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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

When was your venue built?
1890
When was your venue last renovated?
2009
Describe your venue:
Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
City, Rustic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
440
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Beth
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Michelle was so accommodating and responsive and helpful. My wedding day was flawless and Michelle was a huge part of that. The space was absolutely gorgeous and well worth the expense. The food was also fantastic and many of my guests have commented on how delicious the food was. Thank you so much for making my wedding day an absolute dream.
Michelle was so accommodating and responsive and helpful. My wedding day was flawless and Michelle was a huge part of Read more...
Michelle was so accommodating and responsive and helpful. My wedding day was flawless and Michelle was a huge part of that. The space was absolutely gorgeous and well worth the expense. The food was also fantastic and many of my guests have commented on how delicious the food was. Thank you so much for making my wedding day an absolute dream. Read less
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Alanna
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
The Cotton Room was AMAZING. Hands down best vendor choice of my wedding. From day 1 of planning to the final night before their planning and expertise was calming and professional. Each planning session fell at a logical time and got the appropriate amount done. We had a brunch wedding and not only was the value incredible, the lighting and venue was perfect. Lots of people told us it was the most beautiful wedding they'd ever been to. Also, the mango mimosas were delicious - as was all the food. Amalia was our wedding planner, and she knows her stuff. Plus she still loves planning it with you, its the right balance between professional and objective with having a friend's opinion. You can't go wrong with the Cotton Room.
The Cotton Room was AMAZING. Hands down best vendor choice of my wedding. From day 1 of planning to the final night before Read more...
The Cotton Room was AMAZING. Hands down best vendor choice of my wedding. From day 1 of planning to the final night before their planning and expertise was calming and professional. Each planning session fell at a logical time and got the appropriate amount done. We had a brunch wedding and not only was the value incredible, the lighting and venue was perfect. Lots of people told us it was the most beautiful wedding they'd ever been to. Also, the mango mimosas were delicious - as was all the food. Amalia was our wedding planner, and she knows her stuff. Plus she still loves planning it with you, its the right balance between professional and objective with having a friend's opinion. You can't go wrong with the Cotton Room. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.5/5.0
I wanted to personally send my deepest gratitude and sincere thanks for everything that The Cotton Room did to make our wedding so special. We have gotten countless comments and positive feedback regarding the entire experience, from the food, to the venue and friendliness of the staff. Everyone was so accommodating and helpful! We appreciate and admire Michelle's (wedding planner) ability to work with us. I know at times we could be overbearing and worry warts, but we wanted to have the best wedding we could and give or family and friends a great experience as we celebrated or special day. You made it all happen for us and we couldn't have asked for a better day!
I wanted to personally send my deepest gratitude and sincere thanks for everything that The Cotton Room did to make our Read more...
I wanted to personally send my deepest gratitude and sincere thanks for everything that The Cotton Room did to make our wedding so special. We have gotten countless comments and positive feedback regarding the entire experience, from the food, to the venue and friendliness of the staff. Everyone was so accommodating and helpful! We appreciate and admire Michelle's (wedding planner) ability to work with us. I know at times we could be overbearing and worry warts, but we wanted to have the best wedding we could and give or family and friends a great experience as we celebrated or special day. You made it all happen for us and we couldn't have asked for a better day! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Michelle and her staff were simply amazing. The space exceeded our expectations. The planning was pretty Uneventful thanks to Michelle and her staff. We were planning the wedding from across the country and it was wonderful to know we were in such great hands. All of our guests raved about the food! And the romance of the space.
Michelle and her staff were simply amazing. The space exceeded our expectations. The planning was pretty Uneventful thanks Read more...
Michelle and her staff were simply amazing. The space exceeded our expectations. The planning was pretty Uneventful thanks to Michelle and her staff. We were planning the wedding from across the country and it was wonderful to know we were in such great hands. All of our guests raved about the food! And the romance of the space. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
6/28/2014
4.8/5.0
We had our reception on June 28, 2014 at The Cotton Room and worked with Amalia as our planner. Words cannot describe how PERFECT our reception turned out. Amalia is so creative and brought my vision to life… she didn’t meet my expectations, she exceeded them. She understood our “style” and matched it with every detail – she thought of EVERYTHING. Apps and cocktails were waiting for us in the bridal suite when we arrived as promised. We got to see the room prior to guests’ arrival – WOW – My jaw dropped. Every detail we had discussed was executed to perfection. The chalkboards (hand done by Amalia!) were exquisitely written, layout of cocktail “lounge” spot on, the floral vignettes perfectly placed, room overflowing with candles (as requested) and so many other extra touches! Amalia gets a A++. She steered me in the right direction and her suggestions (like adding the hanging modern chandeliers over the cocktail tables) truly made our wedding over the top GORGEOUS (special thanks for surprising us with a bottle of our Prosecco and a large pizza in the cab after our sparkler sendoff!). Compliments to Chef Dodd on the best wedding food EVER! My guests could not stop raving and we are New Yorkers and know good food. Beyond taste, the food is presented elegantly and modernly – talk about attention to detail! In-house floral was AMAZING. My bouquet was STUNNING and the in-room floral was like my Pinterest board came to life. I found the prices to be better compared to other local florists too. ALL the staff was phenomenal (esp Shelley who was so attentive, catering to my every need and even helped me put my Converse on!). As Amalia promised, we’d never have to ask for anything. My drink was magically replenished without ever asking. The Cotton Room is a beautiful and unique space that can be made your own. They have a phenomenal stock of décor to choose from. I couldn’t have been happier with how my wedding turned out.
We had our reception on June 28, 2014 at The Cotton Room and worked with Amalia as our planner. Words cannot describe how Read more...
We had our reception on June 28, 2014 at The Cotton Room and worked with Amalia as our planner. Words cannot describe how PERFECT our reception turned out. Amalia is so creative and brought my vision to life… she didn’t meet my expectations, she exceeded them. She understood our “style” and matched it with every detail – she thought of EVERYTHING. Apps and cocktails were waiting for us in the bridal suite when we arrived as promised. We got to see the room prior to guests’ arrival – WOW – My jaw dropped. Every detail we had discussed was executed to perfection. The chalkboards (hand done by Amalia!) were exquisitely written, layout of cocktail “lounge” spot on, the floral vignettes perfectly placed, room overflowing with candles (as requested) and so many other extra touches! Amalia gets a A++. She steered me in the right direction and her suggestions (like adding the hanging modern chandeliers over the cocktail tables) truly made our wedding over the top GORGEOUS (special thanks for surprising us with a bottle of our Prosecco and a large pizza in the cab after our sparkler sendoff!). Compliments to Chef Dodd on the best wedding food EVER! My guests could not stop raving and we are New Yorkers and know good food. Beyond taste, the food is presented elegantly and modernly – talk about attention to detail! In-house floral was AMAZING. My bouquet was STUNNING and the in-room floral was like my Pinterest board came to life. I found the prices to be better compared to other local florists too. ALL the staff was phenomenal (esp Shelley who was so attentive, catering to my every need and even helped me put my Converse on!). As Amalia promised, we’d never have to ask for anything. My drink was magically replenished without ever asking. The Cotton Room is a beautiful and unique space that can be made your own. They have a phenomenal stock of décor to choose from. I couldn’t have been happier with how my wedding turned out. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Cindy
Wedding:
6/8/2014
5.0/5.0
My daughter, Heather and Zack, now son-in-law had their wedding on June 8, 2014. It was absolutely beautiful. The staff was great and pampered my daughter on her wedding day. The wedding decor and food wonderful! This event was like fairy book story.

Would recommend all out of town guest stay at the Hilton Garden Inn/University Medical Center, Durham. The staff and service is outstanding and so close to the Cotton Room! Great Hotel!!

Cindy S. Smith
My daughter, Heather and Zack, now son-in-law had their wedding on June 8, 2014. It was absolutely beautiful. The staff Read more...
My daughter, Heather and Zack, now son-in-law had their wedding on June 8, 2014. It was absolutely beautiful. The staff was great and pampered my daughter on her wedding day. The wedding decor and food wonderful! This event was like fairy book story.

Would recommend all out of town guest stay at the Hilton Garden Inn/University Medical Center, Durham. The staff and service is outstanding and so close to the Cotton Room! Great Hotel!!

Cindy S. Smith Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our ceremony and reception at The Cotton Room and worked with Jeriann as our wedding planner. I have to say, I was definitely shocked by the prices at first, but after the wedding, seeing how smoothly and beautifully everything came together, I would pay it all over again. Jeriann was always easily accessible via email and phone, and was a pleasure to work with. I can easily say that because The Cotton Room takes care of everything, I was not nearly as stressed as I imagined I would be with the planning. All of our guests raved about the food (summer dinner buffet and sweets table) and thought the room looked stunning. The staff were all incredibly nice and responsive and made sure that we were happy and that everything stayed beautiful. Working with The Cotton Room and Jeriann was fabulous and I would recommend anyone getting married or holding a large event to use them!!!
We had our ceremony and reception at The Cotton Room and worked with Jeriann as our wedding planner. I have to say, I was Read more...
We had our ceremony and reception at The Cotton Room and worked with Jeriann as our wedding planner. I have to say, I was definitely shocked by the prices at first, but after the wedding, seeing how smoothly and beautifully everything came together, I would pay it all over again. Jeriann was always easily accessible via email and phone, and was a pleasure to work with. I can easily say that because The Cotton Room takes care of everything, I was not nearly as stressed as I imagined I would be with the planning. All of our guests raved about the food (summer dinner buffet and sweets table) and thought the room looked stunning. The staff were all incredibly nice and responsive and made sure that we were happy and that everything stayed beautiful. Working with The Cotton Room and Jeriann was fabulous and I would recommend anyone getting married or holding a large event to use them!!! Read less
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Kelcy
Wedding:
4/26/2014
4.6/5.0
Our wedding reception at The Cotton Room was an event to remember! We appreciate the precise planning and expertise of the in-house event coordinator. Our family and friends were wowed with our choices and still talk about the food! We appreciate the planning expertise, flexibility and attention to detail.
Our wedding reception at The Cotton Room was an event to remember! We appreciate the precise planning and expertise of the Read more...
Our wedding reception at The Cotton Room was an event to remember! We appreciate the precise planning and expertise of the in-house event coordinator. Our family and friends were wowed with our choices and still talk about the food! We appreciate the planning expertise, flexibility and attention to detail. Read less
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Chelsea
Wedding:
4/5/2014
4.1/5.0
We had a roller coaster of an experience with The Cotton Room. At the beginning, we had a lot of disappointing interactions with them- disorganization, lack of responsiveness, terrible customer service. It was very frustrating because this venue is absolutely breath-taking. After we confronted them rather directly after months of service way below the expected level, we heard directly from upper-level management and they were VERY apologetic. It seems like they had a lot of administrative turnover during that time, and unfortunately for us the people we had been in contact with were not their best employees. After that point, they were falling all over themselves to help us, and we were reassigned to a new event coordinator- Amalia, and she was fantastic! She helped us a lot with details of our event, planning, choosing vendors, and on the actual day of the event she was great! She anticipated everything, was very professional, and she made the event run so seamlessly we had to do nothing. The food here is also amazing- but very pricey. Everyone raved about the food, but we definitely paid a lions share for it. Having good food was something that was really important to is. Also, they did a specialty cocktail- purple hibiscus margarita- and it was really cute and includeded with our bar package. Overall, our experience with them was very good and we had an amazing wedding, but it was filled with a lot of frustration and stress at times. This venue is beautiful and romantic, and exactly the right feel for who we are as a couple. Hopefully they've made changes based on feedback we gave them and will provide excellent service for all of their couples in the future.
We had a roller coaster of an experience with The Cotton Room. At the beginning, we had a lot of disappointing Read more...
We had a roller coaster of an experience with The Cotton Room. At the beginning, we had a lot of disappointing interactions with them- disorganization, lack of responsiveness, terrible customer service. It was very frustrating because this venue is absolutely breath-taking. After we confronted them rather directly after months of service way below the expected level, we heard directly from upper-level management and they were VERY apologetic. It seems like they had a lot of administrative turnover during that time, and unfortunately for us the people we had been in contact with were not their best employees. After that point, they were falling all over themselves to help us, and we were reassigned to a new event coordinator- Amalia, and she was fantastic! She helped us a lot with details of our event, planning, choosing vendors, and on the actual day of the event she was great! She anticipated everything, was very professional, and she made the event run so seamlessly we had to do nothing. The food here is also amazing- but very pricey. Everyone raved about the food, but we definitely paid a lions share for it. Having good food was something that was really important to is. Also, they did a specialty cocktail- purple hibiscus margarita- and it was really cute and includeded with our bar package. Overall, our experience with them was very good and we had an amazing wedding, but it was filled with a lot of frustration and stress at times. This venue is beautiful and romantic, and exactly the right feel for who we are as a couple. Hopefully they've made changes based on feedback we gave them and will provide excellent service for all of their couples in the future. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
3/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Throughout the wedding planning process I was frequently told, "I can't believe how calm you are - you must be a Really great planner." It's true, I was able to stay calm and anxiety-free throughout 95% of the days leading up to my wedding - but nearly all of that had to do with the incredible venue that I was fortunate to book.

The Cotton Room sincerely is an all-in-one venue providing in-house floral (stunning), decorations (perfect), linens / china / flatware / seating / chairs (convenient), and catering (phenomenal - the best wedding food I have tasted, despite my bias). Amalia served as my wedding coordinator, also provided by The Cotton Room, and she did everything for me it seems except walk me down the aisle. She managed vendors. All of them. She managed the scheduling. All of it. She got creative to help me make the most of our budget and added in special "extras" where she could. If I needed a hand to hold, Amalia was there. If I needed a mimosa, Amalia was there. If someone was missing, Amalia found them. If anything went wrong at all on my wedding day I certainly wasn't (and am not) aware of it. Because Amalia and The Cotton Room are awesome. Even down to the kitchen and waitstaff.

If I had to do it all over again, I would select the exact same venue. I would beg for Amalia, and I would sleep well every night knowing that this venue and its people have got weddings covered.

Thank you to the entire team at The Cotton Room for so many incredible memories and peaceful months leading up to my big day :)
Throughout the wedding planning process I was frequently told, "I can't believe how calm you are - you must be a Really Read more...
Throughout the wedding planning process I was frequently told, "I can't believe how calm you are - you must be a Really great planner." It's true, I was able to stay calm and anxiety-free throughout 95% of the days leading up to my wedding - but nearly all of that had to do with the incredible venue that I was fortunate to book.

The Cotton Room sincerely is an all-in-one venue providing in-house floral (stunning), decorations (perfect), linens / china / flatware / seating / chairs (convenient), and catering (phenomenal - the best wedding food I have tasted, despite my bias). Amalia served as my wedding coordinator, also provided by The Cotton Room, and she did everything for me it seems except walk me down the aisle. She managed vendors. All of them. She managed the scheduling. All of it. She got creative to help me make the most of our budget and added in special "extras" where she could. If I needed a hand to hold, Amalia was there. If I needed a mimosa, Amalia was there. If someone was missing, Amalia found them. If anything went wrong at all on my wedding day I certainly wasn't (and am not) aware of it. Because Amalia and The Cotton Room are awesome. Even down to the kitchen and waitstaff.

If I had to do it all over again, I would select the exact same venue. I would beg for Amalia, and I would sleep well every night knowing that this venue and its people have got weddings covered.

Thank you to the entire team at The Cotton Room for so many incredible memories and peaceful months leading up to my big day :) Read less
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