Walnut Hill is a barn and farm wedding venue based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. This venue provides an endless amount of picture-perfect scenery all around its grounds, from barns and outbuildings to picturesque duck ponds and perfectly manicured lawns.
Facilities and Capacity
This gorgeous estate home is enhanced with several original outbuildings, a gazebo, flour house, mule barn, smokehouse, chicken house, log tobacco barn, vinegar house, well house, and corn crib. Walnut Hill offers four different event spaces to choose from, with indoor and outdoor options available. Their elegant pavilion seats up to 200 guests, and the main house is available as a get-ready space for the wedding party. This historic building also offers waterfront views of a nearby lake.
Walnut Hill is available to host a variety of your wedding-related events, including your wedding ceremony, reception, bridal shower, engagement party, elopement, and/or rehearsal dinner. Some of the rental items that are available at this venue include linens, chairs, and tables. Several of the event services that are offered by the business include:
In the late 1600s, Thomas Mial, Sr. purchased more than 400 acres of land which housed the original Walnut Hill. Over time, Walnut Hill grew to be more than 2,000 acres and one of the largest agricultural operations in Wake and Johnson Counties. The original house eventually burned down in 1973, but in the late 1980s, one of Thomas Mial's direct descendants built a replica of the original home.
This historic wedding venue is located only 20 minutes from downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Because of its convenient location, couples and their guests can enjoy a nice getaway at Walnut Hill while not being too far away from the hustle and bustle of downtown.
15 Reviews for Walnut Hill
Recommended by 99% of couples
17 User photos
Sarah Cannon · Getting married on 01/05/2021
A Dream Wedding Venue
Walnut Hill is a dream wedding venue, with an amazing owner. Amanda (owner) was so easy to work with. We were the first couple to book with her and you would have never guessed. She was organized, thoughtful, informational, and so kind. She was more than just the owner of the venue for us, she really gave great ideas for our wedding too. My husband and I saw walnut hill transform from the foundation/construction site to the wonderful venue it is today. I couldn’t have wished for a better place to get married.Sent on 10/28/2019
Samantha Erickson · Married on 08/31/2019
Amanda was amazing to work with. We had some issues the day before that were out of everyone's control and Amanda was amazingly flexible and helped us out! The Venue is GORGEOUS and our pictures turned out amazing because of it. They really made our wedding day amazing and we cannot thank them enough! Highly recommend to anyone looking to get married in the triangle area!Sent on 09/27/2019
Ra And · Married on 08/17/2019
Dream Wedding at Walnut Hill!
Walnut Hill is a spectacular venue! Great views with each of its on-site locations. For me, some of the wedding planning stress was alleviated because of how beautiful this venue is. Since most of our guests were from other states and countries, this venue is a great representation of the beauty of North Carolina. The varied backgrounds made for stunning photos, as someone who loves pictures, I am beyond pleased with how they turned out!
Access to the farmhouse made getting ready on-site stress-free! My bridal party was able to start the day with an on-site yoga session, and begin into hair and makeup, and the access to the kitchen allowed ease for food and drinks!
The groom and his men throughly enjoyed getting ready in their own quarters, air conditioned, with access to the kitchen as well.
The Barn Pavilion was perfect spot for dinner and a night of dancing. We ended up having almost 150 guests show up, and there was plenty of room for everyone to comfortably eat and then dance the night away. The porch, courtyard, and gazebo on the lake were great locations for guests to catch some air and enjoy the calm while the Barn kept the high energy dance party- perfect location for all types of guests!
Amanda is a true delight to work with! She is responsive, has a responsible team, and her knowledge with event planning along with Walnut Hill’s layout was so helpful with setting up our wedding.
Choosing Walnut Hill for our special day was the best choice, we are so pleased with the cherished memories.Sent on 09/29/2019
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