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. 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.. The attached Courtyard can host up to 40 additional seated, along with full ceremonies.
Rental options available for our beautiful wedding suite that overlooks the Courtyard. This is reserved in conjunction to our Jiddi Space & Courtyard events. Options of light bites, lunch, and additional 6 hours to get ready. Suite holds up to 20 max guests.
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.
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76 Reviews for Jiddi Space & Courtyard
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Christie Montague · Getting married on 09/09/2020
Amazing experience from booking to wedding day!
I can't say enough good things about booking the Jiddi Space for my wedding reception. From day 1, which I booked about a year in advance, the event coordinator Devan was extremely helpful and responsive. They thought of every last detail so I didn't have to! I love this venue because it's all inclusive. All you have to bring is entertainment and any decor you want and you're going to have a fantastic night. All my guests raved about how much fun they had, and it's all thanks to the team at Sitti/Jiddi that made it happen. I'm so glad I chose to have my wedding reception here.Sent on 10/21/2019
Jiddi Space & Courtyard's reply:We are so happy you chose us to celebrate your big day! Glad we made it an easy planning process so you can enjoy. These pictures are beautiful. 💗
Heather Johnson · Married on 11/01/2019
Perfect in every way for our wedding!
Literally everything couldn’t have been better!! From the planning to the day of, Devan and the team with the Jiddi Space made our special day absolutely perfect. I highly recommend this space and experience to everyone.Sent on 11/10/2019
Amy McDowell · Married on 10/26/2019
A perfect wedding venue!
We were married at Jiddi in October and could not be more thrilled with the entire experience. Devan was so easy to work and she was always so quick to get back to me via e-mail or phone, even when I sent her a dozen questions! She reassured me throughout the entire process and made sure that our actual event was nothing short of perfect. She even got back to me via e-mail on her day off when I realized the next day that I had left our leftover cupcakes in the space!
And as for the space - you could not ask for a prettier venue in downtown Raleigh. We had so many guests come up to tell us that they couldn't believe how beautiful it was and that they'd never known the courtyard was there, despite eating at Gravy and/or Sitti for years. We used Sitti for our wedding food (and Gravy's Wine Cellar for our rehearsal dinner) and we had so many people tell us that the food from Sitti was the best wedding food they'd ever eaten. I am a vegetarian and my fellow vegetarian/vegan friends could not believe how many options they had throughout the night. We could not have asked for a better experience!Sent on 10/30/2019
Jiddi Space & Courtyard's reply:Thanks Amy, it was a pleasure working with you! Our team had a blast helping you celebrate and felt the positive energy from your friends and family. I am thrilled you were able to collect all your yummy cupcakes the next day, they sure looked good! ♥
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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.