The Bradford is an elegant event space that was built in a rural part of Wake County near the Jordan Lake area. The white brick villa with entry circle has an adjacent ceremony lawn complete with a side yard garden has an unmistakable European ambience. Couples can host large weddings in the reception facility with two ballrooms. Or, plan an intimate affair in the estate home. Surely, the well manicured outdoor terrace and lawn will be part of any celebration!

The Bradford – a French villa inspired Wedding Venue near Raleigh

The Bradford is nestled on 12 acres in the quaint town of New Hill, North Carolina. Dana and Courtney’s vision was to design a venue that embraces the countryside of Europe while incorporating the serenity of the home.

The white brick home contains a European style entry circle with large, expansive gardens throughout. Inside, enjoy their cocktail hour, or an intimate wedding reception in the main fireplace room.

From there, enter their beautiful terrace with pavers ensconced in flowering shrubs. The terrace backs up on two sides to the reception facility. Here, two gorgeous ballrooms open up with giant sliding doors onto this terrace for easy event flow. This space is perfect for indoor receptions, music and dancing! However, you might love this terrace so much that you plan an al fresco reception amid The Bradford’s festive market lights.

Amenities and Accommodations

Couples can relax with champagne and prepare in the two separate getting-ready spaces. Don’t worry about privacy or parking – there is plenty of each!

The Bradford also contains bedrooms on the second and third floor levels. In fact, The Bradford offers a luxury weekend experience with concierge services and plenty of activities for family and guest entertainment.

The Story Behind The Bradford

This amazing Raleigh area wedding venue comes from sisters Dana Kadwell and Courtney Hopper, who own a wedding planning company called C and D Events. They began the work of creating an idyllic wedding venue in 2013. Dana and Courtney used their wedding know-how when envisioning this event space. And, along they way they’ve continued to evolve the project. Therefore, their expertise is passed on to you when you get married here. That’s the case even if you choose another wedding planner. We can’t speak highly enough about this duo, or this venue!


The Bradford French Inspired Raleigh wedding venue

Venue Features

Outdoor Space On-Site, Outside Catering Allowed, Accommodations On-Site, Rehearsal Dinners, Estates, Contemporary & Clean
Guest Count
Less than 100, 100-200

Contact Information

New Hill