1705 Prime is a premium private events company in downtown Raleigh that offers a range of upscale and well-appointed venues for weddings, receptions, and ceremonies. Set in an exquisitely restored Southern mansion just outside of Raleigh and managed by Rocky Top Catering, 1705 Prime boasts a variety of classically furnished spaces for cherished ceremonies and elegant receptions of all sizes. The magnificent mansion lends itself to incredible photo opportunities with a sleek portico entrance flanked by towering columns, and framed by majestic oak trees, while recently renovated interiors exude a contemporary, upscale ambiance. 1705 East provides exclusive catering and beverages services from Rocky Top Catering, who is also the sole caterer for The Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. The venue also offers a range exclusive packages and services for all budgets and party sizes, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free event.

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Amenities and Facilities

1705 Prime offers beautiful venues for both indoor and outdoor events, ranging from the grand porticoed entrance and the expansive front lawn shaded by a giant oak tree to three elegant indoor spaces for intimate or lavish receptions.

The Capital Room is stylishly furnished in warm, earthy tones and can accommodate up to 160 guests for seated and formal dinners and 225 guests for standing cocktail receptions, and the Rutherford Room is similarly decorated and can host 72 seated guests and up to 100 standing. The Rutherford Room can be divided into two smaller rooms for smaller events, each accommodating up to 36 seated, 50 standing. The Lounge is a casual, relaxed space that includes a full-service bar and can accommodate up to 150 people for cocktail gatherings.


Services and amenities included with the rental of 1705 East are tables, chairs, china, flatware and silverware, a full-service bar and cocktail reception area, a fully equipped kitchen for catering and food prep, specialized audiovisual packs for entertainment, and a professional team to coordinate vendors and the event (upon request). The venue is wheelchair accessible and offers ample parking for guests.


1705 Prime works with award-winning caterers, Rocky Top Catering, who manages the property and specialize in contemporary dishes created and prepared from fresh locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Guests can discuss customized menus if required and select from a range of serving options such as buffet, food stations, plated dinners, and butler-passed hors-d’oeuvres. Rocky Top Catering also offers a variety of beverage options from hosted and open bars to tailor-made bar packages.

General Information

1705 Prime is located at 1705 E. Millbrook in eastern Raleigh, is wheelchair accessible, and offers ample parking for guests. Located a short drive from the center of Raleigh, guests can enjoy all that the capital city of North Carolina has to offer from admiring the 19th-century Greek Revival–style architecture of the North Carolina State Capitol to discovering more about the city at various museums and galleries. Top attractions in the modern-meets-historic metropolis include the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, the North Carolina Museum of Art, Pullen Park, the North Carolina Museum of History, and the Triangle Rock Club. The city also boasts many award-winning and casual restaurants, along with bustling bars, buzzing nightclubs, and other entertainment.

1705 E. Millbrook, Raleigh, NC 27609, Phone: 919-850-2340

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