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About The Cotton Room

Innovative cuisine. Expert planning. Inspired events.

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The Cotton Room Durham is a chic and unique special event venue.  The old cotton mill was refurbished, leaving beautiful and modern hard wood floors, rustic exposed brick and piping, and elegant glass windows around the permiter of the venue.  It is the perfect space for your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.  Don't limit yourself to hotel ballrooms with neutral wall paper and drab (or excessively bright) carpet colors.  The Cotton Room is a clean palette waiting to come alive with your vision for your Special Day!

To schedule a tour or request information, please email info@thecottonroomdurham.com, or call at 919-530-8380.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Raleigh, Wilmington

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3.3

My husband & I got married at The Cotton Room on 10/14/17. We booked the venue about a year earlier and absolutely loved the space. The exposed brick, huge windows, and dramatic draping was the exact look we wanted. We were THRILLED with the space for our ceremony and reception. The planning process was difficult. The venue is extremely strict and at times, overpromised, underdelivered, and lacked proper communication (especially when considering the hefty price tag!). For example, three weeks after we booked the venue, my mom flew in from California and we toured TCR together. We were told that people used the bridal suite all the time for a babysitting area during the reception. Four weeks before my wedding, when reviewing final details, I told our planner that we were hiring a babysitter and I'd have that information soon. I had to jump through the most ridiculous hoops; they required insurance but for 2.5 weeks, couldn't tell me what kind of insurance they required so I could inform the babysitting company. I eventually had to give up on having the babysitter because it was so complicated and they weren't pleased with anything I worked out. Another overpromise and underdeliver: they told me they had someone on staff who did the chalkboard all the time for weddings and at that same meeting 4 weeks before, I found out that I had to hire someone. And another... for our Sips Session, I was informed of the date and when we couldn't attend, I was told it was the last one before our wedding and there wouldn't be any others. I had to fight tooth and nail to get a new date. I wouldn't change a thing and absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED how everything looked, but if you book this venue, you have to be on top of EVERY single detail and be prepared to fight for what you need/want! Highly recommend Petal & Oak (their sister company), but again, had to advocate for myself a lot!

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Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Server(s), Stations, Parking, Wheelchair Access, Indoor, Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photobooth, Tables, All Inclusive Packages, In-House Bar, In-House Catering, Clean Up, Event Planning, Bridal Suite, Pet Friendly, Set Up
4.8

I got married at the Cotton Room on a Sunday Oct 8, 2017. When I say it was stunning, I mean it was stunning. It was the perfect place to have a wedding. The food was superb, the service for that day was outstanding. The wait staff and servers were fantastic. Becky Chapman was our coordinator and she was just great. She followed everything that I presented to her to the letter. If something happen, she was right there to contact you in a timely manner. The only complaint I had was there was no air in the grooms suite, but they were able to sustain without it. The rustic look was a nice touch and my guest are still talking about how stunning the wedding and reception was. They are still talking about the food.

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Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Buffet, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake, Server(s), Champagne Toast, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Wheelchair Access, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables, Indoor, In-House Catering, Clean Up, Event Planning, Bridal Suite, Set Up, Wireless Internet
5.0

My husband and I got married at The Cotton Room on September 2, 2017. It was magical. It was amazing. Our guests have been talking about the location and the food nonstop for the last three months. I was an out of town bride and knew NOTHING about the Triangle area, and to be honest going into wedding planning, The Cotton Room reflected nothing of what I was expecting for my wedding. But someone recommended the location to me so I decided a tour couldn't hurt. When I arrived in the Ceremony/Reception space I was blown away. I immediately fell in love. I didn't even tour anywhere else after that, I knew The Cotton Room was what I wanted. I moved my wedding up from when I was intending to have it simply because that's what they had available! Everyone I was in contact with was amazingly helpful and answered all my questions so quickly. They were very accommodating to push back a few due dates for decisions because the only time I could make a tasting was AFTER when I was supposed to make my food decisions. Thanks guys!! And I LOVED the bar appointment, they made me incredibly familiar with every drink they had and were amazingly knowledgable about all of them! My guests loved our custom cocktails and so did we! They even let us bring in our own personal statue of Captain Morgan, to delight of both guests and staff. Even more amazing, they accommodated my sister (my Maid of Honor) for the champagne toast by providing a non alcoholic option last minute when we forgot to tell them she was allergic (so awesome!!) and not to mention the fact that they provided us (the bride and groom) with a homemade pizza and a six pack selection of beers from our bar to enjoy in our Honeymoon Suite! Everything about this place is worth checking out, from the Bride AND Grooms Suites, the amazing Ceremony&Reception area, to the BEAUTIFUL bar. Your guests will thank you for the food!

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Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Parking, Wheelchair Access, Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine, All Inclusive Packages, In-House Bar, In-House Catering, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Bridal Suite, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photobooth, Tables, Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Indoor

The Cotton Room Pricing

Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $2,000.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $2,000.00
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Plated
$78.00
Buffet
$68.00
Catering Prices Include:
Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Bar Service Price Includes:
Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar
Specialty Beer

The Cotton Room FAQ

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Maximum Capacity
440
Guest Minimum
40
Event Spaces
1
Type
Historic
Style
City, Industrial, Vintage
Setting
Covered Outdoor, Indoor
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April
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We have done hundreds of events at The Cotton Room over the years! This is one of our favorite places to play in Durham and maybe even North Carolina! The staff is awesome as is the room.

We have done several weddings here. Beautiful venue!

The Cotton Room is a fabulous space to work in, really open, lending itself to artistic creation for any vision. Really enjoy the blank canvas and great structure provided by The Cotton Room.

One of our favorite places to do the photobooth at. The staff is always helpful and the owners are great to us.

As a photographer I have been to wedding facilities across the country. The Cotton Room is definitely one of the top facilities I have been to. Not only is the space fantastic, but the staff is the best around. Dinners are served promptly and they have a great ability to flip their space from ceremony to reception in less than an hour. There is no other space or group like this in the Raleigh/Durham area. Lauran & Michelle are hands on, and pull out all the stops to make sure your wedding here is perfect. Definitely send them an email and visit their space. You will not be disappointed!

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807 E. Main Street, #350, Durham, NC 27701   See On Map
919-530-8380 (phone) 919-530-8340 (fax)