2018 Historic Home Wedding Venue Spotlight
For some brides, there is a certain allure to Historic Home Wedding Venues and
Historic Home Reception Venues. Some are history buffs and enjoy the romantic
atmosphere of times-gone-by. Others simply love the architecture and design that
is distinctive from more modern venues. If you enjoy historic venues for any
reason, find out more about some wonderful options below.
Located near the University of North Carolina, is a charming updated 1890’s
farmhouse. This lovely white farmhouse has the distinction of being the former
home of Pulitzer Prize winning author, Paul Green.
The property sits on 10 acres and offers both indoor and outdoor event space. One
special benefit of this venue – guests can stay onsite and discounted room bookings
may be available. Other noteworthy features include a wedding tent, 2 dressing
suites, and some complimentary refreshments for the bridal party.
While many historic venues tend toward the rustic side, The Matthews House is a
unique mansion. This 1915 Greek revival-style home sets an atmosphere of classic
luxury with its Grand Ballroom and striking spiral staircase. The 2-story white
exterior is the stuff of fantasy, with it columns, porch, and gabled windows.
Guests may enjoy exploring downtown Cary, where this venue is located. They may
also enjoy playing games on the manicured lawns. Indoor and outdoor spaces are
available, including an enchanting string-lit patio. Ideal for a more intimate
wedding, up 160 guests are accommodated here.
If you like the idea of a mansion wedding, but prefer something outside the triangle
area, consider this venue. This 1910 Queen Anne style home has an atmosphere of
opulence. The exterior features columns, a balcony, and multi-colored tile roofing.
The baby grand piano, ornate wall paper, and chandelier all make for extravagant
The mansion boasts a Grand Ballroom with all the historic sophistication you would
expect, along with lovely outdoor gardens. More than 300 guests are
If you have ever dreamed of staying in a mansion, that is an option at the Preston
Woodall House. There are also some onsite cottages that bridal parties have stayed
in or used to prepare for the big day.
From the brick and wrought iron entrance gate, throughout the property, there is
an undeniable sense of stately elegance here. On the National Registry of Historic
places, this Wake Forest 6-acre venue accommodates up to 400 guests. Both the
indoor and outdoor spaces are lovely settings for the ceremony/and or reception
depending on your party size.
Reviewers note the helpfulness of the staff and the general beauty of the entire
location. With majestic oaks, enchanting gardens, and romantic details, it’s easy to
see why this venue makes a memorable setting for a dream wedding.
This property has all the appearance of fairytale come true. The original owners
built their dream home here in the 1930s, and modeled the exterior after French
countryside estates. Stunning interiors abound, perfect for elegant receptions and
There are 85 guest rooms, making this Historic Home Wedding Venue an ideal
option for a destination wedding. There are several distinct garden and indoor
spots on the 55-acre property that make for picture-perfect ceremonies and
History, romance, unique architecture and design elements…what’s not to love?
While each of these options share the common factor of being historic sites, they
vary widely in their overall offerings. One of these Historic Home Wedding Venues
& Historic Home Reception venues could surely be the one you’re dreaming of.