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Jiddi Space & Courtyard is a delightful venue in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is a popular site for hosting a wide variety of wedding-related celebrations, such as elopements, bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, receptions, and post-wedding brunch.
This historic hidden gem in the heart of Downtown Raleigh accommodates both indoor and outdoor celebrations. Inside, the Jiddi (meaning "grandfather" in Lebanese) is a fully enclosed space that seats up to 100 guests, with market lighting, exposed brick, and high ceilings. The Courtyard has a marble-top outdoor bar, lounge seating, and a staging area, perfect for live music, ceremonies, and welcome parties, and total capacity seating of 120. The Courtyard offers an enchanting atmosphere with our house market lights and is equally romantic under a clear-top tent rental from a third-party vendor!
Get ready for your Big Day in the beautiful suite, with a maximum capacity of 20, that also overlooks the Courtyard! Featureing plenty of space to get ready, take pictures, have privacy for dressing, and ample spots for hair and makeup needs. This space is inclusive of venue hire. The space is available for 6 hours before your event starts, or up to 8 hours. Light bites, lunch, and refreshments are also available.
Our friendly staff members are assets to the establishment and ready to help assist in your big day. The venue provides a range of services/amenities, including:
- In-house catering and bar from Sitti or Gravy
- Market Lights (indoors and outdoors)
- Setup/Cleanup of all house items
- Wifi, sound system(not for DJ use), microphone
- Linens and tealight candles
- Cake Cutting
The Jiddi Space & Courtyard is catered exclusively by Sitti or Gravy, and the private dining menus reflect the food you know and love from these two award-winning restaurants. The food and beverage offerings include:
- In-house service staff and bar staff
- Champagne toast
- Signature drink
- Cash bar or Open bar
- Third-party cake/dessert is allowed
As part of the Heiling Levine complex on the corner of Wilmington and Hargett streets, the Jiddi Space & Courtyard shares a rich history. Now occupied by Sitti Authentic Lebanese restaurant, the Heilig Levine building proper was home to 2 hotels, a furniture store, and a grocery store before W. A. Heilig and Albert L. Levine's furniture business came to the space in 1936.
The Jiddi Space & Courtyard were used as storage for the businesses around it – for carriages in the late 1800s to early 1900s, then for furniture and other goods in the mid-1900s. When Empire Properties bought and restored the Heilig Levine complex in 2005, the Jiddi Space & Courtyard was used as a workshop during the renovation.
It is nestled in the heart of downtown Raleigh, just blocks from Marbles Museum, the North Carolina State Capitol, and the North Carolina Museum of Science. 23-minute drive from RDU airport.
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Amazing Experience at Sitti for Daughter's Wedding Reception
Beautiful space, great location
Beyond our wildest dreams!
The food from Gravy was amazing and the staff took great care of all our guests. Arancini, chicken marsala, braised beef, and tiramisu were all delicious. There wasn’t a single item we picked out that we didn’t love! The space looked amazing and everyone had a great experience. We are very thankful to everyone at Gravy and Jiddi that helped make our wedding go so smoothly and a truly memorable day.
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I am a transplant from Chicago, bringing a blend of energetic hospitality to our couples. With 20 years experience in the food, beverage, and service industry I take pride in making events memorable for every guest. Building relationships while making the booking process less stressful is my passion.
I focus on our teams delivery of food & beverage service and hospitality within our venues. My job is rewarding to see a vision come full circle, whether watching couples tie the knot, helping them throw a surprise party, or just celebrating life!
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Hi there! I can't wait to meet you and celebrate your BIG DAY!
I have worked in hosipitailty for 13 years, and have a passion for creating memeorable connections with our guests. I love dogs, flowers, and adventure as well as watching our teams make magic happen for you.
Providing venue logistics is an important piece of your event, and goes hand in hand with our in house food & beverage service.
Looking forward to seeing you soon. ♥
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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.
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