Each wedding at The Umstead Hotel and Spa is as unique as the couple it celebrates. Tucked into a serene woodland setting just a short drive from Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, The Umstead caters to discerning couples who are drawn to the hotel’s sophisticated ambience, artistic spirit, and the natural beauty of its surroundings.
The property’s expansive and beautifully landscaped lawn is a natural choice for an elegant outdoor wedding allowing couples to exchange vows against a spectacular and serene backdrop. Wide stone pavers create a dramatic aisle-like pathway leading to the hotel’s private lake, surrounded by woodlands and accentuated with a dramatic fountain.
The indoor Ballroom features abundant natural light, streaming in through floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lake. The room also showcases artwork from The Umstead’s extensive collection, and access to an expansive terrace with a gas fire pit and inspirational views.
Sophisticated menus are created by the award-winning culinary team that led Herons to national acclaim. Every aspect of the service is elegant and flawless, from passed hors d’oeuvres to tableside pouring of soup courses, to the absence of banquet trays and stands—each course is instead delivered by hand. Every event is approached with a keen focus on the couple’s tastes and an impeccable eye for detail, resulting in a seamless, completely customized event.