Reception tent and tables

New for 2022!  We’re adding video slide shows of the venue!  The first three videos are below – an overview of the main areas of the property, the dressing rooms, and the ceremony.  More videos to come throughout January 2022!

This video is an overview of the main historic farmhouse exterior including the parking area and reception tent so you can see how conveniently everything is located for you and your guests.

This next slide show shows the dressing areas for men and women.  The upstairs dressing area has a balcony and two bathrooms as well as lots of mirrors for hair and make-up and even a playroom for the littles in your wedding.  The men’s dressing area options are either the “chocolate room” in the main house or the separate Willow Cottage.  The guys can even fish at the lake before the wedding if they want!

You’ve prepared and now you’re ready to walk down the aisle!   The slide show, below, highlights some of the ceremony locations at the Hitching Post Wedding Venue.

The Historic Main House

The original section of the main house with it’s two-story Charleston front porch was built in 1812.  A total of 18 rooms are in the main house.  The entire first floor is open for your guests as well as the 2nd floor dressing areas and restrooms.   When ceremonies are held on the shady side lawn under the giant oak trees, the wedding party walks out the front door and down the brick pathway and then across the green lawn toward the arbor.  Parking is adjacent to the front columns.  The brick walkways are handicap and stroller accessible.

The entrance to 1812 Hitching Post Farm
Welcome to the 1812 Hitching Post!

The Reception Area

On the back side of the main house is the primary reception area.  Our 11oo square foot reception tent and adjoining patio area are the perfect setting for your outdoor reception.  The patio area is surrounded with twinkle lights.  There is a fire pit on the south side of the courtyard and a fountain to the north.  Your guests will be enchanted!  The dance floor is in the center of the reception tent.  The tent is a great rain option for your ceremony, as well.

The Willow Cottage

Behind the reception area is located the Willow Cottage which is often used for the groomsmen to dress if you have more than a few guys in the wedding party.  Sometimes, the girls rent it out the night before the wedding.  The Willow Cottage is complete with two bedrooms, a complete kitchen, a wrap-around deck with covered porch in the back, restroom with a unique shower, WiFi, and cable TV.  The Willow Cottage is available for overnight stays.

Groomsmen walking from dressing area to main house
Groomsmen walking from Willow Cottage

The Lake

There are 26 acres of open fields and woods, and a five acre pond for us to utilize for you as you desire for your wedding experience.  The most peaceful area of the property is the lake area.    It’s a great spot for an elopement, small wedding, or engagement photos.   Couples often choose to have photos taken after their wedding by the lake.

1812 Hitching Post Lake
1812 Hitching Post Lake

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Please email Wendy at  for pricing information or call/text   704-437-1710 for an appointment to visit.