Market Hall – Raleigh, NC Wedding Venue
Market Hall is a full-service wedding and event venue nestled in the heart of downtown Raleigh’s Moore Square District. When planning a wedding at Market Hall, we have a few tips.
Market Hall has 2 main areas for events (Park View and Market View)
- The Park View holds up to 150 people.
- Typically a wedding ceremony is held here.
- Small wedding receptions can be held here too.
- The DJ sets up under the stairs for the best location.
- The Park View faces Moore Square Park.
- Guests can enjoy a patio on the side.
- The venue has a large sliding wooden barn door between Park View and Market View.
- The Market View holds up to 350 people.
- Typically large wedding receptions are held here.
- The DJ normally sets up either along the long blank wall between bathrooms and sliding barn door -or- along the right wall between windows to the patio.
- The dance floor and uplights work great in this room
Sample Wedding at The Market Hall
When I originally Skyped with Katie’s Parents Penny and Alan in January and heard their vision of this very unique wedding at Market Hall on August 17th, I was instantly hooked and the wheels started turning. They had 215 guests coming from all over the world and wanted to incorporate Greek and Palestinian music into the dancing, as well as typical American music. Challenge accepted!!
The ceremony was held earlier at All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church. After the ceremony, the guests made their way over to Market Hall where I was set up and ready. As they arrived I had a mix of soft rock, classic soul, standards, and a few Greek and Arabic songs playing. Guests enjoyed refreshments, passed hors d’oeuvres, The Bunn DJ Company Photo Booth, corn hole, and a large Jenga set. The wedding party and Katie and Kevin joined after pics and video were done at the church by Timo Andrews Visuals and John from Story Focused Media.
After the cocktail hour, I invited guests into the larger back room with help from planner extraordinaire Kathy from Sally Oakley Weddings & Events and Katie’s Parents welcomed everyone. After the blessing, guests were invited to sample food from all over the world made by Market Hall Catering. The tacos and salmon were amazing!!! During dinner, I continued the same mix as cocktails.
After dinner, we had the parents’ dances and started with Kevin and his Mother to the Cuban salsa song “Mandinga” by Buena Vista Social Club. Katie and her Father had their dance that started with “Your Song” then into “Conga”, “U Can’t Touch This”, “Party Rock Anthem” and “The Twist”, then ended with “Your Song” again. It was so great and really caught everyone off guard. Katie and Kevin had their dance last that started with “Fly Me To The Moon” Then into a Greek Kalamatiano and Ikaria that a live drummer (Naji) joined, then everyone joined in to dance with them. I followed it up with some American music and then more Greek. It was just amazing energy of love and dance all night! =
We ended the night with the Greek song “Den Thelo Tetious Filous” and a Palestinian song before a sparkler exit from the side of the building.
Thank you for everything Katie, Kevin, Penny, Alan, Jayne, Kathy! This was a wedding I will never forget!!
Bunn DJ Company believes DJing is more than just showing up and pressing play. It’s also more than just knowing how to choose songs and mix them together. Being wedding DJs at the Market Hall is about creating experiences and atmospheres. That’s what our DJing philosophy boils down to. We don’t want to just provide the perfect music. We want to create the perfect day. That’s why we excel in what we do. And this wedding was a perfect example of that. Working with this awesome couple to create the day they envisioned is something we’ll never forget. And it’s a service we provide all our weddings again and again.