The Umstead Hotel & Spa

The Umstead Hotel & Spa


Luxurious Events in a Tranquil Setting


Each wedding at The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary is as unique as the couple it celebrates. The only five star hotel in NC, it’s not a huge surprise that it is Heart of NC Weddings vote as one of the most romantic wedding venues in the Triangle. A short drive from Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, The Umstead caters to discerning couples who are drawn to the hotel’s sophisticated ambience, artistic spirit, and the natural beauty of its surroundings.

The Umstead Hotel and Spa features one of the most incredible outdoor ceremony locations in the state. Inside, find elegant event space, luxury suites, and gourmet catering. Drive onsite to discover this elegant property upon a serene 12 acre woodland setting. The wooded grounds, lakeside terrace and elegant lawn are yours to fill with guests and loved ones for any social event.

Luxury Weddings at The Umstead Hotel & Spa in Cary NC

The property’s expansive lawn is a natural choice for an elegant outdoor wedding ceremony. Wide stone pavers create a dramatic aisle-like pathway leading to the hotel’s private lake, surrounded by woodlands and accentuated with a dramatic fountain. Imagine exchanging vows against this serene backdrop. Plus, the wedding suite leads directly to this lawn!

Inside, find the Grand Ballroom. This is the main event space for wedding receptions, and it’s a blank slate. Even better, the walls easily shift to accommodate parties of any size. Unlike many hotel ballrooms, an abundance of natural light streams in during daytime events. Your wedding planner and entertainers will appreciate the upscale audio and visual equipment. And, there’s plenty of room for dancing.

For cocktail hour, consider the outdoor terrace. It happens to be adjacent to the ballroom. Hosts and guests love the fire pit as an event centerpiece!

The Umstead Hotel Wedding Experience

The five star acclaim is part of the package when you host your wedding at The Umstead. The event team will work alongside your planner to help you bring all your wedding vision to life. They’ll also help coordinate room blocks if you’d like. On the event day, you are their priority. Since they only host one wedding at a time, you will have their undivided attention.

Plus, the hotel features a five star cuisine with an unparalleled level of service. Custom seasonal menus are created by this same award-winning team that led Herons to national acclaim. Plus, the culinary team creates gorgeous wedding cakes and artistic pastry desserts.

The Spa and Pool

Have you ever paid a visit to The Umstead Spa? In 2023, the new renovations are unveiled. Consider a wedding weekend retreat – guests have first priority for these services! Or, plan a bachelorette party here and enjoy the spa.

Another hot tip: Stay onsite or visit the spa to receive access to the pool at The Umstead Hotel.


The Umstead Hotel and Spa outdoor wedding ceremony with white florals

Venue Features

Waterfront Views, Outdoor Space On-Site, Accommodations On-Site, Rehearsal Dinners, On-Site Catering, Contemporary & Clean
Guest Count
Less than 100, 100-200

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