Elopements, Micro Weddings, + Luxury Micro Weddings at Highgrove Estate

By now, you’ve probably heard all of these terms thrown around, and you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed and confused as to what they all mean. You also know that you don’t want to put your marriage on hold, but you’re not quite sure how to proceed with planning and processing.

Photo by Java Rose Photography

We want to reassure you that here at Highgrove Estate, we are here for you and your love. We know these times of change may be challenging, but with us, you can still have the wedding day of your dreams while keeping you & yours safe and healthy. 

We are so excited to now offer three separate intimate gathering packages on both weekdays and weekends: ELOPEMENTS, MICRO WEDDINGS, and LUXURY MICRO WEDDINGS. All are unique and intentional options to celebrate the most special day in the current times. 

THE ELOPEMENT PACKAGE:

This package is perfect for the couple who wants a simple and intimate ceremony while still incorporating gorgeous scenery overlooking Lake Laurel. 

THE ELOPEMENT PACKAGE includes a 3-hour rental for your ceremony and picture taking with full access to our entire 7-acre property for up to 25 guests. You can choose to have your ceremony on the terrace lawn under our chestnut-stained pergola and handcrafted chandelier or under our grand 60-ft long covered wood pergola, in front of our stunning outdoor brick fireplace. Post-ceremony, you and your guests are invited to enjoy an elegant champagne toast.

Photo by Richard Barlow Photography

Photo by Story and Rhythm

Other details included in the ELOPEMENT PACKAGE:

*On-Site Parking
*2 planter urns – placed under the 18ft tall pergola overlooking Lake Laurel
*White padded ceremony chairs for ceremonies on our terrace lawn or Walnut Chiavari ceremony chairs for ceremonies on our brick side patio
*Access to the in-house restrooms

Photo by Bow Tie Collaborative

Photo by Bow Tie Collaborative | Rachel Red Photography

THE MICRO WEDDING PACKAGE:

This package is for the couple who wants to have both an intimate ceremony + a casual and relaxed reception. The MICRO WEDDING PACAKGE includes 3.5 hours for your event with 25 guests (with up to 50 guests total). Similar to a regular wedding at Highgrove, we include a consultation with our Personal Bridal Coordinator and Catering Director to customize your micro wedding day details and cocktail hour menu, along with a one-hour wedding rehearsal. Our team will work with you and your vendors to ensure a stress-free planning process and day-of celebration. 

Photos by Bow Tie Collaborative | Natalie E. Photography | Bow Tie Collaborative

Following your ceremony (on our terrace lawn or on our side brick patio), you and your guests are invited to take part in a relaxed cocktail hour & reception beneath our gorgeous covered outside bar area and grand covered pergola. Your choice of three passed hors d’oeuvres (such as our mini tacos with roasted sweet potato, cumin, black beans, and avocado cream or our Carolina crab cakes with Old Bay aioli sauce) will be met with unparalleled service, and our talented in-house pastry chef will design your custom wedding cake. You can enjoy the rest of the evening sipping from our wine & soft beverage bar and toasting on champagne with your guests during the cake cutting. 

Photo by Autumn Harrison Photography

Other details included in the MICRO WEDDING PACKAGE:

* On-Site parking
*Welcome Sign – created by our in-house calligrapher
*Welcome Water
* 2 planter urns – placed under the 18ft tall pergola overlooking Lake Laurel
*White padded ceremony chairs for ceremonies on our terrace lawn or Walnut Chiavari ceremony chairs for ceremonies on our brick side patio
*Access to the in-house restrooms
*Outdoor Furniture
*Four High Powered outdoor fans
*Complimentary take-away newlywed package- slices of wedding cake & champagne

Photo by Bow Tie Collaborative

THE LUXURY MICRO WEDDING PACKAGE:

This package is ideal for the couple who still wants the complete experience of their wedding day, just on a smaller scale. 

Photos by Tara Parker Photography | Autumn Harrison Photography | Bow Tie Collaborative

Everything from the Micro Wedding Package is included in the LUXURY MICRO WEDDING PACKAGE, but with an additional 3 hours of access to our gorgeous Bridal Suite, rustic + modern Groom Suite, and Special Suite to get ready and relax in beforehand. The Luxury Micro Wedding also includes 4.5 hours of event time, with 25 guests included (up to 50 guests). 

Photos by Bow Tie Collaborative | Rachel Red Photography

Following your intimate ceremony, guests can make their way to the 1st hour of your 4-hour Reception: the Cocktail Hour beneath our stunning covered outside bar area and grand covered pergola, adorned with antique chandeliers to complement our striking brick fireplace. Your guests will be served hors d’oeuvres along with a seated first course, main course, and side dishes from our exclusive menu while being served beverages from our open full liquor bar. Guests will also enjoy the cutting of your stunning cake, designed by our in-house pastry chef while toasting with champagne and relaxing with our complimentary coffee. You can also choose to add even more onto your evening, such as a signature cocktail or a dessert station, like our famous Krispy Kreme flambé. 

Photos by Bow Tie Collaborative | Kelsey Nelson Photography | Bow Tie Collaborative

Other details included in the LUXURY MICRO WEDDING PACKAGE:

Photos by Bow Tie Collaborative | Red Cardinal Studio

*On-Site parking
*Welcome Sign – created by our in-house calligrapher
*Welcome Water
* 2 planter urns – placed under the 18ft tall pergola overlooking Lake Laurel
*White padded ceremony chairs for ceremonies on our terrace lawn or Walnut Chiavari ceremony chairs for ceremonies on our brick side patio
*Access to the in-house restrooms
*Outdoor Furniture
*Four High Powered outdoor fans
*Bride & Groom 4×2 Farm Table
*Round Marble Cake Table – in the sun room
*66-inch round guest tables with full-length linens – seat 10 each (over 100 linen options)
*Walnut Chiavari chairs with ivory seat cushions for all guests
*Linen napkins – white, black, or ivory
*China, flatware, & stemware
*Complimentary vintage inspired lantern centerpieces
*Table numbers with silver stands
*3 tall wrought iron easels – available to use for signage
*Cake stand, cake cutters, and complimentary cake cutting included
*Complimentary take-away newlywed package – slices of wedding cake & champagne

Our mission at Highgrove Estate is to make wedding planning simple: whether that be a large reception or an intimate gathering. We are here for you every step of the way and will work with you to ensure that your day is as special as you dreamed. For more information regarding menu selections, pricing, and available dates, please contact us through our website or by emailing info@highgrove-nc.com. We cannot wait to host your beautiful day!

Photos by Natalie E. Photography | Autumn Harrison Photography | Howard Photo and Film

Photos by Pamela Jahnke Photography | Story and Rhythm

Photo by Autumn Harrison Photography

Photos by Natalie E. Photography