The Sutherland

13371 Wake Union Church Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Sutherland

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.

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Wedding party suite
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Hair and makeup mirrors
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Wedding party suite
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Settler's House
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The Sutherland Estate
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Pavilion Ceremony
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Walled Garden
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Arch Entryway to Garden
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Groom's Terrace & Settler's Ho
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The Sutherland Estate
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Settler's House
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Walled Garden
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Garden Ceremony
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October Wedding
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The Sutherland Estate
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Sweetheart Table
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Bridal Veil
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October Wedding
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The Sutherland Estate
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Fall Garden Ceremony
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Arch Entryway to garden
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Guest Book Table
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Reception
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Walled Garden
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Reception
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Love Letters
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Spring Wedding Dress
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Garden Ceremony
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Spring Flowers
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Reception
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Head Table
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First Dance
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Cake Cutting
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Fairy Lights
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Bridal Veil
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Love Letters
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Bridal Gown
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Garden Ceremony
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Hot Cider
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Gift Cart
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Flower Girls
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Japanese Maple Trees
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Bride and Groom
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Greenhouse Picker Sisters
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Cocktail Hour
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Purple Poppy Florist
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Sweetheart Table
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Succulent Favors
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Mirror Seating Chart
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Groom's Terrace
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Donuts
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First Dance
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Fairy Lights
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Cake Cutting
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Sparkler Exit
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Fall Ceremony
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Guest Tables
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Head Table
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Garden Ceremony
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November Wedding
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First Dance
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Bridal Portait
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Getting Ready
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Cake Cutting
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Bridal Portrait
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Settler's House
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Indoor Ceremony
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Spring Wedding
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Cocktail Hour in Pavilion
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Bride and Groom
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First Dance
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Getting Ready
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Spring Wedding
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Indoor Ceremony
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Teacup Floral
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Indoor Ceremony
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Spring Wedding
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Walled Garden
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Grapevines
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First Dance
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Dessert
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Love Letters
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Floral Arch
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Mr. and Mrs.
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Gift Cart
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Cocktail Hour
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Sweetheart Table
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Guest Tables
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Guest Book Table
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Floral Arch
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Fall bouquet
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Dress in Wedding Party Suite
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Fall wedding
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Walled Garden
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Bride and Groom
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First Dance
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Sparkler Exit
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The Sutherland Estate
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Guest Book Table
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Getting Ready
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Spring Wedding
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Sweetheart Table
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Guest Tables
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Table Numbers
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Get Lit Specialty Lighting
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Fresh Affairs
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Garden Ceremony
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Mr. and Mrs.
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Bride and Groom
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First Dance
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53 Reviews for The Sutherland

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.7

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    David Farris · Married on 02/01/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Christy was AWESOME and Detailed!!!

    When we first visited the Sutherland as a possible venue, we were greeted by Christy Ethridge who would show us around. The presentation was awesome. Her attention to detail was amazing to say the least.

    She guided my daughter and wife through every aspect of the event and provided a level of unparalleled professionalism.

    Do things happen throughout planning a wedding? Obviously, do you want someone like Christy by your side when those things pop up? ABSOLUTELY.

    Throughout our experience I believe my wife, daughter, son-in-law and I established a very personal relationship with Christy and we now consider her a close friend :-)

    Very OUTSTANDING JOB Sutherland!

    Regards,

    David Farris

    Sent on 01/02/2020

    The Sutherland's reply:

    What a great note to get our new year started! We thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how pleased you were with your event and Christy! We wish you all the best in your new marriage and beyond! Congrats and Happy New Year!!!

    The Sutherland
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    Maddy Ward · Married on 01/04/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    The perfect place for the wedding of your dreams!

    The Sutherland made the wedding planning process a hundred times easier. Christy was so organized and made sure that everything was done. She was so great at giving advice and really listening to Sid and I! The Sutherland is a perfect backdrop for a wedding and all of the vendors associated make it the perfect venue. My wedding was the best day of my life, I cannot recommend the Sutherland enough!

    Sent on 05/07/2019

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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The Sutherland FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 6500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 5500
  • 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

Professional Network & Endorsements

21 Endorsements

  • 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 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 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!

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  • 13371 Wake Union Church Road Wake Forest, North Carolina, 27587 See on map
    919-710-8821 (Phone number)
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