North Carolina Museum of Art




Crisp, modern white galleries, outdoor sculpture gardens, inventive cuisine, and attention to detail make the North Carolina Museum of Art the ideal location for your wedding. Enjoy award-winning architecture, beautifully manicured landscapes, and masterpieces of art. Turnkey service and amenities in a crisp, modern atmosphere for your special day make your event stand out as a matrimonial masterpiece! With a variety of event spaces to choose from, the exact wedding you’ve been dreaming of will come to life. Tie the knot in the Education Gardens where your guests will be surrounded by lush greenery as they watch you exchange vows. Next, enjoy dinner and dancing in the Blue Ridge Atrium. This space is the former Museum restaurant and overlooks rolling hills of the Museum Park. Perhaps you’ll want a larger reception area in the East Building Main Hall. This space is the former Egyptian Gallery and provides a stunning space with ambient light to set the tone for your special evening. Whichever space you choose, this venue will create an elegant backdrop for your new beginning.

Venue Style

Event Center, Museum/Gallery


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 130 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 300 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 4:00PM. Events must end by 10:30PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1,500 to $2,500 for a reception and includes 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony ranges from $0 to $4,300 with reception rental. Please note venue is not available on Sunday or Friday.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at North Carolina Museum of Art is estimated at between $11,228 and $22,455 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Dance floor
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 10:30PM