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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. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2007
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Glamorous, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
8
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
127
Number of suites
23
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
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
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
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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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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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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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely amazing! Everything about my day went smoothly and they made sure that everything fell into place! Kelley Ann is awesome!
Absolutely amazing! Everything about my day went smoothly and they made sure that everything fell into place! Kelley Ann Read more...
Absolutely amazing! Everything about my day went smoothly and they made sure that everything fell into place! Kelley Ann is awesome! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
We JUST got married at the Umstead and loved EVERY minute of it. From the moment we walked in and were discussing possibly using it as a location for our wedding to the moment we walked out after our wedding weekend with a small tear in our eye that it was over, we felt like we were treated as royalty the entire time. We TRULY appreciate everything they did to make our wedding a memorable experience.

HIGHLY recommended!!!
We JUST got married at the Umstead and loved EVERY minute of it. From the moment we walked in and were discussing possibly Read more...
We JUST got married at the Umstead and loved EVERY minute of it. From the moment we walked in and were discussing possibly using it as a location for our wedding to the moment we walked out after our wedding weekend with a small tear in our eye that it was over, we felt like we were treated as royalty the entire time. We TRULY appreciate everything they did to make our wedding a memorable experience.

HIGHLY recommended!!! Read less
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