People enjoying a private dinner at The Durham Hotel

Social Events at The Durham

From gorgeous private and semi-private dining spaces to thoughtfully-crafted seasonal menus and beverages selections, hosting a social event at The Durham will be one for all to love.

Private Dining Spaces

Private Dining

Private Dining – Mezzanine Room

With abundant natural light, floor-to-ceiling windows, access to our Mezzanine balcony, and customized beverage pairings and catering by The Durham – the second-floor Mezzanine private dining room is perfect for intimate gathering of friends and family.

Capacity: 48

Perfect for: Cocktail receptions, celebratory dinners, group brunches, baby showers, etc.

Starting at: $1,500 food & beverage minimum (excluding tax and service charges)



Gather with friends or colleagues in a semi-private, open-air or covered, section of our rooftop – each with one-of-a-kind views of downtown Durham. Select from an array of signature hors d’oeuvres, signature cocktails, beer, and wine to host an event everyone will enjoy.

Semi-Private Capacity: 40

Perfect for: Cocktail parties, after-work socials, birthday celebrations, holiday parties, etc.

Semi-private starting at:
$1,500 food & beverage minimum (excluding tax and service charges)
$150 bar set-up fee (Required)

*To inquire about a Roof buy-out for up to 125 guests, please submit a request via the “Request a Quote” button.


Restaurant Buy-Out

The Restaurant at The Durham can be exclusively yours for your next event. With its stunning two-story windows, custom geometric carpet inspired by Anni Albers, chandeliers designed by Robert Lewis, mural by Chapel Hill artist Antoine Williams, patio perched above a cobblestone alley, and original curvilinear mezzanine balcony overlooking the space – it’s the most beautiful space for the most important of celebrations.

To inquire about Restaurant buy-out information and pricing, please submit a request via the “Request a Quote” button.

Capacity: 100 seated, 125 reception style

Perfect for: Cocktail receptions, holiday parties, and group brunches, lunches, and dinners.

Catering at The Durham

Our food & beverage team will work closely with you to tailor menus highlighting seasonal local ingredients and craft beverage selections. Whether it’s family-style, stationed, or passed – it will be a dining experience to impress.

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Rooms at The Durham

With overnight group accommodations, The Durham is a one-stop destination for your event. With modern interiors and personalized service, rooms at The Durham are designed to be warm and inviting. Your guests can choose sprawling suites or roomy king and double rooms with a residential feel, making them feel right at home.

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