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 89% 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
Lila Jones · Married on 09/28/2019
My husband and I got married at the barn on September 28th of 2019 and it was beautiful! The venue is so unique and breathtaking. Blake Morrin was our wedding planner and she is so amazing. From the late night phone calls, lunch and dinner meetings, and running around with my mom and me to all the vendors to make sure everything was perfect- we cannot thank her enough! My favorite part about working with Blake was that she didn’t feel like a wedding planner, but a friend. The day was so special and beautiful all thanks to Blake and the beautiful Wakefield Barn.Sent on 10/08/2019
Brittany Topakian · Married on 08/31/2019
Amazing wedding venue and service that comes with it!
This venue and the service that comes with it is 10/10. Everything about our wedding was made perfect thanks to our coordinator, Sarah Skrobialowski. She contacted all of our vendors so we wouldn't have to worry about it, always had great suggestions and advice, and made the entire experience memorable and easy going. Instead of being stressed with everything I thought I would have to do she was right there always with a solution and there to help. She always had an updated timeline which was extremeley helpful and would answer any texts/calls right away even on her maternity leave!!!! She is simply amazing, the venue is breathtaking, and the experience is one you will remember for life. I am truly thankful for her assistance and guidance throughout our entire engagment preparing for our big day.Sent on 09/19/2019
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!