Located in a historically significant building across from Meredith College, the Royal Banquet & Conference Center is an elegant events venue at the edge of downtown Raleigh. Dating back to the 1950s, the building was once the Royal Bakery on Hillsborough Street that provided freshly baked bread to Raleigh for more than 20 years. The Bakery was redeveloped in the 2000s and occupied by a variety of tenants before being converted into the elegant 28,000 square-foot event venue it is today. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of Raleigh's unique and valuable history, the Royal Banquet & Conference Center offers a classic setting for a variety of celebrations and events from timeless wedding ceremonies and receptions to corporate functions and social gatherings. Boasting exposed brick walls and Old World décor in neutral, jewel tones, Royal Banquet & Conference Center can accommodate over 250 guests for receptions and banquet-style functions, and provides a range of exclusive amenities and services such as preferred vendors for catering, entertainment, floral arrangements and photography, and a team of professional event planners and managers to take care of all the details.

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Amenities and Facilities

The Royal Banquet & Conference Center boasts a 3,760 square foot banquet hall that can accommodate up to 280 guests for a banquet-style reception. The room can also be divided into smaller areas for more intimate functions, ranging in size from 1,207 to 3,760 square feet and accommodating between 90 and 270 guests, depending on the layout and floor plan of the room.

The venue also offers an extra 875 square foot room that can be rented in conjunction with the central space as a waiting area, lounge, bar area, or child care facility. There is also an outdoor patio area for alfresco-style cocktails and other social gatherings, and ample free covered and uncovered parking for guests at the venue.


Exclusive services that are supplied with the rental of the venue include tables, chairs, kitchen facilities for catering and food prep, audiovisual equipment, set-up and clean-up of the site, complimentary wireless Internet access, and free covered and uncovered parking. The Royal Banquet & Conference Center offers a list of preferred vendors for services such as catering and beverages, décor and flowers, wedding cakes, entertainment and music, photography and videography, and more.

General Information

The Royal Banquet & Conference Center is located at 3801 Hillsborough Street in Raleigh and offers complimentary wireless Internet access and ample free covered and uncovered parking for guests at the venue. The Royal Banquet & Conference Center is close to several hotels and guest houses for guests from out of town, as well as excellent restaurants and bars, cafés and coffee shops, bars and nightclubs. The city of Raleigh has much to see and do in the way of attractions and activities, ranging from the historic North Carolina State Capitol, urban spaces such as the William B. Umstead State Park, and Pullen Park, art galleries and museums like the North Carolina Museum of Art, and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and the Triangle Rock Club.

3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607, Phone: 919-621-0540

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