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Kayla · Married on 06/22/2019
Great venue, cool downtown vibe!
During our search for a wedding venue, we had a very specific idea of how we wanted our wedding to be. We wanted a place that didn’t feel like a wedding venue, had a cool vibe, and served as a complete package (food, beverage, dinnerware and drink ware, etc.). We knew we had a lot boxes to check so we started our search. After looking at 5 or 6 venues, we finally came across The Park View at Market Hall (formally 214 Martin Street). Jessica was very responsive to all our emails and during our first meeting was able to answers all of our questions and concerns. We chose to have both our ceremony and reception at The Park View, which was a little nerve wracking considering they would have to flip the room during cocktail hour after our ceremony. Jessica put our fears to rest and assured us that they had plenty of experience with doing exactly what we wanted. One of the best parts about The Park View is that they offered catering, bar services, dinner and drink ware. Linens were also easy because once you picked your linens through CE Rental they were added to the venue package. Throughout our entire wedding process, Jessica and The Park View staff was very responsive to all our questions and concerns. After our menu selection, we were 100 percent sure we had made the right decision because the food was delicious! After doing our final venue walk-through, Jessica was so great at making sure that we were handling all the wedding planning with ease and assured us that she was there if we needed anything, which was a great bonus. During our wedding, the flip from making the ceremony space into the reception space was done quickly and efficiently (even after we took all our family pictures at the alter). The space was able to be decorated beautifully with the help of our florist (Lilac Floral Decor). The service the night our of wedding was exceptional. Multiple people came up to us during our reception to tell us how amazing the food was-and we mean everything-from the chicken and waffle cones, bacon wrapped scallops, shrimp and grits and braised short ribs and the late night grilled cheese. Some people told us it was the best shrimp and grits they had ever had-and that’s a hard bar to live up to because they’re from Louisiana, home of cajun food! The only complaints we heard were that the beer wasn’t iced down initially during cocktail hour but that problem was resolved and that the bartender offered multiple people water before giving them a beverage (We’re sure they probably appreciated it the next morning though!) The cobblestone streets and market lights around The Park View were also a great addition to wedding pictures! Even though the venue went through a name change, menu change, and new chef during our wedding process, it did not affect our planning at all! The only suggestion we would have is creating an online portal so that you can manage your event and payment online. However, with that being said we are beyond pleased with Jessica and The Park View at Market Hall and would recommend The Park View to anyone in the future!Sent on 07/14/2019
Market Hall's reply:Thank you so much Kayla for your kind words! We are truly so honored and humbled by serving you and your guest an exceptional wedding day. We appreciate your trust and patience throughout the recent venue name change and new menu. We truly believe we are now better than ever! And yes, we do now have an online planning software and payment portal to make planning even easier. Best wishes with your new life as husband and wife!!
Alan and Penny Terry · Married on 08/17/2019
Best Day Ever!
We rented both the Park View and the Market View for our daughter’s wedding reception of 216 people on August 17, 2019. Our guests of all ages absolutely LOVED the venue and everyone enjoyed the freedom to flow between both rooms. The food and drinks were exceptional (everyone raved about the salmon and whipped potatoes), the service could not have been better, and the market lights and decor elevated the atmosphere to be celebratory, special, and free-flowing.Sent on 08/22/2019
Downtown Raleigh happened to be extremely busy the day of our reception. There were activities in Moore Park right across the street and a local restaurant/bar hosted a festival with live music near Market Hall. We were very concerned that the noise and activity from these events would be a distraction to the reception. Pete and Jayne from Market Hall and our DJ (Randy Bennett from Bunn DJ Company) did a remarkable job of protecting us from the outside noise. All of them understood the importance of this day in the life of our family and they made sure that our day was memorable for all the right reasons. Their attention to detail and problem solving skills helped make our event successful!
We believe this is the premier downtown venue to showcase any event for people of all ages! Bravo Market Hall!! We give them the highest recommendation!!
Megan Gilliam · Married on 01/06/2019
Amazing Venue in Downtown Raleigh
Market Hall was the most perfect venue for our wedding!! We had about 175 people attend and we used the Market View side. The space fit everyone perfectly without feeling cramped like other downtown venues can feel. The bridal suite upstairs was recently re-done and it is beautiful. The perfect spot to take some pictures and lounge around before the ceremony. Market Hall gave us something we really wanted but had a hard time finding: an outside ceremony in downtown Raleigh. We had our ceremony on the street right out front with city views all around. It was incredible. Since we had the street for the night, our guests were able to be inside and outside during the reception which was very nice as well.Sent on 06/13/2019
Jayne and all of the staff there were so incredibly helpful through the planning process. They accommodated all of our requests, responded quickly when needed and truly helped to make our wedding day the best day ever.
If you're looking for a venue where you can really create your own vision, this is the space! I wish we could do it all again!
Market Hall's reply:Thank you Megan! We loved planning with you and had a blast hosting your wedding at Market Hall! Thank you so much for your kind words - we are so thrilled that you are happy! Congrats!
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.
Market Hall's reply:Hi Mike! Thank you for your glowing review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the space and the food. We had a great time celebrating with you!
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
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
Market Hall's reply:Thank you for the kind words Catherine! We were so happy to help and be apart of your big day.
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
Market Hall's reply:Thank you for your kind words Michael! We loved celebrating with the two of you and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your day with us. Congratulations!
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