City of Raleigh Museum

220 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC
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 gallery, first floor main gallery, 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 museum can set the stage for an unforgettable event!

Package Pricing

Lobby Gallery Rental (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Attendees: 75 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 all event types
A.J. Fletcher Foundation Gallery Rental (Monday - Thursday)
Attendees: 150 max | $125 /hour
Pricing for all event types
Lobby Gallery Rental (Monday - Thursday)
Attendees: 75 max | $125 /hour
Pricing for all event types

Event Spaces

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


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!!

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