The Franklin Hotel

The Franklin Hotel

311 West Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 | map
Services: Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
Maximum capacity: 200
Catering: Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
About Us


Come and discover The Franklin Hotel, and experience what so many brides have been talking about. 
Conveniently located on Franklin Street in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill, The Franklin offers an exquisite setting for your bridal luncheon, rehearsal dinner, Sunday Brunch, wedding ceremony and reception.  The Hotel offers more than 3,000 square feet of well appointed, elegant banquet space that comfortably accommodates from 10 to 200 of your closest guests.
Moreover, The Franklin offers 67 beautifully appointed deluxe executive guest rooms to accommodate you and your guests, including seven luxury penthouse suites with private patio balconies and incredible views that are the perfect setting for your hospitality and  bridal suites. 
From start to finish, we will work closely with you to ensure every detail is attended to, bringing your vision to life and creating memories that will last a life time.  Professional event planning assistance, day of event coordination and exceptional banquet service are all included in our event packages. 
So whether you decide on the third floor atrium with its expansive sky view or our Grand Terrace Ballroom with its beautifully carved 10 foot ceilings that provide stunning views of Franklin Street , you are guaranteed simple elegance with a distinctive classic style. 
Please take a moment to visit The Franklin Hotel website at  We will be delighted to assist you with any questions you may have.  Please contact Wes Rowe, Catering Sales Manager, at 919-442-4094 or email at  We look forward to making your special event a memorable one! 


  • Quality of Service: 5.0
  • Responsiveness: 5.0
  • Professionalism: 5.0
  • Value: 5.0
  • Flexibility: 5.0

The Franklin Hotel was the perfect place for our wedding reception. Joann Sullivan is incredible and made sure that everything ran smoothly so that I didn't have to worry about a thing! Her attention to detail is incredible. She even took our gifts up to our room to ensure that they weren't sitting out in the open. She was also extremely helpful during the planning process, suggesting other awesome vendors (DJ, florist, cake, limo, etc.) and helping us to finalize all of the decisions to ensure that the reception was flawless (including those decisions that I didn't even know existed!). All of my guests told me that it was a beautiful reception and that they had an incredible time. Many thanks to Joann, Katie, Mark and everyone else at the Franklin that made our awesome reception possible!

  • Wedding: 04/30/2011
Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Working with Joann is a genuine joy! She treats every wedding as if it were her own daughter or friend getting married.
The Franklin Hotel is a wedding venue from Chapel Hill, NC . We service weddings througout the local area, including Durham, Raleigh, and Greensboro . The Franklin Hotel is a professional wedding venue that has been part of the North Carolina wedding industry for 7 years. We specialize in receptions, rehearsal dinners and a variety of other events
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2012 Bride's Choice Award®