The Bradford by Day, Fearrington by Night

For many of you, travel plans for the holiday season have been adapted, altered or altogether cancelled. Traditions that were once annual staples have been put on hold until the next year. Take the opportunity to explore your own neighborhood, right here in Chatham County. Of the many local favorites hosting holiday open houses, The Bradford in New Hill is one of them! A luxurious event and wedding venue, the team at The Bradford welcome you to learn more about their story. Give the gift of exploration to your loved ones and book a private, socially distanced tour today. 

Once you’ve booked your seasonal tour, reserve a Christmas dinner, courtesy of The Fearrington House Restaurant. Look at that, your December calendar is starting to fill up already! 

The Bradford:

This is luxury, redefined. The Bradford, located at 523 Pea Ridge Road in New Hill, was designed to execute elaborate event plans from the perspective of a planner, not necessarily a bride. In 2013, construction began on the 12-acre property that was to become home for The Bradford. Constructed to embody the European countryside and the comfort of home, this venue captures the idealism of “approachable luxury.”

Celebrating the individuality of each of their clients, as well as their expectations, the team at The Bradford strives to tailor each experience to the uniqueness of the guest. From weddings to exposés, take a look inside the many events that have filled these venue’s halls. While these photo galleries may not fully capture The Bradford’s elegant nature, you will just have to visit for yourself! 

Why visit The Bradford this holiday season? Learn about the many Luxury Collection Packages available for weddings, overnight packages, bridal portraits, styled photoshoots and professional workshopping opportunities, all hosted in a welcoming environment. Learn more about available amenities and pricing

Informal Open House and Private Tours:

Informal open house-style tours will be hosted on Wednesday, December 2 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. onsite. Throughout the 45-minute tour, guests will learn about The Bradford and their favorite vendors, all to inspire a vision for your next great event! Staff will be available to answer any questions and provide insight to the many happenings of The Bradford. Three groups with four people per group will be accommodated each hour. Masks and social distancing will be enforced during the tour. Reserve your time slot today

Not available to visit on December 2? Book another date instead! Staff will meet with guests and their groups individually to tour the grounds, including their newly renovated spaces, and answer specific questions. The maximum number of guests permitted per group is four. 

The Fearrington House Restaurant Christmas Dinner:

From one homely venue to the next, The Fearrington House Restaurant is 26 minutes down the road from The Bradford. Your dinner table may look less occupied this year, but no less delicious! Christmas takeout for two is available for $155, but make sure to place your order before December 11. Pickup is available on December 24. This offering includes three entrees, side dishes and a dessert. All items below are included. 

First Course:

  • Selection of meats and cheeses with homemade chutney and crackers
  • Smoked celery root and pear soup with a honey mustard, chicken and duck sausage roll


  • Roasted Manhattan-style beef striploin
  • Butternut squash and ricotta lasagna with braised walnuts and fontina brown butter cream
  • Honey baked pork loin with pineapple and sautéed potatoes


  • Three cheese macaroni and cheese with toasted brioche crumb
  • Green bean and mushroom casserole with crispy onions
  • Sweet potato casserole with brown sugar and marshmallow
  • Maple and orange glazed roots with parsley and ginger butter
  • Roasted brussel sprouts with pomegranate and cashews 
  • Apricot and chestnut bread stuffing with honey and sage glaze 


  • Gingerbread Christmas tree cookie with orange and cranberry cake, cream cheese frosting with toasted meringue and macaroons 

And, voila! Your plans for December have been made. From a visit to The Bradford to dinner from The Fearrington House Restaurant, this is still a holiday season to remember.