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
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:
This package is good for up to 75% Off venue rental costs for all remaining dates from June 1st 2019 through July 31st 2019! Visit and complete the event inquiry form here and be sure to mention the deal offer in the body of your message!
Join Us, From 6pm To 9pm, For A Magical Evening And Meet Our Hand-selected Wedding Professionals, All While Strolling The Grounds Of Castle McCulloch!
Enjoy Complimentary Cocktails & Taste Deliciously Prepared Menu Items From Our Hand Picked Selection Of Caterers. Be Sure To Rsvp Quickly For This Extraordinary Bridal Show! Spaces Fill Quickly, So Register Now To Secure Your Spot!
All Online Tickets Are For The Brides To Be and/or One Partner In The Couple Only: Brides And/Or Partners Take Advantage Of The FREE Online Registration.
Bride/Partner Admission Will Be $10.00 If Registering At The Door, The Day Of The Show.
All Grooms And/Or Guests Are Welcome! All Guest Tickets Are $15.00 (Children Included) And Will Be Available For Purchase On Site The Day Of.
You’ve Been Hearing About It And It’s FINALLY HERE! Join Us For A Summer Blowout For Red Dragon Members Only!
We’ve Planned An Exclusive MEMBERS ONLY Nighttime Experience Full Of Live Music, Dancing, Food, And Aerial Acrobatic Performances. Don’t Forget There Will Be Lots Of Beer, Music From Bands, And Delicious Food! Please Note That This Event Is Not One Of Our Major Festivals. We Want To Show Our Appreciation To Our 1,000 Red Dragon Members With A Fun And Exclusive Night Out At The Castle.
Want To Know What To Expect At The Red Dragon Member Appreciation Event? We Are Excited To Announce The Headliner, Brother’s Pearl! Come Rock Out With Us And Dance The Night Away! There Will Be A Bonfire And Axe Throwing! What CouldBe Better? We’ve Also Booked The One And Only, Fredd Reyes, Who’ll Provide Good Vibes And Tunes We Can Move Too.
How About Entering The Cornhole Tournament Or The Axe Throwing Competition? Maybe We Can Entice You With The Grand Prize… How Does A Free Ticket 4 Pack To Beer And Fear Bash Sound?
If You’re Already A Member Of The Red Dragon Club, Please Click On The “Contact The Organizer” Button, And Request Your Special Red Dragon Member Link. This Link Will Give You Special Access To Purchase Your Discounted $5.00 Entry Ticket.
Not A Member Yet??? No Problem!!! For This Special Event, You Can Join The Red Dragon Club For Just $10.00. ($5.00 Membership And $5.00 Entry)
What Benefits Do I Get For A Basic Red Dragon Club Membership;
Don’t Want To Wait In Line To Enter Any Of Our Events? How Does A Separate, Special, Red Dragon, MEMBERS ONLY, Entry Sound For All Of The Castle Presents Events? No Waiting In Line, You Get To Skip Ahead Of Everyone!
Early, MEMBERS ONLY, Access To Purchase Tickets For Our Major Festivals & Events!
Ability To Attend All “MEMBER ONLY” Events!
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.