Highgrove Estate is a classic mansion wedding venue in Fuquay Varina, just 30 minutes from Raleigh, North Carolina. The romantic oasis sits on seven acres of lush lawns and oak trees, creating an amazing backdrop for elegant Southern weddings. Say your vows while surrounded by natural beauty and loved ones. Ultimately, you can count on Highgrove Estate to make your big day magical, memorable and stress-free.
Facilities and Capacity
From the charming mansion venue, guests can take in the stunning hilltop views of Laurel Lake. Receptions can be held under the trellis on the lawn or inside by the brick fireplace in the sophisticated Garden Ballroom. Here, you can mingle and relax in the midst of large windows, twinkling chandeliers and a fabric-draped ceiling. The stately house also offers a grand spiral staircase and uncovered brick patio, setting the tone for glamorous photo shoots. Couples can comfortably host up to 200 guests.
To enjoy the venue's Southern hospitality, couples can pick from a variety of professional services. They have designed a range of packages to include all of the necessary elements. Highgrove Estate's wedding-related services include:
All menu items are prepared by the venue's on-site chefs. The Catering Director can host an invitation-only food tasting and create a customized menu. Upon arriving, your wedding party can enjoy a bridal lunch. Serving styles include buffet, plated, hors d'oeuvres, stations and family style. Other catering and bartending services include:
The mansion has private bridal suites for your wedding party. There is also a special suite for parents, grandparents and other relatives to relax in. Guests can use on-site parking and wheelchair accessible facilities.
Since 2003, the venue has been hosting elegant country weddings. Their professional team has more than 15 years of experience.
This Southern mansion estate is 33 minutes from Raleigh, 41 minutes from Durham and 52 minutes from Chapel Hill. Raleigh-Durham International Airport is a 35-minute drive away. Local attractions include Harris Lake County Park, Shearon Harris Reservoir and Uwharrie National Forest. North Carolina State University is 31 minutes away and Duke University is 43 minutes away.
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Charity · Married on 04/29/2018
Our experience with Highgrove was absolutely amazing! (April 2018) The space is breathtaking, the food is incredible (including and especially the cake) and the staff is organized, responsive, happy, helpful and take care of everything on your day, so you can enjoy yourself!Sent on 05/15/2018
I have so many good things to say but I think the best way to convey how wonderful this venue is, is to share my experience with you. On our first visit, it was a cold and nasty day in January and yet I was still in AWE over how stunning this venue this. When we left that day, we knew there was no use in looking for something better because we’d found the best.
Once you book, the communication line is open and they are there to answer any questions in a timely manner. Our coordinator, Jill, as an absolute doll and so helpful. They will go over every single detail with you (some of which I hadn’t even thought of myself). You are invited to a tasting with other couples, which is a full blown party and dinner. The tasting gets you even more excited for the big day because you get to see the venue and staff live and in action!
The week of our wedding, Jill had a family emergency and was unable to coordinate our day. Angela stepped in without a beat! I was so impressed at our rehearsal. I’m so used to being the one to have to take control and at Highgrove, you don’t have to be that person. She completely directed our rehearsal. She covered everything from reminding people not to chew gum to telling me where to pause when walking down the aisle. She was a breath of fresh air to me.
Our wedding was a fairytale – and that’s the word most of our guests chose when they came up to rave about the wedding. Unlike our first visit, it was the most beautiful day it’s been all year! I’m not sure if people say this to all brides because I’ve only been a bride once, but I cannot even tell you how many people have told me that our wedding was the most beautiful wedding they’ve ever been to.
Lauren Baggett · Married on 08/25/2019
Always wanted a Highgrove wedding
Years ago, I don’t remember when, a friend of mine got married at Highgrove I guess right after they added the back dining area (apparently it used to just be a tent), so maybe this was around 2013/14? I thought this venue was gorgeous then.Sent on 09/08/2019
When my fiancé and I got engaged in February of this year, Highgrove was first on my list to visit. They have made an already absolutely gorgeous venue even more gorgeous with all the updates and changes they made to it over the last year and we got to benefit from all of their hard work a few weeks ago.
They provided above and beyond everything I imagined I’d be able to have for our special day. First: The venue is just beautiful and the outdoor pergola sits over this incredible view of the grounds. This time of year everything is beautifully green and lush. All of our guests said they couldn’t believe they were in Fuquay.
Second: the services provided are more than you can think of. They make everything so easy, accessible and understandable. Their whole team is essentially available for questions and the attendants the day of, i couldn’t count. Everyone was so nice and helpful.
Last: our coordinator Britnie was so sweet. I could never repay her for making us feel so special and taken care of over the last 6 or so months. I’m sure she has to put up with so much from so many brides, family members, etc and there’s no telling what she dealt with when it came to me and my family lol BUT if there were issues I didn’t hear about it. She was absolutely wonderful.
We are forever grateful for the staff at Highgrove for making our wedding day so incredibly memorable, beautiful and special.
Kristine · Married on 08/23/2019
All of the staff at Highgrove were simply Amazing! They worked with us a lot and made sure that our special day ran so smoothly! A big shout out to Rachel, Aaron and Angela for making our day the best day of our lives! Highgrove was the most Beautiful and Accommodating venue and am so glad we chose them. Everyone LOVED everything about the venue, food and drinks and they all had the best time! I was also told by our photographer that we were the first wedding he has done that was on time for everything! So again, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!Sent on 08/26/2019
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One of my favorite wedding venues in our area, Highgrove Estate has a very caring and sincere staff. Everything about this amazing venue is exemplary and they offer so many extras as part of their wedding packages that it will make things much easier for your wedding planning. The minute you walk through their red front door, you will be charmed completely.
Highgrove Estate is located just a few miles from our office in Fuquay-Varina. We cannot say enough great things about the venue itself, the staff, or the food (so amazing!). We always look forward to providing services at their location. The venue provides the couple with a private, beautiful space to host their event. The outdoor Ceremony and Cocktail Hour locations are perfect on a sunny North Carolina afternoon. Their gorgeous Ballroom is the ideal setting for a romantic Reception and perfect for dancing into the night! We highly recommend Highgrove Estate!
We have DJd at Highgrove since they started having weddings. Every event is so fun and special and the staff there is great! We always look forward to events there.