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With 53 guest rooms, seasonal food and beverage highlighting locally grown ingredients, and mid-century design by acclaimed firm Commune, The Durham Hotel is the perfect backdrop for wedding events, dining, and lodging for family and friends.

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Whether you’re visiting for the first time or you call it home, The Durham Hotel is the perfect location for couples who want their elopement to embody the spirit of Durham, NC.

As an independently owned hotel in the heart of downtown Durham, The Hotel embraces the spirit of community, partnering with local businesses to show all that the town has to offer. The rooftop offers a beautiful view of the city, the bar is stocked with local beer, wines from family producers, and seasonal cocktails; their elegant, seasonal menus are sure to please any palate. With their 53 rooms, you’ll be able to keep all your guests close and enjoy the local shops and restaurants within walking distance.

The Durham Hotel offers more than just delightful local elements; with a mid-century design by acclaimed firm Commune, every corner of the building offers opportunities for photos. Host your elopement in their rooftop lounge, private dining room, penthouse suite and private terrace, or restaurant, with their beverage service, staffing, tables, chairs, and minimal décor for a truly unique indoor/outdoor space.


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Q: What’s your title/position in your business?

A: Jemeria Lawson, Director of Sales

Q: What’s a fun fact about yourself?

A: We love meeting and working with the community of excellent local vendors here in Durham. We love to help couples bring together their special day with unique details you can only find in Durham.

Q: What is your favorite thing about elopements?

A: We love having couples elope at The Durham Hotel so they can enjoy our beautiful mid-century modern spaces, like our two-story lobby, rooftop with panoramic downtown views, and curvilinear mezzanine balcony.

(I personally shy away from big gatherings and lean towards having my own elopement someday!)

Q: Tell us about your favorite elopement!

A: We had a bride who insisted her small ceremony on our rooftop take place on a Thursday at exactly 5:01 pm after a palm reading predicted that this would be the time she would get married. This couple now has two kids and comes back to celebrate their special occasions at our hotel whenever they can.

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