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Venues in Albemarle, NC,
(980) 581-0850

About Us

Il Bella Gardens is an elegant wedding venue located in Albemarle, North Carolina. This stylish setting is located just a short 30-minute drive from the city of Charlotte. Surrounded by 20 acres of scenic woodland, couples and their guests can enjoy the sights and sounds of the great outdoors throughout their stay. The gardens are available to host ceremonies and receptions, as well as pre-wedding festivities and rehearsal dinners. Elopements are also welcomed here.

Facilities and Capacity

Il Bella Gardens invites couples to escape from their everyday life. The three different event spaces that are sprinkled throughout the property all act as dreamy backdrops for every aspect of your wedding celebration. To-be-weds can begin the day by preparing in the garden's get-ready rooms. The Il Bella Colonna can seat up to 250 guests and features a romantic open-air pavilion. For a much more intimate gathering, couples are invited to use the Il Bella Villetta. This space can comfortably accommodate up to 75 guests and includes a beautifully enclosed cottage as well as a cobblestone patio. There are also several outdoor locations throughout the property that act as the perfect ceremony location. On-site parking is available for guests who drive here.

Services Offered

Il Bella Gardens offers professional wedding planning services to help couples bring their dream day to life. This coordination assistance is included as a feature in some of the venue's packages. Various rental items are available for use from the venue. These include tables, chairs, centerpieces, and linens. Altars and dance floors can be provided, too. To help those all-important celebratory toasts run smoothly, bar services can be provided by the team here. They are also happy to take care of setup and clean up, leaving to-be-weds free to spend more time with their loved ones. Couples can work from a list of vendors recommended by the staff at the gardens, inspiring their planning for the day. The team offers a shuttle service to help guests be with you on your special day.

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  • Working with Kim has been a pleasure! Cannot wait for my big day!

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you my very precious Emily for your kind words! You and Mr Hunter are such a delight and I am so excited to share this journey with you two! You guys are my blessings!!!!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 4,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 3,000.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 1,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 1,000.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Event Planning, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Farm/Ranch, Garden, Inn/B&B

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, Bar Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Outside Vendors, Preferred Vendors Only, Set Up, Wifi

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, Outside Alcohol, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Altar/Arch, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?


    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, December

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