Based in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, Jiddi Space & Courtyard is a modern restaurant wedding venue ideal for intimate events. Between the peaceful urban vibe and unique industrial touches, the space is tucked behind Sitti, a Lebanese restaurant, and its sister restaurant, Gravy, an Italian restaurant. At the Jiddi Space, guests can expect warm hospitality and delicious food on your big day.
Facilities and Capacity
This hidden gem can accommodate up to 140 guests for indoor and uncovered outdoor celebrations. Inside, the Jiddi Space can seat 100 under high ceilings, exposed brick and market lighting. There is a bar, lounge seating and enough space for live music. The attached Courtyard can host up to 40 additional seated, along with full ceremonies.
The friendly and welcoming staff is ready to coordinate your big day. The venue can host a range of services, including:
Your gathering can be catered by Sitti or Gravy. The catering team can serve authentic meals by buffet, family style or hors d’oeuvres, offering a communal dining table. The antique art deco bar in Sitti features Lebanese liquor, wine and beer. Catering and bartending services include:
Jiddi Space and Courtyard can host a range of your wedding-related gatherings. These celebrations include:
More than five years ago, developer Greg Hatem envisioned a restaurant that honored his Lebanese heritage. He eventually teamed with the Saleh family to establish Sitti, a tribute to the grandmothers, or sittis. They were the prime caretakers and teachers of Lebanon’s rich culture, faith and food.
Jiddi Space & Courtyard is nestled in the heart of downtown Raleigh, just blocks away from Marbles Kids Museum, North Carolina State Capitol and North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. It is 23 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Veronica · Married on 10/13/2018
10/13/18 Wedding--5 stars across the board.
Finding this venue and having our wedding here was a great example of God always provides. And its always BETTER than we could have imagined. We had an Oct 13, 2018 date and our first venue cancelled our date on us 6 months before our wedding. We were horrified. I remember going to a business event at the Jiddi Space and called them and initially they were booked. I remember thinking it would be so beautiful to get married in downtown Raleigh and I was bummed. Literally 2 days later, Devan calls me and tells me that their Oct 13 booking cancelled and we could have the date. It was such an amazing venue and I wish we had booked from the very beginning. The responsiveness was excellent. I planned this entire wedding out of state (CT to NC) and didn't get to meet Devan until two days before b/c of weather delays. She was amazing. The venue is also excellent being downtown, convenient for guests with parking, and lovely in an industrial/rustic way. Our guests loved the food and the service. The space was plenty for a little over 100 guests. Our decor blended beautifully with the venue and the whole night was just so much fun. Really the value put me at ease. You have to pick between Sitti and Gravy but both are so great that I feel lucky we got Sitti catering. So much is included with the space and we were able to stay on our budget and just have the best time. I'm so glad to that for future anniversaries I can eat what I had on my wedding night (I unfortunately didn't get to eat much but brides never do).Sent on 10/25/2018
Lindsay Mcgetrick · Married on 11/09/2018
The Jiddi Courtyard
This space was perfect for our Rehearsal Dinner! It is a beautiful location and the food was amazing. Devan was a great communicator and was very helpful in making sure this event was a success. Would definitely recommend this space for an event!Sent on 11/17/2018
Kisha · Married on 09/29/2018
Best of Both Worlds
I wanted a night time outdoor wedding and I was able to have it here with no worries. We had both an indoor and outdoor space. The space was beautiful and the staff was great. The food was awesome. Thanks for everything.Sent on 10/16/2018
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We have been a part of many event at the Jiddi Space & Courtyard and it is one of Raleigh's hidden event space gems. There are very few courtyards in the area and no others in downtown Raleigh. Of course the food is unbelievable good since this is a part of Sitti! The people that run the events are as good as they come and are very accommodating. Awesome space!
We love working with our friends over at the Jiddi Space! Not only is it a beautiful space inside (the Jiddi space has an old world charm) and out (gorgeous courtyard), but the food is delicious. On top of that, the Event Managers - Amy and Devan - always ensure a quality experience from beginning to end. Our customers are always happy. You can’t beat that!
We absolutely love working with this venue - and our brides love it too! The atmosphere is wonderful and the staff is always accommodating and helpful. Not to mention we've heard rave reviews about their food! We will happily continue working with this wonderful group of people.