The Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern is located in downtown Raleigh in the elegantly restored Dodd-Hinsdale House (circa 1879), Second Empire combines history, atmosphere and gourmet cuisine to form an unforgettable venue for your wedding ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner or bridal shower. Our wedding coordinator, Tracy Thorpe, is available to assist you in planning your special day. You may call her at 919-829-3663 to arrange a time to view our beautiful restaurant and grounds.