Recommended by 93%
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Meredith Larson · Married on 11/10/2018
We knew Market Hall was going to be our dream venue going into our wedding, but it ended up exceeding our expectations. The functionality, the communication between us and Jayne who was our venue manager (she's unbelievably amazing), it was just perfect. The pictures on the websites don't even do it justice, I wish I could add a million of my own pictures - it ended up being a true DREAM and we had no limitations. All of the vendors know the venue well, it was easy to find, I can't say enough good things about it. It was truly the best day of our lives that wouldn't have happened without the perfect venue! We know they had some bumps along the way when they changed management and made some changes to the venue itself, but every change they made was good - like including the bridal suite in the pricing, and hiring new, amazing staff - so 0 complaints there, like I've seen elsewhere. Go tour this venue today. I've noticed that their social media use is really ramping up and I really think they'll be THEE venue to book within the next couple of years - so get in while you can!Sent on 12/05/2018
Mike Evans · Married on 12/01/2018
Could not have gone any better !!
This Venue was perfect and well tended. We had guest from all over the country, so "flipping" the room work great. No one had to leave the building ! The cocktail hour while the room was being flipped was a great way for friends and family to catch up.Sent on 12/06/2018
Food was out of this world great ! Bridal Sweet upstairs was perfect for the Bride and her Bridesmaids.
Tiffany · Married on 10/14/2018
Market Hall was the perfect venue to bring my Rustic Glam wedding to life. The upgrades made to the venues were an added touch and the bridal suite was absolutely perfect! The natural lighting, the market lights, and overall industrial feel of the venue provided so much character to my day! I was blown away by the staff as they made sure I had everything I needed to ensure my day went smoothly! Thank you all again!!Sent on 10/19/2018
Jessica · Married on 06/30/2018
We had a great experience working with Market Hall. They were very responsive and accommodating. The bartenders were great. Jessica even helped us out after we left something in the bridal suite and we got it back a couple weeks later.Sent on 07/29/2018
Elizabete · Married on 06/30/2018
We had my daughters reception at Market Hall. It is a beautiful venue that you can make look how ever you want. The lights are perfect and the cobble stone streets make it very pretty. Everyone was impressed with the way the venue look. Bar staff was great always ready with whatever the guests needed. Bride and groom were definitely impressed with the service they received. The only issue we had was June in North Carolina, the A/C did not keep up.Sent on 08/01/2018
Paige · Married on 03/23/2018
We loved having our wedding at Martin Street! It is a beautiful venue with so much history behind it. It is difficult to find a venue in Raleigh that checks off so many boxes, wheelchair accessible, onsite catering, ceremony and reception at the same place, event staffing, an all-inclusive rental price, onsite event manager, etc. The location is truly walking distance from hotels downtown which was a huge bonus for us and our guests. It was also nice to have our ceremony and reception at the same place. If you are planning on having your wedding here and you are concerned about them flipping the room during the cocktail hour, don't be worried. The room flip was fast and quiet. They even have curtains that close so you cannot see the room being flipped. It is very discreet. Jessica also went through several drafts of event layouts with us as our guest count increased and then again decreased. If you are thinking about booking this venue, just go ahead and book it. Tour it, book it and be done. By the time you sit down and figure out the cost per guest and all of the perks that come with the location in comparison to other venues you might have missed out on a great opportunity.Sent on 04/06/2018
The bridal suite was a nice addition and it was nice not to worry about the travel aspect of getting ready. One less thing on your plate and a nice place to take photos!
Jessica and her team really worked to make the event special for us and the guests all raved about the food and how beautiful the venue was. We were able to customize our menu, the bar, bring in our own decor, bring in our own cake, etc. Jessica coordinated with all of our other vendors and I felt reassured that everything would go smoothly. We also had two vegetarians and two individuals with shellfish allergies and each meal was made and delivered to those with dietary restrictions/allergies without an issue.
I can't say enough nice things and I have nothing negative to say about our experience with this venue!
Amara · Married on 12/16/2017
Booking 214 Martin Street was absolutely the best wedding decision we made. Our day was perfect from start to finish, and Beth and the 214 Martin Street team played a large role in making that happen. Throughout our planning, Beth was a constant and patient help. She never got annoyed with any of my many questions, and answered them pretty much right away whenever I emailed. On our wedding day, Beth was there every step of the way making sure we had everything we needed. 214 is also a great value. The price of food and services can't be beat. Literally. It was the most reasonably-priced of all the venues we looked at in the Raleigh-Durham area. The food was absolutely delicious. Our guests raved about it. And the venue itself is so beautiful and has a lot of character, but not in a way that is overpowering. We were still able to add our own character and make the space our own through our decor choices. I loved having our wedding here, and I fully recommend this venue.Sent on 12/19/2017
Cara · Married on 10/27/2017
We used Market Hall as our wedding venue. It was on a Friday in December. The trees were still beautiful fall colors! Everything just looked beautiful. The bartenders took care of our guests. Everyone was in awe of how beautiful the venue was. It was the perfect day!! Thank you everyone at Market Hall for being so accommodating and for working with us every step of the way.Sent on 12/26/2017
vickie · Married on 03/11/2017
We just loved this venue and their staff. We used Beth Early as our wedding coordinator and she was awesome. She was very efficient and prompt to answer phone calls and emails. We usually had a return message within hours or early the next day. This took away a lot of anxiety and our event rolled out perfectly. The space has an urban yet modern feel. The food was excellent and the bar service was quick and friendly. I can't think of anything that I would change or offer up as something to do better. It was just a wonderful time and our guests truly enjoyed themselves.Sent on 03/25/2017
nichole · Married on 12/17/2016
Market Hall is beautiful and the staff, especially Brenda and Kara are amazing! They are great to work with and quick to response to any questions. I had my wedding there and everything was perfect! The cobblestone and brick make for a great background for pictures. I would definitely recommend Market Hall! Thank you Kara and Brenda for being so awesome!Sent on 01/04/2017
Carolyn · Married on 12/10/2016
We LOVED having our wedding reception at 214! Beth was so incredibly helpful throughout the whole process, including helping us get all our decorations set up because there was an event the night before and our reception started at 11 a.m. the next day. We have received rave reviews from friends on the food (it was a brunch menu), and we loved it too! We have gluten free family members, and vegetarians, and they were incredibly accommodating to help us make sure all our guests would be able to eat. The sound acoustics in the space were great, and you don't need much in terms of decorating because the space is clean and classic. We definitely recommend this space!Sent on 12/22/2016
Abigail · Married on 11/13/2016
As soon as I walked in to Market Hall, I knew it was the perfect place for our wedding ceremony and reception! The staff were super easy to work with, easy to get in contact with, and very helpful figuring out the layout of everything. It's a beautiful venue, you won't be disappointed! Compared to some of the other venues around, it's a great place for brides on a budget!Sent on 12/01/2016
Renu · Married on 11/05/2016
214 Martin Street was wonderful to work with! Beth was so responsive and accommodating to everything we requested. We utilized their catering services at a venue in Hillsborough, NC and were very happy with the results. We received many compliments on the food and particular compliments about the ice cream sundae bar, which was very popular! It was definitely worth it--Howling Cow ice cream is delicious. I would highly recommend working with this company for your catering needs--and definitely also schedule a tasting with them beforehand.Sent on 11/22/2016
Brooke · Married on 02/12/2016
214 Martin helped make our wedding better than we had envisioned. The staff was very helpful throughout the planning and day of preparation. The food was phenomenal. We've had so many guest say it was one of the nicest & classiest weddings they've attended. Much thanks to 214 Martin and all of the wonderful staff.Sent on 02/20/2016
User6373174 · 2+ years ago
LOVED working with 214 Martin Street for our wedding! We had ceremony/cocktail hour/sit-down dinner/reception for 160 guests. Both Beth from 214 Martin and Brea from Showtime (who they work with for extra furniture, draping, inside market lighting, etc.) were great to work with, very responsive and flexible, everything went exactly as planned. The flip between ceremony and reception went very smoothly.Sent on 02/17/2016
Food was AWESOME, had great feedback all around on our entree choices - filet, salmon, chicken. More than half our guests requested the filet and each one was a perfect medium rare. Super happy with how quickly everyone was served, not a huge wait from the first to last tables as can sometimes be the case at weddings. Recommend the ham biscuit and bacon-wrapped scallop hors d'oeuvres. Catering is in-house, chef did an amazing job!
The venue itself has lots of personality, made for great pictures inside & out! Inside there is a 2nd-floor area which was great for the men to hang out in before the ceremony and then for a 2nd bar area for the rest of the evening. The streets surrounding the building are cobblestone with market lighting above.
A couple things to consider -
214 Martin shares it's back wall and bathrooms with another venue, Market Hall. There was an event going on in the other space on the night of our wedding. We didn't have any issues at all with the bathroom sharing although a couple guests who were seated along the back wall for dinner said they did hear music from the other event.
There is only the 2nd-floor area that can be used for either bride or groom getting ready (if having ceremony there) and there are a lot of windows in the venue - which we loved! - but these factors require some logistics for bride and groom arriving, getting pictures and not seeing one another before the ceremony.
We loved 214 Martin and could not have asked for a more perfect night at this cool, downtown Raleigh venue!
User5592225 · 2+ years ago
Beautiful Venue! We loved having our reception here. It was a hit. We added the globe lights to mirror the ones outside in the cobblestone streets and it was perfect.Sent on 11/06/2015
catherine · Married on 09/19/2015
214 Martin and Beth were great to work with! The space looked better than I thought it would on the day of the wedding and the wait staff was extremely attentive and professional. I had guests comment on how quickly things were served and the high level of attention they recieved.Sent on 10/14/2015
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User5402571 · 2+ years ago
Market Hall is a lovely place to have ANY event! Kara and Caroline are attentive, flexible, and eager to please! Historic City Market is walking distance to everything in downtown Raleigh and has a unique and romantic feel. I've already recommended this space to several brides and will continue to sing its praises!Sent on 09/02/2015
Sara · Married on 04/22/2017
214 Martin Street was the perfect place to have our wedding reception! Beth was so, so accommodating with when we could use the Mezzaine and different changes that were made. She responded quickly to emails and made the whole thing flow smoothly.Sent on 05/08/2017
We had a small issue with some of the kegs running out towards the end of the night, but there were still plenty of alcohol for guests to enjoy. They say that the venue can fit 180. We had 135 and felt that it was the perfect amount. It can definitely fit the full 180, it would just be a tight squeeze.
Overall, the venue was beautiful, the location was exceptional, and the staff was so great! The food was tasty as well!
User5417592 · 2+ years ago
Market Hall was a perfect place for our wedding. We love the old country feel of this space and City Market in general. Our photos are amazing:) We did rent some market lights to make it a bit cozier inside---which Kara and Caroline loved so much they told us they planned to buy some to have for all of the brides. It was super reasonable---we were on a budget so we decided to use their tables and chairs--which were new and nice. If you want a wedding downtown--this is the best possible space...our guests were able to walk from the Marriott and it was wonderful. These guys are great to work with!Sent on 09/08/2015
Michael · Married on 05/25/2019
Amazing wedding and planning
These guys and girls rocked our wedding night. They seriously made sure everything went smoothly and it would not have been the same without them. I cant speak highly enough of Kristen Leen and the team that she's working with! Thank you all soo much for everything you did.Sent on 05/17/2019
Roxie · Married on 12/31/2016
This was a terrific venue! We used half the room for the wedding (100 guests) and had the other side of the room completely set up for the reception. It was both convenient and comfortable for our guests. The cobblestones and historic buildings in the area made a beautiful backdrop for pictures. The staff was easy to work with and really put in extra efforts to make the day perfect! (Thank you, Brenda!)Sent on 01/03/2017
Meaghan · Married on 10/22/2016
My husband and I wanted a reception venue that had great bones, but was more of a blank slate -- something that was 'our style' while at the same time allowing us to shape the space into whatever theme/scene/idea we wanted, and we found that with Market Hall. I'll be honest and say that the string lights scattered throughout the inside of the space really won us over, too. The Market Hall team were great to work with -- Kara even made sure that we knew about a sudden opening on our preferred date the moment it became available! During the planning process, we worked mostly with Brenda -- she was very kind, had some great ideas and suggestions for the space, and was on top of the logistical needs for the day-of. The space was clean and ready to go when we arrived to set up the day of the wedding. The bathrooms are spacious and nicely redone, WiFi was free and available to all, and the staff in attendance in the day of were very helpful! Donnie was our day-of contact and was punctual, kind, and very helpful in getting decor set up in the reception space. The bar staff slung great drinks all night (thanks, guys!) and were a pleasure to work with. As we had rented Market Hall before the completion of the bridal suite upstairs, it was included in our rental and was not an extra cost for us (otherwise I may not have opted for it from the beginning). I will say though, that this bridal suite was awesome! Very well-decorated with tons of natural light -- a GREAT space for applying makeup, etc. There's plenty of room to move around without feeling crowded. I highly recommend this space for any couple wanting a space they feel they can make their own, and especially for couples with a large guest list!Sent on 11/16/2016
Mallory · Married on 12/13/2014
We had to last-minute change our venue for our wedding and I could not be more happy how things worked out. Switching venues weeks before our big day was stressful enough but 214 Martin really helped make the process worry-free. They were able to accommodate our needs, meet our budget, and allow for set-up time. I really appreciate all that they did for us and highly recommend them as a wedding venue. The space is clean, recently updated, and a perfect size for a 120+ person event!Sent on 02/04/2015
Sarah · Married on 05/13/2017
Beth is great to work with, we loved this venue. It was perfect for us.Sent on 06/05/2017