1705 East is a historic ballroom in the greater Raleigh, North Carolina area where couples can host a charming wedding celebration. At this elegant yet modern venue, couples will find a stately southern home with white columns, pristine landscaping, and a shining ballroom with high ceilings.
Facilities and Capacity
Up to 250 guests can join couples on their wedding day at 1705 East. The front porch of this manor house makes an elegant ceremony location. Flanked by white columns and a backdrop of shining glass, couples can marry on the slightly raised porch while guests watch from the front lawn. The brick walkway to the front door makes the perfect aisle. Couples wanting a more natural outdoor ceremony can choose from other locations on the lush and well-manicured property. Inside, a number of small rooms make ideal locations for cocktail receptions, bridal suites, and grooms' rooms, rehearsal dinners, or other occasions. There is even a wine cellar room, perfect for romantic photography. The main space in this manor house serves as a ballroom or banquet space. The ceilings stretch two stories high and, along the top of the wall, slim windows let in natural light. Pendant light fixtures hang from the ceiling, some emitting a warm glow and some shining in dazzling silver. The hardwood floor is smooth and chic and perfect for dancing the night away, no matter how couples want their reception tables arranged.
1705 East offers a private Bridal Suite and Lounge for our brides and their families to prepare for the big day. Our Bridal Suite is an exclusive, lavish space that gives you the opportunity to unwind before the day commences in a peaceful and serene setting. Enjoy an elegant retreat amongst your bridesmaids and loved ones. Our Bridal Suite was designed with the modern touches and southern sophistication of 1705 East in mind.
All-inclusive packages help to ensure couples have everything they need for their big day at 1705 East. To take the stress off of couples, the helpful staff at this venue offer other services, such as setup, cleanup, and even event planning before the wedding day arrives. Guests will love the convenience of onsite parking. Other services offered by this ballroom include:
This venue provides bartenders to tend an open bar for a couple’s wedding reception or other events. Guests will find a full bar of alcohol options, and couples can create a signature drink to honor their big day. The chefs at this venue, meanwhile, can cook culinary creations in any style, from African cuisine to Indian, from barbecue to Thai dishes, with almost anything in between. For guests with dietary restrictions, the venue offers gluten-free, kosher, lactose-free, no pork, vegan, and vegetarian options. These dishes can be served in the following catering styles:
In addition to ceremonies and receptions, couples can also host their bridal shower, engagement party, or rehearsal dinner at this venue. Rehearsal dinners may involve exclusive venue use, a private room, or a private section of the venue. For any occasion, large or small, the staff at 1705 East offers the following event items:
134 Reviews for 1705 East
Recommended by 98% of couples
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La'Dasia · Getting married on 07/26/2020
Nice & affordable
This place is very nice very affordable. Samantha is very responsive & made sure to keep checking in with us. Also the food was OK. & the venue space is very beautiful.Sent on 04/29/2019
1705 East's reply:Thank you La'Dasia for the kind review! We hope you enjoy your big day just as much as we will! Please feel free to reach out with any questions you have along in your planning.
Melissa Jones · Getting married on 06/20/2020
Booked venue based on pricing and accomodations
Recently booked this venue for my upcoming wedding. Most affordable place of everything that I looked at. Samantha was very friendly and the venue itself is gorgeous. Price INCLUDES food and alcohol.Sent on 01/14/2019
1705 East's reply:Melissa, thank you for your kind words! We are thrilled to be the host of your big day. Please let us know if we can do anything to make your planning process easier.
Katarina Lombardo · Married on 03/13/2020
Vicki and the entire Rocky Top staff went above and beyond to make sure our day was everything we dreamed of which it was AND MORE! The venue itself is breathtaking but what really makes it so great is how the staff makes you feel from the time you book with them until after. The day of you are their number one priority and they make sure everything goes exactly how it should. The food was delicious and we received so many compliments about it. We could not be happier with choosing Vicki, rocky top and the 1705 team for our dream wedding!Sent on 03/15/2020
Kevin and his team are efficient, knowledgeable and very personable. Having an event catered by this team is delish and effortless. I encourage you to speak with Kevin or any of his staff regarding your event or wedding needs.
All Events DJs has provided services for a number of clients at 1705 Prime and we've worked with Rocky Top at countless locations around the Triangle. We have always enjoyed their staff and their food (yum!). The front of 1705 Prime is a great backdrop for Ceremonies. The Cocktail Hour bar space is ideal for entertaining your crowd during photos. The Reception space is wonderful! With their new renovations, the space is perfect for bringing in your own colors and designs to customize this venue to your specific style. There is a great nook for the Photo Booth, a beautiful cake location in front of their glass wine cellar, and a great dance floor space. The venue creates a great experience for guests, especially with the different rooms for entertaining throughout the night. We always look forward to our next event at 1705 Prime!
1705 Prime is such a unique venue! All the comforts of the south, with contemporary elements inside. They really make it easy with a low space rental, and including all of the catering in house. From beginning to end, we enjoy our partnership as their exclusive caterer.