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The Matthews House

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  • Cary 317 W Chatham Street 919-467-1944

The Matthews House – Historic Home and Garden Wedding Venue  in Cary NC

Nestled in a cozy corner of downtown Cary, The Matthews House is a historic home that was built in 1915. The Matthews House offers an intimate wedding venue with a southern elegance and urban versatility. It was renovated and modernized while keeping the elegant charm of its past intact. Inside the venue, couples will find beautiful decor and furnishings reminiscent of the Greek Renaissance period with high ceilings, fireplaces, wide moldings and heart pine floors – making this home one of simple charm and beauty.

Couples will also love the convenience of the location of The Matthews House while still enjoying the space between itself and downtown Raleigh. In a central area of North Carolina, it is located in the triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. Being a bit removed from the city gives guests a respite from the city vibe, ample parking, and lets them enjoy the beautiful charm of The Matthews House that the region is historically known for.

From a handful of participants to 160 guests, enjoy the mansion with a cocktail, yard games by the fountain, or dance under the string lights covering the patio. Walk down the aisle in our grand ballroom or exchange your vows in front of the landscaped arbor. The Matthews House is the perfect place for your dream wedding.

Downtown Cary Wedding Venue with Picture Perfect Landscape and Backdrops

The downtown Cary, NC wedding venue has beautifully landscaped grounds for your outdoor ceremony and a grand ballroom for indoor celebrations. With manicured gardens, historic Southern home, stunning space under large oak trees, and Greek revival architecture, The Matthews House is the perfect venue for every couple’s wedding day celebrations.

The venue also boasts an outdoor patio area that has market lights draping the space. It is an ideal space for a couple’s cocktail hour, transitioning guests from a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony on the lawn to a grand reception in the ballroom.

Wedding Packages:

Wedding packages include the exclusive use of the house, ground and ballroom for your day along with an event director to oversee your wedding, a bridal suite and dressing areas to prepare. The packages also include indoor and outdoor options for your wedding day, champagne and light food served to the wedding party, chairs, tables and linens, a rehearsal time, and use of the entire property for photos.

In-House Catering Partner

Southern Harvest Catering can put together your flexible food and drink packages for your special event. The South is a wonderful place to call home – and North Carolina is her shining star. We are blessed with a variety of delicious, locally farmed produce and meats and we take full advantage of it at Southern Harvest Catering Company. Executive Chef Thomas Robinette and his staff focus on presenting meals that allow the natural flavors of the food to speak their stories, while making each of his platters and dishes come alive with color, texture and artistic flair. With full service for a cocktail reception, service buffets or food stations, Southern Harvest has all your food service covered.

Other Events:

Need to get out of the office? Located near Research Triangle Park and the RDU area, The Matthews House offers a perfect venue for speakers, presentations and meetings. Use the Greek Revival Mansion, Grand ballroom and landscaped ground to impress your clients and provide a classy yet serene location for your meeting.

What Couples Are Saying

“We had our wedding in at The Matthews House and the experience was perfect. Ever since we first reached out to Sarah to inquire, we felt heard and taken care of. Some highlights of booking at The Matthews House:

– The process of touring, booking, and payments was easy and quick. Sarah was always up front and honest about what The Matthews House offers, and it is a great deal for what you receive!


 – The Matthews House has very few required vendors, but they do a fantastic job about giving suggestions and partners. I never felt forced to book with a certain vendor, but they were awesome when it came to recommendations. It felt nice to be able to personalize my day as I wanted!


 – When booking, you receive a day-of coordinator, and this is awesome (plus it saves a lot of money). Jannette was amazing – she was always super responsive to emails, took a long of attention to detail during our meetings, and was so efficient during our day to be a ninja and make sure everything ran smoothly.


 – The Matthews House truly cares about what you want. We wanted an outdoor wedding and had multiple rain back-up plans. It was sprinkling the few hours leading up to our ceremony but lightened right as our ceremony began. My husband and I decided we still wanted it outside and they allowed us to do so but were carefully watching the radar and preparing for a backup plan just in case. It felt great to know they were giving so much attention to detail, but also didn’t force us to go inside. They wanted me to be happy, and we are so happy with our decision!


 – Talk about a stress-free day! I sent Jannette all our information before the wedding and dropped our decor when we got in town (we moved a few months before the wedding). I didn’t lift a finger on my wedding day! Jannette took care of everything and made sure all vendors arrived and were set up, all our decor was out, and everything. The place was gorgeous. It was nice to trust someone who knew what works best at the venue. I don’t think anything went wrong on our day, but if it did, I had no idea!


 – The house is beautiful. The inside of the home is gorgeous. The ballroom is newly painted with brand new chairs and they’re beautiful. The grounds are very well taken care of and great for photos. The Bridal Suite is comfortable, light, and a special place, and there’s plenty of great light in the home that’s a photographers dream.” – Amanda F.

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