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Natalie E. Photography

We Welcome You!

Timberlake Earth Sanctuary is a home-grown, conscious wedding venue that fosters sustainability, wellbeing and a love for our Earth.

Our venue offers a serene and intimate setting for celebrating your Sacred Union. Here we welcome love in ALL forms, honor diversity, and celebrate what makes us different and what truly makes us whole. This is your day to create and express your love as you imagine it. We hold dearly the sanctuary of your heart and are committed to providing you with a deeply personal, peaceful and stress-free experience for you and your family. Here, nature engages and holds you in her embrace on your special day. By choosing Timberlake Earth Sanctuary, you are protecting our relationship with Earth and supporting us in the work of bringing people back to the heart of nature.

 

 

 

“We feel so fortunate that we found Timberlake Earth Sanctuary for our wedding! We could not have found a more gorgeous, unique and more welcoming venue.”   Laura, 2016

Let Time Unwind

Leave behind the hustle bustle of everyday living and enter the sanctuary of the wild. This moment in your life only happens once, and we care deeply that you feel present, at ease, and well taken care of.

Our venue is a hidden treasure in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina, situated on a 165-acre nature preserve surrounded by woodlands and encircled by Lake Mackintosh. You don’t have to rush when you’re celebrating your wedding at Timberlake. Not only do we offer a selection of four beautiful outdoor ceremony sites, but we provide you with exclusive access to the Earth Sanctuary. While preparing for your wedding event, you and your guests will also have access to our meditative walking trails, scenic overlooks, quiet ponds, and breathtaking views of Lake Mackintosh.

Here, you and your guests will notice a distinct difference in well-being; a sense of peace and calm will be felt after a weekend spent in the natural world surrounded by the healing elements of earth, water, fire and fresh air!

 

 

 

Muir Photography

“The untouched beauty of nature surrounds you as soon as you pull into Timberlake and it’s as if you’re transported into a magical woodland. The towering trees, blooming flowers, chirping birds, and beautiful lake makes for a serene experience that you simply have to see in person.”   Taylor, 2017

Venue Features

Ceremonial Sites

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    Woodlands – MorningWild Photography
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    Woodlands – MorningWild Photography
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    Woodlands – Natalie E Photography
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    Woodlands – Amanda Sutton Photography
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    Woodlands – Jennifer Strange Photography
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    Woodlands – MorningWild Photography
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    Woodlands – Muir Photography
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    Woodlands – Amanda Sutton Photography
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    Orchard – TheSacredWild Photography
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    Orchard – Jameykay & Arlie Photography
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    Orchard Ceremony – Mabyn Ludke Photography
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    Orchard – Jessica James Photography
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    Pond
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    Pond – Muir Photography
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    Pond – MorningWild Photography
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    Pond – Jameykay & Arlie Photography
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    Gaia’s Garden – TheSacredWild Photography
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    Gaia’s Garden – TheSacredWild Photography
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    Gaia’s Garden – TheSacredWild Photography
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    Gaia’s Garden – Jameykay & Arlie Photography
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    Gaia’s Garden – TheSacredWild Photography
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    Gaia’s Garden – The Family Films

Woodlands – A magical, earthy ceremony site tucked in a forest cathedral that will take your breath away! This intimate space is encircled by majestic pines, surrounded with rows of handmade oak benches, and is infused with the sweet aromas of cedar. This special site provides a feeling of timelessness as Earth quietly embraces your sacred moment. The sound of birdsong and rustling of leaves call each person to the present moment.

Orchard – An elegant, partially tree-shaded ceremony site that provides a grand and expansive outdoor setting for your wedding. Beautifully tended to, this park-like space is sweet, simple, and classy. Meander through the soft green grass, feel the warmth of sun on your face, and bask in the light of this grace-filled moment.

Pond – An intimate ceremony site that offers a stunning view! This peaceful spot overlooking Timberlake’s upper pond provides a gentle and calming atmosphere to soothe your soul. It’s the perfect space for couples who wish to include the element of water to their wedding ceremony.

Gaia’s Garden – A sweet and colorful ceremony site for a small wedding, cocktail party, or for guests to stroll through. Enjoy the beauty of the rose bushes, grape vines, and fish pond. This unique site brings a profusion of flowers in the spring, lush foliage in the summer, and the abundance of life and love all year round. 

Reception Tent & Court

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    Wedding Court & Tent – Mabyn Ludke Photography
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    Tent Interior – Jameykay & Arlie Photography
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    Tent & Court – Muir Photography
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    DJ – Jameykay & Arlie Photography
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    Round Table Setup – Mabyn Ludke Photography
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    Outdoor Restrooms – Natalie E. Photography
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    Fire Ambiance – Muir Photography
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    Long Table Dining Setup – Natalie E. Photography
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    Special Moments – Jameykay & Arlie Photography
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    Courtyard Lounge Setup – Muir Photography
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    Postcard Notes to the Couple – Jameykay & Arlie Photography
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    Food Truck – Christina Karst Photography
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    Muir Photography
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    Sweet & Simple Dining – Amanda Sutton Photography
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    Dessert Table – MorningWild Photography
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    Eclectic Dining – Muir Photogtaphy
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    Court Lounge Setup – Muir Photography
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    A Memorable Exit – Natalie E. Photography

Our elegant wedding tent offers a sophisticated space for an incredible reception celebration and can accommodate up to 150 people. Settled in the pines, our wedding tent and court is the epicenter of Timberlake. Situated next to the Orchard and across from Gaia’s Garden, it offers easy access to the pond, fields, walking trails and major landmarks.

The tent sits atop a beautifully designed concrete court and features delicate string lighting. It’s an open space full of possibility and is ready to be transformed into your creation! It also includes an extension for catering or storage and walls for rain or shine. The court is encircled by backlit bushes and boasts a generous fire pit that creates a warm ambiance and inviting atmosphere. With ample space, the court is perfect for setting up a band or DJ, hanging out by the fire, and dancing all night long. 

The reception space also offers a designated smoking area right off the court as well as thoughtfully designed and fully equipped restrooms.

Treehouse Wedding Suite

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    The Treehouse – Silver Feather Studios
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    Treehouse Exterior & Landscape – Jameykay & Arlie Photography
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    Treehouse Exterior – Jameykay & Arlie Photography
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    Treehouse Kitchen
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    Hanging gowns – Natalie E. Photography
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    Interior Details – Jameykay & Arlie Photography
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    Treehouse Wedding Suite
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    Bedroom details – Jameykay & Arlie Photography

Intimately nestled in the forest, the TreeHouse is a charming three-story home featuring a main “round room” perfect for gathering, dressing, and getting ready; a cozy bedroom with a double bed, clean sheets, a feather comforter, fresh towels and a deck with rocking chairs; and a fully stocked kitchen. The space may be used by wedding parties for rehearsal dinners, dressing areas, and overnight accommodations. 

A generous and beautiful wrap-around deck offers plenty of outdoor seating options. This is a great place to enjoy meals while taking in the sounds and sights of nature. Outside the Treehouse is a fire pit, access to trails and two beautiful ponds just a short walk away. 

End your wedding evening with your beloved here at our Treehouse Wedding Suite in the second story bedroom where you can sit out on the deck and be surrounded and embraced by the wonder and intimacy of the natural world.

 

 

 

Muir Photography

“Carolyn and the team at Timberlake don’t feel like wedding vendors but truly become family. They are incredibly welcoming and make you feel right at home in their little piece of paradise tucked away in the trees.”  Emily, 2017

Packages

The nature of our packages are designed for couple’s who want to slow down and move at nature’s pace and who long for a serene and stress-free weekend wedding experience. They are for couples who wish to celebrate the wholeness of their love while held in the serenity of Earth’s presence.

Weekend Wedding Package

Friday noon – Sunday noon

This is our most popular package which offers exclusive access to the Earth Sanctuary for two full days and accommodates a guest size of 150 people. This offers you and your partner space to hold a rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception. You are also given the option to utilize all of our available spaces for your special day, including two dressing areas, Gaia’s Garden, the Orchard, and our Wedding Tent and Court. It also includes a special Treehouse Wedding Suite for two nights, surrounded by the trees and overlooking water. You can look forward to choosing from several ceremony sites, visiting our friendly farm animal friends, exploring woodlands, fields and 4.5 miles of walking trails, and so much more! This is the perfect package for couples who want to immerse themselves in the magic of their wedding experience. Added features include 24 white benches, onsite personnel, and golf cart shuttles.

Intimate Wedding Package

Sunday 2pm – Monday 2pm

This is the ideal package for a small wedding with family and close friends. We offer couples exclusive access to the Earth Sanctuary for one full day and a guest size of 35 people. This includes our stunning woodland ceremony site tucked in the forest, enveloped by towering trees, and surrounded with rows of handmade oak benches. Enjoy an intimate reception held at our Treehouse after the ceremony, with access to trails, woodlands and ponds! Our package also includes a special Treehouse Wedding Suite for one night, where you can relax after an evening of celebration and wake up to the sounds of nature!

Elopement Wedding Package

Sunday 2pm – 12am

This package is perfect for a couple who wants to share a simple and sweet wedding with a small number of loved ones. Couples are given access to the Earth Sanctuary for 10 hours and a guest size of 15 people. The ceremony is held in our Woodland Sanctuary, a unique wedding site tucked in the forest. Afterward, celebrate your union with your circle of loved ones at our Treehouse which overlooks the pond and has access to trails. 

“If you are looking for an outdoor wedding venue you have found the right place! This venue is absolutely breathtaking! So many beautiful hiking trails and places to go see! We got married in the woodlands and it was wonderful! Getting to use the venue the entire weekend was a major life saver! If you are able to swing it and have time, rent the treehouse out for an extra day so you’re not stressing trying to clean up after your wedding the next morning! Carolyn is a dream to work with, you can tell she completely loves what she does and loves being apart of the weddings that are held at Timberlake!”

Abbi, 2017