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The Maxwell Wine Tasting & Rentals Showcase

The Maxwell Raleigh wedding venue reception set up

Raleigh Wedding Venue

A few weeks ago I had the joy of participating in the Maxwell’s Fall Wine Tasting and Rentals Showcase. The Maxwell is one of Raleigh’s most premiere, modern wedding venues. This event was a laid back, cozy evening to display their wine beverage selection and showcase some of Raleigh’s best wedding vendors. In this post you’ll learn about the Maxwell and the participating vendors that you can hire for your own wedding. Plus, you’ll see some beautiful décor inspiration! 

If you’re thinking about booking the Maxwell for your own Raleigh wedding, check out more details on my venue post: The Maxwell Wedding Venue

The Maxwell Raleigh cocktail hour set up

Décor & Design 

The Maxwell wedding planning team wanted the evening to feel cozy, perfect for a cool fall evening sampling wines and hors d’oeuvres. The lighting was moody and dim, with elegant uplighting provided by Stylus DJ. I particularly loved the bright pops of color in the floral and linens, a nice break from the world of neutrals in which we typically live. One of my favorite elements was the ombré green table cloths, provided by Party Reflections, that curved their way through the center of the room. 

The Maxwell Raleigh wedding venue

Teacup Floral provided the flowers for the event. Bold blooms of primary colors paired with bright oranges and purples drew eyes to the center of every table. This gorgeous design reminds brides that you don’t have to be afraid to use color in your wedding. Bold colors can be elegant and beautiful!

Wine and Catering

Each guest was greeted with their own wine glass, perfect for sampling the Maxwell’s wide selection of wine. The Maxwell provides in-house bar services, making for one less vendor you have to find if you choose them for your wedding. Various stations around the venue allowed guests to roam about the rooms. Under the Oaks catering provided hors d’oeuvres to pair with their wine selections. All of their selections were so good! My personal favorite was the braised beef, though the pimento cheese biscuits weren’t far behind!

bartender offering wine sample at the Maxwell Raleigh
Pimento cheese platter provided by Under the Oaks catering

Music & Fun

In the first room guests were serenaded by violin music from Udeshi Hargett Ensembles while in the main room Stylus DJ played familiar upbeat songs. Guests were also able to snag a photo with their partner at the photo booth provided by Spark Photo Booth before the night was over.

violinist plays for the Maxwell
Spark photo booth at the Maxwell Raleigh

I had so much fun photographing the Maxwell’s Wine Tasting and Vendor Showcase and meeting all of the amazing couples who were there! It was such an honor to photograph the event. If you’re looking for more information about the Maxwell or want to see a real wedding, check out the posts below:

All about the Maxwell: The Maxwell: Raleigh Wedding Venue

Real Indian Wedding: Sandra & Alan’s Sweet Giving Ceremony (blog post coming next month)

The Maxwell Raleigh patio at night

Vendor List:

Venue & Bar: The Maxwell

Photography: Megan Nicole Photography (me)

Floral: Teacup Floral

Linens & Rentals: Party Reflections

Catering: Under the Oaks

DJ & Lighting: Stylus DJ

Violin: Udeshi Hargett Ensembles

Photo Booth: Spark Photo Booth

The Photographer Behind the Lens

I'm Megan, a wedding photographer based in Raleigh, NC who is obsessed with telling love stories through the art of photography. I'd love the chance to tell your unique love story, too!

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