Blue Hill Event Center
200 South Elliott Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
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What is your capacity?
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).
How much does it cost to rent a room?
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-$300/hour depending on the time and day.
For example, a 12-hour rental from Noon to Midnight (allowing several hours for setup and teardown) on a Saturday is $3,100, cleaning fee included. A refundable $300 security deposit is also required, or $500 if serving alcohol. 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!
How do I reserve a room for my event?
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.
What time of day can I rent a room?
The Great Hall may be rented anywhere from 7am in the morning to 2am at night. Side rooms are available until 8pm, unless rented in combination with the Great Hall, in which case they remain available until 2am.
Do you provide tables and chairs?
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.
Do you provide tablecloths?
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.
Can I bring alcohol?
Yes, though you must acquire event insurance and show proof of proper coverage 30 days before your event. To serve fortified wine and spirituous liquor, a Limited Special Occasion permit must also be obtained through the NC ABC Commission.
Do I have to use a preferred caterer or vendor for my event?
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.
Are there adequate kitchen facilities?
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.
Are candles or other open flames allowed?
Candles are welcome, but they must be in a protective glass, such as a votive. Open flames are strictly prohibited.
Do you allow smoking?
There is a strict no smoking policy, both inside and outside the building.
Are there limitations on decorations?
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.
Am I responsible for any of the cleaning?
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.
Can I come in earlier to drop off items or decorate before my event?
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.
Is parking provided?
Yes! Ample private parking is provided onsite.
Will I have access to the internet?
Yes, we provide high-speed Wi-Fi, and login information will be given prior to your event.