Charter Hall

            Charter Hall is a venue that offers the appealing blend of rich history, a great central location, and modern day elegance.  Located in the heart of downtown Roanoke, it is convenient to local churches, hotels, and nightlife.  The space is flexible to host a variety of events including weddings, wedding receptions, proms, homecomings, reunions, corporate meetings, and fundraisers. Wedding receptions remain to be their most popular event.

Photo Credit: Anna Bowser Photography

Photo Credit: Anna Bowser Photography

The History of Charter Hall

            Charter Hall is located on the top floor of the City Market Building, which is one of the oldest buildings in downtown Roanoke. The Market Building served many different purposes over the years including a meat market, gymnasium, and a bar. In 2011 a complete renovation was done on the building and Charter Hall was created at that time.

Charter Hall Layout and Design

            Walking in to Charter Hall, you are greeted with an entryway that includes a built-in marble top bar and coat check area. This area leads into the ballroom that has a large open area for tables with a dance floor and a stage at the front.  Although there is purple carpet, the overall color palette is pretty neutral. Once you get tables in the space you don’t notice the color of the carpet as much. The rest of the décor is cream and gold. The neutral palette allows the versatility for you to dress the space up or down and give it the decorative feel you desire.

Photo Credit: Kemper Mills Fant

Photo Credit: Kemper Mills Fant

Booking Charter Hall

            It is recommended that you book your wedding venue at least a year in advance to make sure you can reserve your ideal date. Some couples are choosing to book even earlier than that. Tours are available by appointment only. Contact Event Manager, Kalee Freedy for more information, pricing, or to set up a site visit. You can do this through the website at the following link: http://citymarketbuilding.com/charter-hall/

            When you book Charter Hall for your wedding reception it is a full day rental. All of the in-house tables and chairs are included in your rental package. There is a high quality audio-visual system available for your use. The system includes a large projector, microphones, and a Bose surround system. A catering kitchen and bridal suite room with a private restroom are also included in your rental.  In a formal wedding reception with round tables, holding 8 people each, Charter Hall can accommodate up to 240 guests.

            If you are booking Charter Hall for your wedding and reception it is a 2-day rental. With this package you have the option to rent the 2nd floor mezzanine for a cocktail hour. If you choose to do a 2-day rental with the wedding and reception at Charter Hall, the number of guests must be limited to 150, due to the size of the mezzanine.

Photo Credit: Cherished Memories Studios

Photo Credit: Cherished Memories Studios

Why Choose Charter Hall?

            They do not place vendor restrictions. This gives you the flexibility to bring in the vendors you want to work with.

            Charter Hall is in a great location in the heart of downtown Roanoke.  There are two parking garages and street parking right next to the Market Building. This makes it convenient for your guests to park. The central location is also convenient for guests traveling to Charter Hall from wedding ceremonies at local churches and other locations downtown. There are also hotels available nearby. When you walk off of the elevator at night you can see the Roanoke star. You step out of the building and right into the vibrant activity of Market Street.

            The pricing to rent Charter Hall is a package price. There are no extra fees or risk of added costs. Their price is comparable to other locations downtown.

Thank you to Event Manager, Kalee Freedy for taking the time to meet with us and give us more information about Charter Hall!

Photo by Adam Mullins

Photo by Adam Mullins

For more information about booking Charter Hall check out their website 

Written by Blake King