The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve is an event venue located on a heritage farm in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It’s a blend of Southern elegance, rolling meadows, and mature forests. It’s 105 acres of nature and beauty. The venue is a perfect natural setting and it can accomodate large weddings. Heron Hall sits among dense pine trees, making your wedding cozy, intimate, and peaceful. These qualities won’t be compromised with a big wedding at The Meadows.
Facilities And Capacity
The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve can accommodate a maximum capacity of 1,000 guests. Heron Hall is a seamless combination of both indoors and outdoors, perfect for a wedding reception. The venue has preserved the property’s history, and restored Heron Hall from the farm’s original warehouse and grain silo. The amazing oversize glass roll-up doors are ideal for gazing out over the 115 acre prairie preserve. Take pictures under the green roof trellis or on the inner courtyard. Guests will enjoy the evening under lofted ceilings or a covered arbor. The Aerie House is where the bride and the bridal party will prepare before you say “I do.” The Aerie House holds an open hearth, Venetian style glass chandeliers, kitchen, living-dining rooms, and a bridal suite fit for a queen. The Roost is where the groom will get ready. It’s a ranch style retreat with two bedrooms, guest room, dressing room, kitchen, fireplace, flat screens, bar, poker, ping pong, and a dedicated beer fridge.
The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve is happy to host bridal showers, engagement parties, elopements, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. Wedding packages include a venue representive, reclaimed furniture, tables, and chairs. This venue requires pre-approval of vendors. Weekend weddings include rehearsal dinner space, early arrival, late checkout, lodging for 18+, lodging for traveling family, picnics and brunches, and additional time for deliveries and photography sessions.
The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve hosts several other facilities. Those include:
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Alyssa · Getting married on 01/01/2020
Absolutely perfect venue
Getting married at The Meadows was hands down the best decision we could have made! First, the venue itself is absolutely beautiful. It is a hidden gem tucked away off the main road. The nature and privacy makes you forget you're still so conveniently located to all the attractions of the triangle. Second, the team's emphasis on sustainability was a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry. The venue comes with a beautiful and eclectic selection of furniture and decorations that prevents extra waste and consumerism. Lastly, Hannah and the team were all incredibly easy to work with. They were professional, attentive and went above and beyond to accommodate our needs from the first tour all the way to the end of our wedding.Sent on 04/28/2019
The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve's reply:You are so kind!! I loved getting to know you and help create the perfect day for you two! It means a lot to us that you loved our venue and the space we have created. We are so honored we got to celebrate with you and your families!
Emily Petrilla · Getting married on 12/09/2019
So many options, great people to work with, beautiful grounds!
Where can I start? The Meadows was perfect for my husband, Joe, and I. We were having a hard time deciding where to book, and once we met Anna, Kelly and Hannah, we felt so sure in our decision. It was like talking to old friends. We were the first wedding to include dogs in the ceremony and on the grounds, and Anna was super open to it! We have 4 small Jack Russells, and they can be a handful! But Anna worked with us so we could have piece of mind with having them there. There are so many options when it comes to this venue, for ceremony or reception. We wanted super bohemian vibe, the ability to have live music and yard games, and a mostly outdoor event space. The Meadows offered just that. We really loved how down-to-earth everyone was and how welcoming and supportive they were of our wedding. No request was too much. Their team is just so sweet and accommodating, and not to mention the grounds and houses on the property are beyond beautiful. I felt very lucky to have found this gem. I would not hesitate to have another event at The Meadows in the future. I'm literally just thinking of random events so we can do just that... doggie birthday party, anyone? :) Thank you guys for such a great planning process and event. We truly enjoyed working with you.Sent on 05/29/2019
The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve's reply:You are too sweet (in tears!!) We loved getting to know you two (and the pups too!) We are honored we got to celebrate with you and Joe, and provide the perfect space for your dream wedding day! Don't be strangers, and pop in for a visit!
Deb · Married on 05/24/2019
The Meadows is a combination of classy with a taste of Southern charm.
The Meadows is a combo of classy with a taste of Southern charm.Sent on 05/26/2019
The reception areas are a decorators delight. There are so many different textures and fun things to work with. It was truly amazing the day of the wedding.
We chose to secure the venue for the entire weekend . It was the best decision we could have made. It seemed like a destination wedding in our own backyard.
Not all the friends in the wedding party knew each other and being onsite gave them time to get to know each other. It was friends making friends.
The venue was not only a perfect venue for the wedding but an amazing backdrop for the photographer. The photos are absolutely amazing. Shout our to Justyn Lord Photography. She captured the true essence of the weekend.
Last but not least, thank you to Hannah and The Meadows for making it such a special memory.
Hanna was great to work with and never made us feel like any question was not important.
Thanks to all.
The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve's reply:You are too kind! We were so honored to celebrate with all of you, and it was our pleasure to provide the perfect space! You guys were so much fun to work with, and you had an amazing team for the weekend. Don't be strangers, and let us know if you can visit!
Where do I start? The Meadows is an amazing venue with so much to offer. We love planning weddings here and the owners are a dream to work with. We feel a sense of peace the moment we drive on site and it only gets better from there - over 100 acres, 4 ceremony/reception sites, furniture, outdoor patio space, indoor/outdoor bar, 2 beautiful houses for the bridal party and family, and so much more. This team and venue provides a professional and unique experience to all who visit and we are thankful to work with them. We could go on forever, but long story short, we are huge fans and supporters!
The Meadows is such a fun venue and a photographer's dream! Everywhere you look on the property there's a beautiful photo to be made. The main house has wonderful light for the bride to get ready, the groom's house has awesome color, and the main reception area is one of the most unique looking spaces around. Then there are the grounds. The "meadows" themselves are GORGEOUS whether they're green, golden, or covered in snow. Of course, how pretty the venue is wouldn't really matter if weren't managed well, but the team at The Meadows is AMAZING. They are all so kind and go out of their way to make sure everyone is having a great time. I LOVE photographing here!! Give me more Meadows at Firefly Farm weddings please!! Elyssa Kivus Kivus & Camera
The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve is a stunning and unique wedding venue! You'll never find the combination of things that they have onsite from the vast expanse of land (over 100 acres) located just outside of downtown Raleigh to a house just for the bride's entourage and a house just for the groom's party and then two wedding building in addition to those. Add in lots of unique styling, tons of amazing photo spots and great help from the staff and you have a venue that is going to be a hot spot for local clients for years to come!