The Manor House was designed and built in 1916 by the prestigious local architect M.S. Davis for Charles T. Hudson and his wife. The original blue prints hang on the wall like a window in time, a gift from a former owner.
The newly remodeled front porch was rebuilt to reflect the original plan with a Juliette balcony, just perfect for bridal photos. There are oversized dressing rooms for the entire wedding party. Gentlemen have recliners and cable TV, the Ladies have a full length trifold mirror and en suite bath for their convenience
THE CEREMONY GARDEN
Step into a beautiful, lush garden and enjoy the fabulous vibrant colors of nature under the Carolina blue sky. The Columned Garden is the perfect venue for an outdoor wedding ceremony and it's just steps from the Covered Veranda and Grand Ballroom.
Booked couples are invited to use the Estate year round for engagement photos and bridal portraits. Winter brides may like to come for their shoot in greener months to take full advantage of all this beauty!
Enjoy almost 50 acres of privacy, with lake & pastoral views and picturesque gardens.
Ask us about our shuttle transport partners. Just a short drive from Raleigh.
Experience the comfort of a climate controlled wedding, rain or shine in the Chapel. With over 2000 sq ft, the Chapel can seat from 20 - 180 guests with plenty of room for a large bridal party. Depending on the weather, the windows can be opened to let the sound of birds and a sweet scented cross breeze in. You and your guests will love the lake view completing the "outdoors in" feeling.
Relax in knowing that your wedding may use the Chapel as a back up site to the Garden, no extra fee.
All are welcome to celebrate here. Select something of ours to put in the niches (wooden crosses, lanterns, etc) or bring something of your own. Recently acquired fan candelabras will be available for use soon. Florists touches are a beautiful addition as shown in this photo.
Did you know we are the only historic venue in North Carolina to have a Chapel on site? It's the perfect year round indoor option for a ceremony. Toasty in the Winter, oh so cool in the Summer and always dry!
THE GRAND BALLROOM
The Grand Ballroom is a statement in sophisticated elegance with 5 foot crystal chandeliers, 14 foot tray ceiling, large ornately framed mirrors and new luxury plank flooring. Colored LED up lighting lends a contemporary club feel to
your wedding reception and colors can be custom blended to your taste. Your choice of a huge selection of linens is always included, along with your choice of napkin. Custom Farm Tables coming soon!
There is seating for up to 180 guests inside with a good sized dance floor and more seating available under the attached covered veranda. The custom made buffet tables are artfully decorated for each event. Three sets of French doors lead out to the covered veranda and cocktail hour. Ask us about having an outdoor second bar during this time.
THE COVERED VERANDA
The covered veranda is attached to the Grand Ballroom. Adorned with colored, hanging, and dimmed lighting along with the Pyramid Patio heater, it's sure to enchant your guests during the evening hours of your wedding reception.
This lake view Covered Veranda is also a great outdoor space to lounge while avoiding the sun, rain and heat. Bright, spacious, and inviting, you will be able to experience the joys of an outdoor cocktail area with modern amenities to keep your guests happy, cool, and dry.
Can be used as a ceremony site for warm season weddings as well.