The Pavilion at Carriage Farm, located in Raleigh NC, is a stunning venue for your wedding ceremony and wedding reception. Whether you dream of a small outdoor ceremony or an elegantly tented gala under the stars, you will find it at The Pavilion.
Set your special occasion to spectacular scenery with contemporary comforts. The Pavilion at Carriage Farm’s 10,000-square-foot space combines the rustic beauty of countryside living with modern convenience, setting the scene for an event everyone will remember.
That scene begins when you open the large, wooden double doors to the open-air reception area. Guests are greeted with the glow of four dazzling chandeliers, the warm light bouncing off the North Carolina pine walls. At the far end, a stately stone wood-burning fireplace draws the eye, ready to lend light, warmth, and ambiance to your evening event. The 34-foot fireplace is made of Tennessee field stone. It’s topped with a wooden mantel, a beam from the 1800s, reclaimed from the original home that once stood on the property.
The red, barn-shaped Pavilion’s wood beams stretch to a 30-foot gambrel roof. The space is 60 by 75 feet and can accommodate 50 to 300 guests along with room for dancing. Breezes naturally float through the Pavilion in summer, and a glass enclosure is added for winter gatherings. The three-foot overhang provides secure protection against the elements should rain occur on your special day.
Guests will fall in love with the stunning reclaimed wood and antique sconces in the entryway, where you’ll find a space that can be used as anything from a cake room to a coat check. The temperature-controlled foyer also leads to elegantly designed restrooms, with oak ceilings and a specially poured floor with a unique design.
Behind The Pavilion, guests can mingle during cocktail hour on the flagstone patio, complete with a gas fire pit and wall for seating or extra candles.
The Pavilion is situated to one side of the 112-acre property and overlooks rolling pastures and a grove of North Carolina’s tall pine trees. White blooms dot the property, including crepe myrtles and roses. The serene country backdrop has become a photographer favorite.
The Pavilion’s private driveway ends in a circle for easy entry, and a nearby parking area can accommodate your entire party.
The kitchen is a caterer’s dream, with an restaurant-sized refrigerator and several stainless steel countertops, plus multiple hand washing sinks.
The Bride’s Retreat
The spacious bride’s retreat is located upstairs, reached by an open, curving wooden staircase. The 900-square-foot loft can accommodate the bride and her attendants, with a makeup area, open space, and plenty of seating. The casually elegant style is a relaxing environment for pre-ceremony or wedding reception preparations. The dressing area with full-length mirror and ensuite restrooms are the perfect hideout as you prepare for the big day.
The Groom’s Room
Downstairs, the groomsmen have a large, private den in which to congregate before the wedding. The western-themed hideout features a large TV and seating, plus a giant closet for item and clothing storage. Here the groom and his party can relax with access to a wet bar.
The Pavilion’s rear garden provides a picturesque setting for your wedding ceremony. The flat landscaping makes it easy to line chairs for all guests and set the scene with a lovely aisle. Say “I do” beneath an elegant pergola elevated on a hard surface so your guests can better view your beautiful commitment.
The surrounding pines, red Pavilion, and fire create a lasting impression of your momentous occasion.
If you prefer, set your vows against the backdrop of the nearby pond, where you will often catch a glimpse of stately herons striding through the water. This natural, lush landscape has created stunning photographs and memories alike.
Create Your Wedding
Your wedding or special event at The Pavilion includes 10 hours of time, plus the use of other areas of the property for the ceremony or other event activities. Additional time is provided to wedding parties for a bridal portrait and ceremony rehearsal.
- The Pavilion at Carriage Farm has a preferred list of vendors.
- Rental also includes tables and chairs for guests.
- Oak barrels are available for rent as use for cocktail tables, cake or gift table, or flowers and decor.
- All-inclusive packages are available upon request as well as event planning services.
The landscape is amazing, such a pretty place. I wish I could hold more events here. Good luck in the future.Read More...