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The Carolina Inn Joins Royal Wedding Frenzy with Top 10 List

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (April 21, 2011) – As the world prepares to watch and celebrate the April 29 Royal wedding for Prince William and Kate Middleton, the region’s weddings capital unveils “10 Things That Will Make You Feel Like A Princess At The Carolina Inn.”

1)    White Gloved Butler Passed Beverages and Hors D’oeuvres during Cocktail Hour
2)    Tea Parties
3)    Valet Service for your Car
4)    Horse and Buggy Getaways
5)    Garden Ceremonies
6)    Newly Renovated Suites
7)    Own Personal Butler Service for the Bride and Groom for the Reception
8)    Wedding Manager to Guide you from Start to Finish with your Wedding Plans
9)    Breakfast in Bed the Morning After the Wedding
10)    Concierge Service for Bride and Groom and Guests at the Inn

“William and Kate’s wedding will be remembered for years to come,” said Heidi Werner, director of catering. “At The Carolina Inn we pride ourselves on creating special memories for the brides we have served for generations. From the moment your guests arrive until they depart after your wedding, we create a Southern charm and ambiance unmatched in this area. Our attention to all of the details that make each wedding unique also makes each bride feel like they are a princess for the day.”

The Carolina Inn has a long-standing tradition of helping brides and grooms fulfill their most cherished wedding dreams. From the exquisitely beautiful to the elegant and romantic, The Carolina Inn has been transforming wedding fantasies into memories that live forever for more than eight decades. Providing an atmosphere of warmth and grace, the Inn’s intimate parlors and warming fireplaces, secluded courtyards and expansive ballrooms are perfect for wedding receptions or the exchanging of vows.

From the stylish Old Well Room, with its evocative Art Deco décor, especially popular for weddings, to the elegant John Sprunt Hill Ballroom, neoclassical in design, The Carolina Inn has been making wedding dreams come true since 1924. With a tradition of hosting memorable bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, champagne brunches, wedding receptions and banquets, it devotes equal care to events for ten guests or five hundred.

For many alumni and others with a fondness for the charm of historic Chapel Hill and The University of North Carolina, wedding events at The Carolina Inn are a family tradition.

Learn more by calling 919-918-2749, emailing or visiting

Built on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill in 1924 by John Sprunt Hill – distinguished alumnus, successful businessman and University trustee – The Carolina Inn's original concept was "to provide for the special wants and comforts of the University alumni...and University visitors". The historical Carolina Inn features 185 charming and well-appointed guestrooms including 7 luxury suites.

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