If natural beauty is one of your wedding venue musts, Swan Manor is the ideal place for your outdoor nuptials. Manicured grounds, beautiful trees and space to breathe are all part of our expansive property. You can dress up the campus for a glamorous affair or treat your guests to a rustic vibe. Whatever your vision, Swan Manor can provide the perfect setting for your dream wedding and reception. Our dedicated team will help you create the memories that will last a lifetime.

The major perks of an outdoor wedding include the limitlessly high ceilings at your reception and the naturally beautiful backdrops for your ceremony. The trick is to define that open space into areas that still feel intimate and inviting. A decorated gateway leading to the ceremony seating or twinkling bistro lights over the dinner tables break up the great outdoors into manageable areas for guests.

  • Line your aisle with petals, potted plants or fabric.
  • Elevate your ceremony altar.
  • Hang unique decor in various sizes around your outdoor reception space (like dreamcatchers!) Read more at The Knot

Our Experience Works For You

One of the benefits of working with an established wedding venue such as Swan Manor is the advice we can offer when needed. We have been blessed to host a multitude of weddings and social events on our gorgeous property. This gives us valuable experience for working with you to create your perfect day. Our talented team can answer any questions and help transform your wedding wishes into reality. If you need direction on the best places to set up your serving stations or want the sunlight to fall on a particular spot at a particular time, we can tell you where to position everything. Creating the ideal setting for your wedding, reception, serving and dining areas, bar space, dance floor and more is simple and stress-free when you work with Swan Manor.

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The Knot has collected some expert tips to help turn a large outdoor wedding into a more personal affair. Here are two suggestions, and you can see more by following the link.

  • Ceremony Setting

“Create a more intimate outdoor ceremony by setting up a circle with your chairs around the chuppah to include all of your guests. It makes a 200-plus wedding seem much more intimate this way.” — Paige Hiller Photography

  • Meal Mingling

“One way to make a large wedding feel intimate is through food stations. Guests will have an opportunity to interact with one another while selecting their food rather than staying seated through the entire reception.” — Andrea Leslie Weddings & Events Additional details at The Knot

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Swan Manor: Charlotte’s Year-Round Wedding Venue

Our stately manor is available for your convenience every month of the year. If a white winter wedding speaks to you, let’s get busy planning. Springtime is always popular and summer or fall ceremonies are equally ideal. We invite you to bring in your own vendors or use one of our convenient packages. The perfect setting and a stress-free environment is what we offer here at Swan Manor. We are always happy to help you plan and stage your wedding, family reunion or social event. Call us today to check availability. We look forward to hosting your next memorable occasion.