Located in the heart of William B. Umstead State Park, the Pavilion at the Angus Barn Restaurant is a beautifully appointed and rustic facility that offers a stunning venue for special events such as wedding ceremonies and receptions. Located just off the I-540 and just minutes from the RDU Airport, the Pavilion is built with ancient timbers salvaged from Sherman's famous march through Raleigh during the civil war and original stones from Fayetteville Street. The Pavilion features several venues, including multiple private rooms for a variety of party sizes, Chef’s and Captain’s tables, and the venue’s famous Wine Cellar, along with panoramic water views of the Angus Barn lake. The site can accommodate up to 400 people and offers all-inclusive ceremony and reception packages that include tables, chairs, and fine linens, décor, audiovisual equipment, staging and sound systems. The Pavilion provides award-winning catering from the Angus Barn restaurant, who serves acclaimed cuisine with a variety of serving options, ranging from food stations, buffet feasts, and plated cocktail style services.

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Surrounded by dense forests and panoramic lake views, The Pavilion at the Angus Barn Restaurant offers a spacious naturally lit ballroom for lavish receptions and intimate wedding ceremonies and services. The room boasts a vast trussed ceiling with exposed wooden beams and unique candelabra-style chandeliers, massive glass sliding doors that flood interiors with natural light and spectacular lake views and open onto a patio, terrace and verandah overlooking the lake. Interiors have enormous stone fireplaces and ambient heating that a create warm and cozy ambiance in the winter months.

The Patio is located next to The Pavilion and offers a stylish area for cocktail parties beneath the stars or seated dinners under a tent for up to 250 people. The stone-paved Terrace is situated next to the lake and can accommodate up to 200 people for wedding ceremonies and social events with or without a tent. The brick-paved Veranda is located next to the lake, measures 90 x 30 feet and is ideal for cocktail hours, lounge-style gatherings, and corn-hole games, with tents available for larger crowds.


Services available with the rental of The Pavilion at the Angus Barn Restaurant include in-house catering and beverage services from Angus Barn Restaurant, and tents and tent equipment if required. Also on offer are professional service staff such as bartenders and waitrons, and a preferred list of vendors for other services such as décor and flowers, wedding cakes, entertainment and music, photography and videography, and more.


Catering at The Pavilion is included in the rental of the venue and features award-winning catering from the Angus Barn Restaurant. The cuisine is served in a variety of styles, ranging from butler-passed hors-d’oeuvres, buffet-style feasts, food stations, and plated dinners.

General Information

The Pavilion at the Angus Barn Restaurant is located at 9401 Glenwood Avenue off the I-540 and just minutes from the RDU Airport and offers a variety of things for recreation-minded guests to do, ranging from hiking and mountain biking trails to competitive outdoor bowling and boccie. The venue is located within easy distance of several hotels and other accommodation, restaurants, cafés and coffee shops and several attractions and activities.

9401 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27617, Phone: 919-781-2444

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