The Preston Woodall House is a 1910 Queen Anne-style bed and breakfast located in Benson, North Carolina. Located only 25 minutes south from Raleigh, North Carolina, our historical wedding venue has luxurious accommodations and diverse amenities. We provide both indoor and outdoor settings for your big day, as well as offer a variety of wedding packages to accommodate your individual tastes and budget.
Facilities and Capacity
The Preston Woodall House can accommodate up to 300 guests for ceremonies and receptions in our 9,500-square-foot venue. You can dance the night away in our elegant, 2,800-square-foot Cora Lily Grand Ballroom, where you and your guests will experience beautiful chandeliers, Raymond Waites wallpaper, and Queen Anne decor throughout. For your ceremony, you can say your “I do’s” inside, or outside, surrounded by gorgeous gardens and tranquil fountains.
Our full-service venue offers multiple wedding packages to choose from, including all-inclusive options, and destination weekend options, where you can celebrate from Friday through Sunday. We also offer wedding planning services, as well as a wedding-day management package. There’s plenty of complimentary parking for your guests, as well as overnight accommodations. Additional services include, but are not limited to:
Preston Woodall House offers 13 onsite guest rooms and cottages for your friends and family to stay in. Your guests will enjoy a complimentary, full breakfast in the Kaitlyn Elizabeth Sunroom, along with luxury linens, and queen-size Park Place plush/firm mattresses. Each beautifully decorated room features cable TV, DVD player, and free wifi.
Our unique wedding venue has an exclusive, in-house Chef to take care of all your culinary needs. Our experienced staff is sophisticated, polished, and promises to deliver the highest quality of service to you and your guests. Couples can choose from heavy hors d'oeuvres, a buffet, a plated meal, carving stations, or themed menus. Our Chef will even create a custom menu tailored to your individual preferences. We also offer a variety of alcohol for all of your beverage needs. Sample plated entrees include:
If you or your other half are a first responder or in the military, we offer a 5% discount on all wedding packages as a way of thanking you for your service to our community and country.
74 Reviews for Preston Woodall House
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Emily Lassiter · Married on 09/14/2019
The best venue
I had my DREAM wedding 9-14-19. Joel and his highly talented team were amazing from the day we walked in even before booking. They treated us like family and never made you feel like they had a bunch of other brides planning a wedding there that season they were helping. Joel was always available to talk to or meet. The staff was highly professional and the kindest people. I have absolutely not ONE complaint I honestly got more than I even asked for. Joel and his team helped me have a wedding that was elegant, fun and affordable! A day I will never forget and that guests are still talking about almost 6 months later. We ❤️ You
Shout out to the great staff:
Timmy, Shannon, Taylor, Shaun, Katherine, Tracy, Stacy, Kim, Robert. Stephanie and everyone else that helped us!Sent on 01/20/2020
Heather Foster · Getting married on 07/08/2026
A great venue for a wedding!
We attend a several weddings here and enjoyed the whole experience. From the wedding itself to the wonderful food and staff. Everything looked so beautiful. I would recommend ths venue to anyone looking for a place to get married. I am not getting married but would not let me put this past year in.Sent on 12/18/2019
Anjelica McNeill · Married on 04/11/2020
Magnificent weekend wedding!
I was recently married at the Preston Woodall House and I had an absolutely amazing, out of this world, experience. Chef Jon prepared delectable food, the staff displayed astounding service, and Kaitlyn and Joel (while maintaining total professionalism) made the entire planning process so fun, enjoyable, and relaxed. I cannot sing all of their praises enough. We also loved all of the accommodations that are offered, as it made it very easy and convenient to have everyone right there together, and the breakfast that followed each morning. Should I need a venue for any event in the future, I will undoubtedly make a beeline straight back to the Preston Woodall House! Highly recommend!Sent on 12/19/2019
ETA: Although my "getting married on date" is set for 2020, I have repeatedly tried to put the date as 11/16/2019 and it won't change. However, we have been happily married for 33 days. :)
***YOU CAN CONFIRM YOUR WEDDING DATE NOW WITH NO DEPOSIT UNTIL JUNE 1, 2020!***
Due to Covid-19, we are having to adapt to changing times and would like to help future bride and grooms feel secure in their decision process when choosing a venue. The Preston Woodall House is now letting all future couples book their dates without any deposit/payment until June 1, 2020 for their future wedding and reception. Please call or text us at 919.669.0170 for more information!
Lovely venue that attracts the loveliest of clients. It's a pleasure to work here when the opportunity arises!
Joel & The staff at Preston Woodall House are just amazing! I cant even describe how attentive they are to each and every Couple! They are extremely responsive, they pitch in on things that are not necessarily their job which a lot of place don't do....AND THE FOOD....AMAZING! I LOVE working with you all! Can't wait until next time!
The Preston Woodall House has been excellent each time I've worked their. Their staff does a fabulous job of keeping the bridal party refreshed and fed during the portraits, and the food has been delicious every time. They make you feel really pampered even as a wedding professional. It is a beautiful building with lovely people running it.