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Haywood Hall Museum House & Gardens

Raleigh , NC
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211 New Bern Place
Raleigh, NC 27601 US (map)

PHONE

919-832-8357

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Haywood Hall Museum House & Gardens offers a wedding and/or reception venue with historic character and classic Southern charm. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, we... Read more
Haywood Hall Museum House & Gardens offers a wedding and/or reception venue with historic character and classic Southern charm. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, we can accommodate outdoor weddings for up to 150 people.

Our rate for weddings and/or receptions is $1,950. That rate provides access to the gardens all day and to the the house for eight hours. Set-up and clean-up times are included within those eight hours.

We are also available for rehearsal dinners, bridal luncheons, bridal showers, bridal portrait sessions, and other events. For more information, please contact the resident manager at 919-832-8357 or haywoodhall@bellsouth.net. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
4
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Describe your venue:
Historic, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Rustic, Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
What event services do you offer?
Outside Vendors OK

REVIEWS

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Karin
Wedding:
9/6/2014
4.6/5.0
Greg (runs the house) was very helpful in the beginning - turns out it was the perfect place for our fairy whimsical wedding. Our family, friends and guest all loved the ceremony on the front stairs as well as the gorgeous grounds all around the wedding. Affordable and yet priceless. Great wedding photo opps all over :). Thank you so much!!!!
Greg (runs the house) was very helpful in the beginning - turns out it was the perfect place for our fairy whimsical Read more...
Greg (runs the house) was very helpful in the beginning - turns out it was the perfect place for our fairy whimsical wedding. Our family, friends and guest all loved the ceremony on the front stairs as well as the gorgeous grounds all around the wedding. Affordable and yet priceless. Great wedding photo opps all over :). Thank you so much!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Greg is great and I had so many compliments on the venue :)
Greg is great and I had so many compliments on the venue :)
Greg is great and I had so many compliments on the venue :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Haywood Hall has so much charm, I immediately knew we had to get married there! The location also sold me... it is downtown, right near the capitol (so make sure to take some pictures there!). We used it as our ceremony and reception venue, which helps with costs. It's such a beautiful house inside and outside. I loved getting ready upstairs while seeing all of the guests arrive for our wedding through the windows :) We had the reception outside in the garden area, but we made sure guests visited the inside of the house (since it's a museum)... we had a fruit and cheese station inside, as well as a place for the guest book and gifts. They have recently installed more lighting outside which makes it look even more beautiful at night! It is very do it yourself, so be prepared to spend $$$ on rentals and lots of time deciding everything else.
Haywood Hall has so much charm, I immediately knew we had to get married there! The location also sold me... it is Read more...
Haywood Hall has so much charm, I immediately knew we had to get married there! The location also sold me... it is downtown, right near the capitol (so make sure to take some pictures there!). We used it as our ceremony and reception venue, which helps with costs. It's such a beautiful house inside and outside. I loved getting ready upstairs while seeing all of the guests arrive for our wedding through the windows :) We had the reception outside in the garden area, but we made sure guests visited the inside of the house (since it's a museum)... we had a fruit and cheese station inside, as well as a place for the guest book and gifts. They have recently installed more lighting outside which makes it look even more beautiful at night! It is very do it yourself, so be prepared to spend $$$ on rentals and lots of time deciding everything else. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/9/2013
4.8/5.0
It was such a delight to have our wedding and reception at Haywood Hall! The grounds are well kept and beautiful. Greg, the house manager, is incredibly great to work with. He was always available to answer any questions and provide advice from the get-go. He emailed me pictures of weddings they've had at Haywood around the same time of year as mine, so I knew what to expect with the changing of the leaves in the Fall. One regret I have, was not having enough lighting in the gardens so my guests could see once the sun went down. We had our tent very well lit, but not enough lighting outside of it. We also had to do our rehearsal in the dark because Greg could not be there to keep the lights on infront of the house, so that was very difficult. Regardless, Haywood Hall is a great venue to have a wedding, reception, or party. I will always recommend it to anyone!!
It was such a delight to have our wedding and reception at Haywood Hall! The grounds are well kept and beautiful. Greg, Read more...
It was such a delight to have our wedding and reception at Haywood Hall! The grounds are well kept and beautiful. Greg, the house manager, is incredibly great to work with. He was always available to answer any questions and provide advice from the get-go. He emailed me pictures of weddings they've had at Haywood around the same time of year as mine, so I knew what to expect with the changing of the leaves in the Fall. One regret I have, was not having enough lighting in the gardens so my guests could see once the sun went down. We had our tent very well lit, but not enough lighting outside of it. We also had to do our rehearsal in the dark because Greg could not be there to keep the lights on infront of the house, so that was very difficult. Regardless, Haywood Hall is a great venue to have a wedding, reception, or party. I will always recommend it to anyone!! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our September wedding at Haywood Hall, and it was such a wonderful experience! Our wedding had only 50 guests, so the venue was intimate and the perfect place. My husband and I loved that we could pick our own caterer and bring our own alcohol.

Greg, the site manager, bent over backwards to assist with the wedding. He was very responsive and flexible. Overall, the experience was great and I'd recommend Haywood Hall as a wedding venue to anyone looking for a cozy, outdoor wedding!
We had our September wedding at Haywood Hall, and it was such a wonderful experience! Our wedding had only 50 guests, so Read more...
We had our September wedding at Haywood Hall, and it was such a wonderful experience! Our wedding had only 50 guests, so the venue was intimate and the perfect place. My husband and I loved that we could pick our own caterer and bring our own alcohol.

Greg, the site manager, bent over backwards to assist with the wedding. He was very responsive and flexible. Overall, the experience was great and I'd recommend Haywood Hall as a wedding venue to anyone looking for a cozy, outdoor wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.3/5.0
Beautiful historic home right on the edge of downtown Raleigh. I wanted my friends and family from all over the country to be right in the heart of my hometown and I got what I wanted! The site manager is super friendly (SUPER friendly... he will absolutely talk your ear off) but was very laid back so we got to do pretty much whatever we wanted. Our wedding was extremely low-key and we barely needed any decorations because the grounds are stunning. I would absolutely do it again - but I would rent fans! It got HOT outside!
Beautiful historic home right on the edge of downtown Raleigh. I wanted my friends and family from all over the country to Read more...
Beautiful historic home right on the edge of downtown Raleigh. I wanted my friends and family from all over the country to be right in the heart of my hometown and I got what I wanted! The site manager is super friendly (SUPER friendly... he will absolutely talk your ear off) but was very laid back so we got to do pretty much whatever we wanted. Our wedding was extremely low-key and we barely needed any decorations because the grounds are stunning. I would absolutely do it again - but I would rent fans! It got HOT outside! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/27/2012
4.6/5.0
Loved Haywood Hall as our ceremony/reception site! One downside I would give this place is that it does not have much of a space for rain. We thought we had a plan for our wedding of 110 people, but if we had had the ceremony under the tent (the same area as our reception site) it would have been a tight fit. The cost of Haywood Hall can add up fast since we had to rent several tents (for fear of rain that day) all of our chairs, tables, linens etc. We also had to make sure it was all cleaned up ourselves...when you rent here mostly all you get it the space, nothing comes with it. I hired a coordinator for the day of who set things up for me and cleaned up that night, so that made it easier. You can hire anyone you want as a caterer so that offset some cost and you can bring your own alcohol, so that helped justify the price as well. It would have been even easier to do the reception at a place that did full service catering, but I feel like a lot of the charm of the house was worth the work involved. Also, Greg was so so great to work with. He really loves what he does at Haywood Hall and always happy to answer emails, lets you visit and check out the space and even will give tips of his own as he has seen lots of weddings done at this venue. Some things are a little odd-our receipt for the balance paid was just a letterhead with a handwritten letter that said we were paid plus a follow-up email that could be used as our receipt, didn’t look very official, but since there were no problems it never became an issue. Greg even called a few days before the wedding when it looked as if it may rain to make sure that I had a rain plan that worked. He was able to recommend what tents I should get and even was willing to call the company himself to make sure I got what I needed. He even let us come by the day after the wedding to get our leftover cake!! I would recommend this place for sure if you are willing to spend some money on rentals. they do book fast!
Loved Haywood Hall as our ceremony/reception site! One downside I would give this place is that it does not have much of a Read more...
Loved Haywood Hall as our ceremony/reception site! One downside I would give this place is that it does not have much of a space for rain. We thought we had a plan for our wedding of 110 people, but if we had had the ceremony under the tent (the same area as our reception site) it would have been a tight fit. The cost of Haywood Hall can add up fast since we had to rent several tents (for fear of rain that day) all of our chairs, tables, linens etc. We also had to make sure it was all cleaned up ourselves...when you rent here mostly all you get it the space, nothing comes with it. I hired a coordinator for the day of who set things up for me and cleaned up that night, so that made it easier. You can hire anyone you want as a caterer so that offset some cost and you can bring your own alcohol, so that helped justify the price as well. It would have been even easier to do the reception at a place that did full service catering, but I feel like a lot of the charm of the house was worth the work involved. Also, Greg was so so great to work with. He really loves what he does at Haywood Hall and always happy to answer emails, lets you visit and check out the space and even will give tips of his own as he has seen lots of weddings done at this venue. Some things are a little odd-our receipt for the balance paid was just a letterhead with a handwritten letter that said we were paid plus a follow-up email that could be used as our receipt, didn’t look very official, but since there were no problems it never became an issue. Greg even called a few days before the wedding when it looked as if it may rain to make sure that I had a rain plan that worked. He was able to recommend what tents I should get and even was willing to call the company himself to make sure I got what I needed. He even let us come by the day after the wedding to get our leftover cake!! I would recommend this place for sure if you are willing to spend some money on rentals. they do book fast! Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Greg, the Hall Manager,bent over backwards to assist with my wedding. I visited the hall probably 30 times in the last year and he was there everytime. He sent me emails and even called a vendor for me. I had a great experience largely because of him.

As for the hall---simply amazing. It is very well kept and cozy.
Greg, the Hall Manager,bent over backwards to assist with my wedding. I visited the hall probably 30 times in the last Read more...
Greg, the Hall Manager,bent over backwards to assist with my wedding. I visited the hall probably 30 times in the last year and he was there everytime. He sent me emails and even called a vendor for me. I had a great experience largely because of him.

As for the hall---simply amazing. It is very well kept and cozy. Read less
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webster7
Wedding:
4/29/2012
4.0/5.0
Lovely place, hidden gem in downtown Raleigh, on a cul-de-sac with beautiful private garden. Inside is interesting, but I wouldn't want to have an indoor wedding there...a bit gloomy. Outside is peaceful and naturally beautiful.

They are seriously low-tech there. Couldn't get an electronic version of the contract, wouldn't accept scanned images, barely used email, wanted only cash because they couldn't process credit cards and even checks gave them heartburn. They even warned us that the power may go out if the DJ drains too much (Hello, it's no longer 1992!)

Their charges for a dinner party are minimal, but when they hear it's a wedding, cha-ching! Get ready to spend 4 times as much. They book up quickly on Saturdays, so book early. Be prepared to spend a fortune on rentals. We had to rent several tents, chairs, tables, linens, dishes, silverware, lights, mugs, coffee maker, serving dishes, tongs, barware, wine glasses, oven, fryer, and on and on. They have absolutely nothing there already. It's not like a catering hall. You're basically renting a lawn and a bathroom.

Getting ready inside the house was awkward. They have almost no 3-prong electrical outlets, the upstairs is hot and stuffy, they don't allow food or liquids upstairs. We got ready in the parlor downstairs, which was OK, but there was only one mirror. There is also no way to easily get from the inside/back of the house to the front center aisle for the ceremony without driving around the block. There should be some sort of pathway to make it easier to arrive unseen.

The front yard makes a pretty ceremony setting, but your guests will have to walk through grass and uneven mulch to get to their seats. The giant trees are beautiful and block direct sun quite nicely. The garden is a nice setting for the reception. The brick area is used for the tent and dance floor. The lights on the gazebo are a nice touch. Has a genuine nice Southern feel to it.

The caretaker seemed a bit rigid. We couldn't enter the house on our wedding day until 2 hours before the ceremony (no clue why). He was supposed to provide tours of the house, but didn't do so. The music had to be completely off at 11pm.

Overall, it was lovely, but an expensive headache to coordinate. They don't make anything easy for you. They don't even have a plan of the rental area, or a map for parking, either.
Lovely place, hidden gem in downtown Raleigh, on a cul-de-sac with beautiful private garden. Inside is interesting, but I Read more...
Lovely place, hidden gem in downtown Raleigh, on a cul-de-sac with beautiful private garden. Inside is interesting, but I wouldn't want to have an indoor wedding there...a bit gloomy. Outside is peaceful and naturally beautiful.

They are seriously low-tech there. Couldn't get an electronic version of the contract, wouldn't accept scanned images, barely used email, wanted only cash because they couldn't process credit cards and even checks gave them heartburn. They even warned us that the power may go out if the DJ drains too much (Hello, it's no longer 1992!)

Their charges for a dinner party are minimal, but when they hear it's a wedding, cha-ching! Get ready to spend 4 times as much. They book up quickly on Saturdays, so book early. Be prepared to spend a fortune on rentals. We had to rent several tents, chairs, tables, linens, dishes, silverware, lights, mugs, coffee maker, serving dishes, tongs, barware, wine glasses, oven, fryer, and on and on. They have absolutely nothing there already. It's not like a catering hall. You're basically renting a lawn and a bathroom.

Getting ready inside the house was awkward. They have almost no 3-prong electrical outlets, the upstairs is hot and stuffy, they don't allow food or liquids upstairs. We got ready in the parlor downstairs, which was OK, but there was only one mirror. There is also no way to easily get from the inside/back of the house to the front center aisle for the ceremony without driving around the block. There should be some sort of pathway to make it easier to arrive unseen.

The front yard makes a pretty ceremony setting, but your guests will have to walk through grass and uneven mulch to get to their seats. The giant trees are beautiful and block direct sun quite nicely. The garden is a nice setting for the reception. The brick area is used for the tent and dance floor. The lights on the gazebo are a nice touch. Has a genuine nice Southern feel to it.

The caretaker seemed a bit rigid. We couldn't enter the house on our wedding day until 2 hours before the ceremony (no clue why). He was supposed to provide tours of the house, but didn't do so. The music had to be completely off at 11pm.

Overall, it was lovely, but an expensive headache to coordinate. They don't make anything easy for you. They don't even have a plan of the rental area, or a map for parking, either. Read less
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Haywood Hall Museum House & Gardens responded with the following comments:

I just noticed alot of reviews for us on wedding wire and all have been very kind, I just wanted to clear up a few a few misunderstandings with this review. This wedding turned out to be a very beautiful wedding that I believe ended up being featured in a magazine if I am not mistaken.

The issues the bride had I believe had to do with the very little contact I had with the bride during the wedding planning process, the entire wedding was handled by wedding planner and I only talked with the bride once when she booked the venue and once she came by for a short visit but we didnt really talk much at all during that visit. All of these issues in the review came from lack of communication.

We do have air conditioning upstairs which the planner should have let the bride know about, the reason they couldnt get in early was because this was a sunday wedding and I had to bring in the cleaners that sunday morning, this was a jewish wedding that required construction and people were allowed in much earlier than the 8 hour rental time of the house.

We dont have access to electronic scanned checks or credit cards but they were allowed to pay for the event in check. I answer all emails immediately, This was a very difficult wedding with band, ovens, friers etc.and I corresponded at least 25 times with the wedding planner through email and on the phone before the event,

I have maps of layouts and parking as well. The music has to be off by 11 by city rules, the power is an issue because we are a 1799 property, the oldest house in the original city limits and bands used to be required to provide a generator as per the contract., there really isnt any sort of indoor /outdoor place downtown like haywood hall or anywhere for that matter in the triangle, that allows you the option of picking your own caterer and bringing your own beer and wine.

Overall it was a beautiful wedding and I am glad it turned out well and I wish the bride and groom all the best.
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MPC1231
Wedding:
12/31/2011
5.0/5.0
It was absolutely beautiful! I couldn't have asked for a better ceremony and reception venue. We were allowed to visit as often as we liked to get ideas for our receptions decorations. Everyone was very helpful!
It was absolutely beautiful! I couldn't have asked for a better ceremony and reception venue. We were allowed to visit as Read more...
It was absolutely beautiful! I couldn't have asked for a better ceremony and reception venue. We were allowed to visit as often as we liked to get ideas for our receptions decorations. Everyone was very helpful! Read less
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