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Marriage is one of the most important events in life, and for many, it’s one of the most stressful. There are invitations to be sent, showers to be thrown, and second only to finding The Dress, reserving a venue is the most daunting task on every wedding planner’s to-do list. That’s why we set out to discover the best Lake Norman wedding venues!

It’s a huge commitment—the venue is where your guests will watch you exchange your vows, where you’ll cut the cake, and it will be in the background of every photo you take that day. Needless to say, finding the perfect venue is imperative to making your celebration go as smoothly as possible. 

For lucky couples living in the Lake Norman area, there are a plethora of venue options with a wide variety of offerings to cater to any and every wedding-day wish. To make things a little easier on our lovebird readers, we’ve compiled this list.

Here are the 11 best Lake Norman wedding venues for 2024:

1. Safe Harbor Peninsula Yacht Club

Since 1996, Safe Harbor Peninsula Yacht Club has been a cornerstone of the LKN community. It’s touted as a luxurious destination not only for dining and relaxation but as a place where special memories can be made. 

Ceremonies can be conducted on the Club’s outdoor event lawn, characterized by vibrant foliage and a dreamy wedding arch. The venue seats between 50 and 350 persons, making it a solid choice for both small and large affairs; couples also have the option to convert the ceremony space into an outdoor reception parlor, complete with a cozy tent, dining furniture, and market lights. 

Not to be forgotten, the Peninsula Mansion is a lavish reception and cocktail space whose refined decor and charming views are sure to impress a wide range of tastes. Its doors open onto a veranda, which provides fantastic mingling space and fresh air for guests. 

The Club’s most defining feature, however, is its service staff. Many a review praises the venue’s professional planning team, gourmet food options, on-site prep space, and kind staff—rest assured that at Safe Harbor Peninsula Yacht Club, your wedding will be in good hands. 

Safe Harbor Peninsula Yacht Club
18501 Harbor Light Boulevard, Cornelius, NC
Phone: (704) 892 – 9858 ext. 2022

Safe Harbor Peninsula Yacht Club Wedding
Safe Harbor Peninsula Yacht Club wedding reception
Safe Harbor Peninsual Yacht Club wedding couple

2. The Venues at Langtree

Topping our list of the best Lake Norman wedding venues is a property that’s been featured on The Best of LKN podcast! With a history dating back to the 1700s, The Venues at Langtree boast a unique set of roots planted deep in Carolinian soil.

From the ancient oak tree at the property’s rear to the 1850s plantation home nestled along its winding entrance, Langtree is imbued with a rich aura that simply can’t be replicated. The property now consists of 6 unique venues, including 3 indoor, 2 outdoor, and one indoor/outdoor facilities which range from intimate home-like settings to large banquet halls that seat hundreds of guests. 

Toward the front of the estate lie the Mott House and Boulder Room, which are dedicated to accommodating smaller, more secluded parties. Amenities include a bridal suite, groomsmen salon, intimate dinner quarters, and full-service prep kitchens. The Boulder Room also features convenient access to the Pergola, an outdoor garden space surrounded by expansive pastures and natural charm. Both venues are fitted with transitional decor which utilizes the fruits of nature to create a simple yet elegant ambiance. 

The Barn, as its name suggests, is a large outbuilding with rustic wooden bearings. Its trolley doors can be opened to transform the cozy interior into an open-air gathering space or stage a grand reveal. This climate-controlled structure has a capacity of up to 250 persons and is perfect for laid-back receptions, dinners, and cocktail hours.

Langtree’s largest venue, The Pavillion, is the premier spot for larger gatherings with a capacity for over 400 guests. It features two bars, a catering kitchen, full-service restrooms, an outdoor fire pit, and audio/visual capabilities. The spacious interior is a blank canvas, making it the perfect place to play out even your most specific decorating desires. Rooted at the rear of the property is a centuries-old Oak Tree that’s currently under renovation and is set to reopen in 2022. 

Conveniently located in a cozy offshoot just past downtown Charlotte, The Venues at Langtree are an all-in-one location capable of accommodating any and every component of your wedding. The property is fitted with its own trolley system and is partnered with multiple vendors and nearby hotels to provide you with easy and budget-friendly transportation, lodging, catering, and entertainment options.

From the rehearsal dinner and showers to wedding prep, cocktail hour, ceremonies, and receptions, The Venues at Langtree is prepared to be your host. 

The Venues at Langtree
554 Langtree Rd. Mooresville, NC 28117
Phone: (704) 897-7232

3. River Run Country Club

River Run Country Club’s promise to guests is an “unparalleled lifestyle with uncompromised service.” Its wedding packages promise the same, with world-class amenities, knowledgeable event and design teams, and a vast network of only the highest quality vendors. 

This Davidson-based venue is majestic—one might even say regal—thanks to its Jeffersonian architecture and traditional decor. Coupled with the area’s natural southern charm, River Run is the venue of every Carolina girl’s dream. 

In addition to its large-capacity ballroom and outdoor ceremony spaces, River Run offers upscale catering services, day-of staff, vendor recommendations, dining furniture and utensils, and dressing room access, as well as a dance floor. The experienced coordinators at River Run Country Club ensure that your celebration will run flawlessly so you can make the most of your big day. 

River Run Country Club
19125 River Falls Drive, Davidson NC 28036
Phone: (704) 892-4633

River Run Country Club wedding
River Run Country Club bride and groom
River Run Country Club

4. Northstone Country Club

Regarded as having one of the best service teams amongst all country clubs in the Carolinas, it should come as no surprise that Northstone Country Club is one of the top wedding venues around Lake Norman. 

Wedding packages at Northstone are designed with guests at the heart and strive to make the planning process as painless as possible. With uniquely tailored menus, a renowned culinary team, setup and takedown staff, resort-style amenities, and free tasting consultations at your disposal, Northstone is a one-stop shop for all of your wedding needs. Talented and diligent staff are always standing by so you can be at peace on your special day. 

Whether you prefer a posh and opulent ballroom, a quaint gazebo, or a spectacular greenside venue, you’ll find your ideal ceremony and reception venues at Northstone Country Club, where weddings are a piece of cake. 

Northstone Country Club
15801 Northstone Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078
Phone: (704) 948-4286

5. Circle M Farm by Beau Monde

Bring your love back to its roots at Circle M Farm by Beau Monde. This quaint and rustic homestead is the perfect place to unplug and relax so you can focus on your union; with its turnkey service packages, on-site accommodations, and vast country landscape, you can escape the stress of wedding planning and enjoy your special day to the fullest. 

The main hall at Circle M is a restored barn whose warm wooden bearings and trolley doors invite happiness and splendor. The space is elevated by a crystal chandelier at its center, twinkling fairy lights hanging from its rafters, and ivory drapery lining its walls. In addition to the barn, the property also features an outdoor ceremony space equipped with wooden pews and a wedding arch. 

Service and amenity options include a Bluetooth sound system, dining tables and chairs, a private chef, concierge, equipment rentals, access to preferred vendors, and on-site accommodations for up to 9. 

The sturdy oaks and sweeping pastures welcome you for a romantic celebration at Circle M Farm by Beau Monde

Circle M Farm by Beau Monde
1229 Hill Rd Lincolnton, NC 28092
Phone: (980) 598 – 9772

6. The Ivory Barn

Here’s a new addition to this list of the best Lake Norman wedding venues. The Ivory Barn is a beautiful new event venue in Huntersville, North Carolina, only minutes from the center of Charlotte. The Ivory Barn is a very convenient venue not far from Birkdale Village and has a great selection of hotels and restaurants nearby.

The 5000 sq/ft main building boasts two dressing suites for brides and grooms, a really creative bar area, elegant bathrooms, and a kitchen for caterers to warm their plates. It’s the main building that gives Ivory Barn its name: a large white structure with high ceilings and oversized windows that provide tons of natural light and views of the meadow.

Parties can gather outside on a large patio overlooking the meadow. A covered pavilion is a beautiful space for the wedding proceedings. Nearby, guests can gather at the fire pit as the sun goes down and take photos in front of the red hay barn.

The Ivory Barn has been a labor of love and a dream come true for owners Gayle and Kevin. They can’t wait to share it with you.

The Ivory Barn
14418 NC-73, Huntersville, NC 28078
Phone: (704) 912-1461

The Ivory Barn photos by: Jamie Marie Photography

The Ivory Barn Lake Norman wedding venue
The Ivory Barn bar area
The Ivory Barn Lake Norman wedding venue

7. Splendor Pond Flower Farm

Splendor Pond is an enchanting flower farm just off I-77 in Mooresville. Despite its proximity to Uptown Charlotte, this little countryside wonderland gives the illusion of being in a completely different world. Its sprawling fields and 6,000 sqft pond are teeming with wildlife, while its flower farms are home to over 30 different varieties of blooms. 

The pond grounds consist of five separate ceremony spots including a dreamy rose garden, meadow, woods, peninsula, and manicured lawn space, as well as an indoor reception hall and adjacent patio. The space is styled with contemporary farmhouse furnishings and can be easily adjusted to suit your style. 

Conveniences include two bars, a prep kitchen, a bridal suite, guest bathrooms, a covered patio, a JBL sound system, and dining furniture. Splendor Pond is also partnered with an experienced catering vendor and audio-visual service to make your dining and entertainment plans a breeze. 

If your idea of romance involves vivid petals and robust wildlife, Splendor Pond Flower Farm is the perfect venue for you. 

Splendor Pond Flower Farm
388 Rocky River Road Mooresville, NC 28115
Phone: (704) 576 – 4907

Splendor Pond bride and groom
Splendor Pond Bridal party
Splendor Pond

8. The Brawley Estate

Amongst a sea of hardwood trees and nearly 22 acres of rich land is a Queen Anne Victorian Home, painted pure white and titled by a beautiful stone fountain. The Brawley Estate, as the house is known, is the perfect locale for couples who want a truly timeless atmosphere. 

The 3,400 home is both stately and intimate, with plenty of indoor and outdoor space to accommodate guests. From elegant dinners in the main dining room to mingling on the wrap-around porch, to casual grilling and yard games on the massive outdoor pavilion, The Brawley Estate provides guests with the flexibility and freedom to celebrate however they please, all in the privacy of a secluded locale. 

The property also boasts multiple outdoor ceremony sites, bride and groom’s suites, as well as a catering kitchen, dining furniture, and catering options. No matter how you dream of your big day, The Brawley Estate is prepared to offer you a personalized and indulgent experience. 

The Brawley Estate
601 Williams St. Mooresville, NC 28115
Phone: (980) 224-5916

Brawley Estate Wedding Venue
Brawley Estate Bride
Brawley Estate wedding venue

9. Sweet Magnolia Estate

Luxury meets country at Sweet Magnolia Estate, a state-of-the-art banquet hall surrounded by professionally landscaped wedding gardens. The estate is equipped with the latest in climate control and audio-visual technology, as well as abundant parking spaces, a full-fledged prep kitchen, and wedding party quarters for the bridesmaids and groomsmen to prepare for the ceremony in style. 

Sweet Magnolia’s 9,000 sqft banquet hall adds sophistication to southern rustic charm with its lavish white-pillared veranda, pastel interior, stone accents, and wooden trimmings.
Its spacious and open architecture provides plenty of natural light for a chic and cheery ambiance but remains rather bare to give you full control over your event’s layout and decor. Further enhancing this venue’s flexibility is its open vendor policy, which allows guests to hand-pick their catering, music, and photography services. 

Just behind the hall is an outdoor ceremony space, complete with a humble wooden stage, aisle, and vibrant greenery. The wide space is enclosed by a thick wood which not only adds a sense of privacy for you and your guests but provides a romantic, foliage-laden backdrop for your “I Do.” 

This countryside chic venue is a fantastic choice for couples intent on customizing their big day down to the tiniest details; Sweet Magnolia’s simple but elegant landscaping serves as a beautiful canvas for the ceremony of your dreams. 

Sweet Magnolia Estate
10101 Bailey Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031
Phone: (704) 728-4440

10. The Quarry at Carrigan Farms

Carrigan Farms is truly a venue unlike any other. Located in Mooresville, this family-owned and operated farm and rock quarry spans far and wide, its granite cliffs and crystal blue waters bathed in unhampered sunlight. 

Exchange vows on the soft, pearlescent sands, or under the shelter of the quarry’s pavilion—either way, you’ll be treated to magnificent sights and more photo opportunities than you can count. 

As part of its wedding packages, Carrigan Farms provides coordination, music, photography, videography, bar, and catering services. Because it’s an actual, functioning farm, the cuisine at your wedding will be prepared with fresh, seasonal produce from right on the property! In cases of inclement weather, and during colder months, the pavilion can be fitted with siding and is equipped with a heating system. 

Heart-stoppingly beautiful views, awe-inspiring grandeur, and endless blue skies make Carrigan Farms the quintessential outdoor wedding venue of the Charlotte/Mooresville area. 

Carrigan Farms
1261 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy, Mooresville, NC
Phone: (704) 664-1450

11. Magnolia Woods Weddings and Events

Located in historic Huntersville, Magnolia Woods Weddings and Events is a private 7-acre property that houses two venues, a market, a delightful secret garden, and an on-site caterer. 

The Magnolia Ballroom, which seats up to 225 guests, comprises a fresh, open interior, and a 3,000 sqft covered patio. Adorning the patio are a waterfall, cozy fireplace, and fanciful fairy lights to bring a bit of whimsy to your occasion. The ballroom is also home to the bride and groom’s suites, where the Mr. and Mrs.-to-be can relax and prepare for the big moment. 

Magnolia Woods’ two smaller venues, the Magnolia Commons and Magnolia Market, seat 60 and 24 guests respectively. The Commons are a beautiful space for modest gatherings, featuring convenient access to the secret garden, and barn doors which can be staged to add a breath of fresh air to your ceremony or reception. For more intimate occasions such as rehearsal dinners and showers, the Market is a bright and cozy space to celebrate in. 

As far as wedding packages go, Magnolia Woods offers both full-service and micro-wedding packages to accommodate a comprehensive range of festivities. Packages include gratuity, china, and staffing fees; available add-ons include an in-house catering service, coordinator, officiant, photographer, AV team, and much more. 

Magnolia Woods has received high praise for its friendly and thorough services, which are dedicated to bringing you an excellent and one-of-a-kind wedding experience. No matter what you’re looking for on your big day, the Magnolia team will be passionately looking forward to your patronage. 

Magnolia Woods Weddings and Events
12125 Statesville Road Huntersville, NC  28078
Phone: (704) 274 – 9303

As your big day draws closer, we here at BoLKN wish you the best as you and your partner navigate the crazy ride that is planning a wedding—may your love only grow stronger from here. 

And if you’re just daydreaming, we sincerely wish you the best in your search for romance. Go get that ring, girl.

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About the publisher:

Jeff Hamm is the creator and producer of The Best of LKN.

He’s also the co-founder of the digital marketing agency Epic Journey Media  AND a Real Estate Agent serving Charlotte and the Lake Norman area.

When he isn’t editing podcasts, nerding out on the latest SEO trends, or writing blog articles & email newsletters, you can most likely find him taking walks with his dogs Sam and Maisy.