Recommended by 99%
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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
Julie · Married on 09/01/2018
We loved Great Room!
The Great Room space was just right for our wedding and guests - lovely but not overly formal. The food was delicious, our coordinator Lauren was so great to work with (she handled every detail flawlessly and helped tie up loose ends!), and the decor was just right. I'm so grateful for both the help planning the details leading up to our reception (we had our ceremony at a different site) and for cleaning up/getting items returned after the party. Everyone loved the space, the beer and the vibe - and I loved the stress-free planning. Would definitely recommend!Sent on 06/30/2019
Danell · Married on 07/14/2018
Everything was perfect from the first meeting until the last song at the reception! The food was delicious! The service was top notch too. We highly recommend the Great Room at the Top of the Hill!Sent on 08/04/2018
Lindsey · Married on 04/07/2018
I cannot say enough about how happy we were with The Great Room as our venue for both our ceremony and reception. We looked at basically all the urban indoor venues in the Triangle, and they were *by far* the most accommodating and affordable. As an all-inclusive venue (including a personal wedding coordinator!), you not only get the most bang for your buck, but they also take so much stress out of planning a wedding.Sent on 05/08/2018
The space is beautiful and functional. The food and drinks were amazing -- so many of our guests told us so. We didn't have to lift a finger on the day of. We dropped off all our various decor items (table runners, photos, etc), and the staff set them up beautifully. Our coordinator, Molly, was the jam. She was so responsive and helpful leading up to the event -- meeting with us, answering all our questions, giving suggestions and recommendations. And on the day of, she ran everything like a boss. The entire day went smoothly, thanks to her prep and management, and the amazing staff.
Mimi · Married on 02/24/2018
Stress free planning and day-of
Lauren and her team at the Great Room literally took care of everything from verifying the vendors prior to the day-of to running the show during our wedding day. I'm sure there were many details behind the scenes I had no idea about, and I'm so glad for it. The venue itself is highly customizable, though we went pretty minimal. We received so many compliments afterwards about the amazing food. Honestly, cannot say enough about our fantastic experience with the Great Room.Sent on 10/24/2018
Caitlin · Married on 01/13/2018
Lauren and her entire team made our Bat Mitzvah party incredible. The responsiveness, quality of service, the space and the food made the night incredible. I highly recommend the Great Room for any special event. You will not be disappointed!!Sent on 01/16/2018
Erica · Married on 11/12/2017
Amazing! Lauren was wonderful with the coordination of all the details of our intimate wedding. The ceremony was beautiful, guests loved the games at cocktail hour, and the food at the reception was soooo good! If we ever need to host another private event, we’re checking here first. I don’t think we could have asked for a smoother, more perfect day. Plus there wasn’t a lot we had to do on our end: we were able to customize the menu, serve the wonderful beers/wines produced there at the venue, and bring in the vendors we wanted. Absolutely perfect!Sent on 11/23/2017
Malorie · Married on 10/22/2017
molly was so helpful along the way, food was delicious, all of my guests were very happy with serviceSent on 10/26/2017
Ajsela · Married on 08/12/2017
We had our wedding (ceremony, cocktail hour and reception) at Top of the Hill and I highly recommend it! Danielle and Molly did an awesome job coordinating everything and they were very responsive and professional throughout the whole process (via email, phone and in-person meetings). The food, drinks and service were all amazing and we didn't have to worry about setting anything up before or cleaning up after the reception. Very happy with how everything turned out!Sent on 08/31/2017
User4854714 · 2+ years ago
We had our rehearsal dinner at The Great Room at Top of the Hill after seriously considering it for our reception venue. First of all, Danielle is amazing! She is very quick to respond to emails and always willing to go the extra step! After we had booked the room for our rehearsal dinner, I emailed her on a weekend that my parents were in town to see if we could stop by and test the computer hook-up for the photo slideshow. Danielle responded in less than 24 hours and met with us the day she responded! She also helped us figure out a menu that worked for everyone in our party. Our guests loved the food at the rehearsal dinner, and we loved having our event in such an iconic place in Chapel Hill. Plus, our guests loved being within walking distance of the Carolina Inn (where most of them were staying) and of downtown Chapel Hill. The AV set up worked wonderfully for our photo slideshow - even my dad, who is a photo enthusiastic, was impressed with the quality of the images produced by the projector! The use of the Pandora stations is also very convenient for events like rehearsal dinners.Sent on 05/10/2016
User6266482 · 2+ years ago
We recently had our wedding (ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception) at Top of the Hill - Great Room and would highly recommend this venue to everyone. Danielle and the staff worked very close with us to make the event better than we had ever hoped. The space was plenty of room for our 120 people wedding. The on site - kitchen and chef was amazing. The chef personally greeted us and made sure we were feed. Everyone at our wedding continues to compliment how delicious our food was. We loved the fact that we had local craft TOPO beer for our wedding! The venue was extremely accommodating with our plans, timeline, and of course the last minute changes. The photographs from the venue look amazing. We loved having our pictures taken in the tank room. Danielle was so wonderful! She took the time to really know us and then help create a wedding that reflected us. We can not thank Top of the Hill and especially Danielle enough for helping make our wedding beyond perfect! Highly recommend them for all events!Sent on 01/25/2016
User4396683 · 2+ years ago
The perfect venue for the perfect price. Danielle is amazing and made our weekend perfect!Sent on 09/24/2015
Lori · Married on 08/15/2015
We had our rehearsal dinner at TOPO for about 100 people. We dropped off our decorations a few days before and they decorated the Great Room absolutely beautifully! I was so impressed with the way the room turned out. The food was great and our out of town guests really enjoyed the southern food. They were flexible with a few changes that we wanted to make and the dinner was perfect! I would definitely recommend the Great Room for your rehearsal dinner or wedding reception!Sent on 08/21/2015
Erin · Married on 03/07/2015
Top of the Hill - The Great Room was a fantastic find. The staff there was excellent and they made my wedding day stress free. Our wedding day was the same day as the UNC-Duke game (in Chapel Hill) . . . . . so given the craziness of Chapel Hill on that day, to have a stress free wedding was nothing short of a miracle. I HIGHLY recommend this venue. It is a great price for what you get and everyone told me that my wedding was amazing.Sent on 03/22/2015
Amy · Married on 10/19/2013
Wow, how I love The Great Room. As two UNC grads living in Chicago, we knew we wanted to get married in Chapel Hill. As soon as I found out about The Great Room, I was sold. Perfect environment, location, size, and VERY reasonably priced.Sent on 04/22/2014
From beginning to end, Danielle served as the perfecting organizer and day-of coordinator. She handled every detail professionally and made sure we didn't have any unanswered questions and got everything we wanted out of the day. The day went really perfectly and we definitely have Danielle and The Great Room staff to thank for it all. We had lots of handmade decorations that the staff willingly set up for us. They handled all of our incoming vendors, including a five-piece band, took care of flipping the space between the ceremony and reception, did all the audio, the list goes on!
The space is quintessential Chapel Hill, right on Franklin Street, and is perfect for an intimate, smaller wedding. We ended up with around 70 people, which I think worked really well with the space. The space is beautiful, but allows you to be really creative with the decor.
It's great, too, that all the food and drinks are included, so you don't have to worry about bringing in a separate caterer. I knew the food would be great, and it was! Our guests also loved the beer. The waitstaff did a great job as well. Couldn't ask for a better venue and staff. I'd highly recommend it!
Erika · Married on 11/03/2012
The event coordinator Danielle was wonderful to work with and was very organized and prompt!Sent on 11/15/2012
Elizabeth · Married on 06/30/2012
Our wedding ceremony was in the Great Room. They are great to work with and very helpful. It was a beautiful space and so convenient since our reception was at the Carolina Inn.Sent on 10/12/2012
Suzanne · Married on 06/12/2011
Our wedding/reception was perfect!! Thanks to Hallie and her team for everything! The food, the organization, EVERYTHING was spot on!!Sent on 06/27/2011
User3328713 · 2+ years ago
We worked with Danielle to coordinate our wedding reception at Top of the Hill's Great Room and were thrilled with all aspects. She was very attentive to our details and put everything together for us on the day of the wedding. She was very happy to work with our budget and to make many little adjustments to the menu and drinks. We would absolutely recommend this location to anyone looking for an urban venue in downtown Chapel Hill for a reasonable price.Sent on 06/10/2014
Kate · Married on 08/24/2013
We loved our reception at The Great Room! Danielle took all the worry and guess work out of throwing a successful celebration, and tables, chairs, linens, food, and service is all included. The room itself has class and ambiance, but Danielle made some savvy suggestions about decor and finishing touches that I loved. A number of our guests told us Chef Matt Butler served up was the best wedding food they had ever had. For the price, the quality and portion size was exceptional; the menu choices are sure to please a wide variety of guests without being mundane. We were also able to make some personalized changes to the bar and food menu without much fuss or expense. In short, I didn't have to worry if or how the wedding reception would come together, and I was extremely satisfied with the overall experience and with the attention to fine details (like making sure a piece of wedding cake was saved for me!)Sent on 09/08/2013
Stephanie · Married on 06/12/2016
Our wedding ceremony and reception were both held in the Great Room. It was a beautiful setup and the internal wedding coordinators do a fantastic job. Molly did a great job making sure everything went smoothly on our big day so that we could enjoy ourselves. I love the hardwood floors, exposed brick and big windows. Overall, we were very satisfied with the venue and would highly recommend to others.Sent on 12/12/2016
User2936151 · 2+ years ago
We absolutely loved having our reception at The Great Room. The staff was wonderful, met every need, and was able to provide all the unique touches that made the space ours.Sent on 05/01/2014