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The Sutherland

Wake Forest , NC

LOCATION

13371 Wake Union Church Road
Wake Forest, NC US 27587 (map)

PHONE

919-556-0140

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Sutherland, a spectacular location for your special event, wedding or reception, offers beautiful gardens, suites for both bridal and groom parties, as well as numerous romantic... Read more
The Sutherland, a spectacular location for your special event, wedding or reception, offers beautiful gardens, suites for both bridal and groom parties, as well as numerous romantic venues to choose for your wedding or special event. Found on the National Registry of Historic Places, this unique eighteenth century estate boasts over six acres of ancient oaks, stately magnolias, and beautiful gardens which provide an extraordinary setting for any event. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1809
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Farm / Barn, Historic Site, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Rustic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
350
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
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?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
200
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Wedding:
9/3/2014
2.8/5.0
The Sutherland is a beautiful place for a wedding. The new pavilion is stunning and the preferred vendors are flawless. It is a dream venue for any bride looking for a unique outdoor space. I wouldn't have traded it for anything!

A word of advice on communication: Ashlee is not the best at responding to emails. If you are looking for someone to partner with you, this may not be your venue. You can expect to have lots of unanswered questions leading up to your big day. Although things work out, having good communication upfront would have been helpful!
The Sutherland is a beautiful place for a wedding. The new pavilion is stunning and the preferred vendors are flawless. It Read more...
The Sutherland is a beautiful place for a wedding. The new pavilion is stunning and the preferred vendors are flawless. It is a dream venue for any bride looking for a unique outdoor space. I wouldn't have traded it for anything!

A word of advice on communication: Ashlee is not the best at responding to emails. If you are looking for someone to partner with you, this may not be your venue. You can expect to have lots of unanswered questions leading up to your big day. Although things work out, having good communication upfront would have been helpful! Read less
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Katheryn
Wedding:
8/1/2014
4.9/5.0
This venue is amazing! The entire property is absolutely breathtaking. It rained on our wedding day (August 1st, 2014), but it wasn't a problem thanks to the 9,000 square foot pavilion they built this past winter. Everyone stayed dry and had a great time. My husband and I have had ENDLESS compliments about how perfect the wedding was.

Ashlee, the wedding coordinator at the Sutherland, was great to work with. She is ready and willing to make everything you envision a reality on your big day! It did get slightly hard to get in touch with someone quickly at the venue when wedding season was in full swing, but all of my questions and concerns were always answered.

All of the employees at the Sutherland were amazingly hard workers on our wedding day. They treated my husband and me like royalty. They set up everything on the day of the wedding (EXACTLY how I asked), which was awesome to not have to worry about things getting done properly. They packed our getaway car with our belongings for night of the wedding. Everything was also torn down and neatly set up for us to pick up the next day.

I would HIGHLY recommend this wedding venue! It was a completely PERFECT event (even better than I had envisioned)!
This venue is amazing! The entire property is absolutely breathtaking. It rained on our wedding day (August 1st, 2014), Read more...
This venue is amazing! The entire property is absolutely breathtaking. It rained on our wedding day (August 1st, 2014), but it wasn't a problem thanks to the 9,000 square foot pavilion they built this past winter. Everyone stayed dry and had a great time. My husband and I have had ENDLESS compliments about how perfect the wedding was.

Ashlee, the wedding coordinator at the Sutherland, was great to work with. She is ready and willing to make everything you envision a reality on your big day! It did get slightly hard to get in touch with someone quickly at the venue when wedding season was in full swing, but all of my questions and concerns were always answered.

All of the employees at the Sutherland were amazingly hard workers on our wedding day. They treated my husband and me like royalty. They set up everything on the day of the wedding (EXACTLY how I asked), which was awesome to not have to worry about things getting done properly. They packed our getaway car with our belongings for night of the wedding. Everything was also torn down and neatly set up for us to pick up the next day.

I would HIGHLY recommend this wedding venue! It was a completely PERFECT event (even better than I had envisioned)! Read less
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Sam
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Getting married at the Sutherland was a dream come true! The classic and historic white house was breath taking! The grounds were bright green and well kept with adorable brick pathways and lantern post lights. Everything about the Sutherland was charming!

We kept getting compliments all night long on how beautiful it was. Also, they just built a nice pavilion on the property. It was a great place to party the night away after such a lovely ceremony in the Sutherland's garden. I would recommend this venue to anyone! I absolutely loved it!
Getting married at the Sutherland was a dream come true! The classic and historic white house was breath taking! The Read more...
Getting married at the Sutherland was a dream come true! The classic and historic white house was breath taking! The grounds were bright green and well kept with adorable brick pathways and lantern post lights. Everything about the Sutherland was charming!

We kept getting compliments all night long on how beautiful it was. Also, they just built a nice pavilion on the property. It was a great place to party the night away after such a lovely ceremony in the Sutherland's garden. I would recommend this venue to anyone! I absolutely loved it! Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
The Sutherland is a dream wedding venue. The staff is friendly, helpful, polite, flexible. Our wedding day ran smoothly thanks to Ashlee's awesome ability to coordinate, manage, and oversee every detail.
The Sutherland is a dream wedding venue. The staff is friendly, helpful, polite, flexible. Our wedding day ran smoothly Read more...
The Sutherland is a dream wedding venue. The staff is friendly, helpful, polite, flexible. Our wedding day ran smoothly thanks to Ashlee's awesome ability to coordinate, manage, and oversee every detail. Read less
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Jayme
Wedding:
6/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Having our wedding here was truly a dream. Everything was effortless. Ashlee is a joy to work with. HAVE YOUR WEDDING HERE. It is incredible.
Having our wedding here was truly a dream. Everything was effortless. Ashlee is a joy to work with. HAVE YOUR WEDDING Read more...
Having our wedding here was truly a dream. Everything was effortless. Ashlee is a joy to work with. HAVE YOUR WEDDING HERE. It is incredible. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
The Sutherland responded to our every need and concern immediately. They arranged the wedding of our dreams, and everyone who attended said it was a truly elegant affair!
The Sutherland responded to our every need and concern immediately. They arranged the wedding of our dreams, and everyone Read more...
The Sutherland responded to our every need and concern immediately. They arranged the wedding of our dreams, and everyone who attended said it was a truly elegant affair! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Thank you Sutherland staff for a perfect wedding day!!
Thank you Sutherland staff for a perfect wedding day!!
Thank you Sutherland staff for a perfect wedding day!! Read less
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Ray
Wedding:
6/23/2012
4.7/5.0
My wife and I completely fell in love with The Sutherland from the moment we saw this venue. It didn't disappoint our wedding guests either as countless individuals came up and just said how much the space made the event perfect. Having your ceremony and reception at the same place couldn't have worked out better with their setup and the wedding party just loved using the house throughout the weekend. We had a ton of guests coming in from California and The Sutherland couldn't have made a better impression on the true southern charm we were going for. Thanks again to Jennifer, Gayle, and Ashlee.
My wife and I completely fell in love with The Sutherland from the moment we saw this venue. It didn't disappoint our Read more...
My wife and I completely fell in love with The Sutherland from the moment we saw this venue. It didn't disappoint our wedding guests either as countless individuals came up and just said how much the space made the event perfect. Having your ceremony and reception at the same place couldn't have worked out better with their setup and the wedding party just loved using the house throughout the weekend. We had a ton of guests coming in from California and The Sutherland couldn't have made a better impression on the true southern charm we were going for. Thanks again to Jennifer, Gayle, and Ashlee. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Wow, where do I begin?? The Sutherland is an absolutely amazing place!!! Not only was the venue amazing but the staff is perfect!!!

From day one (over 18 months ago), Ashlee Adams and her staff have been extremely helpful! Ashlee was constantly on top of everything and keeping me organized without stressing me out. She did so much for me!! If I emailed Ashlee I ALWAYS received an immediate email or call back (no matter how silly my question was).

Some brides stress out about things being hectic or unorganized on the rehearsal day or even the day of the wedding BUT this is not the case at the Sutherland. Everything went so incredibly smooth I did not have to worry about a thing. Ashlee and her staff stayed on schedule with everything and were extremely calm/helpful during the wedding. At the end of the night, our bags were packed and placed in our getaway car for us and we did not have to worry about a thing. Also, we got a to-go bag of some of the food/cake we were unable to eat. Not only were our bags packed but the staff packed my parents car as well. I cannot describe how little things like this meant to us the night of the wedding. We were able to truly enjoy every minute of the wedding with no stress at all.


I knew the moment I stepped into the Sutherland that it was going to be an amazing venue but it far exceeded my original feeling. The Sutherland is a very beautiful, clean, and well taken care of venue. Thanks to the Sutherland I have a million wonderful memories of my wedding!!!

Thank you so much Ashlee and staff!
Wow, where do I begin?? The Sutherland is an absolutely amazing place!!! Not only was the venue amazing but the staff is Read more...
Wow, where do I begin?? The Sutherland is an absolutely amazing place!!! Not only was the venue amazing but the staff is perfect!!!

From day one (over 18 months ago), Ashlee Adams and her staff have been extremely helpful! Ashlee was constantly on top of everything and keeping me organized without stressing me out. She did so much for me!! If I emailed Ashlee I ALWAYS received an immediate email or call back (no matter how silly my question was).

Some brides stress out about things being hectic or unorganized on the rehearsal day or even the day of the wedding BUT this is not the case at the Sutherland. Everything went so incredibly smooth I did not have to worry about a thing. Ashlee and her staff stayed on schedule with everything and were extremely calm/helpful during the wedding. At the end of the night, our bags were packed and placed in our getaway car for us and we did not have to worry about a thing. Also, we got a to-go bag of some of the food/cake we were unable to eat. Not only were our bags packed but the staff packed my parents car as well. I cannot describe how little things like this meant to us the night of the wedding. We were able to truly enjoy every minute of the wedding with no stress at all.


I knew the moment I stepped into the Sutherland that it was going to be an amazing venue but it far exceeded my original feeling. The Sutherland is a very beautiful, clean, and well taken care of venue. Thanks to the Sutherland I have a million wonderful memories of my wedding!!!

Thank you so much Ashlee and staff! Read less
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raleighbride622
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
My husband and I selected The Sutherland even before it was officially open because of it's beautiful and historic southern charm. I worked with Jennifer Jones, one of the partners directly through most of the process. Although I handled most of the details myself, she treated me much like a "girlfriend", making sure that all the hours I'd spent in planning came to life. On our wedding day, we didn't have to worry that things were getting done - they took care of it all.

I would recommend The Sutherland to any bride that wants that southern elegance feel to their wedding without an overwhelming price tag. I believe it was worth every penny.

Ashley and Jeremy Sisk
My husband and I selected The Sutherland even before it was officially open because of it's beautiful and historic Read more...
My husband and I selected The Sutherland even before it was officially open because of it's beautiful and historic southern charm. I worked with Jennifer Jones, one of the partners directly through most of the process. Although I handled most of the details myself, she treated me much like a "girlfriend", making sure that all the hours I'd spent in planning came to life. On our wedding day, we didn't have to worry that things were getting done - they took care of it all.

I would recommend The Sutherland to any bride that wants that southern elegance feel to their wedding without an overwhelming price tag. I believe it was worth every penny.

Ashley and Jeremy Sisk Read less
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Delia
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Thanks to Ashlee Adams and her team at The Sutherland, we had our dream wedding. The estate offers several ceremony and reception site options for large weddings and for smaller, more intimate affairs. With beautiful oak trees, a formal walled garden, and of course the gorgeous historic home, the event space is straight out of a magazine.

The Sutherland staff was there every step of the way to answer questions and offer suggestions. We received extremely professional and individualized service; and by the wedding day, we considered them to be our friends. The Sutherland offers a wonderful list of preferred vendors to choose from to fit any couple's needs.

Their flexibility, attention to detail, and quick response times made the planning process smooth and fun. With Ashlee's help, we didn't need to hire a separate wedding planner, and she saved us lots of time and money there.

On our wedding day, Ashlee and Jennifer took care of all the details and then some. They flawlessly executed our backup plan when it rained, and we received more compliments on the intimacy of the event because of it. They provided a beautiful bridal suite for the ladies and the rustic Settler's House, perfect for the groomsmen, all complete with refreshments.

The actual wedding took place without a hitch - at least that we knew of :) Ashlee even made sure that my groom and I had a cocktail in hand and anything else we could have asked for.

We hope to work with The Sutherland again in the future (for anniversaries, holiday parties, etc) and recommend them full-heartedly!!!
Thanks to Ashlee Adams and her team at The Sutherland, we had our dream wedding. The estate offers several ceremony and Read more...
Thanks to Ashlee Adams and her team at The Sutherland, we had our dream wedding. The estate offers several ceremony and reception site options for large weddings and for smaller, more intimate affairs. With beautiful oak trees, a formal walled garden, and of course the gorgeous historic home, the event space is straight out of a magazine.

The Sutherland staff was there every step of the way to answer questions and offer suggestions. We received extremely professional and individualized service; and by the wedding day, we considered them to be our friends. The Sutherland offers a wonderful list of preferred vendors to choose from to fit any couple's needs.

Their flexibility, attention to detail, and quick response times made the planning process smooth and fun. With Ashlee's help, we didn't need to hire a separate wedding planner, and she saved us lots of time and money there.

On our wedding day, Ashlee and Jennifer took care of all the details and then some. They flawlessly executed our backup plan when it rained, and we received more compliments on the intimacy of the event because of it. They provided a beautiful bridal suite for the ladies and the rustic Settler's House, perfect for the groomsmen, all complete with refreshments.

The actual wedding took place without a hitch - at least that we knew of :) Ashlee even made sure that my groom and I had a cocktail in hand and anything else we could have asked for.

We hope to work with The Sutherland again in the future (for anniversaries, holiday parties, etc) and recommend them full-heartedly!!! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/25/2009
5.0/5.0
I cannot emphasize enough how The Sutherland is the perfect wedding venue. The price is more than reasonable considering the historic beauty, value added and top notch wedding planners.

I primarily worked with Ashlee Adams, one of the owners. She was incredibly plesant and made sure that my husband and I were given the royal treatment.

My only regret is that planning a wedding is a once in a lifetime occassion (for most) so I'm not sure if I'll have the good fortune of working with Ashlee in the future. She is truly a tenacioius and genuine person. You cannot go wrong with booking this venue.

Sean and I opted to have our wedding on a Friday which saved us $1,000 but it went off without a hitch. In fact, our out of town guests were pleased that they had a few weekend days to sight see.

The Sutherland has a full service kitchen for catering (which you will need to procure) and has the most lush grounds. Your pictures will be fantastic. Ashlee also works closely with some of the best vendors in the industry. When I say best, I don't mean most expensive.

We were in very good hands. I STRONGLY recommend the Sutherland.

Jenn & Sean Bollen
Seattle, WA
09/25/09
I cannot emphasize enough how The Sutherland is the perfect wedding venue. The price is more than reasonable considering Read more...
I cannot emphasize enough how The Sutherland is the perfect wedding venue. The price is more than reasonable considering the historic beauty, value added and top notch wedding planners.

I primarily worked with Ashlee Adams, one of the owners. She was incredibly plesant and made sure that my husband and I were given the royal treatment.

My only regret is that planning a wedding is a once in a lifetime occassion (for most) so I'm not sure if I'll have the good fortune of working with Ashlee in the future. She is truly a tenacioius and genuine person. You cannot go wrong with booking this venue.

Sean and I opted to have our wedding on a Friday which saved us $1,000 but it went off without a hitch. In fact, our out of town guests were pleased that they had a few weekend days to sight see.

The Sutherland has a full service kitchen for catering (which you will need to procure) and has the most lush grounds. Your pictures will be fantastic. Ashlee also works closely with some of the best vendors in the industry. When I say best, I don't mean most expensive.

We were in very good hands. I STRONGLY recommend the Sutherland.

Jenn & Sean Bollen
Seattle, WA
09/25/09 Read less
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Lstokes
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
I can't say anythung bad about my experience from the planning to the rehersal to the wedding day.
I can't say anythung bad about my experience from the planning to the rehersal to the wedding day.
I can't say anythung bad about my experience from the planning to the rehersal to the wedding day. Read less
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