The Great Room at Top of the Hill

weddings in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill

If you're looking for a truly quintessential Chapel Hill wedding, look no further than the Great Room at Top of the Hill. We are located in downtown Chapel Hill at the corner of Franklin and Columbia Streets, with access to the iconic Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery just a few steps away. Our warehouse wedding venue dates back to the days of the historic Carolina Theatre, and features exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, plenty of natural light, a cathedral ceiling and industrial architectural details. We are just a short walk away from the Old Well and the Arboretum on UNC’s campus, as well as many hotels, restaurants, bars and other Chapel Hill landmarks.

Our space can comfortably accommodate up to 160 guests for ceremony and reception, with ample room left for a dance floor and buffet. You'll have your own catering staff, private restroom facilities just for your guests, even your own street-level entrance. From the ceremony to the after-party, the Great Room Complex has a space for every phase of this special day.

What brides and their families love about a wedding at the Great Room is the 360 degree service. We cover all the basics on-site — from staffing to catering, beverage service, tables & chairs, day-of coordinators, and even the smaller details such as linens and place settings — to make our services as all-inclusive as possible. 

Our philosophy is that weddings should be joyful, not stressful. When booking an all-inclusive wedding at The Great Room, you can rest assured that our team has everything covered, so that all you have to worry about is having a good time. We would love to hear from you!

- the Great Room team


View our brochure for more information, including catering and beverage package pricing.

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our wedding coordinators

With our in-house wedding coordination packages, you can have peace of mind knowing that our experienced coordinators are there for you every step of the way. Your wedding coordinator will orchestrate every aspect of the support team needed for your wedding day. We will assist with planning & design details such as the ceremony & reception timeline, floor plan design, and vendor recommendations. On the day of the wedding, your coordinator will be the first person to arrive and the last person to leave, allowing for a flawless execution of all your carefully-planned details. 

While we offer a full range of menus from passed appetizers to plated dinners, we realize that when it comes to your big day, you may have different ideas in mind regarding your menu. We pride ourselves on flexibility when it comes to menus. Our wedding coordinators & chef are happy to work with you on custom options.


vendors we love

We are proud to work with some of the best wedding vendors in the business, and are always happy to recommend vendors that we love and trust to our wedding clients. While Great Room couples are welcome to book any professional vendor they choose to work with, the following is a list of local wedding vendors we endorse.