About Founders Hall, catered by Aria Tuscan Grill
Located in the heart of Charlotte’s center city, the soaring, glass-ceiled atrium of Founders Hall allows an abundance of natural light into this classically elegant venue featuring marble floors and lush greenery. Offering both indoor and outdoor options for your ceremony and reception, the Hall accommodates up to 1500 guests, providing modern sophistication, urban amenities, and complimentary parking. This spacious venue allows you to exchange your vows, dine elegantly, and/or dance the night away all in one place.
Catering / Services
As the exclusive caterer of Founders Hall, Aria specializes in ever-popular Italian cuisine that captures the beloved flavors of Tuscany. A sample carving station menu includes:
Arugula Salad: roasted beets | poached pears | blue cheese crumbles lemon vinaigrette
Caramelized Gnocchi: prosciutto | fresh pear | gorgonzola | truffle oil
Grilled Chicken Saltimbocca Roulade: prosciutto | mozzarella | sage | pesto
Herb Roasted Prime Rib: pancetta pan gravy
Roasted Broccoli Rabe | toasted garlic
Mascarpone Polenta | parmesan.
The full-service Aria team has been a part of the wedding industry for over 15 years, with event planning professionals who go over detail of your menu, making sure it's tailored to your specific tastes and preferences. We keep your budget in mind and are happy to host the perfect event for you, from an intimate, casual gathering to a grand, lavish affair.
Our experienced team will also assist you with any desired event rentals.
In addition to catering at Founders Hall, Aria also caters at Bank of America Corporate Center offices and 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.
14 Reviews for Aria at Founders Hall
Recommended by 89% of couples
10 User photos
Elizabeth Raby · Married on 07/27/2019
Excellent Experience with Founders Hall!
We can't say enough great things about Founders Hall!!! We chose this venue for our wedding reception, partially because of how breathtaking the space is (the high ceiling with uplighting at night and marble floors are just gorgeous!), and partially because they were the largest space in uptown Charlotte that could accommodate our 250 guest count! We were so impressed with Jenny and Mariah's responsiveness, hard work, and attention to detail in every step of the planning process (even down to the littlest details, like choosing the perfect colored table linens and pipe and drape). We were also pleased with how much we were able to get for our money with this venue - they included a lot of rentals in their base price, which several other venues did not offer to do.
The event itself was exactly the way we wanted it to be! We loved the food provided by Aria (Founders Hall's exclusive event caterer) and all of the service staff were kind and efficient as well. We would absolutely recommend this classic Charlotte venue to anyone looking to host a big, fun event with a classy uptown vibe - you won't be disappointed by Founders Hall!Sent on 08/12/2019
Joanna · Married on 04/27/2019
Perfect Wedding Day
Choosing to have our wedding at Founders Hall was the best decision my husband and I made when planning our wedding. The space is breathtaking and seeing it all come together the day of the wedding was a fairytale for me. Jenny was our contact throughout the process - she was quick to respond and very accommodating to my husband and I, as well as to my in-laws. She even threw in the ivory drapes for us (we had booked before these were included) after having some last-minute cancellations, and this made the evening so much more beautiful and elegant. Mariah was there the day of the wedding to ensure everything went smoothly and did a fantastic job. The venue was priced very reasonably for its location in the heart of the city and its beauty. The food at Aria was spectacular and people are still commenting 3 weeks later about how good their meals were. We are so grateful to the Aria at Founders Hall staff for making our wedding the best day of our entire lives. Founders Hall will forever hold a special place in our hearts and we will be back to visit often. The photos are also so incredible in this space!Sent on 05/17/2019
DeJa · Married on 10/06/2018
Beautiful Venue and Great Food
Beautiful venue! Located in uptown close to our hotels it was a quick walk to the venue. The ceremony and reception were both beautiful and looked amazing in our photos. The food was great, and our guest enjoyed everything. Jenny was a great to work with and very helpful!Sent on 01/26/2019