Past the concrete and the crowds of the city, just under 30 minutes from downtown Raleigh, you will find The Historic Wakefield Barn. Built in 1934 and renovated in 2017, the barn is a luxury wedding venue in North Raleigh unmatched in its scale and charm. This is the perfect barn wedding venue that can accommodate events large and small! The Historic Wakefield Barn is a National Historic Site that sits on 14 acres – the property includes a bridal suite, horse barn, the main barn and outdoor event spaces. The venue combines the barn’s storied past with subtle modern touches that result in a unique event space. The property is still an active equine farm, with three horses who live on-site named Mandatory, Jackson and The Ambassador!
The venue’s rich history can be felt while walking across the grounds. The rural parts of Wake County have a long practice of dairy farming. This historically brought business and community to the area and fostered the North Carolina that we know today.
The primary barn is divided into two spaces: a first-floor cocktail area that was created in the space that originally housed 28 horse stalls. This area still retains the original doors, ceiling and stall numbers – these gorgeous details add a sense of the barn’s history and provide vintage charm. Upstairs, the great hall offers 6,200 square feet of event space that has 32-foot ceilings adorned with 12 chandeliers.
The amenities available at The Historic Wakefield Barn truly make it a luxury wedding destination. In addition to use of the primary barn, when you book this venue you’ll enjoy use of the on-site full kitchen, three catering prep rooms, staircases, and elevator and chairlift and multiple bathrooms across the two floors.