Bay 7, American Tobacco District

324 Blackwell St. #700, Durham, NC 27701 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Bay 7, American Tobacco District

Bay 7, American Tobacco District is an urban-chic wedding venue located in Durham, North Carolina. The venue is located within a registered historic site and includes elegant exposed-brick walls, hardwood floors, and steel girders. You can host your wedding ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, and engagement party within a building that is steeped in American history. Bay 7 is located inside the American Tobacco campus, adjacent to the Lucky Strike Tower in the Washington Building.

Facilities and Capacity
Bay 7, American Tobacco District accommodates up to 400 people in the 10,000-square-foot space. The space is versatile and can be transformed to fit any wedding style from romantic to modern to untraditional. The panoramic windows and wrap-around interior balcony give the space character and charm. Drapery can be hung from the tall ceilings to give the space a more cozy feel, while string lights and tall floral centerpieces can create an elegant and glamorous look. However you imagine your wedding, Bay 7 can deliver. Get-ready rooms are available on-site. There is also ample parking, and the facility is wheelchair accessible.

Services Offered
The Angus Barn is the exclusive caterer and events manager for Bay 7. You work directly with an event coordinator to help plan your big day as they make suggestions and recommendations throughout the process. On the wedding day, the staff will set up and clean up the space. "Iron Chef America" winner Walter Royal works to create delicious menu choices that can be served as a buffet, plated dinner, stations, family-style meal, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktail-style. You have the opportunity to taste the dishes as you make your final selections. Bartenders are o- hand at Bay 7 to serve a variety of beer, wine, liquor, and speciality beverages during a cash, limited, or open bar. The venue provides a number of event items to use including tables, chairs, linens, non-floral centerpieces, a dance floor, audio equipment, lighting, and all the tableware necessary to execute your wedding.

Location
The downtown venue is steps away from restaurants, attractions, and the Durham Bulls Stadium. Raleigh-Durham International Airport is just 30 minutes away for out-of-town guests.

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A great setup
A great setup
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Wedding ready
Wedding ready
Gorgeous floral
Gorgeous floral
Ceremony on the main level
Ceremony on the main level
Simple & beautiful
Simple & beautiful
The first dance
The first dance
Custom lit florals
Custom lit florals
White out reception
White out reception
Entire room is a dance floor
Entire room is a dance floor
Historic urban chic layout
Historic urban chic layout
Spacious main level
Spacious main level
Rehearsal time
Rehearsal time
Fully customized
Fully customized
The dream
The dream
Sparkle lights
Sparkle lights
No bad seats
No bad seats
Hifi audio visual available
Hifi audio visual available
One of a kind setting
One of a kind setting
Massive dance floor
Massive dance floor
Easy to customize space
Easy to customize space
Ceremony on the 2nd floor
Ceremony on the 2nd floor
Subtle style
Subtle style
Space for large ceremonies
Space for large ceremonies
Create your own space
Create your own space
Unique floral setting
Unique floral setting
Intimate spaces for rehearsal
Intimate spaces for rehearsal
Every view is cool
Every view is cool
Custom chair, floral & setting
Custom chair, floral & setting
So many ways to set up
So many ways to set up
Wide open view
Wide open view
River walk entrance
River walk entrance
Custom lit floral
Custom lit floral
Unique social reception
Unique social reception
Spacious setting
Spacious setting
Covered entrance
Covered entrance
American tobacco campus
American tobacco campus
Easy to add custom lighting
Easy to add custom lighting
In house catering
In house catering
Intimate room
Intimate room
Everything in one space
Everything in one space
Upstairs is perfect for social
Upstairs is perfect for social
Service and reception
Service and reception
Full blown party
Full blown party
Medium & large receptions
Medium & large receptions
Brulee on the spot
Brulee on the spot
Angus barn steaks
Angus barn steaks
Homemade desserts
Homemade desserts
Wine pairings
Wine pairings
Custom desserts
Custom desserts
In-house audio
In-house audio
Social & reception
Social & reception
Massive hd screen
Massive hd screen
Custom floral & lighting
Custom floral & lighting
Spacious brides room
Spacious brides room
Year round backdrop
Year round backdrop
Rehearsal to reception
Rehearsal to reception
Brides room
Brides room
Grooms room
Grooms room
Outdoor ceremony
Outdoor ceremony
Horsdouevres
Horsdouevres
Rented linen
Rented linen
River view
River view
River walk area
River walk area
Lighted cake area
Lighted cake area
Great backdrops
Great backdrops
Custom edison lights
Custom edison lights
Many serving options
Many serving options
American tobacco campus
American tobacco campus
Wood and steel
Wood and steel
Beautiful floral
Beautiful floral
Lighting really adds depth
Lighting really adds depth
Main reception table
Main reception table
Unique drapery between lights
Unique drapery between lights
A great setup
A great setup
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Bay 7, American Tobacco District
Wedding ready
Wedding ready

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Carolyn · Married on 11/04/2017

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    We had a wonderful experience at Bay 7 - the planning process was long and at times overwhelming (especially since I didn't have a wedding planner), but once I dropped everything off with our Bay 7 coordinator Angel the week of the wedding, I had no worries left - and everything turned out perfectly! There were a few issues here and there on the wedding day, but they were completely taken care of behind the scenes. The venue was beautifully set up, it looked exactly like I had pictured it, and the food and service was amazing. Every single guest I talked to commented on how good the food was! Every single staff member I talked to that night congratulated me on my marriage and went above and beyond to make sure I had a great time! It was a dream come true to have my reception at Bay 7, and I would highly recommend Angel and her staff to anyone.

    Sent on 12/20/2017
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    Emily · Married on 05/06/2017

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    • Quality of service:
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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    Bay 7 provided very high-quality service and professionalism for our event. The wedding coordinators for Bay 7 were extremely responsive and accommodating, and helped to plan and execute our event. I felt like everything was going to run smoothly in their hands, and of course, everything went perfectly. They were very flexible in terms of revising our menu based on guest count, and the food by Angus Barn was absolutely outstanding. All of our guests raved about the food and left totally stuffed. The wine and beer selection was also great, and they made some really delicious cocktails for our guests. The Bay 7 staff at the event just know how to carry out a perfectly timed, coordinated event. As the bride and groom, they responded to our needs before we even knew what we needed - they brought us a plate of appetizers and drinks in the bridal suite when we arrived at the venue, brought us plates of food from the buffet, and ensured we always had a drink in hand. Their service is on point. Although the cost is high at Bay 7, it is well worth the money. You won't be disappointed!

    Sent on 05/16/2017

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Bay 7, American Tobacco District 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? $ 4,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 3,000.00
  • 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? $ 750.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 750.00
  • 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? Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 35.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 400
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 100
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 1
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic Building, Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, 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, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, September, October, November, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, July, August

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