jump on the bus!

Welcome to the Bus Tour of Chapel Hill's premier event venues! A first-of-its-kind, curated day experience that will showcase the best this southern part of heaven has to offer. From unique venues to incredible vendors, this tour is the perfect way to plan your wedding day in Chapel Hill. So jump on the bus and let's get started!


Where all roads lead to your dream venue.


That's a wrap! 

Many thanks to all of the venues, sponsors, wedding pros, and attendees who made this a successful inaugural event. Join us for The Wedded Joyride in 2024. Check back for details.

who is this event for?

  • Newly engaged couples looking for their dream venue. Have a venue booked already? Come anyway. There will be plenty of amazing vendors and ideas for your inspiration.
  • Couples looking for a sweet location for photo session, shower, or a rehearsal dinner
  • We believe love is love so ALL couples are welcomed!

Enter to Win Prizes!!

Visit each venue to be entered into a drawing to win one of five amazing prizes! Prizes include:

  • $1000 towards a wedding Invitation Suite from MINTED
  • Tulle & Pearl Bow + Pearl Drop Earrings from @chapelmarketbrides and $500 towards ceremony music from JOHN DOWNING
  • $100 gift card to Il Palio Restaurant at SIENA HOTEL and $250 Gift card to OLMAZ JEWELERS
  • Couples Massage from HAND & STONE MASSAGE & FACIAL SPA and 1 night stay at SHERATON CHAPEL HILL
  • $50 gift card for one of CHAPEL HILL RESTAURANT GROUP's family of restaurants, a Free night AirBNB at The Little Cabin at ROCK QUARRY FARM, and $75 voucher for floral preservation by PRESERVED BY CHELSEA
  • Complimentary 1 night stay at ALOFT CHAPEL HILL and a custom backdrop by MOODIE & CO.

To be officially entered: Get your prize card punched at each stop on the tour, then drop it at your last venue.

Prizes will be drawn the following day on Instagram, so follow along! Winners will also be notified by email.

 Good luck!

Don't worry if you're running behind, we'll ensure you get back to your starting point!



At each stop, you'll explore the venue while enjoying small bites and beverages, chat with multiple vendors (think music, photo, catering, bar service, planners, etc.), and ask the questions you have when it comes to booking. Busses will be running continuously, so feel free to hop on and off as you please. We hope you enjoy your tour!

Stops include: The Parlour at Manns Chapel, The Barn of Chapel Hill, Union Grove Farm, Chapel Hill Carriage House, and Rock Quarry Farm


3:50 PM - 4:00 PM Hop on your last bus to return to your starting Venue

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - Arrive to your Starting Venue

12:30 PM - 3:50 PM Visit Other Venues

It's recommended to spend 30-40 minutes at each location to ensure enough time to visit all venues and talk to vendors.

Arriving right at 12 pm will allow you time to tour your starting venue then hop on the bus to visit each location.


Good question! All of these amazing venues are within 10-20 minutes of each other. You'll be provided a map showing each venue and the distance between locations.


Contact us if you have other questions!

Will there be a list of all the vendors at each venue?

We'd love it if you did! But, you are welcome to visit any or all venues you'd like, however, you can only be entered into the prize drawing if you visit all 5 locations.

Do I have to go to all 5 venues?

Yes, you certainly can! We do ask that you still register so we can get an accurate count of attendees.

What if I don't want to ride the bus, can I just drive myself?

Didn't feel like enough time at your dream venue? No worries, you are able to connect with that venue directly to set up a private tour to learn more and book the venue.

How long are the bus rides?

Yes! You will receive a list from each venue of all their attending vendors so you can take notes and reach out to who you'd like to book.

What if I want to learn more details about our dream venue?