Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern 330 Hillsborough Street • Raleigh • North Carolina 27603

Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern

330 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27603

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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • History and elegance come together at this downtown Raleigh locale. Built in 1871, the Second Empire Victorian home with its 14-foot ceilings and ornate flourishes has been lovingly transformed into an exciting restaurant and event venue that's kept the best of the old and made it even better.
  • From the new Grand Entry and glassed-in Atrium to the charming Capitol and Raleigh Rooms, you'll find an artfully designed collection of intimate dining spaces, perfect for celebrations for up to 50 guests. The Main Dining Room offers views of the landscaped grounds and lots of natural light.
  • For larger events, combine two or more of the rooms with an easy flow from one to the other. That means that up to 250 of your friends and family can be wined and dined at this gracious landmark that consistently wins awards for its cuisine and world-class wine collection.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $1,500–9,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Space reserved
Meals (when priced separately)
  • $58–88/person
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 22%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 50 25
Cocktails, etc. Standing 250 0
Reception Seated 250 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 50.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings

Essential Info


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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Access limited


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Restaurant

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Landscaped Grounds


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