We offer 4 1-bedroom, 1-bath Main House suites in the main house. The River House is a 1-bedroom, 1-bath suite with a private entrance and balcony overlooking the river. The Aster Chalet is a 1-bedroom, 1-bath suite with a private entrance. The Stable House features two 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments complete with full kitchens and living rooms with fireplaces. Each apartment has a private entrance. 

The Venue

frequently asked

We have onsite field parking that is available. Additionally, there is road access directly to the venue for guests to be dropped-off. We recommend working with a valet services.

+ Where will we park?

Yes, you are welcome to add tents throughout the property. Location of tents must be approved by the property manager. Use of our in-house sailcloth tent is included with your rental at no additional charge.

+ Can we use tents on the property?

The Raleigh Durham International Airport is located 35 miles from Oxbow Estate.

+ What is the closest airport to the property?

The Property

We do not offer transportation services; however, we will gladly make recommendations for local transportation options. Our property is able to accommodate buses and shuttles for effortless drop off and pick up.

+ Do you provide transportation?

The venue, including the venue overhangs, is a non-smoking area. Designated outdoor smoking stations are available. Smoking is not permitted outside of the designated areas.

+ Is smoking permitted?

Please use our Contact Form or send us an email at hello@oxbowestate to schedule a private tour. 

+ How can I schedule a tour?

Yes! The venue has both heat and air conditioning to keep you and your guests comfortable.

+ Is the venue climate controlled?

We require that all food be prepared and served by a licensed and insured catering company; all alcohol must be served by Oxbow Estate. We have a list of pre-approved caterers; however, if you choose to work with a team not on our list, we reserve the right to explore their services prior to approval.

+ Who can we use for catering and bar?

Never. When you book Oxbow Estate, it is yours and yours alone.

+ Do you book more than one event at a time?

Yes, the venue and its facilities are wheelchair accessible.

+ Is the venue wheelchair accessible?

You have access to our 60" round tables, 6’ rectangular tables, 8’ rectangular tables, 48” round tables, high top tables, upgraded chairs, custom indoor and outdoor bars, courtyard games, indoor lounge furniture, golf cart shuttle, sailcloth tent and market lighting. 

+ What does the venue provide for me to use?

Typically, all rentals and vendor items must be loaded out at the conclusion of your event. If there is not an event scheduled the next day, you may make a request to have your rentals picked up at a different time.

+ Can my vendors pick up items the next day?

You are responsible to remove all items that you and your vendors bring onsite by the end of your designated rental window. Your catering team is responsible for the cleanup of the kitchen, removal of all food, and cleanup of food-and-drink related spills. If there are any messes that may stain or damage the venue, they must be cleaned up immediately following your event. You and your catering team are responsible for the removal of trash to the onsite dumpster.

+ How does event clean-up work?

Yes. To secure your date we ask for 50% of your rental fee, and a $1,000 security/damage deposit upon signing your contract. The next 25% is due 3 months prior to your event date, with the remaining balance due 1 months prior to the event.

+ Do you offer payment plans?

Your rental window begins at 11:00AM the day of your wedding.

+ When can I access the venue for my wedding?

We require a signed contract and a nonrefundable deposit to secure your event date(s).

+ How can I reserve my date?

Absolutely. Great service is vitally important to us. A list of our most outstanding event professionals is provided upon booking. You are not required to work with vendors on the list exclusively. 

+ Do you have a preferred vendor list?

All events are encouraged to end by 11:00PM. You can extend your rental hourly for an additional fee. 

+ What time does my event need to end?

Yes; however, we do not permit decor that causes damage to the property. Please check with the venue staff if there is an item you are unsure about.

+ Can we decorate the venue?

Yes, as long as they are enclosed or floating in water.

+ Can we use candles?

+ What kind of accommodations do you offer?

Our rental rates begin at $250 per night. 

+ What is the price range for your accommodations?

Yes! Our couples have full access to the venue and grounds for a complimentary engagement session with their photographer. All sessions must be scheduled at a time that is convenient for the property manager, couple, and photographer.

+ Can I have my engagement session at the venue?

We encourage and allow items that do not leave lasting marks on the property, including: flower petals, bubbles, sparklers, and glow sticks. Prohibited items include: fireworks, confetti, and glitter. If you have questions about an item not on this list, please check with the property manager.

+ What items are allowed for a send off?

+ Can my four-legged friend participate in the wedding festivities?

If there is a chance of rain, we will coordinate with your wedding planner to move the ceremony inside of the Main House or The Stable House. As an alternative, you are welcome to add a tent to the property as a contingency plan.

+ What is the rain plan?

Our property manager will be onsite and available to oversee the facilities and answer any venue and facilities related questions. Additional staff may be available pending event size. You are required to hire a day-of wedding coordinator. We do offer in-house coordination services for an additional fee. 

+ What staff does your venue provide?

We will take care of the tables and chairs set up and tear down.

+ Who is responsible for the tables and chairs set up and tear down?

Yes, there is a 1-hour rehearsal. This will take place the night/day before, or the morning of. We are booked most weekends throughout the year, so mornings and weekday dates are more readily available.

+ Is there a rehearsal included with the rental fee?

With their knowledge and expertise, wedding planners are an invaluable asset to your wedding planning process as they can ensure that your entire wedding journey runs smoothly and is stress free. We require that you have a wedding planner providing, at minimum, day-of coordination services.

+ Why do I need to hire a wedding planner?

+ Is there somewhere for me to get ready at the venue?

Yes! Pets are welcome on the grounds of Oxbow Estate. We require that your pet be on a leash and have a designated handler throughout the duration of their time onsite. No animals are permitted inside the venue unless they are a certified service animal.

+ Where can guests stay?

We offer onsite accommodations for up to 20 guests. Overnight accommodations are based on availability. We can also recommend area boutique hotels and lodging options. 

Yes! We have four luxury suites with private restrooms along with a salon and lounge space to spend the morning onsite with your wedding party.

We welcome all types of private events! Some examples include: fundraising events, birthday parties, graduations, showers, quinceañeras and more.

+ What type of events do you allow?

Our Venue Coordinator will be onsite and throughout your event to oversee the facilities and answer any venue and facilities related questions.

+ What staff does your venue provide?

Private Events

You can access the venue and property during your rental window. This time includes all set up and clean up.

+ What time can I access the venue for my private event?

We require that you have a licensed and insured caterer.

+ What vendors do I need?

Contact us

From intimate weddings to large corporate gatherings, Oxbow Estate is an unmatched Raleigh venue for amazing events. Contact us to schedule a tour and get started on planning an unforgettable day.

Meet me at Oxbow —

Finally, a Wedding Venue as Refined as You Are.