The Franklin Hotel

311 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 Map · Phone number
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4.9 out of 5.0
Guest capacity 1 to 150
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About The Franklin Hotel

The Franklin Hotel is a luxurious wedding venue located in downtown Chapel Hill, North Carolina. This independent hotel is just steps away from the University of North Carolina, and offers more than 3,000 square feet of banquet space for your big day. There’s multiple indoor spaces to choose from for both your ceremony and reception. The Franklin Hotel will work with you from start to finish, to ensure your unique vision comes to life.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 175 guests at this modern venue. For an intimate ceremony, you can choose between their Atrium, Presidential Suite, The Gallery or Windows Restaurant. The Gallery is their largest event space, and features beautifully carved, 10-foot ceilings and spacious windows overlooking Franklin Street. It can host up to 100 guests for a seated dinner. Their third-floor Atrium offers couples and their guests gorgeous views of the sky. If you're having a grand affair, you can celebrate on the versatile second floor. You can use the Window Restaurant for your ceremony, second-floor Lobby for your cocktail hour, and then dance the night away in The Gallery for a cocktail-style reception.

Services Offered
This full-service venue has been a part of the wedding industry for over seven years. They offer multiple packages to choose from, including options with event planning, day-of event coordination and outstanding banquet service. There’s an on-site bridal suite you and your bridal party can get ready in, as well as event rentals you can choose from to ensure your celebration is a success. Tables and chairs are included, along with setup and cleanup. Additional services include:

  • In-house caterer
  • Cake
  • In-house bar
  • Lighting and sound
  • China
  • Glassware
  • Flatware
  • Barware
  • Linens
  • Wireless Internet
  • Valet
  • Shuttle


Accommodation
The Franklin Hotel offers 67 beautifully appointed guest rooms for your friends and family to stay in. There are seven luxury penthouse suites that feature private patio balconies and amazing city views. Each room comes equipped with modern amenities such as HDTVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, 1,000-thread count Egyptian linens, a Keurig coffee maker and more.

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19 Reviews for The Franklin Hotel

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9
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    Beverly · Married on 10/23/2015

    5.0
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We had a rehearsal dinner at The Franklin on Oct. 23, 2015. The person who helped me with the planning was Wes Rowe. He was able to help me coordinate the event from WI. When I walked into the Terrance Room after the set up it looked just the way I had it in my head. It was beautiful. He was wonderful to work.

    Sincerely,
    Beverly Watson

    Sent on 12/03/2015
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    Mark · Married on 05/21/2011

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
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    We wish to thank The Franklin Hotel staff

    * For helping to plan our event, listening to our ideas and providing suggestions that went beyond our expectations
    * For being so supportive of us and responsive to our guests (even though you hosted two wedding parties that weekend)
    * For being flexible when we made a change
    * For providing a wonderful atmosphere which we'll always remember as the perfect backdrop to our wedding weekend

    Sent on 08/21/2011
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    Alli · Married on 04/30/2011

    5.0
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    The Franklin Hotel was the perfect place for our wedding reception. Joann Sullivan is incredible and made sure that everything ran smoothly so that I didn't have to worry about a thing! Her attention to detail is incredible. She even took our gifts up to our room to ensure that they weren't sitting out in the open. She was also extremely helpful during the planning process, suggesting other awesome vendors (DJ, florist, cake, limo, etc.) and helping us to finalize all of the decisions to ensure that the reception was flawless (including those decisions that I didn't even know existed!). All of my guests told me that it was a beautiful reception and that they had an incredible time. Many thanks to Joann, Katie, Mark and everyone else at the Franklin that made our awesome reception possible!

    Sent on 05/02/2011

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The Franklin Hotel 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? $ 2,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,500.00
  • 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? $ 1,200.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 750.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, 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? $ 20.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? House Beer, House Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 150
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 1
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Hotel, Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor
  • 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? Accommodations, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Shuttle, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, May, July, December

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

  • Sugarland
    Sugarland Wedding Cakes

    Working with Joann is a genuine joy! She treats every wedding as if it were her own daughter or friend getting married.

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    9194424096 (Phone number)

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