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The Umstead Hotel and Spa

Cary , NC
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LOCATION

100 Woodland Pond Drive
Cary, NC 27513 US (map)

PHONE

919-447-4000

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Umstead Hotel and Spa is a singular, sophisticated triumph in North Carolina’s northeastern Piedmont region, an area rich in beauty and rooted in innovation. The state’s most highly... Read more
The Umstead Hotel and Spa is a singular, sophisticated triumph in North Carolina’s northeastern Piedmont region, an area rich in beauty and rooted in innovation. The state’s most highly rated hotel, it boasts stunning interiors punctuated with privately curated fine art, 150 spacious guest rooms and suites, world-class cuisine, a stimulating spa, gracious staff, and a serene woodland setting. The Umstead is a recipient of both the AAA Five Diamond award and Forbes Five Star rating.

Located in Cary, North Carolina, The Umstead is just minutes from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Research Triangle Park, and within a short drive of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. For more information, visit www.theumstead.com.



All of our wedding events are based off of a food and beverage minimum with an all inclusive price per person. For more information, contact us at 919-447-4130 or weddings@theumstead.com. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
8
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Modern, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Cake, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What event items are available?
Altar/Arches, 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

REVIEWS

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Allison
Wedding:
12/17/2016
5.0/5.0
The Umstead has always been a special place for me and my husband. We had our first "fancy date" there a month after we met (Jan 2012) and he proposed to me there on Christmas Day 2015. So it was an obvious choice for us when we decided to marry. We wanted to have a private ceremony with just us, the officiant, two witnesses, and the photographer. Our coordinator, Amanda Colfer, went out of her way to make sure everything was perfect from the moment we met her. We'd reserved the boardwalk for the ceremony, but she let us use the terrace with the gas fireplace because no one else was using it -- and it was just perfect. We really didn't expect more than just a place to marry, but she stepped up to be a full coordinator for us, making sure everyone got where they needed to be and walking my father and I down the hall. It seemed like there was a handwritten note from her with a new, thoughtful gift every time I turned around (from fruit for breakfast to champagne in celebration)! All of her special touches really made the weekend for us, and we'll continue to think of The Umstead as our special place.
The Umstead has always been a special place for me and my husband. We had our first "fancy date" there a month after we Read more...
The Umstead has always been a special place for me and my husband. We had our first "fancy date" there a month after we met (Jan 2012) and he proposed to me there on Christmas Day 2015. So it was an obvious choice for us when we decided to marry. We wanted to have a private ceremony with just us, the officiant, two witnesses, and the photographer. Our coordinator, Amanda Colfer, went out of her way to make sure everything was perfect from the moment we met her. We'd reserved the boardwalk for the ceremony, but she let us use the terrace with the gas fireplace because no one else was using it -- and it was just perfect. We really didn't expect more than just a place to marry, but she stepped up to be a full coordinator for us, making sure everyone got where they needed to be and walking my father and I down the hall. It seemed like there was a handwritten note from her with a new, thoughtful gift every time I turned around (from fruit for breakfast to champagne in celebration)! All of her special touches really made the weekend for us, and we'll continue to think of The Umstead as our special place. Read less
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Dennis
Wedding:
10/22/2016
5.0/5.0
The Umstead Hotel and Spa was an amazing wedding venue. Carrie Cassidy, the catering director at Umstead, was extremely helpful throughout the planning process! She made sure everything was taken care of down to the smallest of details. The whole staff at the Umstead was top-notch. The professionalism and friendliness of everyone is evident when you walk in and our guests made numerous comments about how much they loved the venue and how accommodating the staff was. Thanks to everyone at the Umstead for making our wedding weekend so amazing! We can't highly recommend them enough!
The Umstead Hotel and Spa was an amazing wedding venue. Carrie Cassidy, the catering director at Umstead, was extremely Read more...
The Umstead Hotel and Spa was an amazing wedding venue. Carrie Cassidy, the catering director at Umstead, was extremely helpful throughout the planning process! She made sure everything was taken care of down to the smallest of details. The whole staff at the Umstead was top-notch. The professionalism and friendliness of everyone is evident when you walk in and our guests made numerous comments about how much they loved the venue and how accommodating the staff was. Thanks to everyone at the Umstead for making our wedding weekend so amazing! We can't highly recommend them enough! Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
11/14/2015
5.0/5.0
It's near impossible to say anything negative about The Umstead. We had our daughter & new son-in-law's wedding a couple of weeks ago, and it was incredible! From the nature preserve-like grounds to the lovely ceremony lawn to the hotel interior are all stunningly beautiful! The newlyweds said that they couldn't have asked for a more perfect place because it was everything they hoped for and dreamt of. We must compliment the outstanding staff and all the services that they provided. You will not be disappointed working with Carrie Cassidy, the banquet manager, and her fantastic staff, Amanda and Margaret, and especially Heavenly! Since this was a Five Star Hotel we expected a certain degree of excellence, but when they told us that on the day of the wedding we would have no worries at all, they well exceeded our expectations. From the porters to the chamber maids to the waiters and servers everyone was attentive, respectful and flawless. All the details that we had been discussing all year were acted out with such great precision that we never did worry about anything. My husband and I enjoyed the wedding as if we were actual guests! No worries at all! Above all, we truly appreciated how they took such extra special care of our daughter and son-in-law in making sure they ate and stay hydrated. Heavenly actually anticipated anything and everything that our daughter needed or wanted. She's an absolute angel! Something else that impressed us was the mouth-watering, delectable food! All our guests, and I mean ALL, were so impressed with the preparition and presentation of the entrees that they are still talking about them (FYI - get the beef it's unbelievable!). We are so happy that we choose The Umstead. We truly cannot thank Carrie, Heavenly, Amanda and Margaret enough for making the day and evening so magical for our daughter & son-in-law. My husband and I look forward to staying at the hotel again and staying in the suite on the ground floor - it was fabulous!
It's near impossible to say anything negative about The Umstead. We had our daughter & new son-in-law's wedding a couple Read more...
It's near impossible to say anything negative about The Umstead. We had our daughter & new son-in-law's wedding a couple of weeks ago, and it was incredible! From the nature preserve-like grounds to the lovely ceremony lawn to the hotel interior are all stunningly beautiful! The newlyweds said that they couldn't have asked for a more perfect place because it was everything they hoped for and dreamt of. We must compliment the outstanding staff and all the services that they provided. You will not be disappointed working with Carrie Cassidy, the banquet manager, and her fantastic staff, Amanda and Margaret, and especially Heavenly! Since this was a Five Star Hotel we expected a certain degree of excellence, but when they told us that on the day of the wedding we would have no worries at all, they well exceeded our expectations. From the porters to the chamber maids to the waiters and servers everyone was attentive, respectful and flawless. All the details that we had been discussing all year were acted out with such great precision that we never did worry about anything. My husband and I enjoyed the wedding as if we were actual guests! No worries at all! Above all, we truly appreciated how they took such extra special care of our daughter and son-in-law in making sure they ate and stay hydrated. Heavenly actually anticipated anything and everything that our daughter needed or wanted. She's an absolute angel! Something else that impressed us was the mouth-watering, delectable food! All our guests, and I mean ALL, were so impressed with the preparition and presentation of the entrees that they are still talking about them (FYI - get the beef it's unbelievable!). We are so happy that we choose The Umstead. We truly cannot thank Carrie, Heavenly, Amanda and Margaret enough for making the day and evening so magical for our daughter & son-in-law. My husband and I look forward to staying at the hotel again and staying in the suite on the ground floor - it was fabulous! Read less
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Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Hands down, the most beautiful venue I have ever seen. They take care of everything here and make you feel like you own the place! From the second we met Carrie, she was so nice and helpful, she helps plan every detail of your big day with you and she is always accessible. Going into the planning process was new and very stressful to me at times but Carrie made sure to reassure me and keep me on track the whole time.
Hands down, the most beautiful venue I have ever seen. They take care of everything here and make you feel like you own Read more...
Hands down, the most beautiful venue I have ever seen. They take care of everything here and make you feel like you own the place! From the second we met Carrie, she was so nice and helpful, she helps plan every detail of your big day with you and she is always accessible. Going into the planning process was new and very stressful to me at times but Carrie made sure to reassure me and keep me on track the whole time. Read less
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Zack
Wedding:
6/7/2015
5.0/5.0
My wife and I just had the wedding ceremony and reception of our dreams at The Umstead this past weekend. We had toured the Umstead before a few times when choosing our venue, but to see it all come together was a sight beyond words. The location is just amazing - from the beautiful ceremony lawn, to the surrounding woods, to the lovely lake, it all combined to make an atmosphere that was upscale, elegant and serene, all at the same time. We briefly considered other venues during our initial search of the area, but one walk through the Umstead was enough to convince us right away. The ballroom was the perfect size, providing more than enough space for all our guests to move about, eat, mingle and dance, while not feeling at all empty or overcrowded. The pin-spot lighting highlighted our centerpieces perfectly, and the decor provided by the Umstead was very beautiful. Our guests could not stop raving about how amazing the venue location was, and I'm sure we'll continue to hear about it for months and years to come.

Carrie, the catering director, was excellent in tailoring the event to our exact specifications, and helping us manage our guests, wedding party, and various vendors so that the proceedings and events were timely, adaptive, and perfect in execution. The staff were impeccable, catering to all our guests' needs, as well as constantly providing the best quality service possible for my wife and I, so that we constantly had drinks and food at our table, as we were very busy with interacting with our guests. And lastly, the Umstead provided us with the Bridal Suite to stay at for our wedding, which was one of the most luxurious suites we've ever stayed at. The room location was perfect, as it allowed my wife and her bridesmaids to get ready easily and walk only a hallway to reach the ceremony lawn. The accommodations went beyond all expectations, and truly showed off why the Umstead is the prime location to host an event in the area.
My wife and I just had the wedding ceremony and reception of our dreams at The Umstead this past weekend. We had toured Read more...
My wife and I just had the wedding ceremony and reception of our dreams at The Umstead this past weekend. We had toured the Umstead before a few times when choosing our venue, but to see it all come together was a sight beyond words. The location is just amazing - from the beautiful ceremony lawn, to the surrounding woods, to the lovely lake, it all combined to make an atmosphere that was upscale, elegant and serene, all at the same time. We briefly considered other venues during our initial search of the area, but one walk through the Umstead was enough to convince us right away. The ballroom was the perfect size, providing more than enough space for all our guests to move about, eat, mingle and dance, while not feeling at all empty or overcrowded. The pin-spot lighting highlighted our centerpieces perfectly, and the decor provided by the Umstead was very beautiful. Our guests could not stop raving about how amazing the venue location was, and I'm sure we'll continue to hear about it for months and years to come.

Carrie, the catering director, was excellent in tailoring the event to our exact specifications, and helping us manage our guests, wedding party, and various vendors so that the proceedings and events were timely, adaptive, and perfect in execution. The staff were impeccable, catering to all our guests' needs, as well as constantly providing the best quality service possible for my wife and I, so that we constantly had drinks and food at our table, as we were very busy with interacting with our guests. And lastly, the Umstead provided us with the Bridal Suite to stay at for our wedding, which was one of the most luxurious suites we've ever stayed at. The room location was perfect, as it allowed my wife and her bridesmaids to get ready easily and walk only a hallway to reach the ceremony lawn. The accommodations went beyond all expectations, and truly showed off why the Umstead is the prime location to host an event in the area. Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
I don't know how to put into words our experience with The Umstead. They are the best of the best! Not only is the venue absolutely stunning for both a ceremony and reception, their attention to detail is beyond anything I have ever experienced. I started out planning my wedding with one events coordinator and by the time our wedding was a few months away we had a different coordinator - Margaret. She is amazing! They literally think of everything. The food is out of this world. They are so flexible with their packages and can really do whatever you dream up. Margaret coordinated our ceremony rehearsal and came to check on the bridal party throughout the day. She is so calm and reassuring, I knew everything would go off without a hitch. If you are considering having your wedding at the Umstead or are trying to decide between venues, there is no comparison! The Umstead is gorgeous and we couldn't be happier with the experience we had.
I don't know how to put into words our experience with The Umstead. They are the best of the best! Not only is the venue Read more...
I don't know how to put into words our experience with The Umstead. They are the best of the best! Not only is the venue absolutely stunning for both a ceremony and reception, their attention to detail is beyond anything I have ever experienced. I started out planning my wedding with one events coordinator and by the time our wedding was a few months away we had a different coordinator - Margaret. She is amazing! They literally think of everything. The food is out of this world. They are so flexible with their packages and can really do whatever you dream up. Margaret coordinated our ceremony rehearsal and came to check on the bridal party throughout the day. She is so calm and reassuring, I knew everything would go off without a hitch. If you are considering having your wedding at the Umstead or are trying to decide between venues, there is no comparison! The Umstead is gorgeous and we couldn't be happier with the experience we had. Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Superior service! The staff at the Umstead Hotel and Spa is top notch; they went above and beyond to make sure that everything was absolutely flawless for our wedding day. From the moment we starting planning our event with them, through the end they took care of every detail and delivered above and beyond our expectations every step of the way.
Superior service! The staff at the Umstead Hotel and Spa is top notch; they went above and beyond to make sure that Read more...
Superior service! The staff at the Umstead Hotel and Spa is top notch; they went above and beyond to make sure that everything was absolutely flawless for our wedding day. From the moment we starting planning our event with them, through the end they took care of every detail and delivered above and beyond our expectations every step of the way. Read less
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Kelsy
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Everything about this venue was perfect! They organize the vendors you choose, which helps make planning so much easier. Kelley Ann is the social catering manager, and she helped make our day seamless and special. We could not have been happier with our choice of a beautiful venue!
Everything about this venue was perfect! They organize the vendors you choose, which helps make planning so much easier. Read more...
Everything about this venue was perfect! They organize the vendors you choose, which helps make planning so much easier. Kelley Ann is the social catering manager, and she helped make our day seamless and special. We could not have been happier with our choice of a beautiful venue! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
The Umstead Hotel & Spa is worth it! From my first meeting to the wedding (a span of 11 months), I felt like the only bride they were working with for the entire year (compared to other, similar venues I considered that felt more like wedding factories!). Kelley, the coordinator, is hands-on and flexible. She listened to our wants and needs and helped create our dream wedding. Most importantly, she is super responsive and thorough. I felt totally at ease knowing she was at the helm!

Our guests raved about the beauty of the venue and the quality of the food and beverages. Seriously, many of us will continue to dream of food served as it was cooked in their restaurant to-order and not pre-prepared like other wedding venues. The hotel and event staff were attentive to our guests throughout the weekend, too. There were so many lovely little extras throughout the weekend - fresh fruit and mimosas served the morning-of, for example - that again, just made us feel so special. I cannot more highly recommend this venue to other brides, it was the best choice we made during wedding planning!
The Umstead Hotel & Spa is worth it! From my first meeting to the wedding (a span of 11 months), I felt like the only Read more...
The Umstead Hotel & Spa is worth it! From my first meeting to the wedding (a span of 11 months), I felt like the only bride they were working with for the entire year (compared to other, similar venues I considered that felt more like wedding factories!). Kelley, the coordinator, is hands-on and flexible. She listened to our wants and needs and helped create our dream wedding. Most importantly, she is super responsive and thorough. I felt totally at ease knowing she was at the helm!

Our guests raved about the beauty of the venue and the quality of the food and beverages. Seriously, many of us will continue to dream of food served as it was cooked in their restaurant to-order and not pre-prepared like other wedding venues. The hotel and event staff were attentive to our guests throughout the weekend, too. There were so many lovely little extras throughout the weekend - fresh fruit and mimosas served the morning-of, for example - that again, just made us feel so special. I cannot more highly recommend this venue to other brides, it was the best choice we made during wedding planning! Read less
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Jacinta
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Beautiful Place with TOP Notch service. They treated my guest like royalty. They made my weekend a Fairy Tale.
Beautiful Place with TOP Notch service. They treated my guest like royalty. They made my weekend a Fairy Tale.
Beautiful Place with TOP Notch service. They treated my guest like royalty. They made my weekend a Fairy Tale. Read less
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