Because it sets the stage for your wedding and will make such a huge impact on your guests, choosing the perfect venue for your day is such an important decision! Luckily, there are plenty of amazing wedding venues in Raleigh, NC.
The venues below are just a few of our favorites because they are classically designed, look great in photos, and have amenities that make wedding planning a breeze! We can't wait to hear about the one that you choose for your day!
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Nestled in downtown Raleigh, this historic home is a favorite for classically Southern weddings. Built in 1876, we love the number of options couples have at the MW: get ready in the main house using the two-room bridal suite and groom's suite, hold your ceremony outside on the lawn, then head inside for a reception in the beautiful carriage house! The abundance of natural light in this venue is always a stunning treat! Investment ranges from $3000-$10,000.
Spacious with lots of green areas, the Meadows gives "heritage farm" a whole new meaning and can accommodate 1000 guests. It sits on 105 acres and is perfect for the nature-loving couple. The bridal party can get ready at the Aerie House, and in case of rain, Heron Hall, also on the grounds at the Meadows, serves as a wonderful back up location for both a ceremony and reception. But the rolling meadows themselves really make this venue shine! Investment starts at $4800.
A historic mansion built in 1840, the Mims House is equipped to host both indoor and outdoor weddings. This venue's beautiful chandeliers and magnolias will steal your heart, and an oversized porte cochere that once accommodated horse and carriages can now be used as your dance floor! Up to 250 of your closest friends and family can join you to celebrate on this one acre property, just 25 minutes away from downtown Raleigh. Investment starts at $3500.
Surrounded by romantic cobblestones, this venue is in the heart of historic City Market in downtown Raleigh, just across from Moore's Square Park. Built in 1914, we love the elegance of exposed brick, metal beams, and raw wood. Market Hall can accommodate up to 300 guests with a dance floor. We love that we can take couples just outside for photos on the cobblestone paths! Investment starts at $4000.
A beautiful blend of contemporary interiors paired with a classically restored Southern home. It's easy to get ready in the bridal suite while looking out on the front porch, which makes a gorgeous ceremony location. The chandelier-lit ballroom is a perfect rain plan backup location! 250 guests can be accommodated here and will fall in love with this mansion and its beautiful statement-making columns. Investment starts at $1500.
This ballroom-style event space is a blank canvas that allows your vision to come to life beautifully! Fun fact: we hosted our own baby shower here, so this venue is near and dear to our hearts! Located on the 12th floor of the HQ Capital Club, you are guaranteed gorgeous panoramic views of downtown Raleigh. The Cannon Room can accommodate 130 guests and is perfect for rehearsal dinners as well. Investment starts at $2500.
Nestled on 12 acres, this beautiful estate is reminiscent of homes on the French countryside. We love that couples get to stay the night at this bed and breakfast after their wedding! The venue can accommodate 180 guests and you can choose to say "I do" in the side garden or back garden. Cocktail hour can be held within the house or on the Terrace and dancing takes place within the Ballroom. Investment starts at $3000.
Tucked behind Jiddi in downtown Raleigh, this enclosed courtyard is perfect for intimate affairs. In the courtyard, 140 guests can join you to tie the knot, while the space indoors has exposed brick walls and can hold 100 for a seated dinner under market lights. Opt for a unique meal by Sitti, a Lebanese restaurant or its sister restaurant, Gravy, which specializes in Italian fare. Investment starts at $5000.
Fifteen minutes from downtown Raleigh, this beautifully landscaped eleven acres with mature hardwoods is a lovely setting for your wedding and reception. With plenty of indoor and outdoor options including a cozy fireplace and the 1,000 square foot veranda, the mansion has the ability to accommodate around 300 of your closest friends and family. Investment starts at $5000.
Upstairs from Death and Taxes, this intimate space is perfect for cocktails and small gatherings like rehearsal dinners. This historic loft can accommodate 100 guests and has a demo kitchen for entertaining guests. Arched windows allow lots of beautiful natural light into the space and industrial accents like wooden beams make for a chic statement. Investment starts at $750.
Built in the 1870s, this Greek-revival style home is nestled on a 135 acre farm just 20 minutes from downtown Raleigh. The garden or side yard are perfect locations to say "I do" and offer plenty of natural beauty for portraits afterwards. Cocktail hour can take place on the romantic wrap-around porch and 150 guests can be seated indoors, or on the grounds outside. Investment starts at $2750.
A four-story Classical Revival building originally constructed in 1902, easily access downtown Raleigh. Floor to ceiling exposed brick walls, lattice woodwork, gorgeous hardwoods, and large windows make this blank canvas venue one where you can dream up lots of decor possibilities! Originally constructed in 1902, this space accommodates 250 guests. Investment starts at $3000.