Raleigh is a pretty cool place. I moved here from Maryland about 9 years ago and it was the best thing I could have done. It has so much to offer when it comes to wedding and elopement venues. I thought I would share some of my favorites from the last 5 years as a wedding photographer. I know, there are gorgeous venues all over North Carolina but I wanted to keep everyone on this list under an hour’s drive of Raleigh. These are in no particular order.