The Machaven

The Machaven

Intimate Wedding Venue in Rocky Mount


Are you looking for an intimate event space in Eastern NC? The Machaven is sweet, Southern wedding venue that’s perfect for a smaller soiree. Discover this charming Colonial Revival home in downtown Rocky Mount. Its stately white columns add character. Plus, an expansive lawn surrounds it. This makes for a private setting with gorgeous photo opportunities. It’s perfect for couples looking to add a touch of local character to their wedding.

The Machaven – the Best Intimate Wedding Venue in Rocky Mount

The Machaven offers indoor and outdoor spaces for private events. Host a floating cocktail event for up to 50 guests in the three interior parlor rooms.

Use all rooms in the house, to fit up to 100 for a seated meal.

Tent the lawn, and it becomes a larger space! With a tent, host up to 200 guests.

Meanwhile, utilize the two getting ready spaces to prep for your day. Additionally, its spacious grounds are perfect for tented or open-air events.  For outside ceremonies, the lawn provides space for a large number of guests.

Amenities and Wedding Planning at The Machaven

For weddings of more than 50 people, The Machaven requires hiring a professional day-of planner. For optimal convenience, coordination services from Your Day by Meredith are offered through The Machaven. Lead Planner Meredith Davis will make your process seamless. 

The historic home has a prep kitchen, prep space, refrigeration and an ice machine. Clients may bring in a caterer of their choosing.

However, The Machaven does provide a full bar and its own bartending staff. Bar managers Kristi Ellis and Travis Ellis and their staff bring years of experience and love to create custom packages.

The Story of this Historic Eastern NC Venue

Built in 1908, The Machaven was originally owned by James William Hines and Mary Matilda MacEntyre Hines and remained in their family for four generations. The house was sold in the late 1980s and became The City Club. At that time, it regularly hosted dinner parties and other events. The Machaven has since changed ownership but continues to provide an intimate venue for luncheons, dinner parties, weddings and other special occasions.

Between the quaint offerings of downtown Rocky Mount and the quiet elegance of the early 20th century home, couples will find The Machaven a peaceful, yet remarkable setting for their wedding nuptials. 


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Venue Features

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

Contact Information

Contact Email
Rocky Mount