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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

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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, Garden
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, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
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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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
we had our dream reception at the Umstead and everything was perfect!! We live out of state and planning and coordinating was so easy with them.
we had our dream reception at the Umstead and everything was perfect!! We live out of state and planning and coordinating Read more...
we had our dream reception at the Umstead and everything was perfect!! We live out of state and planning and coordinating was so easy with them. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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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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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Samantha
Wedding:
10/24/2015
4.6/5.0
For a special night, the Umstead is tops. Our room was wonderful and we enjoyed a beautiful view. They decorated it specially for us to make the night truly feel romantic. They also brought a mini-fridge to our room especially for our leftovers, which was very welcome. I will also say that the valet did a great job finding a car that someone had left for us (and not valeted) when we arrived. As someone who doesn’t stay at 5* hotels very often, I was anxious about the stay, but the staff made us feel like we belonged. Overall, it was a great experience for a special night.
For a special night, the Umstead is tops. Our room was wonderful and we enjoyed a beautiful view. They decorated it Read more...
For a special night, the Umstead is tops. Our room was wonderful and we enjoyed a beautiful view. They decorated it specially for us to make the night truly feel romantic. They also brought a mini-fridge to our room especially for our leftovers, which was very welcome. I will also say that the valet did a great job finding a car that someone had left for us (and not valeted) when we arrived. As someone who doesn’t stay at 5* hotels very often, I was anxious about the stay, but the staff made us feel like we belonged. Overall, it was a great experience for a special night. 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
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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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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Private User
Wedding:
5/25/2014
4.5/5.0
The coordinator we worked with, Kelley Ann, was amazing. The venue was beautiful and they know exactly what they are doing. However, the hotel staff needs a little work. We spent a lot of money making gift bags with snacks and drinks in them to be given to the guests upon check in. We learned later that night that several people weren't given bags and then after we complained, some guests received multiple bags so that there weren't enough. You are 5 star hotel folks, get it right, it's not that hard. Our wedding was beautiful and the food was delicious. Some promises were made to us that were not fulfilled such as which suite I would have, how many bars would be available, etc but overall, everything was perfect.
The coordinator we worked with, Kelley Ann, was amazing. The venue was beautiful and they know exactly what they are Read more...
The coordinator we worked with, Kelley Ann, was amazing. The venue was beautiful and they know exactly what they are doing. However, the hotel staff needs a little work. We spent a lot of money making gift bags with snacks and drinks in them to be given to the guests upon check in. We learned later that night that several people weren't given bags and then after we complained, some guests received multiple bags so that there weren't enough. You are 5 star hotel folks, get it right, it's not that hard. Our wedding was beautiful and the food was delicious. Some promises were made to us that were not fulfilled such as which suite I would have, how many bars would be available, etc but overall, everything was perfect. 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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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Very nice venue and great service!
Very nice venue and great service!
Very nice venue and great service! Read less
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