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.
53 Reviews for The Sutherland
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Brittany Brown · Married on 07/10/2020
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.Sent on 11/08/2019
David Farris · Married on 02/01/2020
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!
David FarrisSent 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!!!
Maddy Ward · Married on 01/04/2020
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
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!