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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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!
Lindseyandbrenden Sachs · Married on 06/16/2019
Incredible wedding experience and amazing staff!
We can't recommend the Great Room enough! Our coordinator, Laura, was with us from start to finish every step of the way. She stayed in touch with our vendors and worked around our busy schedules when planning meetings and was always prompt with email responses. The Great Room staff was excellent on our wedding day; the bartenders and hosts were friendly and professional and made great cocktails quickly for a very full room. Top of the Hill is a highly regarded restaurant and it really showed in the food we ordered - everything was delicious, from appetizers to dessert.Sent on 06/22/2019
What we really can't express enough is how great of a job the decorators and planners did with our wedding. All our little piecemeal decorations we wanted - tablecloths, flowers, table cards, seating charts - were brought together in a gorgeous vision that really awed us when we stepped inside for the first time. It felt like the staff at the Great Room had put together an actual themed wedding, that was how good everything looked at the end.
We would also be remiss not to give special mention to Laura and the staff for truly saving the day - our cake vendor ended up falling through at the last minute and they were able to make a brand new BEAUTIFUL cake for us to cut and provide enough for guests as well. No one had any idea that anything had gone wrong - that's how thoughtful their staff is and truly a testament to how prepared and professional they are. We simply CAN NOT recommend the Great Room enough for a wedding or any special event, these guys are absolutely top-notch.
Kathryn · Married on 06/08/2019
Like a dream!
TOPO took amazing care of us throughout the entire wedding planning process and through the wedding day! Everything went smoothly, the food was DELICIOUS, and the space was decorated just as I had hoped. I strongly recommend them as a venue!Sent on 06/12/2019
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!