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$6,500 starting price
Bar service
$20 per person
Bar service
$20 per person


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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 250 guests standing and 150 seated 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.

Services Offered
The Museum and Catering Works together provide turnkey design and logistical planning for your event, including rental coordination, and floral services. Catering Works provides all catering for events, creating outstanding menus featuring the highest-quality ingredients. Our exuberant event planning team is ready to guide you through the planning process with ease, and create a once in a lifetime delicious day for you, your family and guests.

Tables and chairs are included with their wedding package, along with setup and cleanup, and a preferred planning list with 9999. There’s plenty of complimentary parking for your guests.Additional services include:

  • China
  • Glassware
  • Flatware
  • Barware
  • Linens
  • Chairs
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hardwood parquet dance floor

North Carolina Museum of Art offers exclusive catering from their exclusive catering partner, Catering Works. Catering Works is devoted to crafting a culinary experience that is uniquely yours, and that is why we create personalized menus for every couple. Whether you are planning a traditional, contemporary, elegant, or casual wedding, the team will deliver a culinary experience to match your personal taste and style. From the cocktail hour to the cake, our sumptuous signature recipes will astonish and delight!

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 around 10 minutes away, and downtown Durham is 25 minutes away.

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Cake Cutting

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Limited Bar

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Outside Vendors

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres

What bar services do you provide?

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Dance Floor

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access
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100% Recommended by couples
Georgia T. Sent on 11/29/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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 :)
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. Sent on 11/27/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning venue!

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!
Christina Sent on 05/23/2018
5 out of 5 rating
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!
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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!


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