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Located in the historic Golden Belt District of Downtown Durham, the Cotton Room is an elegant, unique, and all-inclusive wedding and event venue. Featuring beautiful, exposed brick, floor-to-ceiling windows, timeless architecture, and all-inclusive services, the Cotton Room has quickly become one of the most sought-after wedding venues in Durham, NC.

The Cotton Room offers a suite of full-service capabilities which includes event planning, catering, decor consultations, and much more. No matter what type of event you are hosting, from weddings to private and corporate events, we will work with you to ensure that the Cotton Room becomes the ideal setting for your gathering.

Q Catering

The Cotton Room does allow outside catering with a slight upcharge. Kitchen can also accommodate Indian-inspired cuisine.

Q Maximum seating capacity

Maximum seated capacity is 250. There is a $6.50 upcharge per chair for seats numbering over 200.

Q Baraat - Is a permit required?


The Cotton Room shares a parking lot with other businesses so permission will need to be requested from the landlord and a permit will need to be obtained from the city of Durham.

Q Is open flame allowed?

Open flame is not allowed at The Cotton Room and must be constrained in a votive or vase.

Q Is rental price impacted by 3-day weekends?

Yes. Labor Day Sunday and Memorial Day Sunday are excluded from Sunday rates and are billed at Saturday rates. Please inquire for New Year's Eve rates and minimums.

Q What is included in the venue rental?

26 60-inch Round Seating Tables
200 Fruitwood Chiavari Chd airs with Ivory Cushions (Additional chairs available for $6.50/chair)
10 8-foot Banquet Tables, 3 6-foot Banquet Tables
10 36-inch Round Cocktail Tables (42 inches tall), Wooden Bar
Lounge Furniture: Assorted Couches, Chairs, Antique Coffee Tables, & Ottomans
Elegantly appointed Wedding Suites
Customizable Floor Plan and Seating Chart Software
Complimentary use of Venue for Bridal Portraits
One Hour Ceremony Rehearsal, Access to Venue 2 hours prior to event time
Food and Beverage Planner
Ample Guest Parking

Q How far in advance do I need to book the venue?

Couples often secure The Cotton Room 18 months in advance. As soon as you know your desired date, we suggest booking.

Q Do you offer alcohol?

Yes, we have a full ABC license. We are able to offer a wide variety of liquor, beer, and wine. There are several packages that we offer featuring beer and wine only, specialty drinks, or full liquor options.

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Additional Details

  • Guest Parking:Yes
  • Outside Catering Allowed:Yes