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 COVERED VERANDA
Surrounded by flowering trees and manicured boxwoods, our lovely outdoor Veranda is covered and shaded for your comfort. In warmer months, the fans will be spinning, the Edison lighting in the mature crepe myrtles will be lit and the perfume of so many flowering shrubs and flowers excite your senses. If using this area as your Ceremony site, the adjoining Grand Ballroom gives the Bridal party the option of entering through the ballroom or from the Chapel, depending on the weather. Enjoy almost 75 acres of privacy, with lake & pastoral views and picturesque gardens.
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. 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 included with full packages, along with your choice of napkin. You may also choose to use our gorgeous custom Farm Tables for your wedding party, seating up to 22 guests.
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 LAKEVIEW GARDEN
Overlooking our private 5 acre lake, this beautiful garden area is the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos with friends and family or as a ceremony site during Premium months.
Booked couples may enjoy time on the Estate with their photographer prior to their wedding to capture engagement shots or possibly a bridal portrait. Over 70 acres of grounds, pastures, woods, lakes and farmland are yours to roam.