To natives, this is home. To tourists and newcomers, it’s a place of business, innovation, history, and fun. For brides and grooms-to-be, the Triangle area in North Carolina is a perfect wedding spot thanks to the weather, the mild southern vibe, and the variety and number of wedding venues! Choosing a dream wedding venue for your big day is not an easy task. But it certainly can be a fun experience! I hope this blog post will help you in your search.

I partnered with Nicole from Premier Party Planners and put together a list of 5 amazing and unique wedding venues in the Triangle area. We love and want to support these places so make sure to check them out when looking for that perfect venue for your wedding! Of course, Raleigh, NC, and the RTP area have many more wonderful venues that we love but are not covered in this blog.

The Bradford – wedding and event venue in New Hill, NC

The Bradford wedding and event venue

First, let’s start with the Bradford! Located on 12 acres in the lovely town of New Hill, The Bradford is a purpose-built venue “designed to embrace the countryside of Europe and the serenity of home.” There are plenty of spots for a wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, cozy lounging, as well as reception. Although this beautiful and modern space has an elegant and high-end feel, at the same time is very welcoming. The Bradford team takes great care of their clients and does an amazing job of making any wedding a unique experience! Also, from a wedding photographer‘s perspective, I love photographing at this romantic and elegant wedding venue.

Address: 523 Pea Ridge Rd, New Hill, NC 27562

Visit: The Bradford NC and @thebradfdordnc

The Upchurch – wedding venue in Cary, NC

Second up is the Upchurch venue. This historic wedding spot is located in Cary, NC, and features multiple curated spaces throughout the 6-acre property. The Upchurch House and Patio, The Magnolia Lawn, and The Conservatory have each been carefully restored and designed therefore providing an unforgettable backdrop for weddings and events. From the thoughtful design of the property, indoor/outdoor ceremony option, and passionate staff to an amazing in-house caterer the Upchurch is becoming one of the most desirable wedding venues in the Triangle area! I took these photos at the opening of this venue, which was perfectly planned by Harmony Weddings, and Events!

Address: 7213 Roberts Rd, Cary, NC 27519

Visit: The Upchurch Venue and @theupchurchvenue

The Heights House – intimate wedding venue in Raleigh, NC

the Heights House in Raleigh
The Heights House Raleigh

Following is the Heights House. “A historic landmark resurrected” is how they describe this stylish venue and The Heights House delivers. From a glorious private residence to a boutique hotel, the Heights House hosts intimate weddings with style. The rooms are spacious and there is a sense of modernity, luxury, and simplicity that makes every detail feel even more special. In addition, this venue specializes in superb service! As a matter of fact, it was just voted one of the best new hotels in the world by TRAVEL + LEISURE! Well deserved!

Address: 308 S Boylan Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603

Visit: The Heights House and @heightshousenc

The Maxwell – wedding venue in Raleigh, NC

ceremony site with white and green floral arrangements at the Maxwell Raleigh
Indoor Ceremony Site

Next up is The Maxwell, a family-owned wedding and event venue designed to accommodate the most seamless and memorable events. Established in 2021, this elegant new venue is a versatile and minimalist space and as a result, is perfect for couples seeking sophisticated simplicity. This venue has a romantic feel, a lush outdoor space, and a patio with market lights. Additionally, it can accommodate up to 400 guests. The Maxwell is located less than four miles from Downtown Raleigh with proximity to nearby hotels and restaurants so that out-of-town guests won’t be disappointed. 

Address: 330 Gideon Creek Way, Raleigh, NC 27603

Visit: and @themaxwellraleigh

The Market Hall – wedding venue in downtown Raleigh, NC

The Market Hall Raleigh outside view in winter

Market Hall is a full-service wedding and event venue nestled in the heart of downtown Raleigh’s Moore Square District. This charming historic venue is one of the largest wedding venues in downtown Raleigh . In fact, it’s capacity is 300 guests for weddings and up to 700 for corporate events. Market Hall gained popularity because of its proximity to hotels, and restaurants, as well as the built-in catering and bar services it provides. In addition, surrounding streets make for excellent photography opportunities as well.

Address: 214 E Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Visit: The Market Hall and @markethall1914

To summarize, I hope you enjoyed exploring these 5 Triangle wedding venues that we chose to feature on this blog and hopefully fell in love with at least one of them! As I mentioned before, Raleigh has wonderful wedding venues and we decided to showcase just a few. Without a doubt, you have many places to research and visit while searching for your perfect wedding venue! In the mean time, I wish you luck and enjoyment in planning your big day!

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Wedding Venues in the Triangle

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