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The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve

5581 Harward Lane
Raleigh, North Carolina, NC
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(919) 807-1865
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  • 16 Reviews


    Grace Lindsey

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  • I knew from the second I stepped foot at The Meadows, that it would be the place we got married. Honestly it was love at first sight. From the outdoor bathtubs, to the wooded nook with logs to sit on, to the golden meadows themselves, to a garden literally growing on top of the bar... all of it was pure magic. The team you get with The Meadows is hands down the most professional team I have ever seen in action. They made sure everything was ready to go smoothly leading up to our big day, and even on the big day they helped in any way possible! Okay and lets just talk about the furniture for a sec... WOAH. All the refurbished vintage pieces that literally come with the venue make it so unique and worth every penny. I literally did not find another venue that had aesthetically pleasing decor like that. Whether you are looking to get married inside, or outside... there are MULTIPLE options to explore! Trust me, when its all said and done, you will basically want to live in The Mea... Read more

    Alyssa

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  • Getting married at The Meadows was hands down the best decision we could have made! First, the venue itself is absolutely beautiful. It is a hidden gem tucked away off the main road. The nature and privacy makes you forget you're still so conveniently located to all the attractions of the triangle. Second, the team's emphasis on sustainability was a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry. The venue comes with a beautiful and eclectic selection of furniture and decorations that prevents extra waste and consumerism. Lastly, Hannah and the team were all incredibly easy to work with. They were professional, attentive and went above and beyond to accommodate our needs from the first tour all the way to the end of our wedding.

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    You are so kind!! I loved getting to know you and help create the perfect day for you two! It means a lot to us that you loved our venue and the space we have created. We are so honored we got to celebrate with you and your families!

    Emily Petrilla

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  • Where can I start? The Meadows was perfect for my husband, Joe, and I. We were having a hard time deciding where to book, and once we met Anna, Kelly and Hannah, we felt so sure in our decision. It was like talking to old friends. We were the first wedding to include dogs in the ceremony and on the grounds, and Anna was super open to it! We have 4 small Jack Russells, and they can be a handful! But Anna worked with us so we could have piece of mind with having them there. There are so many options when it comes to this venue, for ceremony or reception. We wanted super bohemian vibe, the ability to have live music and yard games, and a mostly outdoor event space. The Meadows offered just that. We really loved how down-to-earth everyone was and how welcoming and supportive they were of our wedding. No request was too much. Their team is just so sweet and accommodating, and not to mention the grounds and houses on the property are beyond beautiful. I felt very lucky to have found this gem... Read more

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    You are too sweet (in tears!!) We loved getting to know you two (and the pups too!) We are honored we got to celebrate with you and Joe, and provide the perfect space for your dream wedding day! Don't be strangers, and pop in for a visit!

    Deb

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  • The Meadows is a combo of classy with a taste of Southern charm. The reception areas are a decorators delight. There are so many different textures and fun things to work with. It was truly amazing the day of the wedding. We chose to secure the venue for the entire weekend . It was the best decision we could have made. It seemed like a destination wedding in our own backyard. Not all the friends in the wedding party knew each other and being onsite gave them time to get to know each other. It was friends making friends. The venue was not only a perfect venue for the wedding but an amazing backdrop for the photographer. The photos are absolutely amazing. Shout our to Justyn Lord Photography. She captured the true essence of the weekend. Last but not least, thank you to Hannah and The Meadows for making it such a special memory. Hanna was great to work with and never made us feel like any question was not important. Thanks to all.

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    You are too kind! We were so honored to celebrate with all of you, and it was our pleasure to provide the perfect space! You guys were so much fun to work with, and you had an amazing team for the weekend. Don't be strangers, and let us know if you can visit!

    Pauline Ro

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  • Where do I even begin...Got married at the Meadows earlier this month, and to say it was the perfect venue almost feels like an understatement. It was EXACTLY what my husband and I envisioned for our wedding- a beautiful ceremony in the fields, dinner under a lit up tent as the sun was setting, and a space for people to dance, lounge, drink, and just be in good company :) There was a place for everyone to just do what they want and celebrate us. (Side note- I feel like a majority of our guests kept raving about the venue when congratulating us and we had 350+ guests so that's saying a lot). Ana and her team at the Meadows worked with me and went the extra mile to make sure everything was what we wanted, and I can't thank them enough for all of their hard work

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    Thank you so much for your kind words! We loved getting to know you two, and it was such an honor to host your beautiful wedding!! You two were real gems, and it was such a joy for us to work with your amazing vendors to make your wedding day!

    Cassandra Richards

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  • There aren't enough words to describe how perfect The Meadows is. We would have a wedding there every single weekend if we could. We just had our wedding a few weeks ago and we heard nothing but compliments from all of our guests. They have truly thought of everything to make your wedding day so special. We even held our welcome dinner at The Meadows. Thank you to Anna, Hannah, Kelley, and the rest of the amazing staff! We are forever thankful for you guys!

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    We are so honored that we got to host your special day!! We loved getting to know you guys, and we tried to make sure it was everything you wanted!

    Katie

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  • Our wedding was the most perfect day ever thanks in a large part to the wonderful people at The Meadows! This crew really went the extra mile to make sure everything went smoothly. They had all the furniture we needed, provided plenty of lawn games, and we didn’t have to do much extra to decorate. They even built a grate to go over their fire pit just so we could have s’mores cones. The entire venue is gorgeous, spacious, and full of so many unique and darling details. My only regret is that we didn’t rent it for the whole weekend!

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    Your wedding was so beautiful! (love the smoke bomb pictures, they are the coolest!) We loved getting to know you guys and to give you the perfect day. We wish you two the best future together and fun adventures!

    Josie

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  • My husband and I were lucky enough to book The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve early on (our wedding was October 2018), when it was still new. We were blown away by the staff (we worked with Hannah mostly - she was amazing!) and the venue itself. The grounds are absolutely breathtaking and the buildings have been newly constructed, so everything is nice and new, yet doesn't look out of place with the natural surroundings. We didn't have one complaint with the venue. It was very private, naturally beautiful, and felt special (even starting at the long driveway bringing you into the grounds). Hannah was so great to work with and truly cared about our experience. I love how the venue allowed us to use the houses the day of the wedding. It was so nice to get to the venue early and not have to worry about getting ready somewhere else and then having to travel to the venue. Aerie House was gorgeous and the natural light was great for getting-ready photos. The guys really enjoyed The Roost a... Read more

    Kate King

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  • My husband and I got married at the Meadows in October 2018 and I cannot say enough wonderful things about this venue!! First of all, the venue is absolutely stunning. The Meadows' 115 acres of rolling hills and beautiful meadows are such a perfect backdrop for a wedding. Our pictures were gorgeous! Second, the Meadows is conveniently located in Raleigh for easy access for wedding guests, but it definitely feels like more of a destination wedding venue. Third, the houses located on the property are amazing and so well done, and lodging for you, your wedding party, etc. is included in the price of booking the venue! We loved getting to spend some extra time with our wedding party with everyone staying on the property for the weekend. Fourth, and very importantly, the staff at the Meadows were so nice and accommodating to us throughout the whole wedding planning process. Hannah and Anna were so great to work with and made sure everything was perfect for our big day!! Fifth, we f... Read more

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    Thank you so much! We are so happy we got to get all the good marks on your list :) We had so much fun getting to know you guys and helping create a great weekend for you two, and your families! We wish you guys all the best, and have a wonderful future together!

    Steve

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  • What can we say about The Meadows at Firefly Farms besides it was absolutely perfect and exceeded every expectation we had! Anna and Hannah were a pleasure to work with and made our special day one to remember. Getting married is a stressful venture; let’s not kid ourselves. The Meadows is a one of a kind, unique, gorgeous setting. You could not ask for a more beautiful backdrop and everyone we worked with there was attentive and eager to help make our wedding everything we desired. The bride and groom’s houses are spectacularly furnished, the event areas are beyond gorgeous, and the Anna’s staff was in constant communication to ensure no stone was unturned during the planning stages. We cannot imagine a better experience and setting to be wed to one another, and would do it again if it weren’t a once in a lifetime experience! Go out and see for yourself what a wonderful environment Anna and her family have created, you will not be disappointed. Steve & Sailor

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    Thank you for your kind words! We have enjoyed getting to know you both, and we are so honored you guys chose us to celebrate your special day. Don't be strangers and come back for a visit!

    Chloe

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  • Getting married at The Meadows is the BEST experience! The space is unreal, both in how beautiful and unique it is, and in how much you get. There are two separate houses to get ready in, a ton of ceremony site options (including a particularly magical one in the woods that we used), and there is so much space for the reception that I was overwhelmed with how to incorporate all of the cool areas available to us. The design of the place is so funky and beautiful and is filled with amazing details, like a garden on the roof of the bar and a swanky bridal suite -- and because the owners are such creative people, they're constantly adding to the space. We ended up not even hiring a florist and just putting together very basic floral/candle decor ourselves because the space was so beautiful we didn't need to add much. It also comes with so much stuff that the only things you really need to rent are plates, flatware, and glasses. They have a ton of tables (including the beautiful wood ones i... Read more

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    This makes us so happy that you guys loved your time here! We are so honored we got to celebrate your special day! It means so much to all of us that you guys had a connection with the space, and we wanted to make it the best day for you guys! Please come back by for a visit when you're in NC.

    Lauren

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  • Thank you to the most amazing crew (and staff) at The Meadows. We've had the pleasure of working alongside The Meadows as a wedding planner/design and know how important it is to have a great site manager! They are all so professional, but know how to have some fun! The venue itself is stunning and offers a huge variety of options for event locations onsite. From the Heron Hall to the actual meadow, the details within the space are so very unique and well thought out. The Meadows goes above and beyond to ensure your day is perfect!

    Dale

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  • We feel so lucky to be one of the first weddings at the Meadows - our experience was amazing. The property is beautiful, and we love what the owners and property manager have down with the renovated houses and venue area. Everyone was very communicative and quick to respond to any question we had. Even though the weather was rainy and cold for our wedding day, the venue was still beautiful and we wouldn't have had it any other way. We couldn't recommend the Meadows enough! We wish we could go back.

    Susan

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  • Amazing venue!! Onsite accommodations for the bride and groom, and their parties! Beautifully renovated homes, and industrial yet chic feeling wedding venue and reception/bar area! Love everything about it!!

    Janet Hobble

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  • If you like nature, wide open spaces, amazing furnishings, flexibility, and top notch staff, The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve is the place for you. Hannah and the staff at The Meadows are wonderful. From their guidance, communication, and organization they executed a dream come true wedding for our daughter. The Meadows is not cheap but you get great value for the price. It is close to so much yet feels like it is just you, your guests, and nature. Simply amazing!

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