First comes loves, then comes the proposal the comes wedding planning! Getting engaged is such an exciting time. You have so many emotions – joy happiness, love, and maybe a little anxiousness too! Your next step is to announce to all of your friends and family. The VERY first question everyone will ask you (trust us, we know) is, “When’s the date?”

The first thing you have to do when planning your wedding is to figure out what your overall vision is. Next, you need to find a wedding venue that works with your wedding day dreams. This can seem like a daunting task researching all of the wedding venues out there. Did you know there are over 100 wedding venues located in Raleigh, North Carolina alone?! Don’t freak out! We’ve broken down some of our favorite North Carolina Wedding Venues into several categories to help you find the right wedding venue to fit your wedding style. Find our FULL list of wedding venues here.

North Carolina Wedding Venues

Wedding Venues in Raleigh

Ballroom/Country Club Wedding Venues

Elegant Ballrooms are an excellent choice for brides who long for a more traditional wedding venue. Ballrooms are classic, glamorous and elegant. There are 3 types of ballroom wedding venues – standalone venues, Country Club ballrooms and hotel ballrooms. (we’ve separated hotels in this blog). Ballrooms typically have a larger capacity so they tend to be great choices for weddings that are looking to have 150+ wedding guests!

The Grand Marquise

Pinehurst Resort

Carolina Trace Country Club

River Ridge Golf Club

City Club Raleigh

Cypress Manor

MacGregor Downs Country Club

Preston Woodall House

Terraces on Sir Tyler

The Garden on Millbrook

pavilion at carriage farm barn - north carolina wedding venue

Barn Venues

Are you a country girl? A rustic wedding that takes place at a barn could be perfect for you! Barn weddings can be anything from casual to chic, it’s all about the decor. Weddings that take place at barns tend to have accents of burlap with pale earth color accents such as sage, lavender, champagne, dusty blue or gray and yellow. Grab your cowgirl boots and in the words of Luke Bryan, “Kick the Dust up.”

The Historic Wakefield Barn

The Barn at Lloyd’s Dairy

Shady Wagon Farm

Carolina Moon Vintage

Amelia Grove

Copper Ridge on the Neuse

The Pavilion at Carriage Farm

Rose Hill Plantation - jackie and ben - motorcycle photo - north carolina wedding venue

Historic Homes

If you are envisioning a timeless and classic wedding with vintage vibes then getting married at one of the many historic homes in and around Raleigh might be the perfect wedding venue. Historic homes tend to be popular wedding venues with nods of nostalgia. Many historic homes feature classic architecture throughout the venue and have picturesque landscaping for romantic photos.

Rose Hill Plantation

Rand-Bryan House

Hudson Manor

Harvest House

Flowers Landing

Matthew’s HouseCross + Main - Bride and Groom - Youngsville - North Carolina Wedding Venue

Warehouse Wedding Venues

Are you a trendy bride looking for a modern industrial chic wedding venue? A renovated warehouse is the ideal wedding venue for style. Industrial wedding venues tend to be updated and restored mills, lofts, or factories. These spaces are great because they can be transformed into whatever your vision may be. The exposed brick,bare concrete and piping provides a cool contrast to the soft touches of wedding decor.

Forest Hall at Chatham Mills

The Graham Mill

Cross + Main

Weddings at Weldon Mills

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel - Wedding Sparkler Exit - North Carolina Wedding Venue


It’s no secret that Raleigh, North Carolina has seen a significant increase in folks moving to the area for a number of reasons from college to jobs to family. Hosting your wedding a hotel is a great option if most of your wedding guests are traveling from outside of the Raleigh area. They offer a HUGE convenience factor and can accommodate almost any wedding style and guest count!

Amta Hotel Group

Cary Collection of Hilton Hotels 

Courtyard by Marriott at Carolina Beach

Doubletree by Hilton – Mansion on the Hill

Doubletree by Hilton – Raleigh Brownstone

Hilton Garden Inn – Durham University Medical Center

Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown

Homewood Suites by Hilton Cary

 Hyatt Place – Raleigh West

Marriott City Center

Sheraton Chapel Hill 

Sheraton Raleigh

The Inn at Pine Knoll Shores

Kivus and Camera -Marbles Kids Museum - Downtown Raleigh - North Carolina Wedding Venue

Unique Wedding Venues

NC Museum of Life and Science

Marbles Kids Museum

Caffe Luna

Rumbling Bald Resort

Crystal Coast Civic Center

Durham Parks and Recreation + Convention Center


The Jiddi Space+ Courtyard


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