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North Carolina Museum of Art

North Carolina Museum of Art


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


In addition to being one of the most beautiful museums with permanent masterpieces and worldwide sought-after visiting collections, the North Carolina Museum of Art offers event spaces that are unique like no other Triangle venue. This museum is a popular event spaces because of its airy, open spaces and wonderful art galleries as entertainment for guests.

For NCMA, the museum is even more appealing because it is situated on 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. Their museum grounds have impressive modern sculptures all along the green rolling landscapes of their walking path, which lend themselves to beautiful photo opportunities. Some of our favorite wedding images ever are those we’ve seen of wedding couples outdoors with the special and enormous works of art 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 in the midst of the museum’s permanent collection with seating or dinner and dancing for 150 guests. It is spacious as well as bright and airy.

Another favorite reception venue is the East Building Main Hall, which has access to a garden patio and lovely green views. Their Main Hall of the East Building can seat 150 guests, or more cocktail style.

A favorite outdoor ceremony site and reception site is the North Courtyard with its sculpture garden, trees and romantic reflecting pool with summer water lilies.

One Stop Shop: Catering Works Weddings at NCMA

The NC Museum of Art offers one more important amenity that makes it a fantastic wedding and reception venue. Their onsite catering company is Catering Works – another favorite Heart of NC Weddings recommended vendor. Catering Works has been one of the leading wedding and event caterers in the Raleigh region for decades. Now, they are the in-house dining (restaurant AND events) at NCMA. 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 are there to 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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