Q: What is the maximum capacity of guests for the facility?
Table seating: 175
Cocktail/standing event: 275
Theater-style seating: 200
*These numbers reflect full capacity. Capacity may be reduced due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please inquire for details.
Q; Is the facility accessible for guests with different levels of mobility?
Yes, we have an elevator that allows all guests to access the venue.
Q; What is the earliest that I may access the venue on the day of the event?
You and your vendors may access the venue on the day of your event at the beginning of your rental time, which is generally two hours prior to your event start time. If you would like to add additional time, you may do so at $200 per hour.
Q; Am I required to use the vendors on your preferred list?
You are welcome to bring in any professional vendor for services, with the exception of catering and alcohol /bar service. We require that you choose a caterer on our Exclusive Catering List, which can be found on the first page of our Preferred Vendor List. This list has been curated over the years to include vendors that continually provide excellent service to our guests. Most of the caterers on our list provide bartending services. Other bartending companies must be approved in advance by The Stockroom.
Q; Are there alcohol restrictions?
You can obtain alcohol through the caterer, hire a bartending company to supply alcohol, or provide your own alcohol and have the caterer provide a bartender to serve it. You will need to apply for a “Limited Special Occasion License” from the North Carolina ABC Commission only if liquor is being served. You will need a pre-approved licensed and insured bartender to serve all alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, cocktails).
Q: What are the guidelines regarding decor?
Candles with live flames are permissible if they are within a container, and the flame does not extend over the top of the container. If you are hanging items from the walls, CommandTM strips (no mark) are required. Nailing, glitter, confetti, and birdseed are not allowed. You may hang items from our hanging strips, located in the entrance hallway, brick inlets, and over the chalkboard wall.
Q: What is the tear-down process after the event has ended?
During the standard rental time, typically one hour is used to tear-down, although we recommend two hours if you have hired a live band or musician. 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: Can you provide A/V equipment?
Yes, we have a 55” TV available for an additional $200 fee. Please note, we do not provide AV support throughout the event. For additional AV equipment and support, please ask for details.
Q: Where should guests park?
Guests can find parallel parking spots along the street or park in one of the nearby parking decks, Moore Square or Alexander Square. Both are within walking distance of the venue. Ride services like Lyft or Uber are great options to eliminate this step from your day.
Q: Where should out of town guests stay?
We recommend The Sheraton and Marriott, as they are both located 2 blocks away and are within walking distance. However, all of the hotels listed on our preferred vendor list are in Downtown and close to the venue in that regard. See Location page for links to these accommodations.