21c Museum Hotel

111 North Corcoran Street, Durham, NC 27701 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About 21c Museum Hotel

21c Museum Hotel is a full-service hotel wedding venue in Durham, North Carolina. The property has many different spaces across its 10,500 square feet and features a luxury hotel as well as a contemporary art museum full of exhibits and event spaces. Recently, the hotel was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With a convenient location in Durham, you and your guests won’t have to go far to find plenty of local activities and dining options.

Facilities and Capacity
The foyer of the 21c Museum Hotel has green marble and silver leaf ceilings that have been preserved by the design team. They also were able to maintain the terrazzo floors throughout the facility. The main gallery can seat up to 170 guests and can host a standing reception for 250 people. There are also several private galleries that are wonderful options for more intimate weddings of up to 100. The on-site restaurant, Counting House, also has a private dining room and a one-of-a-kind underground vault that can be used. For additional convenience, shuttle and valet services as well as wheelchair accessibility are all available at the 21c Museum Hotel. The hotel has a complimentary Mercedes-Benz sprinter van service that is free within a five-mile radius.

Services Offered
Couples who book their wedding at 21c will be encouraged to think green while planning their wedding with the event planner. They’ll also gain access to set up and clean up services, tables, and chairs. Get-ready rooms are available for both sides of the wedding party to use before the big day. If you want to have all of your wedding events in one place, you can host your engagement party, bridal shower, and rehearsal dinner at 21c Museum Hotel in addition to your ceremony and reception. The museum shop is able to arrange welcome gifts for your guests and wedding party if desired.

Cuisine
The Counting House provides catering for events at the hotel. Menus are created by the executive chef and celebrate the rich heritage of North Carolina’s fresh seafood. You can have a tasting prior to officially choosing your wedding foods. Your choices of meal styles include a buffet, family-style meals, stations, or plated entrees, with optional desserts. The catering team can also accommodate a cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres. Barware, china, flatware, glassware, and linens will also be provided on your big day. Bartenders at 21c Museum Hotel can serve the following beverages at an open or cash bar:

  • Champagne toast
  • House beer, wine, and liquor
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drinks
  • Specialty beer and wine


Accommodations
The 125 guest rooms feature high ceilings, large windows, and customized furniture. The rooms have free WiFi, HD televisions, coffee machines, and fully stocked mini bars. You and your guests will feel completely refreshed after using the Malin + Goetz bath amenities and luxury bedding. 21c Museum Hotel also offers several other amenities, including:

  • Spa
  • Sauna and steam room
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Laundry service
  • Pet-friendly rooms
  • In-room dining
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14 Reviews for 21c Museum Hotel

Recommended by 81% of couples


4.1 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.2
  • Professionalism 4.1
  • Flexibility 4.4
  • Value 4.1
  • Average response time 3.4

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  • Claire

    Claire · Married on 10/28/2017

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

    This venue is EVERYTHING! I held my wedding there and I got so many compliments on it. The reception hall was breath taking and required very little decorating. The art gallery where we held cocktail hour was held made it easy for guests to mingle and talk about the art. Everyone thought the bathrooms were a hoot. My pictures are going to forever reflect our relations unique style because our backdrop of the venue was amazing. The food was unreal good and we got the cheapest buffet option available. They even made up a special dish just for the wedding. We rented the penthouse suite as the bridal suite and it was perfectly sized to get 9 bridesmaids and me in makeup and hair done. I really can’t enough about how much we enjoyed our wedding here!!

    Sent on 12/08/2017

    21c Museum Hotel's reply:

    Claire,

    Your wedding was EVERYTHING! Thanks so much for the awesome review. It was such a pleasure hosting your celebration and we're still swooning over the photos.

    Cheers!
    21c Durham
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    Cecily · Married on 02/18/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    I NEVER give 5 Stars across the board, but the staff and facilities @ 21C were over the TOP! Listen to their advice about wedding vendors - they have terrific local partnerships. The food is farm to table and our guests couldn't stop raving about it. The modern art is everywhere you turn, so your photography will be beyond special. Outstanding service from the planning all the way through the event/reception was stellar - top notch.

    Sent on 03/11/2017

    21c Museum Hotel's reply:

    Thank you so much for your review! We love our couples and making their days memorable. We agree the contemporary art makes for the best photos!

    Cheers!
    21c Durham

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21c Museum Hotel FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 2500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1500
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 1000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 15
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    12
  • Describe your venue:
    Art Gallery
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
    Hotel
    Museum
    Resort
    Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Shuttle
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    March
    April
    May
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    June
    July
    August

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • Poppy Belle Event & Floral Design Wedding Florists

    21C is the perfect venue for the alternative bride! I love this place so much. It inspires such unique designs, my heart skips beats! And the staff is wonderful to work with. Your wedding is only as good as your vendors, so choose this venue team for the best wedding possible!

  • Poppy Belle Event & Floral Design Wedding Florists

    21C is the perfect venue for the alternative bride! I love this place so much. It inspires such unique designs, my heart skips beats! And the staff is wonderful to work with. Your wedding is only as good as your vendors, so choose this venue team for the best wedding possible!

  • All Around Raleigh DJ Company Wedding DJs

    21c is a phenomenal wedding venue! We have DJ'ed there many times and it absolutely beautiful and eclectic in all the right ways! The service is amazing in every way. We highly recommend!

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  • 111 North Corcoran Street Durham, NC, 27701 See on map
    919-689-4513 (Phone number)
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21c Museum Hotel frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at 21c Museum Hotel?

21c Museum Hotel includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At 21c Museum Hotel, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

21c Museum Hotel includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Server(s)

At 21c Museum Hotel, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at 21c Museum Hotel includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of 21c Museum Hotel in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by 21c Museum Hotel for wedding events is known for:

  • Art Gallery
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Museum
  • Resort
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at 21c Museum Hotel for wedding events?

21c Museum Hotel offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does 21c Museum Hotel offer?

21c Museum Hotel offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does 21c Museum Hotel offer for wedding events?

21c Museum Hotel offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does 21c Museum Hotel have available for wedding events?

21c Museum Hotel offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend 21c Museum Hotel and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

21c Museum Hotel is recommended by 86% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.1 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.4 in flexibility, 4.2 in quality of service, 4.1 in professionalism, 4.1 in value and 3.4 in average response time.