Oxbow Estate 1603 NC-42 • Clayton • NC 27527


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Tucked along the Neuse River just outside Raleigh, this private, European-inspired venue was purpose-built with bespoke, stylish events in mind, and has been thoughtfully outfitted with everything required for a seamless celebration. 
  • Welcome guests to witness your vows in the spacious courtyard, followed by cocktails on the open-air veranda overlooking the Neuse. Receptions can be held in the opulent Grand Hall, in the West Stables, or continue al fresco, beneath a festive sailcloth tent. 
  • The charming River House—a cozy tiny home set right along the river—features a sweet kitchenette, a fireplace, and a relaxing deck perched above the water, and is an utterly romantic way to spend your honeymoon night…or longer.


10% discount to those who serve: military, veterans, first responders, teachers, and healthcare workers.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $6,500–10,500/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
Additional Info
  • The beverage minimum ranges $1,000–4,000.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 200 500
Cocktails, etc. Standing 300 500
Reception Seated 200 500
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 100.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


$$ • $$$


Preferred list



Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Hotel
  • Mansion
  • Private Estate
  • River
  • Historic / Landmark Building

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Creek / River
  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds


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