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An experience tailored to bring out the best in every moment

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.

Event Spaces
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Social Events at The Willard

Horizon Ballroom

Horizon Ballroom

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.

Space: 1,920ft2
Capacity: Capacity: 104 Seated / 125 Reception

Horizon I
Size: 1,000ft2
Capacity: 56 Seated / 65 Reception

Horizon II
Size: 805ft2
Capacity: 48 Seated / 60 Reception

Horizon Ballroom + Glenwood Terrace

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.

Space: 3,700ft2
Capacity: 104 Seated / 200 Reception

Glenwood Terrace

Glenwood Terrace

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.

Size: 642ft2
13 Seated / 15 Reception (Semi-Private)
26 Seated / 30 Reception (Private)

Skyview Private Dining

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.

Size: 264ft2
Capacity: 14 Seated
Private Dining Minimum: $1,250++

Rooftop Terrace

Rooftop Terrace

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.

Space: 1,220ft2
Capacity: 30 Reception (Semi-Private)

The Willard Buy-Out

The Willard

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.

Space: 10,000sqft
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.

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