North Carolina Museum of Art is a unique and modern wedding venue located in Raleigh, North Carolina. They pride themselves on their inventive cuisine, outdoor sculpture gardens, crisp, white galleries and attention to detail. Couples can choose from multiple indoor and outdoor sites for their rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception at this elegant venue. North Carolina Museum of Art can't wait to exceed your expectations, and bring your vision to life.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 300 guests at this contemporary museum. You'll be surrounded by amazing artwork, award-winning architecture and gorgeously manicured lawns at this one-of-a-kind venue. They offer a variety of event spaces to choose from, including:
West Building Great Hall - their premier facility, situated in the middle of the Museum’s permanent collection.
North Courtyard - features a beautiful sculpture garden with a reflection pool and towering trees.
East Building Main Hall - perfect for lavish affairs. This unique space served as the former Egyptian Gallery.
Blue Ridge Atrium with Garden Patio - this former restaurant overlooks rolling hills of the Museum Park.
This full-service venue offers logistical planning for your celebration. They've been a part of the Triangle wedding industry for over 15 years, and offer experienced support helping you book your event rentals, floral services and musicians. Tables and chairs are included with their wedding package, along with setup and cleanup. There’s plenty of complimentary parking for your guests, as well as lighting and sound equipment throughout their venues. Additional services include:
North Carolina Museum of Art offers exclusive catering from their in-house restaurant, Iris. Their special events staff and chef will work with you one-on-one to create a custom menu sure to please you and your guests. They offer custom wedding cake, full bar packages, delicious desserts and heavy hors d'oeuvres.
This modern museum is situated less than 15 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, making them easily accessible for your out-of-town guests. Downtown Raleigh is less than 20 minutes away, and downtown Durham is 25 minutes away.
25 Reviews for North Carolina Museum of Art
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Georgia T. · Married on 10/12/2019
The most beautiful day of our lives!
NCMA has a special place in our hearts, having gone on some of our first dates here back in our college days at UNC and NCSU, and we immediately knew this was where we wanted to get married. Living in California, we were a little nervous about planning a wedding from across the country, but things really couldn't have been easier! Morgan was fantastic -- he took care of all the details that aren't as fun to makes decisions about, and we got to decide on all the things we did care about. The planning process was a dream with the help of Morgan and his team :)Sent on 11/29/2019
Our day went absolutely perfectly, which is a testament to the brilliant work of the folks at NCMA. The timing of the ceremony and reception was impeccable, the atmosphere was like a beautiful dream, and we honestly can't emphasize enough how it really was the best day of our lives. We felt like pinching ourselves the whole evening -- the joy, love, and elation was palpable, filling the museum's gorgeous interior with celebration. We danced all night and loved the buffet/no seating arrangement -- guests mingled and seemed to really take advantage of the free-form setup to just have a great time. And to cap things off, at the end of the night, we discovered three massive to-go boxes filled with scrummy food from Iris in our car, courtesy of Morgan! Thank you all so much for everything!
Laura W. · Married on 03/30/2019
We fell in love the moment we walked around the museum. Not only are the ceilings really high, but the atmosphere and decor is fabulous. I mean, it is a museum! The team is great to work with, the food is delicious, and they make everything easy because so many things are included in the package. I can't express enough how nice it was to be able to rely on the museum team and know that everything was being taken care of and all we had to do was show up! Absolutely love this venue!Sent on 11/27/2019
Christina · Married on 08/12/2017
I cannot say enough good things about Morgan and his team. There are certainly rules about having an event in a museum but they were on the ball and everything went off without a hitch. Everyone was so happy with the food as well. It is an amazing venue for a wedding and I'm so glad we had it there!Sent on 05/23/2018
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We play events at The Museum of Art all the time, maybe even monthly. Every event is so much fun and the room never looks the same. Your guests will love being at your event and a beautiful museum at the same time!