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.
Victoria · Married on 05/26/2019
You should just book this place right now.
Currently writing this on the plane to our honeymoon because that’s how much I just loved our venue! High grove is effortlessly gorgeous and so unique. They were so kind and patient with all my bridal questions and craziness! They were flexible with our ideas. All the servers are so professional and kind- it’s TRULY magical! All of our guests are raving, and the pecan crusted chicken... I could eat it everyday! Thank you HG for giving us the most perfect wedding! Xoxo xoxoSent on 05/28/2019
Erica · Married on 04/19/2019
Beautiful estate with an all-inclusive option
Highgrove Estate offers a fairy tale wedding for any bride looking for a modern and southern estate with an all-inclusive option. The house is decorated beautifully and didn’t require a lot decoration for our wedding. The food was delicious. The pecan chicken entrée and sweet potato wedding cake was most definitely our favorites. Angela, Aaron and rest of the Highgrove Estate team did everything to make sure our wedding was everything my husband and I wished for. I’m saying this even after it rained on our wedding day and we moved our ceremony into the ballroom which made it more of an intimate and romantic ceremony. Highgrove Estate always answered my questions in a timely manner. Price to book Highgrove Estate is very reasonable for all the items that you get.Sent on 06/17/2019
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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.