With Southern charm and beautiful weather, it's no wonder that couples are choosing Raleigh, N.C., as the backdrop for their special day. Historic buildings and vintage architecture offer a different venue for a wedding that is uniquely Raleigh. If you’re looking for the spot for your big day, check out this list of beautiful venues.

Haywood Hall House and Gardens

A winner of WeddingWire's Couples' Choice Awards®, Haywood Hall is one of the oldest homes in Raleigh. Built in 1792, this venue features classic Southern architectural staples and is well-known in the community for being one of the best outdoor settings for a wedding. Photo courtesy of Chris Sturk

Haywood Hall House And Gardens

Merrimon-Wynne House

Located in the heart of Raleigh, the Merrimon-Wynne House was built in 1876 and has since been restored to its original grandeur. The expansive grounds are meticulously groomed and the home features white walls, original fireplaces and plenty of natural light, perfect for photos. For an indoor reception, take advantage of the newly-opened Carriage House. Photo via Merrimon-Wynne House

Merrimon-Wynne House

Highgrove

With natural beauty and a classic Southern look, Highgrove offers ideal settings for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. Located in Fuquay-Varina, this venue spans seven acres and features a great view of Lake Laurel. Photo via Highgrove

Highgrove

Prestonwood Country Club

Home to Cary’s championship golf course, Prestonwood Country Club boasts an immaculately-maintained rolling, green course that is a picturesque setting for an outdoor ceremony or reception. If you're looking to keep things indoors, the ballroom is the way to go (the grand staircase in the middle is a perfect way to make your big entrance). Photo via Prestonwood Country Club

Prestonwood Country Club

City Club Raleigh

Established in 1991 and located on the 28th and 29th floors of the Wells Fargo Building in downtown Raleigh, City Club Raleigh offers picturesque and breathtaking panoramic views of the skyline and surrounding areas. The Club has seven function spaces that can accommodate groups up to 350. Photo via City Club Raleigh

City Club Raleigh

Market Hall, A Historic Event Space

Market Hall is a historic multi-use space located in the center of City Market in downtown Raleigh. This unique and beautiful building has undergone several renovations and reinventions over the last 100 years and celebrated its centennial in Oct. 2014. The building's natural brick walls and high ceilings provide a blank canvas for brides to create a look all their own. Photo via Market Hall

Market Hall, A Historic Event Space

The Stockroom at 230

The Stockroom is located on Raleigh's bustling Fayetteville St. in the heart of downtown. Located on the second floor of the Carolina Trust Building. The Stockroom boasts more than 3,800 square feet of open event space, 13-foot ceilings and stunning views. The venue's metropolitan ambiance is created by floor-to-exposed brick walls, restored hardwood floors and architectural trusses. Photo (also header photo) via The Stockroom at 230

The Stockroom at 230

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