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Venues in Purlear, NC,
(704) 287-2760

About Us

Wonderlust Acres is a wedding venue located in the woodlands of Purlear, North Carolina. This location offers you a serene oasis in which to celebrate your special day. You and your guests can relax and enjoy the complete privacy and luxury of this eco-friendly estate.

Facilities and Capacity

Wonderlust Acres is located in the crook of two ridges in the North Carolina mountains, giving its grounds a distinct sense of seclusion. It is ideal for those who would like their big day to be an entirely immersive experience. Surrounded by towering trees and verdant grassland, it is hard not to be swept away by the whimsy of this property. You can begin your big day by preparing in one of the Wonderbarn’s get-ready rooms. These facilities are fully equipped with comfortable seating and lighted mirrors for any cosmetic application. Host your ceremony at the Lakeside Pavillion and Dock. This floating dock can hold up to 10 people seated and 16 standing, allowing you to exchange your vows suspended over the peaceful waters. Up to 50 additional guests can watch on from the lawn, admiring your stunning service set against this natural backdrop. You can then proceed to the Wonderbarn’s patio and enjoy a cocktail reception in the great outdoors. Around this area, you will find plenty of unique photo opportunities that will make your wedding portraits truly breathtaking. For your reception, you and your guests can proceed inside the Wonderbarn’s impressive structure. This classically styled rustic space boasts garage-style glass doors that allow for seamless transitions from indoor to outdoor celebrating. They also illuminate the building with natural light during the day and offer priceless views as you dine inside. The barn is also fitted with ornate wagon wheel chandeliers that can cast a romantic glow over your celebration as the sun sets. With floor space of over 700 square feet, the Wonderbarn can accommodate up to 240 seated guests with ample room for a dance floor and entertainment. Here, you will also find a standard fitted kitchen that can be used by your chosen caterers to warm and serve your wedding meal.

Services Offered

This inclusive location provides a number of services to make your day with them as simple as possible. At Wonderlust Acres, you can avail of event rentals such as chairs, tables, lighting, and wedding arches. You are also welcome to invite your choice of vendors to make your special day truly feel like your own. Fire pits are available for use to keep you and your guests warm when celebrating in the outdoors. Parking is easily accessible on the property, as is wheelchair access. Depending on the wedding package chosen, you can gain access to the entire site for a weekend and turn your milestone occasion into a glamping experience. This enchanting estate is primed and ready to help you make your wedding the most memorable celebration of your love.

Taylor Gupton

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  • This incredible venue is perfect for any event. My husband and I hosted a post-elopement party here and it provided the ideal setting for our guests to feel comfortable and at ease in a beautiful environment. Benjamin and Sommer are wonderful hosts and stewards of the property. They took great care of us!

    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?

    $ 3,200.00

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

    $ 1,500.00

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


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

    $ 3,200.00

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

    $ 1,500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Parking, Set Up, Tables

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

    Open Bar

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Banquet Hall, Barn, Farm/Ranch, Park, Waterfront

    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, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi

    What bar services do you provide?

    Cash Bar, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol

    What event items are available?

    Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Lighting, Tables

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

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

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, December

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