The Graylyn Estate is a historic wedding venue located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This 85-room boutique hotel and special events venue prides themselves on their experienced staff and romantic elegance. They offer multiple indoor and outdoor settings for all of your wedding-related events on their 55-acre property. The Graylyn Estate can't wait to bring your vision to life.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 550 guests at this luxurious venue. For your ceremony, you can get married in their White Garden, located on the southwest lawn of the Manor House. It features a stone gazebo, beautiful terrace and year-round white blooming flowers. Another options for your “I do's” is their Rose Garden. It’s perfect for intimate ceremonies and is situated in the cottage-style Mews. For your reception, you can dance the night away in their Living Room Wing. Your guests will enter through their 15th-century French carved doorway in their main entrance hall, and feel like they stepped back in time. This wing features the Living Room, outdoor terraces and Atlantis Room. Or, you can celebrate in the Dining Room Wing for smaller gatherings. This wing boasts the Main Dining Room, Dining Room Porch and the Library, featuring rare Louis XV paneling on the walls.
This vintage-style wedding venue has been a part of the wedding industry for over 25 years. Their experienced staff will assist you with your event planning to ensure your special day is everything you dreamed it to be. They have a bridal suite you can start your day in, as well as an in-house bar. There’s plenty of parking for your guests, and an in-house caterer for all of your culinary needs. Additional services include, but are not limited to:
The Graylyn Estate offers five distinct buildings with 85 uniquely decorated guest rooms for your loved ones to choose between. These buildings include:
The Manor House - features 34 rooms dating back to the 1930s, including two luxurious suites.
Bernard Cottage - sleeps 12 to 24 guests in nine different bedrooms. It’s perfect for the bride's or groom's family.
Bungalows - offers privacy in the heart of the estate grounds.
The Mews - a French-cottage inspired residence featuring 35 guest rooms.
Gardener’s Cottage - a quaint, distinct and private space originally home to the estate’s gardener in 1932. It’s perfect for wedding parties, and sleeps 6 to 12 guests.
13 Reviews for The Graylyn Estate
Recommended by 95% of couples
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David L. · Getting married on 04/03/2023
Excellent venue to host a wedding or any other special day.Sent on 04/02/2021
The venue supported all our request and due to COVID kept me well informed on what we could / could not do based on NC Governors guidance.
Additionally, staying at Graylyn made the experience that much more special and took a lot of stress out of that special day.
Chandler: She did an amazing job walking us around the property, showing us the layout of the manor including hotel rooms available (pet friendly), wedding ceremony, reception, cocktail hour set up, etc. Furthermore, due to COVID, we had to change the date which was a non-issue for Graylyn to include reduction of guest allow from initial contract to final contract.
Susan: She was amazing! As my daughters "Wedding Coordinator", Susan was easy to work with and facilitated the experience. Furthermore, she was very receptive to all my questions/concerns. Additionally, she was accepting of my tent layout to what I wanted, spreadsheet with table seating, meal selection, special request, and under 21 numbers. Susan and her team had the tent set up when we needed to facilitate our wedding items that we brought, managed the staff during the dinner, and even repacked our wedding items after the event, Overall - Susan handled everything and anything I requested, changed, updated, or had questions. Excellent coordinator, could have not ask for a better coordinator.
Jennifer (x2) Reservations: Both Jennifer's assisted me when it came to room reservations. Additionally, with COVID, had room cancelations, then rebooking at least 3 times and they both worked with me to insure we had the number of rooms that I needed. Additionally, they ensured we had "pet friendly" rooms.
Kathy: She was great when dealing with payment(s) and keeping track of all the transactions that I did. She was very helpful if/when I had questions and everything was kept up to date with additions and subtractions from the event.
Overall, great experience with Graylyn but based on asking my daughter if she was happy and satisfied which is all that matters.
Radha · Married on 03/30/2019
Gorgeous Wedding Venue
We got married at the Graylyn estate in March this year. The day turned out perfect - the wedding in the white garden was beautiful, the food was great and the staff was incredible and very efficient and welcoming.
Courtney helped coordinate with us and did a fantastic job of helping us navigate the details of the venue and answering our many many questions throughout the 6 months of planning. She also helped coordinate with the staff on the day and worked closely with our day-of coordinator. Everything worked like clockwork (or we didn't notice otherwise!).
Graylyn was gorgeous and we loved having our wedding there! If we had to do it again, we'd pick Graylyn in a heartbeat.Sent on 08/04/2019
Christine · Married on 10/06/2018
We absolutely loved having our wedding and reception at Graylyn! Laurie was great to work with when we initially booked and she always took the time to answer our questions. From there, we worked with Courtney to coordinate all the details of the day and she was WONDERFUL! She took the time to answer all of our questions throughout the planning process and really listened to our ideas for how we wanted our wedding day to go. She was so responsive, thorough, and detail oriented! Throughout our whole wedding weekend we were so impressed by all of the Graylyn staff as well. Everyone we interacted with was so friendly and welcoming! We could not have imagined a more perfect venue!Sent on 10/25/2018
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I love to design for events at the Graylyn Estate. It is a beautiful venue!