The Oaks at Salem is an elegant wedding venue in Apex, North Carolina. They have everything you are look for by providing numerous options for both outdoor and indoor entertaining. They combine centuries-old charm with the best of modern conveniences and the setting is designed to capitalize on the views from every vantage point. Situated on over 11 pastoral acres with mature hardwoods and beautiful landscaping, this manor provides a plethora of photographic opportunities as well. The main level of the house offers a cozy fireplace and over 1,000 square feet of veranda overlooking their ceremony wall, one acre pond, and newly acquired rustic barn. Book now for memories you can cherish for a lifetime!
Facilities and Capacity
Their expansive grounds provide many options for your special day. Whether you are looking for a grand affair or a more intimate gathering, they will be able to accommodate your needs. The Oaks offer 11 pastoral acres as well as a charming main house. This space has the opportunity to provide multiple indoor and outdoor options depending on your vision. Plus, couples can get ready in their respective suites with enough room to accommodate them and their wedding parties. With three event spaces to work with, this mansion has the ability to accommodate up to 299 guests.
Not only will you secure the perfect location for your wedding, but you will also get the opportunity to work with their talented on-site coordinators as well as a team of trustworthy, passionate, and dedicated vendors. They promise to devote a high level of attention to you and your event’s details throughout the entire planning process. Their other wedding event services include:
The Oaks at Salem is conveniently located only 15 miles from downtown Raleigh and only two miles from historic downtown Apex. In addition, this historic spot is less than one mile from Highway 64, making it easy for guests to travel to.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Jen · Married on 07/08/2018
Where to begin? I am beyond impressed with the Oaks at Salem. From the very beginning, everyone we talked with and worked with was extremely helpful. Becky, our day-of coordinator, was so on top of things. She thought of details we had never considered (such as a drinks stand by walkway to the ceremony site since our wedding was in July) and took so much stress out of the day itself. Several of my bridesmaids and family members have commented on just how organized and helpful she was, especially since my mom was handicapped at the time and needed extra help getting from place to place. She took care of everything on the day itself, from supervising the decorations to ensuring that all of our bags were in the get-away car (and she even helped to pack food to bring with us). The venue itself is beautiful, and the inclusion of tables, chairs, linens, and decor items in the rental helped us save on so much money. So many of the guests complimented the site and just how lovely it was on the day itself. We honestly could not be happier! Thank you so much for making our wedding day an amazing, memorable one that was enjoyed by all!Sent on 08/03/2018
Lexi Godfrey · Getting married on 05/17/2020
Amazing and fantastic
Great experience! Lovely venueSent on 05/14/2019
Janelle Studdard · Married on 09/01/2019
A Hidden Gem!
We are so glad we found The Oaks at Salem. We worked directly with April (owner) and Aubriana was our wedding coordinator. Both were extremely personable and thorough. Not a single detail was missed, and everything was so organized and ran smoothly.Sent on 09/15/2019
The grounds are breathtaking and close to home! Living in Cary and having the majority of our guests flying in from around the country (as well as outside of the country), it was important to us to secure a location near plenty of things to do but within reasonable driving distance to the airport.
The Oaks at Salem has a "vendor marketplace" that was incredibly helpful to us as this was the first wedding we were trying to plan. April was incredibly informative, friendly, and professional. Any questions that we had that popped up, we would email and they would get back to us usually within a few minutes!
Aubriana did a phenomenal job doing day-of-coordination for our vendors as well as letting guests know where to go, etc. She and the rest of the staff really went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed.
We can't say enough about our experience at The Oaks at Salem. The property is gorgeous, and there is ample parking, with plenty of space for guests to hang out and be comfortable. It was especially helpful that the Oaks at Salem had a preferred vendor list. It made planning and working with all of our vendors so seamless.
We highly recommend The Oaks at Salem for your next wedding event. We were not disappointed, and we're still receiving compliments from guests nearly 2 weeks later about this beautiful, hidden gem!
Janelle & Greg Studdard
April is generous, bright, and kind. I am proud to be a preferred vendor for the Oaks at Salem.
The Oaks at Salem is a fabulous wedding venue for people looking for that genuine rustic feel without venturing too far from the city. April and her team have put together a really lovely place for couples to get married with a lot of room for getting ready and prep time as well as gorgeous grounds for the ceremony and reception. As a photographer, I am drawn to the gorgeous light this venue has and the artistic possibilities it offers for the bride and groom in search of photography above and beyond the norm.
I've worked with Veni Ridout twice recently and I can honestly say that she is the most organized planner I've worked with. Every detail is worked out and she does this with a smile on her face and a pep in her step! She is talented, efficient, and super easy to work with. I highly recommend Veni and The Oaks at Salem!