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.
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Usha Ayyagari · Married on 06/15/2019
the Royal banquet staff was very professional and helpfu. They worked well with the vendors and the clients to make our party successful. Kudos!Sent on 07/02/2019
The Royal Banquet & Conference Center's reply:You were an amazing client and it was a pleasure to work with you! Thank you for your kind words and for selecting The Royal!
Heather Butler · Getting married on 01/04/2020
A wedding to remember
My daughters wedding was beautiful! Everyone at the Royal was accomodating and helpful! We were very pleased.Sent on 04/24/2019
The Royal Banquet & Conference Center's reply:Thank you for your kind words! Your event was absolutely wonderful! It was a pleasure to work with each of you!! Thank you for selecting The Royal for her special day!
Tommy Cox · Married on 07/02/2019
Director Supported Employment Services
The entire staff were professional and through in the planning of my event. Documents were delivered in a timely manner. Staff took time to understand my unique needs and provided me with outside resources to accomplish my goals. The facility provided for an excellent learning environment. The staff provided supports before, during and after my event. Looking forward to future training conferences.Sent on 07/02/2019
The Royal Banquet & Conference Center's reply:It was an absolute pleasure to work with you and your team! Thank you for selecting The Royal and we look forward to many future dates together!
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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.