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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. 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:
Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Modern, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
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, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
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
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens

REVIEWS

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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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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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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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Carol
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
An absolute dream!! From the moment I contacted The Umstead to the day we checked out....everything was perfect!! The staff and Kelley Ann are second to NONE!! I told everyone that Kelley Ann doesn't know the word "no"!! The food was incredible and all of our family and friends agreed!! This is THE place to have your dream wedding!!
An absolute dream!! From the moment I contacted The Umstead to the day we checked out....everything was perfect!! The Read more...
An absolute dream!! From the moment I contacted The Umstead to the day we checked out....everything was perfect!! The staff and Kelley Ann are second to NONE!! I told everyone that Kelley Ann doesn't know the word "no"!! The food was incredible and all of our family and friends agreed!! This is THE place to have your dream wedding!! Read less
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jpraleigh
Wedding:
10/6/2007
5.0/5.0
This was a gorgeous hotel! We stayed in the executive suite and I am pretty sure it was bigger than our apartment. The bed was super comfortable and the whole room was just romantic. They had strawberries and champagne for us when we arrived and there was a very nice robe for each of us that we were able to keep and take with us. There was a large bathtub as well as a large shower that was separate. There was a large sitting area that was also separate from the bedroom. The view from our room was also beautiful and we did not actually go to the restaurant but there is a very nice restaurant on the bottom floor as well as a spa. It was the perfect place to spend our first night together!
This was a gorgeous hotel! We stayed in the executive suite and I am pretty sure it was bigger than our apartment. The bed Read more...
This was a gorgeous hotel! We stayed in the executive suite and I am pretty sure it was bigger than our apartment. The bed was super comfortable and the whole room was just romantic. They had strawberries and champagne for us when we arrived and there was a very nice robe for each of us that we were able to keep and take with us. There was a large bathtub as well as a large shower that was separate. There was a large sitting area that was also separate from the bedroom. The view from our room was also beautiful and we did not actually go to the restaurant but there is a very nice restaurant on the bottom floor as well as a spa. It was the perfect place to spend our first night together! Read less
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feb2007bride
Wedding:
2/1/2007
5.0/5.0
We stayed the night at my parents' house, just because that's where the party was and it was too late to think of going anywhere else. We made plans, though, for the next day to go to the Umstead Hotel and spend the following night there. After we woke up, we went there for breakfast. We have eaten there before, and it's the best. The food I ordered was fresh, tasty, healthy, and probably the best food in the area. Dave (my husband) loved the Shrimp and Grits for breakfast, and the small taste I got was delicious. The chef is amazing. When we could book into our rooms, we went up and then just lounged about. We were both exhausted, but it was so nice and special to be in such a beautiful place. Mu husband's parents are big fans of taking weekends here, and I can understand why. It was so nice having such a big tub in our room for a long relaxing soak! I love it that we have a place like this so close to home!
We stayed the night at my parents' house, just because that's where the party was and it was too late to think of going Read more...
We stayed the night at my parents' house, just because that's where the party was and it was too late to think of going anywhere else. We made plans, though, for the next day to go to the Umstead Hotel and spend the following night there. After we woke up, we went there for breakfast. We have eaten there before, and it's the best. The food I ordered was fresh, tasty, healthy, and probably the best food in the area. Dave (my husband) loved the Shrimp and Grits for breakfast, and the small taste I got was delicious. The chef is amazing. When we could book into our rooms, we went up and then just lounged about. We were both exhausted, but it was so nice and special to be in such a beautiful place. Mu husband's parents are big fans of taking weekends here, and I can understand why. It was so nice having such a big tub in our room for a long relaxing soak! I love it that we have a place like this so close to home! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year 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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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
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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