The Royal Banquet & Conference Center is a classic wedding venue in Raleigh, North Carolina. Elegant jewel tones, Old World décor, and wrought iron chandeliers highlight the space, providing a charming contrast to the building’s exposed historic brick walls. This historic spot sits at the edge of downtown Raleigh, across from Meredith College. The open space floor plan provides endless opportunities as well as a modern, yet vintage atmosphere to your special day. Book now for an unforgettable evening!
Facilities and Capacity
This 3,760 square foot banquet hall comfortably accommodates up to 280 guests in a variety of room sizes. They also offer an additional 875 square foot room to rent in conjunction with your event to use as a lounge, childcare, waiting area, bar, and more. Guests can also enjoy their outdoor patio and take in the sights of downtown Raleigh.
Your rental fee includes a long list of equipment and features for you to use, including tables and chairs as well as a state-of-the-art sound system and speakers throughout the facility. Plus, they allow you to select a caterer of your choice, adding a more personalized touch to your wedding day. You can also serve alcohol at your event as long as you are working with an insured bartender. In addition, they offer an exclusive list of preferred vendors to work with to bring your wedding visions to life. Although you are not required to work with these specific vendors, it is highly recommended. Their other wedding event services include:
Those who grew up in the Raleigh area during the 1950s and 1960s will probably recall the aroma of freshly baked bread filling the air as you traveled down Hillsborough Street. As a student, you may have enjoyed a field trip to the Royal Bakery building for a tour of the bread bakery. In 1997, the Royal Bakery joined the National Register of Historic Places as part of Raleigh’s unique and valuable history. Since the redevelopment of the bakery in 2000, a variety of tenants now occupy over 28,000 square feet of space. These include Ben & Jerry’s, f8 Photo Studio, Brickhouse Sports Bar, Jasmine’s, Halo Salon, Lucky Tree, and most importantly, The Royal Banquet & Conference Center.
99 Reviews for The Royal Banquet & Conference Center
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Cheryl · Married on 00/00/0000
Wonderful Experience with Staff and Venue
The staff at The Royal were professional and very helpful to meet the needs of our event. They were thorough from the booking to the end of the event. We like the space because it is versatile and allowed us to do a variety of activities that evening. Wonderful experience! Thank you!Sent on 03/06/2020
The Royal Banquet & Conference Center's reply:Thank you for your awesome review! We loved working with you! We hope to work together once again!
Vladimir Stemkovski · Getting married on 07/01/2022
10 years of succesful events at Royal
I'd like to leave this review on behalf of Raleigh Bridge Club. We've been renting the Royal's main ballroom twice a week for the past 10 years (basically every Tuesday and Thursday evenings). We've been also holding our sectional tournaments there during the past 4 years. These are 2.5 days events (Thursday through Saturday) with 150+ participants held twice a year. We are very happy with the relationship we established and with the services Royal has been providing over all these years. Each of our sessions requires very specific setup of multiple tables and chairs and Royal has been extremely diligent and professional about it (as well as cleaning the area before our sessions and events). Any issues we reported over the years were promptly addressed. And in case of unforeseen events (like the pandemic), we were able to bring all the options to the table and come up with mutually satisfactory arrangements. In general, I am happy to recommend Royal. 10 years with them and looking forward to more!
Raleigh Bridge Club, PresidentSent on 10/17/2020
The Royal Banquet & Conference Center's reply:Thank you for the great review as well as the great partnership for over a decade! We can’t wait to welcome your events back in 2021! We’ve missed you!
Gloria Whitehead · Getting married on 07/12/2021
We could not have been more pleased with the staff and the facility.Sent on 01/14/2020
The Royal Banquet & Conference Center's reply:It was an absolute pleasure to work with you on your event! Thank you for selecting The Royal! Have a wonderful New Year!
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Team of The Royal Banquet & Conference Center
Carla loves meeting people & details! This makes her a perfect fit for The Royal! Not only does she have 12+ years of venue sales experience she is also a licensed realtor broker in NC as well as CA.
When someone recently asked about her hobbies, her answer was meeting people! She loves people & finding common ground as well as experiences. She also enjoys her family, reading, dining out and the beach!
When you call or email The Royal, Carla will be the first person you meet! She can't wait to meet you!
Meet Jordan Liggins. Jordan is a junior at Meredith College majoring in hospitality and tourism with minors in business and marketing. She enjoys planning, organizing, and doing anything creative. Jordan genuinely cares about clients, customers, and people in general and wants to make a positive impact in their lives. She can't wait to host your special event!
Meet Brooke Mason. She is our Assistant Manager and as well as one of our Hostess. She is a local and NC State grad who has always had a strong interest in event planning, photography, and interior design. She loves exploring North Carolina in her spare time and spending time with her loved ones. Brooke emphasizes providing a great customer experience through her work at The Royal and loves nothing more than having a satisfied client and guests at the end of any event. Her favorite part of working at the Royal is creating floor plans for clients as they prepare for their event! She loves customizing each event to the client and their unique needs. Brooke can’t wait to assist you with your event from start to finish!
We have been doing events at The Royal for many years, and it actually gets better with age. Great location, tons of room, well done. Book them for your next private event!
The Royal Banquet & Conference Center is an AWESOME place for a Ceremony and Reception. The staff is friendly and great to work with.
The Royal is rare in that it permits clients to make a lot of their own choices and exercise their own creativity. It is well-run and a roomy, flexible options for clients who want a change from the usual.