(Closed) At a Loss for a Raleigh/Durham Wedding

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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There are plenty of options for a beautiful small reception in the RDU area; and fall in NC is gorgeous!

So small wedding options to look into:

-Caffe Luna– probably THE most popular downtown location for a small wedding.  Great italian food, multiple size rooms avaliable, right in the heart of downtown Raleigh. This is likely your best bet!!

-Mateo’s- downtown Durham.  This is a really unique venue; spanish style tapas. They have a nice upstairs room thats good. 

-City of Raleigh Venues- all a la carte but a wide variety of affordable options. – http://www.raleighnc.gov/parks/content/PRecRecreation/Articles/RentalInformationUniqueVenues.html

-Durham Arts Council- very affordable facility; a la carte everything else.

-Second Empire (Raleigh)- More expensive, but absolutely beautiful place with top notch food and service. 

–Sitti (Raleigh)- this place has a GORGEOUS courtyard attached to the restaurant.  I have seen some truely beautiful ceremony receptions and ceremonies there!  They also have a private room.  

If you would like some more PM me your email and I can send you a massive list of large and small venues that I started working from.  


Good luck!!


  • This reply was modified 7 years, 4 months ago by laallyson.
Post # 3
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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LovingHouston:  I recommend checking out the following menus that I considered having our wedding in NC:

Cotton Room (packages start at $68)

Carolina Inn (packages start at $75)

Stockroom at 230 *bring your own caterer*

Post # 4
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Restaurant


The PP has some good recommendations.

 Our guests are staying at the Holiday Inn (old Clarion) in downtown Raleigh, and they have a shuttle.  It’s only like 15 minutes from the airport to Raleigh anyways though. 

Second Empire seems like a really cool place to have a small wedding reception. 

The Stockroom on Fayetteville St. downtown is also really cool.  It was my runner-up wedding venue!  They don’t do the food there, so I would recommend Rocky Top Catering – they are sooo good.


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