11 Raleigh Wedding Venues Perfect For Small Weddings

Intimate weddings can be just as fun, or more, than a larger celebration! Whether you’re looking for a historic venue right in the heart of downtown or a romantic estate surrounded by lush gardens, Raleigh has a variety of stunning wedding venues for your small wedding. And as this list proves, a shorter guest list doesn’t mean having to compromise your vision for your perfect day!


Brier Creek Country Club

Raleigh, North Carolina

Venue Superpowers:

Complimentary 3-month Club Membership

Intimate Wedding Packages

Grand Ballroom
Fab Features: elegant clubhouse surrounded by manicured grounds • walk down a brick aisle to exchange vows beneath a white arbor backed by towering trees • the grand ballroom is designed with a neutral color palette, crystal chandeliers, and opens to a covered terrace

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Raleigh, North Carolina

Venue Superpowers:

Historic

Indoor Waterfall

110-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Skeleton
Fab Features: a historic wedding venue that is proud to be the largest natural history museum in the Southeast • a dramatic two-story waterfall, a beautiful mountain cove, live animals, whale skeletons, and amazing dinosaurs at this one-of-a-kind venue • support important exhibits, research, and educational programs as you host your wedding at their unique location

Catering: In-house
Price: $
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Caffé Luna

Raleigh, NC

Venue Superpowers:

Romantic

Outdoor Terrace

Downtown Raleigh
Fab Features: charming, light-filled restaurant in the heart of downtown Raleigh • the oversized windows of the vintage storefront make a wonderfully romantic ceremony backdrop • cozy receptions in the VIP room or the beautiful outdoor terrace

Catering: In-house
Price: $
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The Glass Box

Raleigh, NC

Venue Superpowers:

Floor-To-Ceiling Windows

Downtown Views

Private Outdoor Balcony

Fab Features: sophisticated, loft-style gem nestled on the 5th-floor of a historic, turn-of-the-century Classical Revival building • the bright and airy space is bathed in natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows and hardwood floors reflect its natural warmth • amazing downtown views from both inside and on the a private outdoor balcony

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $
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Oakland Farm

Bear Creek, NC

Venue Superpowers:

Intimate Wedding Packages

Get-Ready Farmhouse

Open-Air Reception Pavilion
Fab Features: a serene farm surrounded by rolling hills but easily accessible from Raleigh/Durham, Greensboro, and Fayetteville • the cozy 2-story home boasts a gracious wraparound porch that looks out over a thick grove of trees • plenty of space to dine and dance in the rustic-elegant barn or the nearby grand pavilion

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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The Orpheum at Oxford

Oxford, NC

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Theatre

Vintage Vibes

Elopement Packages
Fab Features: meticulously restored theatre built in 1912 • the modern vintage interior impresses with unique architecture, dramatic accents, and the original light fixtures • upgrade your event by adding a bar package with creative cocktails and professional service

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Wild Rock Farm

Sanford, NC

Venue Superpowers:

42-Acre Farm

Rustic

Micro Wedding Packages
Fab Features: family-run farm nestled on 42 sprawling acres in the Sandhills • serene ceremonies on the expansive lawn or on the stone patio surrounded by lush roses • al fresco celebrations inside the open-air pavilion or inside the rustic barn or the modern climate-controlled reception building

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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The Carolina Manor House

Franklinton, NC

Venue Superpowers:

Mansion

Micro-Wedding Packages

On-Site Accommodations
Fab Features: authentic Queen Anne-style mansion nestled on a picturesque 10-acre lot • prep in the mansion's luxurious dressing suites, then exchange vows in a lovely, intimate garden "chapel" and receptions in the chic, modern Grand Hall • unique overnight lodging available in rustic, treehouse-inspired cabins

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$
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The Carolina Estate

Roxboro, NC

Venue Superpowers:

23-Acre Estate

Elopement Packages

Grand Ballroom
Fab Features: southern charm meets modern elegance on this large 23-acre estate • say “I Do” overlooking the 5.5 acre pond and dance the night away at your reception under the stars • multiple indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception options give you the chance to create your perfect day • manicured lush grounds, that were once a former golf course, surround you everywhere you look

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Jiddi Space & Courtyard

Raleigh, NC

Venue Superpowers:

Historic

Brick Courtyard + Rustic Reception Hall

Small Wedding Friendly

Fab Features: industrial, exposed brick + beams, and a large courtyard - oh my! • historical building in the heart of downtown Raleigh • all-inclusive and elopement package options • on-site get-ready suite with vintage touches

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Pinehurst Resort

Pinehurst, NC

Venue Superpowers:

Golf Course

Resort

On-Site Accommodations
Fab Features: swing into your big day at this New England village-inspired resort • with a golf course and spa on-site, you can relax before or after the wedding in whatever way speaks to you • multiple package options with complimentary perks

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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