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The Millennium Center

Winston Salem, North Carolina View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
4.8 out of 5 rating
112 reviews
$12k - $16k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$12k - $16k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

The Millennium Center is a unique wedding venue in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Since 1994, they have been a full-service wedding venue and are available to host your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, or wedding reception. They are a privately owned spot located in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem. This historic ballroom offers a vintage elegance for you and your guests to enjoy at your wedding. Book now for an unforgettable event!

Facilities and Capacity

This former government building offers three luxurious floor levels for you to choose from. The Speakeasy and Garden Room are located on the lower level and can accommodate up to 150 people. The Historic Courtroom and Grand Jury Room are on the upper level with space for up to 150 guests. The Millennium Ballroom and Grand Lobby are located on the main level with a capacity of up to 400 guests. Each of the levels are unique and provide ample space for your ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, dancing, bars, restrooms, stages, and more. In addition, they have a bridal salon and groom’s lounge for you to prepare in on the big day.

Services Offered

The staff at The Millennium Center offer a variety of packages to suit your needs for your big day. They can provide planning services, casual or fine dining, full bar service, decorations, audio/visual services, and more. Their staff provides professional management, an excellent culinary team, talented bartenders as well as servers dressed in appropriate attire for your special occasion. Their other wedding event services include:

  • Bridal suite for you to get ready in beforehand
  • Setup and clean up
  • Event planning with their highly qualified team of coordinators
  • Event rentals including tables, chairs, linens, and more
  • State-of-the-art lighting and sound
  • Valet parking
  • Wheelchair access available
  • Liability insurance

History

The building was originally constructed in 1906 to be used as the City of Winston Post Office. In 1914, the city of Winston and Salem joined together to become Winston-Salem and the building was expanded to become the US Federal Building for the region. It housed the United States Post Office, US Federal Court, US Attorney, FBI, US Marshal, Military enlistment offices, and the IRS. In 1937, it was expanded again to accommodate the growing city. It functioned in this way until 1992 when it was abandoned and all operations moved to the outskirts of Downtown. In 1994, the building was purchased by Gregory Carlyle who has spent over 20 years restoring the building to its original grandeur. The Millennium Ballroom previously served as a sorting room for the Post Office, but now is an elegant space with chandeliers, giant window casements, and maple hardwood floors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
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 maximum capacity of your venue?

300

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access
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    Perfection!!

    We LOVE this venue!!! Everything from linens, to decor, to florals, to food is done in house. The only outside vendors we had to coordinate were music, cake, and hair/makeup. This seriously helped us streamline our planning process and absolutely everything was incredible!! Mary made the entire process and wedding day itself run super smoothly. The venue is gorgeous with several different rooms to choose from for the event; we chose the historic courtroom and FBI room for our Sunday morning ceremony and brunch reception. All of the event staff was professional, friendly, and welcomed our guests on our big day. Cannot recommend this venue highly enough!!
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    The Millennium Center is a very Special Place!

    We traveled form out of town to attend our nephews wedding in Winston Salem. Even though he and his lovely bride were forced to scale things down due to Covid restrictions, I have to say that the staff at the Millennium Center were very professional, they provided more than ample space social distancing, if anyone so chose. The building itself is just lovely, the grand scale of it alone is amazing. It is definitely something you wouldn't imagine down south, Mr. and Mrs. Carlyle have done a fantastic job restoring this beautiful building and giving it life in a new way. We were even lucky enough to receive a personal tour of the entire space, all three levels are just stunning! Between the joy my family shared, the delicious food, and fantastic service we received we will always remember our time in Winston Salem and the Millennium Center.
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
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The Millennium Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Millennium Center?

The Millennium Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Millennium Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Millennium Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

What are the most important characteristics of The Millennium Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Millennium Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Millennium Center for wedding events?

The Millennium Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Millennium Center offer?

The Millennium Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Millennium Center offer for wedding events?

The Millennium Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Millennium Center have available for wedding events?

The Millennium Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Millennium Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Millennium Center is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in average response time and 4.8 in value.

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