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Market Hall

Raleigh, NC View map Visit website
Rating 4.7 out of 5
44 reviews
$12k - $15k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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$12k - $15k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Historic Market Hall is the perfect place to host your wedding ceremony and reception. We are located in City Market just 5 blocks from the Capitol and across from the newly renovated Moore's Square Park just minutes from three major hotels and have a variety of parking options.

Venue Rental 12 hours on Wedding Day
1 hour Rehearsal the Day Prior
Venue Includes Indoor Hall with One Ceremony Room & One Reception Room. Outdoor Covered Patio Round, Rectangular & High Top Tables

300 Black Chiavari Chairs
Custom Floor Plan and Seating Software
Setup & Breakdown
2 Spacious Wedding Party Lounges with Private Bathrooms
Mimosas & Bucket of Beer INCLUDED
Lunch & Lite Bites INCLUDED

No Flip needed from ceremony to reception, the perfect size for 100-300 guests!

Included Decor:
Market Lights Inside and Outside
10 LED Up Lights
Foyer Chiffon Draping
Wooden Backdrop for Ceremony

Streets lined in 1700's historic cobblestone streets***

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$10,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$6,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$50

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar
Specialty Beer

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

100

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August

44 Reviews

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4.7
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Recommended by 94% of couples
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    Nancy Married on 11/02/2019
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    Great venue

    My daughter and her husband held their wedding and reception on the Park View side of Market Hall. Jessica and her staff did an amazing job. The set up and change over from wedding to reception was handled very quickly. All our guests loved the food and the service. The weather was perfect and we were able to take quite a few pictures in Moore Park across the street. There was another event on the Market View side, but it didn’t conflict with us in any way. I highly recommend this venue!
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    Kirsten W. Married on 10/18/2019
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    Extremely flexible, affordable, and beautiful historic venue

    We booked Market Hall a while before the wedding and when we booked they were going through a leadership transition but they handled it very well. There was plenty of opportunity for new owners and new rules to disregard our previous agreements but they went over and above to accommodate what we had already been promised and then some. Great bridal showcases and open houses although we won a free uplighting at one of the showcases that they ended up forgetting to put in place the day of the wedding. Shoutout to Jayne for being accommodating and awesome. Food was excellent, literally the best chicken ever (so says my husband and many of the guests although I'm a vegetarian - which they were also did extremely well with the vegetarian curry option). Updated amenities like great bathrooms and awesome bridal suite looked great, fresh paint on the ceilings and interior and extremely great location for a downtown wedding.
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    Alan A. Married on 08/17/2019
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    Best Day Ever!

    We rented both the Park View and the Market View for our daughter’s wedding reception of 216 people on August 17, 2019. Our guests of all ages absolutely LOVED the venue and everyone enjoyed the freedom to flow between both rooms. The food and drinks were exceptional (everyone raved about the salmon and whipped potatoes), the service could not have been better, and the market lights and decor elevated the atmosphere to be celebratory, special, and free-flowing.

    Downtown Raleigh happened to be extremely busy the day of our reception. There were activities in Moore Park right across the street and a local restaurant/bar hosted a festival with live music near Market Hall. We were very concerned that the noise and activity from these events would be a distraction to the reception. Pete and Jayne from Market Hall and our DJ (Randy Bennett from Bunn DJ Company) did a remarkable job of protecting us from the outside noise. All of them understood the importance of this day in the life of our family and they made sure that our day was memorable for all the right reasons. Their attention to detail and problem solving skills helped make our event successful!

    We believe this is the premier downtown venue to showcase any event for people of all ages! Bravo Market Hall!! We give them the highest recommendation!!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Jacki & Kris
    36 photos · 12/01/2018

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Team

Chris Hill
Chris Hill
Executive Chef

Chris joined Market Hall in 2018 and brought with him over 39 years of hospitality experience. As the son of an American father and a Vietnamese mother, Chris grew up in a two-cuisine household with boisterous gatherings at dinner time. From an early age he knew what he wanted to do, and after a stint in college, he hit the road with friends, perfecting his craft throughout the country. During this experience and in his upbringing, he was introduced to many different ingredients, textures and tastes. Chris has dedicated his time and efforts to cooking, sourcing out the premier ingredients and understanding the business of food. His favorite part of working at Market Hall is the history of the space and the team he gets to work with on a daily basis. Chris enjoys the variety of each event and the opportunity to play a vital role in a client’s big day.

Adam Hoffman
Adam Hoffman
General Manager

Adam joined City Market in 2019 after over 20 years of experience in restaurants and hospitality. His management history from Winston’s Grill, Clouds Brewery and High Horse have made guest experience a top priority in his role as Director of City Market and General Manager of Market Hall. Adam is a Raleigh native and lives with his wife and three daughters here in the City of Oaks.

Katie Sneathen
Katie Sneathen
Operations & Event Manager

Katie joined Market Hall in 2020 as the Operations & Event Manager after 5 years in the hospitality industry. She has extensive event design background and a passion for helping guests enjoy events from the visual and dining experience.

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
Sally Oakley Weddings & Events Sally Oakley Weddings & Events Wedding Planners

My team have worked over 20 events at Market Hall this year and it is one of our favorite Venues in Downtown Raleigh. It is a blank slate and brides get to come in and make it uniquely their own. Location is prime, right in the heart of downtown Raleigh, surrounded by Cobblestone streets. No better photo options around. The venue comes with tables and chairs, an on site manager, beautiful bridal suite and you have the flexibility of bringing in your own Caterer, all for a very reasonable fee for such a great location. The staff are knowledgeable, great customer service and response time, and are great team members to the wedding community. We highly endorse this Venue for weddings and events.

Watkins Flowers of Distinction Watkins Flowers of Distinction Wedding Florists

One of our favorite hip downtown venues! These folks are great to work with, the space is completely flexible and can become anything you envision.

A Red Carpet Affair, LLC A Red Carpet Affair, LLC Wedding Planners

I have been to several events in the venue. The staff is easy to work with and very accommodating.

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Map

214 E. Martin Street Raleigh, NC, 27601
984-232-8661
919-616-5537

Tuesday through Friday 10am to 6pm Saturday around our event schedule.
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