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Cary Venues that Bring Your Dream Wedding to Life

Dreamy Wedding Venues in Cary, Apex and Fuquay-Varina, NC

Choosing your wedding venue is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make during the planning process. That’s why we’re here to make it easier for you. Check out these Cary wedding venues to find the perfect setting for your dream wedding. These venues embody elegance, romance and Southern beauty. 

The Matthews House, a Historic and Elegant Venue in Cary

Explore an elegant garden and historic home at The Matthews House in Cary, NC. This intimate wedding venue has beautifully landscaped grounds for outdoor ceremonies and a grand ballroom for indoor celebrations. At The Matthews House, you’ll find manicured gardens, a fully furnished Southern mansion, gorgeous large oak trees, and Greek revival architecture. Couples love the simple charm and beauty of this venue. 

 You’ll be able to appreciate the convenient location of The Matthews House while still enjoying the distance between itself and downtown Raleigh. The Matthews House provides a range of packages to suit your personal needs. This venue also offers a bridal suite, dressing areas, event rentals, ample parking and the option to use their in-house caterer. The Matthews House team is flexible because their goal is to bring your wedding vision to life!

Upscale Boutique Hotel in Cary, the Mayton Inn

Small town meets luxury at the Mayton Inn in downtown Cary. The upscale, independent boutique hotel is committed to personal service and aims to give each and every guest an exceptional, stress-free experience. It has an intimate atmosphere for wedding ceremonies, receptions and overnight accommodations. With four distinct event spaces, 45 cozy and unique guest rooms and full-service catering and bar service on-site, The Mayton Inn is the perfect setting to celebrate life, love, and your happily ever after. The property is located on South Academy Street making it walkable to a variety of boutique retail shops and restaurants nearby.

Explore the Classic Elegance of Cary’s Prestonwood Country Club 

If you’re seeking a wedding venue that is the definition of classic elegance, the Prestonwood Country Club is your place. Overlooking rolling green hills of Cary’s championship golf course, the country club welcomes events of all sizes. For any grooms out there that love the sport, this is your ideal venue! Prestonwood Country Club’s Grand Ballroom is the perfect location for ceremonies and receptions of up to 1,000 guests. Its gorgeous decor includes a dramatic staircase, crystal chandeliers, and soaring ceilings. The room also offers an expansive outdoor area with a beautiful view from the veranda. For more intimate celebrations, the main clubhouse features cathedral ceilings with exposed wood beams. From this room, you can enjoy a view of the award-winning golf course.

The Umstead Hotel & Spa, Romantic Wedding Venue in Cary

Tranquil and romantic weddings are an Umstead Hotel & Spa specialty. Tucked into a serene woodland setting in Cary, The Umstead Hotel & Spa offers a sophisticated ambiance, an artistic spirit, and natural beauty. The peaceful backdrop of the property’s expansive and beautifully landscaped lawn is a perfect choice for an elegant outdoor wedding. Additionally, The Umstead Hotel & Spa features luxury suites and gourmet catering to ensure a wedding celebration or honeymoon to remember. The wooded grounds, lakeside terrace and elegant lawn are yours to fill with guests and loved ones for your special event. 

Walk down the aisle-like pathway created by wide stone pavers. Behind you at your ceremony sits The Umstead’s private lake, surrounded by woodlands and accentuated with a dramatic fountain. Inside, the Grand Ballroom can accommodate parties of any size. This room is filled with an abundance of natural light streaming in through floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lake. With individual attention and a picturesque setting, the dedicated and experienced Umstead staff works closely with you to help bring your dream wedding to life. 

The Highgrove Estate, A Classic Southern Full-Service Wedding Venue in Fuquay-Varina

Not only does the Highgrove Estate provide a stunning backdrop for your wedding, but they aren’t exaggerating when they say they offer a full-service planning package. Highgrove Estate, located in Fuquay-Varina, provides every detail under one roof. Their on-site kitchen, staff, and coordinators are there for you to create the most amazing wedding experience possible. The estate also includes multiple suites for the bridal and groom party in addition to an extra suite for parents or other guests. The Highgrove Estate also offers rentals, wedding cake, wedding coordination, and even more amazing services!

The romantic Southern wedding venue sits on seven acres overlooking Lake Laurel in Fuquay-Varina. Located just outside of Raleigh in, the Highgrove Estate is conveniently located outside of the downtown city bustle and provides an escape for a serene wedding day. Exchange your wedding vows under the trellis on their immaculate lawn or fireside in our glamorous ballroom. This breathtaking window-wrapped room includes a fabric-draped ceiling, covered in twinkle lights, along with six vintage style chandeliers, and a grand brick fireplace. 

With 15 years of award-winning experience, couples can trust the Highgrove Estate team to take care of the details so everyone can relax and enjoy the wedding day. Their trustworthy and dedicated team will be there every step of the way, making sure no detail is left undone.

The Upchurch – A New NC Wedding Venue Opening in 2021 

Coming soon to Apex, NC is the perfect combination of traditional and modern: the Upchurch wedding venue. Originally built in 1905, the Upchurch-Williams home has a classic Queen Anne style. Today, the historic home is in the process of becoming a both an Apex Historic Landmark and an event venue. It will be opening up to the public in 2021. Among the property’s beautiful features is a conservatory-inspired pavilion surrounded by expansive lawns.

The amazing creative behind this project is Cara Powell of f8 Photo Studios. With over 16 years of wedding photography experience under her belt, Cara has a true eye for beauty. As if restoring the Upchurch-Williams house to its original glory was enough, Cara plans to build an additional event space building on the property. The new addition will have a chic greenhouse style that complements the more traditional Southern home. We can’t wait to see this incredible project come to life!

To see real weddings at some of these venues, check out and wedding inspiration at The Matthews House Cary and a Romantic End of Summer Wedding at Highgrove Estate NC by Richard Barlow Photography.

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