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The Story

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

The Story – New Event Venue on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, NC 

The Story is Chapel Hill’s newest wedding and event venue, with a powerful story behind it. Opened in 2021, The Story is owned by the popular Franklin Street staple, Mediterranean Deli & Catering. With multiple options across three floors, topped with amazing rooftop views of Franklin Street and Downtown Chapel Hill, The Story will capture the hearts of Carolina fans and wedding guests alike.

The Story is located in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill on the iconic Franklin Street. Located on West Franklin Street, The Story is across from the beautiful campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is surrounded by classic UNC restaurants, shops and more. Chapel Hill boasts several incredible restaurants and plenty of nearby accommodations, including the beautiful Carolina Inn. By hosting your wedding at The Story, you and your guests will have access to all of the great things that the Triangle has to offer from Chapel Hill, just 10 miles to downtown Durham and 20 miles to Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Three Floors of Beautiful, Versatile Event Space 

The Story’s three floors were recently renovated to offer beautiful, versatile spaces for any upcoming event. The maximum capacity for rental of the entire building is 350 guests, however guests can choose to rent only part of the facility as well. Exposed bricks and Edison bulb light fixtures adorn each floor of The Story. Hardwood floors, natural light from large windows, and modern iron staircases throughout highlight the charm of the building while also creating a blank canvas for you to make your vision come to life. And of course, one of the highlights of the building is the covered rooftop space that provides a year round outdoor space for ceremonies or cocktail hours. The Story is a lovely addition to Franklin Street, making your guests feel right at home on the bustling downtown street.

The newly renovated Chapel Hill venue is owned by Mediterranean Deli & Catering, a long-time favorite eatery in Chapel Hill. Jamil Kadoura and his wife Angela opened Mediterranean Deli in 1992 on Franklin Street in downtown Chapel Hill. Mediterranean Deli started as a small falafel shop and now offers over 63 items in their deli case and baked goods from a full in-house bakery. Mediterranean Deli has also been catering private events since they opened in 1992. Working with budgets and events of all sizes, Mediterranean Deli provides beautiful service for every event. The catering team at Mediterranean Deli pride themselves on professional decorating and beautiful presentation of delicious, fresh food. The menu offers all of the light, bright, and fresh flavors of the Mediterranean, and the Mediterranean Deli also specializes in vegetarian, gluten-free, organic, and vegan options to accommodate all diners. Your guests will be able to enjoy a delicious meal from the Mediterranean Deli regardless of dietary restrictions!

While The Story is owned by the Mediterranean Deli, couples again can choose every detail of their big day at The Story by using the catering company of their choice. UNC fans, Triangle locals and visitors from far and wide will fall in love with the charm of Chapel Hill at The Story venue. Create an event space that is uniquely you at The Story venue!

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