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Classic To Unexpected – Rehearsal Dinner Venues in Durham NC

Rehearsal Dinner Venues in Durham, NC

Durham, North Carolina is known equally for its traditionally Southern venues as well as their new and eclectic spaces that have been popping up more and more around the city. Whether you are looking for a classically elegant restaurant, something casual, or more off the beaten path, there are many rehearsal dinner venues in Durham, NC to meet your rehearsal dinner vision.


Go Classic

NC is home to many beautiful traditional venues that will host all of your wedding parties, and some of them are nestled here in Durham. If you are in search for something that is not only stunningly classic, but also rich in Durham history, visit the King’s Daughters Inn. Want something a little more modern and with a gorgeous view of all of Durham – look no further than the University Club’s penthouse location. The Fairview is one of the finest restaurants in Durham with private areas perfectly suited to small rehearsal dinners. The Washington Duke Inn also has several smaller ballrooms and patio locations that could be utilized for small to large events of any kind!

Fairview Dining Room at The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
Near Duke Campus and Duke Chapel 3001 Cameron Boulevard

Fairview; Durham, NC
Photo by The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

King’s Daughters Inn
Across from the wall on Duke’s East Campus, minutes from downtown
204 North Buchanan Blvd.

Durham Rehearsal Dinner Venue Kings Daughter Inn
Photo by King’s Daughters Inn

University Club
University Tower Penthouse
3100 Tower Blvd.

Durham Rehearsal Dinner Venue University Club
Photo by Brian Mullins Photography


Go Eclectic

For the more new age Durham couples there are tons of eclectic venues for you!  Between the rooftop at Durham Hotel that is perfect for a gathering during the warmer months and the hip vibes that you will get at The Cookery, you are in luck if you are looking in the Durham area for a unique spot to host your rehearsal dinner!

Cookery Front Room
1101 West Chapel Hill Street

Cookery Robin Lin; Durham, NC
Photo by Robin Lin Photography

Durham Hotel
315 East Chapel Hill Street
Durham, NC 27701

Durham Rehearsal Dinner Venue Durham Hotel
Photo by Riley MacLean Photography

Counting House at 21c Museum Hotel
111 N Corcoran Street
Durham, NC 27701

Durham Rehearsal Dinner Venue 21 C
Photo via 21c Museum

event available in upstairs izakaya
415 East Chapel Hill Street
Durham, NC 27701

Durham Rehearsal Dinner Venue Dashi
Photo via Facebook

2200 W Main St

Parizade; Durham, NC

Go Casual

Not all couples want a super fancy rehearsal dinner. If you would prefer a place where it is acceptable to throw wear jeans instead of khakis, we have some amazing options for you! The Pit’s Durham location is famous for their incredible Southern BBQ if you are looking for the perfect casual southern venue. Bonus – their rooftop view is something you have to experience! If you are on the hunt for a spot in RTP, try Mez Contemporary Mexican or Page Road Grill.

Mez Contemporary Mexican
Gorgeous Private Dining in RTP
5410 Page Road
Durham, NC

Page Road Grill
Intimate Setting in RTP
5416 Page Road
Durham, NC

The Pit Durham
Whole Hog and Pit-Cooked Authentic Barbecue
321 W. Geer Street

Durham Rehearsal Dinner Venue The Pit
Photo via Facebook
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