A venue unlike any other, for a day you'll never forget
Located right outside downtown Raleigh, our venue offers a private and unique space for your Wedding. Covering over 14 acres of land, our Main Barn, Bridal House, active Horse Barn, and covered Parking Arena create the perfect atmosphere for your special day.
For over 89 years our venue has operated as a cow farm, a horse farm, and finally a luxury wedding venue. Today The Historic Wakefield Barn invites you to celebrate your wedding day with us surrounded by those you love.
While we celebrate our rich history, we also celebrate the rich future of the couples here at the barn. A future whose foundation is strong, and dreams are limitless.
How many guests does our venue accommodate?
Our venue can accommodate up to 250 seated guests, and 325 standing guests.
Does our venue have a Bridal Suite?
Our venue has a Bridal Suite that is located a separate home adjacent to our Main Barn. In addition, our venue also as a Groom's Suite located in the Main Barn.
Is our venue rented by section?
Our venue fee is an all encompassing rental. Meaning you have exclusive access to the entire space for your wedding day. No split days, and no split spaces.
Does our venue have an indoor and outdoor space?
Our venue has both an indoor and an outdoor wedding / reception space, as well as cocktail floor in the Main Barn.
What is our venue fee?
Our venue fee varies on three things: (1) the size of your party, (2) your desired day of the week, and (3) your desired month of the year. This system creates a unique venue fee for each event.
What is included in our venue fee?
For a detailed list of what is included in our venue fee click here to be directed to our page.
The Main Hall