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.
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.
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.
16 Reviews for Bay 7, American Tobacco District
Recommended by 99% of couples
11 User photos
Kendall Schmidt · Married on 11/22/2019
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.Sent on 12/08/2019
Marla Glasser · Married on 07/13/2019
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?
Sent on 11/07/2019
Matthew · Married on 07/21/2018
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!Sent on 07/25/2018
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!