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 and a ramp inside of the facility.
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. We do 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.
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 Liquor License” from the North Carolina ABC Commission if liquor is being served. You will need an approved, licensed, and insured bartender to serve all alcoholic beverages.
Q: What are the guidelines regarding decor?
You are allowed to have live flame candles provided they are in a container. You may hang items from our hanging strips which are located in the entrance hallway, in the brick inlets, and over the chalkboard wall. You may use Command strips to hang decor from the walls in lieu of nails. Confetti and glitter are not permitted.
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: Do you provide A/V equipment?
Yes, use of our in-house sound system and hand-held microphone is included in your rental. We can also provide a 55" TV for an additional fee. We are happy to connect you with our preferred vendors who have additional A/V offerings and packages.
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?
The Sheraton, The Marriott, and The Residence Inn are great options and are the closest hotels to the venue. Longleaf, Origin, and the Guest House are other nearby options. See Location page for links to these accommodations.