About The Sutherland

The Sutherland, a spectacular location for your special event, wedding or reception, offers beautiful gardens, suites for both bridal and groom parties, as well as numerous romantic venues to choose for your wedding or special event. Found on the National Registry of Historic Places, this unique eighteenth century estate boasts over six acres of ancient oaks, stately magnolias, and beautiful gardens which provide an extraordinary setting for any event.

Event Coordinators and Direction

Ashlee-Adams_Family-9_R[1]Ashlee Adams, a North Carolina native, is one of The Sutherland partners and is the Special Events Director.  She has planned and coordinated in our seven years of operation weddings, galas,parties,corporate and charity events.  She started her undergraduate studies at the College of Charleston and continued her education at Meredith College where she received her degree.  Ashlee has the passion, creative drive and expertise to make each event unique and memorable.  She is highly recommended by her peers and previous clients due to her attention to detail and ability to work in almost any situation that arises.
Gail Thumb - web 2015Gayle Adams, partner and Special Events Planner for over 20 years is a NC native and a graduate of East Carolina University.  Her event planning history has included weddings, parties, charity events, and corporate functions. Gayle’s experience, vision, attention to detail and love for the event is what drives her to ensure each occasion is perfect in execution and presentation.
Jennifer Jones, partner and marketing director, has 12 years experience in this field.  She is a Raleigh, NC native and a graduate of North Carolina State University with a business management/marketing degree.  Her career began in advertising with one of the leading ad agencies in the state.  She has continued to excel in marketing with additional years in retail marketing and corporate planning.  Jennifer’s unique skills in these areas brings to The Sutherland a special talent for understanding individual needs which assures the success of your event.