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Pricing information

Reception
$8,000 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Reception
$5,000 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
These prices are available for the months of Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct. These prices are available for the months of Jan, Feb.

About

On WeddingWire since 2012

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.

Services Offered

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:

  • Bridal suite for you to get ready in beforehand
  • Setup and clean up
  • Event planning with their highly qualified team of coordinators
  • Event rentals including tables, chairs, linens, and more
  • State-of-the-art lighting and sound
  • Pet friendly venue meaning your furry friends can join in on the fun too
  • Wireless internet for you and your guests to use to document the affair
  • Shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • Wheelchair access available
  • Liability insurance

Location

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.

  • Woman-owned
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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?

$8,000

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

$5,000

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?

$500

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Describe your venue:

Garden
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
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Reviews of The Oaks at Salem

4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
77 Reviews
97% recommend it
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Weddingwire
4.8/5 77 reviews
Google
4.6/5 124 reviews
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Rebecca S. Sent on 11/26/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Gorgeous Vendue

TOAS was a GORGEOUS wedding venue! We've received so many compliments on our venue from our guests. April was great to work with, answering any questions and being responsive. We really felt like we got our money's worth as TOAS were including items in the base price that other venues would charge extra. They also provided a list of their preferred vendors which was super helpful for planning. You do have to work with 2 specific vendors when at TOAS - Southern Skies which they are amazing and Curated Events which I personally would have preferred another company but not major complaints. PLENTY of room on the premises, never felt like our guests were overcrowded and also had lots of options for pictures. Be mindful of transportation as only certain size buses can fit in the driveway (which April includes in a wedding package) With fall/winter weddings, keep at eye on the weather as heaters may be needed but with the tent flaps closed, the heat stay very well inside. I was sweating during out Nov, 55 degree outside wedding. 100% would recommend TOAS.
Megan
Megan W. Sent on 12/31/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect venue!

We absolutely loved our July 2023 wedding at the Oaks at Salem! It really was the perfect venue. I wanted a green outdoor space, and it was also a priority that we be not too far from the airport/hotels for the ease of our guests. We love that it was right near downtown Apex but felt like we were in the country. The ceremony and reception spaces are GORGEOUS! It rained during our ceremony, but it felt magical (they do have a rain plan under the reception tent). There is also plenty of room for both bridal parties to get ready on-site and not risk seeing each other. We also felt like we were getting a great value because the venue comes with some decorations, which we used for our ceremony and reception. April, the owner, also gives out a preferred vendor list when you book. This made booking all of our vendors so much easier! We can't recommend the Oaks at Salem enough!!
Erin
Erin H. Sent on 10/29/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best venue there is!

I went to an event (not a wedding) at The Oaks at Salem in 2019. The venue was so beautiful and I said “I will get married here one day”. Fast forward 2 years to when I got engaged. I knew I didn’t want to tour any other venues. We went straight to The Oaks to meet with April and immediately booked our wedding for the following year (2022). We got married at The Oaks at Salem last weekend and I can not say enough wonderful things about this venue and the team behind it. If you want your wedding to go off without a hitch, book The Oaks like yesterday! It has a wonderful bridal sweet for your entire bridal party to get ready together. It has a great groom suite with a tv so the men can watch football (or whatever else) while they get ready (I may or may not have snuck down there to watch my tigers play while my crew got ready). It has so many options for great photos. It really is a wonderful, wonderful venue. I’m genuinely sad that our day is over. If I could relive it every day, I would.
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Awards

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Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements
The Crepe Cakerie The Crepe Cakerie Wedding Cakes

April is generous, bright, and kind. I am proud to be a preferred vendor for the Oaks at Salem.

Joe Payne Photography Joe Payne Photography Wedding Photographers

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.

Weddings by Heidi Weddings by Heidi Wedding Officiants

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!

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