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Natalie E. Photography
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Timberlake Earth Sanctuary is an outdoor wedding venue located in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Our team is dedicated to sustainability, wellbeing and a love for our Earth.
Timberlake offers a serene and intimate setting for celebrating your special day. We understand that this is your day to create and express your love as you imagine it and are committed to providing you with a deeply personal, peaceful and stress-free experience for you and your family. In choosing Timberlake Earth Sanctuary you are also helping to protect our relationship to Earth by supporting our work of “healing the human-earth-divine relationship” and bringing people back to the heart of nature.
“The Timberlake property is sacred to us – there is just something about the land and the way in which the caretakers protect it and share its story that is deeply meaningful to us. We chose the property for its natural beauty, for the professionalism of the staff, and for the way in which they honored our wishes, exhibiting flexibility to accommodate our every need. Thank you Timberlake!” Jeanie, 2020
A Wedding in the Woods
Timberlake is a hidden treasure in the heart of North Carolina, situated on a 165-acre nature preserve surrounded by woodlands and encircled by Lake Mackintosh. There is no need to rush while you’re celebrating your special day with us. Not only do we offer a selection of four beautiful outdoor ceremony sites, but we provide you with access to the Earth Sanctuary for up to 48 hours. While preparing for your wedding event, you and your guests have access to our walking trails, scenic overlooks, quiet ponds and breathtaking views of Lake Mackintosh.
This moment in your life only happens once and we care deeply that you feel present, at ease and well taken care of. 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!
“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
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.
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
Our elegant wedding tent offers space for an incredible reception celebration and can accommodate up to 150 people. 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
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 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.
*NEW FOR 2022* DESTINATION WEDDING PACKAGE
Friday at noon to 3:00 PM Sunday
September 25, 2021 still open, limited dates for 2022, and we are accepting reservations for 2023!
We’re taking our popular weekend Wedding package to the next level! Add the all new Timberlake North: our fully renovated Barn and 13 brand new Hestia “glamping” tents on wooden platforms with a wonderful stone fire circle, bring your friends and family, and settle in for a unique “on-farm” weekend celebration with your dearest and nearest. This gives you all of the amenities of the Weekend package plus the use of the Barn and Tent Village, providing overnight accommodations for up to 20-25 of your friends and family with exclusive access to Timberlake Earth Sanctuary and 4.5 miles of hiking trails for the entire weekend. The solar powered Barn is 2,500 feet of fully conditioned space, with a caterer’s kitchen, a dining area, a gathering space with a woodstove, bathrooms with showers, laundry facilities, two offices with futons, WiFi, an upstairs bonus room that can function as an extra dining space, yoga studio, game room.
Celebrate this sacred, once-in-a-lifetime. moment with the wedding of your dreams under the trees and a Destination Nature experience, filled with special memories with family and friends.
“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
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.
“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!”