Originally constructed in 1832, the Castle McCulloch not only boasts a rich history, but also singular spaces that provide true fairytale backdrops for a unique wedding day! Listed on the National Historic Monument registry, this beautiful castle was modeled after the elegant structures of Europe. The striking architecture of Castle McCulloch makes it a magnificent backdrop for exchanging your vows or dancing the night away. Here they will find stone walls, stained glass, and a magnificent ballroom space with a giant circular chandelier. This venue is located just 15 minutes from the Wet’n Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park and sits approximately 90 minutes outside of Raleigh.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite up to 350 guests to their wedding at Castle McCulloch. This venue has a number of charming locations where couples can host their wedding.
The Great Hall: 75 Guests
The Great Hall on the first floor is a large room of wood and stone where couples can host their ceremony or reception. It seats up to 75 guests for a banquet dinner.Though the building is authentically historic and rich in European architecture, this room gives you all the modern amenities you desire while keeping in time with it’s origins. Take note of the leaded glass archway over the wooden door, leaded glass diamond-pane, leaded-glass windows, solid oak beams, the beautiful heart pine flooring, and stone walls. Take the winding stairway to get a closer look at the cathedral ceiling. Two wrought-iron chandeliers, tapestry and mirror accents inspire regal feelings to all who enter here! This room also connects to a large patio, The Great Hall Patio, perfect for overflow seating or a cocktail reception.
The Queen's Chambers: 56 Guests
With a separate entrance on the lower level of the castle's Great Hall, The Queen's Chambers consists of two rooms, an inner and outer chamber, which open into each other. Here, couples will find the Queen’s Chambers, a gorgeous location where up to 56 guests can congregate for a seated dinner. Warm and intimate, they are perfect for a variety of functions. The Queen's Chambers boasts beautiful high beamed ceilings, intricately leaded glass window panes, slate floors, and a pair of elegant, large bay windows that look out onto the sparkling lake.
The Crystal Garden Ballroom: 350 Guests
Rising on the hillside and overlooking the castle, you'll find the Crystal Garden Ballroom. For larger parties, the Crystal Garden ballroom seats up to 350 guests. Beveled leaded-glass walls are ornately accented with grecian columns, french doors, and a surrounding terrace. Beautiful by day and dazzling by night, this intricately detailed structure features an incredibly styled and sized (40 ft.) crystal chandelier - becoming the focal point of this ballroom with an unusual yet elegant suspended canopy ceiling! This space also connects to a large terrace, The Hillside Terrace. The Hillside Terrace Patio can be used for lovely outdoor ceremonies or intimate receptions of up to 80 guests.
Couples are welcome to use this venue for their ceremony and reception. For rehearsal dinners, couples are invited to exclusive use of the venue, a private section of the space, or a private room. Castle McCulloch also offers onsite parking and event rentals for couples on their wedding day. They can find the following event items available:
Full bar service is available to couples at this event venue. Bartenders serve liquors and beers of all varieties. Couples are also invited to provide outside cake for their wedding, giving them the option to design the exact type of dessert they want for their big day.
Recommended by 83% of couples
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Carole · Married on 01/14/2018
In planning an express timeline wedding in six months, we discovered a treasure. Castle McCulloch and the Crystal Garden is a historic site in the Triad that accommodates an incredibly BEAUTIFUL wedding reception. The venue and price goes unmatched for the wonderful experience. The well-oiled wedding machine that we encountered made every single detail a pleasure! The Castle manager Kellie is a superb representative to make all come together for the venue. The preferred vendors with Castle McCulloch that we chose were absolute professionals at the highest level and surpassed our wedding dreams.Sent on 01/17/2018
Taylor at Castle Catering is the tie that binds. She was our point of contact throughout the entire planning phase and she was the success of our wedding reception. I loved how she saw our vision and executed every element with elegance. Because of Taylor ‘s confidence and ability to guide, advise, and be an outstanding reference for our wedding, she will always be recalled as our guiding light! Yay, Taylor, we sincerely appreciate your professionalism and commend your tremendous talent in event planning!
Hannah with Castle Catering finished the reception strong by making sure that the event flowed smoothly and even down to the last second as we wrapped up the event, Hannah was a champ! Let me discuss the Castle Catering wedding reception dinner… YUM, absolutely delicious! Kudos to Angie and Crew and all involved in creating the edible delights. Their servers, wait staff, bartenders(Mario) all made a great impression on our guests. As I write this, I am over the moon excited that Castle McCulloch and Castle Catering are the ultimate wedding professionals working together to make our wedding reception a lovely success. I also strongly recommend attending the Castle’s seasonal Eat, Drink, and Be Married Bridal Show Expo to meet the wondrous wedding vendors in person and see the Castle in it’s glory.
I give a ten star rating to all! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Erica Nicole · Getting married on 04/28/2020
My experience with Ashley was pleasant.
Staff will work with you and they are awesome!Sent on 03/28/2019
Crystal Rinehardt · Getting married on 11/17/2019
It was exciting and very helpful!
I was given a tour and the property is beautiful. Paulette sent me a binder to keep me on track with what I needed to do. Very helpful!Sent on 03/05/2019
Fabulous DOGGIE FASHIONS
Dog Fashion Show starts at 3 pm
$5.00 per person
Family and Pet Friendly
Police K9 Demos
Dog Tricks & Obedience
Proceeds support Animal C.A.R.E. Foundation and HPPD Retired K9's
Visit website for more info! www.castlemcculloch.com
We Hope You’ll Join Us Tuesday, May 7th 2019, From 6pm – 9pm To Experience The Triad's Most Elegant Bridal Show; The Eat, Drink, & Be Married Wedding Expo! Take In The Majestic Beauty By Strolling The Grounds Of Castle McCulloch While Meeting Our Expertly Selected Wedding Professionals.
For A Limited Time, We're Offering For All The "Brides To Be", FREE Online Registration! Please Note That, Once Online Bridal Registration Is Full, Entry Tickets For All Brides & Guests Will Be Available For Purchase At The Door The Day Of The Event. Guests Of All Ages Are Welcome! This Is An LGBTQ Friendly Event!
About The Robin Hood Camp:
The Adventures In Theatre, Robin Hood Summer Camp Experience, is designed to involve young actors in all aspects of theatre production.
Working with local professional directors, music directors, choreographers, costumers; and scenic artists the campers will learn basic theatre skills, how to audition, stage movement and character development.
After two weeks of theatre games, workshops, a few dance classes and some serious rehearsing, campers will be ready to show their hard work with a complete production including sets, costumes, lights and props on the Castle McCulloch Stage. (ages 8- 18)
Visit CastleMcCulloch.com for more info.
Castle McCulloch has it all! Obviously an uber cool castle, but also lovely grounds with many photo opportunities! They also have a separate reception venue providing a totally different ambience for couples looking for modern elegance. Must see venue!
A great Venue
Very beautiful event space and the people are very easy to work with.