The Architect Bar & Social House is a unique wedding venue located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. This historic space was built in 1922, and features amazing character and charm. They offer multiple indoor settings, for not only your ceremony and reception, but for all of your wedding-related events. The Architect Bar & Social House can’t wait to bring your individual vision to life.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 200 guests at this city venue. Your guests will be surrounded by gorgeous brick walls, high ceilings and spacious windows that allow in an abundance of natural light. They've added comfortable, yet stylish elements to this historic venue to ensure your affair is unforgettable. Their one-of-a-kind spaces include a large main room and a bookcase hidden “speakeasy.” In the center of their ceiling is a gorgeous skylight in the shape of an arrow, adding to the uniqueness of this vintage-style venue.
This award-winning venue offers event planning services to ensure your day is everything you dreamed it to be. Setup and cleanup is included with your rental fee, along with lighting and sound. They have an in-house caterer and an in-house bar, so all of your culinary needs are taken care of. Additional services include:
Couples can choose between hors d'oeuvres, a cocktail reception, a buffet, stations or family style for their meal. They'll keep your budget in mind when crafting the perfect menu to complement your individual tastes. The Architect Bar & Social House also offers a full in-house bar for all of your beverage needs. They'll provide bartenders, as well as house beer, wine and liquor. Signature cocktails, premium liquor and speciality beer and wine are also available.
In addition to hosting your wedding, this eclectic venue is also happy to host your rehearsal dinner. Additional events they will hold include:
Recommended by 100% of couples
Cassie · Married on 04/14/2018
My husband and I had our ceremony and reception there on 4/14/18 and it was seriously perfect. We rented out the Green Light Room as well which was perfect. Lauren and the rest of the staff were so fun to work with and our wedding ended up being 100 times more amazing than we could have ever dreamed it to be!
Megan · Married on 10/14/2017
"We were lucky enough to have our wedding reception at the Architect and The Green Light on October 14, 2017. The space is an incredibly unique and affordable gem in downtown Raleigh. Our 130 guest raved about how accommodating the staff were, how unique and creative the space was and how the drinks were delicious. The staff and Architect Coordinator, Lauren, were a dream to work with over our 18 month engagement. She made the entire process easy, pleasant and continuously went above and beyond to ensure that our vision came to life and the space was perfect. She happily met with us whenever we asked and answered countless emails. I can’t speak enough about how special the staff makes you feel. This is the perfect space for those that are looking for a memorable and different wedding experience for guests. Highly recommend- it was truly the perfect experience for us and our guests"
Clare · Married on 05/06/2017
We had the best experience hosting an engagement party at The Architect! Lauren Husketh made planning the event so easy! She was so great! We had about 70 people attend and there was so much room for everyone. We were able to decorate the whole place (even though the decor of the venue didn't need much to look amazing) , the food was delicious, and they were great about working with our budget to figure out how to throw the best event. I highly recommend The Architect for any wedding event. Nothing could have gone better for us!
The Architect Bar and Social House is absolutely beautiful inside and truly a unique gem in downtown Raleigh. Furthermore, Lauren was so wonderful to work with and was incredibly accommodating. As a photographer, I am always looking for unique spaces with romantic lighting and the Architect did not disappoint. Further more, my couple absolutely loved their time there.