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The Sutherland

Wake Forest, North Carolina View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
57 reviews
$8k - $11k For 100 Guests

About

$8k - $11k For 100 Guests

The Sutherland is a romantic wedding venue in Wake Forest, North Carolina. This location offers luscious gardens, suites for both bridal and groom parties, as well as a variety of space to choose from for your special day. With over six acres of ancient oaks and stately magnolias, this venue offers a classic and rustic atmosphere for you and your guests to enjoy. Whether you are having an intimate ceremony or the event of the millennium, they provide various location options on their property to suit your needs. Book The Sutherland now for an unforgettable wedding event.

Facilities and Capacity
This historic estate offers five event spaces for you to choose from for your wedding day. You may consider getting married under the historic oak trees or potentially in their walled garden. With The Sutherland, the possibilities are endless. Their spaces can accommodate up to a maximum of 400 guests.

Services Offered
As one of the only local venues that offers special event coordination and direction included in your package, they provide pre-ceremony consultations from the time you book your date all the way up to the big day. Detailed timelines and layouts are provided to ensure your vision turns out perfect. In addition, their representatives are on site the entire day of your event, so you can be stress free. Plus, they offer an exclusive list of vendors who can help you put on the perfect event. They will help create the wedding you have always wanted and make it fit within your budget. Their other wedding event services include the following:
All-inclusive packages to streamline the planning process

  • Bridal suite for you to get ready in beforehand
  • Setup and clean up
  • Event planning with their experienced team of coordinators
  • Event rentals including tables and chairs
  • Availability to work with outside vendors
  • Wireless internet for you and your guests to use to document the affair


History
The Sutherland dates back to 1786 when Colonel Ransom Sutherland, an officer in the Fourth Regiment, North Carolina Continental Line and member of the Council of State, purchased the property from John Mederais. Since that time, the property has had several owners and over the years, additions were constructed to complete the final home as it stands today. The present owners have made it their mission to preserve and respect the unique history of the estate. They have blended state-of-the-art modern technology with the old style and charm of the estate to create a pleasurable wedding venue. In addition, this space can be found on the National Registry of Historic Places.

  • Woman-owned

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?

$6,500

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

$5,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building

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?

All Inclusive Packages
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
November
December

57 Reviews

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    Kathleen C. Married on 07/10/2021
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    The best choice

    The Sutherland was the first and only venue that we looked at when we got engaged. We knew right away from the charm of the grounds and the care displayed by the staff that this was the place for us. Ashlee was our planner and she did an excellent job making sure everything was executed smoothly on the day of our wedding. It was such a great experience and I'd recommend them to anyone that's looking for a stress-free venue!

    The Sutherland's reply:

    We love when a dream client comes along and makes our jobs so worth it! Loved seeing this event come to fruition and wish you both all the best! Thanks for the kind words!!!

    Ashlee
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    Jessica S. Married on 03/13/2021
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    With the utmost care and professionalism

    Everyone from the owners to the staff were extremely help, accommodating, professional, and compassionate when it came to having to change our wedding date, to the planning and actual day.

    The Sutherland's reply:

    Jessica,
    Thank you for your kind words and we were so grateful to have been able to celebrate with you! Best of luck and stay in touch!

    The Sutherland
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    Brittany B. Married on 07/10/2020
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    The Sutherland is AMAZING!

    We chose The Sutherland instantly after looking at a few other vendors in the area. It is an absolutely stunning property and they have been doing weddings for quite a while so have it down to a science. I could not have picked a better venue and Christy our wedding planner was amazing. She went above and beyond on everything that I asked of her. She seriously made the wedding be better than my wildest dreams. If you are looking for a venue that is seamless and has it all, The Sutherland is what you are looking for. They know all the best vendors and know how to pull off a great party for your guests and ensure that you have the best time. And let's not forget that it is the most stunning property in all of Raleigh.

Awards

  • 57
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Liz & Danny
    24 photos · 10/02/2021
  • Cara & Justin
    17 photos · 05/22/2021

Professional Network & Endorsements

21 Endorsements
POUR Bar Services POUR Bar Services Wedding Caterers

Unmatchable class and elegance. The Sutherland is an all-inclusive, "turn-key" dream world to host your perfect wedding day. All details will be taken care of and you will transport into a timeless wedding of fun, luxury and love.

Rocky Top Catering Rocky Top Catering Wedding Caterers

The Sutherland is a magical place! We cater at venues all over the triangle in North Carolina, and this is on the top of our list. Everything is taken care of for you on the day due to the superior service the ladies of The Sutherland provide. We get excited to work with the fantastic couples, and seeing their face in enjoyment when the day arrives and everyone is blown away!

Mitchell•Casteel A Fine Catered Affair Mitchell•Casteel A Fine Catered Affair Wedding Caterers

One of our favorite venues, The Sutherland defines what southern weddings are all about. Warmth, elegance and beauty are a part of the makings of this gorgeous event venue. Your special occasion will go off without a stich of trouble. The staff is great and Ashlee is simply wonderful. You won't regret booking this gem for your occasion!

Map

13371 Wake Union Church Road Wake Forest, North Carolina, 27587
9195560140
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