The Grove at City Market

The Grove at City Market

Intimate Industrial + Largest Outdoor Event Patio in Downtown Raleigh


The Grove at City Market is a wedding and rehearsal dinner venue in downtown Raleigh.  In 2022, the team from Market Hall opened this sister property as a place to house intimate events. Whereas Market Hall can host huge gatherings, The Grove is ideal for up to 100 guests for a seated reception (more for cocktail style). Plus, it features the largest outdoor patio event space in downtown Raleigh.

The Grove at City Market Intimate Wedding and Rehearsal Dinner Venue in downtown Raleigh

Discover this historic speak-easy-inspired venue nestled among romantic cobblestone streets in Raleigh’s City Market district. It provides an intimate space ideal for up to 100 guests for a seated reception. However, host 150 guests for a cocktail-style event.

The Grove at City Market features three distinct event spaces:

The Willow – This room is perfect for your ceremony space or cocktail hour lounge.

The Grove – This lush outdoor ceremony and cocktail area features a grove of trees, market lights, a fire pit and lounge and is large enough to also be the site you say “I do.”

The Oak Room – Speakeasy vibes and vintage lighting in a modern-industrial reception space.

Onsite Catering

This cozy venue includes onsite catering from Executive Chef Chris Hill who dishes up fresh, elevated Southern favorites. Chef Chris is also the man behind the menu at the sister property next door, Market Hall.

Downtown Raleigh Views

The Grove at City Market is uniquely positioned next to the cobblestone streets of Raleigh’s City Market. Naturally, this makes for the most stunning wedding party photos or post-ceremony pics in the heart of downtown Raleigh!

History of The Grove at City Market

Long ago, City Market was the heart of downtown Raleigh. Market Hall was the state’s first farmer’s market. And next door, The Grove was once a blacksmith shop. Horse and buggy drivers could head into this shop for horseshoe repair! Later, this building became a furniture store, a brewery, and then a restaurant. (Does anyone remember High Horse?)

At last, The Grove has found its destiny as an intimate event venue among the cobblestone streets of City Market!


The Grove at City Market Outdoor Patio

Venue Features

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

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