4 Highly-Rated Raleigh, NC Wedding Venues

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4 Highly-Rated Wedding Venues in Raleigh, NC

Finding the perfect wedding venue can be a daunting task for every couple. I did some digging for you and compiled a list of the four most highly-rated wedding venues in Raleigh, NC, so you can spend less time researching and more time preparing for the big day. Here’s what I found:



Constructed in 1876 and restored to its original grandeur in 2014, Merrimon-Wynne has quickly become one of the most popular Raleigh-based wedding venues. The 5000-square-foot mansion is located on a one-acre estate in the heart of downtown Raleigh. 

If you have your wedding at Merrimon-Wynne, you have complete use of the house and grounds from 10 am to 11 pm, and an on-site wedding rehearsal a day or two before the wedding. The venue includes several locations to host the wedding ceremony and a separate reception area, as well as two large, separate bridal and groom suites with complimentary drinks. Merimon-Wynne offers Seating for 200 guests and complimentary lawn games for guests.

The Stockroom at 230

In the heart of downtown Raleigh, The Stockroom at 230 is located on the second floor of the Carolina Trust Building, constructed in 1902. The combination of hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, lattice ceilings, and large glass windows create a charming, rustic atmosphere.

A wedding at The Stockroom at 230 includes twelve hours of exclusive use of the venue before the wedding date and a wedding rehearsal. This venue has a seating room for up to 175 guests and a standing reception capacity of 275 guests, and both elevator and stair access. The Stockroom at 230 also offers two on-site bridal and groom dressing suites. The cost to rent this venue for a day ranges from $3000-$7,000.

The Maxwell Wedding venue in Raleigh, NC

The Maxwell is an upscale wedding venue constructed in Raleigh, NC, in 2021. The building features 18’ vaulted ceilings, white-washed brick, reclaimed wood accents, and an open-air patio that gives an air of sophistication to any wedding held there. 

Located only four miles from downtown Raleigh on a 4.5-acre property, The Maxwell is minutes away from hotels and restaurants for wedding guests. They allow unlimited communication, visits to the site during the planning process, and a complimentary wedding planning guide and checklist. 

This venue provides versatile indoor and outdoor spaces, including a 3500 sq ft Great Room and a 1900 sq ft Lounge. They pride themselves on having several locations on the property to house the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and a dressing suite.

The Maxwell’s wedding package offers thirteen hours of private access to the property for you and up to 290 guests and 60 on-site parking spaces.

The Meadows at Firefly Farm in Raleigh, NC

The Meadows at Firefly Farm is located on a 115-acre nature preserve in the heart of Raleigh, NC. This venue is perfect for the nature lover looking for a rustic, outdoor wedding.

There are several indoor and outdoor locations available for the ceremony, reception, and dressing suites on the property of The Meadows at Firefly Farm. A wedding at The Meadows offers private use of Heron Hall, Aerie Hall, The Roost, and The Preserve and can comfortably accommodate up to 250 guests or up to 500 guests with the use of tents. Tours of the property are available by appointment before booking. 


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