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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 17 or more in our flexible private and semi-private spaces.

For groups of 16 or less, please make a reservation via Open Table.

Event Spaces
7
Total Event Space
10,000ft2
Capacity Largest Space
250
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Social Events at The Willard

Horizon Ballroom

Horizon Ballroom

Floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the downtown Raleigh skyline. Perfect for large private dining and social functions such as awards ceremonies, large dinners, holiday parties, and more. Includes audiovisual capabilities and indoor pre-function space. Additional indoor and outdoor pre-function space is available.

Space: 1,920ft2
Capacity: 112 Seated / 126 Reception

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Horizon I

Horizon I

This private dining space features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city’s tree canopy and the rolling hills of north Raleigh. Perfect for luncheons, brunches, private dinners, and more.

Space: 1,000ft2
Capacity: 56 Seated / 66 Reception

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Horizon II

Horizon II

Floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the downtown Raleigh skyline create a stunning backdrop for luncheons, brunches, private dinners, and more.

Space: 805ft2
Capacity: 48 Seated / 60 Reception

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Skyview Private Dining

Skyview Private Dining Room

This glass-walled room with a spectacular view of the downtown Raleigh skyline is an intimate setting for up to 12 people with a private balcony.

Space: 264ft2
Capacity: 12 Seated

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Small Terrace

Small Terrace

This covered outdoor space with unparalleled views of the Raleigh skyline is perfect for corporate networking events, birthday parties, baby showers, and more.

Space: 642sqft
Capacity: 26 Seated / 30 Reception

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Rooftop & Lounge

Rooftop & Lounge

The pinnacle of The Willard experience where you can gather around the outdoor fireplace, find a private oasis among the garden features and enjoy the incomparable views of the downtown Raleigh skyline. Available for private or semi-private events for parties of 17 or more. The rooftop is heated in cold weather.

Space: 2,887sqft
Capacity: 67 Seated / 100 Reception

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The Willard

The Willard

Enjoy the exclusivity of the only downtown Raleigh rooftop experience that includes two outdoor spaces. This combination of both indoor and heated outdoor spaces provides a one-of-a-kind experience with panoramic views of downtown Raleigh. Includes entire 7th floor space including Horizons Ballroom, Small Terrace, Lounge, and Rooftop.

Space: 10,000sqft
Capacity: 112 Seated / 250 Reception

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Accommodations

Accomodations

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.

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Happenings

Nestled between Glenwood South and the Warehouse District, The Willard is downtown Raleigh’s gathering place.

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