Throwing a 30ish-person party? 6 unique spaces to rent and their cost

Throwing a 30ish-person party? 6 unique spaces to rent and their cost
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Looking for a cool spot to throw a 30(ish)-person event? Look no further.

I researched and analyzed these 6 unique spots in Charlotte where you can host a birthday party, get together, social gathering, or no-reason-at-all celebration. Each has a different cost and vibe, depending on what you’re looking for.



Location: NoDa (2909 North Davidson)

Best Private Space Rental Option: Mezzanine Loft Area

  • What to know: It’s upstairs, overlooks the main dining area, and has a good view into the main brew house.
  • Capacity: Seats about 30 people, or holds 40 cocktail style.
  • Food: Set up a pre-order buffet from their catering menu (or schedule a meeting with the chef to create a personalized one)
  • Drink: Beer, full liquor bar, wine
  • Cost: $250 room fee + $1,000 food and beverage minimum
    • Food items priced per person
    • Drinks based off of consumption
  • Pro-Tip: If you have your event on a weekday, the total cost will drop.
  • Other Options: The Library room holds 60 people and includes a personal bar and bartender. The Canteen Taproom holds 150+ people with a personal bar/bartender, giant projector, stage, private kitchen, and bathroom.

Contact: [email protected]

The Duke Mansion

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Ray Dining Room includes access to the Brooks Courtyard

Location: Myers Park (400 Hermitage Road)

Best Private Space Rental Option: Ray Dining Room

  • What to know: Flexible space, ideal for medium sized groups. There’s a screened in porch attached for breakouts and smaller meetings.
  • Capacity: Seats up to 50.
  • Food and drink (menus change seasonally): See all menus here
  • Cost (pricing changes depending on the time of day):
    • Room fee: $400 for a daytime event, $600 for evening. Includes Duke Mansion’s inventory of tables, chairs, glassware, flatware and china.
    • Breakfast: $25 per person minimum
    • Brunch/lunch: $35 per person minimum
    • Dinner: $65 per person minimum
  • Pro-Tip: Morning events are less expensive, and the Mansion will rent furniture for you if needed.
  • Other Options:
    • The Levine Living Room: 1,460 square feet with 14-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and a 750-square-foot glass Solarium. Ideal for breakout sessions and smaller meetings. ($1,250 evening, $800 daytime)
    • The Lineberger Library: One of the most used rooms. Intimate 350 square foot room used for private breakfasts, lunches and dinners. ($200/day)

FAQ’s about special events at the Duke Mansion 

Contact: 704.714.4400 or [email protected].



8.2.0. has an upscale karaoke lounge, vintage arcade, hidden library, 2 main bars, and a pizzeria/pommes frites eatery

Location: Music Factory (820 Hamilton St)

Best Private Space Rental Options: The Paris Room or the Lounge

  • What to know: The Paris Room has rectangular 8-foot tables, a coat check room, and space for a DJ or small band. Lounge includes a full bar, gourmet coffee pod station, and space for a DJ. House music included in both rooms or option to play your iPod/iPhone. Take a virtual tour of the rooms here
  • Capacity:
    • Paris: 40 people seated/60 people cocktail.
    • Lounge: 50 people lounge style (sofas, cube chairs, and oversized seating). Ideal for informal get-togethers and birthday parties, rather than seated dinners.
  • Food: Full-service catering with lots of different menu options including vegetarian and gluten free items.
  • Drink: Craft cocktails on draft, along with extensive wine and beer selections.
  • Cost: For these exclusive spaces, food and beverage minimums apply
    • 8.2.0. offers last-minute reduced rates if space is available
  • Pro-Tip: Book a VIP Booth in the Karaoke Lounge during your event or for the after-party
  • Other Options: The NY Room accommodates 150 people seated/225 cocktail, or you can rent the whole space which holds 200 people seated/325 cocktail style.

Contact: [email protected] or [email protected]


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Location: Uptown (127 N Tryon St)

Best Private Space Rental Option: The Green Room

  • What to know: It’s intimate and secluded. The Green Room is an upstairs dining room with a balcony overlooking the restaurant. It feels like a private space but you still get that 5Church ambiance. Includes a private bar, private entrance, and restroom.
  • Capacity: Seats up to 40 guests for dinner and up to 50 for a standing cocktail event.
  • Food: Preset brunch and dinner menus (limited versions of the à la carte menus)
    • Chef Jamie will accommodate if you have special requests or want something new.
    • Food package options range from $40-$75 pp
  • Drink: Beer, liquor, wine
  • Cost: No room fee, just food and drink.
    • The set food and beverage minimums depend on which packages you want and the date/time of your event. See links to packages above.
      • Option to pay based off of consumption
  • Pro Tip: Wanna throw a day party? Brunch buffet packages are significantly cheaper and come with mimosas and Bloody Marys. Also, 5Church has a DJ on Fridays and Saturdays starting around 10.
  • Other Options: The Horseshoe room holds about 15 people and is better for small birthday or bachelorette parties. The Buffalo room seats up to 50 people and can be made more private.

Contact: 704.919.1322 or [email protected]

Good Bottle Co.


New tables at Good Bottle in South End via Facebook

Location: South End (125 Remount Rd.)

Best Private Space Rental Option: Entire Bottle Shop

  • What to know: Simple, casual spot. Yes, they can move around the beer racks to make room inside of the bottle shop.
  • Drink: Beer
  • Cost: $650 for the space. Flexible $500 beer tab min.

Contact: 704.527.1003

These aren’t regular party venues, they’re cool party venues.

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