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 240 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:
- 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
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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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 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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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.
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- Clean Up
- Set Up
What are the most important characteristics of The Royal Banquet & Conference Center in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Banquet Hall
- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Royal Banquet & Conference Center for wedding events?
- Uncovered Outdoor
What kind of wedding events does The Royal Banquet & Conference Center offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does The Royal Banquet & Conference Center offer for wedding events?
- Clean Up
- Outside Vendors
- Set Up
What furniture and decorations does The Royal Banquet & Conference Center have available for wedding events?
- Dance Floor
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