Donovan Manor


This new wedding venue from the owner of celebrated Triangle catering company Donovan’s Dish is slated to be completed in early 2024. The 15-acre private property is located in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, just 12 miles from downtown Raleigh. It’s only 25 miles from Raleigh Durham International Airport, too. As a full-service, luxury event venue, Donovan Manor offers multiple ceremony and reception sites and both indoor and outdoor spaces. Plus, your rental options are fully customizable to suit your needs and specific event.

Donovan Manor – Elegant Ballroom Venue in Fuquay-Varina, NC

Inside the main house, an airy and bright ballroom can host up to 250 guests for a seated dinner. The home maintains a modern feel with updated interior finishings.

Included Amenities and Incredible Spaces at Donovan Manor

Donovan Manor has a host of incredible spaces and setup options so that you can bring your wedding vision to life just how you imagined it. Whether you’d like to get married outside under the large oak tree with views of the creek, or if you’d like to have your wedding in the bright and elegant ballroom, the expansive and thoughtfully designed property allows you to decide. Cocktail hour can be on the beautiful stone terrace, or in the stylish, comfortable lounge. Not to mention all of the options for your wedding portraits. There’s a spiral staircase, balconies or beautiful green rolling hills. In addition to these many event spaces, Donovan Manor makes the day fun and easy for you with two spacious and separate dressing suites. The suites are on opposite sides of the main house, each with private staircases so that you won’t have to worry about accidentally running into your spouse-to-be before you say your “I do’s.” Also included with your venue rental are a number of amenities: ample parking, tables and chairs for up to 200 guests, bars, and exclusive access to the venue for the entire day, just to name a few.

With timeless elegance, charm, fresh modern design and breathtaking surroundings, it’s the perfect setting for the most memorable milestones in your life.

On-Site Catering from Donovan’s Dish

Finally! A venue that makes wedding planning easier for you, without compromising on taste, quality or service. Donovan Manor is a full-service venue with exquisite in-house cuisine brought to you by award-winning catering company, Donovan’s Dish. Planning a wedding can be stressful, but with so many included amenities, you can relax and enjoy your engagement. With a venue that provides delicious food, in-house bar packages, and concierge level service for you and your guests, there’s nothing to stress over. Donovan’s Dish provides delicious Southern-influenced cuisine served with an innovative flair that will delight your guests. Choose from stations, buffet, a plated meal or an abundant display of hors d’oeuvres. The catering team will plan an inspired menu to complement your event.


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Venue Features

Outdoor Space On-Site, Accommodations On-Site, Rehearsal Dinners, On-Site Catering
Guest Count
Less than 100, 100-200, Over 200

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