So you can have the most magical day possible, we have selected and reviewed many different wedding venues. Though we have a long list of places that we enjoy, we would like to give you our Top 5 venues. These have been selected based on several different factors.
Our first standard we judge on is whether or not the venue in question is open to all types of vendors. The first thing wedding venues like to have a say in is who the catering company is. Most of them try to force you to choose from a select few venders who they have arrangements with- undermining the soon to be wed couple’s wishes. Our top 5 wedding venues in the Raleigh area allow the bride to have control over who she deems fit to cater and vend at her wedding.
The second standard is the appearance of the venue. A wedding is supposed to be the most joyous occasion for the two people. What better way to set the tone for the wedding than to provide a beautiful setting?
Our next standard is the back facilities. To provide excellent service to ensure a wonderful reception, most vendors enjoy having plenty of space to prepare the arrangements. Based on our experience, the venues in the Wake Forest and Raleigh area who made the top 5 were gracious with room to let us do our job as well as possible.
Finally, the professionalism of the venue’s staff is the last, but not least, characteristic that we wish to notice. If the wedding is to go off without any issues, the staff either makes or breaks the experience. In our top 5, we have selected wedding venues who have the kindest, most accommodating, and professional staff.
These are the points that we like to highlight as essential for the catering needs of the wedding reception and these are the venues in which we have confidence.
In Angier, just south of Raleigh, Barclay Villa is a magical place “Where memories are made.” The Villa is and old castle-style building with modern amenities. Rich in its own history, the Barclay Villa is waiting for you to make your own history.
All Saints Chapel
Nestled in downtown Raleigh, this quaint old chapel has been moved and restored by Empire Properties. With a rustic interior lit by beautiful stained glass windows, All Saints Chapel is the perfect venue for smaller weddings and receptions.
The Event Gallery at the Cotton Company
With old-timey brick walls and great windows overlooking downtown Wake Forest, the Event Gallery at the Cotton Company is a piece of the past in an up and coming town. The spacious nature of this venue is ideal for wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions.
River Ridge Golf Club
Set in the heart of North Carolina’s Triangle, River Ridge is built on over 100 acres with an outdoor pavilion and indoor ballroom. This elegant venue provides top service so you don’t have to sweat the details.
In historic Raleigh, on Hillsborough Street, stands The Royal. Home to many different shops and stores, the Royal has a banquet hall with floor to ceiling windows, beautiful art, and ornate mirrors that lightens up the spacious hall. The floor is carpeted with a hardwood dance floor, perfect for wedding parties.
Other than these top 5 venues that we have selected, there are plenty more perfect locations for you. The people with the most expertise in venues are the vendors you will be working with. The Raleigh Wedding Group [http://www.raleighweddinggroup.com] is the perfect place to start if you are not sure about which vendors you would like to use. Ask any of the vendors and they can willingly give recommendations and critiques of any venue that they have worked.