Gregg Museum of Art & Design on NC State University Campus – a Unique Museum Event Venue in Raleigh
Following a grand reopening in 2017, one of NC State University’s most historic buildings will be the permanent home of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design. The Historic NC State University Chancellor’s Residence, located at 1903 Hillsborough Street, along with the 15,000 square foot addition, is now open to weddings and events. This unique Raleigh wedding venue will appeal to many. The historic home is adjacent to a modern museum, offering a mix of vibes. The Gregg Museum of Art & Design also boasts an incredible outdoor garden that is perfect for a ceremony or cocktail party. The front lawn can accommodate a large, tented event in the heart the NC State campus area of Raleigh, on Hillsborough Street.
Gregg Museum of Art & Design Venue Features
The Gregg Museum of Art & Design’s new home has earned highest honors from the American Institute of Architects for the way it seamlessly combines the Georgian elegance of a manor that once served as residence for the university’s chancellors for more than 80 years, with a striking contemporary galleries addition where an ever-changing array of fine exhibitions is presented. From its light-filled lobby to its surrounding landscape of formal gardens, outdoor sculptures, and great trees, every aspect of the Gregg’s new LEED-Gold certified expansion has been designed with sustainability and a welcoming atmosphere in mind.
Intimate wedding receptions for up to 70 seated guests, or 125 cocktail style, can take place in the modern lobby of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, which features high ceilings and a wall of windows. The historic NCSU Chancellor’s home can host intimate events for around 50 guests, who will also have access to the lush pollinator gardens in the David S. Thompson Garden Terrace. The garden also has a large lawn, which is perfect for a wedding ceremony. With a full scale rental of the property, up to 200 guests can be hosted for your Raleigh wedding!
The best part? Wedding guests get to enjoy the artwork of the galleries at The Gregg Museum of Art & Design. Talk about a memorable event!
Gregg Museum of Art & Design Building History
Built in 1927, the elegant Georgian mansion housed NC State’s chancellors from 1928 until 2011 when Chancellor Randy Woodson and his wife, Susan, moved to the The Point on Centennial Campus. The building was designed by renowned architect Hobart Upjohn, who was also responsible for some of NC State’s most handsome buildings, including Brooks Hall (College of Design) and Thompson Hall (University Theatre and the Crafts Center).
Kudos for the Gregg Museum of Art & Design
We chose the Gregg Museum because it feels like Raleigh - a perfect mix of old and new - with an intimate historic garden, right across the street from the College of Design, our alma mater. Even on our first visit opening weekend, we both said, “someone needs to have a wedding here!” We’re thrilled it gets to be us.Carrie Holz, Fall 2018 Bride