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 & an Outdoor Covered Patio
Round, Rectangular & High Top Tables
350 Black Chiavari Chairs
Custom Floor Plan and Seating Software
Setup & Breakdown
Spacious Wedding Party Lounge with Private Bathroom
Mimosas & Bucket of Beer
Lunch & Lite Bites
Market Lights Inside and Outside
10 LED Up Lights
Wooden Backdrop for Ceremony
43 Reviews for Market Hall
Recommended by 94% of couples
13 User photos
Nancy · Married on 11/02/2019
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!Sent on 11/12/2019
Kirsten W. · Married on 10/18/2019
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.Sent on 12/04/2019
Alan A. · Married on 08/17/2019
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.Sent on 08/22/2019
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!!
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Team of Market Hall
Director of Sales & Marketing
Kristen joined Market Hall as the Director of Sales & Marketing in 2018 and brought with her over eight years of hospitality experience. She is a Certified Wedding Planner and currently serves on the Raleigh-Durham International Live Events Association Board of Directors. Kristen enjoys educating clients about the event industry and connecting them with a great team of event professionals who will bring their vision to life! She loves providing guests a full service experience at Market Hall so they can relax and enjoy leaving the details to us. Kristen lives near downtown Raleigh with her husband, son and two dogs, Lincoln and Dexter!
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 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.
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.
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.
I have been to several events in the venue. The staff is easy to work with and very accommodating.