Market Hall

Market Hall


A large restored warehouse venue nestled in historic City Market in the heart of downtown Raleigh


Did you know there are fantastic warehouse wedding venues located in City Market? This stunningly beautiful historic area in Raleigh has cobblestone streets. And, it is nestled across the street from Moore Square – home to the giant acorn sculpture! This darling and picturesque area of downtown Raleigh also is home to the large, industrial wedding venue, Market Hall.

Market Hall – A Downtown Raleigh Warehouse Wedding Venue among the cobblestone streets of City Market

With two large industrial ballrooms under one roof, Market Hall is one of the most sought-after warehouse wedding venues in Raleigh.

The Market View Room

Host up to 350 seated with a dance floor in this space. Please note, most weddings are 150 to 250. Its white exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and ample natural light make it a great option for a daytime or nighttime event.

The Park View Room

Here, host up to 150 seated with a dance floor. However, most weddings are 75 to 125. Couples love weddings in this space because of the blank canvas of the uber industrial building. It has an upstairs loft which can be used for a wedding ceremony, or a cocktail lounge. The black iron staircase that leads up and down to this loft is a centerpiece of the room. There is a giant wooden backdrop perfect for ceremonies, and windows line two of the walls.

Extra Amenities

Each space has its own spacious bridal suite – which is not always the case in warehouse wedding venues! They come with lounge furniture options, cocktail tables, and black chiavari chairs. With the in-house catering menu, glassware and silverware is also included.

One benefit to booking this Raleigh wedding venue is that you have easy access to portraits on the cobblestone streets outside. We’ve even seen some weddings ceremonies take place on the cobblestone streets! Plus, the spacious indoor space allows for safety in any weather. Better yet, you’ll adore the crisp, modern feel. Transform this space to fit any wedding style!

Brides and grooms love weddings at Market Hall, and we can confirm that it is a great place to party. The Heart of NC Weddings team regularly attends events here. And, we love to feature their real weddings on our blog.

History of Market Hall

Built in 1914, Historic City Market it was Raleigh’s first Farmer’s Market! It closed in 1957 and turned into a furniture store in 1959. By 1980, the City Council decided to rehabilitate the Market and surrounding buildings. Joe Hakan and his son, Michael, bought and renovated the Market in the 1990s, allowing the space to come to life again. Ever since it has operated as catering, restaurant and event space.

Today, the team honors the property’s history with an in house chef inspired menu sourcing locally grown produce and ingredients.


Romantic Beautiful Wedding Reception by Sally Oakley Weddings and Events Warehouse Wedding Market Hall Raleigh f8 photo

Venue Features

Downtown Locations, Outdoor Space On-Site, Warehouses, Rehearsal Dinners, On-Site Catering
Guest Count
Less than 100, 100-200, Over 200

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