The Carolina Inn Wedding Venue in Chapel Hill | A Wedding Photographer’s Guide Pt 1

If you’d like to see if I am available to photograph your wedding at The Carolina Inn, please contact me. I’ll be happy to answer any of your questions about getting married here as well. For more information about my work, please see my reviews, my portfolio, or my blog.

The Carolina Inn Weddings Guide:

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The Carolina Inn is a landmark wedding venue full of charming wallpaper and gorgeous light. All images by Michelle Elyse Photography

Chapel Hill Wedding Venue

Congratulations! My guess is that if you’re reading this, you are planning a wedding at The Carolina Inn! The Carolina Inn is such a lovely wedding venue. As a wedding photographer, I have been lucky enough to photograph here several times, and each time is such a joy.  Located in Chapel Hill, its location is close to UNC and the adorable downtown area. Perhaps you went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and this place brings back mostagic memories for you? But even if you didn’t go to UNC, The Carolina Inn is a gorgeous destination all its own. 

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Rooms at The Carolina Inn are elegantly decorated. Therefore, they are great for taking your getting ready photos.

Classical Vibe and Atmosphere for a Timeless Wedding Outdoors

I just adore the very classical atmosphere and decor of the Carolina Inn. From the outside, you can see that this is place full of class. First there are the columns. Then, the strong red bricks. Furthermore, the landscaping is full of gorgeous trimmed hedges and flowering plants. All of these make even the outdoor areas of the Carolina Inn absolutely beautiful all year round. 

Below you can see the location where wedding ceremonies are held on the side lawn in front of the columned doorway. This view takes my breath away every time. 

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A breathtaking view of the outdoor ceremony site on the lawn of The Carolina Inn.

Luxurious Accommodations and Reception Rooms Inside

Then, just head inside and you will see even more beauty! I just love the wallpaper of the Inn along with the classic checkered black and white tiles. And your guests will appreciated how beautifully the Lobby area is decorated too. 

Most commonly, when couple’s plan their wedding at the Carolina in, they hold their reception in the Old Well Wing or the Old Well Ballroom. However, I have also photographed in the Hill Ballroom and Chancellors Ballroom and those are beautiful as well. Those areas are also quite spacious, and feature luxuriously patterned carpets. One major difference is that The Old Well Wing has the black and white checkered tiles. Additionally, another room that couples sometimes use at the Carolin Inn is called the Sunroom. The Sunroom is a lovely window lined room that is perfect for signing the Ketubah or Marriage License. 

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The couple perfectly framed by the columned doorway.

Contact me- Experienced Carolina Inn Wedding Photographer

I just love to photograph a Carolina Inn wedding! The classical decor and scenery gives me so much inspiration.

If you’d like to see if I am available to photograph your wedding at The Carolina Inn, please contact me. I’ll be happy to answer any of your questions about getting married here as well. For more information about my work, please see my reviews, my portfolio, or my blog.

View One of My Full-Day Weddings at a Similar Venue Here

Thank you so much for reading!

Michelle Elyse

Michelle Elyse Photography, Raleigh Wedding Photographer

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View one of my full-day weddings at a similar classically designed wedding venue

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Old Well Ballroom Reception Guide at The Carolina Inn

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A snowy sendoff at the end of the night. The Carolina Inn is also beautifully decorated in winter.

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An example of the Reception area at the Old Well Ballroom.

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As you can see, there is perfect lighting on the grounds of the Inn.

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A ceremony sendoff in an antique car is a fun idea!

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