The Virginia Dare Ballroom

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Raleigh’s Hidden Gem

Exuding the regality and grandeur of the 1920’s, our ballroom is indeed a hidden gem. With exquisite diamond marble flooring, original wallpaper, and vintage chandeliers, the Virginia Dare Ballroom leaves guests in awe. The signature round top windows overlooking Fayetteville Street help add in the downtown atmosphere many guests seek. Together, these features are what make up the room’s undeniable magic.

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The hotel was constructed on a corner of Fayetteville Street; Raleigh’s broad main street. At the time, The Sir Walter was the most massive building in the south portion of the downtown business district. By 1925, the Sir Walter was home to over 80 percent of the state legislatures, in addition to lobbyists, aides, jurors, newspapermen, businessmen and other influential individuals over the next three decades.

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