An experience tailored to bring out the best in every moment
- Spend time socializing
- Have a meal with us
- Enjoy a signature drink
From baby showers and bridal brunches to birthday parties and retirement celebrations, we can accommodate your group of 20 or more in our flexible private and semi-private spaces.
For groups of 19 or less, please make a reservation via Open Table.
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- Total Event Space
- Capacity Largest Space
Social Events at The Willard
The Horizon Ballroom is comprised of the Horizon I and Horizon II function spaces so that both intimate and more spacious gatherings can be accommodated. Floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the downtown Raleigh skyline. Perfect for large private dining and social functions such as awards ceremonies, dinners, holiday parties, and more. Additional indoor and outdoor pre-function space is also available.
Capacity: Capacity: 104 Seated / 125 Reception
Capacity: 56 Seated / 65 Reception
Capacity: 48 Seated / 60 Reception
Horizon Ballroom + Glenwood Terrace
The Horizon Ballroom and Glenwood Terrace provide the best of both worlds, a heated outdoor terrace alongside the intimacy of a private ballroom. This is the perfect setting for cocktail receptions, holiday parties, and seated dinners while taking in the incomparable views of the Raleigh skyline.
Capacity: 104 Seated / 200 Reception
The Glenwood Terrace provides a semi-covered and heated outdoor experience with unparalleled views of the Raleigh skyline. The terrace can be reserved for up to a 15 person semi-private or 30-person private function. Perfect for corporate networking events, birthday parties, bridal & baby shower, and more.
13 Seated / 15 Reception (Semi-Private)
26 Seated / 30 Reception (Private)
Skyview Private Dining Room
The most intimate and beautiful rooftop private dining room in Raleigh. With spectacular panoramic views, glass walls, and exclusive balcony overlooking downtown, hosting a wine dinner with friends or colleagues is a must.
Capacity: 14 Seated
Private Dining Minimum: $1,250++
The Rooftop Terrace is the pinnacle of The Willard experience where you can gather with friends, family, and colleagues to enjoy the best views of the downtown Raleigh skyline for happy-hour or celebrating a special occasion. This semi-private section is covered, heated, and can be reserved for parties of 20 to 30 people.
Capacity: 30 Reception (Semi-Private)
Enjoy the exclusivity of the only downtown Raleigh rooftop experience where guests can mix and mingle between a combination of indoor and outdoor spaces with spectacular panoramic views throughout. The Willard buy-out includes the entire 7th floor with access to the Horizon Ballroom, Glenwood Terrace, Lounge, and Rooftop Terrace.
Capacity: 375 Reception
With 146 guest rooms – some with spectacular views of the downtown Raleigh skyline – the AC Hotel Raleigh Downtown is ready to welcome your guests. Ask our event team about group room blocks to give your friends and family an easy and efficient way to book their stay.
Nestled between Glenwood South and the Warehouse District, The Willard is downtown Raleigh’s gathering place.View Latest Happenings