Wedding Venues in Raleigh, NC

One thing we don’t have a shortage of in this market -wedding venues in Raleigh, NC. It’s true, a quick search of the Google tells me there are at least 50 venues open in the immediate Raleigh area – and that’s just on The Knot!

Luckily for you, you don’t have to rely on Google. Here at The Co., we have put together a list of our top three favorite new modern wedding venues in Raleigh, NC. All of these venues offer a variety of amenities, we’ll break it down for you below.

Our Top Three Wedding Venues in Raleigh, NC

The Maxwell

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Photo Credit: Mikkel Paige

The Maxwell is one of the new kids on the block, having just opened its doors in the Spring of 2021. When you arrive you’re greeted by their beautifully manicured lawn and patio outfitted with romantic market lights and real gas copper lanterns. Modern, oversized french doors welcome you into the main event space where you are immediately drawn to look up because of the 18′ ceilings and modern chandeliers. The venue’s clean lines, high ceilings, and neutral walls and floors make it amenable to any style. What do we love most? It’s four miles away from Downtown Raleigh, so close enough to enjoy all the city has to offer, but just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Downtown.

Amenities We Love:

A spacious bridal suite

13 hours of venue access

On-Site Parking

Separate entertainment spaces

Indoor/Outdoor options

Can host large parties – up to 300.

Our vibe check: Perfect for the classic couple craving clean lines and romantic spaces.

The Distillery

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Photo Courtesy – The Distillery

Another new venue to enter the market in 2021 is The Distillery. We love this venue’s whole vibe – think boutique hotel meets modern industrial. The Distillery is a hidden gem. Although technically in Garner, it’s a quick ten-minute ride from the city. When you enter the space you are immediately drawn to the dramatic windows and modern brass chandeliers of The White Room. Surrounding the space is the gathering space perfect for cocktail hour. Not to be outdone, there is an entire cottage, The Modern Cottage, perfect for large bridal parties. The best hidden surprise, the bathrooms! It’s clear that no detail was missed and we especially enjoyed the swing in the ladies’ room.

Amenities We Love:

A spacious bridal suite

Separate entertainment spaces

Close Proximity to Downtown Raleigh

Located in Historic Downtown Garner

Modern, thoughtful finishes

Our vibe check: Perfect for the couple wanting modern, clean and urban chic.

Raleigh Union Station

Photo: Richard Barlow

This venue is by far the most unique of the new wedding venues in Raleigh, NC. It is after all an actual train station. We love the fun and urban feel of this venue. While it is set in an active train station, the venue does a great job of creating a private space for wedding guests. You have full use of the Great Hall and you can also rent the upper mezzanine terrace which overlooks the Warehouse District in Downtown Raleigh. The train station feels modern and new yet many of the details from the original historic building are still intact. The architecture is beautiful. Tall soaring windows, exposed steel beams, so much character!

Amenities We Love

The Location!

The venue includes a ton of furniture and pipe and drape for privacy.

The unique factor

The architecture

Did we mention, it’s a train station!

Our vibe check: The perfect venue for the untraditional couple loving the urban vibe and feel of the city.

Wedding Venues in Raleigh, NC

Hopefully, this blog helps you decide which venues (or all of them, why not?!) to visit. 2022 has The Co. designing and executing weddings at each of these venues. Three very different couples, three very different venues, and each as spectacular. If you are considering any of these venues and need a Raleigh wedding planner to bring your vision to life, let’s chat and work together to make one of these beautiful venues perfect for your wedding day.