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The Umstead Hotel & Spa

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  • Cary 100 Woodland Pond 919-447-4130 or 866-877-4141

Laid-back meets Luxury Weddings at this Five Star Property in Cary NC – The Umstead Hotel & Spa

Each wedding at The Umstead Hotel and Spa is as unique as the couple it celebrates. As one of the most romantic and tranquil wedding venues in the Triangle, the Umstead Hotel and Spa features elegantly appointed function space, luxury suites, and gourmet catering to ensure a wedding celebration and honeymoon to remember.  Tucked into a serene 12 acres of woodland setting just 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 wooded grounds, lakeside terrace and elegant lawn are yours to fill with guests and loved ones for any social event.

The property’s expansive and beautifully landscaped lawn is a natural choice for an elegant outdoor wedding. Couples can exchange vows against a spectacular and serene backdrop. 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. Inside, the walls of our Grand Ballroom easily shift to accommodate parties of any size and are filled with an abundance of natural light streaming in through floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lake. Custom seasonal menus are created by the award-winning team that led Herons to national acclaim. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or an extravagant wedding, our wooded grounds, lakeside terrace and elegant lawn are yours to fill with guests and loved ones for any social event.

Event Spaces at The Umstead Hotel & Spa 

The Umstead features a Ballroom, Salon, and a Wedding Lawn. The Ballroom is an impressive, spacious room with twenty foot ceilings, intricate custom carpeting, and breathtaking lighting. The spacious room, featuring high tech audio and visual equipment, will leave all of your guests feeling so elegant with plenty of dancing room. The Salon is an exquisitely decorated, elegant room filled with natural light pouring in from lakefront windows that Salon features brocade-lined walls, a modern Italian chandelier and fixtures and a muted palate. The Wedding Lawn is the property’s expansive and beautifully landscaped lawn that is the perfect choice for an outdoor wedding.

The team at The Umstead will be happy to work with you to bring all of your wedding visions to life. The modern ambiance, outstanding cuisine and courteous staff at The Umstead set the tone for a celebration that will make loving memories that will last a lifetime. The hotel features a five star cuisine with an unparalleled level of service. They have custom seasonal menus created by their award-winning culinary team, which they offer a complimentary private menu tasting for up to four guests. Since they only host one wedding at a time, you will have their undivided attention.

Other wedding event services include a Bridal suite for you and your best friends to get ready in before the ceremony, menus and delicious cakes made by the culinary team, event planning with their coordinators, event rentals (tables and chairs), valet parking, and high tech lighting and sound.

With individual attention and a picturesque setting, their dedicated and experienced staff works closely with you to help bring your dream wedding to life. From the moment you arrive for your wedding until you depart, The Umstead Hotel and Spa surrounds you in a warm and relaxing atmosphere.

What Umstead Couples Are Saying:

Southern wedding. The Umstead staff and service is incredible as our many guests complimented them to us throughout the evening. We knew from the initial meeting to expect an excellent wedding weekend but they far surpassed anything we could have imagined. Terri and her team answered all my questions in a timely and helpful manner throughout the planning process. I cannot thank this venue enough! You will want to book your wedding here!” – Jamie

“Kayla Bower, The Umstead event coordinator, along with Gina, our day of wedding planner, went above and beyond to make our big day an absolute dream, the kind of day you imagine having as a little girl! From the ceremony location outside, to the reception in the grand ballroom, the entire day felt like a fairytale with attention to every last detail. Our guests were completely blown away by the high-quality service, friendly staff, beautiful venue, and overall experience at The Umstead. There is no other palace I could’ve pictured having my wedding or a better team out there.” – Morgan

“From the moment I toured The Umstead and met with Kayla Bower, I knew it would be my top choice. I can’t express how deeply grateful I am that I went with my gut. As an anxious bride I fully trusted Kayla and her team at The Umstead and they completely alleviated my stress and worry about perfecting the big day. Their bridal suite accommodation is wonderful and spacious, and they go out tf their way to make you feel special and spoiled on such a momentous occasion. The Umstead will forever hold a special place in our memories and hearts!” – Ashley S.

“To have your day be nothing less than amazing look into The Umstead Hotel & Spa. Not only did I marry my best friend but we had our dream wedding with the most amazing staff! From the moment you walk in to when you leave you will have nothing to worry about. Kayla and her staff listen to what you would like and make it happen! Do not overlook this hidden place or think it might be too much. It is worth every penny and more! Can’t say enough or thank them enough for everything they did for us!”- Tricia C.

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I can’t say enough great things about how the hotel pivoted and made us and our guests feel special.

Monique Graves, Summer 2020

Working with Kayla Bower [to plan our wedding] at The Umstead was amazing. She was so organized and helped keep everything running so incredibly smooth. [We] were made to feel like we were right at home and we were so well cared for.

Haley Rawitz, Summer 2019