What’s included in my rental?

Tables and chairs set to your custom diagram, round mirrors, flat silverware, glassware, plates, a variety of colored cloth napkins and linens are included.*

All weddings include a 8-hour event rental. 

Children ages 3 to 9, are charged at half the price for meals.

(Please refer to package pricing for a full list of all inclusive items)

Quinceañeras, church banquets, and other socials typically include up to 6 hrs. with rental

Additional time is available starting at $250+ per hour

May I provide outside catering for my event?

Durham Convention Center provides a head chef and an exclusive catering team to take care of all of your catering needs in-house.  No outside food and beverage is allowed in the facility.  We offer an outside catering package to fit the needs of clients who prefer

traditional foods for their events that we can not produce in house.  Cakes and other custom baked items are welcomed, but must be from a commercial kitchen with proof of purchase and approved by your event manager.


What is required to book event space?

Once you receive a quote for rental, your food and beverage minimum, and additional taxes and fees, we require a signed contract with a deposit of 50% of the food and beverage minimum, license fee, plus the listed catering management fee to secure your event space, time, and date. 



Who will be my contact once I have booked my event?

Typically, event managers will contact you about 3 months from your event date. 

Event managers are assigned to clients to finalize the details agreed upon during the sales process and execute those details the day of your event.  Please note that while we can offer you recommendations to local event planners, we do not provide full service planning and will focus on all venue logistics for your event.



Do you have a preferred vendors list?

We welcome all vendors into our space after approval from your assigned event manager.  We can suggest vendors that we have relationships with based on your needs.



Where can we park for our event?

Your attendees may park directly across the street at the Durham Centre Parking Garage

Or just a short walk away at Durham ID for an hourly fee depending on the day and time of your event.  On weekends, street parking around downtown Durham is free of charge, this is subject to change based on the downtown Durham calendar of events located at

Discoverdurham.com. Please refer to Parkdurham.org for downtown parking information.


Is event space discounted based on hotel room nights?

Unfortunately, Durham Convention Center and the Marriott City Center are physically

connected but are managed by two different companies and we do not offer

discounted event space based on room night totals.

Please contact Durham Marriott City Center for hotel room rates at

(919) 768-6000 or visit Discoverdurham.com for a list of all Durham hotels.