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Wedding Venues Near Raleigh

Celebrate with Sophisticated Elegance at Our Wedding Venue

As one of the most romantic and tranquil wedding venues near Raleigh, North Carolina, The Umstead Hotel and Spa features elegantly appointed function space, luxury suites and gourmet catering to ensure a wedding celebration and honeymoon to remember. Whether you're planning an intimate gathering or an extravagant wedding, our wooded grounds, lakeside terrace and elegant lawn are yours to fill with guests and loved ones for any social event.

Outdoor wedding arch featuring white flowers in the Wedding Lawn at Umstead Hotel and Spa

The Perfect Wedding

The property’s expansive and stunning landscaped lawn is a natural choice for an elegant outdoor wedding, allowing couples to exchange vows against a spectacular and serene backdrop. Wide stone pavers create a dramatic aisle-like pathway leading to the hotel’s private lake, surrounded by woodlands and accentuated with a dramatic fountain. Inside, the walls of our Grand Ballroom easily shift to accommodate parties of any size and is filled with an abundance of natural light streaming in through floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lake.

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Each wedding at The Umstead is as unique as the couple it celebrates. Tucked into a serene woodland setting just a short drive from Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, The Umstead caters to discerning couples who are drawn to the hotel’s sophisticated ambience, artistic spirit and the natural beauty of its surroundings.

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Custom seasonal menus are created by the award-winning team that led Herons to national acclaim.

Decorated wedding reception with flickering candles & twinkling lights at Umstead Hotel and Spa

Special Events

With individual attention and a picturesque setting, our dedicated and experienced staff works closely with you to help bring your dream wedding to life. From the moment you arrive for your wedding until you depart, The Umstead Hotel and Spa surrounds you in a warm and relaxing atmosphere.

The whole ceremony was flawless and the service and accommodations were beyond my expectations.

Jane - Feb 2, 2019