The Sutherland

The Sutherland

Historic Southern Home with Beautiful Gardens and an Event Pavilion


Just 30 minutes north of Raleigh and Durham is the charming town of Wake Forest. Here, you’ll find The Sutherland – a gorgeous, upscale wedding venue. 

This well-preserved estate is over 200 years old and can be found on the National Registry of Historic Places. Gardens filled with beautiful trees and flowers, a historic main home with a gorgeous bridal suite, and a pavilion made specifically for large receptions, The Sutherland is a wedding venue that’s sure to impress.

The Sutherland – A Luxury Wedding Venue in Wake Forest NC

The Sutherland is one of the only local venues that offer special event coordination and direction included in your package. A friendly and highly trained team provides pre-ceremony consultations from the moment an event is booked all the way through execution. They also provide detailed timelines and layouts to ensure every couple’s vision is perfect. Trust that your event will be stress-free, with the team on-site all day.

The property is situated on a whopping 6 acres of land. Enjoy the ravishing garden setting, surrounded by large oak, pine and magnolia trees on each side. Throughout the property, there are countless picturesque spots that make it nearly impossible to pick a favorite! Outside, the ancient oaks and stately magnolia trees provide the most exquisite and quintessential southern charm-filled atmosphere.

Inside, the beautiful getting ready suites are conveniently located on opposing ends of the home. Both spaces have easy access to the pavilion and garden. And, each has large windows overlooking the courtyard, filling the rooms with scenic, natural light. With all these charming amenities, this venue is extremely versatile and ready to make your dreams come true. Whether a couple is looking for an outdoor garden ceremony on the lawn, a rustic ceremony with a forest backdrop, or even a modern ceremony inside their brand new pavilion, The Sutherland has it all.


The Sutherland Beautiful Historic Wedding Venue in Raleigh NC with Spring Summer Greenery Photo Robinson

Venue Features

Outdoor Space On-Site, Outside Catering Allowed, Rehearsal Dinners, Estates
Guest Count
Less than 100, 100-200, Over 200, Over 400

Contact Information

Contact Email
Wake Forest