The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve

5581 Harward Lane, Raleigh, NC 27606 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve

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.

Services Offered
The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve is happy to host bridal showers, engagement parties, elopements, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. Wedding packages include a site coordinator, 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.

Other Facilities
The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve hosts several other facilities. Those include:

  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • Valet
  • Shuttle
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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Katie · Married on 10/29/2018

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    The perfect place for a perfect day

    Our wedding was the most perfect day ever thanks in a large part to the wonderful people at The Meadows! This crew really went the extra mile to make sure everything went smoothly. They had all the furniture we needed, provided plenty of lawn games, and we didn’t have to do much extra to decorate. They even built a grate to go over their fire pit just so we could have s’mores cones. The entire venue is gorgeous, spacious, and full of so many unique and darling details. My only regret is that we didn’t rent it for the whole weekend!

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    The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve's reply:

    Your wedding was so beautiful! (love the smoke bomb pictures, they are the coolest!)

    We loved getting to know you guys and to give you the perfect day. We wish you two the best future together and fun adventures!
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    Kate King · Married on 10/06/2018

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    The Perfect Wedding Venue

    My husband and I got married at the Meadows in October 2018 and I cannot say enough wonderful things about this venue!! First of all, the venue is absolutely stunning. The Meadows' 115 acres of rolling hills and beautiful meadows are such a perfect backdrop for a wedding. Our pictures were gorgeous! Second, the Meadows is conveniently located in Raleigh for easy access for wedding guests, but it definitely feels like more of a destination wedding venue. Third, the houses located on the property are amazing and so well done, and lodging for you, your wedding party, etc. is included in the price of booking the venue! We loved getting to spend some extra time with our wedding party with everyone staying on the property for the weekend. Fourth, and very importantly, the staff at the Meadows were so nice and accommodating to us throughout the whole wedding planning process. Hannah and Anna were so great to work with and made sure everything was perfect for our big day!! Fifth, we felt that the Meadows was incredibly reasonably priced for all that is included when you book - lodging at two houses on the property, furniture, tables, chairs, decor, etc. etc. I honestly cannot recommend the Meadows highly enough and would definitely encourage any newly engaged couples on the hunt for a wedding venue to check it out!!

    Sent on 12/07/2018

    The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve's reply:

    Thank you so much! We are so happy we got to get all the good marks on your list :) We had so much fun getting to know you guys and helping create a great weekend for you two, and your families! We wish you guys all the best, and have a wonderful future together!

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The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? No
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • Describe your venue: Farm/Ranch, Garden, Inn/B&B
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • 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, Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi
  • What event items are available? Altar/Arch, Chairs, Furniture, Tables
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March

Real Weddings

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  • Feb Sat

    Wedding Open House

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    • When:
      Feb 09, 2019 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
    • Location:
      5581 Harward Lane, Raleigh, Raleigh

    You and your party are invited to tour + taste with us at The Meadows, the Triangle’s most unique wedding venue.

    The Meadows is a heritage farm on a 115 acre land preserve located minutes from the heart of Raleigh. From a wooded chapel under towering oaks to a flowing field of prairie grasses, there is a perfect ceremony site for everyone.

    20+ locally loved vendors will showcase their talents throughout the property, letting you experience the natural beauty of The Meadows with catering and bar samples, live DJ’s, styled tables & ceremony sites, floral and makeup demonstrations, lawn games, and more!

    Attendees receive a $500 discount towards any future wedding package!

    We invite you to enjoy the day with friends + family, please be sure to register for tickets. We look forward to seeing you!

    Please register for your tickets at https://www.themeadowsraleigh.com/joinus

    Featured Vendors:

    +Rocky Top Catering | Meeting premiere wedding needs with an award winning & full service team
    +Happy Cardinal Catering | Providing excellent fresh ingredients and superior service through catering
    +Green Planet Catering | Highlighting seasonal foods in a creative way for any event style
    + Durham Catering Company | Setting the table so that you steal the show. Wedding & event catering
    +Brewmasters | Bringing craft beer, wine, and signature cocktails to events throughout the Triangle
    +Mews Design | Providing undivided attention as an exclusively wedding florist.
    +Gathering Co | Creating + coordinating unique and intimate weddings
    +Plume Events | Offering turnkey wedding planning through design, floral design, coordination, and vintage rentals
    +CE Rentals | Offering comprehensive selections of fabrics, colors, flatware, speciality furniture, and more
    +All Around DJ Raleigh | Creating a memorable party + reception for any event
    + Wedded Kiss | Bridal makeup artistry. Award winning + on-demand beauty!
    +CK Creations | Making carefully crafted & thoughtful art works and design suites, curated to each client

    ...Stay tuned for additional vendors!

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements

  • The Gathering Co.
    The Gathering Co. Wedding Planners

    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!

  • Kivus & Camera
    Kivus & Camera Wedding Photographers

    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

  • All Around Raleigh DJ Company
    All Around Raleigh DJ Company Wedding DJs

    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!

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  • 5581 Harward Lane Raleigh, North Carolina, NC 27606 See on map
    919-629-0778 (Phone number)

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