Find wedding venues in Raleigh, NC here from a local photographer. This is a list of the most popular wedding venues, country clubs, hotels, and more for your ceremony, reception, or rehearsal dinners.
Finding a wedding venue you love can be hard, but I’m here to help! As a local photographer in North Carolina, I curated a list of venues that are perfect for all sorts of wedding day visions. Not all of these venues are ones I’ve personally shot at, BUT they are dream venues for me to experience wedding days at. These are wedding venues near Raleigh, NC I’ve chosen based on reviews, locations, and beauty from what will photograph well.
The Merrimon-Wynne House: The Merrion-Wynne House is beautiful. Truly a perfect venue for a wedding that’s charming and elegant. A dream luxury wedding venue! Take a look around their website and you won’t question why this is one of the most highly rated wedding venues in Raleigh, NC.
The Upchurch: One of the historical, chic wedding venues in Raleigh, NC. The Upchurch was restored to modern and classic and is honestly such an amazing place to consider getting married. Each part of this venue, the house, patio, Magnolia Lawn, and Conservatory have been designed to be beautiful backdrops for your big day. With in-house catering included, it’s a perfect wedding venue for you.
JC Raulston Arboretum: The JC Raulston Arboretum is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Raleigh, NC. It offers a variety of indoor venues. The stunning gardens add to your special day. With so many perfect backdrops for photos, you won’t be disappointed!
The Cotton Room at Golden Belt: An INCREDIBLE wedding venue in Raleigh, NC. The Cotton Room has perfect getting-ready areas for both the bride and the groom. Also, the reception hall is stunning. The reception area has so much natural light, which is always amazing. The staff here is incredible. Overall, The Cotton Room is one of my favorite wedding venues in Raleigh, NC.
The Stockroom at 230: Right in downtown Raleigh, NC this venue is an aesthetically pleasing building that is adaptable to whatever you desire for your dream wedding day. This venue is accessible to guests with all levels of mobility. Because this venue is in downtown Raleigh there are many places for out-of-town guests to stay. Overall, this is one of the most incredible choices for wedding venues in Raleigh, NC when finding a venue for your big day.
The Maxwell: This venue from my list of wedding venues in Raleigh, NC is a newer venue and is a unique one that can host up to 400 guests. The outdoor patio is beautiful for many uses, there are options for outdoor ceremonies, a stunning lounge for guests, a bridal suite for getting ready, and so much more!
Trophy Brewing Co.: At Trophy Brewing they have four different locations with crafted experiences. They have a distillery, a brewing and pizza location, a bottle shop, and an outdoor beer garden. You can book any of these for your wedding day. Overall, each location offers something different and I think all the options are so fun.
Ardenwood Farm: This venue is versatile and offers indoor and outdoor spots for a celebration. It’s in a remote area but close to Chapel Hill, Raleigh-Durham, and Cary. The venue is a beautiful modern farm. My favorite part is the separate getting-ready spaces on either side of the venue! Truly one of the most incredible wedding venues near Raleigh, NC.
City Club Raleigh: This wedding venue in Raleigh, NC is a glamorous venue with incredible city views. The venue is always customized to your style. The wedding venue has food and service to make your guests impressed. They have event and wedding planners to assist you from beginning to end.
Historic Market Hall: The Historic Market Hall in downtown Raleigh, NC is the largest historic wedding and events venue. There are over 10,000 square feet of beauty. It’s close to hotels and attractions in Raleigh. The Historic Market Hall’s full-service package includes the venue, food, beverage, staffing, and rentals all in one. There are two suites for the bride and groom to get ready with their friends separately, as well as a lunch served! Lastly, there are specific rooms for ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions.
The Pavilion at the Angus Barn: One of Raleigh, NC wedding venues is a rustic banquet facility. Angus Barn has a patio perfect for cocktail hour and greeting your guests, a beautiful terrace that’s stone-paved and holds up to 200 guests, a wedding gazebo that can hold up to 175 guests, a veranda which is another great option for cocktail hour, and dining for your needs.
The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve: This stunning venue with meadows and forests is absolutely stunning. Located near the heart of Raleigh, it’s the perfect venue for a modern wedding. With spaces both indoor and outdoor for you to choose from! This makes it one of my favorite wedding venues in Raleigh, NC.
There you have it, a complete list of the highly-rated, most popular, venues in Raleigh, NC.
If you’re considering one of these venues, I’d love to be a part of your day. Capturing love stories is my favorite thing and I value every moment on a wedding day. Let’s chat about all the details of your wedding day, get to know each other, and have a good time!
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Author: Greta loves her job, consumes too much caffeine, and spends her free time hanging out with her husband or at Target. She is a wedding photographer based in Fayetteville, NC specializing in capturing candid photographs along with a traditional style to produce natural, classic wedding photography.
Are you considering getting married at one of these wedding venues in Raleigh, NC?! let’s chat! I’m so excited to serve more couples in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Greta is a wedding photographer based in Minnesota. Photographing couples local to Minnesota and all surrounding areas. Often found traveling the entire state of Minnesota. Focusing on capturing candid photographs along with a traditional style to produce natural, classic wedding photography. Home is currently in the Midwest.