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The Willard Rooftop Lounge

Wedding Venues, Accommodations, Bachelorette Parties, Rehearsal Dinners

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  • Raleigh 9 Glenwood Avenue 919-803-5200

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

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 offers multiple modern indoor and outdoor event spaces – on the top floor of the brand-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. 

Three Unique Raleigh Rooftop Event Spaces

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.

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 we encourage you to hire a 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.   

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Comfortable & Convenient Weddings – all the amenities at The Willard Rooftop Lounge

Your wedding guests will not be in a hurry to leave the AC Hotel Raleigh Downtown. Amenities include (but are definitely not limited to) contemporary guest rooms with express coffee makers, a la carte breakfast from the AC Kitchen and a fitness center stocked with peloton bikes. Guests can select a king bed, a double queen bed or a hospitality suite.

The hospitality suite is the perfect gathering space for wedding parties to get ready before the ceremony or for out-of-town relatives to hang out. And since wedding parties come with their own baggage, you’ll be happy to know that the AC Hotel’s guest rooms have zero clutter – you’ll have everything you need and nothing that you don’t. Imagine nervously reading a love letter from your soon-to-be spouse while looking out over downtown Raleigh from your suite.

Instead of running to catch a plane or driving through the night to reach your honeymoon destination right after your wedding reception ends, get a good night’s sleep as newlyweds at the AC Hotel Raleigh Downtown.