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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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  • 21 Reviews


    Jessica

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  • The Meadows was not our original wedding venue, but after having our wedding date postponed twice due to Covid, we decided to elope. We wanted to still be able to get married somewhere beautiful and affordable, and the Meadows was perfect for this. We were there for 2 hours, which was perfect for our elopement. Working with them was so easy and hassle-free. Would definitely recommend!

    Catilyn Cairns

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  • Absolutely will not regret booking The Meadows. A timeless venue with so many beautiful options for your big day!

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    Thank you for the kind words! We were so happy to be a part of your big day, Catilyn! We wish you and Brandon nothing but the best in your life together!

    Caitlin Drescher

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  • We and our guests absolutely LOVED The Meadows for our wedding on 10/17/2020. The houses on site are so perfect to get ready in and make the whole day feel special from start to finish. There are a variety of location options on the property for ceremony space, all of which are beautiful. Heron Hall is a perfect reception space. The covered patio space helps maximize enjoyment of the beautiful outdoor surroundings, but there are still lots of indoor, fully climate-controlled areas as well. Our photos are unbelievable beautiful - the Meadows provide the perfect backdrop. The team at the Meadows was easy to work with and very responsive. We feel so lucky to have been able to have our wedding ceremony and reception here!

    Bridget

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  • It was a such a pleasure working with Emily and The Meadows team! They made all of our necessary last minute changes a breeze amidst this crazy COVID-19 pandemic. It was a beautiful outdoor venue and you won’t regret having your wedding there.

    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!

    Codie Sanders

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  • The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve is an excellent venue with lots of open space. My wife and I booked an elopement package about 35 days out from our wedding date due to challenges we had with Covid-19. We booked the venue without seeing it in person and relied on virtual tours from the venue manager. We saw the venue for the first time about five days out from our wedding and thought it was gorgeous. There are five different outdoor areas to have a ceremony. We settled on the Oaks because the location was close to Heron Hall, where our family would gather after the ceremony. The venue manager, Emily, was a pleasure to work with. She provided great feedback to all our questions in a timely manner. Emily was also on hand for several site visits, our wedding rehearsal and ceremony. Her level of service was excellent. Book this venue for a gorgeous backdrop to your wedding ceremony. Book this venue for awesome wedding photos. Book this venue for excellent service.... Read more

    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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