Highgrove Estate – Fuquay-Varina, NC Wedding Venue
The Highgrove Estate is among six acres of grand oaks and magnolias, offering breathtaking hilltop views overlooking Lake Laurel. When planning a wedding at the Highgrove Estate, we have a few tips.
The Highgrove Estate has 2 main areas (back ceremony site & ballroom).
- The ceremony site overlooks the hill.
- Enjoy beautiful views and setting.
- We normally run sound for ceremonies at top of the steps by the ballroom doors.
- The cocktail hour is typically held at top of the stairs in the patio area. We normally provide sound for the cocktail hour.
- The ballroom holds up to about 200 people.
- The room has a large beautiful fireplace along the back wall.
- The dance floor and uplights work great in this all white and gray room.
- The DJ sets up in the far left corner with the dance floor in the middle of the room.
Sample Wedding at the Highgrove Estate
I was so honored to be asked to DJ another Mitchell daughter’s wedding! This time was for Annie and Grant at Highgrove Estate in Fuquay-Varina NC. I had done Annie’s sister Emily’s wedding in October and LOVE the family!!
Their ceremony was held in the back of the property overlooking a beautiful pond & wooded hill. I provided a mic for Reverent Jeff and also all the music. As guests arrived I had a mix of acoustic rock and country playing. The Grandparents, Parents, Reverend, and Grant entered to “Better Together”. The wedding party through Annie entered to an edit I made her of “Yours (Alternate Version)” by Robert Shirey Kelly. It is such a beautiful song!! After a short service, they recessed to Rascal Flatt’s cover of “You Make My Dreams Come True”. Reverend Jeff invited guests to the back patio for a social hour and I started a mix of soft rock & country music.
After pics and video were done by photographer Annie Brown and videographer James Martin, the doors to the ballroom and didn’t take much to get guests out of the heat and into the air conditioning. The room looked beautiful with floral arrangements by Flowers In Broad Street. I left music playing and went inside the house to line the wedding party up for introductions. I introduced them to “Duo” by Ben Rector. Each couple had their own fun dance and lined up in front of the fireplace. Annie and Grant came into loud applause and had their first dance to “Still Falling” by Hunter Hayes. Her Father welcomed everyone and Reverend Jeff blessed the meal. The family-style dinner came out and I played more rock and country.
After dinner, we had the toasts and cake cutting to “How Sweet It is”. The Parents’ dances followed while the staff cut and served the cake. Annie and her Father had their dance to “My Girl” and Grant & his Mother to “My Wish”. I opened the floor to the very appropriate “Good Day For Marrying You” by Dave Barnes. Some beach music and top 40 shortly filled the floor for the next 1.5 hours. We paused for the bouquet toss to “Single Ladies” and garter toss to “Your Man” by Josh Turner. The outdoor milkshake station opened and I went back to dance music for the rest of the night.
We ended with the last dance to “Dancing In The Moonlight” by Toploader and a sparkler exit. Thank you, Annie, Grant, Jane, Robbie, and Angela! I was honored to play for y’all again!!
Bunn DJ Company believes DJing is more than just showing up and pressing play. It’s also more than just knowing how to choose songs and mix them together. Being wedding DJs at Highgrove Estate is about creating experiences and atmospheres. That’s what our DJing philosophy boils down to. We don’t want to just provide the perfect music. We want to create the perfect day. That’s why we excel in what we do. And this wedding was a perfect example of that. Working with this awesome couple to create the day they envisioned is something we’ll never forget. And it’s a service we provide all our weddings again and again.