Historic & Remarkable
Weddings in Downtown Raleigh
Urban Wedding Venue
Experience the charm of our historic wedding venue nestled in the heart of downtown Raleigh.
Choose from 4 unique spaces and indoor or outdoor ceremony options.
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Elegant, Speakeasy Vibe
Nestled in downtown Raleigh, The Grove offers a unique blend of historic charm, urban sophistication, and an alluring ambiance.
Four Unique Spaces
The Oak Room
Delight in the stylish atmosphere of our spacious indoor reception room. With space for up to 100 for seated dinners & 150 for cocktail style parties, it’s perfect for celebrations of all sizes
The Willow Room
Indulge in the refined ambiance of the Willow Room, accommodating up to 100 guests for indoor ceremonies or sophisticated cocktail hours.
The Grove Patio
Immerse yourself in 3,600 sq. ft of enchanting outdoor space, perfect for ceremonies, cocktail hours, and parties of up to 150 guests.
Indoor Bar & Lounge
Experience the captivating Indoor Bar & Lounge at The Grove, an inviting space that exudes a speakeasy charm, perfect for intimate gatherings, cocktails, and socializing amid historic elegance.
The Grove At City Market:
Your Urban Sanctuary
The Grove’s outdoor space is a fusion of historic charm and urban splendor, nestled among downtown Raleigh’s skyscrapers – an enchanting oasis for unforgettable ceremonies and receptions.
Step into The Grove at City Market, an historic treasure nestled in downtown Raleigh, offering an enchanting setting that blends timeless charm with the city’s vibrant atmosphere.
Corporate & Social Events
Elevate your corporate events at The Grove at City Market, a versatile downtown Raleigh venue combining industrial charm with modern sophistication – perfect for meetings, corporate dinners, company holiday parties and professional networking events..
Frequently Asked Questions
When planning your wedding at The Grove at City Market, you may have some questions about the details. Here are a few commonly asked questions to help guide you through the process.
Where can I and my guests park?
We include a private parking lot on the corner of Blount Street and Wolfe Street (entrance on Blount Street) with three (3) parking spots for the client and 5 spots for vendor load in and load out.
Guest Parking is available at the following locations:
230 E. Martin Street Raleigh, NC 27601
$1 - per hour - Mon-Fri (7 am-5 pm)
$8 - daily maximum - Mon-Fri (7 am-5 pm)
$5 - Mon-Fri (5 pm-7 am)
$5 - Sat and Sun (24 hours)
223 S. Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
117 S Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
City Center Deck/ Red Hat Deck:
429 S Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Hourly/Daily Rates for ALL Parking Decks:
$5 Flat Fee Per Car Friday & Saturday 5pm to 7am
Free on Sundays All Day
Free Parking Monday-Thurday from 7pm to 7am
Weekday Hourly Rates:
$1.50/hour, first 4 hours
$2.00/hour after 4 hours to daily maximum
$14 - daily max
What are the closest hotels?
The following hotels are a 6 minute walk up two blocks from our front door (down E. Davie Street to Fayetteville Street). Please call for room block rates early as they do get filled quickly with activities occurring at the Convention Center, Duke Energy Center and around the Capitol.
What is the maximum capacity for ceremonies and receptions at your venue?
110 for seated dinners and 150 for cocktail style parties.
Do you allow outside food and alcohol?
We do not permit outside food and alcohol to be brought in. Our Executive Chef Chris Hill and his culinary team prepare all food in our onsite kitchen for a full service, restaurant-style experience that provides the best quality dining for you and your guests. We are fully ABC retail permitted and it is against the law for any outside alcohol to be brought into our venue.
When do you give tours?
We give tours Tuesday-Friday 10am to 6pm and Saturdays 9am to 3pm around our event schedule. Please note that Saturday tours are limited and should be scheduled well in advance.
Are there both indoor and outdoor options for ceremonies and receptions?
Yes, we offer both indoor and outdoor ceremony options! The Grove Patio is perfect for an outdoor ceremony for up to 150 guests. The Willow Room will accommodate an indoor ceremony for up to 100 guests. The Willow Room is not the dining room and no room flip is necessary!
Do you provide tables, chairs, linens, and other essential items, or do we need to rent these separately?
China, Glassware, Silverware, Tables, Black Chiavari Chairs, & White Folding Garden Chairs are included for up to 100 guests in your rental fee. Linens will be rented through our preferred Rental Partner, Curated Events, as an additional fee.
Are there any restrictions on decorations, music, or other aspects of the wedding planning process?
Outdoor amplified music is restricted to ceremony and cocktail hour music only at a reasonable soft level. Loud Dancing and Reception music is limited to indoors. All amplified music outside must end by 10pm due to City Noise Ordinances. Decor is flexible but glitter, confetti, nails and staples are not allowed. Candles must be inside a vessel. All weddings are required to have a Professional and Venue Approved Wedding Day Coordinator.
What if my wedding is scheduled for outdoor and it rains that day?
You do not need to worry about rain on your wedding day at The Grove! We will simply move your ceremony indoors to The Willow room for a gorgeous, cozy and dry indoor ceremony!
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A Unique Wedding Venue in Downtown Raleigh
The Grove at City Market: An Historic Jewel in the Heart of Downtown Raleigh
Experience the perfect blend of history, elegance, and urban charm at The Grove at City Market, an historic wedding venue in Raleigh. Located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, The Grove offers a truly unique setting for your special day, boasting a captivating warehouse vibe and speakeasy-inspired details. Discover the enchanting indoor and outdoor spaces designed to make your wedding dreams come true.
A Reception to Remember
The Oak Room is the ideal setting for your reception, offering a spacious and stylish atmosphere that can accommodate up to 100 guests for seated dinners and 150 for cocktail-style parties. With its beautiful blend of industrial and elegant design elements, this inviting space provides the perfect backdrop for unforgettable celebrations.
- Full-service bar and lounge
- Flexible floor plan for various event sizes and styles
Ceremony Spaces: Choose Your Perfect Setting
At the Raleigh wedding venue, The Grove at City Market, you’ll find versatile ceremony spaces to suit your vision, whether you’re looking for an intimate indoor setting or a picturesque outdoor locale.
Indoor: The Willow Room
Delight in the refined ambiance of the Willow Room, an enchanting indoor space that can accommodate up to 100 guests for ceremonies or sophisticated cocktail hours. With its warm atmosphere and elegant design, the Willow Room offers a charming setting for your ceremony or pre-reception gathering.
Outdoor: The Grove Patio
Immerse yourself in 3,600 sq. ft of enchanting outdoor space on The Grove Patio, perfect for ceremonies, & cocktail hours up to 150 guests. This private oasis in the midst of downtown Raleigh provides a unique and memorable setting for your outdoor wedding.
Culinary Excellence: Full-Service In-House Catering by Executive Chef Chris Hill
Savor the flavors of exquisite cuisine masterfully crafted by renowned Executive Chef Chris Hill. Our in-house catering team takes pride in creating customized menus using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to delight the taste buds of you and your guests.
- Personalized menu planning
- Fully trained servers to ensure exceptional service
Historic Charm Meets Urban Sophistication at this Raleigh wedding venue
The Grove at City Market is the perfect marriage of historic charm and modern design. Nestled among downtown Raleigh’s skyscrapers, the venue’s distinct exterior gives way to a stunning interior, where industrial warehouse elements blend seamlessly with elegant touches. Exposed brick, high ceilings, and large windows create a captivating atmosphere that’s perfect for your special day.
Your Dream Wedding in Downtown Raleigh
The Grove at City Market is the ideal choice for couples seeking a one-of-a-kind wedding experience in the heart of downtown Raleigh. With its unique combination of historic and industrial elements, this venue offers a truly memorable setting for your special day.
- Easy access to local hotels, just a 6-minute walk away
- No Getting-Ready Suites; however, a single dressing room is provided onsite and nearby accommodations allow for convenient options for preparation.
The Grove at City Market: Where Dreams Become Reality
At The Grove at City Market, our dedicated staff is committed to making your wedding day truly remarkable. From the initial planning stages through the final send-off, our team will work closely with you to ensure every detail is flawlessly executed. Let us help you create an unforgettable experience that will be cherished for a lifetime. Discover the magic of The Grove at City Market and begin your happily ever after in the heart of downtown Raleigh.