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. Like many areas in the Triangle, there’s plenty of choices for wedding venues in Apex, Cary and Fuquay-Varina. 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!


Chandelier Wedding & Event Venue in Cary

This 14,000-square-foot Cary wedding venue offers a little bit of elegance and a lot of personality, with ten sparkling chandeliers that give the venue its’ name. Luxury is the defining characteristic of this event venue that offers both indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces. The Chandelier can accommodate larger weddings of up to 170 guests for a seated dinner, with 4,000 square feet of outdoor space to sprawl for cocktail hour or a standing event of up to 220. Chandelier also offers on-site catering from Fluent N’ Food catering, which has been led by chef John Ford and creative director Natasha Ford since 2016. The catering and beverage services is provided through the on-site full kitchen and built-in bar. This service helps to cut down on the stress of coordinating with an outside vendor.

The Mayton wedding venue
VENUE The Mayton | PHOTOGRAPHER Cailyn Whitman

Upscale Boutique Hotel in Cary, The Mayton

Small town meets luxury at The Mayton 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 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. It’s easy to see why this is one of our favorite Cary wedding venues. 

The Umstead Hotel & Spa, Romantic Cary Wedding Venues

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 Oaks at Salem Wedding and Event Venue in Apex

Love the southern charm of barn weddings, but looking for a bit of elegance to balance out your big day? Visit The Oaks at Salem! Among the stunning historic home on the property, brick walls, oak trees and rolling fields, you’ll have all you could ever need to host the wedding of your dreams. The Oaks at Salem is conveniently located just fifteen minutes from downtown Raleigh and two miles from historic downtown Apex. Although conveniently close to the city, The Oaks at Salem is perfectly secluded, with all of the space you could want for your upcoming event.

With plenty of options for indoor and outdoor ceremonies, The Oaks at Salem can be completely customized to suit your needs. Surrounded by eleven acres of woods and beautifully landscaped grounds, the property provides perfect backdrops for a ceremony and reception, as well as plenty of opportunities to capture gorgeous photographs.

The Upchurch wedding venue
VENUE The Upchurch | PHOTOGRAPHER Fabiana Skubic

The Upchurch – New Apex NC Wedding Venue  

Apex, North Carolina’s newest wedding and event venue 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 has been named an Apex Historic Landmark and has become an event venue. Among the property’s beautiful features is a conservatory-inspired pavilion surrounded by expansive lawns.

The amazing creative mind behind this project is Cara Powell of f8 Photo Studios. With more than 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 wasn’t enough of a project, Cara has built an additional event space on the property. The new addition has a chic greenhouse style that complements the more traditional Southern home. 

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