The Historic Wakefield Barn is a wedding venue in Wake Forest, North Carolina. This century old, three-story dairy barn stands tall on 11.5 acres with towering silos and a grandeur of its own. We offer a historic splendor with dramatic arched ceilings, whitewashed shiplap and a cocktail hour space that highlights the restored stable spaces. This venue is ideal for couples looking for a unique venue with a rustic and elegant vibe.
Facilities and Capacity
The 8,000 square foot barn can accommodate from approximately 80 up to 250 guests comfortably. This estate is able to provide a beautiful space for your wedding day, whether it is an intimate gathering or one on a grander scale. Have your ceremony and reception on a historic property that has stood the test of time in Wake County’s agricultural hub.
The Historic Wakefield Barn is part of Wake County’s rich agricultural history. In the 1930s, businessman and philanthropist John Sprunt Hill bought the property to indulge his hobby of raising prize Guernsey cows. Construction of the Wakefield Dairy Complex, including the main barn, began in 1934. Over the years, the property has had several owners and the barn was converted into a horse stable in the 1970s. In the 1990s, the developers of Wakefield subdivision bought the property as they turned the area into a large residential community with a golf course, but the barn still remained in its spot. In 2000, Mary Schilling and her husband, Steve, bought the property when Mary was looking for a place to board her house. Throughout the years, the stable has housed some of North Carolina’s best hunters and jumpers. Now, it is open and welcomes couples in holding their wedding ceremony, reception, or any other event.
Recommended by 83% of couples
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Angel · Getting married on 10/25/2020
I would highly recommend the Wakefield historic barn. This place is absolutely breathtaking and their wedding planners are so accommodating and sweet.Sent on 03/07/2019
Emma Dickinson · Married on 12/08/2018
beautiful and unique venue
We booked the venue while under construction, but it was worth it. The main room is amazing and looks even better in person. The food and service on the day of the wedding were also excellent.Sent on 01/02/2019
Brett Ratkowski · Married on 11/10/2018
Amazing Venue and Staff
What an unbelievable venue to get married at. The staff that runs the Historic Wakefield Barn are Amazing. My wife and I could not have asked for a better wedding planner, thanks Blake. The vendors they recommended were great. All around a great establishment. if you are looking for a rustic outdoor wedding or just want a beautiful indoor wedding this place has it all. The grounds are well kept and beautiful. There are plenty of options if you to choose from. I highly recommend checking this place out. You will not be disappointed.Sent on 12/05/2018
This is a one of a kind venue with the best team around! You simple won't find another place like this to have the wedding of your dreams at. What makes this extra special are the people that own and coordinate the events for it! I can't say enough good things about Chad and Janna, they are so gracious, punctual, and will do everything to make sure that your day is the best and then some! This amazing venue has all of the special things and people that will truly make your wedding day magical!
This is a one of a kind venue with the best team around! You simply won't find another place like this to have the wedding of your dreams at. What makes this extra special are the people that own and coordinate the events for it! I can't say enough good things about Chad and Janna, they are so gracious, punctual, and will do everything to make sure that your day is the best and then some! This amazing venue has all of the special things and people that will truly make your wedding day magical!