North Carolina Museum of Art

North Carolina Museum of Art


NCMA has crisp modern white galleries, outdoor sculptures and innovative cuisine


Discover This Unique Raleigh Art Museum

In addition to being one of the most beautiful museums in the state with permanent masterpieces and worldwide sought-after visiting collections, the North Carolina Museum of Art offers event spaces that are unique from any other Triangle wedding venue. This museum is a popular event venue because of its airy, open spaces and wonderful art galleries that provide entertainment for guests.

The museum is even more appealing because it is situated on 164 acres of land in Raleigh. So, the NC Museum of Art offers a spectacular array of beautiful spaces for a memorable wedding ceremony locations outdoors. The museum grounds have impressive modern sculptures all along the green rolling landscapes of its walking paths, which lend themselves to beautiful photo opportunities. Some of our favorite wedding images ever are those we’ve seen of couples outdoors with incredible works of art and sculpture as backdrops. What a wonderful way to create your own portrait as a work of art for your home.

Weddings at the NC Museum of Art Blending Art and Modern Style into your Raleigh Wedding

Indoors, the West Building Great Hall is a crisp and elegant wedding space featuring of the museum’s permanent collection. The West Building offers seating for dinner and dancing for up to 150 guests, and standing room for 250. It is spacious as well as bright and airy. This space was redesigned and reopened in fall 2022, and the results are stunning! We love how art pieces are featured throughout the lobby area and cafe.

Another favorite reception venue is the East Building Main Hall, which has access to a garden patio and lovely green views. The Main Hall can seat 200 guests, or more cocktail style.

A favorite outdoor ceremony site and reception site is the North Courtyard with its sculpture garden, trees and romantic reflection pool with blooming water lilies. The North Courtyard is located right outside the West Building, making it an ideal outdoor ceremony site for receptions in that building.

One Stop Shop: Catering Works Weddings at NCMA

The NCMA offers one more important amenity that makes it a fantastic wedding and reception venue. The museum’s onsite catering company is Catering Works – another Heart of NC Weddings favorite and recommended vendor. Catering Works has been one of the leading wedding and event caterers in the Raleigh region for decades. Now, Catering Works operates all in-house dining, including the NC Museum of Art’s cafe and any on-site events. Couples might also choose to use this event team’s design leg, Bloom Works, for florals and design. Catering Works creates gorgeous dessert buffets as well. These in-house event specialists can help you make your event a unique work of art – minus the stress. We highly recommend this team!


Unique Wedding Venue in Museum of NCMA in Raleigh

Venue Features

Museums, Outdoor Space On-Site, Rehearsal Dinners, On-Site Catering, Contemporary & Clean
Guest Count
Less than 100, 100-200

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