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Venues in Wake Forest, North Carolina,
(919) 556-0140

About Us

The Sutherland is a romantic wedding venue in Wake Forest, North Carolina. This location offers luscious gardens, suites for both bridal and groom parties, as well as a variety of space to choose from for your special day. With over six acres of ancient oaks and stately magnolias, this venue offers a classic and rustic atmosphere for you and your guests to enjoy. Whether you are having an intimate ceremony or the event of the millennium, they provide various location options on their property to suit your needs. Book The Sutherland now for an unforgettable wedding event.

Facilities and Capacity
This historic estate offers five event spaces for you to choose from for your wedding day. You may consider getting married under the historic oak trees or potentially in their walled garden. With The Sutherland, the possibilities are endless. Their spaces can accommodate up to a maximum of 400 guests.

Services Offered
As one of the only local venues that offers special event coordination and direction included in your package, they provide pre-ceremony consultations from the time you book your date all the way up to the big day. Detailed timelines and layouts are provided to ensure your vision turns out perfect. In addition, their representatives are on site the entire day of your event, so you can be stress free. Plus, they offer an exclusive list of vendors who can help you put on the perfect event. They will help create the wedding you have always wanted and make it fit within your budget. Their other wedding event services include the following:
All-inclusive packages to streamline the planning process

  • Bridal suite for you to get ready in beforehand
  • Setup and clean up
  • Event planning with their experienced team of coordinators
  • Event rentals including tables and chairs
  • Availability to work with outside vendors
  • Wireless internet for you and your guests to use to document the affair

The Sutherland dates back to 1786 when Colonel Ransom Sutherland, an officer in the Fourth Regiment, North Carolina Continental Line and member of the Council of State, purchased the property from John Mederais. Since that time, the property has had several owners and over the years, additions were constructed to complete the final home as it stands today. The present owners have made it their mission to preserve and respect the unique history of the estate. They have blended state-of-the-art modern technology with the old style and charm of the estate to create a pleasurable wedding venue. In addition, this space can be found on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Jessica S.

5 out of 5
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  • Everyone from the owners to the staff were extremely help, accommodating, professional, and compassionate when it came to having to change our wedding date, to the planning and actual day.

    responded with the following comments.

    Jessica, Thank you for your kind words and we were so grateful to have been able to celebrate with you! Best of luck and stay in touch! The Sutherland

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 6,500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 5,500.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Event Planning, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Describe your venue

    Garden, Historic Building

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    All Inclusive Packages, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi

    What event items are available?

    Chairs, Tables

    What transportation and access is available?


    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, May, June, September, October

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, July, August, November, December

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