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, Raleigh, North Carolina and the surrounding areas are a wedding destination spot. Premier Party Planners has planned and executed weddings for members of all the aforementioned groups, and we know why people want to get married here: the weather, the mild southern vibe, and the variety and number of incredible venues. 

We love and want to support these places with whom we partner, and in that spirit, here’s a little showcase of five superb venues for your wedding, reception or both!

Thank you to photographer Maggie Stefanek for all the beautiful images we used in this blog.  Check out more of Maggie’s work on Instagram @magdalenastefanekphoto


This historic wedding spot is located in Cary, NC boasts a bevvy of lovely spots where couples may say, “I do” in style. The Magnolia Lawn, the Main House & Patio, and the Conservatory are breath-taking areas with room for wild creativity or simple elegance. Outdoor weddings at Upchurch are special due to the natural beauty and flowing spaces and grounds. Restoration of the Main House is an impeccable blend of traditional with modern updates, and the patio overlooks the Magnolia Lawn. Banked by old magnolias, this rich, lush green area is perfect for the ceremony or an al fresco cocktail hour. The Conservatory isn’t a backup plan for poor weather. It’s an elegant and expansive place for a reception with views on three sides. Harmony Weddings and Events worked with English Garden Flowers and CE Rentals for the open house at Upchurch, with glorious results.
Find more @theupchurchvenue 

Market Hall

Market Hall is in downtown Raleigh, and is not only modern, industrial and incredibly cool, it is also one of the largest wedding venue downtown. It’s popular with brides (and photographers, AND wedding planners!) for its proximity to hotels, restaurants and sites, and for the built-in services it provides. There are rooms for the bridal party to prepare, with lunch provided onsite if you wish, separate rooms for the ceremony and reception, and an outdoor patio. Market Hall provides superb catering, the venue itself and rentals keeping things tidy! The surrounding streets and nightlife make for excellent photography opportunities as well. Floral credit goes to Lilac Floral.  CE Rentals provided all the beautiful rentals.
Find more: @markethall1914 and check out these Premier weddings at Market Hall:
Laura & Nick 
Amy & Stephen 
Emily & Tom 
Lauren & Merrick

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.” They succeeded in their quest to create a uniquely tailored experience and the weddings we at Premier have planned are some of our favorites. There are plenty of spots for a simple but elegant ceremony, cocktail hour, cozy lounging or big reception hall. This monochromatic and modern space is high-end but there are packages and plenty of perks. CE Rentals and MEWS Florist were highlighted for this event. 
Find more @thebradfordnc

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 grandeur and modernity, luxury and simplicity that makes every detail feel even more extravagant and special. Guest feel like they’ve been transported to the old South, just updated and thoroughly authentic. This venue specializes in superb service for even the smallest guest request. 
For more @heightshousenc

The Maxwell

Established in 2021, this elegant new venue – The Maxwell – is about sophisticated simplicity. “From our serene outdoor patio to our striking Great Room featuring dramatic chandeliers and abundant natural light, The Maxwell is a timeless settling to celebrate with your loved ones.” This venue has a romantic feel with soft lighting, a lush outdoor space and patio, market lights and plenty of rentals and upgrades depending on the size of your party. While still a new spot, the experience, ambiance and location make The Maxwell is a ringer for those with a special celebration in mind. Chestnut & Vine Weddings collaborated with Party Reflections and Katie Did Designs for flowers for this particular wedding.
Find more @themaxwellraleigh and check out Tess & Clay’s wedding for even more images and details. 

Premier Party Planners has planned weddings at many locations in the Raleigh, Triangle area including these. If you’re planning your wedding and looking for planners who know, please contact us to discuss your wedding day vision!

More To Explore

Morgan & Jon

This wedding in a word: elegance. Morgan and Jon wanted a timeless, European wedding and chose The Bradford, which not only helped them achieve that

Alex & Chris

Alexandra (Alex) Chiha and Chris Long were married on August 20th of 2022 at an impeccable venue we all love: The Bradford. Theirs was a stylish affair,

Mariel & Brandon

Mariel and Brandon said “YES” to each other Memorial Day weekend in 2022, and theirs was a full blown modern garden wedding. The couple’s wedding