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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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Bridal party in champagne gold and black tuxedos in front of venue at Pinehurst Resort, Mary Me

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.

Bride and Groom Wedding Ceremony Exit Prestonwood Country Club Venue Cary, NC Images by Amber Robinson

Prestonwood Country Club

Multiple rooms for events of all sizes, luxurious ballroom a cascading staircase

  • Location: Cary, NC

One of the most magical fairytale wedding venues in North Carolina has to be Prestonwood Country Club. With its grand staircase, grand halls, majestic patio, and upscale service, this venue is a class act.

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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.

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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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.

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Rose Hill Estate

Romance and Countryside Class

  • Location: Nashville

This countryside venue has a modern, classic Ballroom, wrap-around porches, beautiful gardens, and a lakeside gazebo.

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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.

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.

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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 Village at River Landing

A Luxurious and Affordable Destination in Eastern NC

  • Location: Wallace, NC

This gem, nestled in Eastern NC, halfway between Raleigh and the coast, boasts a gorgeous clubhouse with a ballroom on a most picturesque property.

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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.

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The Colonial Inn

Hillsborough's historic boutique hotel

  • Location: Hillsborough, NC

An abandoned historic property was completed renovated and expanded into a spectacular boutique hotel and wedding venue in the heart of downtown Hillsborough, NC.

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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.

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The Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel

Luxury Hotel and Wedding Venue in Chapel Hill
  • Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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Governors Club

Stunning lake setting both indoors and outdoors with exceptional services.
  • 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
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The Carolina Barn

Barn Wedding Venue with Rustic Elegance and Southern Charm
  • Location: Spring Lake, NC
Durham Wedding Venue the Cotton Room

The Cotton Room

An architecturally rich all-inclusive wedding venue in Durham
  • Location: Durham, NC
The Oaks at Salem Wedding and Event Venue Bow Tie Collaborative

The Oaks at Salem

Create Memories You'll Cherish For A Lifetime
  • Location: Apex, NC
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Forest Hall at Chatham Mills

A historic brick mill tucked away in the forest
  • Location: Pittsboro, NC
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Cross and Main

Warehouse Venue near Wake Forest NC
  • Location: Youngsville
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The Power House at Rocky Mount Mills

Historic Cotton Mill situated along the Tar River, operated by Rose Hill Estate
  • Location: Rocky Mount, NC
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
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
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The Matthews House

Greek Revival Mansion with manicured grounds and an event ballroom
  • Location: Cary, NC
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The Great Room at TOPO

Warehouse wedding venue at downtown Chapel Hill's landmark brewery, Top of the Hill.
  • Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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Brown Mountain Beach Resort

Brown Mountain Beach Resort: Elegant and Adventurous NC Wedding Venue
  • Location: Lenoir, NC
The Parlour at Manns Chapel Hill Wedding Venue

The Parlour at Manns Chapel

Love Big, Celebrate Small
  • Location: Chapel HIll, NC
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Lavender Oaks Farm

Pristine White Wedding Barn Amid 60 Acres of Lavender
  • Location: Chapel Hill , NC
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1705 East

Southern Charm. Modern Sophistication.
  • Location: Raleigh
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The Maxwell

OPENING SPRING 2021
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
Traine Raleigh wedding venue

Traine Raleigh

A Wedding and Special Event Venue at Historic Seaboard Station
  • Location:
Historic Wakefield Barn Wedding Venue near Raleigh Anna Taylor Photography

The Historic Wakefield Barn

1930s Dairy Barn, Restored into a Stunning Event Venue
  • Location: Wake Forest
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
Bride and Groom Tryon Palace New Bern, NC A Destination NC Wedding Venue Stetton Wilson

Tryon Palace

A Destination NC Wedding Venue
  • Location: New Bern, 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
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The Merrimon-Wynne House

A Historic Venue in Raleigh and its Carriage House Ballroom
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
The Parlour at Manns Chapel Hill Wedding Venue

The Parlour at Manns Chapel

Love Big, Celebrate Small
  • Location: Chapel HIll, NC
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Jiddi Space and Courtyard

Courtyard and Event Space behind Sitti and Gravy of Empire Eats
  • Location: Raleigh, 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
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The Carolina Club

Classic ballroom venue with great cuisine on UNC-Chapel Hill campus.
  • Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Heights House Hotel Raleigh Landmark and Gorgeous Wedding Venue

Heights House Hotel

Coming 2021 - Boutique Hotel & Event Venue
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
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The Jarvis at 220

Luxury accommodations in the heart of downtown New Bern
  • Location: New Bern, 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
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The Cotton Room

An architecturally rich all-inclusive wedding venue in Durham
  • Location: Durham, NC
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Outer Banks Wedding Association

Find Your OBX Wedding Vendors
  • Location: Kitty Hawk, NC
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The Village at River Landing

A Luxurious and Affordable Destination in Eastern NC
  • Location: Wallace, 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
Plan Your Dream Destination Wedding in New Bern, NC Copper Ridge On The Neuse

Visit New Bern

The New Wedding Destination
  • Location: New Bern, 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
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
White Barn Venue Union Grove Farm, Chapel Hill's Newest Barn Wedding Venue Salama

Union Grove Farm

Barn and Farm Wedding Venue in Chapel Hill
  • Location:
MAIN THUMBNAIL The Maxwell Raleigh NC Wedding Venue

The Maxwell

OPENING SPRING 2021
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
Wedding Guest Accomodations and downtown Raleigh wedding venue at Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

in the center of downtown Raleigh
  • Location: Raleigh
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Lavender Oaks Farm

Pristine White Wedding Barn Amid 60 Acres of Lavender
  • Location: Chapel Hill , NC
Wedding Reception Tables Forest Hall at Chatham Mills NC Wedding Venue Morgan Caddell Photography

Forest Hall at Chatham Mills

A historic brick mill tucked away in the forest
  • Location: Pittsboro, 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
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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
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The Rickhouse

Warehouse Venue Overlooking the Historic Durham Bulls Stadium
  • Location: Durham, NC
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The Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel

Luxury Hotel and Wedding Venue in Chapel Hill
  • Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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The Cookery

Brick Walls, Exposed Metals, and Two Courtyards make this a unique warehouse venue near downtown Durham
  • Location: Durham, NC
The Graham Mill, historic wedding venue in Graham, North Carolina Ally&Bobby_MelissaJustinWedding

The Graham Mill

The Graham Mill: Stunning historic wedding venue in downtown Graham, NC
  • Location: Graham, NC
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1705 East

Southern Charm. Modern Sophistication.
  • Location: Raleigh
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Carolina Grove

Classic barn elevated with modern style
  • Location: Hillsborough, NC
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The Durham Hotel

A mid-century modern boutique, hotel in the heart of downtown. Incredible localized details from its namesake city.
  • Location: Durham, NC
The Upchurch NC Wedding Venue This Creative Nest

The Upchurch – coming soon!

Restored Wedding Venue Coming to Apex
  • Location: Apex, 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
Full View Plan Your Dream Wedding and Vacation at Beaufort Hotel NC Danielle Flake

Beaufort Hotel NC

Discover America's Favorite Town
  • Location: Beaufort, NC
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The Mayton

Amenities of a First Class Hotel with the Intimacy of a Bed & Breakfast
  • Location: Cary, NC
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Board & Batten

Southern. Modern. Industrial.
  • Location: Lexington, NC
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Brown Mountain Beach Resort

Brown Mountain Beach Resort: Elegant and Adventurous NC Wedding Venue
  • Location: Lenoir, NC
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The Glass Box

Intimate Downtown Event Loft with Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
  • Location: Raleigh
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Whitaker & Atlantic

Funky Industrial Event Space adjoining Hummingbird Raleigh
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
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Pinehurst Resort

Legendary and Distinguished Resort and Golf Club with All-Inclusive Wedding Packages
  • Location: Pinehurst , NC
Carolina Inn Venue

The Carolina Inn

Chapel Hill’s most famous historic hotel and venue, located on UNC Campus
  • Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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The Carolina Barn

Barn Wedding Venue with Rustic Elegance and Southern Charm
  • Location: Spring Lake, NC
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University Club

The Penthouse Floor of Durham's Tallest Building. Delicious Menus and Beautiful Views.
  • Location: Durham
Raleigh Wedding Venue Governors Club

Governors Club

Stunning lake setting both indoors and outdoors with exceptional services.
  • Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Bride and Groom The Victorian Youngsville NC Wedding Venue with Vintage Charm Sarah C Stewart Photography

The Victorian

A charming, Victorian-style wedding venue
  • Location: Youngsville, NC
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
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Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure

The Dirty Dancing Resort - A Mountain Destination
  • Location: Lake Lure, NC
Wedding Ceremony at Stockroom at 230 in Raleigh

The Stockroom at 230

Urban Warehouse Venue in the center of Downtown Raleigh
  • Location: Raleigh
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Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley

Newly-Renovated Modern Hotel near Crabtree Valley Mall
  • Location: Raleigh
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Raleigh Marriott City Center

Marriott Property on Fayetteville Street, in the heart of downtown Raleigh
  • Location: Raleigh
The Oaks at Salem Wedding and Event Venue Brandi Leigh Photography

The Oaks at Salem

Create Memories You'll Cherish For A Lifetime
  • Location: Apex, NC
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Vidrio

Mediterranean Restaurant with Artistic Decor and a second floor adaptable event space and bar.
  • Location: Raleigh
Warehouse Wedding Venue Suite Four Event Space - Turn your Wedding Vision Into a Reality Jeffrey Lynn

Suite Four

The perfect space for your professional event, dinner, or wedding.
  • Location: Durham, NC

The Colonial Inn

Hillsborough's historic boutique hotel
  • Location: Hillsborough, 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
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
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Cross and Main

Warehouse Venue near Wake Forest NC
  • Location: Youngsville
Walnut Hill Rustic Barn Farm NC Wedding Venue Fabiana Skubic

Walnut Hill

A Historic Farmhouse and Gorgeous Event Barn
  • Location:
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Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel

Newly-Renovated Chic Property in North Hills Beautiful Ballroom, Terrace, On-site Dining
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
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The Matthews House

Greek Revival Mansion with manicured grounds and an event ballroom
  • Location: Cary, NC
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Morgan Farms

Historic Family Farm Wedding Venue with Bohemian Style 
  • Location: Oxford, NC
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Belt Line Station

Historic Train Station Wedding Venue in Durham NC
  • Location: Durham, NC
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Raleigh Union Station

An architectural landmark; host your event in Raleigh's coolest space.
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
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All Saints Chapel

Voted Prettiest Chapel in the South
  • Location: Raleigh
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The Power House at Rocky Mount Mills

Historic Cotton Mill situated along the Tar River, operated by Rose Hill Estate
  • Location: Rocky Mount, NC
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Rose Hill Estate

Romance and Countryside Class
  • Location: Nashville
Outdoor Cocktail Hour The Cloth Mill at Eno River Warehouse Wedding Venue in Hillsborough NC Timmester Photography

The Cloth Mill

Historic, urban and chic warehouse wedding venue
  • Location: Hillsborough, NC

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