Weddings & Reception Venues

The Clayton Center Weddings

Couples searching for a distinctive and affordable wedding venue for both their ceremony and reception will find The Clayton Center an attractive alternative to other wedding venues throughout the Triangle and Raleigh areas.


The Clayton Center’s historic ambience and small-town charm make a unique backdrop for your wedding. Wedding ceremonies are impressive when performed in our stately, impeccably restored 1926 auditorium. The theatrical lighting and excellent acoustic qualities in the auditorium, combined with two backstage dressing rooms and other amenities, place the spotlight right where it should be – on the bride and groom.

The Clayton Center’s most popular reception space is the 4,000-square-foot Lobby Gallery. With its exposed antique brick, atrium-like openness and overhead Terraces, the Lobby is the perfect space for mingling and dancing for up to 350 people. As a built-in bonus, the main floor of the Lobby features high quality, local art exhibits to complement your décor and add to your guests’ experience.

There are no required vendor or catering restrictions at The Clayton Center, and our experienced staff will work with you to ensure that this day is uniquely yours.

Local and out-of-town couples alike have found The Clayton Center to be one of the best values and most ideal venues to celebrate their wedding days. Please contact us to schedule a tour, and see for yourself what makes The Clayton Center an elegant and exceptional choice for your special day.

Contact Martha Vandergriff  for availability and wedding package pricing, 919-553-3152 or

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