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. 

modern elegance meets classic luxury

weddings at the maxwell




intentional spaces

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 

weather plan

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!

Your day at TheMaxwell

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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what we offer

3500 sf Great Room

1900 sf Lounge

60 on-site parking spaces

Proximity to downtown Raleigh - only a 6 minute drive or Uber.

Use of the property and from 11:00 am 11:00pm (breakdown by midnight)

Temperature control in all indoor spaces 

Paved outdoor patio and grass lawn

Gas lanterns + market lights on patio

(20) 5' round tables

(8) 30" tables (high tops or bistros)

(8) 8' banquet tables

(2) 48" round tables

(250) Diamond back chairs for indoor use


Rental rates allow for thirteen hours of private access to the property and are reserved on a first come first served basis. Rental rates range from $5,000 to $8,500 depending on the date. Dates are subject to additional beverage minimums. 

wedding rentals begin at $5,000


15' Gas fireplace with reclaimed wood mantel

Spacious dressing suite with private bathroom, complimentary sparkling wine, and Keurig coffee

(2) Wooden mobile bars

(2) Easels

Use of All-Seated program to create & envision a floor plan

Access to our preferred vendor list

Indoor catering prep room

Indoor + outdoor ceremony spaces

Complimentary wedding planning guidelines & rental checklist

ADA accessibility + family bathroom with changing table

A variety of bar packages with creative add-on options to customize

all below amenities are included in your rental

it was the perfect modern, clean backdrop to compliment the decor we had. Our guests loved the indoor-outdoor options for our events. the staff was extremely helpful throughout the event and it was truly a seamless operation without any stress. - Jinal D.

They were in contact with us and helped us every step of the way through planning - from recommending vendors to accommodating a VIP drink list for our parents. The venue itself is everything we could have imagined and more - a timeless elegance. The outdoor area is private and gorgeous - perfect for an indoor/outdoor feel! We wish we could have all of our events at The Maxwell! - Samantha t.

  The Maxwell is truly the perfect place to get married to the love of your life. The space is gorgeous on its own but was designed in a way that you can transform it into any wedding fantasy you’ve ever had. There’s indoor and outdoor space so a ton of flexibility around how to set it all up!  - Gabriella R.

From the initial inquiry to the actual wedding day, they have been on top of their game, basically walking 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.

This Venue was everything and more! I couldn’t of asked for a better venue for my wedding. The staff is so professional. They make you feel so welcome and comfortable. I am still getting comments from my wedding guests about how much they loved the venue and the staff.
- Melode S.

 I loved the outdoor and indoor space as it was the perfect layout for pictures, guest to mingle, and space for guests to be distanced when needed. The outside landscaping is so beautiful that I did not need much decor and loved how elegant the inside is.. The day of my wedding went so smoothly! I truly enjoyed The Maxwell's help & hard work to make it such a beautiful day for us!  - patriekia w.