Situated in Zebulon, North Carolina, Bennett Bunn Plantation is a wedding venue and equestrian center. Covering a vast 165 acres of land, the estate features fields, woodlands, and waterfront views. This rural event venue can facilitate a variety of weddings in both indoor and outdoor settings across the grounds.
Facilities and Capacity
Bennett Bunn can accommodate celebrations small and large, from gatherings of 10 guests to parties of 1,000. You and your partner can hold a secluded outdoor ceremony under one of the venue’s many gazebos. Alternatively, you may choose to exchange vows before a still pond or on one of the green pastures. After the service, you can guide your loved ones across the grounds to The Lodge for a personalized reception. This wheelchair-accessible building is comprised of a variety of materials, including stone, slate, and a range of timbers. Surrounded by mature trees, it contains an abundance of modern amenities for a successful event and can hold over 200 guests. Those envisioning a larger celebration can supplement the site by erecting tents adjacent to the building. Additional facilities included in the venue rental include get-ready rooms, banquet furniture for up to 150 people, and access to various other event spaces. Tents and further seating can be arranged upon request.
The staff at this North Carolina wedding and event location will do their utmost to create a celebration that reflects you and your partner. Their event coordinator can work with you to design the space according to your theme and organize the events of the day. During the occasion, the team can take care of setup, sound and lighting, rental items, cleanup, and more. You and your partner can select outside vendors of your choice, ensuring that every last detail of the occasion represents your style. In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, the staff at the venue can also facilitate engagement parties and showers.
Bennett Bunn is also the home of an equestrian center where horses are raised to become racing champions. Furthermore, the venue contains a range of other unique wildlife for couples and their loved ones to experience. Depending on the season, guests may observe foals, miniature donkeys, peacocks, ponies, and black swans across the farm.
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16 Reviews for Bennett Bunn Plantation
Recommended by 90% of couples
Sara · Married on 04/21/2018
The Grand Ballroom was a beautiful venue for our May wedding. Tom & Jill were very helpful in allowing us to bring in our decor early (2 weeks early!) and storing it for us in the spacious catering area, and they were incredibly flexible with our choice of caterers. It's a great value - all tables and chairs are included - and the views are spectacular! The windows really allow you to have an out-of-doors feeling with inside comfort - especially because there was rain for about 45 minutes on my wedding day! Jill was great about arranging numerous meeting times so that my out-of-town family could see the venue prior to the wedding, and she worked seamlessly with my planner to ensure a flawless event. I can't recommend enough - the venue is truly unique and beautiful in Raleigh and Jill was incredibly helpful!!Sent on 07/09/2012
Melissa · Married on 04/22/2017
You may see another review for 4/22/2017; however, that does not appear correct as we were the ones married at Bennett Bunn on 4/22/2017 and can attest to the fact that we were MORE THAN SATISFIED with our decision to hold our wedding at this venue. Privately owned, the husband and wife team were more than responsive to all of our questions and concerns, taking great care to deliver on everything! Our guests are still gushing about the feel of the beautiful farm, the special touches of the main lodge and the overall beauty. Even the smokers, sequestered to a spot off to the side of the building, found comfortable chairs and a working fire pit to keep off any chill.Sent on 09/11/2017
To stress how happy we are with this venue, we are already considering holding an annual event to gather friends and family as NO ONE WANTED TO LEAVE THE NIGHT OF OUR WEDDING!
We wish the owners much success and to future brides or grooms, this venue is awesome! Jill, we would be more than happy to be added to your reference list!
Marcia and Melissa
Annelise · Married on 10/24/2015
"Breathtaking" is the only word I can use to describe Bennett Bunn. The venue, natural surroundings, all of it. It's also the word that I heard from our guests over and over again.Sent on 11/03/2015
We considered other venues, but BB had everything we wanted. No tents to set up, because the space provided was adequate and perfect. The caterers (Rocky Top Hospitality) were so pleased when I told them that we had chosen BB, because they appreciated the facilities provided. First class, all the way around.
I worked with Jill for several months and she made the process made this not only an enjoyable experience, but one that was very personal to me and my husband. We wanted the wedding to reflect us, not a picture from a wedding magazine.
Jill . . . thank you, thank you, thank you. You made the most important day of our lives even more beautiful.
We love working at the Grand Ballroom of Raleigh! Great people, Great location and Great view. We have catered several events and the staff there has always been very accomodating and nice. I highly recomend this for brides looking for a downtown reception site.
The Grand Ballroom is a beautiful ballroom with stunning views of the cityscape. It is a wonderful canvas for any bride to dream her perfect wedding reception under the city lights. Jill and Jenn are kind and gracious hosts.
Historic Venues does a wonderful job of helping our guests plan and execute their events. They are reasonably priced and work hard to provide a great space and a great time.