Monday, March 28, 2011

Venue Spotlight: Top of the Hill

Happy Monday, friends! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend :) Today we're going to take a glance at a new space in town...

Chapel Hill is a hot location for weddings and there's a new kid on the venue block. Opening first as a restaurant, Top of the Hill recently added event space to their repertoire.  

The Great Room at Top of the Hill is located at the heart of downtown Chapel Hill, perched above the Franklin Street and Columbia Street intersection. Building a rich tradition in the Carolina community, this space is and will continue to be an ideal venue for UNC students, alums and Chapel Hill natives alike. Here are a few facts about hosting an event in this space:
  •  The space is broken up into four space options: The Great Room, The Tank Room, The Franklin Room and the entire facility.The Back Bar is also available for private rental (a more casual bar setting).
  • Seating for these spaces goes as follows:
    • The Great Room: 140 Seated, 200 Standing
    • The Tank Room: 40 Seated, 60 Standing
    • The Franklin Room: 40 Seated, 50 Standing
    • Everything: 220 Seated, 300 Standing
    • The "Seated" option is maximum, without buffet setup
  • Food: menus are available for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. They have several tiered seated dinner menus and a "limited Top of the Hill"menu option. You cannot provide an outside caterer.
  • Bev: Beer, wine and spirits are available. Beer is limited to house brewery options only.
  • Coordination: for weddings, they request that you provide your own event coordinator to serve as a point of contact for the restaurant/event space.
  • Linens: white tablecloths and black cloth napkins are provided. 
  • Cake: You can provide your own cake, but there is a cake cutting fee of $2.00 per person.
  • Rehearsal fee: There will be a separate event fee should you need the space for any type of ceremony rehearsal.
  • Parking: Top of the Hill will validate the new Chapel Hill valet parking initiative. Thought parking is not guaranteed (with the exceptions of UNC Home Football days). Also, there is elevator access to the third floor space.
Here is a look at the layout of the space and a few wide shots.

    all images via {here}
    Top of the Hill is located at 100 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (on the third floor). For more information visit or call 919.929.8676. If you're looking to have your event smack in the middle of the Franklin Street action, this is one of your best options. What do you think?



    1. Oh Top O, how I love thee!

      I had an event there about a year ago and the new great room is an excellent venue for a wedding. The staff is great and it is one of the most iconic spots on Franklin Street.

    2. What a fabulously cool place :) I love how modern it it!

    3. great spot. you've got my creative juices a flowing today. :)

    4. oohh looks like a perfect spot for any type of event, the space seems very versatile!

    5. I've always thought they should do weddings/events there, they have such a cool space!

    6. Love the open and urban vibe of this place...perfect for a modern reception/party!

    7. This place is too cool for school!

    8. Thats so great that you post these for other brides to look for great venue locations! I love the lighting. I hope you have a great day!

    9. I really wish I can have a party there!


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