The Oaks at Salem

Apex, NC

The Oaks at Salem is an elegant wedding venue in Apex, North Carolina. They have everything you are look for by providing numerous options for both outdoor and indoor entertaining. They combine centuries-old charm with the best of modern conveniences and the setting is designed to capitalize on the views from every vantage point. Situated on over 11 pastoral acres with mature hardwoods and beautiful landscaping, this manor provides a plethora of photographic opportunities as well. The main level of the house offers a cozy fireplace and over 1,000 square feet of veranda overlooking their ceremony wall, one acre pond, and newly acquired rustic barn. Book now for memories you can cherish for a lifetime!

Facilities and Capacity

Their expansive grounds provide many options for your special day. Whether you are looking for a grand affair or a more intimate gathering, they will be able to accommodate your needs. The Oaks offer 11 pastoral acres as well as a charming main house. This space has the opportunity to provide multiple indoor and outdoor options depending on your vision. Plus, couples can get ready in their respective suites with enough room to accommodate them and their wedding parties. With three event spaces to work with, this mansion has the ability to accommodate up to 299 guests.

Services Offered

Not only will you secure the perfect location for your wedding, but you will also get the opportunity to work with their talented on-site coordinators as well as a team of trustworthy, passionate, and dedicated vendors. They promise to devote a high level of attention to you and your event’s details throughout the entire planning process. Their other wedding event services include:

  • All-inclusive packages to streamline the planning process

  • Bridal suite for you to get ready in beforehand

  • Setup and clean up

  • Event planning with their highly qualified team of coordinators

  • Event rentals including tables, chairs, linens, and more

  • State-of-the-art lighting and sound

  • Pet friendly venue meaning your furry friends can join in on the fun too

  • Wireless internet for you and your guests to use to document the affair

  • Shuttle

  • Valet parking

  • Wheelchair access available

  • Liability insurance


The Oaks at Salem is conveniently located only 15 miles from downtown Raleigh and only two miles from historic downtown Apex. In addition, this historic spot is less than one mile from Highway 64, making it easy for guests to travel to.

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out of 5.0
52 Reviews
Quality of Service
Where to begin? I am beyond impressed with the Oaks at Salem. From the very beginning, everyone we talked with and worked with was extremely helpful. Becky, our day-of coordinator, was so on top of things. She thought of details we had never considered (such as a drinks stand by walkway to the ceremony site since our wedding was in July) and took so much stress out of the day itself. Several of my bridesmaids and family members have commented on just how organized and helpful she was, especially since my mom was handicapped at the time and needed extra help getting from place to place. She took care of everything on the day itself, from supervising the decorations to ensuring that all of our bags were in the get-away car (and she even helped to pack food to bring with us). The venue itself is beautiful, and the inclusion of tables, chairs, linens, and decor items in the rental helped us save on so much money. So many of the guests complimented the site and just how lovely it was on the day itself. We honestly could not be happier! Thank you so much for making our wedding day an amazing, memorable one that was enjoyed by all!
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I am the mother of the bride. This is not only a beautiful site but the service from The Oaks staff and especially our wedding coordinator, Veni, were perfection. I was not stressed out at all, before or the day of the wedding because we were in such capable and professional hands. It all began when we were provided a list of preferred providers who we were assured were professional and reliable. That reduced the work from the beginning, important since my daughter and her fiance were planning and arranging the wedding from south Florida for a wedding in North Carolina. In comparing sites, we also realized that many items were included in the price at The Oaks that were extra at other venues. Be sure you are comparing apples to apples. Questions were quickly answered, reasonable advice and direction provided when solicited, everything we needed when we needed it. We wanted an outdoor wedding but knew to plan for all types of weather, after all, this is NC. A month before, we had a meeting with Veni at the Oaks and walked through the entire wedding day, hour by hour and minute by minute, ironing out any issues before the big day. The day before, in the rain under umbrellas, we rehearsed the outdoor event as well as what we would do under the pavilion if the rain did not stop. All contingencies were covered and we were ready. The day of the wedding, everything was smooth and perfect, the sun coming out just before the ceremony. Those "preferred” vendors arrived and did their work efficiently. Everything was done, as promised! I could go on and on but I highly recommend this venue and cannot say thank you enough to April, Veni, Katie and the others who made my daughter's wedding a perfectly magical event. Our only complaint was that it had to end, we could have stayed all night. Thank you so very much.
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We absolutely LOVED working with the Oaks! They were so put together and really helped to make the planning process so much easier for us. Both April (the owner) and Veni (our coordinator through the Oaks) were fabulous to work with. They were super responsive and entertained all of the questions we had along the way. The venue is gorgeous and was the perfect place for our special day. I couldn't recommend them highly enough!
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Ceremony Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $500.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $500.00
Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $8,000.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $5,000.00
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up
Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
Guest Minimum
Event Spaces
Farm/Ranch, Garden, Mansion
Classic, Elegant, Rustic/Country
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Scenic Views, Uncovered Outdoor
Wedding Events
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner
Event Services
All Inclusive Packages
Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Event Rentals
Liability Insurance
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wireless Internet
In-House Bar
In-House Catering
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Event Items
Audio Equipment
Dance Floor
Tent Accessories
Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Chair Covers
Food/Beverage Items
Chocolate Fountain
Transportation & Access
Wheelchair Access