Recommended by 99%
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Terry · Married on 05/25/2019
Paul and her husband were wonderful to work with. Extremely professional and helpful with everything. My daughter's day was perfect!Sent on 06/12/2019
Cedar Grove Acres's reply:Thanks for the awesome review. It was a great experience working with you over the past months and finalizing all the last minute details for Carlee's beautiful wedding. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of this special day!
Jessica Kicklighter · Married on 05/11/2019
Paula was incredible responsive and helpful during all of our planning. We went back to the venue twice after booking to show our parents and they loved it. Paula was fabulous on our wedding day, ready with the golf cart and anything we needed. She truly made our day so smooth and perfect!Sent on 06/27/2019
Cedar Grove Acres's reply:Hi Jessica, what a fun wedding day with you, Daniel, and all of your "children" surrounding you. I can't wait to see the photos! Making wedding day dreams come true is our #1 goal, so thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day.
Dawn Thompson · Married on 05/04/2019
Loved Carol and her unlimited extension to us with every detail
Cedar Grove was the perfect venue for our daughters wedding. The setting and uniqueness of the venue provided a simplicity of beauty for the entire day.Sent on 05/06/2019
Cedar Grove Acres's reply:Thanks so much for the kind review. Shannon and Tim were the sweetest couple and their wedding was absolutely beautiful. Our attention to detail is one of our strong suits! Hosting more than 60 weddings since we opened in 2015 has helped us become experts in making everyone's wedding day perfect!
Allie Smolan · Married on 11/11/2018
Quaint and peaceful
Cedar Grove Acres is a gorgeous piece of farm property that Paula and her husband have turned into the perfect low-key, stunning and welcoming wedding venue! They were so easy to work with, very accommodating. I’d recommend this venue to anyone looking for a rustic type feel to their wedding. They had so many great props already on the property too!Sent on 01/07/2019
Cedar Grove Acres's reply:Thanks for the kind words, Allie. We loved working with you too! Many of the props and decor are family antiques, so it makes me happy to see them used and loved. We always strive to go above and beyond what's expected so our brides can experience the wedding of their dreams. Your photos turned out beautifully and we now have a photo book of your wedding on display in the Bridal Suite for all our guests and brides to enjoy!
Melissa · Married on 09/29/2018
Cedar Grove Acres is an absolute magical place! I just got married there on Saturday September 29 and I will confess, I have the wedding blues. At CGA we had a noon ceremony and served brunch after! It was perfect! The meadow is gorgeous where we had the ceremony & the old cow barn that is now a space for the reception with dance floor is great! It comfortably held my 100 guests & it is just magical! The fresh air, all the props included in the weekend package, & Richard even called the cows to come take a picture with my bridal party! Paula & Richard are so helpful! The bridal cottage where my bridesmaids and I got ready is very accommodating with a full kitchen, bathroom, & a space with chairs & mirrors for your hair & makeup team to get everyone ready! I am in love with CGA & can’t wait to go back again!Sent on 10/14/2018
Cedar Grove Acres's reply:Hi Melissa and Robbie, We really enjoyed working with you guys during the months preceding your wedding. We know that every wedding day is special and unique and we try to accommodate your every wish and desire to make it absolutely perfect for you. This was our first brunch wedding and it was amazing. I had never paid much attention to the amount of shade we have at the venue during the mid day hours. But, there was plenty of shade for your guests to enjoy sitting on the couches and visiting with each other. Thanks for allowing us the opportunity to be a part of your special day. You are welcome to come back and visit us at any time!
Melanie · Married on 09/29/2018
Cedar Grove Acres
I had my wedding here 9/1/18, and it was a dream come true! From the beginning, Paula was responsive and extremely helpful before the wedding and I fell in love with this venue the moment I saw it! On my wedding day to say it poured rain would be an understatement! The owners and staff at Cedar Grove Acres were so swift and helpful to get my guests into an indoor chapel, that was beautiful, elegant, and romantic. I loved the versatility, space, and natural beauty that this venue holds. I would HIGHLY recommend Cedar Grove Acres to anyone looking for a wedding venue. You will not be disappointed!Sent on 01/16/2019
Cedar Grove Acres's reply:Hi Melanie, You and your wedding party were such a fun group of people and it was our pleasure to host your wedding. I love the photo of you and your girls arriving by limo in front of the farmhouse! We wish every wedding could have perfect weather, but it's nice to have a backup plan already in place that works well too!
Rebecca · Married on 09/22/2018
Bride and Groom
We absolutely loved this venue. My husband and I got the weekend package and it was well worth the money we spent. Paula is super flexible and willing to work with your schedule as best she can. She is super accommodating and is so sweet. We loved our wedding and loved that you get your choice of ceremony and reception site from multiple locations on the property. I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone looking for a rustic and beautiful wedding venue.Sent on 01/07/2019
Cedar Grove Acres's reply:Hi Rebecca, You were a pleasure to work with also. Thank you for allowing Cedar Grove Acres to be a part of your special day. We created the Full Weekend Package to be all inclusive and the brides love it! I love seeing how all the couples start with the same blank canvas and then watch the venue transform into a personal reflection of themselves.
Penny · Married on 09/08/2018
Our daughter's amazing wedding
The experience was fantastic from the day I looked at this venue until the night my husband and I left the farm. We were made to feel like part of the family. It was a fun day and our daughter's wedding was amazing. Our daughter loved having the cows stop by and enjoy the ceremony! Don't hesitate a minute to book this venue!!!Sent on 01/25/2019
Cedar Grove Acres's reply:Hi Penny, It was our pleasure to host your daughter's wedding! We enjoyed working with you and your daughter to help bring her dreams to reality. Our cows are very personable creatures and love to make an appearance whenever there is activity at the venue!
Bryce · Married on 05/19/2018
Paula and her husband are amazing. They genuinely care about what they do for a living and they’re GREAT at it. Not only is the property breathtaking, but Paula and her husband treat you like family throughout the entire process. She gave me ideas for my wedding day and she also gave me advice on things not to do based on passed experience. She made my dream outdoor meadow ceremony come true, even when it was threatened by rain! She made sure she did everything possible to make it happen. It was the best day of our lives and we’re eternally grateful for cedar grove acres!Sent on 06/26/2018
Cedar Grove Acres's reply:Thanks Bryce! You and your family were a joy to work with during the whole wedding planning process. We're glad that we helped make your wedding dreams come true. The mist in the meadow during your ceremony was a special touch! And the photo of your recession with Dylan's heel touch is perfection!
Gwen · Married on 11/12/2017
Cedar Grove Acres was a wonderful venue for our daughter's wedding. The meadow was the perfect backdrop for her outdoor ceremony. She loved hearing the cows mooing as she waited to walk down the aisle. The reception area looked so beautiful all lit up at night, but I think her favorite amenity was the fire pit. It was a very popular spot on the chilly November night as guests enjoyed making s'mores. Paula and Richard were very helpful and accommodating in keeping the guests warm when the weather turned colder than expected.Sent on 11/19/2017
Amy · Married on 11/12/2017
We had looked at a few other venues in the Raleigh-Durham area, but as soon as we visited Cedar Grove Acres, we knew this was the place for us. The meadow where we got married was beautiful, and the reception area was so cute - we loved the lights strung up inside and outside the barn for the reception, and our guests loved roasting marshmallows over the fire the night of our cold November wedding. Booking Cedar Grove Acres was one of the easiest decisions we made for our wedding, and we're so glad we did!Sent on 12/30/2017
shea · Married on 09/02/2017
Cedar Grove Acres was an amazing venue for my daughter’s wedding. A group of us visited Paula and Richard back in January and it was hard to visualize what all the areas would look like come September but it was absolutely beautiful. The ceremony was in the meadow and the reception was in the Hayshack. We were blessed with a beautiful day and night that made the whole event a dream come true for the bride and groom. Paula and Richard are great folks to work with and I am so thankful for their help.Sent on 09/10/2017
Chelsea · Married on 04/22/2017
Choosing Cedar Grove Acres for our April 2017 wedding was one of the best decisions we made. It's gorgeous, affordable, adaptable, and the perfect blend of laid back and romantic. There were torrential downpours on our wedding day, so our plans had to change at the last minute. Paula and her team were incredibly accommodating around the bad weather. And in the months leading up to the big day, Paula was always available to answer questions and ease my stress. Give them a call. You won't regret it!Sent on 10/29/2017
Erin · Married on 10/02/2016
The venue is just perfect because it had an outdoor area (which is what I wanted) and a backup chapel that was perfect for a rain plan. There were multiple sites to choose from for our ceremony and Paula went above and beyond to help design the "scene" exactly as I wanted it to be. I couldn't have asked for a more helpful, friendly team on my wedding day- they worked hard to make it perfect! As a note, this venue DOES require a Day Of Planner but I am so glad they did as this aspect made my day a breeze. I highly suggest you take a visit, you won't be disappointed!Sent on 12/10/2016
lauren · Married on 08/27/2016
Wonderful venue! Naturally beautiful and very country chic!!Sent on 09/10/2016
Michelle · Married on 05/28/2016
In May, our daughter and son-in-law were married at Cedar Grove Acres on a brilliant, sunny, spring day. The Meadow was lush and set with bright white chairs before the tobacco barn pole backdrop, golf cart transportation was at the ready to shuttle guests from the parking area, the Cottage a cool and calm oasis for the bridal party, the Hay Shack tables were decorated for the reception, the Tinkle Tavern was ready for duty, and the Tavern was being stocked with cool beverages. It was a spectacular day! From the attentiveness of all the CGA staff, to the family and friends of the owners who helped clean up after a huge tree limb fell 30 hours before the wedding, which pulled down a majority of the outdoor reception area lighting, Cedar Grove Acres is a professional, class act venue.Sent on 06/26/2016
As I said, a HUGE tree limb fell on Friday…we arrived to find Paula, Richard, their friends and family cleaning up an equally huge mess with tractors, trucks, and them climbing through the tree branches salvaging the unbroken lightbulbs that they then restrung in time for the reception in order to restore the wonderful night time lighting! And, they were calm and reassuring to us while dealing with this damage to their own property and all that it entailed for them.
Words fall short in expressing how wonderful Paula was to work with over the past few months in preparing for the wedding weekend. My emails were always promptly answered, and if Paula didn’t have an answer to my almost daily questions, she found one for me! I felt like I made a new friend, and didn't just work with a "venue owner"! Paula and Richard have truly found their life’s calling at CGA!
Daniel · Married on 09/23/2018
Cedar grove acres was an amazing property! We had to move our wedding last minute because of a hurricane and Paula was extremely accommodating and helpful for us to make it happen last minute. Their property is magnificent, and we had a perfect wedding there. There is a great flow from the outdoor ceremony area to the covered reception area. Paula and Richard were super helpful in giving us advice on what previous wedding parties have done for the day of which made our last minute venue change way better than what we could have imagined!Sent on 10/06/2018
Cedar Grove Acres's reply:Hi Dan and Toi, We're so glad that we were able to help you have the wedding of your dreams. Your tablescapes of growlers and vintage china looked beautiful in our rustic venue with the added touch of greenery that you pruned from our property the morning of your wedding. I can't wait to see all the professional photos including the ones where the bridal party gathered around our tractor. You guys were a joy to host!
Emma · Married on 06/09/2018
Cedar Grove Acres is beautiful - it was the perfect place for my rustic summer wedding! They have several event spaces so it was easy for guests to spread out and enjoy themselves. Additionally CGA has a lot of props that can be used on your wedding day. Responses were always timely and Paula is always professional!Sent on 06/23/2018
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Jennifer · Married on 04/14/2018
My husband and I originally planned on holding our ceremony at my sister's house until we found out the high cost of rentals. Paula replied to my Facebook search within minutes. My husband and I immediately fell in love with Cedar Grove Acres. The venue offered the romantic and authentic farm feel we were searching for at a very reasonable price. Paula and her husband Richard were instrumental in creating what turned out to be a fairytale wedding. They also stepped up in an amazing way to save the day when our rehearsal caterer failed to show up. Through the course of the wedding events, Paula and Richard have become like family. Highly recommend Cedar Grove Acres as the setting for a dream wedding. Words cannot express our true gratitude. Thanks a million!Sent on 04/30/2018
Cedar Grove Acres's reply:It was our pleasure to be a part of your day and to help your wedding day dreams come true. We really enjoyed getting to know your bridal party on Friday evening. Your exquisite flowers and decorations really added a touch of elegance to our charming, rustic barns. Keep in touch and come and visit your calf, JJ, whenever you’d like.
Irene · Married on 06/03/2017
Pros :Sent on 10/03/2017
- Beautiful Venue that is well maintained
- Great setup
- Very private area
- Huge parking area
- Bridal Suite is to dark, makes it hard for the make up artist to see clearly (when they are doing the make up).
- Owner is not very flexible/willing to work with the wedding party.
- When we came back the 2nd time, the owner said they won't allow us to have the rehearsal dinner, we were shocked, because we had the paper that is stated rehearsal dinner is included, this is why we took the most expensive package.
They said they don't remember what they have offered us, then they contacted us, due to the owner misplaced the paperwork/contract, they finally allowing us to have rehearsal dinner there.
- Rules is not very consistent.