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Pricing information

Price range: $8,500 - $10,500 Price range: $7,500 - $9,500
Couples usually spend $9,500 Couples usually spend $8,500
Reception
$10,000 starting price
Ceremony
$8,000 starting price
Bar service
$38 per person
Reception
$7,000 starting price
Ceremony
$5,000 starting price
Bar service
$38 per person
These prices are available for the months of Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov. These prices are available for the months of Jan, Feb, Mar, Jul, Aug, Dec.

About

On WeddingWire since 2017

The Historic Wakefield Barn in Wake Forest, North Carolina is a wedding venue and part of Wake County鈥檚 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 the 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鈥檚 best hunters and jumpers. Now, it is open and welcomes couples in holding their wedding ceremony, reception, or any other event.

Facilities and Capacity

The 8,000-square-foot barn can accommodate approximately 80 to 250 guests comfortably. The Historic Wakefield Barn 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鈥檚 agricultural hub.

Services Offered

The Historic Wakefield Barn hosts wedding ceremonies and receptions, including elopements. It also accommodates other wedding-related gatherings, like engagement parties, showers, and rehearsal dinners. The venue staff offer bar services, cleanup, and the use of accommodations, event rentals, get-ready rooms, and outside vendors.

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Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$10,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$7,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$8,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$5,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Glassware
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$38

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Barn
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Plated
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Shuttle

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
December
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Reviews of The Historic Wakefield Barn

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4.7 out of 5 rating
4.7 out of 5 rating
20 Reviews
94% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.6 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.7/5 20 reviews
Google
4.8/5 165 reviews
Rachel
Rachel S. Sent on 01/10/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best Choice I Could Have Made

I got married in December of 2023, and it was the best day of my life - in large part because I chose the Historic Wakefield Barn as my venue.

The staff was incredibly responsive, and they maintained constant communication with me throughout the entire process. I was able to accommodate all my guests and their accessibility needs. I also had a huge bridal suite that fit my seven bridesmaids, the mothers and grandmother, and the makeup artists and photographer/videographer - all without getting too crowded. The best part was being able to have the wedding, cocktail hour, and reception all in the same building, but with each part of the day having a different feel.

The whole day went smoothly and I couldn鈥檛 have asked for a better venue. I would highly recommend this to any couple who wants a memorable and special event.
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Erika K. Sent on 03/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Elopement Dream!!

My husband and I eloped here with our closest family members! It was the most beautiful experience. Brent is hands down the best coordinator. We had the whole venue to ourselves, including the bride and grooms suite, indoor and outdoor venue, horses, and more. Highly recommended!!! 5 stars is not enough!
Emily
Emily A. Sent on 07/26/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible venue

Such a beautiful venue for our wedding we are so happy that we had our special day at the Historic Wakefield Barn!
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Awards

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Team

Brent Shelton
Brent Shelton
Venue Manager

Hello! My name is Brent, and I am the venue manager here at The Historic Wakefield barn!

My passion for event planning has led me into the wedding industry and I couldn't love it more. Not only do I get to wear my boots to work, but I get the chance to meet so many amazing couples from all over the state, and the East Coast!

Working at the barn could not be more peaceful. I love the rolling hills and historic buildings that I get to call 'my office'.

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Brice Hursey Brice Hursey Wedding Musicians

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!

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The Historic Wakefield Barn frequently asked questions

The Historic Wakefield Barn includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Glassware
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The Historic Wakefield Barn includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at The Historic Wakefield Barn includes:
  • Bartender(s)
The space offered by The Historic Wakefield Barn for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Barn
  • Historic Building
The Historic Wakefield Barn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
The Historic Wakefield Barn offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Historic Wakefield Barn offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
The Historic Wakefield Barn offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Tables
The Historic Wakefield Barn is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in average response time, 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.7 in value and 4.6 in flexibility.

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