We’re proud of our reputation!

 We’ve been providing all-inclusive weddings for almost 20 years.  We have been chosen as one of the top 5% of wedding venues in the nation; we’re listed on The Knot as one of the top  historic wedding venue locations in North Carolina; and we’ve won both the Couple’s Choice Award and the Bride’s Choice Award on Wedding Wire for as long as they’ve been doing reviews.

When looking for the perfect place to be married, it’s great to hear what prior couples and their guests have had to say about their experiences with The 1812.

We know we’re unlike any other place to be married. This decision is very important! You become a part of our family when you choose to have your wedding here. We care deeply about the success of your wedding experience and want to help you achieve your dream.

Check out our recent posts on FaceBook and read what couples and guests say about weddings at the 1812!

Wendy made our wedding day a dream come true!!

If you are planning a wedding, I highly recommend 1812 Hitching Post. We also had our catering and cake done by them; everyone is still talking about how delicious everything was. I can’t think of a better wedding venue, especially at the prices they offer.

They offer large weddings, small weddings, and even elopements!

Wendy and her team are truly amazing!

Wendy and her staff were absolutely wonderful. I got married in October and I wouldn’t have changed a thing. The last month of planning got especially hectic on my end with complicated family dynamics but Wendy was always quick in responding to my emails and open to accommodations.
On the wedding day itself I could not have been more grateful to her and her team. On one occasion a staff member helped fan the train of my dress (it was for a picture right before I walked down the isle so my bridesmaids were gone.), and another member helped with my shoe after I had my first dance.
Wendy also did an excellent job at making sure everything was running smoothly and nothing was forgotten. They made our day a dream come true and I would highly recommend them for your big day!
We could not be happier with 1812 Hitching Post for our wedding!

I am the type of person who is very detail oriented and Wendy and her team exceeded my expectations!

Cake- the cake was DELICIOUS and beautiful. I found a picture on her website of one I liked and they made mine look similar with cute flower details added! We had buttercream with strawberry filling and marble with chocolate filling. The cake was a hit. It was moist and just sweet enough without being too sweet.

Food- we loved the buffet style and being able to chose between so many options for the menu! The food was delicious, especially the mac and cheese and mashed potatoes.

Decor- this was my favorite part by far! I loved how Wendy has so many decor options already for us to choose from. We bought florist flowers and combined those with lots of Wendy’s items- lanterns, candles, silk flowers, etc. it turned out beautifully. I loved how she executed my vision and I didn’t have to stress at all the day of. Wendy and her team set everything up, even the few decor items we brought. Everything was beautiful.

Customer service- Wendy was always quick to respond to my many questions! She had great ideas and she as very patient with me. All of the staff the day of was kind and accommodating. She uses a checklist that you fill out at least a month before the wedding day, and it’s so organized and gives you peace of mind that everyone will be on the same page and everything will be how you want it on your wedding day.

Overall it was a perfect day! 10/10 would recommend for someone who wants to have a beautiful day with less stress than other venues. We LOVED that 1812 was basically all inclusive. It took so much stress off of us and helped us to enjoy our engagement and then our big day.

The only thing is I wish we could relive the day over and over!! It flew by!

Thank you, thank you, thank you 1812 Hitching Post!!

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WOW! First and foremost, I have to say I truly do not believe my husband and I could have gotten married in 2020 if it weren’t for Wendy, her team, and the 1812 Hitching Post! Many people have told us “I don’t know how y’all managed to plan a wedding during a pandemic”, but all the credit goes to Wendy. Wendy was so helpful throughout the planning process and happily answered my 1000 questions. Additionally, Wendy nailed my “vision” without much planning on my part. She was so sweet and welcoming from the first time I met her!

Wendy’s team was also phenomenal. The officiant kept the ceremony short and to the point while also engaging the guests (and getting a few laughs out of them!). The DJ kept the party going and was so friendly to all our guests. He cracked many jokes and was easy to talk to. Many guests raved about him! Additionally, the bartender was wonderful. She also made personal connections to wedding guests and was friendly but professional. The additional staff including set up/clean up crew were also friendly and welcoming. Lastly, our cake was PHENEMONAL (coming from a person who doesn’t like sweets!).

As for the day of the wedding, I did not have to worry about a SINGLE thing. I no joke “showed up” and did not question ceremony set up, reception set up, decorations, or anything as I witnessed Wendy’s team set up early day of. When I tell you they have it down to a science, they do! It was incredible to watch. I would classify myself as a “type A” person but had no stress or worries on the day of my wedding which is so unheard of.

One thing I would recommend would to be rent the guest cottage. A handful of my bridesmaids and I stayed in the guest cottage the night before, and my husband and I stayed there the night of. My girls and I did our hair and makeup together prior to moving to the Main house which gave the groom and groomsman a wonderful area to get ready!

I would recommend the 1812 Hitching Post to anyone! We had the most wonderful experience, and I could not imagine celebrating the most important day of my life any other way. Thanks to Wendy and her team for everything! Adam and I are so appreciative!

I recently got married here and I cant tell you how happy I was with how everything turned out. Wendy was amazing and is very down to earth. She makes you feel special, welcomed and she didnt make us feel rushed in any way. She took so many pictures and I cant wait to see them. I would hands down recommend this place to get married or have any event at. The property is amazing and beautiful. I am so glad I found this place. You will not be disappointed. The Waldrons are great!
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This post is long overdue but if I were to summarize this venue into a couple of words it would be excellent, quality and memorable. If you are looking for an outside venue, then look no further. This place without a doubt has everything you need and makes wedding planning a lot easier for bride and groom. For a very reasonable price, Wendy was able to cater my food, have my DJ and fix the whole venue. You won’t find anyone that can beat her price! The pictures here are absolutely phenomenal! Thank you Wendy, for everything you did for us! Getting married in the middle of a pandemic was not what I envisioned, but Wendy worked with us until it happened. This is the spot folks!

My husband and I decided to have a smaller, more intimate wedding and opted for a package that allowed for 20 people and around 5 hours of venue time. From the start, Wendy was diligent in her responses and presented all packages and options clearly with leaving room for customization wherever needed. She has an array of wedding packages that range from couple only elopements to weekend- long events, most of them being all-inclusive packages, and all of them being fantastically affordable! She honestly made deciding to get married here an effortless decision and was an immense joy to plan the wedding with throughout the process. She constantly kept my vision and priorities at heart when creating our unforgettable day. She got excited with me and I genuinely felt her happiness for my fiance’ and I. This esteemed lady and her family are the type of people who just love weddings! From the food, to the DJ to the coordination and photography; her team ensured every single part of the package was done to perfection and I worried about nothing except getting pretty and getting married. We just got our photos back almost two weeks after the wedding and they are phenomenal! :)))) If you’re in the market, the venue speaks for itself on their site’s photos… She has a perfect location indoor and out.

The entire staff was very polite and pleasant. I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better day. Not to mention a better price. We are already talking about renewing vows down the road just because we had so much fun on our wedding day… that’s all thanks to Mrs. Wendy, Rev. Waldron and their team at 1812, for the best day we could have envisioned and will remember for the rest of our lives.
Such a beautiful venue! Wendy has been nothing short of amazing to work with thru this process. My husband and I wanted a small simple wedding with about 30 guest. We started planning just about a year in advance and of course we picked a date that happened to fall right in the middle of a pandemic [COVID19]. Even through all of this Wendy has been right there to help me stay positive, answered every question I have had in a timely manner and even made the date that we had originally picked happen with a very intimate ceremony with just us and our parents so we could adhere to the under 10 people set forth by NC Governor. We can not wait to do “I Do” part 2 at The Hitching Post! If you are looking for a place to have your wedding this is a great option to look into… there are so many options no matter what you are looking for Wendy will do what she can to make it happen. It definitely took the stress of planning a wedding to a simple and wonderful experience for us.
Wendy was WONDERFUL; warm, kind and so happy to have us! They made our elopement so special despite the small size of it (6 people in total). Great communication, very accommodating and beautiful decorations and design. The grounds were breathtaking and made for amazing wedding portraits. The venue is perfect for any size wedding. We booked without seeing it in person and i will never regret it.We will definitely rent out their little cottage in the back in the future. Do not hesitate to book here!
My Husband and I got married at the 1812 Hitching Post and I have nothing but incredible things to say about our experience. The venue itself is beautiful and whimsical – nestled in the countryside. After a few minutes of being on-property during our initial visit, we knew this was where we wanted to host our wedding day. We had a small wedding, 14 people total, but we never once felt like a small fish in a big pond. The venue is incredibly versatile, and has options for both large and small weddings. Wendy was a dream to work with, and was so kind and lovely during the entire process! She was extremely welcoming and warm to both of our families and our friends who attended our wedding, and ensured everything was taken care of so that I could enjoy being on a cloud on the big day vs. being stuck in the details. Patrick, Wendy’s Husband, was the officiant for our ceremony – and he conducted everything so beautifully. Our ceremony was heartfelt and emotional, and we’re so glad to have had Patrick to guide us through. The 1812 staff were all so kind and sweet, and the DJ was absolutely fantastic. All of our ceremony music went off perfectly, and he played all of our suggestions and kept with the theme for the entire evening. Our friends and family had a fantastic time!

As a professional event planner for my career, it is hard to hand over all of the details – especially on such a personal day. However, I had complete trust and faith in Wendy! She and her team paid attention to every detail, and truly brought the vision of our wedding to life. I couldn’t have asked for a better venue, team to work with, or experience overall. It was incredible to have 90% of the details taken care of/included with the venue, which is not something you will find often. I feel so lucky to have found the 1812 Hitching Post for our wedding day, and we will forever fondly remember the incredible memories made there.

We live approximately 5 hours away from this venue…I had never heard of it prior to booking it. I was searching for an experience that would be all inclusive and allow us to just show up, yet still have fun celebrating. I wanted a non-stressful day, a day that I could just enjoy…a day that my family and friends could just spend time with us and enjoy before the wedding as well. We love DIY things; however, I wanted this to be different. We have the best family and friends in the world who would have stayed up all night the night before decorating if we asked them to; however, with the 1812 Hitching Post we didn’t have to!

I didn’t see the venue before I booked it, I just booked it by the photos and reviews I was able to find online. Sure there were a few negative reviews that made me a little timid about it, but man am I so glad I didn’t let them stop me! From the very beginning Wendy took time on the phone to answer every question I had, allowed payments to be made which kept it affordable, and she was quick to respond to any text message or email I sent. She prefers email communication so she can keep track of everything leading up to the day.

About a month prior to the wedding she sends a sheet for you to answer questions of what you want and how you want it. They have beautiful decor to select from…most pictured online! We gave her a list of songs (some not so popular) and picked a cake style displayed on their website.

I literally showed up the evening of our wedding. JUST SHOWED UP!!!!! Wendy and her husband are so sweet and accommodating. The home and landscaping are just breathtaking. It is an older home so don’t expect perfection, expect unbelievable history and character.

Our package included the decor for both the ceremony and reception (we only provided a couple flowers and small things), the officiant, DJ, cake, bartender, and food. The decor, perfection. The staff are just the sweetest and so professional! The food…DELICIOUS!!! The DJ, that man kept the party going until the moment we left!!!! The cake, beautiful and so tasty!!! The bartenders, kept the drinks coming and were so respectful of everyone.

If you’re wondering if you should go with this venue, please do! You won’t regret it. I had the most relaxing seamless day…and that would not have been possible without Wendy, her husband and her staff.

Wendy, from the bottom of my heart….thank you. I swear (not just because it was our wedding)….that was the best, most fun wedding I’ve been to in my life. Our guests raved about you guys!


We had the most romantic wedding I could have ever had!! The place is beautiful and they take care of everything!! I really love the room where my girls and I got dressed and ready it was so magical ?!!
So happy we found and chose the hitching post for our wedding venue in January 2019. I love that everything is handled for you and that meant less stress and worry for the bride and groom. This is a beautiful venue and so many choices were available. Wendy was so easy to work with and handled everything for us. The wedding, decorations, cake and the pictures all were handled for us and everything turned out perfectly!
If I could rate higher, I would. My husband and I were married here almost a month ago now. Wendy and I planned my wedding over the timeframe of about 1 year. Let me stop right here and say SHE IS INCREDIBLE. From the beginning, everything was on the table. Wendy never left me feeling in the dark or confused about what was offered. She and her team supply and offer SO much. Throughout the year of planning she was very easy to get a hold of if needed. She always responded within about an hour! I cannot say enough good things about 1812 Hitching Post, and I seriously suggest you to make an appointment to check out the property and meet with Wendy. The Big Day was MAGIC!! The only thing I would change is that I wish it didn’t end! Everything was beyond perfect (and I am a little bit of a control freak). Wendy and her team took the reigns and way over delivered. We had about 100 people, and every single person keeps telling us how beautiful the ceremony was and how much fun the reception was. It was so well organized, nothing went wrong at all. The music was fantastic, timing was on-point. Food was great! Cake was GORGEOUS AND DELICIOUS! I cannot even explain how perfect everything was. If you have a tiny inkling to consider 1812 for your wedding, GET IT BOOKED!!! You won’t regret it. If I could do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing. These guys know what they’re doing, and do it with grace. I had zero worries and I feel like I owe that all to Wendy. THANK YOU THANK YOU 1812 HP!!!

Wendy was amazing! The day was absolutely perfect. Wendy allowed me to email her sometimes up to 10 times a day. We would text each other and she let me communicate to her my vision. I cannot say enough about the venue, and Wendy. We were married at 1812 Hitching Post on April 14, 2018 and people are still coming up to my parents and telling them how pretty everything looked and how wonderful the day was. I will never forget how warm and open she was from our first meeting and I will always be eternally grateful for having her in my life to make my wedding day the best day of our lives!
Wendy was a breeze to work with. We were from out of town, and she made sure everything was exactly how we wanted it. She was extremely responsive to emails, and made sure everything was taken care of the day of the wedding.
Everything was perfect for what we were looking for. Very comfortable and a beautiful area to get ready!!!Loved it

The 1812 hitching post was wonderful! They made my day so stress free for me and it was everything I hoped it would be. Beautiful and so much fun!

Wendy and her team were extremely organized and treated Jamie and I like we were their only clients throughout the entire wedding process. Wendy was very flexible with any and all ideas I had and changes we made to the contract. I felt like I hardly had to lift a finger the entire planning process or the day of! Wendy’s checklist made things extremely easy to communicate my desires for decor and she decorated and planned around my themes. The planning seemed effortless and that was exactly what I wanted…I didn’t want to have to make a million decisions and find a million vendors…they did it all! The day of went perfectly! She had everything ready and beautifully decorated to with my ideas and suggestions in place. She was like a quiet ninja in the background organizing everyone and everything. We truly felt like she wasn’t just our wedding planner, but she was part of the family. Her attentiveness to our wants and needs was truly appreciated. My only advice…if you are like me and love to dance, I totally suggest investing in some extra hours. I would have liked the party to continue with more dancing, but overall I was extremely happy with our decision to use the HP!
 We decided to elope a day and a half prior to our wedding! The 1812 Hitching Post was close and lovely! The owners were very flexible and accommodating as well! This was a perfect venue for us and a wonderful value as well for any couple who want something more without any stress!
 1812 Hitching Post is an absolutely beautiful venue and the perfect place to have a wedding. Wendy is very easy to work with and really knowledgeable about everything that needs to happen for a flawless wedding! We were looking for an affordable place to have a small (less than 20 people) wedding and we couldn’t have been happier with our outcome at 1812 Hitching Post.

We had the most beautiful wedding at the 1812 Hitching Post. The dreaded planning process was stress free with Wendy by my side. I will recommend them over and over again.

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So glad I chose to have my wedding here! Everything went perfect and the location is beautiful! The service was great and everything was decorated exactly how I wanted. Perfect place with the perfect price!
I can’t say enough great things about the 1812 Hitching Post! We just got married in October and our day was perfect. I know every couple probably thinks their wedding day is perfect but ours was truly the best. Wendy and her staff went above and beyond our expectations. We live about four hours away from the venue and only visited twice before the wedding, so our correspondence was mainly through email. Wendy quickly responded and was attentive; thoroughly answering every question, concern, and thought. We really just gave her a basic idea of what we wanted and she took it and ran. On our wedding day, I was blown away at how beautiful it was. It was amazing to see how our day come to life. And most importantly, Wendy and her staff kept the wedding running on time, they were kind to us and our families, were respectful, and fun. So, so, fun. We even stayed in the cottage attached to the venue for the wedding night. It was a perfect end to our perfect day.
Wendy was so easy to work with. She was always quick to answer questions and was extremely helpful, even when I sprang last minute changes on her (oops). The Hitching Post is a gorgeous venue. I was going to have my wedding outside on the side lawn, but it was rainy and cool that day, so it was under the tent instead, which had ample room for everything. Even though I was upset with the weather, the staff decorated everything so beautifully that it ended up not mattering a bit about the weather. My wedding could not have been more perfect. The reception was so much fun and the staff was very discreet about cleaning up plates after people finished eating. Their DJ did a great job with the music and pacing the events. The food was delicious and the ice cream bar was a wonderful addition! My cake turned out exactly like I wanted. My photos are amazing. Their photographer is so easy to work with and such a sweet girl. I can’t recommend The Hitching Post enough. If you haven’t checked into it, do it! You won’t regret it!
 Wendy and the staff at the Hitching Post are amazing! They make everything stress free. They include everything with your contact except alcohol which makes planning so much easier. Wendy was always responsive and willing to help! My wedding was perfect and I would reccomend the Hitching Post to any and bride!!
You guys helped make our day absolutely perfect and we so appreciate it! The photos are just great!!

Love love love Wendy and her staff. It was so easy and gorgeous!!

I loved everything about my wedding at the 1812 Hitching Post! Wendy was a professional and helpful coordinator, from the beginning of the planning process to the end of the celebration. The food was delicious, the venue was decorated beautifully, the DJ enhanced an amazing reception, and the photography captured all the highlights of the festivities. We could not have imagined a more perfect wedding!


Wendy and her team at the 1812 Hitching Post are talented professionals who helped us design and carry out the perfect wedding. My husband and I fell in love with the beauty of the location the first time we visited and it provided a vivid backdrop to our celebration. Wendy was an amazing partner in the planning process, even though I was doing much of the planning from a distance. Her passion for her work was evident in everything she did to prepare for the wedding day and she handled it with absolute calm and aplomb, ensuring that I considered all the little details I would otherwise have overlooked. The result was the simply elegant wedding we had envisioned from the start. Reverend Waldron officiated a poignant ceremony, Taylor took beautiful photos by running all over the place, and the food was delicious and worked around all our allergy needs. Wendy and her team made the planning and implementation easy so that my husband and I could fully enjoy the day. Thank you, 1812 Hitching Post, for helping us celebrate our love!


I had the wedding I had always dreamed about. Everything was perfect down to the last detail. Wendy was a pleasure to work with!


Wendy & the gang at 1812 hitching post did a fantastic job & truly made our wedding day perfect!! The food was great, the venue was absolutely gorgeous and Wendy went out of her way to make sure that we were happy!!!Wendy thanks for everything you are awesome, thanks for making my special day feel like a fairy tale!!!!I would recommend the hitching post to anyone, please check it out you will not be disappointed!!!!


The venue at 1812 hitching post is simply amazing. Landscaping and flowers are beautiful. Wendy is without a doubt a wedding planner miracle worker. She went above an beyond to help make are wedding dream come true. And all the staff at the venue are so wonderful and very professional. Thanks everyone.
I had several things I needed to change throughout the wedding process from the time that I booked the venue and they were always so willing to accommodate my changes. I had them do all my decorations, food, cake and photography and am so pleased with the results! My cake looked exactly like the picture I sent them and tasted great as well! They do a great job with keeping you on schedule for how you wanted your wedding day to go so that things don’t get forgotten in the shuffle as it is a very hectic day.
They gave us the perfect wedding at a great price, such a beautiful venue. Living out of state, I couldn’t have had it any easier. With everything included and the planning done for me I couldn’t have asked for more. :)


Our wedding at Hitching Post was truly the best day of our lives! Wendy and her staff decorated and made our wedding what we had always envisioned. Wendy responds to all emails and planning very quickly and helps arrange and organize anything you need. Our theme was burlap and lace with a rustic theme and Wendy noted my vision and decorated the most beautiful wedding. There was brilliant sunshine on our day but it was also the coldest day of the year so Wendy even helped arrange an extra tent and heaters to make the reception more comfortable. I highly recommend having your wedding at the 1812 Hitching Post!
Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue
If you want a worry-free wedding, this is the venue for you. Lots of choices on food, decorations, etc. The wedding cake was beautiful and delicious. It was nice to come and enjoy the day and then leave, without having to clean-up. We were blessed with beautiful weather, but it is nice to know if there is rain, they have a huge tent and the wedding will still go on as planned. I can’t speak highly enough of our experience with this venue


I can not say enough positive things about Wendy & the 1812 Hitching Post. From day 1 Wendy was such an amazing person to work with. She made the planning process as stress free as possible for me. On my Wedding Day my Groom & I had nothing to worry about which allowed us to enjoy our special day. I had the Wedding of my dreams and owe it all to her & the 1812 Hitching Post. Thanks again Wendy!!!

Chelsea & Lee

Most amazing experience from start to finish! The venue is beautiful and easy to get to. The wedding planner & owner, Wendy, is professional and extremely helpful & super sweet. I would not change anything. It is an all in one venue which as a bride made my life and planning super easy and stress free. The 1812 Hitching Post made our day as perfect as it could get! I will recommend this venue to anyone! Deserves more than 5 stars!


Wendy and the staff at 1812 Hitching Post are all fantastic. My wedding was everything that I could have hoped for. The DJ is amazing, the food was fantastic, the photographers took lots of photos, and the decorations were gorgeous. Wendy is very patient and accomodating. I would highly recommend 1812 Hitching Post to anyone.

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This is a lovely place to get married and Wendy is the best to work with the help sculpt and develop and budget and package that is tailored just for you. I would highly recommend a visit/tour, our photo’s are breathetaking!


The 1812 Hitching Post and Wendy gave us the perfect wedding day. Planning the event was a breeze and Wendy was very flexible to what we wanted. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful, the flowers were in full bloom and everything was green and vibrant. Unfortunately it was a bit rainy on our day but it didnt slow things down at all and our pictures somehow reflect a beautiful day. Couldn’t be more pleased with the overall experience!!


She was amazing and captured great memories! We recommend her highly!!


I wanted an all-inclusive wedding venue that was beautiful and affordable. 1812 Hitching Post Farm was the perfect venue. The house and grounds are gorgeous. Our guests haven’t stopped talking about how lovely the location was and how great the wedding and reception were.Wendy and staff exceeded our expectations. From the first contact up through the wedding day, Wendy responded promptly to every request. Although she was working with additional clients, she made me feel as if I were her only client. She was very flexible as I kept making changes up until a couple weeks before the wedding.My event was small with only 12 guests. Our package included a “mini” reception with cake and beverages, but since all our guests were from out of town, we wanted to offer more than “just” cake. (By the way, the cake tasted great and looked beautiful — just like I had pictured it. Patrick made my vision a reality.) Wendy tailored the package to meet OUR requests. We worked with an outside caterer (Salem Kitchen), and Wendy handled the rest — the buffet, the reception tables, all decorated in our colors of course.

All of my planning was made long distance, and other than the website photos, I never saw anything until I pulled into the driveway minutes before my wedding. The wedding and reception ran smoothly, no glitches. Wendy helped create my dream wedding at a budget price. I can’t imagine a better experience, and highly recommend the Hitching Post for your wedding.

Everything was perfect for our wedding day (the weather, decorations, etc.)!!
We had so many complements on how nice, fun and relaxing the wedding/reception turned out and how lovely the location was for a wedding!!
We both thank you for everything you’ve done to make our wedding day so special and in such a short amount of time!!
We love the Hitching Post!!
Wedding: 1+ year ago

excellent service from day one until the big day everything was handle with no distress- Wendy was wonderful and professional I definetly recommend the Hitching Post to my family and anybody


I am going to begin my experience with 1812HP like this. I am nothing but amazed and astounded of how gorgeous and amazing the 1812HP is along with it’s owners .I can tell you this, this place speaks for itself. Wendy is amazing! The house is gorgeous and it definitely takes you back to the 1800’s the moment you step in the door. To the wood floors throughout and antique rugs, to the wood staircase that takes you up to the bridal room,or the stone floor in the kitchen that wraps around to the buffet area. The property has nothing but beautiful 100+ year old trees all around the farm, along with blooming tree’s, to tree’s getting ready for the fall. If you are looking for an amazing venue and gorgeous surroundings this is the place!Wendy worked with us from the colors of our overlays, to the flowers in the mason jars that lined the aisle’s. For her to go into great detail of the centerpieces for our tables and reception area, with bundles of twine hanging from above. She took my ideas of my colors and she intertwined everything to flow together so perfectly. I gave her an idea of a Rustic Wedding, and she ran with it. I didn’t even know what anything looked like till I drove up the driveway on my wedding day! Wendy made it a story book fairy tale wedding!

There is nothing I can really say about our photos. They honestly speak for themselves! If you don’t believe me take a look at the amazing job that Wendy did on our day under Michelle and Jeremy’s October wedding. I have been told by so many people who were at the wedding and those who didn’t make it that our pictures are breathtaking. Wendy and her staff made everything so seamless as if this is something they do in their sleep.
Wendy and her Husband are AWESOME at what they do! My day that I will remember for the rest of my life could not have gone any better.

A Perfect Place for a Perfect Day!   

A great big “Thank You” goes out to Wendy and her staff at the 1812 Hitching Post. She and her team did a phenomenal job in making our day so very special and memorable for us and all of our friends and family. I knew that the Hitching Post was the place for us when a patient of mine recommended it and said, “the wedding coordinator (Wendy) is extremely organized and on top of things and takes care of it ALL for you”. Location is always important for a wedding, but for me the person who would be in charge of the whole event mattered just as much as the setting. My “Type A”, controlling, and obsessive personality makes it hard for me to release the reins and let someone else run the show. Wendy never missed a beat and made me feel confident in her skills immediately. She answered every question and email promptly (and some days I sent several), making wonderful suggestions along the way and erasing all of my concerns. Her caring personality, positive attitude, and true desire to make our wedding special warmed my heart. Thanks to Wendy, I can honestly say that I never gave a single thought on my wedding day to any of the details I would normally be stressing over. I entrusted the entire day to her and her team, and it was better than we could have ever imagined. She puts her heart and soul into every bride and groom and takes a personal interest in every wedding she hosts. I think this is how she is able to make the day so personal and special for each couple. She truly is very gifted at her job and she is what makes the Hitching Post such an ideal place to get married. As for the food, cake, decorations, music, and grounds….everything was perfect! Our family and friends have nothing but warm and positive things to say about it all. I think that everyone who attended experienced a caring and loving atmosphere from the attentiveness demonstrated by Wendy and her staff. There was definitely an ambiance of happiness and togetherness that belongs at a wedding. Cheers to Wendy and her team for making everyone feel welcome and have such a wonderful time! It was truly a dream come true for Todd and I and the memories will forever be will all of us who attended.

Stress Free Wedding Of My Dreams  

My Husband And I Got Married At The 1812 Hitching Post. It Was The Wedding Of My Dreams. As The Bride, You May Think That The Day Will Be Very Stressful, But I Can Tell You From Experience, Having My Wedding At The Hitching Post Was ANYTHING BUT That. Everything That I Asked For Was Taken Care Of. I Don’t Remember Being Stressed One Bit. I Was Able To Enjoy My Day Without Worrying About Anything. Wendy & Her Staff Made My Dreams A Reality. If I Wanted Something That Wendy Didn’t Have, She Got It For Me. The Decorations That I Wanted Were Perfect. I Chose A Picture Of The Cake That I Wanted And Sent It To Them. The Cake Decorator Is Amazing. He Matched The Picture To My Cake Perfectly. The DJ Was Amazing. He Really Made Me Feel Special And Like My Opinon Was The Only One That Mattered. The Food Was More Than Good. ! I’ve Heard Stories From Other Brides That They Didn’t Get To Eat The Day Of Their Wedding, But Not Us!! Wendy And Her Staff Made Sure My Husband & I Were The First Ones In Line!!! I Think The BEST Thing About The Whole Thing Was That After My Husband & I Said Our Goodbyes And Left….Our Parents Got To Do The Same. They Didn’t Have To Stay Afterwards And Clean Anything. They Didn’t Have To Take Down Chairs Or Tables. All They Had To Do Was Get In Their Cars And Drive Home. Thank You Wendy & Staff For Making My Day A Memory Forever. With Love, Ryan & Jill Preslar

best wedding ever   

our wedding day was amazing. the staff and planners of the hitching post made everything so easy and possible. everyone was kind and they catered to my needs. the fact that they are also a one stop shop made planning a wedding with them easy; it took so much of the other stresses out of planning and looking for other vendors. our wedding day would not have been the same with the hitching post and it’s staff. my husband says there is not a thing he would change about our wedding and he would live it every day if he could. our cake was outstandingly beautiful and delicious, our food was great, the photography was amazing, and our dj was able to get songs that my groom decided on that day he wanted played. my wedding would not have been possible without the hitching post. i would not have wanted it any other way! IT WAS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT in every way!

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome   

The 1812 Hitching Post is a wonderful venue to be married in. Wendy and her staff are truly experts in the field! The place was decorated beautifully and was exactly what we dreamed of. The food was delicious as was the gorgeous cake. The professional photography was truly amazing as well. We would highly recommend The 1812 Hitching Post to any couple.

Flawless Day   

I live out of state and was so thankful to find this package venue with so many services provided by Wendy and her family. She is extremely organized and detail oriented, on my wedding day I saw all my plans and visions unfold around me to the smallest detail. There are also lots of good vendors available in the area (limo, hotel, florists) that she will recommend. I can’t believe the pictures, it looks like something out of a movie. I am 100% satisfied and really recommend this venue to anyone who wants to get married outdoors in North Carolina.


The Hitching Post made things so easy for a soon-to-be bride with a full time job! They handle everything! They not only provided a beautiful wedding complete with great food, wonderful cake, gorgeous set up, tons of great pictures, but also help with planning things down to the smallest detail. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for an outside venue with that down home country feel to it. I got married in the fall and it was beautiful! Wendy was more then willing to help my fiance and I plan! We are very thankful!


I could not have asked for a better venue. They take care of everything (you get to pick out what you want and they do it all on site)…you pay one flat price. Very flexible and want the bride to be happy!

Dream come true   

Perfect venue for an outdoor wedding. All inclusive package with personalization allowed which equals stress free planning!

Leigh Anna Arnold
” I love the 1812 Hitching Post! Everything went perfect. All my guest loved the music, food, and cake. Wendy and her staff made everything so stress free. It was worth every dollar. I am telling everyone to get married here.
Leigh Anna & Travis

Rachel Hurt Miceli

” Absolutely amazing! To quote a bride below “I think I am the only bride that can ever say I did not have a single thing go wrong on my wedding day, not even things you can’t control.” Wendy and her staff took my concept and ideas and made them a reality for a ceremony and reception that guests will never forget. From the decorations to the food (which was awesome) to the tiniest detail, everything was perfect. I have friends wishing that they were getting married so that they could book the Hitching Post.

-Thank you for everything :)

Rachel & Tony Miceli

Ann Langley-Striegel

” We had our twin daughters Sweet 16 Birthday party at 1812 Hitching Post..Beautiful place! Great staff! Helped make two picky 16 year old girls very happy! DJ was great! Food was good! Cake was amazing! I would recommend this place for any party occasion! Very happy with our experience. Our daughters said it will be something they remember forever.

Kristen Broome
” I think I am the only bride that can ever say I did not have a single thing go wrong on my wedding day, not even things you can’t control. From the perfect weather in June with beautiful sunsets and a full moon to every last detail planned. I was so glad I could just tell you a simple idea of the reception and the staff was able to have full reign on what to do and I knew it would turn out wonderful, which it did and so much more.

Thank you for everything and the amazing photos and wedding book we received. Also for helping me with my bridal portrait fiasco.

-Lee and Kristen Broome

Ashley Martin Campbell

” The wedding was PERFECT and went so much more smoothly than I ever expected! Seriously there isn’t anything I would have changed, Wendy and her staff were amazing and took care of everything! I recommend the 1812 Hitching Post to anyone that wants a beautiful wedding that is truly hassle free. You will be hard pressed to find another place that offers a complete wedding package and is willing to be as flexible as 1812 Hitching Post is!!!

Thank You for everything!