21c Durham Hotel – an Art Lover’s Dream Downtown Durham Wedding Venue
As dwellers of downtown Durham, Southern Bride & Groom magazine is so proud that one of our neighbors is the exquisite 21c Durham Hotel. This downtown Durham wedding venue is perfect for a modern couple who wants one convenient location for all of their wedding guests to stay and experience Bull City at its finest. Best of all, in addition to the amazing digs that this boutique hotel offers, it has amazing event spaces in varying styles. We’re going to take you on a tour of the 21c Durham Hotel ballroom, art galleries, and wonderful Counting House restaurant, with this gorgeous shoot by Fancy This Photography.
21c Durham Hotel Penthouse Bridal Suite
It is a lucky bride-to-be who gets to prepare for her wedding day in the 21c Durham Hotel penthouse suite. This downtown Durham wedding venue is not only in the middle of the hustle and bustle of town, but its suite offers views from above. Perhaps this bride started off her wedding morning with a stint in the hot top that is on the outdoor patio, enjoying the sunrise over Bull City.
Modern-Meets-Classic Downtown Durham Wedding Venue
The 21c Durham Hotel event space is not all edgy. A historic building, this used to be a bank and its main event space was the teller room. It is a classic ballroom with wooden paneled walls and grand columns. Today, it has giant modern orb lights lining the ceilings which give the downtown Durham wedding venue ballroom an uber modern flair.
Tre Bella Flowers designed an elegant wedding reception at 21c Durham Hotel. They used modern tabletop linen, china, and chairs from CE Rental. The bride spins in her lovely Hayley Paige wedding dress from Tre Bella Bridal in downtown Durham. It looks especially lovely with the light spilling in from the oversized ballroom windows.
Do you recognize the pink penguin? Each 21c property in the US has their own penguin with a unique color. Our 21c Durham Hotel has a fuchsia penguin. He LOVES to be part of photo opps with your wedding guests. Looks like he sneaked into this wedding!
Wedding Events in the 21c Durham Art Galleries
We love the idea of a wedding in the modern art galleries at 21c Durham Hotel. More commonly, the galleries are utilized as cocktail space before the full reception in the ballroom. Regardless of how you use the space, your wedding guests will enjoy perusing the artwork. Bonus: it will provoke thoughtful conversation.
Counting House at 21c – a Great Place for a Durham Rehearsal Dinner or Intimate Wedding Event
One of the most cutting edge restaurants in downtown Durham, both in terms of visual aesthetics and culinary delights, is Counting House. Modern art dons the walls from super high ceilings, and the bar and private event rooms are equally ample in photo opportunities. But best of all, is the food provided by the extremely talented Chef Thomas Card.
The kitchen at Counting House serves all weddings at 21c Durham. Chef Card loves to create customized menus for every couple!
Want to see more at 21c Durham? Check out this NEW YEAR’s EVE WEDDING that was featured on our blog last year.