The Carriage Farm Story
Marti and Kirk Leone bought 112 acres of land south of downtown Raleigh, NC in 2001. Kirk and Marti worked alongside each other, Kirk as a developer and Marti as a real estate agent. The Leones purchased the land intending to develop it, but instead fell in love with the wooded scenery. They built their dream home and began to raise a family. They later used the vast property and barn to start a business boarding horses. From there, Carriage Farm and the Leone’s love story took many turns (read “Our Story” to learn more).
On Sept. 20, 2014, the Leone’s held the very first wedding at Carriage Farm. More and more brides flocked to this gorgeous, country wedding venue and in 2017, they opened a new, 10,000-square-foot pavilion. The Pavilion at Carriage Farm features a grand stone fireplace, four chandeliers hanging from the 30-foot ceiling, and an enclosed space with bride and groom retreats, restrooms, and a caterer’s kitchen. Read the full Story here.
What People Are Saying About The Pavilion at Carriage Farm
We love seeing positive reviews about our The Pavilion and our Farm. It means that we’re doing something right and making brides happy on this most important day of their lives! Read some of what they are saying…
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“Griffen” 7/30/18 — 5 Stars
The Pavilion at Carriage Farm was an amazing venue. The space was big enough to comfortably fit our wedding of 200 people. The owners built a beautiful space, and the staircase up to the bridal suite looked amazing. Grooms room and bridal suite were perfect for pre-gaming and getting ready. All through the night our guests were telling us that the venue looked awesome.
“Ciara” 4/15/18 — 5 Stars
The Pavilion at Carriage Farm is BEAUTIFUL. Marti is the sweetest and works with you closely to get the exact vision you want for your big day. We are so happy we chose The Pavilion for our special day!
“Anonymous” 4/15/18 — 5 Stars
The Pavilion at Carriage Farm is beautiful. Marti is so great and easy to work with. There is plenty of room for ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception without having to worry about moving tables and chairs around for each event. The chandeliers are breathtaking and add such a classic, elegant look to the Pavilion. Although the bridal suite was not 100% complete for my wedding, it was still great to be able to use it to get ready right upstairs! My husband and I are so happy we chose to have our wedding here!
“Hope” 11/23/17 — 5 Stars
My husband and I got married here on Oct. 22, 2017 and it could not have been more of a dream! I’ve loved horses my entire life and was ecstatic that we were able to find a venue in the Raleigh/Garner area that had horses on the property. Marti, the venue owner, was great to work with! She made touring, booking and paying so incredibly easy. The Pavilion was not completely finished during our wedding but our guests weren’t able to tell at all! I can only imagine how amazing the venue will be once the Pavilion bridal suite is completed and the ceremony site at the Pavilion is grown up and bloomed. If a southern farm wedding is what you’re looking for, look no further!
“Ali” 11/8/17 — 5 Stars
The brand new Pavilion was the perfect venue for my husband and I! We got married last weekend, had the ceremony outside, cocktail hour on patio, and continued with reception inside! The weather was absolutely perfect and the most beautiful backdrop of trees to our whole night. The flow was effortless and created the perfect ambiance all night. It mixed my husbands rustic style with my desire for elegance with gorgeous chandeliers and beautiful lighting! Marti and the Leone family could not have been better hosts, helping every way they could! I heard endless compliments all night about how absolutely gorgeous the venue was! Hope to be a guest at this venue soon!