Jiddi Space & Courtyard

137 South Wilmington, Raleigh, NC 27601 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.9 out of 5.0
For 100 Guests $7k - $9k
Guest capacity 20 to 140
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About Jiddi Space & Courtyard

About

This historic hidden gem in the heart of Downtown Raleigh accommodates up to 140 seated guests for indoor/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. In the Courtyard, there is a marble-top outdoor bar, lounge seating, and a stage area, perfect for live music and ceremonies. 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! This urban oasis is tucked behind two street-facing restaurants: Sitti Authentic Lebanese and Gravy Italian Kitchen, both serving as exclusive caterers to the venue. At the Jiddi Space & Courtyard, we are committed to excellent hospitality and crafting an experience as special as the occasion!

Wedding/Getting-Ready Suite
Get ready for your Big Day in our beautiful suite that overlooks the Courtyard! This space is reserved in conjunction with The Jiddi Space & Courtyard for an additional fee. The space is available for 6 hours before guest arrival for your event. Capacity of 20 guests max. Options of light bites, lunch, and refreshments are also available to add to this rental.

Services
Our friendly staff members are assets to the establishment and ready to help coordinate your big day. The venue provides a range of services, including:

  • In-house catering and bar, from Sitti or Gravy
  • Market Lights (indoors and outdoors)
  • Setup/Cleanup of all house items
  • Wifi, sound system, microphone
  • Banquetware
  • Linens and tealight candles
  • Tables/Chairs
  • Cake Cutting

Food Services/Cuisine
The Jiddi Space & Courtyard is catered exclusively by Sitti or Gravy, and our private dining menus reflect the food you know and love from these two award-winning restaurants. Our food and beverage offerings include:

  • In-house service staff and bar staff
  • Tastings
  • Champagne toast
  • Signature drink
  • Cash bar or Open bar
  • Third-party cake/dessert is allowed

Other Services
The Jiddi Space & Courtyard is a popular venue for a wide variety of wedding-related celebrations as well:

  • Elopement
  • Bridal shower
  • Engagement party
  • Rehearsal dinner and/or welcome party
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Post wedding brunch

History

As part of the Heiling Levine complex on the corner of Wilmington and Hargett streets, the Jiddi Space & Courtyard share 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 were used as a workshop during the renovation.

Location
Nestled in the heart of downtown Raleigh, just blocks from Marbles Museum, North Carolina State Capitol, and the North Carolina Museum of Science. 23 minute drive from RDU airport.

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77 Reviews for Jiddi Space & Courtyard

Recommended by 98% of couples


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

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    Christie Montague · Married on 09/09/2020

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

    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. 💗
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    Heather Johnson · Married on 11/01/2019

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

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Jiddi Space & Courtyard Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$6,928 - $9,459
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside Cake
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
  • Barware
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

Jiddi Space & Courtyard 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?
    $ 500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 5500
  • 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?
    $ 500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Lighting/Sound
    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?
    $ 30
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    140
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    20
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
    Loft
    Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    June
    July
    August

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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • All Around Raleigh DJ Company Wedding DJs

    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!

  • DeeJay's Event Rentals Wedding Rentals

    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!

  • Fallon's Flowers Wedding Florists

    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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  • 137 South Wilmington Raleigh, NC, 27601 See on map
    919-666-3346 (Phone number)
    Location of (Jiddi Space & Courtyard)