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The Palmer Building

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About

The Palmer Building, located in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a historic building and wedding event venue. Considered a one-stop shop, this impressive space provides wedding and reception accommodations to a variety of wedding couples. They have a very responsive staff who are incredibly flexible and accommodating for setting meetings and walkthroughs for prospective customers. The Palmer Building also allows you to rent out the space for the entire day. You'll have plenty of room for cocktails, a buffet, dinner tables, dancing, and even a band or DJ. With natural and historic beauty, the space is also great for wedding photography due to the extensive stone overlays, gorgeous votives, and table centerpieces.

Facilities and Capacity
The Palmer Building can be your perfect event backdrop with gorgeous stone walls, fireplaces, and wooden floors. The 3,800-square-foot Fireman’s Hall can accommodate up to 250 people for a cocktail reception and 200 people for a seated dinner event. There is also plenty of room for dancing, your own decorations, and dessert tables. There are also two restrooms available in the upstairs part of the building.

Services Offered
The Palmer Building offers wedding event packages to accommodate a variety of wedding couples with different styles, tastes, and budgets. With the reception site fee, you will receive setup and cleanup of your event, tables, chairs, linens, and parking. You even have access to a state-of-the-art audio visual system that you can utilize for your event. The venue also offers a variety of bar services, including champagne toasts, open bar service, signature drink menu, specialty wine, beer, and liquor, and bartenders. Other services offered by the venue include:
Access to a bridal suite
Event planning services
In-house catering services
Outside vendors
Wireless Internet

History
This recently restored building was originally built in the late 1930s during President Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration in an effort to employ people in the midst of the Great Depression. The building was used to train firefighters with state-of-the-art facilities. Many firefighters aided in the construction of the building by hauling materials to the location. Over the years, the building morphed into a place for social gatherings, dances, and barbecues. Now the building has been restored to its full potential and was added to the National Historical Registry.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$3,506

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,506

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?

$3,506

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$3,506

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

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 transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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    Lisa V. Married on 09/25/2021
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    Gorgeous Venue with Fantastic Staff

    The Palmer Building is such a gorgeous historic building. Once we saw it, we knew it would be perfect for our wedding reception. What we didn't expect was the outstanding customer service from the Palmer Building staff. Anjie and her team went out of their way to make our day perfect. They worked with us in the months leading up to the event to suggest vendors and services, accommodate our special requests, and even hold some of our decorations until we got back from the honeymoon. Quite simply, they were fabulous!
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    M Da Married on 10/05/2019
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    Accommodating & lovely space!

    We held our wedding reception at the Palmer Building this month and were so happy with our choice! They are very accommodating and easy to work with.
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    Deborah K. Married on 01/19/2019
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    The Palmer Building is a Beautiful Venue

    This venue is Beautiful and the staff is professional and extremely helpful. Anji, Ali, and Amber were a joy to work with. We used several of their suggested vendors and it worked out great. When you rent this venue, you have tables and chairs and many decorations available to you. It was a huge plus to be able to get into the venue early to set up and decorate and then have until midnight the day of the wedding to get everything packed up. I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone.
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2601 E 7th Street Charlotte, North Carolina, 28204
704-331-4737
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