Classic To Unexpected – Restaurants in Chapel Hill NC to Host Your Rehearsal Dinner

Your Chapel Hill Restaurant Guide for Rehearsal Dinners

There are so many rehearsal dinner venues in Chapel Hill, NC, so this part of your wedding planning will be a breeze! Throughout this rehearsal dinner restaurant guide, we’ll share dining spaces that range from classic and traditional to eclectic to casual. With so many amazing restaurants in the area, we’re confident that Chapel Hill has a rehearsal dinner venue option that will appeal to every engaged couple!

Classic Carolina Rehearsal Dinner Venues

Crossroads Chapel Hill at The Carolina Inn

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The Carolina Inn is one of the most historically rich and stunning venues in the entire state of North Carolina. The hotel celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, and many of its event spaces and guest rooms were recently refreshed. The inn also happens to have a beautiful restaurant space for hosting rehearsal dinners; Crossroads Chapel Hill. We highly recommend you inquire about hosting your Chapel Hill rehearsal dinner at Crossroads. You won’t be disappointed with the exceptional service the inn provides!

211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill
919-933-2001

Fine Dining Options for Chapel Hill Foodies

If you’re looking for a rehearsal dinner spot that offers the tasty and unique menu options, Chapel Hill has many great restaurant options.

 La Residence

Outside Patio of La Residence

This casual yet refined French restaurant in downtown Chapel Hill just off Franklin Street has been a staple in town for more than 30 years. La Residence has a romantic vibe and beautiful patio surrounded by gardens for hosting rehearsal dinners. There’s also plenty of indoor space available for private dining. The restaurant offers a range of dishes on its dinner and dessert menu, from perfectly seared seafood and steak to mouthwatering cobblers and crepes. There will be something for everybody in your party here! And, we promise you’ll be in good hands with owner Fran, who is a pro at hosting rehearsal dinners and private events.

202 West Rosemary St., Chapel Hill
919-967-2506

Go Casual

There are many Chapel Hill restaurants perfect for holding a more relaxed, yet delicious rehearsal dinner.

The Story Venue

This three-level event venue is located right on Franklin Street in downtown Chapel Hill. The Story Venue is a great option for a rehearsal dinner because it’s operated by Mediterranean Deli! Med Deli is a longtime Chapel Hill favorite for its flavorful and fresh Mediterranean food. They also have a huge selection, so there’s something on the menu for any picky eater if you host your rehearsal dinner here. Med Deli’s catering menu also has tons of options for dairy- and gluten-free eaters, plus vegetarians.

450 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-914-6032

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Countryside Rehearsal Dinner Venue in Chapel Hill

The Fearrington House Restaurant

A few minutes outside downtown Chapel Hill, Fearrington Village (a Relais & Chateaux property) has multiple event spaces and an on-site culinary and pastry teams to help you host an exceptional event. The Fearrington House Restaurant has been serving diners for more than 40 years and is famous for its hot chocolate souffle!

2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro
919-542-2121

More Chapel Hill Restaurants Perfect for Rehearsal Dinners

Acme Food & Beverage Co.Seasonal Ingredients & Southern American Favorites Since 1998
110 E. Main St., Carrboro
919-929-2263

BluebirdModern French Bistrot
601 Meadowmont Village Circle, Chapel Hill
919-213-9882

Carolina ClubSeven Private Dining Rooms on UNC’s Campus
550 Stadium Dr., Chapel Hill
919-962-1101

Il PalioFine Italian Dining at the Siena Hotel
1505 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-918-2545

Kipos Greek TavernaAuthentic Greek
1008 E. Franklin St., Ste. 16, Chapel Hill
919-425-0760

LanternElevated Asian Fusion, Private Indoor Dining & Outdoor Garden Patio
423 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-969-8846

411 WestCozy Italian Cafe
411 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-323-2748

Rizzo CenterPrivate Dining at the Meadowmont Grill
150 DuBose Home Lane, Chapel Hill
919-913-2098

Squid’sPerfect for Showers and Daytime Events
1201 Fordham Blvd., Chapel Hill
919-323-2748

Browse our full North Carolina venue directory for even more event spaces. Keep in mind that many large scale wedding venues will be happy to host your rehearsal dinner!

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