The Umstead Hotel and Spa is a sophisticated wedding venue in Cary, North Carolina. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or an extravagant affair, this venue provides an exquisite backdrop. Their wooded grounds, lakeside terrace, and elegant lawn are yours to fill with guests and loved ones on your special day. Inside, the walls of their grand ballrooms easily shift to accommodate parties of any size. They offer interiors punctuated by privately curated fine art, spacious guest rooms and suites for you to stay in, world-class cuisine, and more.
Facilities and Capacity
With eight event spaces to choose from, the possibilities are endless at this 10,000 square foot space. The Ballroom is their spacious 4,000 square foot venue with soaring 20 foot ceilings, intricate custom carpeting, breathtaking lighting, and can accommodate up to 200 guests seated with still room left for dancing. This elegant pre-function space accompanies and features original artwork as well as natural light coming in from the terrace. The Wedding Lawn is a 6,000 square foot outdoor space that offers a natural backdrop, including a three-acre lake, for your wedding ceremony or reception. The Salon is a 1,600 square foot room of natural light with brocade-lined walls, a modern Italian chandelier and fixtures, as well as a muted palette to fit any wedding theme. This space accommodates up to 72 guests seated with room for dancing.
Their team of experienced wedding coordinators will work with you to bring all of your wedding visions to life. They give individual attention from the moment you arrive for your wedding until you depart. You will be surrounded by a warm and relaxing atmosphere. Plus, all of their wedding packages are based off of a food and beverage minimum with an all-inclusive price per person. Custom seasonal menus are created by the award-winning culinary team as well. Their other wedding event services include the following:
This luxurious hotel is located just minutes from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Research Triangle Park, making it convenient for out-of-town guests. It is also within a short drive of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.
40 Reviews for The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Ashley S. · Married on 05/21/2019
Best decision of my wedding planning.
I’m not even sure where to begin with this post. From the moment I toured the Umstead and met with Ms. Kayla Bower, I knew it would be my top choice. I can’t express how deeply grateful I am that I went with my gut. We were forced to postpone our wedding one week before our original date due to COVID. Kayla and her team at the Umstead were so incredibly thoughtful, gracious, and flexible with us, given the circumstances. They truly helped us make the best of what seemed like an awful situation. When the day came to finally celebrate our wedding, of course we faced further COVID hiccups and weather issues. The Umstead acted quickly to accommodate us and the situation and did their absolute best to make our wedding as close to our original vision as possible, while keeping in mind COVID restrictions and guidelines for everyone’s health and safety. As an anxious bride I fully trusted Kayla and her team at The Umstead and they completely alleviated my stress and worry about perfecting the big day. Their bridal suite accommodation is wonderful And spacious, and they go out of their way to make you feel special and spoiled on such a momentous occasion. Our guests were blown away at the natural beauty of the grounds, the delicious quality of the food (GET THE WHIPPED POTATOES AND STEAK DIANE, YOU’LL THANK ME LATER), and the amazing service from everyone from the bellhop to the waiters in the dining room. O truly cannot imagine having gone with any other venue, especially given the large burden of re-planning during a global pandemic. The Umstead (and Ms. Kayla) will forever hold a special place in our memories and hearts!Sent on 10/19/2020
Anna · Married on 11/14/2020
It was amazing
The Umstead was amazing! Kayla our wedding coordinator was absolutely fantastic!! During all of the stresses of COVID, Kayla really helped us and answered all of our questions! We wouldn’t want to get married anywhere else! It all turned out amazing and it was all due to the Umstead and their amazing help!!!!Sent on 11/15/2020
Tricia C. · Married on 08/01/2020
5 star service
To have your day be nothing less than amazing look into the Umstead Hotel and Spa. Not only getting to marry my best friend but we had our dream wedding with the most amazing staff! From the moment you walk in to when you leave you will have nothing to worry about. Kayla and her staff listen to what you would like and make it all and then some happen! Do not over look this hidden place or think it might be to much. It is worth every penny and more!
Can’t say enough or thank them enough for everything they did for us!Sent on 09/22/2020
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