Market Hall – A Downtown Raleigh Warehouse Wedding Venue among the cobblestone streets of City Market
Did you know there are fantastic warehouse wedding venues located in City Market? This stunningly beautiful historic area in Raleigh has cobblestone streets, and is nestled across the street from Moore Square (you know – home to the giant acorn sculpture!) This darling and picturesque area of downtown Raleigh also has the wedding venue Market Hall.
Market Hall is one of the most sought-after warehouse wedding venues in Raleigh. One of the biggest downtown event spaces, it is able to accommodate up nearly 400 people. Its white brick walls, high ceilings, and ample natural light make it a great option for a daytime or nighttime event. Brides and grooms love weddings at Market Hall, and we can confirm that it is a great place to party – because Team SB&G has been to several events there over the years. We have featured several Market Hall real weddings on the Southern Bride & Groom blog, and love how each one has its own identity within the space.
One benefit to booking this Raleigh wedding venue is that you have easy access to portraits on the cobblestone streets outside. We’ve even seen some weddings ceremonies take place on the cobblestone streets! Plus, the spacious indoor space allows for safety in any weather. And best of all, it has an urban feel while still maintaining a crisp, white modern look that can be turned into any wedding style!
The History of Raleigh Wedding Venue Market Hall
From 1914 to the 1940s, Market Hall was Raleigh’s city market – a grocery hall – for our NC capital city. The advent of modern-day supermarkets led to its end as a market. In 1980 it was designated a historic site, and the Historic City Market began to come back to life with eateries and shops in the 1990s. Finally, the building was repurposed as an event space in the heart of downtown Raleigh. It initially opened as Cobblestone Hall, but has been re-branded as Market Hall in recent years – back to its original roots.