Frequently Asked Questions

The Great Hall can comfortably fit…

up to 100 guests using a conference/classroom setup (tables and chairs facing one direction),

up to 150 guests using a banquet setup (eight chairs per table),

or up to 200 guests using a theater setup (chairs only).

Our pricing is determined by the number of hours you need in the space, including any setup and teardown of your own materials or decorations. Side rooms start at $75/hour, and the Great Hall ranges from $125-$500/hour depending on the time and day.

For example, a 12-hour rental from Noon to Midnight (which allowing several hours for setup and teardown) on a Saturday is $4,050, cleaning fee included. A security deposit ranging from $300 – $1000 (depending on time of day and whether or not alcohol will be served) will also be charged. The deposit is refundable if the space is left in the condition in which it was received. Event insurance and other fees (security, special occasion permit for hard liquor) may also apply.

Contact us to request a quote and to receive more information!

To secure your date, a 25% Reservation Deposit is required along with a signed rental agreement. The remaining balance is due 30 days before your event.

The Great Hall may be rented anywhere from 7am in the morning to 2am at night. Events must end by 1am at the latest to allow you time to complete clean up by 2am.  Side rooms are available until 8pm, unless rented in combination with the Great Hall, in which case they remain available until 2am.

Yes! We have plastic-topped banquet tables and comfortable padded chairs, and we’ll set them up to a prearranged layout before you arrive. There are plenty of five-foot rounds and eight-foot rectangles (15 of each), and a handful of smaller tables that will be sure to suit any type of event.

While linens are not included, we do have black, full-drop, polyester tablecloths available to rent separately at $10 each, capped at $200 for 20 or more. If used, we will place them on the tables before you arrive.

Yes, though you must acquire event insurance and show proof of proper coverage 30 days before your event. Events with alcohol require a special security deposit and for a security guard to be on the premises during the event. To serve fortified wine and spirituous liquor, a Limited Special Occasion permit must also be obtained through the NC ABC Commission. Please note that the liquor permits are only valid until Midnight on the day of the event. To serve alcohol between Midnight and 1am, a permit must also be purchased for the following day.

No! We believe you should choose the vendors that work best for you, though we’re happy to provide suggestions of our favorite local companies. Any caterers used must be licensed and insured. Here are recommendations for some of our favorite caterers.

Our office kitchen (included with a Great Hall rental) is equipped with a refrigerator, stove with oven, and a microwave. You may use these to keep items hot or cold, but all food must be prepared and cooked ahead of time off site.

Candles are welcome, but they must be in a protective glass, such as a votive. Open flames are strictly prohibited.

There is a strict no smoking policy, both inside and outside the building.

Nothing permanent, and no glitter, please! You are welcome to decorate each space to fit your needs with any decorations that can be removed without any harm to the venue. No nails, staples, tapes, or glues that leave a sticky residue are permitted. Any damage to the venue will be assessed and deducted from the security deposit. Additional cleaning fees may be deducted from the security deposit for glitter.

All items brought in by you, your vendors, or your guests will need to be removed. All the tables should be cleared, with only our linens remaining, if used. The kitchen should be free of food and beverages and wiped down. All trash should be placed in the provided bins, and any extra waste must be bagged and placed next to the bins. Any major spills, confetti piles, etc. must be cleaned up prior to your departure.

Our cleaning crew will arrive immediately upon your event’s contracted end time. They will handle the deep cleaning, including breaking down the tables and chairs, cleaning the bathrooms, and taking trash to the dumpsters.

All rented hours must be consecutive, and this includes time for decoration and drop-offs. The duration listed in the rental agreement determines your arrival time on the day of your event. If you feel you need more time after signing the contract, additional hours may be purchased if we are able to accommodate the request.

Most events will require a minimum of one additional hour to set up the room before the event and one hour after the event to clean up. If your decor includes chair covers, plan on at least two additional hours before the event and two hours after the event to set up and break down your decorations.

For example, for a party from 5pm to 10pm, choose rental times from 4pm to 11pm for minimal decorations / set up or from at least 3pm to Midnight if you will have chair covers or more elaborate decor.

Yes! Ample private parking is provided onsite.

Yes, we provide high-speed Wi-Fi, and login information will be given prior to your event.