows, and Older Sycamore.

How far is Charlotte from Monroe NC?

Monroe, NC is located 28 miles southeast of Charlotte.

beautiful view of Alexander Homestead

beautiful view of Alexander Homestead

When is the best time to plan a wedding in North Carolina?

The best time to plan a wedding depends on personal preferences for weather and theme. It’s also important to contact our team for venue availability. At Alexander Homestead, we welcome weddings year-round, each season offering its own charm. Couples are encouraged to start planning at least a year in advance to ensure they secure their desired date and have ample time to personalize their celebration.

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Temperature Range

Wedding Atmosphere




50°F to 75°F

Blooming flowers, mild

– Pleasant weather

– Possibility of rain showers


75°F to 95°F

Warm and sunny

– Longer days for outdoor events

– Potential for high temperatures


50°F to 75°F

Crisp air, colorful foliage

– Beautiful natural scenery

– Cooler temperatures may require layers


30°F to 50°F

Snowy landscapes

– Romantic winter charm

– Limited outdoor options, colder temperatures

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bride with her bride tribe

Booking Your Tour

Schedule a Visit and Pop Some Champagne!

Have the sweeping grounds and elegant spaces of Alexander Homestead captured your heart? See it all come to life when you schedule a visit. It’s an opportunity for you to walk the paths of our estate, the blank canvas of your dream wedding. Feel the atmosphere of the gardens, and envision where each cherished moment of your wedding day will unfold. To arrange a tour and see the Homestead in person, simply reach out and set a date. We can’t wait to share this special place with you and help craft the day you’ve always imagined!

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couple kissing with bubble send off

Contact Information

Your journey to a dream wedding begins with a simple conversation. Whether you have questions about packages, availability, or special accommodations, Alexander Homestead is here to assist you. You can reach out to them directly through the following ‘Contact Us’ details for a prompt and friendly reply:

  • Phone: (704) 634-4742 – Feel free to give us a ring!
  • Website Contact Form – Click the button below, fill out the form and we will contact you via phone or email!
  • Venue Address: 4717 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC – Pop in for a personal interaction!

Our team is eager to discuss how we can make your wedding day everything you desire.

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