Rivers & Bridges


Dorsett House Wedding Estate sets the scene amidst trees on the 300-acre Rivers & Bridges Estate in Silk Hope in Chatham County, North Carolina, and is conveniently located just off Highway 64, about a 35-minute drive from Raleigh, Asheboro, and Greensboro, a world away from city life. The venue offers five areas available for ceremonies and receptions.

The Barn
The Barn is 3,200 square feet, air-conditioned, and equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system. It has two bar areas with fridges, a fully equipped prep kitchen, and spacious restrooms. It can comfortably accommodate a seated reception for 120 guests.

The Grand Pavilion
The Pavilion is 1,600 square feet with a vaulted ceiling, large timber beams, and beautiful chandeliers. It is located directly in front of The Barn and is ideal for a ceremony and an outdoor dance floor.

The Deck
The Deck is a very large outdoor area, lit with festive market lights. It is equipped with a cocktail bar, bistro tables, chairs, umbrellas, and a fire pit.

The Rose Room
The Rose Room is a small, intimate space, surrounded by white roses and trellis with climbing roses, pretty light fixtures, and a lush green lawn. It can comfortably seat 50 guests for a smaller gathering, a rehearsal dinner, or a bridal shower. It is adjacent to the farmhouse for easy access to the kitchen and bathrooms and right next to The Deck, the cocktail bar, and the saloon-style Whisky & Cigar Bar.

The Old Church
This charming old church was built in 1887 and moved to Dorsett Farm in early 1900 where it was used as a bank barn and stables. It is the ideal backdrop for an outdoor ceremony. A sound system is available for this area.

The Farmhouse
Central to all of these areas, is the grand old Farmhouse, built in 1840 by William B. and Lizzy Dorsett. Couples have full use of this home during their time with us. There are four bedrooms, three en-suite bathrooms, and a dressing room where the bridal party can get ready, stay over after the wedding or the night before, or accommodate out of town guests. The house comfortably sleeps 12 guests.