The Royal Banquet & Conference Center

3801 Hillsborough Street Suite 109, Raleigh, NC 27607 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.7 out of 5.0
For 100 Guests $2k - $3k
Guest capacity 1 to 280
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About The Royal Banquet & Conference Center

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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Setup and clean up
  • Availability to work with outside vendors
  • Wireless internet for you and your guests to use to document the affair
  • Covered and uncovered free parking


History
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.

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99 Reviews for The Royal Banquet & Conference Center

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Vladimir Stemkovski · Getting married on 07/01/2022

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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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!
    Vladimir Stemkovski
    Raleigh Bridge Club, President

    Sent 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!
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    Gloria Whitehead · Getting married on 07/12/2021

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    Rehearsal Dinner

    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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The Royal Banquet & Conference Center Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$1,610 - $3,478
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Clean Up
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

The Royal Banquet & Conference Center Price Rates

The Royal Banquet & Conference Center 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?
    $ 1400.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 650.00
  • 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?
    $ 600.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 600.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    280
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    1
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Clean Up
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
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    December

Team of The Royal Banquet & Conference Center

Carla Towns

Carla Towns

Sales Manager

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!

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Jordan Liggins

Jordan Liggins

Hostess

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!

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Brooke Mason

Brooke Mason

Assistant Manager

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!

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Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements

  • Bunn DJ Company Wedding DJs

    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!

  • Dream & Believe Event Planning Wedding Planners

    The Royal Banquet & Conference Center is an AWESOME place for a Ceremony and Reception. The staff is friendly and great to work with.

  • Edible Art Bakery & Dessert Cafe Wedding Cakes

    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.

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  • 3801 Hillsborough Street Suite 109, Suite 109 Raleigh, North Carolina, 27607 See on map
    919-666-2047 (Phone number)
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The Royal Banquet & Conference Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Royal Banquet & Conference Center?

The Royal Banquet & Conference Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of The Royal Banquet & Conference Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Royal Banquet & Conference Center for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Royal Banquet & Conference Center for wedding events?

The Royal Banquet & Conference Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Royal Banquet & Conference Center offer?

The Royal Banquet & Conference Center offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Royal Banquet & Conference Center offer for wedding events?

The Royal Banquet & Conference Center offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Clean Up
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Royal Banquet & Conference Center have available for wedding events?

The Royal Banquet & Conference Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Royal Banquet & Conference Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Royal Banquet & Conference Center is recommended by 89% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in average response time, 4.7 in value and 4.6 in flexibility.