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Wake Forest

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The Sutherland, Estate & Gardens

Wake Forest


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Cindy Cramer Blanchard

12 October 2019

Great place for any event !!!


Donna Melton

12 October 2019

Beautiful setting, helpful staff, magical events!


Brenda Skelly Hare

11 October 2019

Beautiful venue. Would be incredible for a wedding.


Austin Jeffreys

29 August 2019

We used Christy Ethridge as our wedding planner and she was amazing! Her patience, kindness and attention to detail were much needed in order to make our day happen. Christy knows how to control a crowd, juggle everything thrown at her and roll with the punches. It doesn't hurt that her knowledge of other vendors in the Triangle area is extensive and super helpful when figuring out who to use as well. Our wedding day was amazing and Christy was a huge part of making that happen! Thank you Christy... if you need someone to help you plan your wedding she is the one for you! More...


Ken Grant

21 August 2019

beautiful grounds and estate housr


Teresa Finley

20 July 2019

What a great event last night at Sutherland Estate. It’s a lovely venue and the owners are exceptional and take pride in making fabulous memories.


Amanda Risher

20 July 2019

What a lovely venue. Beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces for both large and small gatherings. A great place for your next social event.



12 July 2019

Christy went above and beyond to help us plan our wedding. Sutherland was so fantastic to work with and our pictures and day turned out perfect. Couldn't have asked for more. Definitely recommend booking with them! More...


Becky Jenkins Hoffman

8 July 2019

We were married June 9, 2018 at The Sutherland. The experience was so fun and made so easy by Christy Etheridge! She did everything we wanted and offered some additional great ideas. We also love Shannon....not sure but I think my whole family invited her to all future family gatherings!! Thanks for such a great day and memories to last a lifetime! More...


Shannon Hall

4 July 2019

Ashlee has taken her experience with planning and design on the road with Sutherland Services. I did not have to worry about anything with her taking the lead, she had thought of and planned for everything! It was so nice to completely relax the day of our wedding, because we trusted Ashlee with it all, and she did not let us down! More...


Wendy Hill Kinlaw

2 July 2019

Historic surroundings, mature landscape with a lot of hardwood trees, very clean, attentive staff



21 June 2019

We chose the Sutherland for many reasons, but what initially drew us to the property was it's location. The Sutherland happens to be right next door (and I mean right.next.door) to my home church that I grew up in, Wake Union Baptist Church! We had heard wonderful things about the Sutherland and their staff, but we were blown away by the impeccable service they had to offer. When we toured the property, we fell in love and had no doubt in our mind that it was the perfect place to host our loved ones and begin our journey as husband and wife. And we were right. Christy was our planner for our wedding and she was beyond amazing! I could go on and on about how incredible the staff and Christy were, but there's no better way to describe it than this: After the wedding, my bridal bouquet went missing...which wouldn't have been the worst thing in the world, but my late grandfather's dog tag was attached. Christy and her team were determined to find and it literally got inside the dumpsters (TWICE) to make sure it hadn't been thrown away. It wasn't there, but they continued to look for days. Half-way through my honeymoon, I received a text message from Christy that included a photo of her holding the dog tag. I was convinced I would never see it again, but Christy and the staff at the Sutherland never gave up and made sure that it got back to us safely. I am immensely grateful for everything they did to ensure our wedding day was the best day of our lives, even after it was over. By the time our wedding day rolled around, Christy felt like family and were so happy that the wedding planning process brought her into our lives. More...


Maddy Ward

7 May 2019

The Sutherland made the wedding planning process a hundred times easier. Christy was so organized and made sure that everything was done. She was so great at giving advice and really listening to Sid and I! The Sutherland is a perfect backdrop for a wedding and all of the vendors associated make it the perfect venue. My wedding was the best day of my life, I cannot recommend the Sutherland enough! More...



6 May 2019

My husband and I got married 3/30/2019 and we were very happy with The Sutherland. Christy was amazing and helped keep me calm and everything in order. She was always professional and personable and handled our planning very well. Because of HER, our wedding was everything we hoped for. It is a little pricey but well worth the cost. We recommend 100% More...


Sandy Jeffreys

16 April 2019

Stunning and beautiful The Sutherland was a wonderful and unforgettable location for my daughter’s wedding. Our event planner Christy was there to organize and keep everything and everyone together every step on the day. A beautiful memory in an exceptional location- what more could you ask for! More...


Ben Daniels

14 April 2019

Great venue Beautiful grounds


Toya Kimbrough

9 April 2019

Supreme , customer service and one of my favorite venues.


Morgan Parker

27 March 2019

By far the best decision in my wedding planning process was choosing The Sutherland as our venue! Christy Ethridge was kind, talented, encouraging, and extremely organized. I can't imagine pulling all the details together for our day without her help and guidance. The mix of indoor and outdoor settings for the ceremony and reception was perfect for our early Spring wedding; the house and gardens are so naturally pretty that it's a great venue for any season of the year. I cannot recommend this venue enough! More...



20 March 2019

We were married at The Sutherland on 3/2/19 and couldn't be happier with our decision to host our event here! The space was perfect for what we wanted- an outdoor ceremony (with gorgeous backup weather plan), dedicated cocktail hour space and dreamy reception space. We've received so many compliments from guests about the venue's beauty, functionality and historical story. What really sealed the deal choosing The Sutherland was working with onsite event producer, Christy. She was with us every step of the way and we couldn't have planned our wedding without her! Even more impressive was Christy's flawless execution of our vision on our wedding day. Christy and her team were attentive, supportive and from our perspective the day went off without a hitch! My family can't stop raving about working with The Sutherland team through our wedding day. More...


Carrie Pingree Crank

18 February 2019

The Sutherland was an amazing venue! The staff was so helpful during our entire planning process and on the day of our wedding everything went so smoothly! I could not have asked for a more perfect wedding day! I loved the pavilion and even with some rain and a tent, the wall garden was so pretty for our ceremony! I would highly recommend The Sutherland to anyone! More...


Ashley Loewen

15 February 2019

Christy from The Sutherland was wonderful! She was extremely professional, and made sure that everything was being done in a timely manner. She created a timeline and was very organized, so I wasn’t stressed. I also loved having her work with me because she knows all the ins and outs of the wedding world! She was able to help me think outside of the box when it came to decorations, because I was a bride on a budget. All in all, my experience with Christy and the Sutherland was wonderful! 10/10 recommend! More...


Brittany Caito

8 February 2019

We looked at a few properties but I had my heart set on Sutherland as soon as I arrived. It's a breathtaking property and even more so on our wedding day. The planning process can be overwhelming and tough- but Christy (planner at Sutherland) was so thorough and detailed which made me feel at ease. I knew I could count on her 100% the day of - and she went above and beyond my expectations. All of the Sutherland staff was attentive and responsive- I also loved that they hosted a few public events for upcoming weddings- from tastings, dinners, etc- made the place feel more comfortable. Highly recommend! More...


Brooke Hirsch

5 February 2019

We had the most amazing experience working with The Sutherland to plan the wedding of our dreams. Christy and the rest of the Sutherland team worked tirelessly to ensure every detail was perfectly executed which allowed us to relax and enjoy our special day with our friends and family! Our vision came to life and we can't thank the Sutherland enough for the beautiful memories that we will cherish forever.
-Brooke & Eric Hirsch


Bobby Van Doornewaard

28 January 2019

What a beautiful venue, inside AND outside! Great ambiance, great photo ops and delightful employees!


Tammie Webb

9 January 2019

We made the right choice by selecting The Sutherland Estate and Gardens as the venue for our daughter's wedding. Every detail was taken care of with professionalism. The house is gorgeous with plenty of southern charm and provides a wonderful background for the bridal portrait as well as the grounds surrounding the property. I was able to enjoy the day with Katie and her attendants and not worry about anything. Christy Ethridge was absolutely wonderful and was by our side during the entire planning process and I can't thank her enough for all the help and attention to detail she provided. Her efforts did not go unnoticed and we received many compliments from our guest. We were so pleased with the outcome on the day of the ceremony and highly recommend this venue to any bride looking for a venue. You will not be disappointed. More...


Katie Miller

5 January 2019

We had our wedding at The Sutherland on December 8, 2018. We cannot say enough great things about The Sutherland. From the first meeting until the last, we knew they truly cared for us and wanted to make sure we had the perfect wedding day. Our wedding planner, Christy, was the absolute best! She truly cared about what we wanted and did everything possible to make sure we had the perfect day. She is just awesome and you will never have to stress over your day with her as a planner. The venue itself is so beautiful and the staff is amazing. We had the most perfect wedding and we would choose The Sutherland again and again! More...


Susan Eakes

15 December 2018

Outstanding experience with this venue. The team, under Chrisy's direction, didn't skip a beat. 10+ months of planning with Christy as the Event Director. I cant say enough of her talent and abilities to keep things on track. Christy has outstanding experience and skills in resolving issues before they happen or when they happen. I highly recommend this group. More...


Kelly Bogan Hardy

3 December 2018

Beautiful venue! Excellent staff and customer service.



14 November 2018

Wow! All I can say is Wow!! The Sutherland Estate and Gardens was the perfect venue for my November 2018 wedding. The grounds are breathtaking... from the walled garden to where our ceremony was held, the side of the house and oak tree for cocktail hour and the indoor pavilion for the reception with market lights! Not to mention how much fun it was to get ready inside the house with my bridesmaids!! The Sutherland staff and Christy Ethridge were fantastic to work with. Christy was our day of coordinator but helped us out frequently in the last few months leading up to the wedding. They think of every detail so EVERYTHING goes perfect and smooth on your wedding day. I felt 100% confident with Christy and the staff to help us pull off a flawless wedding day and all I can say is that I don't think I could have dreamed of a more beautiful day. Thank you to Christy, The Sutherland and the rest of the staff for their support leading up to the wedding and all their hard work on our wedding day!! I actually kind of miss talking to Christy on a weekly basis :) Thank you!! More...


Jim Dyer

12 November 2018

The Sutherland enjoys an excellent reputation for the place to host a wedding, community activity or any type celebration! Perfect facility for any type venue. I love this place! More...



3 October 2018

My husband and I worked with Christy Ethridge at The Sutherland and she was OUTSTANDING! I planned a good bit of the wedding from out of state and Christy was incredibly accommodating to me. She even took a few hours to give my mom a separate tour after we booked at The Sutherland so that she could walk through it again and feel more comfortable. The whole team at The Sutherland are rockstars. They made our wedding day so incredibly seamless. If there were any problems or if anything went wrong, I had no idea! And that made it such a relaxing, wonderful day for us and our families.
- Also I want to note that the forecast had scheduled for rain to start at the beginning of our outdoor ceremony and Christy did everything she could to keep our vision of an outdoor wedding. She truly went above and beyond to make our day perfect! My husband and I could not be any happier! :)


Mary Margaret

9 September 2018

Working with Christy and the Sutherland staff was an amazing experience. They made sure our wedding was everything we hoped for and more. A few months later and we are still receiving compliments on our venue and the professionalism and attitude of the Sutherland staff. More...


Q Focus Randle

3 September 2018

Awesome venue and staff! Very accommodative and professional and the property is gorgeous



22 August 2018

We had an incredible experience with our recent summer wedding at The Sutherland. Christy's guidance through weather "concerns" was invaluable and we ended up having a gorgeous evening to enjoy an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour! I am thrilled with our decision to choose this venue and we are still receiving compliments weeks after! More...


Saba Huffman

20 August 2018

The place & the food are good ever!! �



7 July 2018

Our wedding was amazing because of the help of Christy and the Sutherland staff! I chose this venue because it is seriously GORGEOUS and also the package comes with a planner and day of coordination. Our wedding day could not have been better without the help of Christy and everyone else there. Christy is sweet, down to earth, and such a wonderful planner!! More...


Brandi Fuhrmann Turnbo

22 May 2018

One of the most beautiful venues I've seen for a wedding! My daughter and I have been searching for a while and we can't believe we found this location! We feel completely at ease with knowing the staff will help with all her needs for the big day! If you haven't checked this place out...I would highly recommend it! More...



9 March 2018

My husband and I were married at the Sutherland last month. From start to finish, working with the Sutherland team was absolutely perfect. The venue is beautiful and our planner, Christy, was incredible. I truly cannot imagine doing it without her. If you are looking for the perfect venue, with a responsive, professional and talented team, look no further! More...



1 March 2018

My Daughter held her wedding reception at The Southerland in February of 2017. I live in Raleigh and my Daughter lives in DC. My Daughter had very distinct ideas of what she wanted for her wedding and Christy executed everything seamlessly. There was no issue with planning from out of town. All of the vendors were coordinated perfectly and the change in plans due to rain had no negative effect on our perception of the day. Thanks to Christy and The Southerland staff my Daughters wedding was "the best day of her life"! More...



9 January 2018

Christy was my wedding planner at the Sutherland. She is very timely, helps whenever help is needed, and makes sure that everything that needs to be done to ensure a carefree time at your wedding!


Ken Thomas Patterson

7 January 2018

The Sutherland is a beautiful event venue. Ran by a knowledgeable staff that goes above and beyond to ensure that you have a great event.


Albert Steed

22 October 2017

Great venue for the wedding. Very nice and well done.



25 July 2017

I could not have asked for a better place to have my daughter's wedding. Christy was amazing to work with. She not only helped with the day of planning but carried it out to a tee. The Sutherland was beautiful and their staff did a great job. More...


Brenda Washington

16 June 2017

Beautiful Place, Kind Helpful People, Food is Awesome!! Perfect for Wedding or Parties !!


Andres Quintana

19 March 2017

Great place for an event! Shannon does a great job!


Kayelily Middleton

20 February 2017

One of the most beautiful and well-staffed wedding venues in the Triangle. So lovely and the staff is great to work with. They have thought of everything and will handle every little detail to assure a wonderful wedding day. Love officiating weddings there!


Warren McCormack

19 February 2017

What amazing venue. Just so many possibilites. Love working with the staff.


Carly Perkinson

18 February 2017

It was great when I was there for prom last year �


Jeanette Donaldson Stansbury

4 November 2016

The Sutherland was the perfect location for our work retreat!


David McCall

23 October 2016

Great venue, awesome staff!!! Very nice property with great character. All in one place, highly recommend it!


Deb Johnson

27 September 2016

Our daughter selected The Sutherland Estate and Gardens for her September 17, 2016 wedding. As Mother of the Bride, I live out of state, and I knew that we were going to have our own set of challenges. Working with Donna made it stress-free. Her attention to detail is unmatched and her staff is incredible. The wedding, cocktail hour, and reception were perfect and they were able to accommodate our wishes. This is exactly how our daughter wanted their most special day to be. Thank you, again, Donna! More...



7 August 2016

From the second we stepped foot on The Sutherland property during our tour a year ago, we knew it was everything we wanted for our wedding. We had always envisioned a wedding that embraced a sense of history and nature, and that's The Sutherland. From the minute that Donna opened the door to the porch out to the walled garden, letting us know that would be the entrance to the ceremony, we knew that it was the place for us. It is such a grand entrance for a bride, the big moment that I was looking for.
The house is stunning and the grounds are incredible - so much so that very little decor is needed to bring out the natural beauty. We had our ceremony in the walled garden, cocktail hour on the terrace, and reception in the pavillion. Each location has its own unique feel, but all with that southern chic that we were looking for.
Getting ready at The Sutherland is an amazing experience! The brides suite is beautiful! It is such a comfortable and elegant setting, it looks great in photos and makes you feel so classy. My husband enjoyed getting ready in the settlers house - he and his groomsmen liked the masculine decor and felt right at home sipping their bourbon while waiting for the girls to finally be ready.
Finally, one of the best things about The Sutherland is their incredible staff - specifically Donna. We don't live in the area, and planning a wedding from out of state adds a new level of stress - but Donna helped ease that stress immensely. From the time we booked until after the wedding - Donna took the time to keep in touch with us, checking on our planning, offering guidance, and assuring us that everything would be perfect. Our wedding day was everything we had ever dreamed of, and it would have not been that way without her hard work.



3 August 2016

I'm so glad I chose to have my wedding at the Sutherland! Donna was fantastic and helped me every step of the way. The entire process was as stress-free as possible, and the day of went smoothly! So thankful for this beautiful venue and their exceptional team. More...



13 May 2016

The Sutherland was FLAWLESS. We had a better wedding than I could have imagined. The service was amazing. Donna, or wedding coordinator, saved the day time and time again. The grounds are gorgeous - like a Southern fairy tale. We are so grateful for the wedding we were able to have. More...



5 May 2016

I love the Sutherland! It was the absolute perfect venue to get married and we got the most beautiful wedding pictures with the house and pavilion as a backdrop. We planned to get married in the garden but it poured down rain on our wedding day. They seamlessly moved the ceremony to the pavilion and it turned out amazing. I think it was even more perfect for us than Plan A, so I am unbelievably happy with the work The Sutherland's team can do. Ashlee answered all of my wedding questions, helped set up meetings with other vendors, had meetings with me and my husband to tell us what to work on next, etc. And they just take care of everything for you so you don't have to think about timeline and all the minor details and logistics that would be so hard to figure out yourself. AND, to top it off, we just opened our gifts and found two Sutherland wine glasses and a bottle of Chardonnay from our wedding. Already enjoyed that :) LOVE The Sutherland and I would recommend to any and every bride. Oh and our guests had the best time! More...


Tina Frier Cleaton

2 January 2016

Beautiful venue! Cleverly nestled and convenient access.



27 December 2015

Ashlee and staff at The Sutherland were AMAZING! They all came together to make it truly the perfect, fairytale wedding for us! We looked at a ton of other venues before our appointment at The Sutherland, but as soon as we got there, we knew it was the perfect place! Ashlee met me with us numerous times to go over details, plans, questions, vendors, etc. She made the process so much easier and more coordinated for us! The day of coordination she provided took SO much stress off me, and made all the difference in how everything flowed. The venue is beautiful, and has so many different options for each part of a wedding day. We had so many compliments on the venue itself, and how smoothly and efficiently everything was done. All our guests had a great time, and loved the staff there. We couldn't have been happier with our choice, and hope to have a reason to go back ASAP! Thank you to everyone involved! More...


Jim Mauldin

27 December 2015

Great venue for a special occasion, especially a wedding!


Laura Taylor

24 December 2015

We had our wedding here two weeks ago and couldn't have been happier! We looked at so many venues in our search for where to have our wedding, and none could compare to The Sutherland! It is the most beautiful place, with so many different options. The staff and owners are SO wonderful, knowledgeable, kind, and patient. They always had what I needed before I even knew I needed it. And our guests raved about how beautiful, organized and smooth everything was. There are so many beautiful pictures from that day. My husband and I would recommend them to anyone for any event! Thank you again to all the staff :) More...


Colleen Piechocki

13 December 2015

I have seen this gorgeous venue for a prom and attended a wedding. The staff are supportive, accommodating, and friendly! I could not think of one reason not to be happy with a function at this venue!


Jim Dyer

3 December 2015

Great place for an event or celebration! Owners and managers are real pros and very helpful in making every client perfect.


Sebastian Frances

18 November 2015

Beautiful venue!



12 November 2015

Every girl has a 'vision' for her wedding day - our wedding at The Sutherland three weeks ago far surpassed our dreams. Immediately following our Christmas engagement, we started visiting venues and as soon as we arrived at The Sutherland we KNEW we found the perfect backdrop for our special day.

We continue to receive compliments about the wedding and reception, and everyone comments that The Sutherland is the ideal venue for a classic, Southern wedding. The historic house was perfect for the bridal party as we gathered to get ready for the ceremony, and guests enjoyed touring the house during the reception. The Settler's House was the site for our wedding, and was ideal for our intimate ceremony. The grounds are breathtaking, and fortunately Mother Nature blessed us with sunshine and perfect Fall temperatures. Countless guests who live in the area said they had never heard of The Sutherland, and everyone said it is The Triangle's best kept wedding venue secret.

Donna and her team worked tirelessly behind the scenes - subtly directing every detail of the day. We never thought about what was coming next - our vision was executed to perfection. Booking our wedding at The Sutherland was the BEST decision - the planning process leading up to the wedding had minimal stress as Donna gently navigated us through decisions. She made sure she had a clear vision of our expectations for the day and just before rehearsal she said "Now, let us do our job, it's time for you to enjoy your day, and celebrate with your family and friends." The Sutherland has an outstanding list of vendors who have experience with the venue, and without exception every vendor raved about how wonderful it is to partner with The Sutherland team.
Thanks Donna for coordinating the memory of a lifetime!!
Best Day Ever!!!!
Alexandra and Adam Williams


Dianne Mahle

17 September 2015

My daughter, Jacquelyn, was married on Aug. 15th at this wonderful venue. Everything was just perfect and looked so beautiful. Chrystal was a joy to work with. She made sure our day was the best it could be! More...


Teresa Rackley Yates

22 August 2015

It was so perfect. Donna and all of her staff were amazing. We were very blessed to find this beautiful place to have our daughter's wedding and reception. Thank you all so much!



10 August 2015

Ashlee was great to work with, and the venue is perfect for a classic southern inspired wedding.



14 July 2015

Our planner/coordinator at The Sutherland was Donna Burnette. In one word....PERFECT! The venue speaks for itsel....beautiful mansion,gardens, pavilion,etc. but the best is Donna and her staff. She was so very kind, professional, polite, CALMING,and responsive to our every need. Her staff the day of the wedding were equally as great! We could not have pulled off such a beautiful day without her help. We were truly blessed to have found Donna and The Sutherland! More...


Cathy Dickens Foil

22 June 2015

Wonderful experience! Memorable wedding event for my niece! Breath taking!!!



19 June 2015

Ashlee takes all the stress out of wedding planning! AWESOME doesn't even begin to describe her! Every worry, every dream, she took care of and made it happen. She alone is worth having tour wedding here... But the house and grounds are magical! And the bridal suite is the perfect place to spend the day getting ready :) More...


Donna Headrick

2 June 2015

Our daughter Bethany had her wedding ceremony and reception at the Sutherland it was absolutely wonderful. Everyone remarked of how beautiful the venue looked. Ashlee was fantastic to work with my husband and I felt completely at ease with her as our wedding coordinator. Thank you Ashlee and staff for making my daughter's wedding a truly magical day. More...


Katie H.

7 April 2015

Amazing wedding venue worth every single penny! The property is absolutely gorgeous. Ashlee helps coordinate the entire event. I would definitely recommend checking out this beautiful venue! More...


Heather Loftis

22 March 2015

We are having our wedding here in July of 2015. It's such a beautiful venue with a great staff, I can't wait to say "I do" here.



12 August 2014

This venue is amazing! The entire property is absolutely breathtaking. It rained on our wedding day (August 1st, 2014), but it wasn't a problem thanks to the 9,000 square foot pavilion they built this past winter. Everyone stayed dry and had a great time. My husband and I have had ENDLESS compliments about how perfect the wedding was.

Ashlee, the wedding coordinator at the Sutherland, was great to work with. She is ready and willing to make everything you envision a reality on your big day! It did get slightly hard to get in touch with someone quickly at the venue when wedding season was in full swing, but all of my questions and concerns were always answered.

All of the employees at the Sutherland were amazingly hard workers on our wedding day. They treated my husband and me like royalty. They set up everything on the day of the wedding (EXACTLY how I asked), which was awesome to not have to worry about things getting done properly. They packed our getaway car with our belongings for night of the wedding. Everything was also torn down and neatly set up for us to pick up the next day.

I would HIGHLY recommend this wedding venue! It was a completely PERFECT event (even better than I had envisioned)!


Katie Hatton Johnson

12 August 2014

This venue is amazing! The entire property is absolutely breathtaking. It rained on our wedding day (August 1st, 2014), but it wasn't a problem thanks to the 9,000 square foot pavilion they built this past winter. Everyone stayed dry and had a great time. My husband and I have had ENDLESS compliments about how perfect the wedding was. Ashlee, the wedding coordinator at the Sutherland, was great to work with. She is ready and willing to make everything you envision a reality on your big day! It did get slightly hard to get in touch with someone quickly at the venue when wedding season was in full swing, but all of my questions and concerns were always answered. All of the employees at the Sutherland were amazingly hard workers on our wedding day. They treated my husband and me like royalty. They set up everything on the day of the wedding (EXACTLY how I asked), which was awesome to not have to worry about things getting done properly. They packed our getaway car with our belongings for night of the wedding. Everything was also torn down and neatly set up for us to pick up the next day. I would HIGHLY recommend this wedding venue! It was a completely PERFECT event (even better than I had envisioned)! More...


Deanna Thomas

2 July 2014

~"I Do" was said by both, the cake was cut, the toasts were made, and the dances were beautiful.~ The wedding is over, but the marriage has just begun. Ashlee and the rest of the staff at the sutherland went above and beyond to make sure the details of our wedding were perfect. I could not have been happier with picking the Sutherland as the place to marry my best friend. Ashlee, thank you for everything you did to make our wedding the best day of our lives. I would highly recommend choosing The Sutherland, Estate & Gardens for any event. More...



26 June 2014

Getting married at the Sutherland was a dream come true! The classic and historic white house was breath taking! The grounds were bright green and well kept with adorable brick pathways and lantern post lights. Everything about the Sutherland was charming!

We kept getting compliments all night long on how beautiful it was. Also, they just built a nice pavilion on the property. It was a great place to party the night away after such a lovely ceremony in the Sutherland's garden. I would recommend this venue to anyone! I absolutely loved it!



9 June 2014

Having our wedding here was truly a dream. Everything was effortless. Ashlee is a joy to work with. HAVE YOUR WEDDING HERE. It is incredible.



9 June 2014

The Sutherland is a dream wedding venue. The staff is friendly, helpful, polite, flexible. Our wedding day ran smoothly thanks to Ashlee's awesome ability to coordinate, manage, and oversee every detail.



22 November 2013

The Sutherland responded to our every need and concern immediately. They arranged the wedding of our dreams, and everyone who attended said it was a truly elegant affair!


Jane High

18 November 2013

I highly recommend The Sutherland. We have used this venue for several occasions and it was wonderful memories made with the utmost class, all we could ever hope for . Great people with wonderful ideas and directions to create an atmosphere you will remember for a lifetime. Book with them today, you will not regret it!! More...



21 June 2013

Thank you Sutherland staff for a perfect wedding day!!



3 July 2012

My wife and I completely fell in love with The Sutherland from the moment we saw this venue. It didn't disappoint our wedding guests either as countless individuals came up and just said how much the space made the event perfect. Having your ceremony and reception at the same place couldn't have worked out better with their setup and the wedding party just loved using the house throughout the weekend. We had a ton of guests coming in from California and The Sutherland couldn't have made a better impression on the true southern charm we were going for. Thanks again to Jennifer, Gayle, and Ashlee. More...



10 June 2011

Wow, where do I begin The Sutherland is an absolutely amazing place!!! Not only was the venue amazing but the staff is perfect!!!

From day one (over 18 months ago), Ashlee Adams and her staff have been extremely helpful! Ashlee was constantly on top of everything and keeping me organized without stressing me out. She did so much for me!! If I emailed Ashlee I ALWAYS received an immediate email or call back (no matter how silly my question was).

Some brides stress out about things being hectic or unorganized on the rehearsal day or even the day of the wedding BUT this is not the case at the Sutherland. Everything went so incredibly smooth I did not have to worry about a thing. Ashlee and her staff stayed on schedule with everything and were extremely calm/helpful during the wedding. At the end of the night, our bags were packed and placed in our getaway car for us and we did not have to worry about a thing. Also, we got a to-go bag of some of the food/cake we were unable to eat. Not only were our bags packed but the staff packed my parents car as well. I cannot describe how little things like this meant to us the night of the wedding. We were able to truly enjoy every minute of the wedding with no stress at all.

I knew the moment I stepped into the Sutherland that it was going to be an amazing venue but it far exceeded my original feeling. The Sutherland is a very beautiful, clean, and well taken care of venue. Thanks to the Sutherland I have a million wonderful memories of my wedding!!!

Thank you so much Ashlee and staff!



23 March 2010

Thanks to Ashlee Adams and her team at The Sutherland, we had our dream wedding. The estate offers several ceremony and reception site options for large weddings and for smaller, more intimate affairs. With beautiful oak trees, a formal walled garden, and of course the gorgeous historic home, the event space is straight out of a magazine.

The Sutherland staff was there every step of the way to answer questions and offer suggestions. We received extremely professional and individualized service; and by the wedding day, we considered them to be our friends. The Sutherland offers a wonderful list of preferred vendors to choose from to fit any couple's needs.

Their flexibility, attention to detail, and quick response times made the planning process smooth and fun. With Ashlee's help, we didn't need to hire a separate wedding planner, and she saved us lots of time and money there.

On our wedding day, Ashlee and Jennifer took care of all the details and then some. They flawlessly executed our backup plan when it rained, and we received more compliments on the intimacy of the event because of it. They provided a beautiful bridal suite for the ladies and the rustic Settler's House, perfect for the groomsmen, all complete with refreshments.

The actual wedding took place without a hitch - at least that we knew of :) Ashlee even made sure that my groom and I had a cocktail in hand and anything else we could have asked for.

We hope to work with The Sutherland again in the future (for anniversaries, holiday parties, etc) and recommend them full-heartedly!!!



1 February 2010

I can't say anythung bad about my experience from the planning to the rehersal to the wedding day.



3 November 2009

My husband and I selected The Sutherland even before it was officially open because of it's beautiful and historic southern charm. I worked with Jennifer Jones, one of the partners directly through most of the process. Although I handled most of the details myself, she treated me much like a "girlfriend", making sure that all the hours I'd spent in planning came to life. On our wedding day, we didn't have to worry that things were getting done - they took care of it all.

I would recommend The Sutherland to any bride that wants that southern elegance feel to their wedding without an overwhelming price tag. I believe it was worth every penny.

Ashley and Jeremy Sisk



21 October 2009

I cannot emphasize enough how The Sutherland is the perfect wedding venue. The price is more than reasonable considering the historic beauty, value added and top notch wedding planners.

I primarily worked with Ashlee Adams, one of the owners. She was incredibly plesant and made sure that my husband and I were given the royal treatment.

My only regret is that planning a wedding is a once in a lifetime occassion (for most) so I'm not sure if I'll have the good fortune of working with Ashlee in the future. She is truly a tenacioius and genuine person. You cannot go wrong with booking this venue.

Sean and I opted to have our wedding on a Friday which saved us $1,000 but it went off without a hitch. In fact, our out of town guests were pleased that they had a few weekend days to sight see.

The Sutherland has a full service kitchen for catering (which you will need to procure) and has the most lush grounds. Your pictures will be fantastic. Ashlee also works closely with some of the best vendors in the industry. When I say best, I don't mean most expensive.

We were in very good hands. I STRONGLY recommend the Sutherland.

Jenn & Sean Bollen
Seattle, WA

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