It’s funny how you can see a thing for years and not really see it. Case in point; The Village Green in Southern Village of Chapel Hill. This wonderfully open, natural and charming event area has been host to all kinds of performances, most notably the Music Under the Stars concerts of the North Carolina Symphony.
But performances of all kinds have taken place there - even Elvis (Keith Henderson, a very talented Elvis Tribute Artist).
It has also been the site of local charitable functions, community races, farmers markets, craft fairs, you name it. But never until yesterday did I realize it would also make a wonderful location for a wedding. Ringed with gorgeous hedges for privacy, this huge grassy rectangle is in the middle of the Market Square area of Southern Village. Surrounded by shops and charming restaurants, it is a unique area in itself, which is probably why so many different kinds of functions have taken place there.
I’ve attended the Symphony’s performances a few times and can tell you it can accommodate a LOT of people. It can also lend itself perfectly to a very small and intimate gathering. It is quite a versatile area and if you are looking for an unusual and charming site for your wedding, you owe it to yourself to go take a look.
At one end is the performing shelter (shown in the first photo above) and at the other end is this most interesting sculpture.
In between, there is a lot of space for dancing under the stars, wedding tents, bands, tables of food - all the elements that would make for a very special wedding celebration.
The person to contact is Ms. Beverly Carr, a very nice woman and the Marketing and Events Coordinator of the Market Street Association at Southern Village. 919-969-7301 x 231
This coming Saturday, Oct 9, 2010, 1 - 4 pm, they are holding their first ever Wedding Fair, so it will be a great time to go over and have a look.
Hope to see you there!
My thanks to all the photographers whose photos I have used here.