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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, creating a sense of well-being and fostering 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 reconnecting people to the heart of nature.

Destination Timberlake Stay for the weekend!

Learn more about holding a “Destination Wedding” weekend at Timberlake with accommodations and retreat space for up to 25 guests Friday-Sunday!




“TES is different. It offers a peaceful tucked away area where you and your guests feel you are part of the nature, not just a visitor or observer. The pine tree cathedral ceremony space is so unique and beautiful. It feels like a woodland fairytale. Walking down the “aisle” to my now husband while my dress rustled through the leaves and pine needles is a moment I’ll never forget.”

                                                                                                                                        — Emily, 2021

A Wedding in the Woods

Timberlake is a hidden treasure in the heart of North Carolina, situated on a 165-acre nature preserve embraced by pine and hardwood forests and encircled by Lake Mackintosh. There is no need to rush while you celebrate 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. So while you prepare 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, so our goal is to make you feel at ease, confident and well cared for. At Timberlake, you and your guests will notice a distinct difference in your sense of well-being as you spend the weekend immersed in the peace, calm, and loving presence of the natural world!




Muir Photography

“TES was amazing to work with! We live out of state, and Cyndy was so willing to work with us and accommodate our unusual circumstances to make sure everything went off without a hitch. The site itself is GORGEOUS and so much bigger than we realized, and our entire group loved the location and variety. TES was perfect for our dream woodland wedding!”

                                                                                      –Lauren, 2023

Venue Features

Ceremonial Sites

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  charming, three-story Treehouse features a main “round room” perfect for gathering, dressing, and getting ready; a fully stocked kitchen, a cozy bedroom with a double bed, clean sheets, a feather comforter, fresh towels and a deck with chairs. Wedding parties may use the space for rehearsal dinners, dressing areas, and overnight accommodations. 

A beautiful wrap-around deck offers plenty of outdoor seating. 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 where you can sit out on the deck, listen to the serenade of night sounds and revel in the loving embrace of nature.


Friday at noon to 2:00 p.m. Sunday

  June 15th & 29th still available!

Fall 2024 is booked except for September 7th.

We’ve taken our popular weekend Wedding package to the next level by adding in the updated Timberlake North! Bring your family and friends along for a unique “ön-farm” weekend celebration, Enjoy our fully renovated Barn, 13  new Hestia “glamping” tents on wooden platforms, and a rustic stone fire circle.

The Destination package includes all of the services and amenities of the Weekend Package plus exclusive use of Timberlakes Barn and Tent Village. Included are overnight accommodations for up to 25 guests and access to our three-and-a-half miles of hiking trails for the entire weekend.

Our newly remodeled, solar-powered Barn is 2,500 square feet of airconditioned and heated space with a spacious kitchen with dining area, gathering space with a wood stove, bathrooms with showers, laundry facilities, two offices with futons, and an upstairs bonus room that can function as a yoga studio, game room, or an additional dining area.

Make your wedding a sacred, once-in-a-lifetime experience for you, your family, and your friends, surrounded by the beauty of nature and the peace and tranquility of Timberlake Earth Sanctuary.




Muir Photography

“Timberlake Earth Sanctuary provided the most beautiful dream wedding weekend that we could ever ask for. The staff is responsive, attentive and some of the kindest people we have ever met!”

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Our packages are designed for couple’s who want to slow down and move at nature’s pace–couples who long for a serene and stress-free wedding weekend. Here at Timberlake, we offer couples the opportunity to celebrate the wholeness of their love in the sacred presence of the natural world.

Weekend Wedding Package

Friday noon to Sunday noon

June 15th, August 31st & September 7th still available for 2024

This popular package gives you complete access to Timberlake South for two full days. This package accommodates up to 150 guests and offers you and your partner lovely options on the land for holding your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception. You will have access to the Woodlands wedding site, two dressing areas, Gaia’s Garden, the Orchard, and our Wedding Tent and Court. It also includes two nights in our special Treehouse Wedding Suite, surrounded by trees and overlooking a beautiful pond. You may choose from several ceremony sites and explore woodlands, meadows, walking trails, and so much more! This is a wonderful package for couples who wish to immerse themselves in a magical outdoor wedding experience. Added features include 24 white benches, onsite personnel, and golf cart shuttles.

Intimate Wedding Package

Sunday 2pm – Monday 2pm

2024 dates still available

This is the ideal package for a small wedding with family and close friends. We offer couples 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

2024 dates still available

This package is perfect for a couple who wants to share a simple and sweet wedding with a small number of loved ones in a natural setting. Guests are limited to 18 and couples have access to The Treehouse and Woodlands ceremony site for 10 hours. The ceremony is held in our Woodland Sanctuary, and afterward, celebrate with your loved ones in our Treehouse or around the fire circle. While you are here, we encourage you and your guests to enjoy our walking trails and lovely scenic overlooks.

Tours are by appointment only. We also offer virtual tours.

All our packages allow you the freedom to choose your own vendors!

If your date or options are not available, we recommend the beautiful and unique Sanctuary Farm in Chapel Hill, NC

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“Timberlake was the perfect place to have our wedding. Their woodlands ceremony spot allowed us to have the enchanted forest wedding of our dreams. Their garden was adorable for our cocktail hour and the tent is large and twinkles with market lights for a romantic reception. The whole property makes you want to slow down and relax, which is much needed on such a big day. Cyndy and Carolyn are such kind people and made us feel like family…We absolutely adored Timberlake, everybody who works there, and the magical memories we made in such a gorgeous place.”

                                                                                                 –Molly, 2023