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108 Budleigh is a historic wedding venue located in Manteo, North Carolina. This spectacular mansion offers a classically elegant feel, imparting an air of sophistication to any event. The team at this property accommodates only one event per day, allowing newlywed couples and their guests to benefit from the full grounds.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue can host up to 150 people for a banquet meal, and up to 250 for a cocktail hour reception. With two ballrooms and a stunning veranda, couples may avail of indoor and outdoor event spaces. The first ballroom offers a grand staircase in front of large, stained glass windows. This presents a stunning backdrop for pictures of the newlyweds or group shots with the wedding party. The walls are adorned with vintage style mirrors, while antique-style furniture is dotted around the room. This area additionally offers an upstairs balcony room with a bar, where guests can look down at the festivities below. The second, larger ballroom boasts iron chandeliers, polished wooden floors, and a working fireplace. An outdoor veranda is also available on the site, offering a spacious area for cocktails, or simply for guests to mingle.

Services Offered

This team is experienced in hosting engagement parties, elopements, rehearsal dinners ceremonies, and receptions. They can provide items such as Chiavari chairs, banquet and buffet tables, and a cake table. The venue welcomes outside vendors who can assist the couple in making their day a celebration to remember. Parking is available on the site, which is also wheelchair accessible.

History

This mansion previously operated as a diner and family home for over 50 years, and was named ‘Walkers Diner’. Purchased in 2000 by Malcolm and Susan Fearing, they began renovation works while preserving the site's sense of history. They sourced pieces from across the country that could add character to the building such as authentic stained glass windows obtained from a church. The mansion was opened as an event space in 2001.

Location

This venue is located close to a range of activities and local attractions, such as the Elizabeth Gardens. It is a short drive from the Alligator National Wildlife Refuge for those interested in nature, as well as the Roanoke Island Festival Park. Visitors are a brief walk from downtown Manteo, which offers a variety of restaurants and accommodations.

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Tables
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4.8 out of 5 rating
75 Reviews
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    4.7 out of 5 rating
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96% Recommended by couples

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Kate
Kate G. Sent on 11/18/2021
5 out of 5 rating

So happy to find Allison

Where do I begin? Our wedding was originally scheduled on the beach and with being out of state we did not have a back up plan. The day before the wedding we were told there was no way to have it outside… well 5 hours later we end up on the phone with Allison and found the GORGEOUS 108 BUDLEIGH. Allison was a breath of fresh air, she even came into town to meet us and show us around. We have only positive things to say about her hospitality and being able to help us in such a crunch. She is passionate and knowledgeable, I feel like I’ve known her for years. The event building is perfect, there is a nice kitchen, bridal and groom suites, upstairs bar, and space for plenty of people. Thank you Allison for making sure our big day was more than perfect!
Laurel
Laurel E. Sent on 12/22/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue

We stumbled on the 108 Budleigh while perusing through venues online and immediately fell in love with it. Working with Allison was easy and straightforward which was necessary since we were planning our wedding sight unseen from across the country. Allison was great with allowing our photographer in to check out the venue to look at lighting beforehand and with making sure that we had everything we needed. We chose to pay to get in a day early and were happy that we did because it was extremely relaxed. The space is bright and open with separate spaces that all blended together in a way that made it easy to use for a ceremony and reception. We loved the simple elegance of the 108 Budleigh and were extremely happy with the wedding!
Brandi
Brandi M. Sent on 06/04/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful! Perfect for our fairy-tale theme

108 Budleigh was a dream from the moment we toured it with Allison. The interior is stunning and the patio was perfect for photos. Working with Allison to get everything paid for and negotiated was so easy! Definitely recommend 108 Budleigh to anyone who needs a venue in the Outer Banks.
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When looking for a reliable wedding venue location in the Nags Head, Manteo area 108 Budleigh is always at the top of the list! We've shot too many wedding events at 108 Budleigh to count. We know that we know, the venue is total perfection. From the location to the food and to the staff, everything is wonderful. If you are getting married at the Manteo lighthouse, Elizabethan Gardens or somewhere in Nags Head, 108 Budleigh is a wonderful reception and even ceremony venue. We simply can't say enough about them! It's always our pleasure to shoot an event at 108 Budleigh.

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108 Budleigh frequently asked questions

108 Budleigh includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Tables
108 Budleigh is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.7 in value.
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