21c Museum Hotel Durham Est. 2015

21c Hotel Durham, Corcoran Street, Durham, NC, United States

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Embrace southern hospitality at this hot spot hotel in Durham. 
Blazing beyond simply a getaway, this boutique hotel explodes with life in the form of a contemporary art museum, cultural civic center, and home to a popular restaurant.
The Lowdown
Boutique Hotel
Historic Building
Penthouse / Rooftop
Art Deco
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Product Launch
Dinner Party
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

21c Museum Hotel Durham brings over 10,500 square feet of art-filled exhibition and event space to the heart of downtown Durham. 21c Durham features a wide range of spaces – many with cutting edge audiovisual technology and large light-filled windows – making it the perfect venue for board retreats, executive meetings, cocktail gatherings, reception dinners, charitable events, intimate weddings or any other special occasion.

(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?


Estimated Price Per Head

from $20 to $75

Additional Charges

Additional charges include a 21% service charge and 7.5% tax. A group rate is extended for 10 rooms or more. 


Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here


Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Indoors & Outdoors
Non-smoking Venue
125 guest rooms. The 1121 square foot 21c Suite, a one bedroom suite occupying the entire 15th floor, features custom designed furniture, an expansive private terrace with a soaking tub, en suite bathroom with standing shower and double vanity sinks, powder room and wet bar with views of downtown Durham. 18 suites total including Deluxe Suites, Luxury Suites and 2 Terrace Suites. 
Eco/Green Events
Pet-Friendly Events
Kid Friendly Events
Handicap Accessible
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features

21c Museum Hotel Durham is housed in the Hill Building, located in the Downtown Durham Historic District. The 17-story building was designed by New York-based architects Shreve, Lamb and Harmon, famous for the Empire State Building, in association with Durham architect George Watts Carr. The 21c design team led by New York-based architects Deborah Berke Partners, has embraced the building’s original features to create a space where contemporary design and historic details meet and contrast. Many of the building’s historic features have been preserved including the Art Deco-inspired elevator lobby with marble walls, terrazzo flooring and silver leaf vaulted ceiling; the historic banking hall with its soaring windows, original wood paneling and terrazzo floors and the vault and safety deposit boxes on the lower level. The 125 guest rooms and suites at 21c Durham are spacious with high celings, contemporary custom furnishings and large windows. Guest room design is modern, yet rooted in context and history: Art Deco windows and steel accents are married with a simple materials palette in grey tones and copper details.

Standout Venue Features:
21c Durham offers a number of unique add-ons including craft cocktail classes, pampering massages, art tours and yoga in the exhibition spaces. Custom welcome gifts can be arranged for your guests through the 21c Museum Shop. No reason to rush through your wedding photos – your guests will be occupied exploring the art-filled museum galleries, open to the public free of charge 365 days a year. Room blocks are available for out-of-town guests, with special rates avialable for groups of 10 or more.
Extra Perks:
Experienced event manager, room planning and set-up, assorted tables, Herman Miller black chairs, black or white linens, votive candles, table numbers, lighting scene sets, flatware, fine bone china, glassware, event signage, custom printed menus, place cards.
Awards & Notables Featured in: Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Lesiure, Bon Appétit, Town & Country, Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Garden & Gun, USA Today 10Best, Departures, ForbesLife and Southern Bride and Groom.
Celebration Locations
Main Gallery:
Not just another pretty space, this gallery has historic wood paneling, terrazzo flooring, velvet drapery, LED globe chandeliers and is equipped with some serious a/v technology.
- Max Capacity: 250
The Vault:
This historic space is complete with a massive vault door, original metal gate and safety deposit boxes, original historic wood paneling and a site-specific art commissioned for vault floor.
- Max Capacity: 30
Conference Room:
The 21c Conference Room is equipped with a 65” plasma television, whiteboard, and table with integrated speakers and power/data ports.
- Max Capacity: 14
Gallery One:
Connected to the Main Gallery, this flexible space can be used as cocktail hour, buffet set-up, lounge seating or anything else you dream up!
- Max Capacity: 60
Gallery Three:
Positioned in a central area with offshoots to Galleries Four through Seven, Gallery Three is the perfect homebase for events and includes a built-in projector on lift and motorized screen. Natural light filters in through glass sidelights from the other galleries.
- Max Capacity: 150
Gallery Four:
Original restored windows fill Gallery Four with natural light. A state-of-the-art motorized screen is available along with convenient power outlets and handy magnetic whiteboards.
- Max Capacity: 55
Gallery Five:
The largest of our North Corcoran Street-facing galleries, Gallery Five offers abundant natural light from historic windows while utilizing a state-of-the-art ceiling mounted projector with motorized screen and handy magnetic whiteboards.
- Max Capacity: 75
Gallery Six:
Perfect for a small gathering, this gallery offers natural light from restored windows.
- Max Capacity: 30
Gallery Seven:
Hosting a breakout session? Ideas are sure to flow when you cozy up in this informal meeting room, with custom fixed soft seating and great windows.
- Max Capacity: 6
Private Dining Room:
Located in Counting House, the Private Dining Room is perfect for a small event or dinner, or to take a break from your meeting.
- Max Capacity: 32
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:

Counting House is a modern restaurant helmed by Executive Chef Josh Munchel. A showcase for high-quality seasonal ingredients, Counting House presents a global perspective on regional dishes and celebrates North Carolina’s rich heritage of fresh seafood with menus that feature rotisserie and roasting techniques. The bar and lounge is a welcoming place to taste innovative house-made cocktails, sip aperitifs, sample local craft brews, and explore broad bourbon and wine lists. Located inside 21c Museum Hotel Durham, Counting House combines contemporary design with historic details highlighting the building’s original terrazzo floors and arched windows and rotating exhibitions of contemporary art carry over from the adjoining hotel into the restaurant space. 

Bars & Lounges:
The Vault, located in 21c Durham's historic underground bank vault, is the perfect place for an intimate cocktail party with friends or a private romantic celebration. 


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