First comes loves, then comes the proposal the comes wedding planning! Getting engaged is such an exciting time. You have so many emotions – joy happiness, love, and maybe a little anxiousness too! Your next step is to announce to all of your friends and family. The VERY first question everyone will ask you (trust us, we know) is, “When’s the date?”
The first thing you have to do when planning your wedding is to figure out what your overall vision is. Next, you need to find a wedding venue that works with your wedding day dreams. This can seem like a daunting task researching all of the wedding venues out there. Did you know there are over 100 wedding venues located in Raleigh, North Carolina alone?! Don’t freak out! We’ve broken down some of our favorite North Carolina Wedding Venues into several categories to help you find the right wedding venue to fit your wedding style. Find our FULL list of wedding venues here.
North Carolina Wedding Venues
Ballroom/Country Club Wedding Venues
Elegant Ballrooms are an excellent choice for brides who long for a more traditional wedding venue. Ballrooms are classic, glamorous and elegant. There are 3 types of ballroom wedding venues – standalone venues, Country Club ballrooms and hotel ballrooms. (we’ve separated hotels in this blog). Ballrooms typically have a larger capacity so they tend to be great choices for weddings that are looking to have 150+ wedding guests!
Are you a country girl? A rustic wedding that takes place at a barn could be perfect for you! Barn weddings can be anything from casual to chic, it’s all about the decor. Weddings that take place at barns tend to have accents of burlap with pale earth color accents such as sage, lavender, champagne, dusty blue or gray and yellow. Grab your cowgirl boots and in the words of Luke Bryan, “Kick the Dust up.”
If you are envisioning a timeless and classic wedding with vintage vibes then getting married at one of the many historic homes in and around Raleigh might be the perfect wedding venue. Historic homes tend to be popular wedding venues with nods of nostalgia. Many historic homes feature classic architecture throughout the venue and have picturesque landscaping for romantic photos.
Warehouse Wedding Venues
Are you a trendy bride looking for a modern industrial chic wedding venue? A renovated warehouse is the ideal wedding venue for style. Industrial wedding venues tend to be updated and restored mills, lofts, or factories. These spaces are great because they can be transformed into whatever your vision may be. The exposed brick,bare concrete and piping provides a cool contrast to the soft touches of wedding decor.
It’s no secret that Raleigh, North Carolina has seen a significant increase in folks moving to the area for a number of reasons from college to jobs to family. Hosting your wedding a hotel is a great option if most of your wedding guests are traveling from outside of the Raleigh area. They offer a HUGE convenience factor and can accommodate almost any wedding style and guest count!
Unique Wedding Venues
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