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 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 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.
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.
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
” 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.
” 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!