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1705 Prime

Raleigh , NC
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LOCATION

1705 E Millbrook Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609 US (map)

PHONE

919-850-2340

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ABOUT US

1705 Prime, a private venue for Rocky Top Catering, is as inviting on the outside as it is on the inside. In a restored Southern home just outside downtown Raleigh, the outdoor facade... Read more
1705 Prime, a private venue for Rocky Top Catering, is as inviting on the outside as it is on the inside. In a restored Southern home just outside downtown Raleigh, the outdoor facade lends itself beautifully to photography and ceremonies, with a manicured landscape and welcoming entrance flanked by white columns. The stunning inside décor provides a contemporary, upscale setting. A variety of both smaller and large rooms offers intimate settings and grand capacities for weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners and bridal events.

Rocky Top Catering operates 1705 Prime in Raleigh, NC and is the preferred caterer to the most exclusive venues in the Triangle and the exclusive caterer for the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh and The Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill. With over 10 years experience catering to the Raleigh and Triangle area, Rocky Top believes that delicious, creative cuisine and exceptional service are the two main ingredients in helping you make your next event memorable. We were honored to be named the 2011 & 2012 Caterer of the Year by the National Association of Catering Executives.



Contact Us:

1705 E. Millbrook Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27609

PHONE: 919-850-2340

FAX: 919-850-2344

CATERING DIRECTOR:
Kevin DeHimer

CATERING MANAGERS:
Elizabeth Haman, Jenn Carlin, Carol Sasseen Read less

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Ethiopian, French, German, Italian, Korean, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Specialty Beer

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Modern, Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Liquor License, Signature Cocktail(s)
What event items are available?
Chairs, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use, Private Room, Private Section

REVIEWS

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Sarah
Wedding:
10/16/2016
5.0/5.0
Working with Rocky Top for our wedding was seamless, flawless and amazing. Elizabeth is so patient and accommodating, never seemed to mind answering any of my dumb questions and came up with a menu that was exactly what we wanted while falling within our tight budget. They work with the rental company to arrange your rentals so you have less things to keep up with and fewer people to pay. They also broke down all of our chairs during our cocktail reception so they could "flip" the space into a dance floor at no additional cost to us. Everyone on the serving team was friendly and helpful and they made sure that my groom and I were fed and always had a fresh drink. They even packaged up a few plates and sent them to our hotel so they were waiting in the fridge when we arrived. So thoughtful, helpful, professional, and easy to work with. I could't recommend them more highly than I do!!
Working with Rocky Top for our wedding was seamless, flawless and amazing. Elizabeth is so patient and accommodating, Read more...
Working with Rocky Top for our wedding was seamless, flawless and amazing. Elizabeth is so patient and accommodating, never seemed to mind answering any of my dumb questions and came up with a menu that was exactly what we wanted while falling within our tight budget. They work with the rental company to arrange your rentals so you have less things to keep up with and fewer people to pay. They also broke down all of our chairs during our cocktail reception so they could "flip" the space into a dance floor at no additional cost to us. Everyone on the serving team was friendly and helpful and they made sure that my groom and I were fed and always had a fresh drink. They even packaged up a few plates and sent them to our hotel so they were waiting in the fridge when we arrived. So thoughtful, helpful, professional, and easy to work with. I could't recommend them more highly than I do!! Read less
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Mica
Wedding:
10/16/2016
5.0/5.0
If you're looking for excellent food, wonderful service and true professionals, Rocky Top is the best choice! My husbands cousin had used Rocky Top for her wedding years ago, so we knew from experience who we wanted to go with for catering. From the beginning Elizabeth made us feel like our wedding was a top priority. She was so sweet and easy to work with, and made the planning process so much fun! They also invite couples to tastings to try all kinds of food from their huge menu.. it's such a unique experience. They fill their venue with top choice linens, tall centerpieces, flower arrangements and tons of delicious food.. a true feast for the eyes and tastebuds. When you choose Rocky Top you feel like you're their number one client no matter how small or big your wedding may be. On top of all that, during the wedding itself they make the Bride, Groom and entire wedding party feel pampered and special. I cannot recommend Rocky Top enough! We were very pleased. Thank you Elizabeth and team for all your hard work and being such a special part of our wedding day!
If you're looking for excellent food, wonderful service and true professionals, Rocky Top is the best choice! My husbands Read more...
If you're looking for excellent food, wonderful service and true professionals, Rocky Top is the best choice! My husbands cousin had used Rocky Top for her wedding years ago, so we knew from experience who we wanted to go with for catering. From the beginning Elizabeth made us feel like our wedding was a top priority. She was so sweet and easy to work with, and made the planning process so much fun! They also invite couples to tastings to try all kinds of food from their huge menu.. it's such a unique experience. They fill their venue with top choice linens, tall centerpieces, flower arrangements and tons of delicious food.. a true feast for the eyes and tastebuds. When you choose Rocky Top you feel like you're their number one client no matter how small or big your wedding may be. On top of all that, during the wedding itself they make the Bride, Groom and entire wedding party feel pampered and special. I cannot recommend Rocky Top enough! We were very pleased. Thank you Elizabeth and team for all your hard work and being such a special part of our wedding day! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
Great food and great service all around. We worked with Kevin for our initial planning and set up. The staff for our rehearsal dinner was great. Very kind to our guests and accommodating. I highly recommend not only 1705 Prime as an event venue but also Rocky Top Catering. Our guests are still talking about the food. Guests who said they didn't even like salmon said they loved it. We really appreciate everything!
Great food and great service all around. We worked with Kevin for our initial planning and set up. The staff for our Read more...
Great food and great service all around. We worked with Kevin for our initial planning and set up. The staff for our rehearsal dinner was great. Very kind to our guests and accommodating. I highly recommend not only 1705 Prime as an event venue but also Rocky Top Catering. Our guests are still talking about the food. Guests who said they didn't even like salmon said they loved it. We really appreciate everything! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
1705 Prime was an excellent choice for a reception venue--both in terms of the space and the catering. The newly refurbished dining room and bar area have a lovely, modern look that was perfect for our wedding reception. The dinner was just fabulous--we got so many compliments on the food, which I find isn't usually the case at weddings. (Try the bruschetta macaroni and cheese. You won't be disappointed.) The biscuit bar in the later half of the evening was a big hit as well. If guests remember anything about our wedding, it's probably going to be the biscuit bar.

Kevin, our coordinator and main contact, was a delight to work with and was always willing to talk with us about anything, even small details like which color of red fabric to drape over a specific table. He really helped to streamline what could have easily been a highly stressful year of planning.
1705 Prime was an excellent choice for a reception venue--both in terms of the space and the catering. The newly Read more...
1705 Prime was an excellent choice for a reception venue--both in terms of the space and the catering. The newly refurbished dining room and bar area have a lovely, modern look that was perfect for our wedding reception. The dinner was just fabulous--we got so many compliments on the food, which I find isn't usually the case at weddings. (Try the bruschetta macaroni and cheese. You won't be disappointed.) The biscuit bar in the later half of the evening was a big hit as well. If guests remember anything about our wedding, it's probably going to be the biscuit bar.

Kevin, our coordinator and main contact, was a delight to work with and was always willing to talk with us about anything, even small details like which color of red fabric to drape over a specific table. He really helped to streamline what could have easily been a highly stressful year of planning. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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JERRAE
Wedding:
9/2/2016
5.0/5.0
My wedding day was amazing! I became a little nervous when my catering contact resigned however Kevin jumped right in and ran with it. He worked out our menu perfectly and was extremely helpful. The food was delicious and it was a great value. I opted for the station styled menu which allowed my guests to mingle with each other. All of the staff at 1705 Prime were professionals. This is a great "one stop shop" venue and since it rained on my day it worked out perfectly.
My wedding day was amazing! I became a little nervous when my catering contact resigned however Kevin jumped right in and Read more...
My wedding day was amazing! I became a little nervous when my catering contact resigned however Kevin jumped right in and ran with it. He worked out our menu perfectly and was extremely helpful. The food was delicious and it was a great value. I opted for the station styled menu which allowed my guests to mingle with each other. All of the staff at 1705 Prime were professionals. This is a great "one stop shop" venue and since it rained on my day it worked out perfectly. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Michelle
Wedding:
4/2/2016
5.0/5.0
We were thrilled with our choice of 1705 Prime for our ceremony and reception. Jenn helped us throughout and made the whole process smooth. The venue underwent some renovations between when we first booked and when our wedding was and they definitely were for the better. She was patient with my (now) husband with his plated food choices as she knew that was most important to him. Communication was great and she let us know if there would be any delays in responses way in advance.

The day of went smooth from what I could see, if only there was some way they could have kept the ring bearer from falling asleep right after dinner! Jane helped out the day of and she was also super helpful. Thanks for making our day fantastic! Everyone loved the food and are still commenting on how great everything was. A great time was had by all!
We were thrilled with our choice of 1705 Prime for our ceremony and reception. Jenn helped us throughout and made the Read more...
We were thrilled with our choice of 1705 Prime for our ceremony and reception. Jenn helped us throughout and made the whole process smooth. The venue underwent some renovations between when we first booked and when our wedding was and they definitely were for the better. She was patient with my (now) husband with his plated food choices as she knew that was most important to him. Communication was great and she let us know if there would be any delays in responses way in advance.

The day of went smooth from what I could see, if only there was some way they could have kept the ring bearer from falling asleep right after dinner! Jane helped out the day of and she was also super helpful. Thanks for making our day fantastic! Everyone loved the food and are still commenting on how great everything was. A great time was had by all! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Grace
Wedding:
1/23/2016
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough positive things about 1705 Prime. They just redid the interior and it's absolutely beautiful. I had my wedding on probably the worst day of the year, during an ice storm, but the staff still made sure that my husband and I and all of our guests had a great time. Elizabeth was my planner and went over and beyond any of my expectations. Also, the food is amazing. You cannot go wrong with this venue!
I cannot say enough positive things about 1705 Prime. They just redid the interior and it's absolutely beautiful. I had my Read more...
I cannot say enough positive things about 1705 Prime. They just redid the interior and it's absolutely beautiful. I had my wedding on probably the worst day of the year, during an ice storm, but the staff still made sure that my husband and I and all of our guests had a great time. Elizabeth was my planner and went over and beyond any of my expectations. Also, the food is amazing. You cannot go wrong with this venue! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Brooke
Wedding:
10/9/2015
5.0/5.0
1705 was very accommodating! We had originally booked The Twisted Fork, but due to a small kitchen fire it wasn't available anymore. Rocky Top was very quick in directing us to 1705 Prime and they were happy to work with us on menu & bar items. Along with decorations! Food was great & everyone had a great time!
1705 was very accommodating! We had originally booked The Twisted Fork, but due to a small kitchen fire it wasn't Read more...
1705 was very accommodating! We had originally booked The Twisted Fork, but due to a small kitchen fire it wasn't available anymore. Rocky Top was very quick in directing us to 1705 Prime and they were happy to work with us on menu & bar items. Along with decorations! Food was great & everyone had a great time! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Carol Sasseen from Rocky Top Catering/Hospitality was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! From the moment we met Carol, I was sold. I had been to a wedding reception at 1705 Prime almost 10 years ago, so I'd always considered it an option for my own, but after meeting with Carol, my decision was confirmed--we never even looked at another venue!

From the beginning, I loved the idea of doing stations for my reception dinner. I was under the impression that I had to choose from a specific set menu--I was wrong! I literally could have told them I wanted a corndog station and I'm pretty sure they would have found a way to make it happen. All joking aside, it was perfect.

Rocky Top does full on events every 3 months, which is how you get your "tasting." You show up to one of their venues, pick up your name tag, and enjoy a full reception event starting with passed appetizers, to photographers, a champagne station, seafood raw bar, full liquor bar, AND the infamous cake table. This was amazing for us because not only did we get to taste the food they offered, but we were able to see HOW they put on an event, as well. And let me tell you, the place is top notch!

I was adamant about not hiring a wedding planner--I wanted to handle everything myself and make sure it was done how WE wanted it to be done. Having said that, I left just about everything up to Carol! We chose the food and let her take care of the rest and she absolutely did. So, I may not have ever pictured having a wedding planner for the entire day, but I CAN say this... I had an OUTSTANDING "reception coordinator" after the ceremony! Carol is the first person we saw when we arrived to 1705 Prime... when she saw me, she cried. If this isn't a testament to the relationship we built over the last 7 months of planning, then I'm not sure what is.

I would recommend Rocky Top Catering and 1705 Prime 100% from every aspect-they were so easy to work with, get in touch with, and to enjoy my wedding day with!
Carol Sasseen from Rocky Top Catering/Hospitality was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! From the moment we met Carol, I was sold. I had Read more...
Carol Sasseen from Rocky Top Catering/Hospitality was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! From the moment we met Carol, I was sold. I had been to a wedding reception at 1705 Prime almost 10 years ago, so I'd always considered it an option for my own, but after meeting with Carol, my decision was confirmed--we never even looked at another venue!

From the beginning, I loved the idea of doing stations for my reception dinner. I was under the impression that I had to choose from a specific set menu--I was wrong! I literally could have told them I wanted a corndog station and I'm pretty sure they would have found a way to make it happen. All joking aside, it was perfect.

Rocky Top does full on events every 3 months, which is how you get your "tasting." You show up to one of their venues, pick up your name tag, and enjoy a full reception event starting with passed appetizers, to photographers, a champagne station, seafood raw bar, full liquor bar, AND the infamous cake table. This was amazing for us because not only did we get to taste the food they offered, but we were able to see HOW they put on an event, as well. And let me tell you, the place is top notch!

I was adamant about not hiring a wedding planner--I wanted to handle everything myself and make sure it was done how WE wanted it to be done. Having said that, I left just about everything up to Carol! We chose the food and let her take care of the rest and she absolutely did. So, I may not have ever pictured having a wedding planner for the entire day, but I CAN say this... I had an OUTSTANDING "reception coordinator" after the ceremony! Carol is the first person we saw when we arrived to 1705 Prime... when she saw me, she cried. If this isn't a testament to the relationship we built over the last 7 months of planning, then I'm not sure what is.

I would recommend Rocky Top Catering and 1705 Prime 100% from every aspect-they were so easy to work with, get in touch with, and to enjoy my wedding day with! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Eric
Wedding:
10/2/2015
5.0/5.0
Elizabeth and the team at 1705 Prime were absolutely awesome to work with. We cannot tell you how much we enjoyed their professionalism, the venue itself, food and drinks. We have gotten nothing but positive feedback from everyone in attendance.
Elizabeth and the team at 1705 Prime were absolutely awesome to work with. We cannot tell you how much we enjoyed their Read more...
Elizabeth and the team at 1705 Prime were absolutely awesome to work with. We cannot tell you how much we enjoyed their professionalism, the venue itself, food and drinks. We have gotten nothing but positive feedback from everyone in attendance. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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