Four Great Places for a Destination Wedding in Yadkin Valley
Now that engagement season has passed, brides-to-be are planning their dream weddings. The rolling hills of Surry County in the Yadkin Valley create a beautiful setting to say, “I do.”
A variety of venues throughout the county are ideal for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Here’s a look at four top spots:
The Barn at Heritage Farm, in the Dobson countryside across the road from the sprawling Shelton Vineyards, sits on property that has been in the same family for six generations. The nearly 10,000-square-foot barn can host more than 500 guests. From its hilltop perch, the venue has a sweeping view of the surrounding mountains, including the landmark Pilot Mountain knob.
Grassy fields at Heritage Farm create a pastoral backdrop for bridal portraits and wedding party photos, and floor-to-ceiling windows serve as a focal point for the ceremony. The structure includes such amenities as central heating and air, handicap accessible bathrooms, suites for the bride and groom, and a designated catering space. Its proximity to Shelton Vineyards allows for partnerships with the winery.
For those looking for an urban experience, Coley Hall at The Liberty is an industrial-chic venue on Elkin’s Main Street. Once home to a tobacco warehouse, Coley Hall has exposed brick walls, century-old overhead beams and hardwood floors smoothed by decades of footsteps.
The distinctive architecture at Coley Hall allows brides to keep things simple by letting the building’s character show through. The main hall accommodates more than 500 people, but smaller spaces, such as the Roth room and courtyard, provide a more intimate setting.
JOLO Winery & Vineyards in Pilot Mountain is one of several Yadkin Valley vineyards which host weddings throughout the year. JOLO is
a family-run boutique winery with an upscale atmosphere. The gazebo overlooking the Pilot Mountain knob is a natural spot for ceremonies, while the large pavilion is popular for receptions. Sliding glass doors have been added to the pavilion for climate control that doesn’t obstruct the amazing views.
In-house catering and event specialists work with couples to personalize their perfect day, and JOLO offers a special treat for brides and grooms who stay on site -- a luxurious honeymoon chateau just steps from the winery.
Round Peak Vineyards in Mount Airy is the northernmost winery in the Yadkin Valley. It bumps up against the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains with long-range mountain views. A gazebo allows for vineyard ceremonies, and receptions take place on the spacious covered back deck and crush pad. The surrounding lawn provides space for games and a bonfire.
Round Peak's facilities easily accommodate 150 people, and arrangements can be made to handle more. Two rental cabins are available on the property, and each sleeps eight.
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