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.
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
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.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Sandy Jeffreys · Getting married on 07/20/2019
Beautiful and unforgettable Wedding
Stunning and beautiful The Sutherland was a wonderful and unforgettable location for my daughter’s wedding. Our event planner Christy was there to organize and keep everything and everyone together every step on the day. A beautiful memory in an exceptional location- what more could you ask for!Sent on 04/16/2019
Morgan Parker · Married on 03/17/2019
By far the best decision in my wedding planning process was choosing The Sutherland as our venue! Christy Ethridge was kind, talented, encouraging, and extremely organized. I can't imagine pulling all the details together for our day without her help and guidance. The mix of indoor and outdoor settings for the ceremony and reception was perfect for our early Spring wedding; the house and gardens are so naturally pretty that it's a great venue for any season of the year. I cannot recommend this venue enough!Sent on 03/27/2019
Katie Miller · Married on 12/08/2018
We had our wedding at The Sutherland on December 8, 2018. We cannot say enough great things about The Sutherland. From the first meeting until the last, we knew they truly cared for us and wanted to make sure we had the perfect wedding day. Our wedding planner, Christy, was the absolute best! She truly cared about what we wanted and did everything possible to make sure we had the perfect day. She is just awesome and you will never have to stress over your day with her as a planner. The venue itself is so beautiful and the staff is amazing. We had the most perfect wedding and we would choose The Sutherland again and again!Sent on 01/05/2019
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.
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!
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!