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Heights House Hotel

Heights House Hotel


Artfully Curated Boutique Hotel & Event Venue


In 2021, a local couple completed the restoration of the historic Italianate mansion once known as Montfort Hall. Now named after its neighborhood, the Heights House Hotel is a nine room boutique hotel. But more importantly, it is one of the best wedding venues in downtown Raleigh. Consider this magnificent indoor and outdoor venue for small to medium sized private events up to 149 guests. 

The visionaries behind the Heights House Hotel are husband and wife team, Sarah and Jeff Shepherd. Their goal is for this property to become an anchor in the local community. Take note, as they continue to evolve the business. For example, you can now enjoy happy hour cocktails in style at The Parlor

Heights House Hotel, a historic downtown Raleigh Landmark and Upscale Wedding Venue

Book Heights House Hotel for a wedding that is truly elevated. Doubt us? Take a tour of the property and you’ll see what we mean. Upon entry, you’ll find the former home’s most notable feature has been restored. This signature piece is a gorgeous rotunda which leads up to a stained-glass skylight. Other features include arched doorways, skylights and fire places. Additionally, you’ll admire refinished wood from the 1800s, repurposed throughout the house. 

Intimate Weddings in the Estate House

The Shepherds restored the front four rooms for social use, just as the home was designed in the 1880s. Envision a cocktail hour with your guests roaming between the Drawing Room and Parlor for food stations and drinks. Close out your special evening with delectable desserts and dancing in the Dining Room and Library.

Large Wedding on the Lawn of Heights House Hotel

For a larger weddings of to 149 guests, couples rent out the entire property for the full weekend (including all nine hotel rooms). This makes the place feel like your own for your celebratory weekend. Invite your closest family and friends to stay onsite, and book other room blocks in downtown Raleigh. Exchange your vows on the front steps of the property with the beautiful front view of the house as your backdrop.

Choose your preference for cocktail hour – inside the estate or on the lawn. Then, host a tented reception dinner under grand magnolia trees. The reception celebration continues inside with dancing, lounging and drinks in the common spaces.

Downtown Raleigh Honeymoon Suite

Also noteworthy, the property has two spacious getting ready areas. The first is the downstairs Lower Lounge, perfectly equipped for a groomsmen hangout. The second is the Historic Luxury Honeymoon Suite, which is the perfect space for a bridal group plus their hair and makeup teams. While you’re getting ready, have your photographer snap those picturesque robe shots by one of the two fireplaces, clawfoot soaking tub, double vanity and large sitting area.

Heart of NC Weddings adores this venue and even hosted our 2022 Fashion Editorial Shoot here – which graced our cover.


Historic Home Heights House Hotel, A Historic Raleigh Landmark and Wedding Venue Sarah Shepherd

Venue Features

Downtown Locations, Outdoor Space On-Site, Outside Catering Allowed, Accommodations On-Site, Rehearsal Dinners, Estates, Contemporary & Clean
Guest Count
Less than 100, 100-200

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