Market Hall

215 Wolfe Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 Map · Phone number
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About Market Hall

Market Hall is an industrial chic wedding and events venue located in the Historic City Market of downtown Raleigh, North Carolina directly across from Moore's Square Park. Built in 1914, it was the city's first Farmer's Market! We honor that history with our in house chef inspired menu sourcing locally grown produce and ingredients. The space offers a blend of modern elegance with exposed brick, metal beams, raw wood, black chiavari chairs, market lights and cobblestone streets. Market Hall offers two different event spaces after acquiring 214 Martin Street, now called Park View at Market Hall.

Facilities and Capacity
Our Market View room can host up to 300 seated with a dance floor, and most weddings are 150 to 250. Our Park View room can host up to 140 seated with a dance floor, and most weddings are 75 to 125.


Services Offered
Their offerings include:

  • 2 Spacious Bridal Suites (one in Park View and one in Market View)
  • Market Lights criss cross the ceiling and over the cobblestone streets
  • Lounge Furniture & Whiskey Barrels
  • Black Chiavari Chairs
  • Round, Rectangle and Highotp Tables
  • Concrete Dance Floor
  • Setup/Cleanup
  • Wireless Internet
  • Mobile bars
  • China, Glassware, Silverware and Barware included with in-house menu
  • LED Lighting Package
  • Pipe and Drape


Other Facilities
On your big day, Market Hall can provide additional areas. These facilities include:

  • Hotels: we are an 8 minute walk to Marriott City Center, Sheraton Raleigh and Residence Inn Downtown. Hampton Inn and Suites, Holiday Inn and Aloft hotels are a 5 minute drive.
  • RDU Airport is a 24 minute drive.
  • Parking is conveniently located within 1 city block to Moore's Square Deck, City Market Lot and free street parking
  • Wheelchair accessible to both rooms and bathrooms.
  • Commerical loading zone on Parham street for your vendors.
  • Market Hall is in the heart of downtown Raleigh in the Moore's Square District named for the newely renovated Moore's Square Park right out our front door. In the area, guests can explore the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Marbles Kids Museum, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, and many restaurants, shops and parks.


History

City Market, a collection of shops and restaurants, flourished from 1914 to the mid-1940s. Here, farmers from eastern North Carolina sold produce, poultry, seafood and home-baked goods. However, as supermarkets moved into the area, the old City Market closed in 1957 and turned into a furniture store in 1959. By 1980, the City Council decided to rehabilitate the Market and surrounding buildings. Joe Hakan and his son, Michael, bought and renovated the Market in the 1990s, allowing the space to come to life again. Ever since it has operated as catering, restaurant and event space.


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41 Reviews for Market Hall

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.6

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    Alan and Penny Terry · 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!!

    Sent on 08/22/2019
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    Kayla · Married on 06/22/2019

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    Great venue, cool downtown vibe!

    During our search for a wedding venue, we had a very specific idea of how we wanted our wedding to be. We wanted a place that didn’t feel like a wedding venue, had a cool vibe, and served as a complete package (food, beverage, dinnerware and drink ware, etc.). We knew we had a lot boxes to check so we started our search. After looking at 5 or 6 venues, we finally came across The Park View at Market Hall (formally 214 Martin Street). Jessica was very responsive to all our emails and during our first meeting was able to answers all of our questions and concerns. We chose to have both our ceremony and reception at The Park View, which was a little nerve wracking considering they would have to flip the room during cocktail hour after our ceremony. Jessica put our fears to rest and assured us that they had plenty of experience with doing exactly what we wanted. One of the best parts about The Park View is that they offered catering, bar services, dinner and drink ware. Linens were also easy because once you picked your linens through CE Rental they were added to the venue package. Throughout our entire wedding process, Jessica and The Park View staff was very responsive to all our questions and concerns. After our menu selection, we were 100 percent sure we had made the right decision because the food was delicious! After doing our final venue walk-through, Jessica was so great at making sure that we were handling all the wedding planning with ease and assured us that she was there if we needed anything, which was a great bonus. During our wedding, the flip from making the ceremony space into the reception space was done quickly and efficiently (even after we took all our family pictures at the alter). The space was able to be decorated beautifully with the help of our florist (Lilac Floral Decor). The service the night our of wedding was exceptional. Multiple people came up to us during our reception to tell us how amazing the food was-and we mean everything-from the chicken and waffle cones, bacon wrapped scallops, shrimp and grits and braised short ribs and the late night grilled cheese. Some people told us it was the best shrimp and grits they had ever had-and that’s a hard bar to live up to because they’re from Louisiana, home of cajun food! The only complaints we heard were that the beer wasn’t iced down initially during cocktail hour but that problem was resolved and that the bartender offered multiple people water before giving them a beverage (We’re sure they probably appreciated it the next morning though!) The cobblestone streets and market lights around The Park View were also a great addition to wedding pictures! Even though the venue went through a name change, menu change, and new chef during our wedding process, it did not affect our planning at all! The only suggestion we would have is creating an online portal so that you can manage your event and payment online. However, with that being said we are beyond pleased with Jessica and The Park View at Market Hall and would recommend The Park View to anyone in the future!

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    Market Hall's reply:

    Thank you so much Kayla for your kind words! We are truly so honored and humbled by serving you and your guest an exceptional wedding day. We appreciate your trust and patience throughout the recent venue name change and new menu. We truly believe we are now better than ever! And yes, we do now have an online planning software and payment portal to make planning even easier. Best wishes with your new life as husband and wife!!

Award

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Market Hall Pricing

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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • French Service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
  • Linens
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware

Market Hall Price Rates

Market Hall FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 4900.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3900.00
  • 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?
    $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • 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
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 36.00
  • 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?
    60
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Brewery
    Historic Building
    Park
  • 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?
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • 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
    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

Real Weddings

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.

Map

  • 215 Wolfe Street Raleigh, NC, 27601 See on map
    919-823-7225 (Phone number)
    919-616-5537 (Other Phone Number)
    Tuesday through Friday 9am to 5pm Saturday around our event schedule.

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