The Ruritan Community Center, Silk Hope Farm Heritage Park is a beautiful facility offering a lovely setting for an elegant, country wedding. Celebrate the occasion surrounded by serene landscapes, farmland, and a place dedicated just for you and your guests during the event.
The Ruritan Farm Heritage Park Barn is available as well as the main building; however, there are no restroom facilities, water, table and chair setup, nor heat/AC. Bleachers are available. Antiques are on display in the barn. Many times, the Barn is considered an option for staging, setup, gifts, photos, etc. Also, it is a location for ceremonies and then a reception in the main building.
The site is home to Chatham County’s longest running festival, Old-Fashioned Farmers’ Day, which takes place annually, Labor Day weekend. Silk Hope Farm Heritage Park is a site rich in agriculture and some of the antique farm equipment serves as an incredible backdrop for rustic and nifty images. Capture the beauty of the land while enjoying a private celebration.
Reservations manager, Wanda Crawley, is an excellent resource and always responsive to emails and phone calls, 919.663.0331.
Capacity: Barn: 299. Main building: 211
Basic Specs: Barn: 60′ x 100′ with 12′ x 12′ doors. The main building: 60″ round tables (24), 6′ rectangular tables (13), and black chairs. We will arrange the facility as desired. The main room is 64′ x 48′. The kitchen is a commercial style kitchen with refrigerator, ice machine, microwave, stove, clean up, and prep area.
Fun Fact: A couple was married at a church in Siler City and a friend of theirs, a service pilot, gave them a helicopter ride to their reception at Silk Hope Farm Heritage Park, his wedding gift to them. They circled the grounds and landed safely in front of the Community Center.
Another event at the venue was an outdoor fall wedding in front of the main building. During the ceremony, they had an unexpected visit from a stray hound that made its way past the wedding guests. The couple also had their reception at the park and the groom, who owns a business in construction, had a themed “getaway” vehicle, a huge dirt haulers with 50-gallon garbage cans attached to the back. He had the bed of the truck lifted with “JUST MARRIED” written in bright neon orange paint!
Another nifty theme included occasional horse and buggy riders, which highlight the heritage of the area well.