The Virginia Dare Ballroom is considered by many to be Raleigh’s most special hidden gem! The ballroom is located inside of The Sir Walter Raleigh in downtown and is Raleigh’s oldest surviving building, constructed between 1923 and 24.
When The Sir Walter was first built, it was the biggest building in the southern portion of the downtown Raleigh business district. A few years later, and The Sir Walter was home to over 80% of the state legislatures, in addition to lobbyists, aides, jurors, newspapermen, businessmen and other influential individuals for the next thirty years. Today, The Sir Walter Raleigh Hotel is designated as a Raleigh Historic Landmark.
The Virginia Dare ballroom has everything that elegant brides want when it comes to regal wedding reception venues. With exquisite diamond marble flooring, original wallpaper, and vintage chandeliers, the Virginia Dare Ballroom will leave your wedding guests in awe. The signature round top windows overlooking Fayetteville Street help add to the downtown atmosphere modern brides and grooms seek.
Catering By Design had the great pleasure of serving Leslie, Wes, and all of their family and friends, for an evening filled with food, fun and awesome entertainment! We wanted to share a few of our favorite pictures from this breathtaking evening, but to see the entire gallery you’ll have to click here for Pinterest.
We started everyone off with a table of Stationary Hors d’ Oeuvres that was stuffed full, featuring Cheddar Garlic Biscuits with Country Ham served with Dijon Mustard on the side, as well as Miniature Fried Green Tomatoes with a Red Pepper Aioli topping.
For the wedding buffet itself, guests enjoyed a bountiful Southern Feast. A beautiful summer salad consisting of Seasonal Greens with Carrots, Cucumbers, and Tomatoes finished off with our Homemade Ranch and House Vinaigrette Dressings lead the way.
For the sides, we served our Creamy Cole Slaw, Homemade Baked Macaroni and Cheese with White Cheese and Bread Crumbs, and Country Style Green Beans with Bacon, along with Fresh Baked Rolls and Cornbread with Butter.
The stars of the buffet were these delicious trays of NC Style Pulled Pork and BBQ Chicken. These main courses were served with Eastern and Western BBQ sauces, along with a spicier Chipotle Sauce.
For dessert, everyone enjoyed the lovely wedding cake and cupcakes, and danced the night away!
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