City of Raleigh Museum

220 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC
919-996-2220
Typically Responds within 24 hours
Capacity: 150 people

About City of Raleigh Museum

Located in the historic 1874 Briggs Building in the heart of downtown Raleigh, the City of Raleigh Museum’s lobby and main galleries, and lower-level classroom are available to rent for functions such as weddings, rehearsal dinners, cocktail parties, receptions, office parties, fundraisers, seminars and workshops. The museum galleries may be rented Monday - Sunday from 4 p.m. - 12 a.m. The classroom is available Monday - Sunday from 8 a.m. - 12 a.m. Contact us today for more information on how the City of Raleigh Museum can set the stage for an unforgettable event!

Event Pricing

Lobby Gallery Rental (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Attendees: 60 max | $600 - $1,000 /event
Pricing for all event types
A.J. Fletcher Foundation Gallery Rental (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Attendees: 150 max | $750 - $1,200 /event
Pricing for all event types
Woman's Club of Raleigh Classroom Rental
Attendees: 50 max | $75 /hour
Pricing for parties and meetings only
A.J. Fletcher Foundation Gallery Rental (Monday - Thursday)
Attendees: 150 max | $125 /hour
Pricing for all event types
Lobby Gallery Rental (Monday - Thursday)
Attendees: 60 max | $125 /hour
Pricing for all event types
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Availability

Last Updated: 6/25/2022

Event Spaces

Lobby Gallery
Lobby Gallery
A.J. Fletcher Foundation Gallery
A.J. Fletcher Foundation Gallery
Woman’s Club of Raleigh Classroom
Woman’s Club of Raleigh Classroom

Recommendations

Wonderful place for your next event - An Eventective User

We hosted my daughter's graduation party here. Lynda and company were great!

Management Response
Thank you for selecting us to host your daughter's graduation party. It was an amazing celebration for an amazing young lady!
Wonderful and Unique! - An Eventective User

We held an anniversary celebration/vow renewal here. I can’t recommend this place enough! Lynda and her staff were amazing to work with, the venue is wonderful, so beautiful at night with candles on the tables. We had 80 people at our event, they all loved it. Book this place, you won’t be sorry! Thank you!’

Management Response
Being the host venue for your vow renewal and anniversary celebration was an incredible honor!
Best place in Raleigh to have an event! - An Eventective User from Raleigh, NC

From the awesome location in the heart of downtown Raleigh, to the views inside of this spacious museum, you cannot go wrong. Ms. Lynda was very detail-oriented and super helpful bringing my dreams to life. People are still bragging and complimenting us about this party. My brother and I had a joint graduation celebration here. This place needs little to no decorations because the museum exhibits add a beautiful touch. The staff was super helpful throughout the night assisting us with our needs. I am already planning our next event here. I'd highly recommend!

Management Response
The City of Raleigh Museum was honored to host you and your brother's college graduation celebrations and bring your celebratory visions to reality. You both deserved a party that will be talked about for years to come! There is no greater honor than having repeat guests. I can't wait to help you plan your next celebration!
A hidden gem - An Eventective User from Raleigh, NC

I happened to discover the City of Raleigh Museum while doing a Google search for a venue for a private concert. How lucky I was! It is a lovely warm, artsy environment with very flexible space. Most importantly, Lynda, the leasing agent, and her staff are so very responsive, accommodating, efficient, and an overall pleasure to work with. I highly recommend this venue for your next event.

Management Response
The City of Raleigh Museum was happy to provide the vibe you were looking for to complement your folk concert and the after social for guests. I hope you will consider us again for future events you may host in Raleigh's downtown district!
Rehearsal Dinner CORM - An Eventective User from Raleigh NC

The CORM experience was FANTASTIC from beginning to end. We had a LARGE rehearsal dinner that included many out of towners. It totaled around 114 guests, which was about 10 more than we originally planned on. Lynda was with us from the beginning, keeping me on track with what I needed to complete, things to consider or decide from booking to the day of the party. She worked with our caterer for us on some of our set up times, etc. so that took the burden off us because we are not local. The flexibility the CORM offers cannot be beat compared to other sites. On the day of the event, Lynda and Kelly were with us EVERY STEP of the way to make sure we had everything we needed, and stayed with us all night. The best part, we got SO MANY COMPLIMENTS on how awesome the museum was and how great the party turned out. Time and again, since I have heard, this was the best party! I mean c'mon, its a MUSEUM! Can't get any better than that! We would not change a thing. I cannot brag on our experience enough. If you are on the fence about using the museum, don't be. It is an awesome place with wonderful possibilities and Lynda and her team will make it a great experience.

Management Response
What an awesome rehearsal dinner! It was the definitely the biggest one the City of Raleigh Museum has hosted to date. There was much love in the room. Thank you for letting us be a part of this happy celebration!
Amazing Wedding Reception Venue - An Eventective User from Raleigh, NC

I had the most amazing wedding reception at the City of Raleigh Museum! Lynda was extremely helpful in helping me plan and execute my dream event. We had 110 guests who all fit nicely in the center of the space with plenty of room for gift table, buffet, bar, and dancefloor. Lynda arranged the floor to allow our first dance to take place right in the center of our guests' tables. There was even private space downstairs to store belongings and leftovers before and after the event. Our guests loved this unique space and the ability to walk easily to their hotels and bars afterwards. I loved the inclusion of tables, chairs, setup, and breakdown all at a very reasonable price. I highly recommend the museum for formal events!

Management Response
We were honored to host your wedding reception and be a party of your wedding day festivities. I can't think of a higher compliment than knowing we helped bring your wedding reception vision to reality!
Great Rehearsal Party - An Eventective User

My husband and I had our rehearsal party at the City of Raleigh Museum, and it was a great experience! The staff are very easy to work with, and they made the logistics run fairly smoothly. Definitely would recommend :)

Management Response
It took us two years to make your rehearsal dinner a reality but we finally made it happen! Thanks for sticking with us through all the pandemic ups and downs. I'm glad the wait was worth it!
Thoughtful Venue Perfect For Any Event! - An Eventective User

The City of Raleigh Museum is the perfect venue for a wide variety of events. Not only because of its architecture and thoughtfully curated exhibits, but also because of its attentive rental team lead by Lynda Fuller. I recently hosted a work event in the space and it was a hit! From the minute guests are greeted by the sandwich board sitting out front with your custom message to enjoying the various spaces, our attendees felt welcome and in awe that such a cool gem is hidden in plain sight downtown. The venue's flexibility in accommodating our needs, to include allowing us to bring our own wine, is what convinced me to book the space and I am sure glad I did! All of our guests loved the privacy of the space along with its ties to Raleigh. 10/10-- thank you City of Raleigh Team!

Management Response
The City of Raleigh Museum was pleased to host your wine investment event. We hope we were able to facilitate the best outcome for your team and would be happy to do so again in the future!
Amazing Event Venue - An Eventective User

We had a 50th birthday event at the City of Raleigh Museum. It was a 1980's prom theme, and we could not have picked a better venue. A museum? You might think it's odd. But between the amazing space, the original wood floors, the multiple areas to set up and use, the access to the venue before the event and after, the location, it was perfect. And the price? The ability to use or not use caterers - we could have had a potluck! It saved us so much money. I will be back here if I ever have another event. A wedding? YES! A birthday party? Absolutely! A reunion - you bet! A corporate event - no brainer! Lynda and her team were beyond accommodating, friendly, professional, helpful. This is an easy decision - go look at the space and the value you're getting. I'm betting you decide to hold whatever event you're having here.

Management Response
Now that's the way to celebrate your 50th! Museum staff are still talking about how much fun they had assisting with your birthday party. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your milestone celebration!!
Best Place to have an event in Raleigh - An Eventective User from Clayton, NC

We had our parents farewell party here and it was great, The space was perfect, The staff especially Lynda Fuller was very helpful, polite and assisted as needed. They walked us through everything and helped us plan everything.

Management Response
We were honored to help you plan and carry off a traditional farewell party worthy of your parents. I know you will miss them tremendously.
Great Space for <100 People Events - An Eventective User from Apex, NC

Really good space with neat ambiance and downtown location. We've used this venue twice for work functions and the staff is always helpful and organized leading up to and day of the event. Recommend for sure!

Management Response
There is no higher honor than to have repeat customers!
Superb venue to host an event!! - An Eventective User

I had my girlfriend's 50th birthday party at the Museum. Lynda Fuller and her staff were beyond amazing! Very helpful and I would highly recommend the museum for hosting any type of event!

Management Response
Hats off to an amazing party to celebrate your girlfriend turning fabulous 50! If only we could all be so lucky! Thank you for allowing the City of Raleigh Museum to frame an unforgettable evening.
Great Place to have an event! - An Eventective User from Raleigh, NC

The City of Raleigh Museum was a big hit with our team! We had over 80 people in attendance and the space was more than enough. The museum staff was incredibly professional and responsive throughout the event. I recommend to anyone looking for a unique location for hosting an event to check out the City of Raleigh Museum.

Management Response
Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your holiday celebration! We hope you will consider us again when planning your next team's celebratory event!
Great Place to have an Event! - An Eventective User from Raleigh, NC

I couldn't be more pleased with choosing COR Museum for my department holiday party. The space was perfect and everyone truly loved the venue. Lynda was an absolute pleasure to work with. COR & Lynda get an A+ in my book. I would definitely use them for other private events.

Management Response
The City of Raleigh Museum was honored to host your company's holiday party. We're thrilled all enjoyed the warm, welcoming atmosphere the museum provides giving you the opportunity to relax and enjoy the holiday season with coworkers and family. Our best to you all for a healthy, successful 2022!
Perfect Party Location - An Eventective User from Raleigh, NC

I had a great experience booking my parents' 50th wedding anniversary party at the Museum. The space is beautiful, and the staff there are extremely helpful. It is well worth the cost (which by the way is significantly less than many of the surrounding restaurants/venues).

Management Response
Rare is the day when you can surprise your parents! Your surprise 50th anniversary party was one they will always remember! Good friends, good food, good times. Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of the celebration!
Excellent Place to have your Event!!! - An Eventective User

We had a 40 plus 1 Celebration and the Venue was a superb place for the event. Lynda worked with us throughout the entire process and the celebration was beautiful. The museum was the perfect space for the event. This will not be our last time using this venue for an event. Thanks so much!!!

Management Response
Third time reschedule was the charm! COVID was not going to stop your 40th birthday celebration even if we had to add a year! Thank you so much for sticking with the City of Raleigh Museum for Keith's 40th celebration. What an amazing party that was definitely well worth the wait! Can't wait to help you celebrate future milestones!
Virtual Wedding Bliss - An Eventective User from Raleigh, NC

Lynda is so amazing! I originally chose this location because it was the most affordable option for a fall wedding and reception. Due to the increase in case numbers we switched it to just a virtual wedding with 10 guests. Lynda was so hands on and helpful with this change and the vendors as well. The use of space and equipment made this entire process super easy! This was the only venue that came with an altar and day before usage! Thanks again Lynda for being so accommodating & reliable - you & your husband really helped make our wedding magical!

Management Response
Both of you proved that a virtual wedding doesn't mean you have to lose the intimacy and beauty of your wedding day! Flexibility is a trait that serves brides and grooms well during these crazy times. Bottom line is you had the wedding ceremony you envisioned even if it went through a couple of iterations!
Great Place for a birthday party! - An Eventective User

I highly recommend the City of Raleigh Mueseum for your event. I threw my husbands 50th birthday party. We had casino games, a bar, food, and a DJ. There was plenty of space! Lynda was so helpful through the event and the planning!

Management Response
What an awesome way to bring in your 50th! The museum rocked from the moment the DJ cranked up to last call! Loved every minute helping you plan your husband's milestone celebration. His speakeasy themed party will be talked about for years to come!
Perf Wedding Venue - An Eventective User from Raleigh, Nc

this was a great spot to have a wedding reception! Lynda was supportive through the entire process. We had lots of creative control of what the space would look like with decor. Guests were very impressed it was in the old Briggs Hardware. If you want to do something unique but tasteful, I couldn’t recommend more!

Management Response
Thank you so much for allowing the City of Raleigh Museum to be an integral part of your wedding day! One of the many benefits of hosting your reception here is that you can absolutely make it your own -- from the decorations that grace your tables, the food and drinks you provide guests, and the music you play to celebrate. Your reception definitely reflected the fun, free spirited couple you are and we wish you only the best for a lifetime filled with love and adventure!
Women's Club of Raleigh Classroom - a great meeting venue - An Eventective User from Jacksonville, NC

The Women's Club of Raleigh Classroom is a great space for a meeting. Our organization recently held a board meeting in this classroom. There were about 30 people in attendance and this room was quite capable of hosting a group that large. We chose to set the room up with rows of chairs and a head table, but the room could have easily accommodated enough tables and chairs to seat the entire group. Although steps from above in the museum galleries could be heard in the classroom, our meeting was not impeded or negatively impacted by those sounds. This venue offered a private space in a comfortable setting away from other visitors to the museum. There are restaurants close by for catering options and parking was within walking distance of the museum. I would recommend the classroom at the COR Museum for a great meeting space.

Management Response
Thank you for allowing us to host your Winter Board meeting in the Women's Club of Raleigh Classroom. This unique room offers a nice, intimate space to hold a meeting and provides multiple ways for setup. You also can't beat the downtown Raleigh location and the variety of restaurants within close walking distance if you prefer not to cater in or bring your own food. I hope you will consider holding another meeting here down the road.
Best Wedding Venue - An Eventective User from Apex, NC

We recently had our wedding at the City of Raleigh Museum and it was such a wonderful experience. The best part was Lynda! Lynda Fuller is the rental manager at the CoRM and she is just amazing. She was so helpful throughout the entire process and she was there the night of the wedding to make sure that everything went as planned and to make sure we had everything we needed. She was basically our day-of-coordinator. I really cannot say enough great things about Lynda as well as the rest of the staff there. When we were looking for a wedding venue, we wanted somewhere unique and somewhere that would let us do what we wanted as far as vendors, food, decorations, etc. and we found what we were looking for at the City of Raleigh Museum. We were able to choose what food we wanted, provide our own alcohol/bar, decorate how we wanted and they were overall a lot more flexible than other venues. Not to mention the price is incredible! We received so many compliments from our guests regarding how unique our venue was. It's also right downtown and our hotel was only a 5 minute walk away. That was really important since we had a lot of family and guests coming from out of town, and they were all able to stay in a nice hotel right by the museum so we could have a great time and they didn't have to worry about driving or parking. They were also able to go out before and after the wedding and explore downtown Raleigh. If you are looking for a laid-back and unique venue with great staff and amazing location, look no further than the City of Raleigh Museum!

Management Response
It was such a pleasure working with you both to bring your wedding day vision to reality. What an amazing circle of friends and family you have and they definitely helped celebrate your union with gusto! Your skeleton bride and groom centerpieces representing forever love will be forever remembered! Out of all the weddings we've had at the museum you two get top honor for perfecting the iconic dip picture. Thank you for allowing us to help celebrate your forever love!
Amazing place for a wedding - An Eventective User from Creedmoor, NC

Me and my wife recently had our wedding here and it was the most memorable day of our life. Lynda and the rest of the staff were so helpful on our big day. They made sure everything ran smoothly, they provided us with a photo booth and an amazing arch! If you want something different beautiful and unique you should book the city of Raleigh museum. We will never forget our big day after using this amazing venue!

Management Response
Thanks to you both for selecting the City of Raleigh Museum to host your wedding and reception. You had a clear vision for how you wanted your ceremony and reception to go and it was my privilege helping you make sure it happened! Shout out to Lateef for the killer dip of Miryea! You will never forget your wedding day and we will never forget such an awesome couple. Our best to you both!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! - An Eventective User from Fuquay-Varina, NC

My husband and I had our wedding ceremony at the COR museum and everything was perfect. I appreciated the professionalism and consistent communication leading up to the day and on the day of. Lynda (event manager) made sure everything was exactly how we wanted it to be and was such a pleasure to work with. Regarding the space, Lynda gave us ideas on how to transform the space and it came out just as envisioned. I was extremely satisfied with the end result. The COR Museum will be a place we keep in mind for any future events and a place we will absolutely recommend to others.

Management Response
It was such a pleasure working with you both to bring your wedding vision to reality! I'll always remember the mother/son dance. There wasn't a dry eye in the room! Thank you for selecting the City of Raleigh Museum to host your wedding and reception and being a part of your special day.
Unique Hidden Gem - An Eventective User from Raleigh, NC

City of Raleigh Museum (CORM) is a unique hidden gem for venue space in Downtown Raleigh. Included with the space is an event coordinator, Lynda Fuller and staff who provided exceptional service. We met with the coordinator multiple times prior to our wedding reception. The CORM team made the day seamless, completing setup, coordinating with vendors and assisting with event timing. The museum is decoration in itself and provided our guests unique browsing opportunities throughout the event. The only decoration we added were simple centerpieces. We held the wedding ceremony in the Lobby Gallery, then moved into the Foundation Gallery for cocktail hour and dinner while the CORM staff set up the Lobby Gallery for dancing. We were pleased to learn the CORM receives all the event funds and they were flexible regarding COVID-19 in the event we had to postpone or cancel.

Management Response
Thank you for allowing the City of Raleigh Museum to host your vow renewal and reception. We were honored to be the venue you selected to seal your love in front of family and friends. The reception was a blast and definitely matched your easy going, up for anything personalities! And best of all I got a new wine brand!
Great Place to Have a Gender Reveal Party! - An Eventective User

My daughter's gender reveal was held at the COR Museum. It turned out to be an excellent choice. I knew that I wanted to rent the venue as soon as I spoke with the rental manager, Lynda Fuller. Lynda was so kind and helpful throughout the entire process. She responded quickly and answered any questions that I had. The venue was unique. As the parents to be put it, " It's the perfect place to hold an event for two nerds". Everyone had a ball!! We elected to have Lynda and her staff setup and take down the tables. Guests who arrived a little early were encouraged to tour the museum. Adults loved it, kids love it. It was perfect for everyone. I will definitely recommend hosting your next event at the City of Raleigh Museum. Should I ever need to host an event in Raleigh, the COR Museum will be my first choice. Absolutely marvelous!!!

Management Response
Thank you so much Cassandra for allowing the City of Raleigh Museum to host Bria and Markell's gender reveal party. You were our first gender reveal and we hope you have blazed the path for others to follow. I'm so glad everyone enjoyed not only the party but the exhibits the museum offers on all things City of Raleigh. My best to your expanding family!
You NEED to have your event here! - An Eventective User

First off, Ms. Lynda is literally the most helpful, accommodating, and sweetest event coordinator I have ever met. She helped me pull off the most amazing surprise party for my mom. Not to mention the fact, she was on the phone with me multiple nights after 9pm helping me with every little detail! In a matter of months, she legit became apart of my family and after the event was over I realized I will truly miss her. If you are debating whether or not to have your event here...JUST DO IT! You won't regret it. Thank you Ms. Lynda and Chris/Staff. We love you guys! My mom will remember this experience forever and a day!

Management Response
Hosting your mom's surprise 60th birthday party was as much fun for us as it was for you and your siblings, Tiffany! It is rare when we can actually pull off a gotcha on our mothers! Helping you make sure you had all the details covered was a pleasure. Your mom's joy as she was treated like a queen will be fondly remembered!
Wonderful venue for our Welcome Party for our son's wedding weekend. - An Eventective User from Raleigh, NC

Lynda Fuller, take a bow! You are wonderful to work with and I miss you already. The space is fun and interesting for our out of town guests as they can see the history of Raleigh and learn more about our lovely city. The staff took care of the table set up and break down and was there to meet our caterers and other service providers. Just a fun and lovely evening for Christie and Trey.

Management Response
I thoroughly enjoyed working with you Claudia to finally bring Trey and Christie's welcome celebration to fruition. COVID-19 wasn't going to stop this party for a second time nor not being able to find a balloon vendor! Your final set up truly fit the personality of the happy couple and your family and guests rocked the night! What an awesome time for both families.
Great place to have a celebration of any kind! - An Eventective User

We had our 30th birthday party here and it was a blast! Lynda and the staff are absolutely wonderful! The space is so cool, interesting and fun! All of our guests loved it and so did we! If you’re looking for an affordable event space, this is the one! We were able to start bringing in items the day before and the entire day of the event which made set up a lot easier! Thank you COR Museum it was awesome! We will definitely be back!

Management Response
This is one celebration the City of Raleigh Museum will be talking about for years to come! Your throw back 90's theme party was spot on for two amazing young women celebrating their 30th milestone birthdays. I don't think I will ever be able to see a picture of Cher or Dolly Parton and not think of you two! We are truly honored to have made your memory book!
Highly Recommended - An Eventective User

Lynda is awesome! Very helpful in getting everything that you want accomplished. Even with last minute (week of) changes, she and the staff still got it done. Could not have asked fora better place to hold our reception. We’ll definitely be here again.

Charming & elegant venue for any event! - An Eventective User from Raleigh, NC

Our son's Rehearsal Dinner couldn't have been more elegant and charming! The City of Raleigh Museum is the perfect place to hold anything from a super casual to a very formal event. The space has a lovely ambiance with its hard plank flooring, high ceilings, and interesting exhibits. From the youngest (6) to the oldest (80-something), everyone loved the location, and we have received endless compliments on our choice of venue. The Museum staff could not have been more organized, helpful, and accommodating. Overall, it was a delightful experience.

We celebrated our son's 18th birthday here! - An Eventective User

We celebrated my son's 18th birthday at the museum and it was fantastic. Lynda and the staff at the museum went out of their way to ensure the celebration was a success. I absolutely loved the Downtown Raleigh location; which is in the heart of everything and the nostalgic feel of the museum. However, one thing I greatly appreciated was the fact that we could bring our own food. Many venues require rentals/food from their preferred vendors.

Great Place for Bridal Shower - An Eventective User

I had my bridal shower and rehearsal dinner at the museum and let me tell you it was AWESOME. The museum is spacious, historic, and it’s in a prime location with it being in downtown Raleigh. Lynda was great to work with and helped me every step of the way. I would recommend the museum to anyone and will hold future events here.

Excellent venue for special events - An Eventective User from Knoxville, Tennessee

Held my son's wedding rehearsal at the City of Raleigh Museum June 4th. This was an amazing place to host this event. The location, set up and staff was superb! I was impressed that Lynda Fuller stayed engaged from the early planning process to the evening of the event. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a great place for the dollar.

Rehearsal Dinner - An Eventective User from Raleigh, NC

We had our rehearsal dinner at the City of Raleigh Museum and it worked great! Lynda was wondergufl to work with and it's a very versatile space and very unique. It was also really nice that it was already right in downtown Raleigh that we could go out afterwards but there was still free parking in the evening! The space was great and we were able to play music and everything without a problem.

Great place to get MARRIED!!! - An Eventective User from Raleigh, NC

My wedding was absolutely amazing thanks to Lynda Fuller! From the first day I met her, I felt that she was equally excited about making my wedding day the most memorable day of my life! She was patient, kind, and very informative. She checked on me to throughout the weeks leading up to my wedding day, and on the stepped up to coordinate with all of my vendors so that I wouldn't have issues on the day of. We thoroughly went over all the ins and outs and she provided some excellent suggestions, that I truly appreciated. For the cost of the rental, you'd think that I broke the bank to have such a beautiful wedding, but that was not the case. The museum is beautifully decorated already, and amazingly priced. I would definitely recommend this venue for any event and more so recommend Lynda as a great event coordinator.

Perfect Rehearsal Dinner Spot! - An Eventective User from Ripon, WI

We held our sons Rehearsal Dinner at the City of Raleigh Museum with a catered dinner. It was absolutely a perfect spot to hold our event. We live in Wisconsin and had to do all the planning over the phone and through email. The contact at the museum, Lynda, was wonderful to work with. She answered all of my questions, got back to me immediately, and did everything she could to accommodate my wishes. The size and look of the space fit our needs perfectly. My son and his wife loved how it all turned out and all the guest commented on what a great venue it was. I would highly recommend this location for any event you are planning. Couldn't have been any better! Thank you so much to Lynda and the other museum stall who helped make our Rehearsal Dinner perfect!

So sad the event had to be canceled. - An Eventective User from Charleston, WV

We planned a Rehearsal PARTY with Lynda Fuller, COR Museum staff. She helped us every step of the way: to plan the event, find a caterer, rental companies, florists, providing media sources, etc. Then we had to cancel as NC banned large events because of Coronavirus. Because of military travel restrictions, the wedding was moved to Charleston, SC, in a much smaller wedding. We loved the Museum as a venue (even though we didn't actually get to experience it) and plan to be back. it is a unique venue; the staff are very accommodating with suggestions to make things better; all in all, a very pleasant experience of planning! I KNOW it would have been a wonderful party; will have to find another opportunity to use the Museum!

Amazing wedding Venue - An Eventective User from Rocky Mount , Nc

We had our wedding here yesterday and the staff has been incredible since day one. Everything went so smoothly and they made sure they were informed on how the flow and the set up of the wedding should be. We ordered some magnets of the building, they had in the gift shop as a souvenir, as wedding favors. Unfortunately, due to the corona virus we were not able to get them. But the staff went out of their way to find a local vendor that would make a magnet of the building for us to give to our guests. We ended up with this amazing carved wooden magnet. The City of Raleigh Museum staff did not have to go above and beyond for us when it came to those magnets.. but they chose to do so and in turn made something that could have been chaotic for us to find last minute a very simple solution. I recommend using this beautiful and unique venue to any bride and groom.. we will never forget this place and neither will our guests!

Great Place to have a Rehearsal Dinner! - An Eventective User from Cary, NC

We had our rehearsal dinner at COR Museum and they were great! Lynda was wonderful and had great suggestions that made it all easy. We catered the event and had around 50 people there with plenty of room to spare. I would certainly recommend this venue to anyone looking for an affordable solution to their wedding needs!!

Awesome venue and staff - An Eventective User from Apex, NC

We had our wedding and reception here and it was PERFECT! Lynda made sure everything went smoothly and was so helpful from planning beforehand to executing everything on the day of. Couldn't be happier with my decision to have my wedding here!

Best New Year’s Eve wedding! - An Eventective User

Where do I start!! This is one of Raleigh’s hidden jewels ! The staff was amazing from start to finish! Lynda and the CORE staff exceed my expectations! They made my wedding experience smooth . When I started this journey for a New Year’s Eve wedding, I wanted it to be simple but elegant! Lynda and her staff made sure they provided that.Even with all of festivities going on downtown they still managed to make my day a success! As for the building, not much was needed, the museum adds to any theme ! It’s just beautiful! Everything was beautiful! When my mom first walked in the museum she said “I don’t see it”. 1 hour later oh my this is beautiful! The location was perfect, the staff was amazing and I’m glad I decided to have my wedding there! Thanks CORE!!

Great Place for a company party! - An Eventective User from Apex, NC

The city of Raleigh Museum is a great venue for a company get together or party. The place is perfect for mingling, eating, and socializing. The exhibits are unique and provide a great alternative to just sitting at a table talking. We brought about 100 guests and there was plenty of room for more. The location is perfect for those that want to continue the party after your event is over, as there are plenty of other things to do downtown that are just a short walk away. The staff was wonderful at helping to plan and provided recommendations on setup as well as vendors for rentals if needed. I highly recommend hosting your next corporate event at the City of Raleigh Museum!

Amazing Wedding/Reception Venue - An Eventective User from Raleigh, NC

My husband and I recently got married and had our reception at the museum and it was AMAZING. Lynda and the staff were awesome and made our event perfect. Our guests had so much fun, there was something for them to look at and even learn about in every corner. There are new exhibits to explore as well as awesome hometown Raleigh history and memorabilia all over that made us feel at home and gave so many great talking points. The space is vast and so incredibly versatile that there are limitless possibilities for layout of tables, dancefloor, bar etc. Lynda helped us along the entire way planning but also gave us the freedom to decide what we felt was best for our event. Even though we didn't have a ceremony at the museum I could totally see how the space could easily be transformed quickly from ceremony to reception hall with ease. From the beautiful original hardwood floors and tall vaulted ceilings to the completely amazing staff, if you're looking for that place that has something extra, this is it!

Highly Recommended If You Want a Memorable Event - An Eventective User from Raleigh, NC

We recently held a professional networking event at the COR museum for about 70 people, complete with food and drinks. The space is historic, unique, and was a wonderful space for the event. The staff at the museum was extremely helpful and made it one of the easiest 'reservation' experiences I've had. The museum has everything you could need for a successful event. Set up and clean up was a breeze and we had numerous attendees comment on how great the space was for the event. Pricing was extremely reasonable as well for such an amazing space.

Perfect location for our event - An Eventective User

My husband and I had a delayed reception celebration with family after eloping this summer. It was perfect. Set up was simple and Lynda was amazingly helpful!

Great space, wonderful staff - An Eventective User

Held a wedding reception on Nov 11th at the museum for about 80 people. Space was perfect, staff was wonderful! Highly recommend!

Great venue for cocktail hour!! - An Eventective User from Raleigh , NC

Lynda was absolutely wonderful! Would highly recommend this hidden gem!

Unique event space in a great location! - An Eventective User

We hosted the cocktail hour for our wedding at the City of Raleigh Museum and loved everything about it! The location is wonderful right in the heart of downtown Raleigh. A lot of our guests came in from other states and loved the personal touch of us being able to share information about our city with them in this way. Lynda and the team at the museum were wonderful to work with - offering recommendations, being flexible with our needs & overall incredibly friendly! I’m going to have to start brainstorming reasons to rent this space again.

Excellent Holiday Party Venue - An Eventective User from Apex, NC

We had a group of about 60 people at City of Raleigh Museum for a company holiday party. The venue was excellent, perfect size for feeling spacious but also intimate. The set up of the museum naturally lent itself to various activities and the museum displays themselves acted as unobtrusive entertainment. Lynda was wonderful to work with, very thorough and helpful while planning. Our group raved about the venue and the party overall. Would highly recommend!!

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Venue Types
Amenities
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 150
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 3