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Venues in Chapel Hill, NC,
(919) 730-5358

About Us

LOVE BIG, CELEBRATE SMALL. Located in beautiful Chapel Hill, NC, The Parlour is an intimate wedding venue in the sweetest vintage chapel. Imagine refashioning the typical wedding into your dream day in a place as unique as your story. With a capacity of 100 or less, celebrate small with the people closest to you and make meaningful memories in this truly historic space. Featuring the main chapel interior (stunningly reborn), the outdoor garden courtyard for dinner or ceremony under the market lights, a cocktail patio with the chapel backdrop, and woodland/wildflower area. Endless opportunities for ceremony, cocktails, and reception.
It's your story- tell it at The Parlour!

Facilities and Capacity

Here, couples and their loved ones will find an eclectic combination of both old and new elements. The beautifully renovated chapel boasts original pine floors, stained glass windows, sophisticated chandeliers, and a kitchen prep area. You can decorate the majestic, historic doorway display area with floral garland or other decor to best suit your wedding vision. In addition, the original Manns Chapel sign hangs on the wall, adding a touch of nostalgia to your event. A stunning bridal suite and groom’s quarters provide the couple and their wedding party with a comfortable place to get ready before the festivities begin. An array of vintage rentals are at your disposal to add further charm to the atmosphere of your wedding day. Couples may also choose to hold their event outside, where a picturesque European-inspired courtyard awaits. Market lights and a blooming landscape create a romantic ambiance that both you and your guests will remember fondly for years to come. A vintage 1976 Argosy Airstream is also available and can serve as a fun dressing room, dessert station, bar backdrop, or photography setting.

Services Offered

The Parlour at Manns Chapel is able to accommodate a wide variety of wedding-related events, including engagement parties, showers, elopements, rehearsal dinners, welcome suppers, ceremonies, and receptions. This venue’s creative team is dedicated to helping your big day go as flawlessly as possible. Couples holding their events here can also avail of the following wedding services and items:

  • Event planner list
  • Outside vendors (Handpicked Experts)
  • Parking and shuttle suggestions
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Wheelchair access
  • WiFi
  • Dance area
  • Vintage Rentals
  • Tables and chairs
  • Tents and tent accessory connections

History

Originally established in 1887, the chapel was decommissioned in 1985 yet was still held in high esteem by the surrounding community. Aimee and Yvette, co-founders of The Parlour at Manns Chapel, have lovingly restored the venue to serve as a simple, elegant site for special events.


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  • The Parlour was truly the perfect place for our wedding; we were incredibly happy with how beautiful it was and the responsiveness/dedication of everyone we worked with! We chose it as our venue in 2019 for a June 2020 wedding. However, with the COVID pandemic and travel restrictions (we live out-of-state and were planning the wedding from afar), we had to reschedule for August. Jessica at The Parlour was incredibly understanding, flexible, and supportive of this change...we can't thank her and the rest of the venue team enough! Although the space is lovely in pictures, it's even more gorgeous in-person. The building has been wonderfully restored, the vintage furniture was charming, and the outdoor space is expansive and beautiful. You don't need a ton of decor because the space sort of "speaks for itself". Perhaps most importantly, we (and our guests) felt incredibly safe with all COVID-related protections: plenty of hand sanitizer, extra face masks, an enforced maximum number ... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    It was such a gift to work with you and Ian, and your grace is all we could ever ask for in a couple. Thank you so much for sharing your most special day with us. Lots of love!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

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

    Yes

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

    $ 5,000.00

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

    $ 4,000.00

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

    Yes

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

    $ 3,000.00

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

    $ 2,750.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

    100

    What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

    1

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

    5

    Describe your venue

    Garden, Historic Building

    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?

    Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi

    What event items are available?

    Altar/Arch, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables, Tents, Tent Accessories

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, July, August



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