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The Franklin Hotel

Chapel Hill , NC

LOCATION

311 West Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 US (map)

PHONE

919-442-4094

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Come and discover The Franklin Hotel, and experience what so many brides have been talking about. Conveniently located on Franklin Street in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill, The... Read more
Come and discover The Franklin Hotel, and experience what so many brides have been talking about. Conveniently located on Franklin Street in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill, The Franklin offers an exquisite setting for your bridal luncheon, rehearsal dinner, Sunday Brunch, wedding ceremony and reception. The Hotel offers more than 3,000 square feet of well appointed, elegant banquet space that comfortably accommodates from 10 to 200 of your closest guests. Moreover, The Franklin offers 67 beautifully appointed deluxe executive guest rooms to accommodate you and your guests, including seven luxury penthouse suites with private patio balconies and incredible views that are the perfect setting for your hospitality and bridal suites. From start to finish, we will work closely with you to ensure every detail is attended to, bringing your vision to life and creating memories that will last a life time. Professional event planning assistance, day of event coordination and exceptional banquet service are all included in our event packages. So whether you decide on the third floor atrium with its expansive sky view or our Grand Terrace Ballroom with its beautifully carved 10 foot ceilings that provide stunning views of Franklin Street , you are guaranteed simple elegance with a distinctive classic style. Please take a moment to visit The Franklin Hotel website at www.franklinhotelnc.com. We will be delighted to assist you with any questions you may have. Please contact Wes Rowe, Catering Sales Manager, at 919-442-4094 or email at Wes@franklinhotelnc.com. We look forward to making your special event a memorable one! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
City, Eclectic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Shuttle

REVIEWS

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Mark
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
We wish to thank The Franklin Hotel staff

* For helping to plan our event, listening to our ideas and providing suggestions that went beyond our expectations
* For being so supportive of us and responsive to our guests (even though you hosted two wedding parties that weekend)
* For being flexible when we made a change
* For providing a wonderful atmosphere which we'll always remember as the perfect backdrop to our wedding weekend
We wish to thank The Franklin Hotel staff

* For helping to plan our event, listening to our ideas and providing Read more...
We wish to thank The Franklin Hotel staff

* For helping to plan our event, listening to our ideas and providing suggestions that went beyond our expectations
* For being so supportive of us and responsive to our guests (even though you hosted two wedding parties that weekend)
* For being flexible when we made a change
* For providing a wonderful atmosphere which we'll always remember as the perfect backdrop to our wedding weekend Read less
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Alli
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
The Franklin Hotel was the perfect place for our wedding reception. Joann Sullivan is incredible and made sure that everything ran smoothly so that I didn't have to worry about a thing! Her attention to detail is incredible. She even took our gifts up to our room to ensure that they weren't sitting out in the open. She was also extremely helpful during the planning process, suggesting other awesome vendors (DJ, florist, cake, limo, etc.) and helping us to finalize all of the decisions to ensure that the reception was flawless (including those decisions that I didn't even know existed!). All of my guests told me that it was a beautiful reception and that they had an incredible time. Many thanks to Joann, Katie, Mark and everyone else at the Franklin that made our awesome reception possible!
The Franklin Hotel was the perfect place for our wedding reception. Joann Sullivan is incredible and made sure that Read more...
The Franklin Hotel was the perfect place for our wedding reception. Joann Sullivan is incredible and made sure that everything ran smoothly so that I didn't have to worry about a thing! Her attention to detail is incredible. She even took our gifts up to our room to ensure that they weren't sitting out in the open. She was also extremely helpful during the planning process, suggesting other awesome vendors (DJ, florist, cake, limo, etc.) and helping us to finalize all of the decisions to ensure that the reception was flawless (including those decisions that I didn't even know existed!). All of my guests told me that it was a beautiful reception and that they had an incredible time. Many thanks to Joann, Katie, Mark and everyone else at the Franklin that made our awesome reception possible! Read less
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graeub
Wedding:
4/19/2011
5.0/5.0
The work that Joann does is absolutely amazing! She is an exceptional woman to work with for any event! I look forward to working with her in the future! She truly helped our sorority formal go exactly as planned! She knew our budget and was able to work with us and even allow some flexibility!

Thank you so much!
The work that Joann does is absolutely amazing! She is an exceptional woman to work with for any event! I look forward to Read more...
The work that Joann does is absolutely amazing! She is an exceptional woman to work with for any event! I look forward to working with her in the future! She truly helped our sorority formal go exactly as planned! She knew our budget and was able to work with us and even allow some flexibility!

Thank you so much! Read less
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TaylorCon2
Wedding:
3/28/2011
5.0/5.0
This was the PERFECT place to have a bridal shower. I am still getting compliments weeks after. As maid of honor, I had a bridal shower tea and it was eloquent with the self-playing piano and timeless charm of the room. The food was excellent and the service was exceptional. Crabcakes were carried on a tray and offered around the room as a nice touch. They thought of every detail so I didn't have to. Joanne, director of catering, took care of everything and was a sweetheart to work with. She was there the entire time in case anything went wrong. Best decision was choosing The Franklin as our venue for such a happy day!
This was the PERFECT place to have a bridal shower. I am still getting compliments weeks after. As maid of honor, I had a Read more...
This was the PERFECT place to have a bridal shower. I am still getting compliments weeks after. As maid of honor, I had a bridal shower tea and it was eloquent with the self-playing piano and timeless charm of the room. The food was excellent and the service was exceptional. Crabcakes were carried on a tray and offered around the room as a nice touch. They thought of every detail so I didn't have to. Joanne, director of catering, took care of everything and was a sweetheart to work with. She was there the entire time in case anything went wrong. Best decision was choosing The Franklin as our venue for such a happy day! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
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DespinaSimon
Wedding:
2/12/2011
5.0/5.0
We held a large engagement party here and it was amazing! Joann, Katie, Mark, and the whole team really helped make it as successful as it was. Each guest, literally, commented about how they were either glad they got the opportunity to see the hotel and visit in the future or how they never experienced a more elegant atmosphere for a party.

We couldn't have been more over the moon; they worked with us, kept open communication, helped come up with flexible options, stuck to budget, and delivered beautifully. I can't wait for the bridal party to get ready there the day of the wedding!

So a big loving thank you to The Franklin Hotel!!
We held a large engagement party here and it was amazing! Joann, Katie, Mark, and the whole team really helped make it as Read more...
We held a large engagement party here and it was amazing! Joann, Katie, Mark, and the whole team really helped make it as successful as it was. Each guest, literally, commented about how they were either glad they got the opportunity to see the hotel and visit in the future or how they never experienced a more elegant atmosphere for a party.

We couldn't have been more over the moon; they worked with us, kept open communication, helped come up with flexible options, stuck to budget, and delivered beautifully. I can't wait for the bridal party to get ready there the day of the wedding!

So a big loving thank you to The Franklin Hotel!! Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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ladybug84
Wedding:
12/11/2010
5.0/5.0
The Franklin Hotel is an excellent place to have a wedding reception.
The Franklin Hotel is an excellent place to have a wedding reception.
The Franklin Hotel is an excellent place to have a wedding reception. Read less
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ahammac
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Joann and The Franklin Hotel staff made our wedding day absolutely amazing. It's been 3 months since our wedding and our family and friends still rave about it. We had our wedding ceremony and reception at The Franklin Hotel and most of our guests stayed at the hotel. Everyone commented on how beautiful the hotel was, how nice the rooms were and how helpful and friendly the staff were. The location was great and allowed out of town guests to really experience Franklin Street. We were a couple on a budget and Joann was amazing at working with us to make sure our day was special.
Joann and The Franklin Hotel staff made our wedding day absolutely amazing. It's been 3 months since our wedding and our Read more...
Joann and The Franklin Hotel staff made our wedding day absolutely amazing. It's been 3 months since our wedding and our family and friends still rave about it. We had our wedding ceremony and reception at The Franklin Hotel and most of our guests stayed at the hotel. Everyone commented on how beautiful the hotel was, how nice the rooms were and how helpful and friendly the staff were. The location was great and allowed out of town guests to really experience Franklin Street. We were a couple on a budget and Joann was amazing at working with us to make sure our day was special. Read less
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sontini
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Jeff and I had a lovely wedding. Joanne and her team did a wonderful job of ensuring that the day was perfect. Loved the suite- got rave reviews from all of our out-of-town visitors.
Jeff and I had a lovely wedding. Joanne and her team did a wonderful job of ensuring that the day was perfect. Loved the Read more...
Jeff and I had a lovely wedding. Joanne and her team did a wonderful job of ensuring that the day was perfect. Loved the suite- got rave reviews from all of our out-of-town visitors. Read less
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Betty
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
The entire staff at The Franklin went out of their way to accommodate us in surprising our Mom for the celebration of her 90th birthday. Everything went perfectly! The room decor was lovely, the food delicious and the service could not have been better. We enjoyed working with the staff and they had wonderful suggestions. We definitely would use them again for our next celebration.
The entire staff at The Franklin went out of their way to accommodate us in surprising our Mom for the celebration of her Read more...
The entire staff at The Franklin went out of their way to accommodate us in surprising our Mom for the celebration of her 90th birthday. Everything went perfectly! The room decor was lovely, the food delicious and the service could not have been better. We enjoyed working with the staff and they had wonderful suggestions. We definitely would use them again for our next celebration. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers
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cindy
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
The Franklin Hotel provided my reception and guest accommodations.
Joann was EXCELLENT to work with. Her caterer was exquisite and accommodated above and beyond our special requests. We were not tied to a package but everything was customized our own to meet our needs. She worked beautifully to match our budget.

I did not want my or my family to have any responsibilities on the day of the wedding. Nor was I specifically picky about anything except that my guests enjoy themselves. Therefore, I gave Janice a lot of free reign and it worked out wonderfully. I would highly recommend Joann and this facility. I would certainly use them again.
The Franklin Hotel provided my reception and guest accommodations.
Joann was EXCELLENT to work with. Her caterer was Read more...
The Franklin Hotel provided my reception and guest accommodations.
Joann was EXCELLENT to work with. Her caterer was exquisite and accommodated above and beyond our special requests. We were not tied to a package but everything was customized our own to meet our needs. She worked beautifully to match our budget.

I did not want my or my family to have any responsibilities on the day of the wedding. Nor was I specifically picky about anything except that my guests enjoy themselves. Therefore, I gave Janice a lot of free reign and it worked out wonderfully. I would highly recommend Joann and this facility. I would certainly use them again. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ

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