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.
  • Asian-owned
  • Woman-owned
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Cocktail hour and late night conversations under our bistro lights!
Cocktail hour and late night conversations under our bistro lights!
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The Matthews House
Ballroom
Ballroom
Ballroom
Ballroom
Ballroom
Ballroom
Ballroom
Ballroom
Intimate Wedding in the House
Intimate Wedding in the House
Reception on our Patio
Reception on our Patio
Staircase in the House
Staircase in the House
Library / Getting Ready Space
Library / Getting Ready Space
Hair and Makeup Space
Hair and Makeup Space
Wedding Suite / Getting Ready
Wedding Suite / Getting Ready
Ceremony Garden
Ceremony Garden
Wedding ceremony
Wedding ceremony
Couple photo
Couple photo
Couple photo outside the house
Couple photo outside the house
Reception at the backyard
Reception at the backyard
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!
Cocktail hour and late night conversations under our bistro lights!
Cocktail hour and late night conversations under our bistro lights!
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75 Reviews for The Matthews House

Recommended by 93% of couples


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

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  • Jessica

    Jessica W. · Getting married on 05/05/2022

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing Venue

    Sarah was amazing to work with. We had to move our ceremony and reception due to Covid but still wanted to get married on our original date. Sarah allowed us to use the venue for our elopement which was extremely nice of her. She was very helpful when we moved our date as well as she sent a list of several dates the venue had opened so we could pick one. The venue itself is very beautiful.

    Sent on 10/08/2020

    The Matthews House's reply:

    Thanks Jessica for your kind words! It was an honor to witness both of your ceremonies! I wish you both the very best!
  • Emily

    Emily T. · Married on 05/07/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    A Dream Come True

    Our wedding experience was a rocky one, by once we met Sarah and booked The Matthew's House, it became much much more enjoyable. We lost our venue three months out from our date and I was scrambling to find a new place. Everywhere that I called was booked, but The Matthew's House wasn't!

    Sarah expertly added us in for a 100 person wedding that would use the entire property. Then COVID hit just two weeks later and that plan ended up falling apart. She was available anytime I had any questions and was instantly able to solve any problem that arose. The venue was absolutely gorgeous for my bridal portraits and we rearranged the plans for the ceremony right afterward.

    The day of the outdoor, 10-person ceremony, a massive thunderstorm opened up just minutes before the ceremony was about to begin. It sounds like something out of a soap opera. I was nervously pacing in the blue bridal room because I couldn't go downstairs to redirect the decor or anything, but the weather didn't even phase Sarah. My family was wowed by how she "worked magic" to transform the inside of the house into a stunning altar. When I walked downstairs and saw the place as I walked up the aisle, I felt so so so grateful to have her on our side.

    The cost of the venue worked really well with our tight budget too, which was a massive relief. We hadn't expected to pay for a new venue with just three months to go in our budget, but it ended up being the perfect place.

    The Matthew's House is a stunning venue and Sarah is the best coordinator a bride could hope to work with. Thank you to Sarah and her team, who made all our dreams come true after waiting a decade to get married!

    Sent on 07/24/2020

    The Matthews House's reply:

    Emily, you are the sweetest! I am so happy to have been a part of your day. I wish you all of the best.
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    Rachael · Married on 09/18/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Beautiful Vendor

    Sarah and her team were absolutely wonderful to work with! We changed venues at the last minute to accommodate for less people due to COVID. Sarah helped us plan the new event in a month. She was very responsive to all questions and met with us multiple times to make sure everyone was on the same page. Sarah and her team helped our wedding day go off perfectly. It was better than we could have imagined and they had a back up plan for any situation. To top it off they were very safe and had a great COVID procedure set up to keep vendors and guest safe!

    Sent on 09/29/2020

    The Matthews House's reply:

    Rachael, thank you so much for your kind words! It was such a pleasure working with you both and we wish you the best!!

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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
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 4500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3500
  • 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
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    160
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Garden
    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
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    July
    August

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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The Matthews House frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Matthews House?

The Matthews House includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of The Matthews House in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Matthews House for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Matthews House for wedding events?

The Matthews House offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Matthews House offer?

The Matthews House offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Matthews House offer for wedding events?

The Matthews House offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Accommodations
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Matthews House have available for wedding events?

The Matthews House offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Matthews House and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Matthews House is recommended by 93% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in flexibility, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.7 in value and 4.5 in average response time.