Q: What is the maximum capacity of guests for the facility?
Ceremony-style seating in main chapel: 200 guests
Seated reception in main chapel: 120 guests
Seated reception in downstairs ballroom: 100 guests
Cocktail-style reception in main chapel: 200 guests
Cocktail-style reception in downstairs ballroom: 120 guests
These numbers reflect full capacity. Capacity may be reduced due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please inquire for details.
Q: Am I required to choose a Planner/Day-of Coordinator on your preferred list?
Couples celebrating both their ceremony and reception with us must secure a planner/coordinator. (We do not require a planner/coordinator for “ceremony only” packages.) The Wedding Coordinators on our Preferred Vendor List are hand-picked by our team as those who are familiar with our venue and continue to provide excellent service to our couples. For this reason, we do recommend that you select from this specially curated list; you may opt for full-service planning, partial-planning packages, or what is known as event management/”day-of” coordination. If you would prefer to hire a planner of your own choosing, you are welcome to do so, provided the planner has a current Certificate of Insurance (COI) and is approved in advance by All Saints Chapel.
Q: Can both our ceremony and reception be held in the main floor of the Chapel?
Yes! Many of our couples opt to hold the ceremony and reception in the main floor of the Chapel. In this case we would do a room flip, where the ceremony is changed over into the reception setup during the cocktail hour. Your caterer is responsible for placing the tables and chairs and setting up the food service and your Wedding Coordinator is responsible for the decor during the flip. This flip is easily completed during the cocktail hour time.
Q: Where do guests go during the “flip”?
Guests can enjoy cocktail hour in our lower level while the main Chapel area is being flipped over to reception. Our side lot is also available if you would prefer an outdoor setting for your cocktail hour.
Q: Are there alcohol restrictions?
You may go through your caterer for alcoholic beverages and service, or you may choose to provide your own alcoholic beverages and have your caterer supply a bartender to serve it. If your event involves liquor/cocktails, you will need to apply for a “Limited Special Occasion Permit” from the North Carolina ABC Commission. All alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, cocktails) must be served by a licensed and insured bartender as provided by the caterers on our Preferred Vendor List.
Q: Do you have spaces to get ready in?
Yes! We have two dressing suites at All Saints Chapel. Our lower level suite features a stunning full length mirror and private restroom, while our main level dressing space provides a relaxing place for pre-ceremony preparations.
Q: Is the venue accessible for guests with different levels of mobility?
We have two designated handicap parking spots in our lot beside the Chapel and a side ramp into the main Chapel area. Although our downstairs ballroom is stair-access only, we are happy to recommend options to accommodate guests with mobility concerns on the main level during a cocktail hour flip.
Q: Do you welcome LGBTQ+ couples?
Yes! We celebrate all types of love at All Saints Chapel.
Q: What is the difference between the rental time and the event time?
Your rental time is the time in which you have access to the venue on the day of your event. The event time is the time during which your event occurs. We require at least two hours between the start of your rental time and the start of your event be reserved for setup and at least one hour between the end of your event time and the end of your access time be reserved for cleanup. If you would like to add additional hours to your rental, you may do so at $200 an hour.
Q: May I add candles? What are the guidelines regarding decor?
Yes! Candles with live flames are permissible if they are in a container, the flame does not extend over the lip of the container, and they are not left unattended. An increasingly popular option at the Chapel are LED candles, which can provide stunning ambiance without the worry or hassle of live flames.
To preserve the integrity of the space, we kindly ask that you abide by a few decor restrictions. No tape or nails may be used to affix items to walls. Glitter, confetti, birdseed, and loose feathers are not allowed. No smoke nor fog machines may be used in the venue.
Q: What is the tear-down process after the event has ended?
During the standard rental time, the last hour is dedicated to personal/vendor cleanup. During this time, the caterer is responsible for stripping linens, racking flatware, china, and glassware, and placing all rental items in the appropriate pickup area. They are also responsible for removing trash and catering items and for spot sweeping the prep kitchen. You are responsible for removing and cleaning all items that you brought with you the same day of the event. No items may remain overnight. You do not need to break down the tables and chairs provided by the facility as we take care of your setup and breakdown of those items.
Q: Where should guests park?
With your rental, you have access to the parking lot beside the Chapel, and guests can also find parallel parking spots along the street. On weekdays after 6pm and on weekends, you and your guests will have access to the parking lot across the street next to the fire station on South East Street.
Q: Where should out of town guests stay?
A perk of being in the heart of Downtown Raleigh is that we are within a few blocks of several hotels! Please see our Preferred Vendor List for those we recommend.