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Haywood Hall Museum House & Gardens offers a wedding and/or reception venue with historic roots and classic Southern charm. Our venue is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Raleigh. We can seat outdoor weddings for up to 150 people. The garden space can be used for your reception, party, reunion or fundraiser and can accommodate 300 people. We are also available for rehearsal dinners, bridal luncheons, bridal showers, bridal portrait sessions, cocktail parties, and other events. There is ample parking available.

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Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite

Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly

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What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

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Lindsay R. Sent on 12/26/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Haywood Hall - October 2022

We were married at Haywood Hall in October 2022 and recommend it to anyone looking for a romantic, dreamy and quintessential Raleigh experience to share with your loved ones. After living here for years, we knew we wanted to share something really special with our guests. After numerous venue visits, we went to Haywood Hall and were enamored by this incredible gem of a historic site.

The grounds at HH are welcoming and offer variety for however you choose to set up your ceremony and reception all while being perfectly snuggled in a charming, downtown location. Upon entering the home, you are wrapped by the inviting interior from centuries past. Rich tones of blue and green, Federalist period furniture, carved trims and artifacts are found throughout, while the garden has a canopy of large trees and lights at night. The only tradeoff with this venue is that all tables, chairs, tents and serving needs must be brought in via an external vendor, but keep in mind that the aforementioned traits offer a stunning, built-in backdrop for your festivities so decor expenses can be kept to a minimum here.

Meeting with Caryll Poole, Event Coordinator at HH, is an absolute delight. She is the gracious, responsive and accommodating soul who communicates with you along the way. Ben, the on-site personnel on wedding day, was a superb presence to have just around the corner for any input or hiccups. Many thanks to them for showing the utmost care for our day!

To summarize, this venue was the best possible location for our fall wedding with moody, yet sophisticated elements. It photographs beautifully and our guests raved about their time. We felt honored to be there on our day and Haywood Hall now is a monument in our story that we will surely revisit throughout our lives.
Emily F. Sent on 11/22/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beautfiul venue in heart of downtown!

I highly recommend Haywood Hall for any couple looking for an outdoor venue in downtown Raleigh. We chose Haywood because it was affordable and the house/grounds are stunning. We did not decorate at all and the photos are beautiful because the scenery is so nice all year round at Haywood. The tent rental recommended by the venue was seamless and Caryll at Haywood was very pleasant to work with. Even if the weather isn't perfect on your wedding day, there is so much space for tents in the garden that you will still be dry. And the house itself is very cool - all of our guests were milling around in there and talking about how cool it was. Great, hidden-gem sort of place steps away from the Capitol building.
Sutton M. Sent on 08/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Awesome Venue!

I worked with Carryl and she is wonderful. We haven't had our wedding yet but already she's been so kind, flexible, and fun to work with. They're extremely professional and the venue itself is so unique and gorgeous with a ton of character. I love that it's right downtown but won't end up costing us an arm and a leg!
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Rev. Barbara Lodge Rev. Barbara Lodge Wedding Officiants

A piece of history nestled among old trees in the heart of Raleigh - such a perfect location for a wedding. Highly recommended!

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We've had the pleasure of working at Haywood Hall on a number of Weddings in the past and have quite a few coming up in the future. The space is in a great downtown location, but feels more like a private garden! There is plenty of parking (rare for a downtown venue) and the house and gardens are beautiful. We've enjoyed partying with our couples and their guests outside on the back patio under the large trees and gorgeous scenery. Ceremonies on the front lawn are just perfect! The owner has always been a pleasure to work with. We would highly recommend this venue!

Julie Livingston Photography Julie Livingston Photography Wedding Photographers

Haywood Hall Museum House and Gardens is the perfect downtown Raleigh wedding venue. With its deep history and gorgeous, well kept grounds, it is a great backdrop to a romantic wedding. The staff there is the most friendly and helpful staff I have yet to work with at a venue. Love when I get to shoot a wedding at Haywood Hall!! The events there are some of the most beautiful I have ever shot!

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Haywood Hall Museum House & Gardens frequently asked questions

Haywood Hall Museum House & Gardens includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
The space offered by Haywood Hall Museum House & Gardens for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Museum
Haywood Hall Museum House & Gardens offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Haywood Hall Museum House & Gardens offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Haywood Hall Museum House & Gardens offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Haywood Hall Museum House & Gardens offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
Haywood Hall Museum House & Gardens is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in average response time and 4.8 in professionalism.

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