Aria at Founders Hall is a restaurant, catering company and wedding venue located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Aria is the exclusive caterer of this event facility, and specializes in Italian cuisine. They pride themselves on serving old-world comfort food in a modern setting. Aria at Founders Hall is a historic venue that offers both indoor and outdoor options for your ceremony and reception.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 1,500 guests at this elegant venue. They pride themselves on their urban amenities, fresh decor and breathtaking beauty. Their unique glass ceiling allows in an abundance of natural light, while their indoor trees give you the feeling that you're outside. This spacious venue allows you to exchange your vows, and then dance the night away all in one place.
This full-service venue has been a part of the wedding industry for over 10 years. Aria has a team of event planning professionals to go over detail of your menu, making sure it's tailored to your specific tastes and preferences. They'll keep your budget in mind, and they're happy to host an intimate, casual gathering, or a grand, lavish affair. Their experienced team will also assist you with any event rentals you're interested in having. Additional services include:
Aria Tuscan Grill is the exclusive caterer of Founder's Hall. Their goal is to bring the flavors and colors of Tuscany to Charlotte. Their focus is on local ingredients, braised meats, handmade pastas, wood fired pizzas and fresh seafood. A sample station menu includes:
In addition to catering at Founders Hall, Aria also caters at Bank of America Corporate offices & building clients, as well as the many venues that make up the NC Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Aria Tuscan Grill is also an urban restaurant and lounge located in the heart of center city.
Recommended by 85% of couples
Cindy · Married on 03/29/2014
This venue is beautiful and left all of our guests speechless. The food was great and they catered it exactly how we wanted it. I would tell all brides to consider having your ceremony and/or reception in this gorgeous place!
Angela · Married on 10/21/2017
We had a great experience with this venue. There was plenty of space for a dance floor, seated tables, and a food buffet with different stations. The service was excellent - the bartenders, station attendants, etc really stood out. Our wedding guests loved the food! Would definitely recommend this venue for anyone looking in Charlotte.
Andrea · Married on 03/25/2017
Founders Hall is an amazing deal for Uptown Charlotte! Picking a wedding venue was difficult for my husband and I because we had such a big wedding (about 300 guests). Founders Hall was the perfect space because it could actually fit us, was well within our budget, and really, was all-inclusive. Renting out the space comes with tables, linens, silverware, cushioned chivari chairs, a baby grand piano, overhead colored- lighting, and much more. Aria Tuscan Grill is the preferred vendor as you must spend $10K with them before bringing in external vendors, but that was easy to do with our guest size. The actual rental fee was about 1/4 that of anything you'll be able to find in Uptown Charlotte - super super reasonable. The space itself was gorgeous and really, didn't need much to decorate it! The wedding planner associated with Founders Hall/Aria, Jenny, is amazing to work with - she's very responsive and really has so much knowledge about the wedding industry. We had the perfect wedding day!