The convenience of a hotel venue with a modern approach is exactly what makes Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley stand out from the competition. 

The contemporary property recently underwent a huge renovation that included the addition of a 10,000-square-foot ballroom, including an outdoor terrace.

“It is really hard to find hotel venues in the Raleigh area with an outdoor space,” said Vanessa Jackson, catering sales manager at the hotel. “Our ballroom was redesigned with an amazing outdoor terrace. Paired with the contemporary look of our hotel, a bride can really put her stamp on our venue.” 

For a modern couple looking for a contemporary venue, this is music to their ears.

“Our couples are not looking for something trendy but instead something they can make their own,” said Vanessa. “Our space is very much a blank space you can customize to your look.”

“You can go big with your décor, bring in rustic touches or keep it minimalistic,” said Vanessa.

With three different ballrooms, the hotel can accommodate weddings as small as 50 guests or as large as 550. And with 379 hotel rooms, everyone can conveniently stay in one place. Which certainly makes guest logistics easy!

“I think especially for couples that have a lot of out of town guests, they love the idea of having their wedding ceremony, reception and guest rooms all in one spot,” said Vanessa. “It makes it easy for the couple because the guests can stay here, and they don’t have to worry about transportation. Plus, our location can’t be beat across the street from the Crabtree Valley Mall and only 10 minutes from downtown.”

With more than 16 years of experience at Marriott properties, including nine years in weddings, Vanessa’s experience is invaluable to couples booking with their property.

“I started working in weddings for a boutique hotel in Charleston with a quaint ballroom. When I decided to move back to Raleigh to be closer to home, I knew I wanted to continue my passion of working with couples to plan their weddings,” she said. 

Of course, Vanessa doesn’t do it all alone. She is surrounded by a team of rock stars including three other event managers and five other sales managers.

“Being with the Marriott for so long, I love the culture of our place,” Vanessa said. “We have an amazing team. Our banquet staff is a very experienced, seasoned team. We run like a well-oiled machine on event day.”

Of course, with a brand name like the Marriott behind you, couples expect nothing less. 

“Our couples are often well traveled and used to Marriott’s level of service. When people choose to book their wedding at the Marriott, they know what they will get when they book their wedding with us too,” said the team.

Impeccable service, a beautiful property and an incredible experience make every couple who books their wedding here feel confident from the beginning to the last moment of wedding day.

Contact Vanessa and her team today for a tour of the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley by clicking HERE.

Photo Courtesy of Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley.