The Great Aunt Stella Center




Nestled within the heart of downtown Charlotte on Elizabeth Avenue, The Great Aunt Stella Center rises from Central North Carolina as a historical and magical setting to host a one-of-a-kind wedding and reception. An ideal choice for brides and grooms with traveling wedding day guests, this venue features a convenient location with easy access from nearby airports and highways. Constructed over a century ago, The Great Aunt Stella Center is a circular, non-denominational sanctuary that invites couples from all faiths to tie the knot. Designed with Italian stained glass windows, mahogany wood accents, an elevated platform, and a grand pipe organ, the architectural details of this venue are sure to provide the captivating wedding day photos you always dreamed of. Whether you are planning a luxurious event with all your family and friends or an intimate evening with your closest loved ones, The Great Aunt Stella Center is sure to leave lasting memories in your heart.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 400 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 150 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 2:00PM. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $1,750 for a reception and includes 8 hours of rental time including set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony is $1,250 with reception rental or $1,750 for a ceremony-only wedding with no reception.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Great Aunt Stella Center is estimated at between $9,232 and $16,938 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Public parking
Dance area provided
Wireless microphone included

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Beer and wine only
Venue must approve all decorations
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by midnight
Biodegradable items are permitted to be thrown