The Willard Rooftop Lounge

The Willard Rooftop Lounge

Raleigh Venue With Spectacular Skyline Views


If you’re looking for a wedding venue with unbeatable views of Raleigh’s skyline, put The Willard Rooftop Lounge at AC Hotel at the top of your list. Located in downtown Raleigh on Glenwood South, this rooftop lounge is unlike any venue you’ve seen.

The Willard Rooftop Lounge at AC Hotel – Downtown Raleigh Venue With a View

The Willard offers multiple modern indoor and outdoor event spaces. And all are on the top floor of the new AC Hotel Raleigh Downtown. Whether you grew up in the City of Oaks or just fell in love here, The Willard is the perfect location for a romantic Raleigh celebration. The best part? Your guests can celebrate and sleep all at the same place. 

The Willard has not one, but two terraces overlooking downtown Raleigh. The Small Terrace features plants, soft seating, heaters, more unbeatable views, and can seat 112 and 175 standing. Meanwhile, the 10,000-square-foot Large Terrace can seat 112 and 250 standing.

Indoor Reception Ballroom

After you say “I do” next to a dual-sided fireplace on the terrace, move indoors for a reception. The Horizon Ballroom is a contemporary room with floor-to-ceiling windows and the city backdrop of your dreams. This 2,120-square-foot ballroom can seat 112 and 125 standing. If you have a slideshow of sentimental photos or an emotional video to play at your rehearsal dinner, ceremony or reception, you can use the drop-down projection screen. 

If you want to have access to all three event spaces, select The Willard Wedding package. The Willard Rooftop Lounge’s catering sales manager will help you navigate the space. But they encourage you to hire professional wedding planner or coordinator.

Couples are required to use the on-site caterer, which serves mouthwatering Mediterranean and Spanish inspired cuisine via buffet, plated or passed.   


The Willard Rooftop Lounge at AC Hotel Raleigh wedding ceremony

Venue Features

Downtown Locations, Accommodations On-Site, Rehearsal Dinners, On-Site Catering, Contemporary & Clean
Guest Count
Less than 100, 100-200, Over 200

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