Beautiful Raleigh Wedding Venues You Must See


Choosing a Raleigh wedding venue can be a stressful decision. Twenty years ago, wedding venues weren’t that big of a deal. People decided to marry at their home, a park, or their church. Today, the possibilities are endless! But, first, you must determine what fits you and your fiancé. In this blog post, I’d like to highlight five wedding venues in Raleigh and the surrounding area that you just see.

The Victorian: Youngsville

The Victorian was built in the 1800s in downtown Youngsville. The charming town of Youngsville is just 20 miles up the road from Downtown Raleigh. Giuliana and Brian are the owners of this gorgeous, fully restored venue. I recently reached out to The Victorian, asking if they would like for me to add a quote to the blog. Here’s what Giuliana had to say.

“The Victorian is a wedding venue in Downtown Youngsville which is owned by two wedding photographers, so the space was created with photography in mind. All of the rooms inside have large windows with beautiful natural light flowing through + there’s ample areas outside for photo-ops. Our ceremony space is located beneath a gorgeous magnolia tree, giving off a garden-ceremony vibe, while our reception patio has plenty of space for up to 200 guests to enjoy their evening. We have done a lot of renovations since opening our venue in January 2020 and we have a few other plans we’re working on in the near future, including a pavilion! “

Giuliana Abate
Owner/Venue Manager | The Victorian: Youngsville
P: 919-453-7554 E:

The Corner & Meeting House

I moved to Wake Forest, NC, in June of 2000. As my family walked through downtown Wake Forest, we discovered this cute little ice cream shop, The Corner. As the years went by, I learned that The Corner was a famous spot in town, so I was so sad to hear when they closed its doors. I love a venue that has history, and this place has it! The Corner was built in 1893 and served as a medical office, drug, and general store. After the general store closed, The Corner became a law fraternity for Wake Forest College, a book store, and “The Corner Ice Cream Parlor.” After the ice cream shop closed its doors, it underwent a massive renovation that lasted a few years. Today it is known as The Corner and Meeting House.

I’ve had the privilege of working with the owner, Addison Harmen, a few times now. Here is a quote from her website.

“The Corner is deeply rooted in Wake Forest History and its historic charm provides an elegant backdrop to any and all celebrations.”

Addison Harmen
Owner/Venue Manager | The Corner & Meeting House
P: 919 608 6017 E:

All Saints Chapel

The stunning, historic All Saints Chapel was built in 1875 for the Church of the Good Shepherd on Hillsborough Street in Downtown Raleigh. In 2006 it was moved to the historic Oakwood area of Raleigh. The possibilities at All Saints Chapel are endless. Surrounded by beautiful oak trees, the chapel’s original architecture will welcome your guests to the all-in-one venue perfect for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.

“Tucked in the historic Oakwood neighborhood of downtown Raleigh, All Saints Chapel is an event venue that has welcomed the community through its arches for over a century. The city’s skyline begins to fade as the Chapel’s original Gothic Revival architecture, encompassed by broad oak trees, draws guests inside. Beyond the threshold, original heart pine wood beams and floorboards glimmer with light emanating from clerestory windows and two 19th-century stained glass masterpieces.”

All Saints Chapel Website
Natalie Cox
Venue Manager | All Saints Chapel
P: 919.459.3212 E:

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July 26, 2022