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The Cookery

  • 1101 W Chapel Hill St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • Primary: (919) 908-8974

Boasting exposed brick walls, distinctive metalwork salvaged from Durham landmarks, a Front Room with ceilings stretching 20 feet high, a ballroom, bridal suite, outdoor cobblestoned garden and a courtyard, The Cookery's grounds in downtown Durham are the perfect setting for a myriad of private celebrations, corporate functions, and public events. Our unique space is quintessential venue for:


  • weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and post-wedding brunches
  • private celebrations such as birthday parties, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, and retirement parties
  • corporate parties
  • daytime seminars and luncheons
  • university functions

General
  • ADA Compliant Facilities:
  • Internet-Public WIFI:
  • Internet-WIFI Available:
  • Miles To Convention Center: 1.00
  • Miles to RDU Airport: 14.0
  • Near/along I-40 (within 1 Mile Of Interstate):
  • Near/along I-85 (within 1 Mile Of Interstate):
  • Public Restrooms:
  • Accessible to Strollers:
  • Public Restrooms - Disabled Access: Accessible without assistance
Payment/Discounts/Rates
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted:
Parking
  • Free Parking:
  • Valet Parking Available:
Property Details & Services
  • On-site Meeting Facilities:
  • Year Built: 2012
Meals Served/Open
  • Serves Late Night/24 Hours:
Dining/Food Service
  • Beer/Alcohol Served:
  • Private Rooms:
Catering
  • Catering Only (Not A Restaurant):
  • Dining/Servingware Provided:
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Cuisine
  • *Primary Cuisine: American
The Cookery Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 3
  • Total Sqft.: 12,000
  • Largest Room: 5,000
  • Theatre Capacity: 275
  • Classroom Capacity: 156
  • Reception Capacity: 500
  • Ceiling: 20
  • Space Notes: The Cookery grounds now expand over 12,000 sq. ft., and can accommodate seated dinners and wedding ceremonies for up to 330 guests*. THE FRONT ROOM Our Front Room boasts 20 foot high ceilings, a beautiful bar and mezzanine. Perfect for gathering guests for cocktails before your meal in the ballroom, and for continuing the celebration on the dance floor after you dine. This 2,500 sq. ft. space is also ideal for smaller, more intimate events. BALLROOM **NEW!** The ballroom is a new addition that is the ideal dining space for 256 guests. This 5,000 sq. ft. space features original brick walls, vintage lighting, and large entrances to both the courtyard and our private garden. BRIDAL SUITE **NEW!** A private bridal suite connects to the ballroom, allowing the bride and party to have easy access to all of the festivities. GARDEN **NEW!** Tucked away behind The Cookery is a lush cobblestoned garden. Space is available to seat up to 330 guests, or provide extra dining area. The garden can be tented. COURTYARD Market lights twinkle above your guests as they gaze up at the stars. Both the Front Room and the ballroom open up to the courtyard. *For cocktail style events that do not include a wedding ceremony, we can accommodate 500 guests.
  • Description: Boasting exposed brick walls, distinctive metalwork salvaged from Durham landmarks, a Front Room with ceilings stretching 20 feet high, an outdoor cobblestoned garden and a courtyard, The Cookery's grounds in downtown Durham are the perfect setting for a myriad of private celebrations, corporate functions, and public events. Our unique space is quintessential venue for weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, private celebrations such as birthday parties, corporate parties, daytime seminars and luncheons and university functions.
  • Banquet/Catering Services:
  • Cooking/Kitchen Facilities:
  • In-house Av:
  • Outdoor Meeting Space Available:
  • Outdoor Capacity: 0
Meeting Facility Rooms
The Cookery's Front Room
10 X 25
20
2500.00
275
160
175
275
Ballroom
5000.00
256
The ballroom is a new addition that is the ideal dining space for 256 guests. This 5,000 sq. ft. space features original brick walls, vintage lighting, and large entrances to both the courtyard and our private garden.
Bridal Suite
A private bridal suite connects to the ballroom, allowing the bride and party to have easy access to all of the festivities.
Garden
330
Tucked away behind The Cookery is a lush cobblestoned garden. Space is available to seat up to 330 guests, or provide extra dining area. The garden can be tented.
Courtyard
500
Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604