The Great Room Complex at Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery, Franklin Street's premier private event space, offers the elegance and hospitality expected of Chapel Hill in a modern, urban setting.
Located in the space once occupied by the legendary Carolina Theatre, The Great Room's exposed brick and soft industrial feel gives a grateful nod to Chapel Hill's past while simultaneously embodying its bright future with clean lines, hardwood floors and subtle interiors.
We are an all-inclusive event venue, offering in-house catering, beverage services, and event planning. We strive to make each client's experience seamless and memorable by providing all the essentials you need to host your next event.
With direct access to our main restaurant and Back Bar, guests are guaranteed a truly unique and enjoyable experience for events ranging from weddings, corporate dinners, social gatherings, conferences and much more.
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27 Reviews for The Great Room at Top of the Hill
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Lily Duchesneau · Married on 12/28/2019
Loved the entire event
The staff, especially our wedding coordinator through the Great Room, were incredible to work with. The value was great for the area and the location is awesome. Food was fantastic and the in-house drinks were a hit as well. We felt very taken care and always had a staff member eager to help us the entire day. We had both ceremony and reception here and the change was seamless and efficient. I would highly recommend the venue to anyone.Sent on 01/06/2020
Carla Janney · Married on 12/15/2019
Perfect and magica!
I had the most amazing experience having my wedding at the Great Room! Laura was our wedding coordinator and from the beginning to the end she was exceptional. She made things so seamless and wonderful. The convenience of having food, alcohol, tables and linens included truly makes things easier for the bride. Her input and helpfulness throughout the process was very much appreciated. Our wedding was perfect and we have Laura to thank for so much Of that! Anyone considering the great room for their wedding should go for it! I promise you won’t regret it!Sent on 12/20/2019
Shannon Rawlins · Married on 07/27/2019
Beautiful Venue, Amazing Staff
I cannot say enough about what a great experience we had using The Great Room at Top of the Hill for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour!Sent on 08/06/2019
We had our wedding ceremony in The Great Room - which is a gorgeous venue on it's own, but simple enough to easily customize to your liking if you wish. We then had our cocktail hour immediately following the ceremony in the Back Bar. This worked out perfectly because it gave our guests somewhere to go and enjoy drinks and passed hors d'oeuvres while the family and bridal party took photos. Plus the Back Bar provided a really cool relaxed atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.
The food and drinks were great. Service was wonderful. Lauren - our event coordinator - is an absolute professional and pleasure to work with. There is no way our day could have run as smoothly without her. Not only did she coordinate the wedding ceremony itself, but was always available to answer questions for the weeks and months leading up to the big day.
If you are looking for a beautiful venue with amazing staff for your Chapel Hill wedding - I highly recommend The Great Room at Top of the Hill!
I love doing weddings at this venue. It is quite unique and so well organized and operated. Danielle is the event manager and she is multi-talented and she and the staff there takes such good care of their wedding couples. In fact, they go over and beyond to make sure the wedding day is a grand success! I look forward to working with them many times in the future!
Hands down my favorite venue in Chapel Hill. From start to finish, Danielle and Co. will custom tailor your event to be AMAZING. The venue is gorgeous, modern, has flexible space arrangements, and is the home to one of the best event staffs I've ever had the pleasure of working with.
What an awesome space for a wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, or after-party! The staff is always incredibly helpful, and it's location on Franklin St. is perfect for the Tarheel bride/groom. Your guests will be impressed by the high ceilings and stainless steel that make up the sleek atmosphere in the great room and they'll be able to continue the party at the end of the reception in the Back Bar. And don't forget to take into account the home-brewed beer and delicious food!