Get ready for some real beauty: this historic Italian-style venue in the heart of downtown Raleigh is everything we’ve been waiting for. Welcome to Heights House!
Drive just over the Boylan Bridge in Raleigh and you’ll be at the height of Boylan Avenue where the new Heights House Hotel sits. This historic building used to be called Montfort Hall and was built in the mid-1800s. As one of the few remaining pre-Civil War houses remaining in Durham, it comes packed with history and old-world charm, whether you want to host an event there or plan a getaway — or both! There are nine guest suites that can sleep up to 20; perfect for a weekend wedding event!
What we loved most was all the thought that went into the renovation by the new owners, Sarah and Jeff Shepherd. Every single piece of artwork, furniture, and fixture was hand chosen to enhance the beauty of this venue. You can see the love poured into this historic home, from all of the details that they carefully had restored (the floors! the windows!) to the new pieces chosen to compliment the old.
We loved getting to work with Hayley and DK, a recently married couple, to photograph them at Heights House before their opening. Due to COVID, Hayley and DK couldn’t have the wedding they had planned on, so these images of them celebrating their new union took on special meaning for them and their families. Heights House served as a beautiful backdrop for this soft, romantic shoot with some of our favorite local wedding vendors.
Thank you so much for having us, Sarah and Donna! We loved getting to photograph at Heights House and can’t wait to be back soon. Hayley and DK, we wish you a beautiful married life together and hope you get to celebrate with your whole families soon!
Thank you to the following for all of your work on this beautiful shoot!
Venue: Heights House NC
Photography: Radian Photography
Videography: Arden Film Co.
Florist: Wylde Flowers
Hair: Fancy Knot Salon
Makeup: Mena Garcia Beauty
Dress: White Bridal Boutiques
Rentals: American Party Rentals
Cake: Sugar Euphoria