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The Cotton Room at Golden Belt


807 E Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 530-8380
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Photo of Dominique Royal Dominique Royal
Mar 25, 2023 5

The venue is beautiful with a warm, inviting and romantic atmosphere. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. They are also quick and efficient with flipping the room. The Cotton Room has a nice layout with plenty of room for a ceremony and reception in the same space. I would definitely recommend this venue for a social gathering, wedding, birthday party or baby shower.

Photo of Erin Hudson Erin Hudson
Jan 11, 2023 5

This is a long one.... My husband and I had a beautiful wedding at the Cotton Room 10/16/22. I had my heart set on an outdoor wedding in October and found many venues requiring an indoor alternate location should there be inclement weather (thus nearly doubling the price at some locations). My husband came across the Cotton Room in a Google search and I was skeptical before our tour, but there is really no comparison to seeing it in person (even though all the photos are GORGEOUS!) Nearly floor to ceiling windows in the ceremony/reception space, exposed brick and ductwork, original mill floors... it was exactly what we were looking for and didn't know it. Brunch is my absolute favorite meal and one of the catering packages offered, but could only be accommodated for a Sunday wedding. This wasn't a huge issue, other than it meant the ceremony would need to be earlier in the afternoon rather than later (hello Sunday Funday!) For someone who desires structure and planning in their life, the planning process they offered spoke to my heart. They use a software (not my fave but workable), and both my husband and I could communicate with the events manager and our day-of coordinator at pretty much anytime. They offered a timeline from the moment of deposit to ceremony day, outlining everything that needed to be done and when. If you are looking for a one-stop shop, the Cotton Room is it: they offer catering, beverage service, linens, decor, prep space, etc. I love that we were able to pick linens with personality, and they offered a "sip session" so we could taste the available beer and wine offerings and pick what we/our guests would like, versus just selecting something from a list. The prep space for both bride and groom were hands down, one of the biggest selling points. The groom's suite offered video games, foosball, tv, snacks, and a cool space for the guys to hang out and get ready. The bride's suite was like a cool salon/lounge with mirrors, prep chairs, dining table, couch/chairs, kitchen, and the perfect place for my gals and I to relax and get ready. If you have guests with dietary restrictions (or just picky eaters), rest assured the catering staff has got you covered. 3 Months later, friends and family are still talking about the food - check out the lavender sugared strawberries and pork puppies! On ceremony day, we had a few internal hiccups (zero of them being the fault of the Cotton Room), and our day-of coordinator Natalie handled everything with grace and calm, and our guests were none the wiser. Following the reception, all we had to do was get any of our personal belongings from the prep suites and get in the car... the staff works at the end of the reception to gather up your items and puts them in the car! There was one staff member (I believe her name was Debbie) who happened to be at standing by when my sister and I were ready to walk down the aisle and my sister was extra emotional. Debbie offered her water, tissues, told her how beautiful she looked and how happy everyone looked. Debbie was the first of several staff members who greeted us following the ceremony and had prepared snacks and beverages for the wedding party before we took pictures. She and Natalie were also among several staff members who helped us take a few final items to our car following the reception. The kindness of the staff, how comfortable they made our wedding party, family and guests feel, is something I will always remember. It truly was one of the best days of my life!

Photo of Elyssa Kivus (Kivus & Camera) Elyssa Kivus (Kivus & Camera)
Dec 15, 2022 5

The Cotton Room is, simply put, one of the best wedding venues in North Carolina. And I've photographed weddings at A LOT of venues. Every time I get an inquiry for a Cotton Room wedding, I cross all my fingers and toes that the couple will book me. The team at Cotton Room / TCH is outstanding and genuinely wants to make your wedding amazing.

Photo of Chanel Productions Chanel Productions
Oct 26, 2022 5

The Cotton Room is a stunning venue! It was a great pleasure doing photography and video at this venue for a wedding last month. There is tons of natural light everywhere, this makes it really great for pictures and video. The bride and groom suites are some of the best I've seen and you have so many layout options to choose from. I am super excited to capture our upcoming weddings here.

Photo of John Thomas Kong John Thomas Kong
Sep 26, 2022 5

To say The Cotton Room gave us the gay wedding of our dreams is an understatement. Our wedding was 10/10 perfection. Everything from the initial meetings with Natalie to explaining our vision to Melissa to the open houses and our sip session with Lewis, to rehearsal and wedding day, every detail was perfect. Natalie was so patient answering our questions and getting us the quotes for our wedding. She took time showing us the menu and also explained how to utilize the space. Once the reins were passed to Melissa, our coordinator, our wedding began to take shape with the planning and details. Melissa had details planned and executed before I even knew about them. She is also the best problem solver. We had a few last minute issues come up but Melissa took them all in stride and took care of all the issues. You hear horror stories of things going awry the day of but nothing, and I mean not a thing, went wrong because Melissa was in complete control. She oversaw all our vendors, oversaw the set up for our ceremony and reception, and kept our wedding on schedule. The night was flawless. We are so very grateful for The Cotton Room, Natalie, Melissa, and all the staff in helping us make our wedding spectacular for us and our guests. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ€β€πŸ‘¨πŸΌπŸ’•

Photo of Debbie L Debbie L
Aug 25, 2022 4

Attended graduation ceremony for my son. Interesting room. Old textile building. We were served a light brunch. Not much more I can say

Photo of Mits935 Mits935
Aug 22, 2022 5

The Cotton Room was the perfect venue for us. Not only is it beautiful but Natalie was an amazing day of coordinator and really helped make our dreams come true. Our loved ones had a great time and everything ran smoothly. The food, drinks, and service were exceptional. We especially loved the private last dance before the sparkler exit. Watching it back on our wedding video was really special and we will forever be grateful to this venue.

Photo of Holli Cloyd Holli Cloyd
Jul 22, 2022 5

Love the old style building's design. Comfortable place to have a wedding or reception.