Castle McCulloch is a historic banquet hall for couples' weddings in the greater Raleigh, North Carolina area. A classic stone castle, this venue is perfect for couples seeking a royal and vintage wedding venue. 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 500 guests to their wedding at Castle McCulloch. This venue has a number of charming locations where couples can host their wedding. 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 110 guests for a banquet dinner. It also features a large staircase against one wall and a larger overhead chandelier. In the shape of a simple hoop, this metallic chandelier serves as a stunning statement piece for a wedding. This room also connects to a large patio, perfect for overflow seating or a cocktail reception. In the bottom level of the castle, couples will find the Queen's Chambers, a gorgeous location where up to 56 guests can congregate for a seated dinner. For larger parties, the Crystal Garden ballroom seats up to 300 guests. This uniquely circular room features floor-to-ceiling glass walls and a tented top. From the center of this tent hangs a massive crystal chandelier. 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 84% 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.
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! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Tevin · Married on 08/12/2018
Malaysia Castle helped us make sure everything was in place for our wedding with everything from making sure the order of the people in the wedding party came down she was on point and very courteous while addressing any family concerns. Then she talk to manger for us about a communication issue, so she took it in her hands to accommodate each and every guest. She also helped with the wedding flow. Malaysia also remained positive whileSent on 08/14/2018
Under a lot of pressure and she should be recognized for her hard work and dedication.
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Christopher · Married on 04/22/2018
We would really like to thank Paul and Kellie who went beyond everything to make sure our wedding experience was everything that we could imagine and more. From rehearsal to the day of the wedding. They helped with the layout, the setting up and even helping on the timing of entering and pointed out the best places on the grounds for the best photos. We live in Florida and planned our wedding at the Castle without being able to go to the grounds to actually work with someone face to face they made everything flow smoothly. Thank you so much for everything that you two did for us and our families means so much to us. Paul and Kellie
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.