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The Royal Banquet & Conference Center

Raleigh , NC

LOCATION

3801 Hillsborough Street, Suite 109
Raleigh, NC US 27607 (map)
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ABOUT US

The Royal Banquet is an exceptionally appointed historic venue at the edge of downtown Raleigh located across from Meredith College. Elegant jewel tones, Old World décor and wrought iron... Read more
The Royal Banquet is an exceptionally appointed historic venue at the edge of downtown Raleigh located across from Meredith College. Elegant jewel tones, Old World décor and wrought iron chandeliers highlight the space providing a charming contrast to the building’s exposed historic brick wall. The Royal is convenient to the airport, highways and hotels. Our superior location and hospitality paired with the historical recognition earns The Royal its timeless distinction for your wedding, reception, or rehearsal dinner.

We offer a 3,760 sq. ft. banquet hall that comfortably accommodates up to 300 people in a variety of room sizes. There is also an additional 875 sq. ft. room available in to rent in conjunction with events to use as a lounge, childcare, waiting area, bar, etc. We allow you to select a caterer of your choice as well as serve alcohol at your event with an insured bartender. The rental fee includes a long list of equipment and features. An outdoor patio and abundant covered and uncovered free parking await you and your guests. Visit our website for our rates, features, and calendar. Our hostess will greet your guests & ensure your event runs perfectly.

$2850 Saturdays May - October $2250 Saturdays November - April *Saturday rental includes Room C & all day rental from 9 a.m. until midnight (**Room B may be available for parties under 125 people on Saturdays for $1950)

$1575 Friday evenings/Sunday evenings year round

For weekday rates and complete information visit: www.theroyalbanquet.com

Please call: Carla Towns, Sales Manager at 919-621-0540

or email us at: events@theroyalbanquet.com Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1942
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Modern, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
270
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
300
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1942
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Modern, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
300
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Alicia
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
The Royal was the best place to have a wedding that you want to desgin yourself. It is a blank canvas and and nice place to just add touches.

I really loved the way the venue was shaped so we could utilize the who space. It was great and for a great value.

I would highly recommend it for smallewr weddings.
The Royal was the best place to have a wedding that you want to desgin yourself. It is a blank canvas and and nice place Read more...
The Royal was the best place to have a wedding that you want to desgin yourself. It is a blank canvas and and nice place to just add touches.

I really loved the way the venue was shaped so we could utilize the who space. It was great and for a great value.

I would highly recommend it for smallewr weddings. Read less
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The Royal Banquet & Conference Center responded with the following comments:

Thank you! You were a wonderful bride to work with! Thank you for selecting The Royal!
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Private User
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
It's funny because The Royal is where I wanted my wedding at first before the whole wedding craze kicked in. I must have gone through seven or eight venues before I was scrambling to find one two months before the wedding. Carla was very accommodating. The space is beautiful. Don't worry about the red. It brings out any other colors. Easy, simple, and cost efficient, The Royal has it all. Give it try!
It's funny because The Royal is where I wanted my wedding at first before the whole wedding craze kicked in. I must have Read more...
It's funny because The Royal is where I wanted my wedding at first before the whole wedding craze kicked in. I must have gone through seven or eight venues before I was scrambling to find one two months before the wedding. Carla was very accommodating. The space is beautiful. Don't worry about the red. It brings out any other colors. Easy, simple, and cost efficient, The Royal has it all. Give it try! Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Carla, the manager at The Royal was so easy to work with! She was quick to answer emails and phone calls and even worked with us with our crazy morning wedding schedule.
Carla, the manager at The Royal was so easy to work with! She was quick to answer emails and phone calls and even worked Read more...
Carla, the manager at The Royal was so easy to work with! She was quick to answer emails and phone calls and even worked with us with our crazy morning wedding schedule. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/1/2013
4.9/5.0
Beautiful location for a wedding! Very professional and clear contract. The only issue I had was with the availability of the building on the date we had chosen. The Royal Banquet attempted to be flexible and allow access to the building an hour before hand.
Beautiful location for a wedding! Very professional and clear contract. The only issue I had was with the availability of Read more...
Beautiful location for a wedding! Very professional and clear contract. The only issue I had was with the availability of the building on the date we had chosen. The Royal Banquet attempted to be flexible and allow access to the building an hour before hand. Read less
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marie
Wedding:
2/20/2012
4.8/5.0
We had our wedding reception @ the Royal. It turned out truly beautiful. The venue itself has this elegant charm, perfect for weddings. It has a built in dance floor which was a savings since a few places we checked out charged a few hundred dollars extra for the dance floor.

We had a medium size wedding party, but, I could easily see the royal working great for weddings and receptions.. 50 to 200 guests.

Our caterer had worked there several times before, the space has a out door patio, a kitchen.. clean well kept bathrooms. Covered parking.

Bottom line.. it's a fabulous place for a wedding reception.. we looked at over 20.. elegant, best value.. book early, they fill up.
We had our wedding reception @ the Royal. It turned out truly beautiful. The venue itself has this elegant charm, perfect Read more...
We had our wedding reception @ the Royal. It turned out truly beautiful. The venue itself has this elegant charm, perfect for weddings. It has a built in dance floor which was a savings since a few places we checked out charged a few hundred dollars extra for the dance floor.

We had a medium size wedding party, but, I could easily see the royal working great for weddings and receptions.. 50 to 200 guests.

Our caterer had worked there several times before, the space has a out door patio, a kitchen.. clean well kept bathrooms. Covered parking.

Bottom line.. it's a fabulous place for a wedding reception.. we looked at over 20.. elegant, best value.. book early, they fill up. Read less
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rebecca10
Wedding:
10/20/2007
4.8/5.0
I was hard for my to find a place for both a wedding and a reception, this was the perfect place. It's practically hidden away on Hillsborough Street, but it's beautiful! Robin, the event coordinator was a big help and could always meet with me on my schedule.
I was hard for my to find a place for both a wedding and a reception, this was the perfect place. It's practically hidden Read more...
I was hard for my to find a place for both a wedding and a reception, this was the perfect place. It's practically hidden away on Hillsborough Street, but it's beautiful! Robin, the event coordinator was a big help and could always meet with me on my schedule. Read less
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Colleen & Gus
Wedding:
5/30/2009
4.8/5.0
Both of us remember the old bakery and loved the idea of having the ceromony and reception in the same venue. It is beautifully decorated and a wonderful setting for a wedding. The under-building parking and elevator were important to us for our handicapped guests. I would highly recommend The Royal to anybody.
Both of us remember the old bakery and loved the idea of having the ceromony and reception in the same venue. It is Read more...
Both of us remember the old bakery and loved the idea of having the ceromony and reception in the same venue. It is beautifully decorated and a wonderful setting for a wedding. The under-building parking and elevator were important to us for our handicapped guests. I would highly recommend The Royal to anybody. Read less
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howsonee
Wedding:
6/11/2011
4.8/5.0
The Royal is nothing to look at on the outside, but gorgeous inside. We loved the intimacy of the historic brickwork, large mirrors, and soft lighting. For a time, we worried that the red walls would clash with the bright color scheme of our wedding, but the darkness of them just brought out the brightness of our green and purple flowers all the more. Carla was great to work with and the reception went off without a hitch. I highly recommend.
The Royal is nothing to look at on the outside, but gorgeous inside. We loved the intimacy of the historic brickwork, Read more...
The Royal is nothing to look at on the outside, but gorgeous inside. We loved the intimacy of the historic brickwork, large mirrors, and soft lighting. For a time, we worried that the red walls would clash with the bright color scheme of our wedding, but the darkness of them just brought out the brightness of our green and purple flowers all the more. Carla was great to work with and the reception went off without a hitch. I highly recommend. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
11/5/2011
4.6/5.0
Carla was wonderful to work with. I loved the space because it complimented my theme/colors well and had plenty of space to utilize. The best part was being able to have the ceremony AND reception in one location without having much "rework" to do- the guests were able to go to the other room while the ceremony room became the buffet. It's a little pricey- but definitely LESS than a LOT of surrounding venues and you do get a LOT for your money (including chairs and tables, a sound system etc). Definitely worth the investment, especially since they absolutely 100% know what they're doing! They are experts at this and it shows. Any and all questions I had, they were able to answer (including things related to traffic!). I'd use the Royal again in a heartbeat- we got sooooo many compliments on the location!
Carla was wonderful to work with. I loved the space because it complimented my theme/colors well and had plenty of space Read more...
Carla was wonderful to work with. I loved the space because it complimented my theme/colors well and had plenty of space to utilize. The best part was being able to have the ceremony AND reception in one location without having much "rework" to do- the guests were able to go to the other room while the ceremony room became the buffet. It's a little pricey- but definitely LESS than a LOT of surrounding venues and you do get a LOT for your money (including chairs and tables, a sound system etc). Definitely worth the investment, especially since they absolutely 100% know what they're doing! They are experts at this and it shows. Any and all questions I had, they were able to answer (including things related to traffic!). I'd use the Royal again in a heartbeat- we got sooooo many compliments on the location! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.3/5.0
Everything was great at the Royal. We had a great wedding reception and everyone was very helpful with planning everything for the event. The staff was very responsive and called back in a timely manner when I left messages to ask about the venue. The only thing that I could complain about was that our tables were not set up how we had planned so on the morning of the wedding, our caterer and their workers had to re-position the tables and chairs before setting up.
Everything was great at the Royal. We had a great wedding reception and everyone was very helpful with planning everything Read more...
Everything was great at the Royal. We had a great wedding reception and everyone was very helpful with planning everything for the event. The staff was very responsive and called back in a timely manner when I left messages to ask about the venue. The only thing that I could complain about was that our tables were not set up how we had planned so on the morning of the wedding, our caterer and their workers had to re-position the tables and chairs before setting up. Read less
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The Royal Banquet & Conference Center responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your review! I'm so sorry the tables were not placed correctly. Please let me know your event date & will speak with the set up team to ensure this is not an issue for future clients. Feel free to email if you like :) Again we apologize for the inconvenience & will work to see it doesn't happen again!

DEALS

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Promo Code: FALL   $300 Value
Book any 2014/2015 Saturday, Room C, rental by Sept. 25th & receive $300 off the rate! We still have some 2014 dates available as well as 2015! Call or email today to schedule your tour!

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