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About Preston Woodall House

Preston Woodall House is a Benson-based bed and breakfast wedding venue located just 25 minutes from Raleigh, North Carolina. The historic inn offers lavish outdoor gardens, making it perfect for celebrations inspired by nature and classic elements. Guests will adore the old-style charm and Southern hospitality of this vintage wedding venue.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can host up to 400 guests in the historic wedding venue. The 3,000-square-feet Cora Lily Grand Ballroom includes tables and chairs, while the gardens provides an open and natural space for ceremonies. From grand weddings to intimate celebrations, the venue welcomes gatherings of all sizes.

Services Offered
Preston Woodall House is ready to accommodate you in anyway possible. They have a wide range of wedding packages, including all-inclusive options. Couples may select from:

  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning and coordination
  • Event rentals
  • Chairs and tables
  • Dance floor
  • Tents
  • Tent accessories

The catering team is lead by an in-house chef. With their extensive selection of meal options, the service staff is happy to customize the menu. Serving styles include buffet, plated, hors d’oeuvres, carving stations and themed menus. Catering services and items include:

  • Bartending
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

There are 13 overnight room accommodations available. In every space, guests can expect luxury linens and a full breakfast in the Kaitlyn Elizabeth Sun Room.

Other Facilities
The venue can provide a bridal suite. During your celebration, guests may use on-site parking, valet parking and wheelchair accessible facilities.

Other Services
Preston Woodall House is able to host a variety of your wedding events. These gatherings include:

  • Bridal shower
  • Engagement party
  • Ceremony
  • Reception

The bed and breakfast is a historic Queen Ann residence. It was built in the early 1900s for Preston Woodall, the owner of a large department store. He owned and operated 20 farms and five saw mills throughout Benson and was active in community affairs. Today, Joel Hurley owns the property. Joel and his team have been hosting weddings for more than 15 years.

Preston Woodall House is conveniently located near Interstate-95 and Interstate-40. It is 35 minutes from downtown Fayetteville and 37 minutes from downtown Raleigh. Raleigh-Durham International Airport is 52 minutes away.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Raleigh

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63 Reviews for Preston Woodall House

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My fiancé and I are getting married in November of 2017 and we honestly can't be happier with our choice. Joel, the owner, honestly sold us on himself (the venue is beautiful enough to speak for itself!!) the first time we met him. Joel and his team (especially Nick & DJ) treat each couple and family like they are the only people that they are working with. They cater so well to everyone's individual wants and needs and will go out of their way to ensure that you vision comes true. I could honestly go on and on but you really won't be able to understand how amazing this venue and staff are until you get to personally work with them. You will not be sorry.

Profile Picture Sarah, 11/25/17, 7 Reviews
Category: Catering, Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location, Wedding Planning

The 1st word that comes to mind when I think or speak of this wonderful like piece of heaven on Earth is unbelievable. I had the pleasure to stand as Maid of Honor as my brother married his beautiful new wife. I have to say the amount of time, care, energy, and passion that came from the management and staff was just unparalleled. There was no need unattended or even unanticipated. Chef DJ made a phenomenal meal fit for royalty, and Nick gave my brother and sister in law a ceremony totally flawless. The staff was the best I have ever seen and I can't imagine a single detail that was missed or would need to be changed. I would recommend this beautiful place to anyone from now til the end of time. Just totally 1st class and 5 stars across the board!!!!!!!!!!!

Profile Picture Bella, 11/11/17, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

Preston Woodall House Pricing

Preston Woodall House Price Rates

Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $4,995.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $2,495.00
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Set Up
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Catering Prices Include:
Cake Cutting

Preston Woodall House FAQ

Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
Guest Minimum
Event Spaces
Ballroom, Historic, Inn/B&B
Classic, Vintage
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner
Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Event Rentals
Set Up
All Inclusive Packages
In-House Bar
In-House Catering
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Wireless Internet
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Tent Accessories
Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Audio Equipment
Chocolate Fountain
Wheelchair Access

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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.

We love working with the staff at Preston Woodall House. They are always friendly and take care of the Bride as well as the vendors. I look forward to working with you in this upcoming wedding season. 360Vision Events Seth Felder



201 East Hill Street, Benson, NC 27504   See On Map
919-894-7025 (phone)
Preston Woodall House is a wedding venue from Benson, NC. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. Preston Woodall House is a professional wedding venue that has been part of the Triangle wedding industry for 15 years. We specialize in ceremonies, receptions and overnight accommodations.