Rooftop wedding ceremony in downtown Durham

Weddings at The Durham

Show your guests the best of downtown Durham with group accommodations within walking distance of all downtown wedding venues, bars, restaurants, and theaters.

Host a daytime ceremony on our roof, before moving downstairs to our first-floor restaurant for cocktails, dinner, and dancing.

The Durham Hotel is the perfect downtown Durham venue for wedding weekend events, dining, and lodging for friends and family.

Roof

Roof

With its unbeatable views of downtown Durham, the Roof is our most desired space. There are three flexible areas – the open-air “patio,” covered section (can be enclosed and heated), and our indoor bar. An event on the Roof includes use of our bespoke furniture including Garza Marfa saddle leather chairs and solid wood tables.

Capacity: 50 seated, 125 reception

Perfect for: Daytime ceremonies and receptions, showers and brunches, one-of-a-kind photo opportunities.

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Restaurant

Restaurant

The Restaurant at The Durham – with its stunning two-story windows, custom geometric carpet inspired by Anni Albers, chandeliers designed by Robert Lewis to mimic Yoshiro Tanaguchi’s light fixtures in the lobby at Tokyo’s Okura Hotel, mural by Chapel Hill artist Antoine Williams, patio perched above a cobblestone alley, and original curvilinear mezzanine balcony overlooking the space – is a beautiful party space.

Capacity: 100 seated, 125 reception-style

Perfect for: Ceremonies and receptions, rehearsal dinners, showers and brunches.

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Mezzanine

Mezzanine

Our second-floor private dining room includes abundant natural light with floor-to-ceiling windows, access to our Mezzanine balcony pre-function space, and audio-visual capabilities including microphones and projector.

Capacity: 48

Perfect for: Intimate receptions, rehearsal dinners, wedding showers and brunches.

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Penthouse

Penthouse Suite

The Durham’s most desired suite, located on the hotel rooftop, features a private terrace and incredible views of downtown. A spacious living room, butler bar, double vanity bathroom with natural lighting, and secluded bedroom make the Penthouse a one-of-a-kind suite.

Capacity: 20 (sleeps 2)

Perfect for: Getting ready with the wedding party, a retreat for the couple

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Rooms

Rooms

Show your guests the best of downtown Durham with group accommodations within walking distance of all downtown wedding venues, bars, restaurants, and theaters. With modern interiors, local collaborations, 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 and will find thoughtful touches and a residential feel, making them feel right at home.

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Catering at The Durham

Our food and beverage team led by celebrated chef Shane Ingram will work closely with you to tailor menus with family-style, stationed, or passed dishes that represent your taste and the restaurant’s focus on North Carolina’s abundance of outstanding seasonal ingredients.

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