Bennett Bunn Plantation (ca. 1780) is a country homestead on 165 acres of gently rolling white board fenced horse pastures with tranquil ponds and wooded trails located in Zebulon, NC, just 20 minutes from downtown Raleigh. This venue, on the National Register of Historic Places, is fabulous for country farm weddings & receptions, corporate retreats, farm days, birthday parties, etc. The farm offers endless settings for your indoor or outdoor wedding ceremony/reception with its historic grounds and lawn, pastoral areas, beautiful ponds with gazebos, country farm tobacco barns and a rustic stone, cypress & pine timber frame Lodge with stone fireplaces.

Getting Married?


Brides-to-be! This is your resource for planning your wedding at picturesque Bennett Bunn farm, just outside Raleigh, NC. From engagement parties to rehearsals to ceremonies and receptions, these are the rustic destinations that will help to realize your dreams.


The Main House, Log Cabin and Grounds


A National Historic Register site in Zebulon, NC, Bennett Bunn Plantation is a remarkably intact collection of ca. 1780-1830’s outbuildings clustered around a ca. 1780 log cabin and an 1833 two-story Federal style main house.


Wedding Receptions and Rehearsal Dinners: The Lodge


A short walk from the main house past picturesque tobacco barns and shelters is the Lodge, a rustic stone, pine, cypress & cedar timber frame retreat nestled in a copse of oak, poplar and pine — and a destination perfect for a wedding.

Boardwalk Gazebo on Catfish Pond


Down the hill from the rustic Lodge is the Boardwalk Gazebo on Catfish Pond, a favorite site for wedding ceremonies, dance parties or just lounging and enjoying the landscape. Enjoy the country views of Zebulon on your stroll out to the gazebo boardwalk.



At Bennett Bunn Plantation in Zebulon, NC, we breed and race Thoroughbreds. Tom Hendrickson was named North Carolina’s Breeder of the year by the North Carolina Thoroughbred Association in 2011. Learn more about our horses!

Tobacco Barn


Of all the sites and landmarks on Bennett Bunn’s historic grounds, perhaps nothing screams “rustic” quite as much as our Tobacco Barn, pictured below. It’s just one of the many buildings dotting our grounds that give Bennett Bunn such a distinction among similar destinations in the Raleigh area.

Antiques, Pottery and Art


Antique aficionados near Zebulon, NC? The Main House, Log Cabin and Lodge at Bennett Bunn are fully furnished with period American antique furniture and decorated with early pottery, toys, art and historical artifacts. Almost all of the furniture, pottery and art are southern, with much of it from central and eastern North Carolina.

Venue Options


There are many areas around the Main House ca. 1833, the Log Cabin ca. 1780, the historic homestead, the rustic Lodge, the Boardwalk Gazebo on Catfish Pond, the other gazebos, the pastures and the ponds that are available to accommodate your wedding or special event from 10 to 1,000 people.

Event Options and Activities


At Bennett Bunn we strive to help make your event special, whether it is your wedding, family reunion, retreat or corporate outing. Learn more about all the activities we offer.



A favorite pastime of visitors to Zebulon’s Bennett Bunn is to wander the historic grounds to visit the latest arrivals, from foals and chicks in the spring to honey bees to stray animals that seem to wander in and find a home on the farm.

Photo Gallery


We’ve collected a number of photos of the rustic settings of Bennett Bunn Plantation, including special captured moments of brides and grooms, wedding preparations, business retreats, and more (coming soon).