The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve Reviews

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14 Reviews for The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Alyssa · Getting married on 01/01/2020

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    Absolutely perfect venue

    Getting married at The Meadows was hands down the best decision we could have made! First, the venue itself is absolutely beautiful. It is a hidden gem tucked away off the main road. The nature and privacy makes you forget you're still so conveniently located to all the attractions of the triangle. Second, the team's emphasis on sustainability was a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry. The venue comes with a beautiful and eclectic selection of furniture and decorations that prevents extra waste and consumerism. Lastly, Hannah and the team were all incredibly easy to work with. They were professional, attentive and went above and beyond to accommodate our needs from the first tour all the way to the end of our wedding.

    Sent on 04/28/2019

    The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve's reply:

    You are so kind!! I loved getting to know you and help create the perfect day for you two! It means a lot to us that you loved our venue and the space we have created. We are so honored we got to celebrate with you and your families!
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    Emily Petrilla · Getting married on 12/09/2019

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    So many options, great people to work with, beautiful grounds!

    Where can I start? The Meadows was perfect for my husband, Joe, and I. We were having a hard time deciding where to book, and once we met Anna, Kelly and Hannah, we felt so sure in our decision. It was like talking to old friends. We were the first wedding to include dogs in the ceremony and on the grounds, and Anna was super open to it! We have 4 small Jack Russells, and they can be a handful! But Anna worked with us so we could have piece of mind with having them there. There are so many options when it comes to this venue, for ceremony or reception. We wanted super bohemian vibe, the ability to have live music and yard games, and a mostly outdoor event space. The Meadows offered just that. We really loved how down-to-earth everyone was and how welcoming and supportive they were of our wedding. No request was too much. Their team is just so sweet and accommodating, and not to mention the grounds and houses on the property are beyond beautiful. I felt very lucky to have found this gem. I would not hesitate to have another event at The Meadows in the future. I'm literally just thinking of random events so we can do just that... doggie birthday party, anyone? :) Thank you guys for such a great planning process and event. We truly enjoyed working with you.

    Sent on 05/29/2019
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    The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve's reply:

    You are too sweet (in tears!!) We loved getting to know you two (and the pups too!) We are honored we got to celebrate with you and Joe, and provide the perfect space for your dream wedding day! Don't be strangers, and pop in for a visit!
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    Deb · Married on 05/24/2019

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    The Meadows is a combination of classy with a taste of Southern charm.

    The Meadows is a combo of classy with a taste of Southern charm.

    The reception areas are a decorators delight. There are so many different textures and fun things to work with. It was truly amazing the day of the wedding.

    We chose to secure the venue for the entire weekend . It was the best decision we could have made. It seemed like a destination wedding in our own backyard.

    Not all the friends in the wedding party knew each other and being onsite gave them time to get to know each other. It was friends making friends.

    The venue was not only a perfect venue for the wedding but an amazing backdrop for the photographer. The photos are absolutely amazing. Shout our to Justyn Lord Photography. She captured the true essence of the weekend.

    Last but not least, thank you to Hannah and The Meadows for making it such a special memory.

    Hanna was great to work with and never made us feel like any question was not important.

    Thanks to all.




    Sent on 05/26/2019

    The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve's reply:

    You are too kind! We were so honored to celebrate with all of you, and it was our pleasure to provide the perfect space! You guys were so much fun to work with, and you had an amazing team for the weekend. Don't be strangers, and let us know if you can visit!
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    Cassandra Richards · Married on 11/10/2018

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    Perfection!

    There aren't enough words to describe how perfect The Meadows is. We would have a wedding there every single weekend if we could. We just had our wedding a few weeks ago and we heard nothing but compliments from all of our guests. They have truly thought of everything to make your wedding day so special. We even held our welcome dinner at The Meadows. Thank you to Anna, Hannah, Kelley, and the rest of the amazing staff! We are forever thankful for you guys!

    Sent on 12/02/2018

    The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve's reply:

    We are so honored that we got to host your special day!! We loved getting to know you guys, and we tried to make sure it was everything you wanted!
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    Katie · Married on 10/29/2018

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    The perfect place for a perfect day

    Our wedding was the most perfect day ever thanks in a large part to the wonderful people at The Meadows! This crew really went the extra mile to make sure everything went smoothly. They had all the furniture we needed, provided plenty of lawn games, and we didn’t have to do much extra to decorate. They even built a grate to go over their fire pit just so we could have s’mores cones. The entire venue is gorgeous, spacious, and full of so many unique and darling details. My only regret is that we didn’t rent it for the whole weekend!

    Sent on 12/19/2018
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    The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve's reply:

    Your wedding was so beautiful! (love the smoke bomb pictures, they are the coolest!)

    We loved getting to know you guys and to give you the perfect day. We wish you two the best future together and fun adventures!
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    Josie · Married on 10/08/2018

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    Venue of our dreams!

    My husband and I were lucky enough to book The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve early on (our wedding was October 2018), when it was still new. We were blown away by the staff (we worked with Hannah mostly - she was amazing!) and the venue itself. The grounds are absolutely breathtaking and the buildings have been newly constructed, so everything is nice and new, yet doesn't look out of place with the natural surroundings. We didn't have one complaint with the venue. It was very private, naturally beautiful, and felt special (even starting at the long driveway bringing you into the grounds). Hannah was so great to work with and truly cared about our experience. I love how the venue allowed us to use the houses the day of the wedding. It was so nice to get to the venue early and not have to worry about getting ready somewhere else and then having to travel to the venue. Aerie House was gorgeous and the natural light was great for getting-ready photos. The guys really enjoyed The Roost as well. We are so grateful to everyone at The Meadows for making our wedding such a beautiful day!!

    Sent on 07/14/2019
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    Kate King · Married on 10/06/2018

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    The Perfect Wedding Venue

    My husband and I got married at the Meadows in October 2018 and I cannot say enough wonderful things about this venue!! First of all, the venue is absolutely stunning. The Meadows' 115 acres of rolling hills and beautiful meadows are such a perfect backdrop for a wedding. Our pictures were gorgeous! Second, the Meadows is conveniently located in Raleigh for easy access for wedding guests, but it definitely feels like more of a destination wedding venue. Third, the houses located on the property are amazing and so well done, and lodging for you, your wedding party, etc. is included in the price of booking the venue! We loved getting to spend some extra time with our wedding party with everyone staying on the property for the weekend. Fourth, and very importantly, the staff at the Meadows were so nice and accommodating to us throughout the whole wedding planning process. Hannah and Anna were so great to work with and made sure everything was perfect for our big day!! Fifth, we felt that the Meadows was incredibly reasonably priced for all that is included when you book - lodging at two houses on the property, furniture, tables, chairs, decor, etc. etc. I honestly cannot recommend the Meadows highly enough and would definitely encourage any newly engaged couples on the hunt for a wedding venue to check it out!!

    Sent on 12/05/2018

    The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve's reply:

    Thank you so much! We are so happy we got to get all the good marks on your list :) We had so much fun getting to know you guys and helping create a great weekend for you two, and your families! We wish you guys all the best, and have a wonderful future together!
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    Steve · Married on 09/27/2018

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    What can we say about The Meadows at Firefly Farms besides it was absolutely perfect and exceeded every expectation we had! Anna and Hannah were a pleasure to work with and made our special day one to remember. Getting married is a stressful venture; let’s not kid ourselves.

    The Meadows is a one of a kind, unique, gorgeous setting. You could not ask for a more beautiful backdrop and everyone we worked with there was attentive and eager to help make our wedding everything we desired.

    The bride and groom’s houses are spectacularly furnished, the event areas are beyond gorgeous, and the Anna’s staff was in constant communication to ensure no stone was unturned during the planning stages. We cannot imagine a better experience and setting to be wed to one another, and would do it again if it weren’t a once in a lifetime experience! Go out and see for yourself what a wonderful environment Anna and her family have created, you will not be disappointed.

    Steve & Sailor

    Sent on 10/14/2018

    The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words! We have enjoyed getting to know you both, and we are so honored you guys chose us to celebrate your special day. Don't be strangers and come back for a visit!
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    Chloe · Married on 09/08/2018

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    Getting married at The Meadows is the BEST experience! The space is unreal, both in how beautiful and unique it is, and in how much you get. There are two separate houses to get ready in, a ton of ceremony site options (including a particularly magical one in the woods that we used), and there is so much space for the reception that I was overwhelmed with how to incorporate all of the cool areas available to us. The design of the place is so funky and beautiful and is filled with amazing details, like a garden on the roof of the bar and a swanky bridal suite -- and because the owners are such creative people, they're constantly adding to the space. We ended up not even hiring a florist and just putting together very basic floral/candle decor ourselves because the space was so beautiful we didn't need to add much. It also comes with so much stuff that the only things you really need to rent are plates, flatware, and glasses. They have a ton of tables (including the beautiful wood ones in the photos), chairs, lounge furniture (couches, coffee tables, armchairs, etc.), plants, and accent pieces that you can use. Our guests were blown away by the place, often saying that it was the most amazing venue they'd ever seen.

    Beauty aside, the best thing about The Meadows is the people who run the place. Every single person we worked with is an absolute gem who made the planning experience so easy and fun. From our first FaceTime tour with Kelley to our last walk-through with Hannah, everyone at The Meadows was incredibly flexible, kind, creative, and responsive to us every step of the way. I would definitely recommend this to couples planning their wedding from afar -- we live in Boston and didn't even see the venue in person until 3 months before our wedding, and they really couldn't have made it easier for us. I could not imagine having a better planning experience, and am so so grateful that we found this place and these people. Thank you Team Meadows!!

    Sent on 10/04/2018

    The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve's reply:

    This makes us so happy that you guys loved your time here! We are so honored we got to celebrate your special day! It means so much to all of us that you guys had a connection with the space, and we wanted to make it the best day for you guys! Please come back by for a visit when you're in NC.
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    Lauren · Married on 05/05/2018

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    Pretty in the Prairie!

    Thank you to the most amazing crew (and staff) at The Meadows. We've had the pleasure of working alongside The Meadows as a wedding planner/design and know how important it is to have a great site manager! They are all so professional, but know how to have some fun! The venue itself is stunning and offers a huge variety of options for event locations onsite. From the Heron Hall to the actual meadow, the details within the space are so very unique and well thought out. The Meadows goes above and beyond to ensure your day is perfect!

    Sent on 12/17/2018
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    Susan · Married on 04/07/2018

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    Amazing venue!! Onsite accommodations for the bride and groom, and their parties! Beautifully renovated homes, and industrial yet chic feeling wedding venue and reception/bar area! Love everything about it!!

    Sent on 04/15/2018
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    Dale · Married on 04/07/2018

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    We feel so lucky to be one of the first weddings at the Meadows - our experience was amazing. The property is beautiful, and we love what the owners and property manager have down with the renovated houses and venue area. Everyone was very communicative and quick to respond to any question we had. Even though the weather was rainy and cold for our wedding day, the venue was still beautiful and we wouldn't have had it any other way. We couldn't recommend the Meadows enough! We wish we could go back.

    Sent on 05/13/2018
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    George · Married on 12/02/2017

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    There is so much that I want to write about this venue and the amazing people that helped make our wedding such a memorable experience. My wife and I are the first official couple to be married at The Meadows. We were engaged on September 15th and decided to have the wedding on December 2nd. That gave us a total of 11 weeks to prepare for a wedding! We had no venue picked out, and had not even heard of The Meadows. On our first visit we met with Kelley Farris, the venue coordinator who showed us all of the spots on the property that were being planned. The key word being "planned." The Meadows was still under construction and not scheduling weddings until the Spring of 2018 - until we showed up. We had visited several venues throughout the area and this by far was the most beautiful and inviting spot that we visited on our search. We wanted to be married in the woods, run through the meadows for pictures, have a bon fire, and have a relaxed atmosphere for friends and family. There are simply no other venues in the area that matched what we found with The Meadows.

    Instead of turning us away while they were still under construction, Anna (the property owner) and Kelley laid out a timeline of all projects that would be completed by our wedding date. The following 2 months were nothing short of amazing. Working with Anna, Kurt, and Kelley became like working with family. Everything that we were told would be completed was completed..and so much more!!! Trails were carved out heading down to our wedding ceremony space, market lights were hung in the trees, a covered roof installed, a fire pit installed, a staging area that popped up seemingly overnight..etc..etc. We were truly amazed by the effort put forth by everyone involved who helped to make our wedding such an amazing day. Getting married at The Meadows was more than an event - it was an experience - and one we will never forget.

    Sent on 03/19/2018
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    Janet Hobble · Married on 09/01/2019

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    Incredible venue!

    If you like nature, wide open spaces, amazing furnishings, flexibility, and top notch staff, The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve is the place for you. Hannah and the staff at The Meadows are wonderful. From their guidance, communication, and organization they executed a dream come true wedding for our daughter. The Meadows is not cheap but you get great value for the price. It is close to so much yet feels like it is just you, your guests, and nature.
    Simply amazing!

    Sent on 09/04/2019

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