If you’re looking for the perfect wedding venue in the Hickory, NC area, here are my favorites to photograph at! I have been wanting to put this post together for a long time, and FINALLY feel like I have shot at enough venues to give an honest opinion on the best of the best.
This venue makes me feel like I’m taken back to another, more elegant time in life. From their website: “Nestled on the outskirts of Maiden, NC, The Providence Cotton Mill gives you an old-world charm, with an inviting outdoor feel. Surrounded by green fields and a plush forest, the 130-year-old, two-story building features a soaring 30 ft. tall ceiling, allowing sunlight to stream in through the arched, open windows. The main hall is a 10,000 sq. ft. area, giving the ability to divide into ceremony and reception. “ The front of the mill has a faux greenery wall and huge double doors bringing a hint of modern in making it perfect for an outdoor ceremony or reception.
I’ve taken some of my favorite portraits ever at this venue. With the ever-changing light and shadows falling across the interior, it provides so many opportunities for stunning photo ops. The staff is always so accommodating when I shoot there, which is incredibly important to make sure you have the support you need leading up to your big day. https://www.theprovidencecottonmill.com/
If you’re looking for more of a traditional barn feel but don’t want to sacrifice lighting or aesthetics, look no further. The Amity Creek Farms open-air barn was handcrafted & designed with celebration details in mind, and it’s obvious. One of the owners, Joy Davis, is a fellow wedding photographer and it’s clear she put thought into the layout and aesthetics of the venue. It makes my job 1000 x’s easier when I know the venue’s lighting is great and this is one of those venues.
From the open air barn, to the rolling hills of the ceremony site, to the stunning sunsets you get just down the lane, there isn’t much Amity Creek DOESN’T offer for our rustic lovers. https://www.amitycreekfarms.net/
Now this one is a bit more of a drive from Hickory, but trust me IT’S WORTH IT. If you’re over the barn scene and want something funky + more eclectic, RUN, don’t walk to Uptown Indigo Shelby. If there were a venue that checks all of my personal boxes, this would be the one.
Just a few things that this venue boasts:
I can’t say enough good things about this venue and their team. I can not wait to get back for another wedding! https://www.uptownindigo.com/
Location, Location, Location! Warehouse 18 is right in Downtown Hickory giving you quick access to all of the downtown photo ops you might want! Warehouse 18 has original wood floors and exposed brick with plenty of other industrial elements! If you book at Warehouse 18, your photographer will most likely need to use flash during your ceremony. It does stay quite dark and moody in there with dark walls and dark ceilings. But that’s totally fine with me, dark and moody is my middle name 😉
Warehouse 18 has plenty of parking and space for up to 240 seated guests. So, if you’re looking for a space to hold ALLLL of your favorite people, this is the spot! Their on-site catering and fully stocked bars are perfect options for couples who don’t want to stress about finding outside vendors for those jobs.
This venue is perfect for the couple who loves an industrial aesthetic as well as a darker/moodier look to their photos! https://warehouse18venues.com/
Whether or not this post helped you find your perfect wedding venue in Hickory, NC; know that I’ll be updating it every year. If you’re interested in seeing more photos from these venues or more of my work visit: furandlacephotography.com