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The Cotton Room

Durham , NC

LOCATION

807 E. Main Street, #350
Durham, NC 27701 US (map)

PHONE

919-530-8380

WEBSITE

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The Cotton Room Durham is your new chic and unique special event venue. The old cotton mill was refurbished, leaving... Read more
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The Cotton Room Durham is your new chic and unique special event venue. The old cotton mill was refurbished, leaving beautiful and modern hard wood floors, rustic exposed brick and piping, and elegant glass windows around the permiter of the venue. It is the perfect space for your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Don't limit yourself to hotel ballrooms with neutral wall paper and drab (or excessively bright) carpet colors. The Cotton Room is a clean palette waiting to come alive with your vision for your Special Day!

To schedule a tour or request information, please email info@thecottonroomdurham.com, or call at 919-530-8380. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Historic
Describe the style of your venue
City, Rustic, Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
440
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Cake, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Allie
Wedding:
9/23/2016
3.6/5.0
The Cotton Room is a gorgeous venue and the food is outstanding! We were very happy to have our wedding here, but I will say that their customer service is somewhat lacking. We had a lot of ups and downs in the planning process with them. This is an all inclusive venue, so you are assigned a wedding planner with your package. After some rocky communication to start with, I didn't hear back from my planner for over a month. When I finally called, a new employee answered and informed me that my planner had left the company a couple months ago and someone would be in touch. Very stressful! Once they knew I had found out, their office coordinator, Courtney, did get in touch with me and apologized and got me a new planner right away. Courtney was very accommodating and responsive and I really appreciate how she handled the situation. Based on other reviews I have read, it seems this has happened to other brides in the past, so hopefully they will figure out how to handle things better in the future.

Our new planner, Ariana, was wonderful! She made things so easy for the rest of our planning process and definitely went above and beyond for us. We loved their quarterly tasting events. It helped us make our food selections and was a lot of fun! They really pull things together beautifully on the day of. They even threw in some extra flower arrangments for us. Ariana was such a pro - she had everything we needed and things went off without a hitch! Their waitstaff was fantastic. They were so friendly and really took care of the groom and I throughout the night.

Overall we were very happy with how things turned out. With the amount of money you spend at this venue, you do expect a certain level of customer service. While we did have a rocky start with the Cotton Room, they did make our wedding night very special.
The Cotton Room is a gorgeous venue and the food is outstanding! We were very happy to have our wedding here, but I will Read more...
The Cotton Room is a gorgeous venue and the food is outstanding! We were very happy to have our wedding here, but I will say that their customer service is somewhat lacking. We had a lot of ups and downs in the planning process with them. This is an all inclusive venue, so you are assigned a wedding planner with your package. After some rocky communication to start with, I didn't hear back from my planner for over a month. When I finally called, a new employee answered and informed me that my planner had left the company a couple months ago and someone would be in touch. Very stressful! Once they knew I had found out, their office coordinator, Courtney, did get in touch with me and apologized and got me a new planner right away. Courtney was very accommodating and responsive and I really appreciate how she handled the situation. Based on other reviews I have read, it seems this has happened to other brides in the past, so hopefully they will figure out how to handle things better in the future.

Our new planner, Ariana, was wonderful! She made things so easy for the rest of our planning process and definitely went above and beyond for us. We loved their quarterly tasting events. It helped us make our food selections and was a lot of fun! They really pull things together beautifully on the day of. They even threw in some extra flower arrangments for us. Ariana was such a pro - she had everything we needed and things went off without a hitch! Their waitstaff was fantastic. They were so friendly and really took care of the groom and I throughout the night.

Overall we were very happy with how things turned out. With the amount of money you spend at this venue, you do expect a certain level of customer service. While we did have a rocky start with the Cotton Room, they did make our wedding night very special. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.9/5.0
great venue but a bit overpriced
great venue but a bit overpriced
great venue but a bit overpriced Read less
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ashleigh
Wedding:
9/9/2016
5.0/5.0
We haven't had our wedding yet, but I'm going to rave about The Cotton Room anyways. So far our experience with The Cotton Room has been amazing. Our wedding coordinator, Amalia, is so wonderful. She is quick at responding to my emails, and flexible when it comes to arranging meetings. She has been super helpful with updating our contract and returning it when I ask her to add something to it. I fell in love with The Cotton Room the minute we walked in and saw the brick walls, the high ceilings, the drapes, the hardwood floor, everything. Everything about The Cotton Room is perfect and I cannot wait to get married in September.
We haven't had our wedding yet, but I'm going to rave about The Cotton Room anyways. So far our experience with The Cotton Read more...
We haven't had our wedding yet, but I'm going to rave about The Cotton Room anyways. So far our experience with The Cotton Room has been amazing. Our wedding coordinator, Amalia, is so wonderful. She is quick at responding to my emails, and flexible when it comes to arranging meetings. She has been super helpful with updating our contract and returning it when I ask her to add something to it. I fell in love with The Cotton Room the minute we walked in and saw the brick walls, the high ceilings, the drapes, the hardwood floor, everything. Everything about The Cotton Room is perfect and I cannot wait to get married in September. Read less
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Briana
Wedding:
7/30/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at The Cotton Room on July 30, 2016! Not only was the food delicious but the staff, organization, and venue space were all incredible. Our wedding coordinator, Becky Chapman, did an absolutely amazing job and helped give us the wedding of our dreams. Her calm demeanor, positive attitude, and confidence in executing all aspects of a wedding will help ease any anxious bride's nerves. Also, two members of the staff, Maranda and Anthony (there are many more but these two stood out in a lot of ways), made us and our guests feel welcomed and valued. Our guests could not stop talking about our "storybook" wedding days after the event. We would like to thank everyone at The Cotton Room for their excellent service and we would highly recommend this venue!
My husband and I got married at The Cotton Room on July 30, 2016! Not only was the food delicious but the staff, Read more...
My husband and I got married at The Cotton Room on July 30, 2016! Not only was the food delicious but the staff, organization, and venue space were all incredible. Our wedding coordinator, Becky Chapman, did an absolutely amazing job and helped give us the wedding of our dreams. Her calm demeanor, positive attitude, and confidence in executing all aspects of a wedding will help ease any anxious bride's nerves. Also, two members of the staff, Maranda and Anthony (there are many more but these two stood out in a lot of ways), made us and our guests feel welcomed and valued. Our guests could not stop talking about our "storybook" wedding days after the event. We would like to thank everyone at The Cotton Room for their excellent service and we would highly recommend this venue! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
5/28/2016
5.0/5.0
Before choosing our venue we looked at a lot of places online. The Cotton Room was the first place we looked at in person and ended up being the only place we needed to! We fell in love with the look of the venue right away as well as the menu and flexibility of food options. To put it simply, they did whatever we wanted and we were able to have amazing food and drinks for all our guests. After having our coordinators switched a couple times Becky ended up working with us and we could not have asked for a better coordinator. She seemed to know everything about the venue and the menu, she answered emails immediately (no matter how many I sent her in a day), and made our day stress free for us. Becky and The Cotton Room helped make our day everything we imagined!
Before choosing our venue we looked at a lot of places online. The Cotton Room was the first place we looked at in person Read more...
Before choosing our venue we looked at a lot of places online. The Cotton Room was the first place we looked at in person and ended up being the only place we needed to! We fell in love with the look of the venue right away as well as the menu and flexibility of food options. To put it simply, they did whatever we wanted and we were able to have amazing food and drinks for all our guests. After having our coordinators switched a couple times Becky ended up working with us and we could not have asked for a better coordinator. She seemed to know everything about the venue and the menu, she answered emails immediately (no matter how many I sent her in a day), and made our day stress free for us. Becky and The Cotton Room helped make our day everything we imagined! Read less
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Jonathan
Wedding:
4/16/2016
5.0/5.0
The Cotton Room exceeded our expectations for our April 16, 2016 wedding. It all started with our planner, Becky, who was very enjoyable to work with. She was easy to talk to, organized, professional, and offered great feedback. She gets big props for making our big day so perfect.

The venue itself is beautiful. It has a very unique look that came together just right on the big day. To boot, the food was absolutely delicious and the servers were very attentive and friendly.

I've had many family members and friends rave over the venue and food. We wouldn't have changed a thing. Thanks Becky and the rest of the Cotton Room staff!
The Cotton Room exceeded our expectations for our April 16, 2016 wedding. It all started with our planner, Becky, who was Read more...
The Cotton Room exceeded our expectations for our April 16, 2016 wedding. It all started with our planner, Becky, who was very enjoyable to work with. She was easy to talk to, organized, professional, and offered great feedback. She gets big props for making our big day so perfect.

The venue itself is beautiful. It has a very unique look that came together just right on the big day. To boot, the food was absolutely delicious and the servers were very attentive and friendly.

I've had many family members and friends rave over the venue and food. We wouldn't have changed a thing. Thanks Becky and the rest of the Cotton Room staff! Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
4/2/2016
5.0/5.0
Absolute Perfection! The Cotton Room in Durham was the exquisite setting for our daughter's amazing wedding this weekend, 4/2/16! Incrediblely delicious and.creative menu, served hot and plentiful by an attentive and friendly Wait Staff. Bar tenders kept it fun and responsible. Decorations, lighting and linen curtains kept it rromantic and exciting. Best of all, Wedding Planner Amalia saw to all the details beforehand, the rehearsal, the transition of ceremony to reception, the sparkling send off of the Bride and Groom, and even to packing up the cars to leave. Orchestrating the timing of the evening in a calm and kind manner, Amalia and her Assistant brought out the best of the wedding party, the large extended families and their guests! Bravo!
Susan Knapp, Mother of The Bride
Absolute Perfection! The Cotton Room in Durham was the exquisite setting for our daughter's amazing wedding this weekend, Read more...
Absolute Perfection! The Cotton Room in Durham was the exquisite setting for our daughter's amazing wedding this weekend, 4/2/16! Incrediblely delicious and.creative menu, served hot and plentiful by an attentive and friendly Wait Staff. Bar tenders kept it fun and responsible. Decorations, lighting and linen curtains kept it rromantic and exciting. Best of all, Wedding Planner Amalia saw to all the details beforehand, the rehearsal, the transition of ceremony to reception, the sparkling send off of the Bride and Groom, and even to packing up the cars to leave. Orchestrating the timing of the evening in a calm and kind manner, Amalia and her Assistant brought out the best of the wedding party, the large extended families and their guests! Bravo!
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S
Wedding:
3/12/2016
5.0/5.0
Would highly recommend the Cotton Room for a ceremony and reception. The ceremony felt intimate even though there were almost 150 people there. The team quickly transformed the space during the cocktail hour and it was magnificent. I was able to thoroughly enjoy the wedding. Amalia is personable and quite professional and was a joy to work with.
Would highly recommend the Cotton Room for a ceremony and reception. The ceremony felt intimate even though there were Read more...
Would highly recommend the Cotton Room for a ceremony and reception. The ceremony felt intimate even though there were almost 150 people there. The team quickly transformed the space during the cocktail hour and it was magnificent. I was able to thoroughly enjoy the wedding. Amalia is personable and quite professional and was a joy to work with. Read less
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Jonathan
Wedding:
3/12/2016
5.0/5.0
We cannot speak highly enough about The Cotton Room and the services of Amalia Sarnecki-Ackley. Critical to our wedding vision were space, food, and libations. The Cotton Room is a gorgeous and versatile space that was conducive to all of our needs and desires. I could not find any fault in the food they provided. The beef was succulent. The salads were savory and colorful. The hors d’oeuvre, visually appealing and non-messy, were a well received at cocktail hour. And the flambéed donuts with ice cream were a hit with guests as a wedding cake alternative. Guests never noticed we didn’t have a cake to cut until hours after the reception ended! To make the wedding trifecta complete, the venue’s open bar won over our guests. The variety of beers and wines provided, in addition to liquor, satisfied all palettes.

Most importantly, the venue’s personnel were attentive, responsive, professional, and amicable at every step of the process. Though our wedding was adults-only, several guests had newborns or toddlers. The venue allowed us to convert the bridal suite into a childcare center where a local childcare professional watched all children while their parents partied 200 feet away. This also permitted nursing mothers to have some privacy to feed their children throughout the night. This consideration by The Cotton Room was invaluable for several close relatives and friends. It allowed the parents to be near their children and enjoy the celebration unencumbered with constant childcare demands.

If you’re looking for a spacious venue with great staff in Durham, NC, then The Cotton Room is your destination. You cannot go wrong. And ask for Amalia!
We cannot speak highly enough about The Cotton Room and the services of Amalia Sarnecki-Ackley. Critical to our wedding Read more...
We cannot speak highly enough about The Cotton Room and the services of Amalia Sarnecki-Ackley. Critical to our wedding vision were space, food, and libations. The Cotton Room is a gorgeous and versatile space that was conducive to all of our needs and desires. I could not find any fault in the food they provided. The beef was succulent. The salads were savory and colorful. The hors d’oeuvre, visually appealing and non-messy, were a well received at cocktail hour. And the flambéed donuts with ice cream were a hit with guests as a wedding cake alternative. Guests never noticed we didn’t have a cake to cut until hours after the reception ended! To make the wedding trifecta complete, the venue’s open bar won over our guests. The variety of beers and wines provided, in addition to liquor, satisfied all palettes.

Most importantly, the venue’s personnel were attentive, responsive, professional, and amicable at every step of the process. Though our wedding was adults-only, several guests had newborns or toddlers. The venue allowed us to convert the bridal suite into a childcare center where a local childcare professional watched all children while their parents partied 200 feet away. This also permitted nursing mothers to have some privacy to feed their children throughout the night. This consideration by The Cotton Room was invaluable for several close relatives and friends. It allowed the parents to be near their children and enjoy the celebration unencumbered with constant childcare demands.

If you’re looking for a spacious venue with great staff in Durham, NC, then The Cotton Room is your destination. You cannot go wrong. And ask for Amalia! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Wow, I can't say enough about The Cotton Room and Shelley and the staff!
They made everything easy and fun every step of the way. Shelley was there immediately through email whenever I needed her! When we had meetings to plan things, she made things easy and was also so helpful. She's so professional.

The day of was gorgeous and so easy, they pulled all my ideas and DIY stuff into the most beautiful place I've ever seen! We had our ceremony and reception here, and it was so romantic. The drapes and candles honestly took my breath away. The food was delicious and if there were any problems, I had no idea! It was the most beautiful day and it was flawless. I wish I could relive it all over again. Thank you Shelley, and the Cotton Room! You made all my dreams come true!
Wow, I can't say enough about The Cotton Room and Shelley and the staff!
They made everything easy and fun every step Read more...
Wow, I can't say enough about The Cotton Room and Shelley and the staff!
They made everything easy and fun every step of the way. Shelley was there immediately through email whenever I needed her! When we had meetings to plan things, she made things easy and was also so helpful. She's so professional.

The day of was gorgeous and so easy, they pulled all my ideas and DIY stuff into the most beautiful place I've ever seen! We had our ceremony and reception here, and it was so romantic. The drapes and candles honestly took my breath away. The food was delicious and if there were any problems, I had no idea! It was the most beautiful day and it was flawless. I wish I could relive it all over again. Thank you Shelley, and the Cotton Room! You made all my dreams come true! Read less
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