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.
36 Reviews for The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Jamie · Married on 09/28/2019
Absolutely AMAZING Venue
We could not have asked for a better venue to host our large, Italian/Colombian/Southern wedding. The Umstead staff and service is incredible as our many guests complimented them to us throughout the evening. We knew from the initial meeting to expect an excellent wedding weekend but they far surpassed anything we could have imagined. Terri and her team answered all of my questions in a timely and helpful manner throughout the planning process. The wedding packages at the Umstead include so much that the planning on me and my husband was really quite minimal. And none of that even begins to touch on how INSANE the food was!! Good luck whittling down your choices of meals and hor d'oeurves, because they were all spectacular and delicious. I cannot thank this venue enough! You will want to book your wedding here!!Sent on 10/01/2019
Morgan · Married on 09/01/2019
The BEST venue, service, and staff
Kayla Bower, the Umstead event coordinator, along with Gina, our day of wedding planner, went above and beyond to make our big day an absolute dream, the kind of day you imagine having as a little girl! From the ceremony location outside, to the reception in the grand ballroom, the entire day felt like a fairytale with attention to every last detail. We were adamant on including several personal touches into our wedding that could not have been incorporated without their help. Our guests were completely blown away by the high-quality service, friendly staff, beautiful venue, and overall experience at the Umstead. There is no other place I could’ve pictured having my wedding or a better team out there.Sent on 10/18/2019
The food was absolutely incredible -- the best meal we have ever had. It was so good, we wish we could have it all over again! The service was, unbelievably, even better. The staff treated us and our guests like royalty.
Cara · Married on 03/09/2018
Oh my gosh! Where do I start???!!! First of all, I’m a photographer in the industry and have been shooting weddings for 15 years so I knew exactly where I wanted to get married! The Umstead did not disappoint and exceeded my expectations 100 times over. From the room, to the food, to the attention to every little detail I was blown away by them. We ended up extending our stay by 4 days!! My parents wouldn’t even stay with us(we’re local) because they love the hotel so much! None of us wanted our time to end! I just can’t say enough good things about The Umstead and their staff. We felt like royalty!! And Amanda...I could go on and on! This is a person that is beautiful inside and out not to mention amazing at her job! Even though we have a personal relationship, she treated me with the utmost professionalism and I felt so special throughout the entire process. I get teary-eyed just thinking about it. Umstead, Amanda, Heavenly and the rest of the team, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for creating a magical experience for myself, Brad, our family and friends! Much love, CaraSent on 05/18/2018
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