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.
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.
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.
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.
70 Reviews for 108 Budleigh
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Rachel C. · Married on 09/15/2019
We loved 108 Budleigh! It was the perfect venue for our wedding. The seating was appropriate and the dance floor was large with a bar right off of it. It was beautiful and the fact that we were able to bring in our own caterer and alcohol made it ideal! I recommend for couples looking for some southern charm who want more control over their big day.Sent on 09/22/2019
Emily · Married on 09/22/2018
108 Budleigh was perfect for our reception on September 22nd 2018. We loved the fact that we could bring in our own alcohol and were blown away by the charm of the venue. Between the two floors, and the outside garden area, we knew we had found our venue. The staff has been so prompt and professional and we are so glad we chose this location.Sent on 10/14/2018
Tracy · Married on 05/26/2018
This place is beautiful. Took very little decorations to make it that way. They were wonderful to work with and made my reception the best I could of asked for.Sent on 06/13/2018
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.
One of the best venues in Manteo!