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Venues in Cary, North Carolina,
(919) 447-4000

About Us

The Umstead Hotel and Spa is a sophisticated wedding venue in Cary, North Carolina. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or an extravagant affair, this venue provides an exquisite backdrop. Their wooded grounds, lakeside terrace, and elegant lawn are yours to fill with guests and loved ones on your special day. Inside, the walls of their grand ballrooms easily shift to accommodate parties of any size. They offer interiors punctuated by privately curated fine art, spacious guest rooms and suites for you to stay in, world-class cuisine, and more.

Facilities and Capacity
With eight event spaces to choose from, the possibilities are endless at this 10,000 square foot space. The Ballroom is their spacious 4,000 square foot venue with soaring 20 foot ceilings, intricate custom carpeting, breathtaking lighting, and can accommodate up to 200 guests seated with still room left for dancing. This elegant pre-function space accompanies and features original artwork as well as natural light coming in from the terrace. The Wedding Lawn is a 6,000 square foot outdoor space that offers a natural backdrop, including a three-acre lake, for your wedding ceremony or reception. The Salon is a 1,600 square foot room of natural light with brocade-lined walls, a modern Italian chandelier and fixtures, as well as a muted palette to fit any wedding theme. This space accommodates up to 72 guests seated with room for dancing.

Services Offered
Their team of experienced wedding coordinators will work with you to bring all of your wedding visions to life. They give individual attention from the moment you arrive for your wedding until you depart. You will be surrounded by a warm and relaxing atmosphere. Plus, all of their wedding packages are based off of a food and beverage minimum with an all-inclusive price per person. Custom seasonal menus are created by the award-winning culinary team as well. Their other wedding event services include the following:

  • Accommodations for guests in their 150 spacious rooms and suites
  • Bridal suite for you to get ready in beforehand
  • Delicious cake made by their highly qualified culinary team
  • Setup and clean up
  • Event planning with their team of coordinators
  • Event rentals including tables and chairs
  • Lighting/sound
  • Liability insurance
  • Valet parking
  • Wheelchair access available

This luxurious hotel is located just minutes from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Research Triangle Park, making it convenient for out-of-town guests. It is also within a short drive of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.


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  • The Umstead was amazing! Kayla our wedding coordinator was absolutely fantastic!! During all of the stresses of COVID, Kayla really helped us and answered all of our questions! We wouldn’t want to get married anywhere else! It all turned out amazing and it was all due to the Umstead and their amazing help!!!!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

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


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


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

    $ 4,000.00

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

    $ 500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s), Wedding Cake

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar

    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Hotel, Restaurant

    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

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, Cake, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up

    What event items are available?

    Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Lighting, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

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