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.
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:
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:
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.
The venue can provide a bridal suite. During your celebration, guests may use on-site parking, valet parking and wheelchair accessible facilities.
Preston Woodall House is able to host a variety of your wedding events. These gatherings include:
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.
Recommended by 99% of couples
Laura · Married on 10/28/2017
I can't even begin to express how amazing it was to get married at the Preston Woodall House. Not only is the house beautiful, with room to house 26 guests, and all-inclusive, but they have the BEST staff of any of the vendors we worked with. Nick and DJ, our coordinator and chef, made our wedding great. Multiple people have told me that the rest of the staff, especially Kim, helped them with whatever they needed. From signing the contract to packing up the morning after, they had smiles on their faces and gave us a helping hand with everything. When I was getting a headache during the reception, Kim gave me a neck massage. I forgot my cousin has extensive food allergies (oops, wedding brain), and they got her a plate of stuff she could eat during the middle of the reception. Everyone was so welcoming, and honestly it felt like Nick and DJ were part of the family by the time everything was over! On top of that, the house was breathtaking. We really loved that everything happened in one place, that I could get ready upstairs, that our whole bridal party and their guests could stay on site with us, and that the ceremony and reception happened in the ballroom. After the rehearsal dinner, we were able to have a karaoke night in the ballroom because we had the house for the whole weekend! And DJ told us ghost stories. It was so wonderful, I'm so grateful for everything they did for us and how amazing they made our special day.
Sarah · Married on 11/25/2017
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.
Bella · Married on 11/11/2017
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!!!!!!!!!!!
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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.