The Matthews House

317 W Chatham St, Cary, NC 27511 Map · Phone number
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About The Matthews House

The Matthews House is a unique wedding venue in Cary, North Carolina. It offers a Greek revival mansion, manicured grounds, and a luxurious ballroom for any size wedding. This estate is nestled in a cozy corner of downtown Cary. It is a central location for couples in the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill’s Triangle area in North Carolina. This intimate wedding venue provides Southern elegance as well as urban versatility. You and your guests will have the opportunity to meander the mansion with a cocktail, play yard games by the fountain, or dance under the string lights covering the patio. Walk down the aisle in their beautiful ballroom or exchange vows in front of their landscaped arbor. Book The Matthews House now for an unforgettable wedding affair.

Facilities and Capacity
This mansion offers two event spaces for you and up to 160 guests to use. Hold your ceremony outside in their garden and dance the night away in their grand ballroom. With every rental, you and your guests will have exclusive use of the House, Grounds, and Ballroom on your special day.

Services Offered
The Matthews House and their staff offer flexibility when planning your dream wedding. You will get the opportunity to work with an Event Director who will oversee the event. They offer a range of packages to suit your needs with outdoor and indoor options for your ceremony and reception. For you and your bridal party, they have a bridal suite and dressing areas to use beforehand. Their team will do whatever they can to bring your wedding visions to life. They are available for these other services including:

  • Accommodations for you and your guests to enjoy
  • One hour of rehearsal time
  • Use of the property for bridal portraits
  • Setup and clean up
  • Event planning with their experienced team of coordinators
  • Event rentals including garden chairs for your outdoor ceremony, ballroom chairs for your reception, tables, and more
  • Availability to work with outside vendors
  • Wireless internet for you and your guests to use to document the affair
  • Ample parking for guests
  • Wheelchair access available
  • Liability insurance

    Cuisine
    For your luxurious dining experience at The Matthews House, you can bring in your favorite, pre-approved caterer. Or you can use their in-house option, Southern Harvest Catering. This catering company has teamed up with the venue to provide you and your guests with fresh, seasonal, Southern-inspired cuisine. They also offer a full-service cocktail reception, full-service buffets, a range of food stations, and more.
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Cocktail hour and late night conversations under our bistro lights!
Cocktail hour and late night conversations under our bistro lights!
mhkurthilton16
The Matthews House
Reception area
Reception area
Wedding ceremony
Wedding ceremony
Reception room
Reception room
Couple photo
Couple photo
Table setting
Table setting
Couple photo outside the house
Couple photo outside the house
Wedding celebration
Wedding celebration
Reception at the backyard
Reception at the backyard
Classy designs
Classy designs
White setting
White setting
Lush gardens and intimate spots for your guests!
Lush gardens and intimate spots for your guests!
Dress up our lush green arch however you like!
Dress up our lush green arch however you like!
Parlor inside the 100+ year old house. A perfect spot for conversation!
Parlor inside the 100+ year old house. A perfect spot for conversation!
Have someone play our grand piano as your guests arrive!
Have someone play our grand piano as your guests arrive!
Modern ballroom to meet all your needs.
Modern ballroom to meet all your needs.
Dining room in the 100+ year old house. A perfect place to display appetizers during cocktail hour.
Dining room in the 100+ year old house. A perfect place to display appetizers during cocktail hour.
Cocktail hour and late night conversations under our bistro lights!
Cocktail hour and late night conversations under our bistro lights!
mhkurthilton16
The Matthews House
Reception area
Reception area

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72 Reviews for The Matthews House

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.5

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    Candace Wright · Married on 05/09/2020

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    Love this venue

    This is the least expensive venue and is local to most guests and bride/groom! Love working with Sarah!

    Sent on 12/17/2019
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    Christy · Married on 04/27/2019

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    Wonderful all around

    Sarah and her team were very responsive, accommodating and helpful. Any advice or questions were handled expertly. All vendors are optional except alcohol. The day went perfectly and I would recommend them to anyone.

    Sent on 06/18/2019
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    Jian · Married on 10/27/2018

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
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    Beautiful venue

    The Matthew's House is a perfect place to host your wedding. We looked at several venues but The Matthew's House stood out among them. My guests were talking about how gorgeous the place was. I also love that there are bridal and groom suites where you can get ready and just relax before the ceremony. The ballroom is a perfect size for my 93 guests and a dance floor. The owners, Sarah and her husband, are very warm and welcoming. My coordinator, Heather, is very sweet and professional. She was very patient with me and she did an awesome job with her team in making sure my wedding goes smoothly. My husband and I are so happy we picked this place!

    Sent on 11/13/2018

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
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The Matthews House Pricing

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The Matthews House FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Historic Building
    Mansion
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access

Professional Network & Endorsements

13 Endorsements

  • POUR Bar Services Wedding Caterers

    Downtown Cary, charming and flexible venue space. Plenty of parking and wonderful catering kitchen makes the Matthews House a perfect fit! They have a built-in patio bar for your cocktail hour!

  • Fancy This Photography Wedding Photographers

    The Matthews House has been one of my favorite venues to photograph. Not only are their grounds beautiful, they have the best staff any vendor could ever ask for. They were prompt, willing to help, and just a great time to be around. They have always gone above and beyond for my clients and have really become a staple in the Cary, NC area. LOVE this venue!

  • Visual Rituals Wedding Photographers

    The Matthews House is a beautiful venue in the heart of Cary. The bridal suite, grounds, and reception space are all well maintained and enjoyable to photograph. It's a perfect spot for any season as it is lovely inside and out making it nice backdrop for any wedding.

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  • 317 W Chatham St, same Cary, NC, 27511 See on map
    9194671944 (Phone number)
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