The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Resting on a rich green lawn surrounded by native trees in Garner, North Carolina, Rand-Bryan House provides couples with a romantic outdoor wedding venue. The spectacular grounds have year-round landscaping to provide a gorgeous garden wedding, but this venue doesn't stop at outdoor events. Couples who want to say their vows indoors can do so in a stunning room glowing with sunlight that has a beautiful rustic setting. The epitome of Southern charm, Rand-Bryan House has indoor and outdoor options for both ceremonies and receptions. Couples can pose for outdoor photos and then move inside to get some pictures in an elegant interior location. Couples and guests can stroll around the grounds and enjoy the venue's exquisite atmosphere before the great event.
Rand-Bryan House offers two outdoor settings for a ceremony and reception, an indoor ceremony site and an indoor reception site.
is a traditional, outdoor Southern setting for weddings of up to 125 guests. Couples make their way down a grassy path to a sumptuous altar where they say their vows. Sheltered by blooming bushes and trees, the garden is ideal for weddings of all seasons. Tables, chairs and tenting can be arranged to continue the celebration with an outdoor reception.
is a picturesque location for a more expansive outdoor wedding and reception. Arranged with stylish tables, chairs and tents, the side yard can accommodate more than 200 guests.
captures the day's warmth with floor-to-ceiling windows and polished hardwood floors. Gleaming with natural light, this enchanting room with 19th century-style craftsmanship seats up to 120 guests for a romantic indoor wedding.
combine to create a large reception area with tables and chairs, where up to 150 guests can enjoy dinner and dancing.
What You Should Know
Rental fees include full access to the Rand-Bryan House, its grounds and the venue parking lot, and they also include access to a sound system and the kitchen. Tables are included in the rental costs and set up ahead of time, but chairs and tablecloths must be brought by the couple or rented. The caterer primarily provides dishes. Tenting is available for a separate cost, but Rand-Bryan House provides contact information for its tent vendor.
Rand-Bryan House lets couples pay for a desired number of hours, but they may break the time up however they wish. For example, a couple who pays for eight hours of use may use some of that time on a different day for engagement photos or the morning of the event for special decorating and then return later for the ceremony and reception. Pricing for rental depends of the time frame, day of the week and number of hours desired. April through November pricing is more expensive than December through March pricing, and Friday or Sunday pricing is less expensive than Saturday pricing.
A deposit is due at booking: $500 or 25 percent of the facility fee, whichever is greater. A $500 refundable security deposit is due two months before event, and the balance is due two months before the event.
Couples have three package options. The Silver Package covers eight hours of venue use, the Gold Package provides 12 hours of venue use and the Platinum Package pays for 15 hours at the venue. Hourly pricing is also available, excluding Saturdays from April through November.
In addition to the beautiful scenery and ability to divide rental time, choosing Rand-Bryan House offers several additional benefits.
- Wedding Wire Couple's Choice Award for 2016
- Vendor recommendations on request
- Featured in Southern Bride and Groom magazine
From the Vendor
Raleigh Indoor/Outdoor Wedding Venue
The Rand-Bryan House, a historic 19th century home nestled in the outskirts of Raleigh, features beautifully restored interiors surrounded by landscaped gardens and grounds. Providing a choice of vendors, the Rand-Bryan house gives guests the flexibility to design the event of their dreams. The Rand-Bryan House specializes in: Raleigh Outdoor Weddings Raleigh Indoor Weddings Wedding Receptions Vow Renewals in Raleigh General Events And More
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
Farm + Ranch, Barn, Garden, Historic Venue, Park, Tented
Rentals + Equipment
BrideReviewed on 11/13/2013 Audrey L
Had a wonderful experience! My wedding day was perfect thanks to Martha!
Wonderful owner, beautiful venueReviewed on 10/30/2013 Mary Beth M
I absolutely loved working with Martha at the Rand-Bryan House. Such beautiful grounds that were well maintained. On the day of Martha was there when you needed her but never in the way. We LOVE the Rand-Bryan house.
wonderful!Reviewed on 6/04/2013 Dee H
They were super flexible, and got everything right down to the detail! The grounds were so beautiful and well-kept that it was the perfect place for our garden wedding!
The Rand-Bryan House and property are absolutely beautiful! We had our ceremony outside under a tent (rain was threatening), cocktail hour in the garden and on the porch, and reception inside. The windows allowed all the lush greenery to actually become part of our decor and it matched perfectly! The house is perfect. Martha was very helpful and accommodating.
Great PlaceReviewed on 10/20/2015 MIMMS V
We had our wedding and reception here and it is the PERFECT location for an indoor/outdoor celebration. The atmosphere and the grounds are simply breathtaking and there is plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the festivities. I would not change a thing for our wedding.
We recently had our wedding at the Rand-Bryan House and would definitely recommend it! Martha, the owner, was great to work with and always accommodating if we needed to come by or do a site visit with a vendor. They keep the house and the grounds very clean and beautifully manicured, but it's not fussy or formal feeling, which is exactly what we wanted. There's also lots of flexibility for different spaces to use (both indoor and outdoor) for the ceremony, cocktails, reception, and photos. We also liked that we could use any vendors we wanted for catering, etc. They are comparably priced to other similar venues especially for the amount of time and space you get. Overall we had a great experience!
Beautiful spot for a wedding!Reviewed on 6/19/2014 Crystal P
I loved having our wedding at this gorgeous house. It was a beautiful spring day, so we had both the ceremony and the reception outdoors. Throughout the entire planning process, Martha was responsive and helpful. She allowed us to have complete creative control of our day and didn't require any special vendors. The house is beautiful and the flowers and trees made for gorgeous photos. It was the perfect spot for an outdoor spring wedding!
Fantastic Venue!Reviewed on 6/27/2012 Lauren W
Martha at the Rand-Bryan House is fantastic! She is flexible and works with you to give you and your groom the wedding you want. She offers many ideas from the different weddings she has seen and allows you to make the place your own. The landscape and scenery are awesome and gives your wedding a little southern charm atmosphere. I am very glad that we chose this place to have our wedding!
beautiful wedding siteReviewed on 5/14/2010 Jessica D
This is a beautiful place to have your wedding, and the owner is very nice and flexible!!
Meet The Owner
Martha Bryan Liles
It is my pleasure to share our lovely home, beautiful grounds and surrounding farmland with you and your guests for your wedding. With wonderful memories of growing up in this house, I love working with our clients making their own memories. As you make your plans, I am available to answer questions and recommend vendors. Either I or other staff members will be here to assist on your wedding day. My background as a Human Resources Manager was great preparation for the strong communications and detailed planning that are crucial in this business. I look forward to meeting you!