Country clubs, museums, scenic outdoor spaces, wineries, event centers, restaurants,  mansions and more are all different venues a bride and groom can say there “I do’s” at.  Choosing a venue for your event sets the tone and theme for your wedding. As a bride you should be able to walk into a venue and know that those little butterflies in your stomach mean that this place is special. There is around 40 or so venues that Knot Your Average Events and Michelle Robinson Photography will be visiting. My job: call and make appointments. I’m pretty sure I’ve never used my phone to call people as much as I have in the past month, let alone have tried to set appointments up with random venues. Needless to say I definitely learned how to talk professionally to these vendors.

So far we have visited 11 different venues. I picked 5 that I found really caught my eye.
Burlington Royals Stadium: This beautiful 3,500 seat baseball stadium was built in Danville, VA and was dismantled, moved and reconstructed in Burlington, NC in 1958. It’s an up and coming hotspot to tons of events as well as games. They are working to do more renovations and would love for a couple to take the next chapter of their lives starting on home plate. 

Bella Collina: Ok so when I say this place is private, I mean we drove like a mile into the woods and up some hills before we got to the actual mansion. This beautiful mansion sits right on the lake and provides a very Tuscan style feel. They have great packages already set up to provide you with a caterer, photographer, DJ, florist, linens, table and chairs, china, silverware and more.  What they are missing is a wedding planner so you might need one of those… wink, wink. 
Mill Creek Golf Clubhouse: I’m a big fan of golf, well miniature golf to be more specific, so you can see why I was excited about touring this venue. It’s newly renovated and looks awesome. It has a small eating area fit for 50 people, a covered porch with patio furniture, a fire pit, and a beautiful white arch outside for ceremonies. The view from the patio is absolutely breath taking. They can provide catering and you don’t have to be a member to host an event! 
The Longhouse: This charming venue is situation on the top of a hill looking down at a nearby lake. With the fire place on one side I found this venue to be warm and inviting. I also got super excited about their spiral staircase, it’s great for bridal pictures. 

White Horse Plantation: Former Deep Creek Plantation, this enormous house is being renovated to be a perfect fit for your wedding. The really cool thing about this place is that it provides several different areas you can have your ceremony and reception. Get married under a stunning magnolia tree and have your reception in their one of a kind ballroom or put up a tent in there pasture out front.By the way this pasture is huge! It can fit up to 1,100 SUV’s, so no need to worry about parking! 
The other places we looked at were the Quarry Hills Golf Course, the Children’s Museum in Alamance, Captain White’s House, The Cutting Board, Occasions, and the Palladium Event Center. All of these venues were really cool to check out and we have information on each of them if you are interested. Very excited about our upcoming venue tours, so stay tuned for more blogs by the Intern! 
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