The Architect Bar & Social House is a vintage wedding venue in Raleigh, North Carolina. This space offers a unique backdrop for your engagement party, wedding reception, and more. With high ceilings, exposed brick, and plenty of natural light, you and your guests will be in awe of this unexpected venue. If you ever look up at the ceiling or look at a satellite view of this address, you will notice an enormous skylight in the shape of an arrow. Just follow the arrow and you'll find a good time, especially on your wedding day.
Facilities and Capacity
Their spacious main room, bookcase hidden "speakeasy," and large open windows looking out to Downtown Raleigh will create an exceptionally unique event space for your wedding day. This venue can accommodate up to 200 guests comfortably. The open space floor plan allows a variety of options as far as layout goes, meaning you can personalize it to fit your needs and desires.
The team at The Architect Bar & Social House will make sure that your big day is as special as the moment you wish to cherish. All you have to do is let them know what you have in mind and they will give you a truly memorable experience top to bottom. Their specialty cocktails and craft beers are great compliments to any special occasion and can be custom tailored for your event by their in-house mixologists. They even offer catering options, from light hors d'oeuvres to full menu options. Plus, they work with a variety of budgets so you won't have to worry about breaking the bank. Their other event services include the following:
Located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, this building was originally built in 1922. When the new owners found it, they saw immediate character. As they pulled away old sheetrock and insulation, they found beautiful brick walls and windows that had been covered for decades. Their vision became to create a space that had a synergy with the historic business neighborhood, while adding some comfortable, yet stylish, elements. Even the design of drink menus, décor, and appeal have all been centered around the name.
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.