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$6,500 starting price
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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 spaces 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. You can book this venue 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 offer 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 perfectly. 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

  • Get-ready suite for you to prepare and relax
  • Setup and cleanup
  • 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


The history of The Sutherland dates back to 1786. This is when Colonel Ransom Sutherland, an officer in the Fourth Regiment, North Carolina Continental Line, and a member of the Council of State, bought 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

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Tierney R. Married on 12/20/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Always top notch!

As a wedding photographer, it’s always a delight to work at the Sutherland. From the beautifully decorated estate to the expertly manicured gardens, you have a picturesque background to capture all your memories at. Not to mention, the experience you’ll receive from Ashlee, Lena, and Amber is always top-notch! Each one is so easy to work with and truly cares for their couples!
Kathleen C. Married on 07/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Jessica S. Married on 03/13/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
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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.

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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!


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