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

Southern Bride & Groom magazine is proud to share the most extensive resource of the best Triangle NC wedding venues and wedding reception locations in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary and Apex. Many of these are the most sought after NC wedding venues in our region, and some are hidden gems. All are high quality event spaces that are staffed by professionals, and will give you a wonderful wedding experience. We are also sharing some of the most special venues that our team has discovered in Winston-Salem, the Outer Banks, and Wilmington NC. Use the interactive, sortable wedding reception venue locator guide halfway down the page to narrow venues and search by area. Beyond region, you can peruse venues based on the number of wedding guests they can host, who has on-site catering or allows outside catering, and which venues also have accommodations for your wedding guests.

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!

21c Museum Hotel and art gallery in Durham

21c Museum Hotel Durham

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.

The Merrimon-Wynne House

A Historic Home Restored to its Original Grandeur, and its Carriage House Ballroom

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.

Angus Barn, Raleigh Wedding Venue

Angus Barn

You know the renowned Angus Barn steakhouse, but you might not know that they also have a gorgeous waterfront pavilion on their property! Weddings here are known for exceptional service, rustic romance, and of course, amazing food.

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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

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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JB Duke Hotel

A Contemporary Hotel on Duke University campus

This brand new hotel on Duke University campus is home to large ballrooms, outdoor patios, and a communal bar gathering area. You'll receive the same luxurious treatment as at their sister property, the Washington Duke Inn, in a modern, laid back setting.

Sanderling Resort

  • Location: Duck, 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.

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.

Great Room at TOPO

Warehouse Wedding Venue and Back Bar space at Chapel Hill Brewery, Top of the Hill
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Durham Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

Durham CVB helps with your Durham wedding, from hotel block research to wedding favors!
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Grand Marquise Ballroom

A Spectacular Louis XIV style ballroom fit for a princess
Raleigh Garner Wedding Venue, Rand Bryan House

The Rand-Bryan House

Charming historic home for indoor events with verdant acres for tented outdoor events.
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The Carolina Inn

Chapel Hill’s most famous historic hotel and venue…always elegant and extraordinary weddings

Highgrove Estate

Overlooks Lake Laurel with open air brick patios and romantic ballroom.
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.
Raleigh Durham Wedding Venue Rose Hill Plantation

Rose Hill Plantation

A Historic Countryside with Beautiful Grounds, a Ballroom, Wrapped Porches and a Lakeside Gazebo

American Tobacco Campus

Various Sites including ATC Ampitheater, Full Frame Theater and Durham Bulls Stadium
  • Location: Durham
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The Matthews House

Greek Revival Mansion with manicured grounds and an event ballroom
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1705 East

Southern Charm. Modern Sophistication.
Hall and Garden at Landmark

The Hall & Gardens at Landmark

An Elegant Combination of European Style Gardens and a Grand Ballroom, 15 minutes from downtown Raleigh
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.
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Governors Club

Stunning lake setting both indoors and outdoors with exceptional services.
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The Sutherland

Historic Southern Home with Beautiful Gardens and an Event Pavilion

The Preston Woodall House

Historic 1910 Queen Anne Bed & Breakfast near Raleigh

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

Classic Hotel with Large Ballrooms on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh

Barclay Villa

A Magical Modern Day Castle Wedding Venue in NC
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Cross and Main

Warehouse Venue near Wake Forest NC

Brier Creek Country Club

Picturesque landscape, grand clubhouse, experienced staff and exquisite cuisine on an Arnold Palmer signature golf course
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The Sutherland

Historic Southern Home with Beautiful Gardens and an Event Pavilion

The Royal

Historic Banquet Hall in the Royal Bakery Building

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

Classic Hotel with Large Ballrooms on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

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

The Hall & Gardens at Landmark

An Elegant Combination of European Style Gardens and a Grand Ballroom, 15 minutes from downtown Raleigh

North Carolina Museum of Art

Warren Estate

Rustic Farm Wedding Venue north of Raleigh

Highgrove Estate

Overlooks Lake Laurel with open air brick patios and romantic ballroom.

Weathervane at Southern Season

The Rickhouse

Warehouse Venue Overlooking the Historic Durham Bulls Stadium

1705 East

Southern Charm. Modern Sophistication.

World Class Wedding Venues

Destination Wedding Venue Directory
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Durham Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

Durham CVB helps with your Durham wedding, from hotel block research to wedding favors!

The Historic Wakefield Barn

1930s Dairy Barn, Restored into a Stunning Event Venue

River Forest Manor & Marina

Historic Southern Mansion. Charming coastal town. One-of-a-kind private event, wedding venue and boutique hotel.

American Tobacco Campus

Various Sites including ATC Ampitheater, Full Frame Theater and Durham Bulls Stadium
  • Location: Durham

The Mayton Inn

Amenities of a First Class Hotel with the Intimacy of a Bed & Breakfast

Graylyn Estate

One of a kind castle-like event venue on 55 acres of natural garden space, with 86 guest rooms and elegant dining

Angus Barn

Vidrio

Mediterranean Restaurant with Artistic Decor and a second floor adaptable event space and bar.

Barclay Villa

A Magical Modern Day Castle Wedding Venue in NC

Het Landhuis

Gorgeous Farm Venue with a Dutch Influence near Chapel Hill

Cross and Main

Warehouse Venue near Wake Forest NC

Parizade

Mediterranean Dining Experience with a Friendly Staff in a Whimsical Setting

The Glass Box

Intimate Downtown Event Loft with Floor-to-Ceiling Windows

Brier Creek Country Club

Picturesque landscape, grand clubhouse, experienced staff and exquisite cuisine on an Arnold Palmer signature golf course

Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel

A Newly-Renovated Chic Property in a bustling entertainment hub, North Hills. Has a beautiful ballroom, an indoor terrace and on-site dining.

Bennett Bunn Plantation

a 1780 plantation home and horse farm with rolling hills, flower fields and a lodge overlooking a lake

Wakefield Plantation

Premiere Country Club Wedding Venue for North Raleigh - Wake Forest Area

Lantern Table

Private Dining Room and Community Kitchen from the James Beard Award Winning Andrea Reusing's Lantern

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.

Great Room at TOPO

Warehouse Wedding Venue and Back Bar space at Chapel Hill Brewery, Top of the Hill

Old North State Club

Sedgefield Country Club

Handsome Country Club Wedding Venue in the Triad

Southern Star Ballroom

All Saints Chapel

Shoals Club at Bald Head Island

A Relaxed Club and BHI wedding venue on the legendary Cape Fear Point

Jennette’s Pier

Oceanfront Pier Wedding Venue on the Outer Banks

Traine

The original Railway Express Station in the 1900s, now a warehouse venue in Seaboard Station

Governors Club

Stunning lake setting both indoors and outdoors with exceptional services.

The Cookery

Brick Walls, Exposed Metals, and Two Courtyards make this a unique warehouse venue near downtown Durham

214 Martin Street

Historic Urban Venue in City Market

The Preston Woodall House

Historic 1910 Queen Anne Bed & Breakfast near Raleigh

JB Duke Hotel

A Contemporary Hotel on Duke University campus

Bay 7 at American Tobacco Campus

The Fairview Raleigh

A beautifully renovated warehouse for all size weddings and receptions – with a covered terrace, skyline views and arched wood barrel ceiling.

The Umstead Hotel & Spa

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

One-Eleven Place

The Merrimon-Wynne House

A Historic Home Restored to its Original Grandeur, and its Carriage House Ballroom

Burke Manor Inn & Pavilion

A Victorian B&B Inn with beautiful gardens and a permanent event tent

The Barn of Chapel Hill

Sanderling Resort

  • Location: Duck, NC

The Rand-Bryan House

Charming historic home for indoor events with verdant acres for tented outdoor events.

Raleigh Marriott City Center

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Weddings in the Spacious Indoor Atrium with access to the modern art galleries

The Matthews House

Greek Revival Mansion with manicured grounds and an event ballroom

Market Hall

12 Oaks Golf Club

New, Modern Clubhouse with a Beautiful Green Landscape and Customized Packages.

Raleigh Country Club

A Donald Ross Masterpiece in the Heart of Raleigh

Bridge Club

Downtown Event Loft from Chef Ashley Christensen

Treyburn Country Club

A Grand Clubhouse in a Serene, Luxurious Setting

Rose Hill Plantation

A Historic Countryside with Beautiful Grounds, a Ballroom, Wrapped Porches and a Lakeside Gazebo

University Club

The Penthouse Floor of Durham's Tallest Building. Delicious Menus and Beautiful Views.

King’s Daughters Inn

A Sustainably Restored Historic Bed and Breakfast near Duke Campus in Trinity Park

Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley

Newly-Renovated Modern Hotel with a Large Ballroom

River Landing

  • Location: Wallace

Saint Mary’s School Chapel

Johnston County Visitor’s Bureau

Various Venues in JOCO

21c Museum Hotel Durham

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Various Event Spaces in downtown Raleigh's most unique museum

The Durham Hotel

The Garden on Millbrook

Classic Venue Full of Sparkle and Full Packages

The Laurelbrook

The Stockroom at 230

Urban Warehouse Venue in the center of Downtown Raleigh

Prestonwood Country Club

Melrose Knitting Mill

The Carolina Inn

Chapel Hill’s most famous historic hotel and venue…always elegant and extraordinary weddings

Durham Convention Center

Brook Valley Country Club

A Beautiful McConnell Golf Property in Greenville NC

The Carolina Club

Cloth Mill at Eno River

An Urban Gem in Historic Hillsborough

City Club Raleigh

Glamorous Event Venue. Penthouse level with Sweeping Views of downtown Raleigh.

Angus Barn Pavilion

Grand Marquise Ballroom

A Spectacular Louis XIV style ballroom fit for a princess