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Bay 7, American Tobacco District

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About

Bay 7, American Tobacco District is a one-of-a-kind wedding venue in Durham, North Carolina. Located inside the American Tobacco campus, Bay 7 is a red-brick building with high ceilings, expansive windows, and hardwood floors. The sleek modern architecture at this venue creates a unique atmosphere for any wedding.

Facilities and Capacity

Located in the heart of downtown Durham, the 10,000-square-foot building is the perfect blank canvas for weddings of many sizes and styles. With an open floor plan and wrap-around interior balcony, there is plenty of room to customize the space to suit your needs. It can easily accommodate weddings of up to 400 guests for either the ceremony, reception, or both. You can make the space your own by hanging drapery from the ceilings, adding string lights to the balcony, and creating tall floral arrangements. There are also get-ready rooms available for the wedding party and plenty of parking for guests.

Services Offered

The Bay 7, American Tobacco District team aims to make hosting your wedding at their venue as stress-free as possible. The on-site events coordinator is available to help with every step of the planning process and will provide couples with a list of the best local vendors. Bay 7's exclusive catering company, The Angus Barn, will work with you to create a menu served either as a buffet, a plated dinner, or even a family-style meal, depending on your preference. Their head chef, an Iron Chef America winner, can whip up any number of dishes that will leave a lasting impression on your guests. Bay 7 has a full bar on-site to use as either a cash, limited, or open bar, depending on your preference. Chairs, tables, centerpieces, linens, tableware, a dance floor, audio equipment, and lighting are all included in booking this venue.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$3,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,000

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

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$750

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

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building

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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    Kendall S. Married on 11/22/2019
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    Beautiful space, amazing food, outstanding people

    My husband and I were sure of this wedding venue eventually being ours even before we were engaged...no joke. We walked by and saw another wedding one night and in that moment knew this was the place. The venue and area surrounding it is beautiful and unique. The space inside is so cool just as it is that you don't have to waste a ton on decorations to dress it up. The 2 floors, industrial components, market lights, etc. give the it such a warm, intimate and special feel. The packages are easy to chose from and the staff is AMAZING to work with. They are so professional and responsive. The food from Angus Barn...best I've ever had at a wedding. This is not your typical reception food, people could not stop talking about it after our day. We knew right away this was the place and we were blown away by the service.
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    Marla G. Married on 07/13/2019
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    Beautiful Venue, Perfect Vibe, Outstanding Service

    Bay 7 was the perfect wedding venue for us! We had both the ceremony and the reception there and we couldn't have made a better choice. After a few hiccups getting an initial proposal, Kelly stepped in and took care of us. She got everything set up and worked us for the first few months, then Sarah took over when she returned from maternity leave. We were a bit nervous about how the handoff would go, but it was seamless. They were both so helpful making vendor suggestions and answering all our questions. Bay 7 is such a well-known, well-respected venue. It made hiring all our outside vendors so easy. On the day, everything went off without a hitch. They were so organized and all the staff was out of this world. All the servers kept checking in and making sure not only we as the bride and groom had everything but taking care of every single one of our guests. The venue is beautiful, the food was delicious, and the people were wonderful to work with. What more can you ask for?
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    Matthew Married on 07/21/2018
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    So thrilled that we chose Bay 7 for our son's wedding! There was just 2.5 months between the engagement and wedding so I seriously considered the need for an additional wedding coordinator. Thankfully, my son put together detailed logistics which were shared with the Bay 7 event coordinator, Sarah, who is great at responding to questions, giving advice, coordinating with vendors and executing the event. I cannot say enough good things about Sarah and the Bay 7 staff who provided excellent service and warmth beyond our expectations. Sarah was so hands-on---at one point I saw her picking up building toys that the ring boy had unceremoniously dumped on the dance floor seconds before the bridal party was to be announced. Thank you, Sarah!

    Our guests raved about the quality of the food and how fun the wedding was. I would wholeheartedly recommend Bay 7 to anyone looking for a rustic and spacious wedding venue, excellent service and delicious food!
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