A gathering space in downtown Raleigh...


We have free onsite parking available for your guests. Free street parking is available in the evenings and on weekends. In addition, a City of Raleigh parking deck is just 1 block away.


Outside catering may be brought into any contracted meeting space. We do not provide arrangements for catering services, table linens, tableware etc. Caterers must present proof of liability insurance. Caterers are responsible for clean up and disposal of trash. Alcohol is allowed with appropriate permit.

Kitchen Facilities

Our commercial kitchen facilities include refrigerators, microwave, stoves, warming ovens, and ice maker along with coffee and tea makers. Use of these are included as part of the Shepherd's Hall rental.


Shepherd's Hall is equipped with an integrated sound and audio system which is available for use during your rental. In addition, secure internet access is provided via wireless networking throughout the facility. Should wired connectivity be required that can also be accommodated.


Each floor of the Duncan-Giersch Center has a full set of marble accented restrooms for your convenience.

Shepherd's Hall seating arrangements

Seating capacities

• Seated dinners or functions (200-240 guests) using 60" round tables and chairs
• Open-house style receptions (300 guests)

Seating arrangements

• Theatre Style – chairs only
• Classroom Style – 6' long tables with chairs provided on-site
• Banquet Style – 60" round tables with chairs provided on-site

Rental Fees & Charges for Shepherd’s Hall

Please contact us for more detailed information about rental costs as the cost will depend on a number of factors. Those include the time of day for the rental, catering options, optional use of other adjacent facilities for the wedding, etc. We will be happy to answer any questions that you might have.

Rental Fees & Charges for smaller meeting rooms

Equipped tables and chairs in a number of arrangements
Secure internet access
Up to 20 people per room


We request that a rental deposit be paid in advance to confirm your reservation. The deposit amount will vary depending on rented facilities.
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The first floor parlor provides brides a spacious and private area to prepare.
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This private restroom and dressing area is directly adjacent to the parlor.
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The marbled seating area just outside Shepherd's Hall provides guests an area to step away for a moment.
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The integrated sound system is available for use in Shepherd's Hall.
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The video projection screen slips away into the ceiling when not in use.
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Integrated video projection is available should it be needed at your event.
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The lanai is located directly behind Shepherd's Hall and is often used for serving lines and beverage service.
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The full catering kitchen is available for use to prepare meals.
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Warming equipment is also available in the kitchen.
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The kitchen can be closed off from Shepherd's Hall by the solid wood screen.
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Marble appointed restroom facilities are located on every floor of the facility for convenience.