As Raleigh's premier venue known for it's stunning ambiance and unmatched service, 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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“We couldn’t have imagined a better venue or team to work with for our wedding. Everyone at The Maxwell went above and beyond to help us make our day a success. Immediately after we first toured the venue we knew we wanted to get married here. We can’t say enough great things about it and would highly recommend the venue and team to anyone looking to get married in the area!”

taylor & payton
may 2023

“We had the most amazing wedding day and experience with The Maxwell. The employees are all so friendly and accommodating. From our initial viewing of the venue I could tell they were super organized. Dreams do come true and The Maxwell is here to see to it! Thank you to The Maxwell team you guys are amazing!”

joanna & zack
 september 2023

“The Maxwell was hands down the best wedding venue for our special day. It met every single one of our needs and our wedding was incredibly organized and well planned out. The Maxwell has everything you could possible need/want for your wedding. The space offers multiple possibilities for ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, etc. The staff on site is INCREDIBLE! We certainly hit the jackpot. 10/10!!! ”

janelle & caleb
 december 2023

“We could not recommend the venue more! From the beginning, the staff was wonderful to work with. I had multiple questions throughout the process and they always worked with us for a solution. Sometimes you fear always hearing "no" to ideas but that was not the case. The venue itself is beautiful and we were able to make it our own. We got so many compliments on the space and were glad to be able to do everything (ceremony + reception) in one spot. Overall, I highly recommend checking out The Maxwell!”

nicole & Erik
may 2023

“The Maxwell is such a beautiful venue! We hosted our pre-wedding event there, and the team helped us execute such an incredible evening! There was not a single moment where we felt worried or concerned with how their services were going, thanks to their wonderful team! We had an absolute blast kicking off our pre-wedding event at The Maxwell, and we couldn't have imagined a better way to celebrate.”

sanda & alan
November 2023

“We absolutely loved having our ceremony and reception at The Maxwell. Super beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, excellent staff, and great vendor relationships that made for smooth planning and day-of coordination. Important reasons we went with them: indoor ceremony AND reception spaces, great getting ready room for the ladies, and excellent bar packages. And of course, the beautiful white background that served as a blank canvas for our vision. Highly recommend The Maxwell!”

emily  & alex
June 2023