More Than 130 Years of Experience
Whether you are hosting an intimate ceremony and cocktail reception for your closest family members, or an all-inclusive black-tie celebration, our magnificent hotel promises you and your wedding guests an unforgettable memory and a timeless experience.
For brides and grooms who want a venue as distinctive as they are, the ballrooms at our historic property are more than wedding reception venues – they are illustrious backdrops for romance and breathtaking settings for lavish celebrations that feature plenty of amenities.
Breathtaking indoor and outdoor function spaces allow you to build a combination of venues that suits your needs comfortably, regardless of the size or atmosphere of your celebration. Multiple ballrooms provide limitless options and can be configured in various ways to suit the unique needs of your wedding in Roanoke, VA.
For more information about weddings at Hotel Roanoke, call our planning professionals at (540) 853-8203
We offer exceptional services in transportation, security, audio visual, overnight accommodations and personal ice carving for sculptures. A complete list of recommended services including floral arrangements, alternative linen and decoration services, entertainment options and custom wedding cakes. Information will be available from your Wedding Specialist.
Our menus are planned to offer you an established variety of foods. We are eager to create any menu specifically for you in private consultation with our Conference Services & Special Events Department managers.
We request that you limit your selection to one menu for each event you book with us. Experience has shown that your needs are best served with this arrangement; however, should you require a choice of selections the following guidelines will apply:
A guaranteed number for each entree selection within the established guarantee guideline.
Provide means of identifying each guest’s selection.
Menu selection is required thirty days prior to event date.
Banquet seating will be at rounds of tens unless otherwise specified. Special seating diagrams with numbered tables are provided by the Catering Department.
A minimum guarantee will be determined fourteen days prior to your event. A final “Guarantee” is required to be called into the Catering Department office 72 business hours prior to your event. Guarantees are due by noon and should not fall below the pre-determined mini-mum guarantee. The guarantee will be the minimum number for which you are charged and will not be subject to reduction. We are able to serve a maximum of 5% over the guaranteed number. If our office receives no guarantee, the anticipated guest count will become the final guarantee.
Menus, Place Cards and Signs: The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center will be happy to prepare individual menus, place cards and signs with sufficient notice and at a nominal charge.
Entertainment and Music: We would be happy to provide recommendations regarding entertainment or music
for your event. Please note that fog/smoke machines are not permitted.
Decorations: For dinners, we offer at no cost, hurricane globes with a taper candle. Luncheons are set with bud vases and fresh flowers.
Our Chef can create ice sculptures for added elegance. Prices will depend on the complexity of the design. Specialty Linens may be rented to enhance your special event.
Our Conference Planning & Special Events Department managers are available to assist you with any special requests to make your event both successful and memorable.
A privately catered event gives you the luxury and privacy of having your own private “restaurant” at affordable prices. This is due to our being able to produce a certain quantity of food, based on the number of guests you guarantee. It is with these advantages that the following charges are applied:
Service Charge: A service charge of 22% is automatically added to the final bill. Tax is added to the service charge.
Tax: There is a 5.3% food and beverage tax along with a 5.5% state sales tax that will be added to your final bill.
Fees: The following fees apply to any additional labor
requirements and are subject to all applicable taxes.
Menu Printing Service $1 - $3 per menu card each
Cake Cutting Fee 25.00
Chiavari Chairs 3.00 each
Bartender 35.00 per hour
Cashier 25.00 per hour
Engineer 85.00 per hour
Social Server 25.00 per hour
Power Drops for Lighting and Entertainment $110 to $250
Chef Attendant/Carver 70.00 for 2 hours
Dance Floor $150 setup fee
The prices listed are the present rates and are subject to change. The definite prices will be confirmed 90 days prior to your event.
Voted best wedding venue by readers of Virginia Living, The Roanoker, and City Magazine!
WE BELIEVE IN THE IMPORTANCE OF SERVICE AND PRESENTATIONS.
As your guests come to the hotel to help celebrate, we want to ensure your day goes exactly as planned. The wedding package offered are based on a minimum of 50 guests.
TO MAKE YOUR PLANNING EASIER WE PROVIDE:
A dedicated Special Events Planning Manager
All set up and service
Complimentary use of Hotel Roanoke centerpieces.
Browse through our pages and envision the wedding of your dreams. If you're ready to get started, please call us at 540.853.8229 or contact us.
The Regency Overlook offers a beautiful and unique venue for your next special event. Elegantly appointed and sophisticatedly staffed, The Regency Overlook offers custom menus in an upscale dining room that allows your guests to select their entree table-side.
The exclusive menus are inspired from our seasonal Regency Room offerings and include a soup or appetizer course, salad, choice of a table-side entree selection and dessert. Special touches to the evening include custom menu cards, Regency Room servers, bottled water and French press coffee.
The Overlook is designed to accommodate groups as intimate as 25 guests or as large as 75 guests.
Make your special occasion an event to remember forever!
For more information, contact us today at 540.853.8203 or email us at LWalker@HotelRoanoke.com
Outdoor venues have a fantastic ambiance and with the spring season quickly approaching, it’s the ideal time to entertain your guests outside in the fresh air. The new Garden Courtyard is a multi-versatile “no-worries” event space that features 6,270 sq. feet of multi-dimensional space, offering seating for guests up to 250, a focal point gazebo that is perfect for numerous applications, as well as a designated lounge area surrounded by the beautiful garden plantings and the warmth of a cozy fire.
Event planners and guests are presented the natural world in an urban setting with an eclectic mix of entertaining options in this newly developed space and greeted with professional, courteous and knowledgeable event staff.
Come take a tour today and see for yourself! The Garden Courtyard is perfect for weddings, social events, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, evenings on the patio or anything you can imagine.
Learn more about our package options and offerings by contacting a event specialist at 540.853.8203 or email us at LWalker@HotelRoanoke.com
The speakeasy of yesterday with the amenities of today!
Looking for a memorable place to host your next party? Want a place with a sense of style. Then reserve the distinctive Club aka:. We provide an eclectic environment fashioned after the speak-easy of yesterday, energized by the great sounds of today. We also offer professional event coordination and exceptional food and beverage in a unique atmosphere. Celebrate life's milestones - from bar and bat mitzvahs, anniversaries and showers to product launches, awards ceremonies and celebration dinners. Whatever your occasion, let our event specialists design and create imaginative, tastefully appointed and graciously served special events in our distinctive Club aka:. To get started today call 540.853.8203 or email us at LWalker@Hotelroanoke.com
Voted Best Wedding Venue for by readers of Virginia Living, The Roanoker and City Magazine in 2015, your storied day begins in The Hotel Roanoke Bride office. Here you'll learn all of the options, venues, packages and offers available to you. Our wedding speciailists will take care of all the details!
Plan the weddings of your dreams today! To get started contact us by calling 540.853.8203 or email us at LWalker@HotelRoanoke.com
In the heart of Virginia’s Blue Ridge lies the historic Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center. Situated invibrant downtown Roanoke, our fully restored Tudor-style hotel is aproud member of the National Register of historic places and has hosted innumerable, cherished wedding receptions and celebrations for generations at our beautiful indoor and outdoor wedding venues in Roanoke, VA.
Our wedding specialists are devoted to ensure your wedding day surpasses your greatest expectations.Even more so, we look forward to bringing you a day and experience unlike any other. Voted consistently by regional publications as the best hotel in the Roanoke Valley, best wedding venue in the Roanoke Valley and for excellence in hospitality, we invite you to experience the unprecedented history at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center and make all of your wedding desires come true.
Endearing Nuptials- Olivia & Mel
A classic autumn wedding at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center featured on Borrowed & Blue!
Nadira & Kayvon's Wedding
Featured in the Winter 2017 Issue of Virginia Bride Magazine!
At The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center we believe in the importance of service and presentations. As your guests come to the hotel to help celebrate your new life together, we want to ensure you day goes exactly as planned. That's why we've created a separate set of standards just for our wedding receptions. Our wedding packages offered are based on a minimum guarantee of 50 guests. View or download the menu for each package by following the links below, or call 540.853.8203 or email us at email@example.com for more information.
To make your planning easier we provide:
Whether you are hosting an intimate ceremony and cocktail reception, or an all-inclusive black-tie celebration, our magnificent hotel promises you and your wedding guests an unforgettable memory and a timeless experience. Breathtaking indoor and outdoor function spaces allow you to build a combination of venues that suits your needs comfortably, regardless of the size or atmosphere of your celebration. Multiple ballrooms provide limitless options and can be configured in various ways to suit the unique needs of your day.
The Luncheon Reception
UNPARALLELED COMFORT, TIMELESS PRESENTATIONS, AND APPROACHABLE LUXURIES OFFER THE CLASSIC EXPERIENCE.
Three Hour Event
(to conclude by 2pm)
Includes the following:
Add any service from the Add-On Services and enhance your dream wedding. Contact us today to get started by calling 540.853.8203 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minimum of 75 guests. 25-50 guests – surcharge of $5 per person.
Plated Dinner Reception
FOR BRIDES AND GROOMS WHO WANT AN EXPERIENCE AS DISTINCTIVE AS THEY ARE!
Includes the following:
Add any service from the Enhancement Services and upgrade your dream wedding.Contact us today to get started by calling 540.853.8203 or emailing us at email@example.com.
Minimum of 50 guests. 25-50 guests – surcharge of $3 per person.
The Buffet Dinner Reception
Includes the following:
Add any service from our Enhancement Services and upgrade your dream wedding. Contact us today to get started by calling 540.853.8203 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minimum of 50 guests.
The Strolling Dinner Reception
The strolling reception is the signature Hotel Roanoke experience!
Includes the Following:
Add any service from the Enhancement Services and upgrade your dream wedding.Contact us today to get started by calling 540.853.8203 or emailing us at email@example.com.
Sweet Endings Package Enhancement
To compliment your wedding cake add on a gourmet dessert station or table presentation:
Dessert Action Stations
Noted Selections Are Designed As “Action Only” And Require Chef Attendant Fee.
S’mores Fire Pit
marshmallows, chocolate bars, graham crackers
Crème Brulee Bar
vanilla bean, mocha, hazelnut
pineapple, sugar cookies, strawberry, marshmallows, chocolate ganache, caramel
vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, banana topping, shaved chocolate, maraschino cherries, sprinkles, whipped cream
Late Night Package Enhancement
One Hour Service Time. Minimum Guarantee 50% of Guest List.
Gourmet Coffee And Cold Brew Station
fresh brewed coffee, whipped cream, chocolate shavings, flavored syrups, lemon peel, sugar variety,
flavors biscotti biscuits
The Morning After
chilled college-style breakfast feast of pepperoni and cheese pizza, fried chicken, and sliced meatloaf,
served with grated parmesan, honey, ketchup & southern biscuits
The Deli Shop
carving board of the finest local & imported meats and cheeses, artisan rolls, sliced tomato, lettuces,
brined vegetable, condiments
assortment of classic candies to include, lollipops, jelly beans, chocolate peanuts, dried tropical fruits, wasabi peas
Creamy & Crunchy
duet of chilled blue crab paté & spinach artichoke dip, served with baguette crostini, crisp pita triangles, and
garden vegetable dippers
Minimum of 50 pieces
Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Cookies & Milk Shooters
warm signature Hotel Roanoke cookies with whole milk shooters
Seasonal Mini Pies
chef's choice of seasonal flavors
Crème Brulee Spoons
bite sized vanilla crème brulee
EARN 5 BONUS HILTON HONORS POINTS FOR EVERY DOLLAR SPENT ON CATERING, WITH A MINIMUM SPEND OF $5,000!
Your wedding is a celebration, let us reward you! Your big day is waiting and so are thousands of bonus Hilton Honors Points! With wedding incentive points from Hilton Honors, we want to make your big day even more special. Earn thousands of Hilton Honors Bonus Points that could be used toward your dream honeymoon, premium merchandise, unforgettable experiences and more.
Follow the links below for the PDFs of the wedding packages offered at Hotel Roanoke, or call (540) 985-5900 for more information.
Whew! What a fabulous weekend! I can't thank you enough for all that you did to help me as well as Matthew and Carly have their dream wedding! Everything was absolutely wonderful from the suite (it was perfect), the food, the champagne, wine and goodies for the suite, the Regency Overlook, the Courtyard, the Crystal, and the staff! We received so many compliments about all of it! Having worked with you so often, it was easy for me to feel confident that all would go very smoothly and to be able to assure them of that as well. You are a tremendous asset for the hotel and I hope they know and appreciate it!
- Terry, Mother of the Bride
My wife and I can’t thank all of you enough for the wonderful wedding for my daughter this weekend.The service, accommodations & food were over the top.So many of our friends and family made it a point to tell me how much they thoroughly enjoyed the hotel and service, I lost count.
The food & service were out of this world, please share my thanks with your entire team…. Compliments are still rolling in!
Everyone our guests encounter were professional – waiters / waitresses, bartenders, room attendants, front desk agents, hostesses, bell services, valet, setup staff, captains, engineers, everyone!! Thank you, thank you.
- Steve, Father of the Bride
When your daughter is a tiny baby you begin to dream of the perfect wedding she will have one day.Thank you for helping this dream on mine come true.Everything was perfect!The food was delicious, the room was gorgeous, you and your team were always taking care of everything!
- Kathy, Mother of the Bride
Our wedding weekend was honestly the best weekend of our entire lives and you were such a huge part of that.For as long as I can remember, I have imagined having my wedding reception at Hotel Roanoke.I am SO glad that is what we ended up doing because it was truly was perfect.Hotel Roanoke will always have a very special place in our hearts and we will be forever grateful.Thank you again for everything.
- Kathryn & Glenn, Bride & Groom
We can’t wait to tell our friends how wonderful it was to have our wedding at Hotel Roanoke. The staff at the hotel was amazing and went out of their way to accommodate our needs.Our guests are still raving about everything. The accommodations, food and hospitality were superb!Thanks for everything.
- Laura and Andy, Bride & Groom
THANK YOU for everything!We had the most amazing weekend and I could not have asked for a better wedding.It was everything I had dreamed of and I know a lot of it was because of your hard work.
- Laura & Matt, Bride & groom
We wanted to say how much we enjoyed the weekend and your hotel.From housekeeping to guys breaking down the room on Sunday, everyone was always helpful, cheerful and polite.Every person I spoke with could not say enough nice things about the hotel, the event and Roanoke.We appreciate your help making this a successful affair and the next time I need to spend 20K on a party, you will be the first people I call!
- Bill, Father of the Bride
I especially want to tell you how much we appreciate all the hard work that your catering staff did at the recent marriage of our son.Lauren Walker and her staff were top notch!Our sons wedding was wonderful & the reception and rehearsal dinner were fabulous.Thank you to all at this lovely hotel!
- Sylvia, mother of groom
At The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, we believe in the importance of service and presentations. As your guests come to the hotel to help celebrate your new life together, we want to ensure you day goes exactly as planned. Voted consistently by regional publications as the best hotel in the Roanoke Valley, best wedding venue in the Roanoke Valley, and excellence in hospitality, we invite you to experience the unprecedented history at the historic property.
That's why we've created a separate set of standards just for our wedding receptions. Some of these include:
CAN YOU HOLD A CEREMONY AND RECEPTION HERE?
Yes! We have function space for both wedding ceremonies and receptions including two outdoor courtyard areas. Due to the popularity of our event space a ceremony must be accompanied by a reception of equal size.
IS THERE A COST FOR A BACK UP SPACE FOR OUTSIDE EVENTS?
Weather back up will be the same room as the reception. The room rental for the ceremony space will be applied to the additional labor for the room turn.
WHEN IS A GOOD TIME TO START PLANNING FOR MY WEDDING RECEPTION?
To make the process easier on you, it is best to start planning early. Of course, we take inquiries from as far out as 14 months out from the date, to as close as 1 month before the big day.
Room rates and contracts for weddings and social events are typically confirmed 9 months to one year in advance.
WHAT KIND OF MENUS DO YOU OFFER? WHAT IF I DO NOT SEE WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR?
We pride ourselves on delivering delicious high quality food, beautifully presented. All wedding menus feature a selection of hors d’oeuvres for the reception time and either a plated, buffet or strolling stations meal.
Special pricing is available for lunchtime and afternoon receptions. Our team takes great pride in working with you to create a custom menu to fit your special day. If you don’t see what you’re looking for…. Just ask!
CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE DIETARY RESTRICTIONS AND ALLERGIES?
We can accommodate any dietary restriction due to allergies or lifestyle choices. We ask to be notified of any special requests prior to the event so our culinary staff can be prepared and your guests do not experience any service delays.
WHAT SERVICES AND EQUIPMENT DO YOU PROVIDE?
Rental fees include the setup and teardown of the following:
• Round, oval or rectangle tables
• Banquet chairs
• White Floor Length Linen
• 6’ Tables for DJ, Place Cards
• Risers (limited quantity, check with your catering manager to confirm availability)
• Wood Parquet Dance Floor
• Table Numbers & Stands
• White China & Silver Flatware
DO YOU PROVIDE WEDDING CAKES?
Our packages include cutting and serving of the wedding cake but the cake itself is not included; a list of recommended professionals is included in our wedding packet.
ARE WE ABLE TO HOST A DESTINATION WEDDING AT THE HOTEL ROANOKE & CONFERENCE CENTER?
Absolutely! There is so much to see and do in the Roanoke Valley! Couples love using the Hotel Roanoke as their hub for the weekend. Special consideration is given to couples who use The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center for both their room block and wedding reception. Our great location, convenient to downtown Roanoke and area attractions, make us a fun and comfortable location for your destination wedding. A complimentary airport shuttle is available for those flying into the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport and within the local market. Our local CVB is always glad to assist with additional information on area attractions. Learn more about the area by visiting here.
IS A DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO RESERVE SPACE?
Yes, a non-refundable deposit based on 30% of the Food & Beverage Minimum is due with the signed Catering Agreement. Additional deposits will be required before the wedding date and the total balance must be paid in full 5 days prior to the wedding.
ARE THE SERVICE OF A WEDDING COORDINATOR INCLUDED FOR OUR RECEPTION?
They are not, however recommendations for Wedding Coordinators in the area are included with our recommended professionals list. Each couple is assigned a Catering Manager who will assist with menu planning, setup for the function space and coordination with key Hotel Roanoke Employees.
IS THERE ANY ROOM DISCOUNT OFFERED TO MY GUESTS? CAN WE SET UP A ROOM BLOCK FOR THEM?
We are pleased to offer a group room rate for your block of rooms; rates vary depending on the time of year; your Catering Manager will be happy to research availability and pricing.
WHAT IS CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT TIME?
Check-in time at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center starts at 4:00pm. We cannot guarantee early check-in, unless you reserve your room for arrival the previous day. An additional night fee will apply. Check-out time is at 11:00am. Arrangements can be made to store luggage for required later departures. Please advise your guests accordingly.
IS PARKING PROVIDED FOR OUR GUESTS?
Guests can Self Park for $8.00 per day or $1.00 per half hour maxing out at $8.00. Guests may also use our Valet Services for $13.00 per day.
HOW LONG DO WE HAVE THE SPACE FOR?
The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center works with our couples on the timeframe of their event. Most receptions utilize the event space for 6 hours and then continue the celebration at one of our other outlets.
ARE THERE BARTENDER FEES?
Yes, each bartender is $30.00 per hour. We recommend one (1) bartender per seventy-five (75) guests.
DOES THE HOTEL ROANOKE & CONFERENCE CENTER PROVIDE ANY DECORATIONS?
White floor length linen is included for all ballrooms. Additionally, we have hurricane globes and taper candles which can be provided on the dinner tables.
CAN I BRING MY OWN DECORATIONS?
Yes, you can bring your own decorations or arrange these through an outside vendor; however, you and your vendors would be responsible for set up and break down of any decorations. Due to the historic nature of our property we do require all candles to be enclosed.
DO YOU HAVE A CHILDREN’S MENU?
Yes, we have children’s menu options for those under the age of 12 years old. Please check with your Catering Manager for additional information.
WHAT ARE THE SERVICE CHARGE AND SALES TAX AMOUNTS?
Currently, the combined charge is equal to 20% of the food and beverage, plus any applicable state and/or local taxes. Currently the state taxes are 5.3% and food & beverage tax are 5%.
WHEN SHOULD WE DISCUSS OUR MENU SELECTIONS?
Your Catering Manager suggests finalizing menus no later than 6 weeks prior to your event.
CAN I USE OUTSIDE VENDORS?
Your Catering Manager is happy to share a list of suggested vendors, such as wedding coordinators/designers, florists, entertainment providers (band/DJ), bakeries, transportation, photographers and videographers but you are not required to use the vendors on the list.
CAN WE TAKE PICTURES OUTSIDE?
Yes, you make take pictures anywhere throughout The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center and its surrounding areas.
DOES THE HOTEL ALLOW OUTSIDE FOOD AND BEVERAGE VENDORS?
No, all food and beverage is required to go through The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, with exception of your wedding cake.
IS THERE A DANCE AREA?
Yes, complimentary dance floors are provided in all of our ballrooms; your Catering Manager will work with you to confirm the location & size.
IS THERE A ROOM RENTAL FEE?
Yes, each space has a rental fee which includes setup and teardown.
CAN YOU PLEASE CLARIFY THE FOOD & BEVERAGE MINIMUM?
The food and beverage minimum is the least amount of money you are required to spend in food and beverage costs, excluding service charge, sales tax and any applicable facility and rental fees. The food and beverage minimum is reached by electing menu items to equal or exceed the required dollar figure. Depending on your menu selections, you may go over the minimum. The following are examples of items which apply toward the food and beverage minimum.
Hosted Bar Service, Champagne Toasts and Non-Alcoholic Beverages
HOW MUCH WILL MY RECEPTION COST?
There are many factors that can dictate what the final bill will be for your reception. For planning purposes, you can estimate a cost of $45-70 per person for an evening reception.
WHAT IS YOUR PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICY?
A deposit schedule will be outlined in your contract; full payment of the event is due 5 days prior to the wedding. Any event that cancels after signing the contract is subject to a cancellation fee; the fee schedule is outlined in the contract.