As Raleigh's newest venue The Maxwell is a versatile and minimalist space for couples seeking sophisticated simplicity. We're located minutes away from downtown Raleigh's best hotels and amenities. From our serene outdoor patio to our striking Great Room featuring dramatic chandeliers and abundant natural light, The Maxwell is a timeless setting to celebrate with your loved ones. 

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We include key wedding amenities including onsite parking, outdoor string lights, a large lawn and patio, upgraded chairs, tables, wooden bars, dressing suite. Your investment includes thirteen hours of access to the property to allow ample time to get ready, set up, and take photos. 

The romantic atmosphere is enhanced by copper gas lanterns, a 15' fireplace, herringbone oak wood accent wall, white washed brick, abundant natural light, and soaring 18' ceilings. The venue's old world charm and modern designs create an inviting space with unlimited possibilities for your day. 

The Maxwell was thoughtfully designed to allow for the best possible flow for a wedding. With multiple spaces for ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception the venue perfectly houses all parts of your celebration.   

Service is our top priority. Our goal is that your experience is enjoyable from start to finish. We allow unlimited communication and visits to the property during your planning process. We also provide easy to use guides and check lists to help you with your plans.


We're located less than four miles from Downtown Raleigh with proximity to nearby hotels, restaurants, and activities for out of town guests to enjoy. Our 4.5 acre property is quietly tucked away at the end of a private street 

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Rain, shine, summer heat or winter chill - events at The Maxwell are covered. With dedicated (and temperature controlled) indoor spaces for ceremonies and cocktail hours you'll be stress free and your guests will be comfortable!


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Begin your day in our spacious dressing suite. Enjoy complimentary champagne and coffee while you relax with your closest family and friends before the excitement begins. Our suite features a private restroom, large vanity table, extra outlets, dress racks, and cozy seating. 

As guests arrive they are greeted by the warm glow of our French Quarter gas lanterns and welcomed in to your ceremony. A number of dreamy ceremony locations are available, including our lush lawn for those who want to wed outdoors or in front our 15' fire place in The Great Room.

After vows are exchanged and you head off to take pictures, guests proceed to the open air patio or the Lounge for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Our luxurious wooden bars may be set up outside or inside allowing guests to mingle under the string lights or in a temperature controlled space. 

When the reception begins, two sets of double doors open to the Great Room where guests are invited in for dinner. Dance the night away with your loved ones under the glimmer of our statement chandeliers. The room's versatility allows for endless design possibilities + accommodates up to 290.

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Rental rates allow for private access to the property and use of all our furniture and amenities. Rental rates are based on dates. Dates are subject to additional beverage minimums ranging from $3,000 - $5,000. 

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From the moment you walk through their doors you are surrounded by light and warmth! There is no better way to describe it other than this place is magical! It has a fabulous location, natural light, space, a gorgeous lawn, and most importantly a FLOW that makes sense for any event. We could not imagine a better place to get married and will forever cherish this special place.

Rachael s.

 It is a beautifully simple, yet very sophisticated space that allows you to create any vision of a fairytale. Our guests were all from out of state and we needed a venue with easy access to downtown Raleigh. Our guests were very appreciative of the short shuttle ride and the fact that the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all took place at the same location

michaela B.

The venue speaks for itself in it's beauty from the whitewashed brick, grand fireplace, and amazing lawn and greenery. Everything about our wedding day went perfectly and as the bride, I felt at ease and excited the entire day. I trusted the staff 100% to treat our guests with kindness and working with our amazing vendor team (that they recommended) they put on the best day possible. If I had to do it all over, I would choose them, no questions!

Mary Anna G.

From the initial inquiry to the actual wedding day, they have been on top of every detail. They walked alongside me during wedding planning. They were just overall an incredible team to work with and the venue was absolutely beautiful. I love the high ceilings, white walls, and modern looking brick on the outside!

janice y.

Everyone was so helpful during the entire planning process and made sure we were always taken care off. Their vendor list is great and we got so many compliments on every aspect of our wedding due to the thoughtful planning and organization that the staff had put together. Our vision and reception came together perfectly 

kennedy j.

From the moment we saw the venue we knew that this was our location. We cant begin to express our gratitude for everything that the team did to ensure that our day was truly unforgettable. We loved the fact that the interior was a blank canvas, which gives you the opportunity to design it as you see fit. From the beautiful outdoor patio to the brick fireplace there are various options to chose to have your ceremony. 

crister p.