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.
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Ritika · Married on 04/07/2019
Perfect! Magical! Loved this place!
This place is magical. It's a castle!!! My wedding here was like a fairy tale wedding, it was everything I had imagined it to be and more. This venue is beautiful and oh so elegant. Our point of contact here was Paulette and she is great to work with. She really put in effort in making sure we had everything we wanted. The day of coordination by her staff was great too. Everything went smoothly. I literally do not have a single complaint. It was perfect!Sent on 04/09/2019
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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
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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
This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:
Register and attend the May 7th Eat, Drink & Be Married Wedding Expo to receive up to 50% off of the venue price for remaining dates in 2019!
Register online here: www.CastleMcCulloch.com
Brides To Be Register To Attend The May 7th Wedding Show For FREE! Register Here: www.CastleMcCulloch.com
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.
Sleeping Beauty AND The Beast-Half Day - Summer Theatre Camp
About Sleeping Beauty AND The Beast Camp:
The Adventures In Theatre, Sleeping Beauty AND The Beast Half Day camp is specifically designed to introduce younger actors to the wonderful world of the theatre. Children need an imagination to grow, create, think and play.
A Theatrical Experience;
builds self confidence
improves verbal and literary skills,
teaches children patience,
how to work as a team,
how to deal with the unexpected,
and to think creatively.
"Well, we couldn't decide... Sleeping Beauty or Beauty And The Beast? So, Adventures In Theatre & Castle McCulloch present, a half day summer camp: Sleeping Beauty AND The Beast"
Campers will play theatre games and learn to create characters while preparing a small presentation of this "fractured" fairy tale, narrated by the instructor and acted out by the children. There will be a presentation with simple sets and costumes on the Castle McCulloch stage on the last day of camp.
Sleeping Beauty AND The Beast Tuition:
The Cost For Sleeping Beauty AND The Beast is $150 Per Camper For The 1 Week Summer Camp. Each child must be registered separately.
Early Registration Special: Only $125 per
camper if you register and pay before May 1st!
Sleeping Beauty AND The Beast Camp Dates & Times:
The 2019 Sleeping Beauty AND The Beast Summer Theatre Camp Will Begin: July 22nd And Run Through July 26th
The 2019 Sleeping Beauty AND The Beast Summer Theatre Camp Will Start At 9:00am And Run Through 12:00pm, Monday Through Friday.
Sleeping Beauty AND The Beast Performance: Performance Tickets Will Be Available Online Soon
Performance Date & Time: Friday July 26th At 11:30am
All Camp Questions Should Be Directed To: The Camp Director, Bobby Bodford (336) 971-3973
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.