whY CHOOSE THE MAXWELL?
3500 sf Great Room
1900 sf Lounge
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
(6) 30" high top tables
(6) 8' banquet tables
(250) Diamond back chairs for indoor use
Inclusive bar packages with creative add-on options
15' Gas fireplace with reclaimed wood mantel
(2) Wooden mobile bars
Use of All-Seated program to create & envision a floor plan
Access to preferred vendor list
Spacious dressing suite with private bathroom, complimentary sparkling wine, and Keurig coffee
Catering prep room
Modern ceremony arch
Waived ceremony fee
1 hour ceremony rehearsal
Complimentary wedding planning guidelines & rental checklist
ADA accessibility + family bathroom with changing table
Onsite Venue Supervisor
We offer a list of exclusive caterers for you to choose from allowing you to create a menu specific to your preferences and budget. All caterers must be on our exclusive list. The Maxwell has an on-site warming kitchen with parking in the back of the building for trucks and utility vehicles. Drop and go catering is not permitted for weddings.
There is so much that happens behind the scenes to create the perfect wedding day! Due to the critical time schedule and multitude of important details that need to be managed on the day of an event, we do require that you hire a professional, licensed, and insured planner from our list. The planner coordinates all outside vendors, rental items, creates floor plans and timelines, assists in set up and break down of the room, handles any decor, room flips, ceremonies, etc. A planner IS one of the best investments you can make for your day!
The Maxwell will apply for an ABC liquor permit prior to opening and therefore all alcoholic beverages must be
purchased through The Maxwell as well as handled and served exclusively by The Maxwell bar staff. We offer a variety of packages and options to best fit your needs.
We understand there is much to be done that day! In order to allow ample time for set up, access to the venue is given at 11:00am. We have a large dressing suite available and included in our rental rate for you to get ready in. Depending on our event schedule, access the day prior may not be available.
You can party with us until 11:00pm! After that, you don't have to go home - but you can't stay here. Music must be finished and events must end by 11:00pm due to city noise ordinances. Vendors must be packed and loaded off premise by midnight.
The Maxwell offers ample parking on site for even the largest events! Shuttle buses and limousines may park on site during events as well. Being only a 4 mile ride from Downtown, we encourage guests to use Uber, Lyft or another taxi service.
For caterers and planners, you will need to use a vendor from our list. Lucky you- we've done all the homework for you already in order to provide this list of A-team vendors we're sure you'll love. We also offer a list of recommended florists, photographers, DJs, etc. although, you may hire any vendor you choose provided they submit appropriate insurance forms to The Maxwell.
You can absolutely hold a ceremony on site! We have a number of stunning indoor and outdoor settings for your ceremony. We do not charge an additional ceremony fee, however, please note that in order to keep our chairs clean and in great shape for all events, our chairs may not be used outdoors. For ceremony rehearsals, you'll have access the day prior depending on our event schedule.
The Maxwell was designed to be an adaptable setting, allowing our couples to design a wedding that is an expression of themselves. You can keep it simple or go all out! We provide the tables and chairs listed above as well as a ceremony arch outside. All candles must be enclosed in glass. Due to the extensive cleaning required we ask that no glitter or confetti is brought on site. We do not allow decorations to be taped, glued, or nailed to any wall.
Security personnel is included in our rate. And while not required, we can't stress the importance of purchasing your own event insurance policy. It's a small investment that covers you in a number of situations outside of your control and ours. Companies like Wedsure, WedSafe, and Progressive offer affordable policies.