The Great Room at Top of the Hill




Located in the space that was once the legendary Carolina Theatre on Franklin Street, The Great Room at Top of the Hill offers one of the only event spaces in Chapel Hill’s downtown. Artfully combining contemporary decor with historic elements from the city’s industrial past, this flexible venue offers an ideal setting for a modern wedding! This building contains a multitude of stunning spaces that can accommodate events of any size, ranging from huge bashes to more intimate affairs. The Great Room offers an ideal space for receptions, boasting studio-like features like hardwood floors, exposed brick, steel beams, vaulted ceilings, and designer pendant lighting. Other areas are perfect for cocktail hours or smaller occasions, such as the unique Tank Room with towering industrial ceilings and glass views of the beer tanks, as well as the edgy Back Bar with moody lighting and exposed brick adorned in graffiti. Blending the designs of tomorrow with the beauty of the past, The Great Room at Top of the Hill provides couples with a true one-of-a-kind locale for their wedding day!

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Historic/Landmark Building, Loft, Modern


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 8:00AM. Events must end by 2:00AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee and minimums vary depending on day of the week, month and time of day. Please inquire with venue coordinator for exact pricing and details as well as for ceremony-only weddings with no reception. Rental includes 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged. Please inquire with venue coordinator for details.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Great Room at Top of the Hill is estimated at between $4,247 and $13,680 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Event coordination
Dance floor
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Day of onsite manager
Champagne toast
Full kitchen facilities
Public parking

Special Restrictions

Wedding coordinator required
All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 2:00AM
Sparklers permitted