With 53 guest rooms, food and beverage by James Beard Award-winning chef Andrea Reusing, and mid-century design by acclaimed firm Commune, The Durham Hotel is the perfect downtown Durham venue for wedding weekend events, dining, and lodging for friends and family. As an independently owned and operated hotel, we are committed to personal service and have partnerships with local makers, farmers, and artisans. This, along with a central location walking distance to all downtown attractions and convenient to Duke University, means partnering with us to throw a unique Durham wedding is easy. Our private dining room, penthouse suite and private terrace, restaurant, and rooftop lounge are available for any size party for rehearsal dinners, receptions, private brunches, showers, and photo shoots.
Host a daytime ceremony on our roof, before moving downstairs to our first-floor restaurant for cocktails, dinner, and dancing. The main restaurant and outdoor patio can accommodate up to 150 guests with no dance floor or 100 guests for dinner and dancing. Host a smaller reception on our rooftop terrace or in our 2nd floor private dining room. We offer a range of seasonal menus from James Beard Award-winning Chef Andrea Reusing and also serve locally sourced beer, wine, and cocktails for your post-ceremony reception. Most services are available in-house, including all beverage service, staffing, tables, chairs, and minimal décor for a truly unique indoor/outdoor space.
Exclusive use of the mezzanine private dining room or main restaurant
Ceremony space available on-site on the roof. Subject to size and timing restrictions.
Dedicated staff: servers, bartenders, bussers, coat check and security
Penthouse bridal suite
1-Hour passed hors-d’oeuvres
Seated or stationed dinner
Client is permitted to bring in a cake from a separate vendor with no plating fee
Five-hour open bar with custom menu
House chairs and tables
53 guest rooms
Penthouse Bridal Suite
Photoshoot inquiries: all photoshoots require permission and coordination with hotel management. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on location fees and to request a date and time.
Photo Credit: Brian Mullins Photography, Allie Mullin Photography, Nadia D Photography, V+T Photography, Meg Hill Photography, Katherine Miles Jones Photography, Meri Hyoky Photography, Riley Maclean Photography