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I'm Amanda and I am a Raleigh wedding photographer!  I serve excited and enthusiastic couples with an elegant and elevated wedding photography experience! This is where I share sneak peeks from my latest weddings, engagements, and sessions! Check out my Raleigh wedding photography blog to view my latest weddings, engagements, styled shoots, tips, venues, and more!

Market Hall Wedding Venue

Overview | Historic Market Hall

The Market Hall Wedding Venue in downtown Raleigh is the ideal downtown Raleigh wedding venue. Market Hall Raleigh is a historic wedding venue in downtown Raleigh. Originally a feature in the historic marketplace of the Moore Square Districts in Downtown Raleigh, Market Hall is now a trendy and spacious wedding venue. Historic Market Hall is a full-service wedding venue in the heart of downtown Raleigh that offers on-site catering and full bar service. The grand spaces within the Market Hall wedding venue make it a versatile and ideal space for large weddings

Aesthetic and Style | Market Hall Wedding Venue

Market Hall Raleigh has preserved a lot of the historic and natural charm of the building’s facade. Once an outdoor marketplace, the outside of the building is covered in brick and natural arch elements. It is a huge space inside with tall ceilings and grand ceremony and reception rooms. I would best characterize the Market Hall wedding venue as historic and industrial with all the charm and without the sterile warehouse feel. I love that that the inside of the venue has industrial elements but maintains a chic, modern atmosphere. The cobblestone streets surrounding this venue give it an old-world feel and charm that you won’t find everywhere in downtown Raleigh. The neutral spaces throughout the venue make it easy to personalize every corner of the vast space.


One thing that can be hard to find in a downtown Raleigh wedding venue is space. Market Hall is not short on space that is for certain. After finalizing updates to the venue in 2018, the venue debuted two unique spaces. The Park View space and the Market View space make up the whole of Market Hall. With these spaces, combined with the outdoor patio and street rental option, Market Hall can accommodate a huge guest list. The largest space in this venue can accommodate a 350-guest seated reception! If you are going even bigger, they can accommodate a 450-guest cocktail-style reception. So if you are going BIG then Market Hall is going to be the ideal venue for you!

Amenities | Downtown Raleigh Wedding Venue

There are two things that I generally love on a wedding day. One is a relaxed timeline with an abundance of photography coverage so you are not rushing around or feel stressed. The second thing I love is a venue with a huge amount of space. The two dressing suites in Market Hall are spacious and complete with their own private restrooms. In addition, these spacious getting ready areas are tastefully furnished and private. This means you won’t be accidentally running into your soon-to-be spouse and spoiling any surprises! Space can be hard to come by in a downtown Raleigh wedding venue but not here! Another big amenity that I am a fan of is the covered patio that runs along Blake Street. The patio provides an awesome cocktail hour space and ample shade for warmer days. In addition, there are tree lined streets along the Market View entrance which provides a gorgeous backdrop for photos!

Additionally, the rental of Blake Street allows for exclusive access to the street directly from the patio. Couples can rent the space and furnish it with lounge furniture and bar area for their cocktail hour. It is also an awesome length of space for fun exits and getaways at the end of the night! The cobblestone streets truly provide a unique and special element to this trendy downtown Raleigh wedding venue. A Market Hall wedding would be incomplete without utilizing the cobblestone streets in some way shape or form! When it comes to downtown Raleigh wedding venues the Market Hall Raleigh cannot be beat in terms of space, amenities, and character!

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Booking a wedding at Market Hall Raleigh?

I would LOVE to hear more about your wedding at Market Hall! There are so many ways to personalize this space and I would love to hear about how you plan to show of your story at this Raleigh wedding venue! I especially love hopping over to the capitol to do some downtown portraits and exploring all the wonderful corners of Raleigh! Send me an inquiry today so we can chat about photographing your wedding at the Market Hall wedding venue!

August 17, 2022

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