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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 comprehensive resource of the best Triangle NC wedding venues and wedding reception locations in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary and Apex. Many of these reception locations are the most sought after NC wedding venues in our region, and some are hidden gems. All these event locations are high quality event spaces that are staffed by professionals, and will give you a wonderful wedding venue. Southern Bride and Groom is also sharing some of the most special venues that our team has discovered in Winston-Salem, the Outer Banks, and Wilmington NC. Our interactive, sortable wedding reception venue locator guide (located halfway down the page) will help you narrow venues and search by specific areas in North Carolina and the Triangle. Beyond region, you can peruse wedding venues based on the number of wedding guests they can host, who has on-site catering or venues that allow outside catering, and which venues also have accommodations for your wedding guests. 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. At Southern Bride and Groom we want to offer you the best venues in the area. We know these venues, and we offer you the most sought after wedding locations in the Triangle area and coastal North Carolina. 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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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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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.

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.

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.

Downtown Durham wedding venue Bay 7

Bay 7 at American Tobacco Campus

Century old brick and wood warehouse venue with a loft in American Tobacco Campus

  • Location: Durham

Bay 7 is the original elegant warehouse wedding venue of Durham. Located in American Tobacco Campus, this gem is operated by the famed Angus Barn - which means its beauty is matched by its service.

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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.

Angus Barn, Raleigh Wedding Venue

The Pavilion at Angus Barn

Rustic Event Pavilion at the famed Angus Barn in Raleigh. Also produces and caters events at Bay 7 in Durham.

  • Location: Raleigh , NC

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.

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
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
Highgrove Estate a wedding venue in NC

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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Cross and Main

Warehouse Venue near Wake Forest NC
  • Location: Youngsville
Duck OBX Wedding Venue Sanderling Resort

Sanderling Resort and Spa

Luxury Four Diamond Resort spanning the Atlantic Ocean and the NC Outer Banks sound
  • Location: Duck, Outer Banks, NC
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The Sutherland

Historic Southern Home with Beautiful Gardens and an Event Pavilion
  • Location: Wake Forest
Hotel Wedding Ceremony of bride and father of bride at Sheraton

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

in the center of downtown Raleigh
  • Location: Raleigh
Durham Wedding Venue the Cotton Room

The Cotton Room

An architecturally rich all-inclusive wedding venue in Durham
  • Location: Durham, NC

Barclay Villa

A Magical Modern Day Castle Wedding Venue in NC
  • Location: Angier
Raleigh Durham Wedding Venue Rose Hill Plantation

Rose Hill Plantation

A Historic Countryside with Beautiful Grounds, a Ballroom, Wrapped Porches and a Lakeside Gazebo
  • Location: Nashville
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
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
governors club raleigh wedding venue

Governors Club

Stunning lake setting both indoors and outdoors with exceptional services.
  • Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Brier Creek Country Club

Picturesque landscape, grand clubhouse, experienced staff and exquisite cuisine on an Arnold Palmer signature golf course
  • Location: Raleigh
1705 east raleigh wedding venue

1705 East

Southern Charm. Modern Sophistication.
  • Location: Raleigh
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Grand Marquise Ballroom

A Spectacular Louis XIV style ballroom fit for a princess
  • Location: Garner
Unique Hanging Lights Over Wedding REception at Pine and Poplar, Radian Photography

Pine & Poplar

Industrial Chic Event Space at The Wine Feed Durham
  • Location: Durham
Marbles Museum Wedding downtown Raleigh CMYK

Marbles Kids Museum & IMAX Theatre

Several Versatile and Fun Event Spaces at this downtown Raleigh museum
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
NC Mountain Destination Venue Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure

Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure

The Dirty Dancing Resort - A Mountain Destination
  • Location: Lake Lure, NC
Couple posing in front of grand wedding mansion, River Forest

River Forest Manor & Marina

Historic Southern Mansion. Charming coastal town. One-of-a-kind private event, wedding venue and boutique hotel.
  • Location: Belhaven, NC
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
The Cotton room WeddingVenue in Durham

The Cotton Room

An architecturally rich all-inclusive wedding venue in Durham
  • Location: Durham, NC
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
Wedding Reception and Rehearsal Dinner Space in Durham, Parizade

Parizade

Mediterranean Dining Experience and Off-site Catering via Giorgios Hospitality
  • Location: Durham, 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
Historic Sutherland Estate in Wakeforest at Sunset

The Sutherland

Historic Southern Home with Beautiful Gardens and an Event Pavilion
  • Location: Wake Forest
Raleigh Wedding Venue Governors Club

Governors Club

Stunning lake setting both indoors and outdoors with exceptional services.
  • 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
Couple walking on front lawn of River Landing Wedding Venue

River Landing

A Luxurious Value Destination in Eastern NC
  • Location: Wallace, NC
Couple getting married in Various Venues in JOCO Johnston County NC

Johnston County Visitor’s Bureau

Various Venues in JOCO
  • Location: Smithfield
Lavender Farm in Chapel Hill Wedding Venue

Lavender Oaks Farm

Lavender Farm and Historic Barns
  • Location: Chapel Hill , NC
A Castle Wedding Venue in North Carolina, Barclay Villa

Barclay Villa

A Magical Modern Day Castle Wedding Venue in NC
  • Location: Angier
White House on Washington Wedding venue in Mebane

The White House on Washington

A New Restored Mansion Venue Near the Triangle and Triad
  • Location: Mebane, NC
Chapel Hill wedding venue Barn at Valhalla

The Barn at Valhalla

A Destination Barn and Lodge Experience
  • Location: Chapel Hill
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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The Mayton Inn

Amenities of a First Class Hotel with the Intimacy of a Bed & Breakfast
  • Location: Cary, NC
Couple dancing under chandelier in ballroom of Garden on Millbrook

The Garden on Millbrook

Classic Venue Full of Sparkle and Full Packages
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
Wedding Ceremony at Stockroom at 230 in Raleigh

The Stockroom at 230

Urban Warehouse Venue in the center of Downtown Raleigh
  • Location: Raleigh
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
Museum Wedding Venue in raleigh NC at Museum of Natural Sciences,

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Various Event Spaces in downtown Raleigh's most unique museum
  • Location: Raleigh
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
Weathervane restaurant patio

Weathervane at Southern Season

Contemporary Restaurant with a Garden Patio located in University Mall
  • Location: Chapel Hill
The Parlour at Mann’s Chapel in Chapel Hill Wedding Chapel Venue, Kast

The Parlour at Manns Chapel

An Intimate Gathering Space in Chapel Hill
  • Location: Chapel HIll, NC
Rocky Mount Mills Entertainment and event venue

The Power House at Rocky Mount Mills

Historic Cotton Mill, in the heart of the Rocky Mount Mills campus. Industrial class featuring multi-level indoor space and outdoor terraces all situated along the Tar River.
  • Location: Rocky Mount, 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
Couple outside of wedding at Renaissance Raleigh kissing

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.
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
Wedding Ceremony in WArehouse Venue Bay 7 on AMerican Tobacco Campus

Bay 7 at American Tobacco Campus

Century old brick and wood warehouse venue with a loft in American Tobacco Campus
  • Location: Durham
King's Daughters Inn Durham

King’s Daughters Inn

A Sustainably Restored Historic Bed and Breakfast near Duke Campus in Trinity Park
  • Location: Durham
Traditional Banquet Ballroom Wedding Venue in Raleigh at The Royal

The Royal

Historic Banquet Hall with an Industrial Look Venue
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
University Club Tower in Durham NC

University Club

The Penthouse Floor of Durham's Tallest Building. Delicious Menus and Beautiful Views.
  • Location: Durham
Gregg Museum of Art & Design Raleigh NC wedding venue and outdoor garden space

Gregg Museum of Art & Design

Unique Museum and Historic Venue at NC State University
  • Location: Raleigh , 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
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Jiddi Space and Courtyard

Courtyard and Event Space behind Sitti and Gravy of Empire Eats
  • Location: Raleigh, 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
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
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
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
Unique Hanging Lights Over Wedding REception at Pine and Poplar, Radian Photography

Pine & Poplar

Industrial Chic Event Space at The Wine Feed Durham
  • Location: Durham
Fire pit outside of Angus Barn in Raleigh NC

The Pavilion at Angus Barn

Rustic Event Pavilion at the famed Angus Barn in Raleigh. Also produces and caters events at Bay 7 in Durham.
  • 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
Croasdaile Country Club classic affordable Durham NC wedding venue Mikkel Paige Photography

Croasdaile Country Club

Recently-renovated classic clubhouse and gorgeous landscaped property
  • Location:
Oxford NC wedding at Thorndale Oaks

Thorndale Oaks

Rustic Dream in the Heart of Oxford NC
  • Location: Oxford, NC
Bride at Het Landhuis

Het Landhuis

Gorgeous Farm Venue with a Dutch Influence near Chapel Hill
  • Location: Pittsboro
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
1705 east raleigh wedding venue

1705 East

Southern Charm. Modern Sophistication.
  • Location: Raleigh
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
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 Ceremony on front porch of plantation venue, Rose Hill

Rose Hill Plantation

A Historic Countryside with Beautiful Grounds, a Ballroom, Wrapped Porches and a Lakeside Gazebo
  • Location: Nashville
Carolina Inn Venue

The Carolina Inn

Chapel Hill’s most famous historic hotel and venue, located on UNC Campus
  • Location: Chapel Hill, 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
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
Photo of Timeless Chapel, All Saints Chapel

All Saints Chapel

Voted Prettiest Chapel in the South
  • Location: Raleigh
Gold wedding reception at The Grand Marquis ballroom in Garner, NC

Grand Marquise Ballroom

A Spectacular Louis XIV style ballroom fit for a princess
  • Location: Garner
City Feel Wedding Ceremony at Bridge Club in Raleigh

Bridge Club

Downtown Event Loft from Chef Ashley Christensen
  • Location: Raleigh
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 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
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
Couple kissing in OBX on Jennettes Pier

Jennette’s Pier

Oceanfront Pier Wedding Venue on the Outer Banks
  • Location: Nags Head, NC
Wedding Lobby at JB Duke Hotel in Durham NC

JB Duke Hotel

A Contemporary Hotel on Duke University campus
  • Location: Durham
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
Wedding Guest Accomodations and downtown Raleigh wedding venue at Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

in the center of downtown Raleigh
  • Location: Raleigh
Hotel wedding venue with outdoor seating Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley

Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley

Newly-Renovated Modern Hotel near Crabtree Valley Mall
  • Location: Raleigh
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
Funky Wallpaper at Whitaker and Atlantic in Raleigh by Live View Studios

Whitaker & Atlantic

Funky Industrial Event Space adjoining Hummingbird Raleigh
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
Ceremony on the golf course at Brier Creek Country Club

Brier Creek Country Club

Picturesque landscape, grand clubhouse, experienced staff and exquisite cuisine on an Arnold Palmer signature golf course
  • Location: Raleigh
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
Historic Chapel In Raleigh NC, Saint Marys Chapel

Saint Mary’s School Chapel

A beautiful, historic campus with a beloved chapel
  • Location: Raleigh, New Venue Region Name
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
Chalk Wall at Jimmy V's in Raleigh Heba Salama Photography

Jimmy V’s Osteria & Bar

American Cuisine and Wood Fire Pizza in a Soaring Space in Downtown Raleigh
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
Couple outside of Cross and Main Sign on brick wall

Cross and Main

Warehouse Venue near Wake Forest NC
  • Location: Youngsville
NC Destination Venue in Banner Elk Overlook Barn

Overlook Barn

Cliffside Barn Near Banner Elk, Overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Location: Beech Mountain, NC
Rickhouse wedding with glass wall in backdrop Carolyn Scott

The Rickhouse

Warehouse Venue Overlooking the Historic Durham Bulls Stadium
  • Location: Durham, NC
Durham NC wedding venue Nasher Museum of Art at Duke Universit

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Weddings in the Spacious Indoor Atrium with access to the modern art galleries
  • Location: Durham