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Wedding Reception Venues and Wedding Venues in Raleigh, Durham, Cary and Chapel Hill, NC

Heart of NC Weddings magazine is proud to share the most comprehensive resource of the best Triangle NC wedding venues in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary and Apex. Many of these event spaces are the most sought after NC wedding venues in our region. Some are hidden gems. All of these event locations are high quality event spaces and are staffed by professionals. Heart of NC Weddings is also sharing some of the most special venues that our team has discovered on the coast and in the mountains. Our interactive, wedding venue guide (located halfway down the page) will help you narrow venues and search by specific areas in NC. The wedding location is the base for your event's tone, and it sets the stage for your overall wedding theme. Venues also book early so they should be considered early in the wedding planning process. We want to offer you the best venues in the area. Have a look and see what is available.

You will be amazed by the wide range of event spaces available for NC weddings. Our state has something for every couple – historic antebellum mansions, rustic pavilions, restored urban warehouses, fairy-tale castles, resorts overlooking the ocean, and modern art museums.

Touring wedding venues and attending open house events can be incredibly fun, but it’s important to stay focused. Be sure to ask in-depth questions of each venue, such as what their packages include (i.e., food, chairs, parking, bridal suite). Our Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill wedding venues host open house events regularly, so be sure to follow along with Southern Bride & Groom on social media for the latest event notices!

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The Merrimon-Wynne House

A Historic Venue in Raleigh and its Carriage House Ballroom

  • Location: Raleigh, NC

This historic home will take your breath away with its exquisite architecture, interior design and naturally lit rooms. The lawn and elegant Carriage House were designed for large celebrations. A wedding at Merrimon-Wynne promises a picture perfect day.

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JB Duke Hotel

A Contemporary Hotel on Duke University campus

  • Location: Durham

This is a brand-new modern hotel on Duke Campus. It is perfect for a modern couple who want a convenient location for all of the wedding guests to stay, socialize, and celebrate, and values high class service.

Couple on pier at Sanderling Resort Wedding

Sanderling Resort and Spa

Luxury Four Diamond Resort spanning the Atlantic Ocean and the NC Outer Banks sound

  • Location: Duck, Outer Banks, NC

Spanning both sound and oceanfront of the world-famous Outer Banks, Sanderling Resort has everything one could desire for an affordable luxury wedding getaway of any size. This property is truly a gem of North Carolina. Our yearly visit is a favorite treat.

Walnut Hill Rustic Barn Farm NC Wedding Venue Fabiana Skubic

Walnut Hill

A Historic Farmhouse and Gorgeous Event Barn

  • Location:

This picturesque property has it all - a beautiful farmhouse with a wrap-around porch, and a new construction white barn, overlooking rolling hills and a pond, and a giant oak that is perfectly suited for a lawn ceremony.

The Umstead Hotel & Spa

Luxurious Wedding Venue at NC's five star property. A retreat vibe in the center of the Triangle.

  • Location: Cary, NC

At The Umstead, an artisic, upscale atmosphere blends seamlessly with a natural haven. An outdoor wedding ceremony can be followed by an impeccable dining experience in the majestic ballroom of NC's prized five star property, which also includes a full-service spa.

21c Museum Hotel and art gallery in Durham

21c Museum Hotel Durham

A luxury downtown Durham boutique hotel with a modern art museum on site.

  • Location: Durham, NC

From a classic ballroom, to uber modern art galleries and a bank vault, the event spaces at 21c are wide ranging and unique. The on-site restaurant, Counting House, has a stellar chef who is guaranteed to knock your socks off! This venue is a win for any modern couple.

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The Carolina Inn

Chapel Hill’s most famous historic hotel and venue, located on UNC Campus

  • Location: Chapel Hill, NC

It doesn't get more quintessential Chapel Hill than this historic gem and modern Southern destination. The external beauty of The Carolina Inn is matched by impeccable service and hospitality.

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Pinehurst Resort

Legendary and Distinguished Resort and Golf Club with All-Inclusive Wedding Packages

  • Location: Pinehurst , NC

A true NC destination for lovers of classic elegance, fine dining, luxury accommodations and of course... top tier golf.

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Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

Classic and Elegant Resort and Golf Club in Durham with Multiple Indoor and Outdoor Event Options

  • Location: Durham

This is the quintessential event venue for anyone connected to Duke University, or for anyone who wants to host an elegant Durham wedding. You'll love their esteemed event staff, beautiful ballrooms, gorgeous outdoor patios and luxurious guest rooms.

1705 east raleigh wedding venue

1705 East

Southern Charm. Modern Sophistication.
  • Location: Raleigh
La Residence Venue

La Residence

A Chapel Hill Favorite French Restaurant for over 30 years. Historic home with a spacious patio and fresh florals from the local garden.
  • Location: Chapel Hill
governors club raleigh wedding venue

Governors Club

Stunning lake setting both indoors and outdoors with exceptional services.
  • Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Couple getting married at Chapel Hill venue, Warehouse Wedding Venue and Back Bar space at Chapel Hill Brewery, Top of the Hill

The Great Room at TOPO

Warehouse wedding venue at downtown Chapel Hill's landmark brewery, Top of the Hill.
  • Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Hotel Wedding Ceremony of bride and father of bride at Sheraton

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

in the center of downtown Raleigh
  • Location: Raleigh
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Cross and Main

Warehouse Venue near Wake Forest NC
  • Location: Youngsville
Wedding Ceremony outside on lawn in Cary, NC at The Matthews House, Fancy This

The Matthews House

Greek Revival Mansion with manicured grounds and an event ballroom
  • Location: Cary, NC
Lavender Farm in Chapel Hill Wedding Venue

Lavender Oaks Farm

Pristine White Wedding Barn Amid 60 Acres of Lavender
  • Location: Chapel Hill , NC
Highgrove Estate, Wedding Venue

Highgrove Estate

A full-service Southern Estate - where every detail is covered and your wedding planning is made simple.
  • Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC
The Parlour at Manns Chapel Hill Wedding Venue

The Parlour at Manns Chapel

Love Big, Celebrate Small
  • Location: Chapel HIll, NC
MAIN THUMBNAIL The Maxwell Raleigh NC Wedding Venue

The Maxwell

OPENING SPRING 2021
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
Country club wedding reception Prestonwood Country Club

Prestonwood Country Club

Multiple rooms for events of all sizes, luxurious ballroom a cascading staircase
  • Location: Cary, NC
Fairview Raleigh

The Fairview Raleigh

A beautifully renovated warehouse for all size weddings and receptions – with a covered terrace, skyline views and arched wood barrel ceiling.
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
Raleigh Durham Wedding Venue Rose Hill Plantation

Rose Hill Estate

A Countryside Venue with a Classic Ballroom, Wrap-around Porches and a Lakeside Gazebo
  • Location: Nashville
Durham Wedding Venue the Cotton Room

The Cotton Room

An architecturally rich all-inclusive wedding venue in Durham
  • Location: Durham, NC
Beautiful View of Raleigh at the top of The City Club

City Club Raleigh

Glamorous Event Venue. Penthouse level with Sweeping Views of downtown Raleigh.
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
Industrial Wedding and Event Space The Laurelbrook in Raleigh

The Laurelbrook

An industrial space with three walls made of oversized windows with metal accents
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
Market Hall warehouse wedding venue in Downtown Raleigh City Market with CE Rental linens Sally Oakley Weddings and flowers by Watered Garden Florist f8 Photo Studios

Market Hall

A large restored warehouse venue nestled in historic City Market in the heart of downtown Raleigh
  • Location: Raleigh
Cozy area to sit at small venue The Glassbox in downtown Raleigh

The Glass Box

Intimate Downtown Event Loft with Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
  • Location: Raleigh
Couple outside of wedding at Renaissance Raleigh kissing

Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel

Newly-Renovated Chic Property in North Hills Beautiful Ballroom, Terrace, On-site Dining
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait Black Doors and White Barn The Carolina Barn Rustic Farm NC Wedding Venue Caddell

The Carolina Barn

Barn Wedding Venue with Rustic Elegance and Southern Charm
  • Location: Spring Lake, NC
Couple kissing in OBX on Jennettes Pier

Jennette’s Pier

Oceanfront Pier Wedding Venue on the Outer Banks
  • Location: Nags Head, NC
Traine Raleigh wedding venue

Traine Raleigh

A Wedding and Special Event Venue at Historic Seaboard Station
  • Location:
Unique Wedding Venue in Museum of NCMA in Raleigh

North Carolina Museum of Art

NCMA has crisp modern white galleries, outdoor sculptures and innovative cuisine
  • Location: Raleigh
Marbles Kids Museum & IMAX Theatre Wedding Venue Museums in Raleigh, NC CMYK

Marbles Kids Museum & IMAX Theatre

Several Versatile and Fun Event Spaces at this downtown Raleigh museum
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
Stork’s Rest Farm – NC Wedding Venue with Southern Charm The Manner House

Stork’s Rest Farm

Where High Society Meets Classic Southern Charm
  • Location: Sims, NC
MAIN THUMBNAIL The Maxwell Raleigh NC Wedding Venue

The Maxwell

OPENING SPRING 2021
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
Historic Chapel In Raleigh NC, Saint Marys Chapel

Saint Mary’s Chapel

A beautiful, historic campus with a beloved chapel
  • Location: Raleigh, New Venue Region Name
City Feel Wedding Ceremony at Bridge Club in Raleigh

Bridge Club

Downtown Event Loft from Chef Ashley Christensen
  • Location: Raleigh
Photo of Timeless Chapel, All Saints Chapel

All Saints Chapel

Voted Prettiest Chapel in the South
  • Location: Raleigh
Lake o the Woods NC Wedding Venue

Lake O’ The Woods Estate

Experience Unique Southern Charm in NC Countryside
  • Location: Warrenton, NC
The Martinsborough Voted the Best Event Venue in Greenville NC Elizabeth Cayton

The Martinsborough

Voted the Best Event Venue in Greenville, NC
  • Location: Greenville, NC
Magical NC Wedding Venue near Raleigh Hall and Gardens at Landmark Romantic French Estate Java Rose

The Hall and Gardens at Landmark

Romantic French Chateau and Garden Wedding Venue
  • Location: Garner , NC
Golf course wedding at Washington Duke Inn Golf Club

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

Classic and Elegant Resort and Golf Club in Durham with Multiple Indoor and Outdoor Event Options
  • Location: Durham
Romantic Wedding Portraits of Bride Groom Blush Florals Belt Line Station The Cotton Room in Durham, NC Caddell

Belt Line Station

Historic Train Station Wedding Venue in Durham NC
  • Location: Durham, NC
Bride and Groom smile to one another after wedding at Pinehurst Resort, Mary Me

Pinehurst Resort

Legendary and Distinguished Resort and Golf Club with All-Inclusive Wedding Packages
  • Location: Pinehurst , NC
Funky Wallpaper at Whitaker and Atlantic in Raleigh by Live View Studios

Whitaker & Atlantic

Funky Industrial Event Space adjoining Hummingbird Raleigh
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
The Graham Mill New NC Wedding Venue Warehouse Aneesa Mina von Feilitzsch Photography

The Graham Mill

The Graham Mill: A stunning historic wedding venue in downtown Graham, NC
  • Location: Graham, NC
The Oaks at Oxford Rustic Chic Boho NC Wedding Venue Barn and Farm Weathers

The Oaks at Oxford

Historic Family Farm Wedding Venue with Bohemian Style 
  • Location: Oxford, NC
Warehouse Wedding Venue Fairview in Raleigh, Bohio

The Fairview Raleigh

A beautifully renovated warehouse for all size weddings and receptions – with a covered terrace, skyline views and arched wood barrel ceiling.
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
Walnut Hill Rustic Barn Farm NC Wedding Venue Fabiana Skubic

Walnut Hill

A Historic Farmhouse and Gorgeous Event Barn
  • Location:
Outside Patio of La Residence

La Residence

A Chapel Hill Favorite French Restaurant for over 30 years. Historic home with a spacious patio and fresh florals from the local garden.
  • Location: Chapel Hill
Traditional Banquet Ballroom Wedding Venue in Raleigh at The Royal

The Royal Banquet

Historic Banquet Hall with an Industrial Look Venue
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
Couple walking down the aisle at The Umstead Hotel in Raleigh

The Umstead Hotel & Spa

Luxurious Wedding Venue at NC's five star property. A retreat vibe in the center of the Triangle.
  • Location: Cary, NC
Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding Venue

The Barn of Chapel Hill

A flower farm with a beautiful white barn featuring french doors and a 35-foot vaulted ceiling
  • Location: Chapel Hill, NC
NC Destination Venue in Banner Elk Overlook Barn

Overlook Barn

Cliffside Barn Near Banner Elk, Overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Location: Beech Mountain, NC
Guest Hotel in the center of raleigh at Raleigh Marriott City Center

Raleigh Marriott City Center

Marriott Property on Fayetteville Street, in the heart of downtown Raleigh
  • Location: Raleigh
Chapel Hill wedding venue Barn at Valhalla

The Barn at Valhalla

A Destination Barn and Lodge Experience
  • Location: Chapel Hill

The Upchurch – coming soon!

Restored Wedding Venue Coming to Apex
  • Location: Apex, NC
The Great Room at Top of The Hill - Wedding Venue in Chapel Hill

The Great Room at TOPO

Warehouse wedding venue at downtown Chapel Hill's landmark brewery, Top of the Hill.
  • Location: Chapel Hill, NC
OBX NC wedding venue Bride and Groom Kiss at Jennettes Pier D'Ambra

Outer Banks Wedding Association

Find Your OBX Wedding Vendors
  • Location: Kitty Hawk, NC
Wedding Reception and Rehearsal Dinner Space in Durham, Parizade

Parizade

Mediterranean Dining Experience and Off-site Catering via Giorgios Hospitality
  • Location: Durham, NC
Front of The Jarvis at 220 Elegant Bed and Breakfast Wedding Venue Karen Doody

The Jarvis at 220

Luxury accommodations in the heart of downtown New Bern
  • Location: New Bern, NC
1705 east raleigh wedding venue

1705 East

Southern Charm. Modern Sophistication.
  • Location: Raleigh
Carolina Inn Venue

The Carolina Inn

Chapel Hill’s most famous historic hotel and venue, located on UNC Campus
  • Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Country club wedding reception Prestonwood Country Club

Prestonwood Country Club

Multiple rooms for events of all sizes, luxurious ballroom a cascading staircase
  • Location: Cary, NC
Raleigh Wedding Venue Governors Club

Governors Club

Stunning lake setting both indoors and outdoors with exceptional services.
  • Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Wedding Lobby at JB Duke Hotel in Durham NC

JB Duke Hotel

A Contemporary Hotel on Duke University campus
  • Location: Durham
Highgrove Estate, Wedding Venue

Highgrove Estate

A full-service Southern Estate - where every detail is covered and your wedding planning is made simple.
  • Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC
Couple walking on front lawn of River Landing Wedding Venue

The Village at River Landing

A Luxurious and Affordable Destination in Eastern NC
  • Location: Wallace, NC
Rocky Mount Mills Entertainment and event venue

The Power House at Rocky Mount Mills

Historic Cotton Mill featuring multi-level indoor space and outdoor terraces all situated along the Tar River.
  • Location: Rocky Mount, NC
Pink Sunset Over Tunnel Creek Vineyard NC Wedding Venue

Tunnel Creek Vineyards

Experience the rolling hills of Roxboro, NC – host your dream wedding at a vineyard
  • Location: Roxboro, NC
Couple on pier at Sanderling Resort Wedding

Sanderling Resort and Spa

Luxury Four Diamond Resort spanning the Atlantic Ocean and the NC Outer Banks sound
  • Location: Duck, Outer Banks, NC
The Museum of Life and Science Butterfly House Wedding Venue Durham NC Carolyn Scott Photography

The Museum of Life & Science

The Museum of Life and Science Wedding Venue For Events Full of Magic and Wonder
  • Location: Durham, NC
Couple dancing in wedding reception at Carolina Club in Raleigh

The Carolina Club

Classic ballroom venue with great cuisine on UNC-Chapel Hill campus.
  • Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Hotel wedding venue with outdoor seating Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley

Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley

Newly-Renovated Modern Hotel near Crabtree Valley Mall
  • Location: Raleigh
Bride By River at Brown Mountain Beach Resort NC Wedding Venue Destination Jillian Knight

Brown Mountain Beach Resort

Brown Mountain Beach Resort: Elegant and Adventurous NC Wedding Venue
  • Location: Lenoir, NC
Blue Box Luxury Bridal Suite Getting Ready for Wedding Room Turquoise walls Beautiful Decor Beverages and Snacks VMA Studios

Luxury Bridal Suites

Luxury Bridal Suites – Stunning, Functional Bridal Suites
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
Historic Wakefield Barn near Raleigh Anna Taylor Photography

The Historic Wakefield Barn

1930s Dairy Barn, Restored into a Stunning Event Venue
  • Location: Wake Forest
Loonie Poole Golf Course Beautiful Green Landscape NC Wedding Venue Bride and Groom Kiss Brian Mullins

The Lonnie Poole Golf Course

The Lonnie Poole Golf Course - Local, Classic Wedding Venue Serving Raleigh
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
Outside photo of the Mayton Inn taken by f8 studios in Cary

The Mayton Inn

Amenities of a First Class Hotel with the Intimacy of a Bed & Breakfast
  • Location: Cary, NC
Outside cocktail hour set up on patio at Matthews House

The Matthews House

Greek Revival Mansion with manicured grounds and an event ballroom
  • Location: Cary, NC
Downtown Garner The Distillery New NC Wedding Venue Opening in 2021 Adelyn Boling

The Distillery – coming soon!

New NC Wedding Venue Opening in 2021
  • Location: Garner, NC
Couple outside of Cross and Main Sign on brick wall

Cross and Main

Warehouse Venue near Wake Forest NC
  • Location: Youngsville
Outside mural and sign of The Cookery, venue in Downtown Durham

The Cookery

Brick Walls, Exposed Metals, and Two Courtyards make this a unique warehouse venue near downtown Durham
  • Location: Durham, NC
University Club Tower in Durham NC

University Club

The Penthouse Floor of Durham's Tallest Building. Delicious Menus and Beautiful Views.
  • Location: Durham
The Bradford Wedding Venue Raleigh Durham, Johanna Dye

The Bradford

A French Villa Styled Venue nestled in the outskirts of Raleigh
  • Location: New Hill, NC
Wedding Ceremony at Stockroom at 230 in Raleigh

The Stockroom at 230

Urban Warehouse Venue in the center of Downtown Raleigh
  • Location: Raleigh
The Cotton room WeddingVenue in Durham

The Cotton Room

An architecturally rich all-inclusive wedding venue in Durham
  • Location: Durham, NC
Wedding Venue Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, NC Southern Love Studios

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Various Event Spaces in downtown Raleigh NC's most unique museum
  • Location: Raleigh
Rumbling Bald Resort Mountain Lake Views of NC Bride Groom Sunset Inspired Life Asheville Photography

Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure

The Dirty Dancing Resort - A Mountain Destination
  • Location: Lake Lure, NC
Unique Durham Hotel and Museum Wedding Venue 21c

21c Museum Hotel Durham

A luxury downtown Durham boutique hotel with a modern art museum on site.
  • Location: Durham, NC
King's Daughters Inn Durham

King’s Daughters Inn

A Sustainably Restored Historic Bed and Breakfast near Duke Campus in Trinity Park
  • Location: Durham
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Jiddi Space and Courtyard

Courtyard and Event Space behind Sitti and Gravy of Empire Eats
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
Hotel in downtown durham, The Durham Hotel

The Durham Hotel

A mid-century modern boutique, hotel in the heart of downtown. Incredible localized details from its namesake city.
  • Location: Durham, NC
Bluewater Waterfront Grill Wedding Venue Wrightsville Beach Kate Supa

Bluewater

Coastal wedding venue with breathtaking waterfront views
  • Location: Wrightsville Beach, NC
Wedding portrait in front of Vidrio glass wall by Robin Lin Photography

Vidrio

Mediterranean Restaurant with Artistic Decor and a second floor adaptable event space and bar.
  • Location: Raleigh
Wedding Guest Accomodations and downtown Raleigh wedding venue at Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

in the center of downtown Raleigh
  • Location: Raleigh
The White House on Washington Wedding Venue Front Entrance Upgrade

The White House on Washington

A New Restored Mansion Venue Near the Triangle and Triad
  • Location: Mebane, NC
Table for Two under Oceanic pier

Oceanic

Luxury beach wedding venue and restaurant overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
  • Location: Wrightsville Beach, NC
The Orpheum Vintage Art Deco Movie Theatre NC Wedding Venue Oxford

The Orpheum

Restored Art Deco Movie Theatre Built in 1940s
  • Location: Oxford, NC
The Parlour at Manns Chapel Hill Wedding Venue

The Parlour at Manns Chapel

Love Big, Celebrate Small
  • Location: Chapel HIll, NC
Raleigh WEdding Venue Melrose Knitting Mill Bronwyn Duffield

Melrose Knitting Mill

A chic, urban reclaimed downtown Raleigh mill with tall ceilings, arched windows and an open floor-plan.
  • Location: Raleigh
Bride and Groom Walking through Lavender Oaks Farm Fields of Purple Chapel Hill NC Wedding Venue Barn Adelyn Boling

Lavender Oaks Farm

Pristine White Wedding Barn Amid 60 Acres of Lavender
  • Location: Chapel Hill , NC
Grand Staircase at the Park Alumni Center in Raleigh NC

Park Alumni Center at NC State University

Elegant Club with Stately Staircase and Balcony with Beautiful Views
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
Grey Barn Oakland Farm NC Wedding Venue with Barn, Pavilion and Farmhouse Tiffany Johnson Photography 8(1)

Oakland Farm

Charming countryside venue with barn, pavilion and farmhouse
  • Location: Bear Creek, NC
bride and groom walking outside of the Merrimon Wynne House downtown Raleigh wedding venue

The Merrimon-Wynne House

A Historic Venue in Raleigh and its Carriage House Ballroom
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
Wedding Ceremony on front porch of plantation venue, Rose Hill

Rose Hill Estate

A Countryside Venue with a Classic Ballroom, Wrap-around Porches and a Lakeside Gazebo
  • Location: Nashville

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