Yes, if you are having your ceremony with us, your rental includes a complimentary one-hour rehearsal time. The exact time of rehearsal is determined one month prior to your event date, but with very few exceptions easily accommodated the day prior.
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.
Yes, we have an elevator that allows all guests to access the venue.
Your access to the venue (including getting-ready suites) begins at 10am, unless you have contracted otherwise. Additional hours for earlier access are available at $200/hr.
Yes, we have two getting-ready suites called The Glass Box and The Lounge. The Glass Box is located on the fifth floor, and The Lounge is located on the second floor across from the Stockroom. Access to The Glass Box and The Lounge is included in your rental of The Stockroom at 230 unless otherwise noted.
Both The Glass Box and the exposed brick walls in The Stockroom provide excellent backdrops for photography in the venue. For outdoor photos, we recommend Fayetteville Street, Moore Square Park, and The Capitol Building and surrounding landscapes. Some locations may require a permit, so be sure to check with your photographer.
Yes, many of our couples opt to host the ceremony and reception in the same space. To do this, we “flip” the space, during which the ceremony is changed over into the reception setup during the cocktail hour. This flip can be completed in the one hour cocktail hour time.
Our landing area of the venue can accommodate up to 120 guests during cocktail hour. However, if you have over 120 guests and/or you would prefer for guests to not be in the venue during the flip, we recommend sending guests for a cocktail hour at a nearby location on Fayetteville Street.
Please note these guest counts reflect standard capacity and are restricted in accordance with state-mandated Covid-19 guidelines. Please ask for details.
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.
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).
We highly recommend, but do not require, that you hire a professional planner/day of coordinator. We do have an excellent list of local coordinators and planners who would be happy to assist you on your day.
If you choose not to hire a planner, we do require that you appoint a day-of contact on your end who will be the primary contact for our facility team. This person is responsible for certain necessary tasks on your wedding day.
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.
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.