Bay 7, American Tobacco District

324 Blackwell St. #700, Durham, NC 27701 Map · Phone number
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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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Recommended by 99% of couples


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

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    Marla Glasser · Married on 07/13/2019

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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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

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

    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!

    Sent on 07/25/2018

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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?
    $ 4000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3000.00
  • 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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