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The Cornealius Properties- Raleigh Wedding Venue

One of the very first steps of wedding planning is finding the perfect venue. I always tell clients to think about the type of venue you want. Do you envision yourself getting married in a field surrounded by flowers? Do you see yourself saying your vows on a rooftop in the city? Whatever your vision may be, narrowing it down can make finding a wedding venue easier.


When I hear that someone wants a mixture of classic and modern, I instantly picture The Cornealius Properties in Goldsboro, NC. This wedding venue is just under an hour from Raleigh, NC and is a wedding venue that truly has it all.


Path in the woods

Birdsong Chapel

Open air chapel in Raleigh, NC

The Cornealius Properties

One of my favorite parts about The Cornealius Properties is that there are getting ready locations at the venue. A lot of venues do not offer this or the space they do have is really tight. The Cornealius Properties has The Honeymoon House for one getting ready space and Camp Cabin for the other. Both spaces are roomy and allow you to truly relax and enjoy getting ready for your wedding day!


On wedding days at The Cornealius Properties, I spend a lot of time at The Honeymoon House taking portraits of the bride and her crew getting ready. I love that this space has multiple bedrooms for privacy while getting ready. It has a kitchen, bathrooms, and a beautiful living room with antique furniture. It also has a getting ready room with mirrors that is perfect for hair and makeup. Having not only a room, but an entire house to get ready in, is so convenient. I also love that this space is far enough away from Camp Cabin, so you don't have to worry about seeing your partner before the ceremony. The front porch of The Honeymoon House is perfect for those robe and champagne photos and the gorgeous living room for when you are ready to get into your wedding dress.


Flat lay of wedding details

Dress hanging on mirror

Wedding flowers

Wedding bouquet on pew bench

Flower girl peeking at bride

Bridal hair and makeup

Bridesmaids in pajamas

Bridesmaids in pajamas

Bride and flower girl

Bride putting on wedding shoes


Wedding dress being zipped


Mother of bride with her the bride

Another thing I love about this beautiful wedding venue is the wooded locations. There is a path that leads you to the stunning Birdsong Chapel. This gravel path is lined with trees and makes the perfect spot for portraits since it is shady, even in the sunniest part of the day. There are shady spots over by Camp Cabin too which make portraits for the guys easy as well and all the trees make for a beautiful backdrop.


Bride and her best friend

Bride and her best friend

Bride and flower girl holding hands

Groom and groomsmen posing for photo

Groom buttoning his suit jacket

Groom and his best friend

Groom and groomsmen walking and laughing

If you have ever heard of The Cornealius Properties, you know they are known for their STUNING open air chapel- Birdsong Chapel. This beautiful ceremony space allows you to have a covered ceremony, while still being outdoors. Why choose a covered space to get married? You don't have to stress about rain, sun, or the heat. The all white chapel with big, open windows photographs like a dream. The outside is picture perfect as well and will definitely be a spot you'll want to get portraits after you are married.


Open air chapel with cross and florals

Wedding cross and florals

Guests waiting at Birdsong Chapel


Groom waiting on bride

Bride and dad walking down the aisle

Groom's reaction to seeing his bride

Dad looking at his daughter on her wedding day

Birdsong Chapel

Putting on rings

Pouring sand at ceremony

Mom and dad looking at their daughter

Pouring sand at ceremony

Praying at wedding ceremony

First kiss as husband and wife

Couple cheering after they are married

The Cornealius Properties- Birdsong Chapel

The Cornealius Properties- Birdsong Chapel

The Cornealius Properties- Birdsong Chapel

The Cornealius Properties- Birdsong Chapel

Another huge perk of getting married at The Cornealius Properties is having your reception space right beside your ceremony location. Your guests can easily walk between the two. Carriage Hall is the reception space and not only is the inside open and spacious, but the outside is a gorgeous backdrop for photos. I love venues with a space for the ceremony and a space for the reception because it helps the photo timeline flow so much better. If you are able to set up for your reception earlier in the day, I'm able to get those reception detail photos earlier in the day. This means I can spend more time on portraits after the ceremony and it gives me more time to be creative in both detail photos and portraits of you two!



Bride and her bridesmaids smiling

Bride and groom dancing

The Cornealius Properties- Carriage Hall

Reception table for guests

The Cornealius Properties- Carriage Hall

The Cornealius Properties- Carriage Hall

Bride and groom sharing their first dance

Bride and groom sharing a kiss

The Cornealius Properties- Carriage Hall

Father and daughter dance

Mom and son pose for a photo

Best man giving toast

Bride and groom with sparkler exit

Bride and groom kiss

Guests dancing at reception

Bride dancing with friends

Bride dancing with friends

As you can see, The Cornealius Properties is truly a dream come true venue. One more perk that this couple took advantage of was the vintage cars they have for rent. They went with the 1931 Model A Ford, but they also have a 1973 El Dorado Convertible Cadillac as well!


Bride and groom in front of vintage car

Bride and groom in vintage car

Bride and groom in front of vintage car

If you are looking for a Raleigh wedding venue, go tour The Cornealius Properties. You will fall in love the minute you set foot on this beautiful property!


Vendors for this gorgeous wedding:

Videographer: Ando Productions

Florals: Amber Hardin- 51 Designer

Hair: Bobbie Bass Redding

Ice Cream Truck: Creative Creamery

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