Wedding Planning in Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte is the perfect location for a wedding—small-town charm and Southern hospitality are ever-present, but in a bustling, modern city. Start your venue search at locations tucked away in the nearby countryside where you will find charming inns and resorts, or you may be interested in a more traditional venue located in the heart of Uptown. Whatever your ideal wedding entails, Kelley Event + Design will work with you to plan the wedding you’ve imagined. Our team helps create a wedding tailored specifically to you and your significant other. Let us handle the details so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your special day. We’ll take care of all that’s behind the scenes, so all you have do is say “I do.”

Full Wedding Planning Package

Quite often couples feel completely overwhelmed with the daunting task of planning a wedding. We understand it can be scary to share the reigns with someone else—but you won’t regret it. This is your day, and we will do everything in our power to make it custom to your personalities and visions. Starting off the process with a wedding planner will help put your mind at ease. Throughout our time together, we will provide you with all the tools you’ll need to be able to plan for your wedding—and enjoy your engagement.

We will handle each detail and task along the way to ensure your wedding planning is flawless and relaxing. Whether it’s scouting venues in Charlotte, curating precise timelines, or vetting the leading furnishings, florals, and lighting rentals, we focus on creativity and innovation while also remaining diligent about developing a seamless event flow. From budget management, vendor referrals, and negotiations, to detail tracking and extensive timeline and floor plan creation, we’re here to be your guide, organizer, and right hand so you’re able to enjoy every step of the process.

Across your wedding weekend, Kelley Event + Design will ensure the logistics unfold as planned so you’re left to simply enjoy your significant other and loved ones. From the simple details of sorting seating cards, overseeing set-up of the Charlotte area venue and vendors, to making sure you, your fiancé, and wedding party are prompt and in the right location, we take the stress off your shoulders and troubleshoot as needed. We organize and execute your wedding so you focus on hosting your guests.

Our wedding planning services include (but are not limited to):

  • Unlimited consultations via phone, email, and face-to-face
  • Assistance with finding a ceremony location and reception venue
  • Menu design and scheduling of food tastings
  • Helping with establishing a style for your wedding
  • Assistance with setting and keeping a budget
  • Research of vendors to match your unique style
  • Scheduling and attending vendor meetings
  • Negotiation of all vendor contracts
  • Research of accommodations for out-of-town guests
  • Creation and management of wedding planning timeline
  • Creation of wedding day schedule for you, your family, and all vendors
  • Assistance with invitation and wedding etiquette
  • Coordination and ordering of rentals and linens
  • Organization and coordination of ceremony rehearsal
  • Full onsite assistance at ceremony and reception
  • Delivery of the final payments to your vendors

Wedding Venues in Charlotte

Whether it’s scouting Charlotte venues, creating timelines, or vetting the leading vendors in a particular location, we focus on creativity and innovation that captivates the city’s charm. With a variety of options, Kelley Event + Design can help you find a traditional venue or something more modern in the heart of the city.

Mint Museum Uptown

Located in the heart of Uptown, the Mint Museum Uptown is one of Charlotte’s most exciting wedding venues. Your guests can enjoy beautiful cityscape views, breathtaking architecture, and stunning works of art—all while celebrating your special day. Event spaces in The Mint Uptown include:

  • Robert Haywood Morrison Atrium
  • Sally and Bill Van Allen Terrace and Carroll Entryway
  • Mattye and Marc Silverman Grand Room and Trustees Terrace
  • Galleries

Foundation For the Carolinas

If you’re looking for a premier event location that offers a unique, state-of-the-art space for weddings, then look no further. With its roots in the charitable Foundation For The Carolinas headquarters, the setting boasts a variety of unique and elegant event sites, such as the:

  • Art gallery
  • Pavilion
  • Solarium overlooking Tryon Street
  • Two rooftop terraces

The Duke Mansion

There’s no better place to host your special occasion in the Myers Park neighborhood than a setting with all the history of The Duke Mansion. Tucked away from Charlotte’s city noise, you will enjoy old Southern charm wrapped in twenty-first century luxury and amenities. Many couples hold their ceremony under the white pergola at the end of the terrace, while the solarium and outdoor gardens make for a picturesque reception.

Separk Mansion

Because of its historic charm, the Separk Mansion is one of the most sought-after wedding venues in the Charlotte area. Providing a unique sense of luxury and romance, the Separk Mansion flaunts spacious ballrooms, remarkable staircases, and a formal garden—creating the perfect atmosphere for your special day. Whether you and your guests plan to spend the night dancing under the stars or sip champagne on the large veranda, you can enjoy exclusive use of the entire mansion for one memorable night of celebration.

Wedding Planning in Charlotte, North Carolina

Kelley Event + Design is a distinct wedding planning firm based in Charlotte, North Carolina. We are dedicated to creating bespoke experiences of the highest quality. We believe in a tailored and collaborative approach with each client, and our boutique sensibility allows for a greater attention to detail and specialized attention throughout the planning process. We will discuss your design, planning, and coordination needs, as well as your budget requirements. We will work together to customize a level of service that is ideal for you.

Every event we plan is unique—contact us to receive a custom wedding planning proposal for your special day in Charlotte.

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