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Fall in Love with Carolina Trace Country Club

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We are excited that you are considering Carolina Trace Country Club to host your wedding. Hidden in the peaceful, gated community of Carolina Trace in Sanford, N.C., the club is surrounded by beautiful views of Lake Trace, and two pristine golf courses.  

Carolina Trace is welcoming to anyone who is looking for that perfect blend of southern and elegance. Our beloved club has been honored for the past seven years as one of Couples Choice top wedding venues across the nation. The secluded venue and breathtaking views here are only the beginning of what makes Carolina Trace so special.

Our passionate and dedicated staff of professionals knows what it means to bring a vision to life, and make sure everything is taken care of till your last goodbye. We pride ourselves in making sure your wedding day and everything up until it is as stress-free and enjoyable as you dreamt it would be.

For more information on celebrating your important day with us, please contact our Events & Catering Department by calling (919) 499-5121, ext. 203, or fill out the request form and someone will reach out to you as soon as possible. We look forward to speaking with you soon!



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Happy Couples

Beautiful community! Ellen was such a pleasure to work with. She made the process as smooth as possible. The food they served was great. Good selection of choices to choose from as well. I would definitely recommend this place for a wedding or any event.
-Holloman, married June 2021

Ellen and the entire staff were incredible! We had the best time and received a lot of compliments. Super easy and accommodating! Thank you!!!!
-Tilley, married May 2021

Ellen was very patient and responsive the entire time. Due to Covid, I couldn't have the wedding I wanted, but Carolina Trace helped to make this event more than special!
-Graves, celebrated 1 year of marriage in April 2021  

Carolina Trace was a beautiful venue to have our wedding last weekend. Ellen and her team did a phenomenal job! Ellen was very professional, responsive, flexible, and accommodating to all of our needs to make our day extra special. The food was amazing and being able to taste it before hand was definitely a great perk. We had severe thunderstorms, tornado warnings, and hail during our ceremony which prevented it from being outside but having the flexibility to be indoors was awesome. It turned out beautiful anyway! If you need a wedding venue then definitely look into Carolina Trace! .
-Dresser, married March 2021

The King couple on their wedding day at Caroline Trace Country Club

"We live in Trace and knew we wanted to have our wedding at the club. It was beautiful!! Everyone was very professional and Ellen kept me sane! The food was marvelous. And with COVID the club was very careful that we followed guidelines and were safe. Such a perfect day!"
-Rumbold, married December 2020

"Carolina Trace was everything we dreamed of and more for our wedding day! It’s beautiful, well priced, and all inclusive! Ellen was so great to work with! She listened to everything we wanted and was always so quick to respond to all of our emails. Everyone is still raving about how delicious the food was. (Order the Parmesan risotto-you won’t regret it!) The presentation of everything was stunning and everything we asked for. I would recommend this venue to anyone getting married! Thank you Ellen and to Carolina Trace for making our dream wedding a reality!!!"
-Morales, married November 2020

"Carolina Trace was recommended to us by a friend after we started our venue search and we are so happy that we arranged a meeting with them! The venue and the grounds are absolutely beautiful! The lake lawn where outdoor ceremonies are held is full of natural greenery and seasonal flowers so outdoor decor is not needed! The food is also excellent, and there are many options to choose from. We loved working with Ellen, the coordinator, and found all the other staff to be very friendly and accommodating. I had no issues with the "flow" of our day, which was my biggest fear as a bride who planned the entire wedding! I highly recommend Carolina Trace as a wedding venue- and my husband and groomsmen really enjoyed the golf course as well!"
-Braithwaite, married October 2020

The Michalina couple on their wedding day at Carolina Trace Country Club

"When looking for a venue, we wanted something that took a lot of the stress out of the planning. We also wanted an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception, with a single location. Carolina Trace checked all those boxes! Being a country club, they serve as the caterer, coordinator, and venue, with all "extras" like tables and chairs and linens being included. This takes so much of the stress out of wedding planning and their inclusive package is reasonably priced for everything you get! Not to mention, the garden ceremony location and ballroom are gorgeous for a classic, timeless wedding. They have a multi-purpose room that serves as the bridal suite, which isn't huge but was plenty for my wedding party. If you want a stress-free experience and a beautiful outdoor venue, look no further!"
-Cobos, married September 2020


"We chose this venue at the last minute due to COVID. The staff was extremely helpful. Dealing with Ellen was a pleasure. Would definitely recommend. It was absolutely beautiful!"
-Thompson, mother of bride married September 2020

The Nivedita couple on their wedding day at Carolina Trace Country Club

"Ellen was a joy to work with and helped plan a lovely sit-down luncheon to celebrate our 60th wedding anniversary. Social distancing was strictly observed by the way the tables were set in the Hearthstone Room. We even had 2 tables on the outside patio, complete with linen tablecloths and napkins. We had many compliments on the meal as well as the 2 young ladies that served us. The price for everything was more than fair, and Ellen was there the entire time to oversee things. She even made sure that the walls of the outside patio were freshly washed. It was truly a very special day with many wonderful memories."
-Danek, celebrated 60 years of marriage in August 2020

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