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The Matthews House

Cary , NC

LOCATION

317 West Chatham Street, same
Cary, NC US 27511 (map)

PHONE

919-467-1944

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Matthews House is a historic home built in 1915, and renovated in 2001. We offer charm, graciousness, and a comfortable feeling of 'home'.
The Matthews House is a historic home built in 1915, and renovated in 2001. We offer charm, graciousness, and a comfortable feeling of 'home'. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1915
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Inn / Bed & Breakfast, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
3
Number of suites
1
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1800
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1915
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Inn / Bed & Breakfast, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
3
Number of suites
1
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1800
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Ben and Courtney
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Jeanette, Preeti, and their crew were delightful to work with. They were patient and flexible as they guided us through the pre-wedding process. They helped us sort through the endless possibilities out there to design a wedding that was tailored specifically to us. Preeti is a master at designing menus, and the food was outstanding.

The venue itself is beautiful. We had our ceremony in the garden, a cocktail hour in the courtyard/breezeway, and an indoor reception. The fact that the Mathews house has a contingency plan in case of bad weather put our minds at ease.

Really,we could not have asked or more. From planning to execution, the Matthews house staff was a joy to work with. They took most of the stress out of the process, allowing us to enjoy our wedding without having to sweat the details. We highly recommend them.
Jeanette, Preeti, and their crew were delightful to work with. They were patient and flexible as they guided us through Read more...
Jeanette, Preeti, and their crew were delightful to work with. They were patient and flexible as they guided us through the pre-wedding process. They helped us sort through the endless possibilities out there to design a wedding that was tailored specifically to us. Preeti is a master at designing menus, and the food was outstanding.

The venue itself is beautiful. We had our ceremony in the garden, a cocktail hour in the courtyard/breezeway, and an indoor reception. The fact that the Mathews house has a contingency plan in case of bad weather put our minds at ease.

Really,we could not have asked or more. From planning to execution, the Matthews house staff was a joy to work with. They took most of the stress out of the process, allowing us to enjoy our wedding without having to sweat the details. We highly recommend them. Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were very uptight and stressed out parents of the bride. We found out 2 months before that our daughter wanted to get married August 23rd! The Matthews House staff were truly professionals and made us feel at ease. They put on a beautiful reception. The food was delicious and everything went very smoothly. The only regret that I had was that I wish I could have relaxed and really enjoyed everything. If you decide to book the Matthews House for something special, just relax and know that they know what they are doing !
My husband and I were very uptight and stressed out parents of the bride. We found out 2 months before that our daughter Read more...
My husband and I were very uptight and stressed out parents of the bride. We found out 2 months before that our daughter wanted to get married August 23rd! The Matthews House staff were truly professionals and made us feel at ease. They put on a beautiful reception. The food was delicious and everything went very smoothly. The only regret that I had was that I wish I could have relaxed and really enjoyed everything. If you decide to book the Matthews House for something special, just relax and know that they know what they are doing ! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Venue
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Elaine
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Wedding planning was a dream come true ... as if it wasn't enough that the venue was beautiful and charming, so was our wedding planner. Special touches such as lunch for the girls and unique display of the guest tags in the topiary just added to the stress free and magical experience. From the first moment we met, all ideas and plans were designed to ensure the wedding was exactly what the bride and groom needed to make this wedding uniquely their own! The vendor recommendations were perfect matches for the personalities of the bride and groom, and they all worked together to form the perfect team! As mother of the bride, I could just enjoy every moment and knew my Princess was getting a most memorable start to her happily ever after!
Wedding planning was a dream come true ... as if it wasn't enough that the venue was beautiful and charming, so was our Read more...
Wedding planning was a dream come true ... as if it wasn't enough that the venue was beautiful and charming, so was our wedding planner. Special touches such as lunch for the girls and unique display of the guest tags in the topiary just added to the stress free and magical experience. From the first moment we met, all ideas and plans were designed to ensure the wedding was exactly what the bride and groom needed to make this wedding uniquely their own! The vendor recommendations were perfect matches for the personalities of the bride and groom, and they all worked together to form the perfect team! As mother of the bride, I could just enjoy every moment and knew my Princess was getting a most memorable start to her happily ever after! Read less
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Sol
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Mrs. Preeti Waas and the Mathews house were amazing!! From the start and through the whole process Mrs. Waas was very helpful and always went out of her way to make sure our desires were met. We felt like she really cared about our wedding and even helped watch some of the kids during our reception! She was professional and made excellent recommendations that we actually went with. She has many contacts and can help you find whatever you are looking for. As far as the venue, we couldn't have asked for a better location; we decided to have our ceremony outside and the reception in the ball room. The venue was beautiful and the grounds made for excellent pictures that both of our families loved! The Matthews house also catered and the food was outstanding!! The staff provided excellent service during our wedding. They also provided the cake which was beautifully done! This place offers the total package at a great price! We highly recommend and can't thank Mrs. Preeti and the Matthews house enough for making our wedding so special!!
Mrs. Preeti Waas and the Mathews house were amazing!! From the start and through the whole process Mrs. Waas was very Read more...
Mrs. Preeti Waas and the Mathews house were amazing!! From the start and through the whole process Mrs. Waas was very helpful and always went out of her way to make sure our desires were met. We felt like she really cared about our wedding and even helped watch some of the kids during our reception! She was professional and made excellent recommendations that we actually went with. She has many contacts and can help you find whatever you are looking for. As far as the venue, we couldn't have asked for a better location; we decided to have our ceremony outside and the reception in the ball room. The venue was beautiful and the grounds made for excellent pictures that both of our families loved! The Matthews house also catered and the food was outstanding!! The staff provided excellent service during our wedding. They also provided the cake which was beautifully done! This place offers the total package at a great price! We highly recommend and can't thank Mrs. Preeti and the Matthews house enough for making our wedding so special!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
I am very pleased with our decision to have our ceremony and reception at The Matthews House. Everything leading up to the big day went smoothly and our wedding day itself was amazing. The food was great and the location itself is stunning. Preeti definitely helped a lot and was very professional and nice. The other staff was also great including Caroline. We were all able to enjoy the day and did not have to worry about anything. Thank you all very much for making our big day that much more special. I truly appreciate everything!!
I am very pleased with our decision to have our ceremony and reception at The Matthews House. Everything leading up to the Read more...
I am very pleased with our decision to have our ceremony and reception at The Matthews House. Everything leading up to the big day went smoothly and our wedding day itself was amazing. The food was great and the location itself is stunning. Preeti definitely helped a lot and was very professional and nice. The other staff was also great including Caroline. We were all able to enjoy the day and did not have to worry about anything. Thank you all very much for making our big day that much more special. I truly appreciate everything!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The entire staff at The Matthews House, especially the VP and the banquet manager, provided the utmost care and attention to make my daughter's wedding a blessed event. Every guest at the wedding complimented the staff, the food, the service, and how great the day was. We are extremely pleased we choose The Matthews House and would highly recommend this venue for any event.
The entire staff at The Matthews House, especially the VP and the banquet manager, provided the utmost care and attention Read more...
The entire staff at The Matthews House, especially the VP and the banquet manager, provided the utmost care and attention to make my daughter's wedding a blessed event. Every guest at the wedding complimented the staff, the food, the service, and how great the day was. We are extremely pleased we choose The Matthews House and would highly recommend this venue for any event. Read less
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The Matthews House responded with the following comments:

Thank you so very much for the review - your daughter made a lovely bride, and you were wonderful to work with. Our staff thanks you for your acknowledgement of them as well - they were very appreciative.
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Joyous726
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
We got everything we wanted. Our wedding was perfect... perfect setting with amazing food and a great setup. The menu was customized for us, including our choices for having a signature cocktail, wine, and craft beer. Our guests had an amazing time and so did we. And did I say the food was great? Because it was perfect. We had a variety of options to feed a range of dietary preferences and everyone left full and happy.
We got everything we wanted. Our wedding was perfect... perfect setting with amazing food and a great setup. The menu was Read more...
We got everything we wanted. Our wedding was perfect... perfect setting with amazing food and a great setup. The menu was customized for us, including our choices for having a signature cocktail, wine, and craft beer. Our guests had an amazing time and so did we. And did I say the food was great? Because it was perfect. We had a variety of options to feed a range of dietary preferences and everyone left full and happy. Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
The Matthews House staff, particularly Preeti was wonderful. The food was delicious and Preeti's wedding cake was declared as "the best I ever had" by an uncle who professed to "not like wedding cake". We had 160 guests and the event went flawlessly with every detail attended to per our specifications.

Thank you for helping us create a beautiful, relaxed, welcoming wedding reception for our friends and family. I recommend the Matthews House without reservation
The Matthews House staff, particularly Preeti was wonderful. The food was delicious and Preeti's wedding cake was declared Read more...
The Matthews House staff, particularly Preeti was wonderful. The food was delicious and Preeti's wedding cake was declared as "the best I ever had" by an uncle who professed to "not like wedding cake". We had 160 guests and the event went flawlessly with every detail attended to per our specifications.

Thank you for helping us create a beautiful, relaxed, welcoming wedding reception for our friends and family. I recommend the Matthews House without reservation Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Matthews House did a great job. Everything the day of the wedding was beautiful and Preeti and the rest of the staff put us at ease. We were able to enjoy the day and did not have to worry about anything during the reception.
The Matthews House did a great job. Everything the day of the wedding was beautiful and Preeti and the rest of the staff Read more...
The Matthews House did a great job. Everything the day of the wedding was beautiful and Preeti and the rest of the staff put us at ease. We were able to enjoy the day and did not have to worry about anything during the reception. Read less
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The Matthews House responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much!
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Roseanna
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
The staff at the Matthews house was amazing…helping us with everything… from our menu selection to our Cake… I showed Preeti Wass a picture of a wedding cake and she duplicated it down to the painted peonies it was absolutely Beautiful! The food was delicious! This special day was made more special with all the personal attention I received I could not have asked for more… I will most definitely recommend The Matthews House…The Wedding was beautiful and as stress free as it could have been =)… Thanks to all the staff… and thank you Preeti I could not have done it without you!

Foley/Albert Family. Cary NC.
The staff at the Matthews house was amazing…helping us with everything… from our menu selection to our Cake… I showed Read more...
The staff at the Matthews house was amazing…helping us with everything… from our menu selection to our Cake… I showed Preeti Wass a picture of a wedding cake and she duplicated it down to the painted peonies it was absolutely Beautiful! The food was delicious! This special day was made more special with all the personal attention I received I could not have asked for more… I will most definitely recommend The Matthews House…The Wedding was beautiful and as stress free as it could have been =)… Thanks to all the staff… and thank you Preeti I could not have done it without you!

Foley/Albert Family. Cary NC. Read less
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The Matthews House responded with the following comments:

Roseanna,
We are happy to have been a part of your daughter's wedding day. I still tear up when I think of Dean singing to her. Thank you for the lovely memories as well, and giving me free rein with the menu. So glad that you enjoyed it!
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Carrie
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I just recently celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary and to this day our friends and family still rant and rave about our wedding. We completely owe the treasured memories created to the staff of The Matthews House. Throughout the wedding planning process they were attentive, responsive and flexible. Our wedding day was one to remember and we were able to enjoy it to the fullest because of the exceptional staff at The Matthews House. Everything was organized, prompt and in the end magical. As we continue to celebrate many more anniversaries, I am positive our friends and families will continue to share their love for the impeccable food, the beautiful venue and the memories that will last a lifetime. I am forever grateful to The Matthews House for blessing me with a day that clearly no one will ever forget!
My husband and I just recently celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary and to this day our friends and family still rant Read more...
My husband and I just recently celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary and to this day our friends and family still rant and rave about our wedding. We completely owe the treasured memories created to the staff of The Matthews House. Throughout the wedding planning process they were attentive, responsive and flexible. Our wedding day was one to remember and we were able to enjoy it to the fullest because of the exceptional staff at The Matthews House. Everything was organized, prompt and in the end magical. As we continue to celebrate many more anniversaries, I am positive our friends and families will continue to share their love for the impeccable food, the beautiful venue and the memories that will last a lifetime. I am forever grateful to The Matthews House for blessing me with a day that clearly no one will ever forget! Read less
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Lynn
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything was wonderful!!! Preeti was great to work with and provided a memorable day for me.
Everything was wonderful!!! Preeti was great to work with and provided a memorable day for me.
Everything was wonderful!!! Preeti was great to work with and provided a memorable day for me. Read less
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The Matthews House responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Lynn!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
The Matthews House is an excellent venue for both wedding ceremony and reception. Their catering and service was awesome! We highly recommend! :)
The Matthews House is an excellent venue for both wedding ceremony and reception. Their catering and service was awesome! Read more...
The Matthews House is an excellent venue for both wedding ceremony and reception. Their catering and service was awesome! We highly recommend! :) Read less
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The Matthews House responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much!
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Brandie
Wedding:
2/17/2013
5.0/5.0
I loved the Matthews House, but Preeti was the one who made it absolutely wonderful!! She helped me plan and coordinate my wedding and was always patient and understanding!!!
I loved the Matthews House, but Preeti was the one who made it absolutely wonderful!! She helped me plan and coordinate my Read more...
I loved the Matthews House, but Preeti was the one who made it absolutely wonderful!! She helped me plan and coordinate my wedding and was always patient and understanding!!! Read less
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The Matthews House responded with the following comments:

I LOVED working with you, Brandie! Thank you so much for the lovely review, and please don't be a stranger!
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/26/2012
5.0/5.0
We had a perfect wedding and I have Nina from the Matthews House to thank for that. It was a beautiful venue. All of our guests (and my husband and I) RAVED about the food!
We stayed the night at the house as well and it was phenomenal!
I can't wait to go back to the Matthews House for one of their events :-)
We had a perfect wedding and I have Nina from the Matthews House to thank for that. It was a beautiful venue. All of our Read more...
We had a perfect wedding and I have Nina from the Matthews House to thank for that. It was a beautiful venue. All of our guests (and my husband and I) RAVED about the food!
We stayed the night at the house as well and it was phenomenal!
I can't wait to go back to the Matthews House for one of their events :-) Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
I fell in love with The Matthews House the moment I walked in the gates. I was on my vendor search and I had visited quite a few places prior to visiting The Matthews House. Nina greeted me and gave me a tour of the house and grounds and I just knew it was the place for our ceremony and reception. We had a lot of out of town guests so we wanted both events at the same venue. The house and grounds are BEAUTIFUL and were groomed perfectly. The house is old and charming and the gardens are well manicured with lovely flowers and greenery. Nina was always accommodating and kept her word with everything that we agreed on during our many meetings. The house was PERFECT for our wedding. Words cannot describe how wonderful the setting made all of our pictures. We loved it!

Now - the FOOD. The food was absolutely FANTASTIC. All of our guests are STILL raving about the catering. There was not one food selection that was even mediocre - it was all OUTSTANDING. I cannot even say enough good things about the food (except that I wish my husband and I had time to eat even more!). Nina even made us "doggy plates" to take home since we were unable to sit and eat all of our food since we wanted to mingle with our guests.

Nina and her staff were amazing from day one, and especially on the day of the wedding. Nina is essentially a second wedding coordinator and she and her staff ensured that our wedding day ran smoothly. Everyone was very professional and everything went exactly as planned. If you're looking for a beautiful place to get married that serves fantastic food, The Matthews House will not disappoint you!!
I fell in love with The Matthews House the moment I walked in the gates. I was on my vendor search and I had visited quite Read more...
I fell in love with The Matthews House the moment I walked in the gates. I was on my vendor search and I had visited quite a few places prior to visiting The Matthews House. Nina greeted me and gave me a tour of the house and grounds and I just knew it was the place for our ceremony and reception. We had a lot of out of town guests so we wanted both events at the same venue. The house and grounds are BEAUTIFUL and were groomed perfectly. The house is old and charming and the gardens are well manicured with lovely flowers and greenery. Nina was always accommodating and kept her word with everything that we agreed on during our many meetings. The house was PERFECT for our wedding. Words cannot describe how wonderful the setting made all of our pictures. We loved it!

Now - the FOOD. The food was absolutely FANTASTIC. All of our guests are STILL raving about the catering. There was not one food selection that was even mediocre - it was all OUTSTANDING. I cannot even say enough good things about the food (except that I wish my husband and I had time to eat even more!). Nina even made us "doggy plates" to take home since we were unable to sit and eat all of our food since we wanted to mingle with our guests.

Nina and her staff were amazing from day one, and especially on the day of the wedding. Nina is essentially a second wedding coordinator and she and her staff ensured that our wedding day ran smoothly. Everyone was very professional and everything went exactly as planned. If you're looking for a beautiful place to get married that serves fantastic food, The Matthews House will not disappoint you!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Shelli
Wedding:
3/25/2012
5.0/5.0
I had planned a Sunday afternoon wedding in the garden at The Matthews House. It turns out Mother Nature had other plans. It poured rain all weekend long and yet, when I spoke to Nina and her staff she assured me they handled these situations all time and not to worry about a thing. To say she held true to her word is an understatement. They had to hold my ceremony in the ballroom and then urn it around for the reception. Not only did she personally oversee all of those details, she also contacted the DJ, the florist, and the bakery. We LITERALLY didn't have to deal with anything. I can honestly say I am happy I chose this venue not just because it is stunning but also because the staff treats each and every wedding party like family!
I had planned a Sunday afternoon wedding in the garden at The Matthews House. It turns out Mother Nature had other plans. Read more...
I had planned a Sunday afternoon wedding in the garden at The Matthews House. It turns out Mother Nature had other plans. It poured rain all weekend long and yet, when I spoke to Nina and her staff she assured me they handled these situations all time and not to worry about a thing. To say she held true to her word is an understatement. They had to hold my ceremony in the ballroom and then urn it around for the reception. Not only did she personally oversee all of those details, she also contacted the DJ, the florist, and the bakery. We LITERALLY didn't have to deal with anything. I can honestly say I am happy I chose this venue not just because it is stunning but also because the staff treats each and every wedding party like family! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Amy
Wedding:
4/27/2014
4.8/5.0
We were so happy that we chose The Matthews House as our vendor for our wedding! It was awesome to have the ceremony and reception all in one place and literally everyone I worked with there was great! Would definitely recommend!
We were so happy that we chose The Matthews House as our vendor for our wedding! It was awesome to have the ceremony and Read more...
We were so happy that we chose The Matthews House as our vendor for our wedding! It was awesome to have the ceremony and reception all in one place and literally everyone I worked with there was great! Would definitely recommend! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
4/26/2014
4.8/5.0
We were surprised by The Matthews House when we toured it while shopping for venues. The house and grounds are gorgeous - restored antiques throughout the home, open yard space, a covered porch, a ballroom, and a courtyard really sold us on the venue. It's a great setting for a casually elegant reception and comes at a reasonable cost.

The planning process went very well - Preeti Waas was our event coordinator, and she was incredibly supportive and helpful throughout the entire process. I didn't have a wedding planner or day-of coordinator, so her service was really invaluable, especially the day of. She basically managed the event from start to finish. She was also so flexible with my ever-changing vision for the event - I changed the seating arrangement, the linens, and the dance floor location two weeks before the event. I also had a ton of decor personal decor that needed to be set up, which her staff handled perfectly. Everything went absolutely seamlessly, and we couldn't have been happier.

We had minor challenges surrounding the menu and the tasting. One of the great things about the Matthews House catering (Basil & Thyme) is that you can basically build your own menu. But, this proved to be a bit challenging because the menu ended up being more expensive than we originally budgeted - our fault as we did not have a final menu before we signed the catering contract. Additionally, there was a disconnect between the menu items we chose and the food we were served at our tasting. It was our menu, but the recipes used were not what we were picturing (also partially our fault for not communicating the exact vision more clearly). We did have to rework the recipes, but in the end the food was very good. The Matthews House also has a bakery, which we used to do our cake. It was gorgeous and delicious.

Overall the Matthews House gave us a picture perfect wedding reception. We, and ever guest we talked to, loved every minute.
We were surprised by The Matthews House when we toured it while shopping for venues. The house and grounds are gorgeous - Read more...
We were surprised by The Matthews House when we toured it while shopping for venues. The house and grounds are gorgeous - restored antiques throughout the home, open yard space, a covered porch, a ballroom, and a courtyard really sold us on the venue. It's a great setting for a casually elegant reception and comes at a reasonable cost.

The planning process went very well - Preeti Waas was our event coordinator, and she was incredibly supportive and helpful throughout the entire process. I didn't have a wedding planner or day-of coordinator, so her service was really invaluable, especially the day of. She basically managed the event from start to finish. She was also so flexible with my ever-changing vision for the event - I changed the seating arrangement, the linens, and the dance floor location two weeks before the event. I also had a ton of decor personal decor that needed to be set up, which her staff handled perfectly. Everything went absolutely seamlessly, and we couldn't have been happier.

We had minor challenges surrounding the menu and the tasting. One of the great things about the Matthews House catering (Basil & Thyme) is that you can basically build your own menu. But, this proved to be a bit challenging because the menu ended up being more expensive than we originally budgeted - our fault as we did not have a final menu before we signed the catering contract. Additionally, there was a disconnect between the menu items we chose and the food we were served at our tasting. It was our menu, but the recipes used were not what we were picturing (also partially our fault for not communicating the exact vision more clearly). We did have to rework the recipes, but in the end the food was very good. The Matthews House also has a bakery, which we used to do our cake. It was gorgeous and delicious.

Overall the Matthews House gave us a picture perfect wedding reception. We, and ever guest we talked to, loved every minute. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Blueduck80
Wedding:
11/7/2009
4.7/5.0
Getting married at The Matthews House was incredible. It was the perfect evening and everything was so beautiful. To look back on our ceremony in the garden under the twinkling lights makes me feel as happy as I was when I was walking down the aisle. The house and reception hall were magnificent. I would definitely recommend booking the Honeymoon Suite for the night of the wedding. We did and it was great! I highly recommend The Matthews House!
Getting married at The Matthews House was incredible. It was the perfect evening and everything was so beautiful. To look Read more...
Getting married at The Matthews House was incredible. It was the perfect evening and everything was so beautiful. To look back on our ceremony in the garden under the twinkling lights makes me feel as happy as I was when I was walking down the aisle. The house and reception hall were magnificent. I would definitely recommend booking the Honeymoon Suite for the night of the wedding. We did and it was great! I highly recommend The Matthews House! Read less
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happily married
Wedding:
3/14/2009
4.6/5.0
This was a gorgeous place for us to have our wedding. The food and service was amazing. All of our guests enjoyed every aspect of our wedding.
This was a gorgeous place for us to have our wedding. The food and service was amazing. All of our guests enjoyed every Read more...
This was a gorgeous place for us to have our wedding. The food and service was amazing. All of our guests enjoyed every aspect of our wedding. Read less
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Kfs0228
Wedding:
4/13/2013
4.6/5.0
Wedding was perfect, food was amazing, cake was delicious, and getting to stay in the house two days was so fun. Only 3 things I would've changed: I thought I was paying for a different alcohol package than I had received (this seemed to be due to changes that were made in menu/staff/etc during the time I was planning my wedding with them), I asked staff to put a plate of food and a piece of each of the different cakes I had in the fridge for us each to eat later and there was only a couple pieces of cake there, and the hot water didn't last long enough to fill up the gorgeous large tub enough to enjoy it despite trying 3 different times! Not enough to spoil my perfect day though! :) staff was super friendly and helpful.
Wedding was perfect, food was amazing, cake was delicious, and getting to stay in the house two days was so fun. Only 3 Read more...
Wedding was perfect, food was amazing, cake was delicious, and getting to stay in the house two days was so fun. Only 3 things I would've changed: I thought I was paying for a different alcohol package than I had received (this seemed to be due to changes that were made in menu/staff/etc during the time I was planning my wedding with them), I asked staff to put a plate of food and a piece of each of the different cakes I had in the fridge for us each to eat later and there was only a couple pieces of cake there, and the hot water didn't last long enough to fill up the gorgeous large tub enough to enjoy it despite trying 3 different times! Not enough to spoil my perfect day though! :) staff was super friendly and helpful. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
The Matthews House responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your honest review - please accept my sincere apologies for the two things that we missed the mark on, regarding the plate of food for later, and the hot water. Please look for an email from me regarding this, and I wish you and Alex all the very best!
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Allie
Wedding:
6/22/2013
4.6/5.0
Everything was wonderful after Preeti took over. The night of the wedding we had some noise issues with who we believed to be the staff cleaning.

Also, I felt that we had a few issues with communication on the day of with my wedding coordinating team. As far as the cake topper, which was not supposed to be on the cake, but rather decoration on the table and times for cake cutting.

These were the only issues that we had and are so grateful for Preeti and her hardworking spirit, it made out wedding the perfect day!!
Everything was wonderful after Preeti took over. The night of the wedding we had some noise issues with who we believed to Read more...
Everything was wonderful after Preeti took over. The night of the wedding we had some noise issues with who we believed to be the staff cleaning.

Also, I felt that we had a few issues with communication on the day of with my wedding coordinating team. As far as the cake topper, which was not supposed to be on the cake, but rather decoration on the table and times for cake cutting.

These were the only issues that we had and are so grateful for Preeti and her hardworking spirit, it made out wedding the perfect day!! Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
8/30/2014
4.4/5.0
Jannette did an excellent job directing the rehearsal and ceremony and managing the cocktail hour and dinner reception. Our major disappointment was two items at the reception differed significantly from the food we ate at the tasting. The chicken piccata at the tasting was pounded thin, breaded, had more lemon in the sauce and also many more capers. The salad served at the tasting was romaine lettuce with tomatoes, sliced cucumbers and other ingredients while the salad at the reception was iceberg lettuce with fewer other ingredients. In addition, the salad at the tasting was served on a separate plate while at the reception we had to put the salad on our dinner plates. The other entree and vegetables at the reception were excellent.
Our guests enjoyed the beautiful house, garden and reception hall. The Matthews House is a good choice if you want an outdoor ceremony with a rain backup option at the same location.
Jannette did an excellent job directing the rehearsal and ceremony and managing the cocktail hour and dinner reception. Read more...
Jannette did an excellent job directing the rehearsal and ceremony and managing the cocktail hour and dinner reception. Our major disappointment was two items at the reception differed significantly from the food we ate at the tasting. The chicken piccata at the tasting was pounded thin, breaded, had more lemon in the sauce and also many more capers. The salad served at the tasting was romaine lettuce with tomatoes, sliced cucumbers and other ingredients while the salad at the reception was iceberg lettuce with fewer other ingredients. In addition, the salad at the tasting was served on a separate plate while at the reception we had to put the salad on our dinner plates. The other entree and vegetables at the reception were excellent.
Our guests enjoyed the beautiful house, garden and reception hall. The Matthews House is a good choice if you want an outdoor ceremony with a rain backup option at the same location. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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KTLu004
Wedding:
4/12/2014
4.3/5.0
The Matthews House is such a convenient and gorgeous place to have a wedding! There a very beautiful and vibrant garden outside to have the ceremony with enough space to accommodate all guests with white chairs, and there is an archway with greenery growing all around it so that the decorations naturally take care of themselves. The best part is that the reception is also held at the same location in a beautiful hall with tables and chairs provided. They order linens and napkins for the tables and let you choose the colors. Not only do they have a reception hall, but they also have their own in-house catering and bakery, as well as rooms to for you to spend the night in before or after the wedding! The person you work with (we worked mostly with Preeti) is your wedding coordinator, so that's a great perk and she was very helpful and calming in many unique situations. Everything went flawlessly, and I had absolutely no stress whatsoever the day of the wedding. The food was cooked perfectly and everyone gave us compliments on most everything. The only thing for room in improvement is to better the responsiveness in returning clients' inquiries both in email and phone, though I am a very responsive and quick person, so I may be biased. It was a great experience, beautiful setting, delicious food and great people to work with who helped make the wedding my husband and I envisioned come true!
The Matthews House is such a convenient and gorgeous place to have a wedding! There a very beautiful and vibrant garden Read more...
The Matthews House is such a convenient and gorgeous place to have a wedding! There a very beautiful and vibrant garden outside to have the ceremony with enough space to accommodate all guests with white chairs, and there is an archway with greenery growing all around it so that the decorations naturally take care of themselves. The best part is that the reception is also held at the same location in a beautiful hall with tables and chairs provided. They order linens and napkins for the tables and let you choose the colors. Not only do they have a reception hall, but they also have their own in-house catering and bakery, as well as rooms to for you to spend the night in before or after the wedding! The person you work with (we worked mostly with Preeti) is your wedding coordinator, so that's a great perk and she was very helpful and calming in many unique situations. Everything went flawlessly, and I had absolutely no stress whatsoever the day of the wedding. The food was cooked perfectly and everyone gave us compliments on most everything. The only thing for room in improvement is to better the responsiveness in returning clients' inquiries both in email and phone, though I am a very responsive and quick person, so I may be biased. It was a great experience, beautiful setting, delicious food and great people to work with who helped make the wedding my husband and I envisioned come true! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Ellen
Wedding:
6/7/2014
4.0/5.0
I assisted in planning my cousin's wedding at The Matthews House. Preeti is the ultimate professional. She knows her stuff! You can tell she has experience planning weddings but each wedding is a different experience so you'll never get a "cookie cutter" wedding with her. She listens to what you desire and assists you in making your dreams come true!
I assisted in planning my cousin's wedding at The Matthews House. Preeti is the ultimate professional. She knows her Read more...
I assisted in planning my cousin's wedding at The Matthews House. Preeti is the ultimate professional. She knows her stuff! You can tell she has experience planning weddings but each wedding is a different experience so you'll never get a "cookie cutter" wedding with her. She listens to what you desire and assists you in making your dreams come true! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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cr101
Wedding:
9/11/2010
4.0/5.0
I was pleased overall but had a few frustrating moments. the place is beautiful and the people are very kind but I felt they were understaffed which led to frustrations on my day. they made some promises they did not keep in regards to clean up and remembering little details taht were important to us.
I was pleased overall but had a few frustrating moments. the place is beautiful and the people are very kind but I felt Read more...
I was pleased overall but had a few frustrating moments. the place is beautiful and the people are very kind but I felt they were understaffed which led to frustrations on my day. they made some promises they did not keep in regards to clean up and remembering little details taht were important to us. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.8/5.0
The Matthews House was a wonderful place to work with for my wedding. They were easy to work with and Preeti Waas took care of a lot small details the day of the wedding so I didn't have to worry about them. Preeti was great to work with and so helpful with all the fine details. On the day of, she was great with making sure everyone was keeping with schedule. That was very helpful for me and taking off some of that stress.
The Matthews House was a wonderful place to work with for my wedding. They were easy to work with and Preeti Waas took Read more...
The Matthews House was a wonderful place to work with for my wedding. They were easy to work with and Preeti Waas took care of a lot small details the day of the wedding so I didn't have to worry about them. Preeti was great to work with and so helpful with all the fine details. On the day of, she was great with making sure everyone was keeping with schedule. That was very helpful for me and taking off some of that stress. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
8/8/2008
3.8/5.0
A beautiful, beautiful place to get married. Helpful along the way, sometimes took a while to get back to me with answers to questions but beautiful. A few issues with kids meals and buffet stuff--tried to kick us out when we weren't done yet! Other than that, perfect!
A beautiful, beautiful place to get married. Helpful along the way, sometimes took a while to get back to me with answers Read more...
A beautiful, beautiful place to get married. Helpful along the way, sometimes took a while to get back to me with answers to questions but beautiful. A few issues with kids meals and buffet stuff--tried to kick us out when we weren't done yet! Other than that, perfect! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.5/5.0
The venue is beautiful and the food is great. The event coordinator, however, isn't always on top of everything and doesn't have the most calming presence for anxious brides.
The venue is beautiful and the food is great. The event coordinator, however, isn't always on top of everything and Read more...
The venue is beautiful and the food is great. The event coordinator, however, isn't always on top of everything and doesn't have the most calming presence for anxious brides. Read less
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Wolfpack Girl
Wedding:
6/26/2009
3.3/5.0
The setting for our reception at the Matthews House was spectacular. You can't go wrong with the aesthetics of the place, and all of our guests raved about the food. There were a few issues though. Our guests had to endure plumbing problems where water was leaking from the 2nd story to the Main floor, and we were never compensated for the problem. We took advantage of renting the Honeymoon sweet, but were surprised when we had NO warm water in the shower or tub (probably due to the plumbing issues). We had requested that the bar be closed during dinner, but the staff did not follow our instructions, & hence the bar was closed early. Finally, it happened to us, and we've heard its happened to others, the reception gets shut down early. Be aware of this when signing a contract with the Matthews House, b/c they can decide to close down the party at any moment, even if all your guests are acting appropriately.
The setting for our reception at the Matthews House was spectacular. You can't go wrong with the aesthetics of the place, Read more...
The setting for our reception at the Matthews House was spectacular. You can't go wrong with the aesthetics of the place, and all of our guests raved about the food. There were a few issues though. Our guests had to endure plumbing problems where water was leaking from the 2nd story to the Main floor, and we were never compensated for the problem. We took advantage of renting the Honeymoon sweet, but were surprised when we had NO warm water in the shower or tub (probably due to the plumbing issues). We had requested that the bar be closed during dinner, but the staff did not follow our instructions, & hence the bar was closed early. Finally, it happened to us, and we've heard its happened to others, the reception gets shut down early. Be aware of this when signing a contract with the Matthews House, b/c they can decide to close down the party at any moment, even if all your guests are acting appropriately. Read less
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wwire
Wedding:
4/28/2012
2.5/5.0
This venue charges a 20% "service fee" on The Matthews House (not stated in the contract) PLUS the customary 20% "service fee" on the food and beverage. Beware. This is another $600.00. Although numerous phone calls, messages and emails were sent to the accounting person during our planning NONE were returned. A better system of communication is needed between clients and staff. Though the food was excellent stations were requested and assured but a buffet line was set up instead. I was very disappointed.
This venue charges a 20% "service fee" on The Matthews House (not stated in the contract) PLUS the customary 20% "service Read more...
This venue charges a 20% "service fee" on The Matthews House (not stated in the contract) PLUS the customary 20% "service fee" on the food and beverage. Beware. This is another $600.00. Although numerous phone calls, messages and emails were sent to the accounting person during our planning NONE were returned. A better system of communication is needed between clients and staff. Though the food was excellent stations were requested and assured but a buffet line was set up instead. I was very disappointed. Read less
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