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Explore the Great Room


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Explore the Great Room


Chapel Hill's Only Downtown Event Space

Located in the space once occupied by the legendary Carolina Theatre, The Great Room's exposed brick and soft industrial feel gives a grateful nod to Chapel Hill's past while simultaneously embodying its bright future with clean lines, hardwood floors and subtle interiors.

Completely flexible menus and floor plans, with a completely flexible planning staff, allows each client to tailor their next event exactly to their liking.  The Great Room complex guarantees a truly unique and enjoyable experience for events ranging from wedding ceremonies & receptions, departmental meetings, social gatherings, reunions, and much, much more!

book your next event

Everything in our organization is built around the success of your event. That's why a full team is at your service to handle the details. Whether you are hosting twenty guests or three hundred, we are ready to assist with every detail. 

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An event coordinator will be your representative throughout the planning process, helping with vendor recommendations, assisting you with the use of the complex, and ensuring that the plans you've made are executed perfectly. 

common questions

The spaces that make up the Great Room complex can be booked in combination or individually, depending on the number of guests and the content of your event. The Tank Room, Franklin Room, and Great Room are all part of the complex. 


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GET A TASTE OF THE GREAT ROOM

Interested in exploring our catering and beverage packages?  Attend our next quarterly tasting for all current and potential wedding couples - R.S.V.P. today!

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Testimonials


Testimonials


DON't TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT

Happy clients are our top priority. Read what some of them have to say about their experience with The Great Room at Top of the Hill.


"Our daughter's wedding in the Great Room at TOPO was memorable for so many reasons.  Their wedding coordinator, Danielle, is an expert at what she does, and is very warm and helpful. The setup for the ceremony and reception was beautiful and elegant, and the transition between the two was accomplished so smoothly! Helpful, friendly staff, spacious accommodations, and delicious food were all part of the package. We were encouraged to include our own ideas, and family touches to the celebration. Thank you, TOPO!"

- jane & frank, parents of the bride


We have hosted our events at the Great Room for more than five years and we have always been extremely happy with our experience. The facilities are gorgeous, the staff is professional and responsive, and our clients rave about how well they are cared for. I would highly recommend this facility and staff to anyone looking to host an event.
— Patrick Curran & Dan Bauer, Repeat Clients
Photo Credit: Herndon Weddings

Photo Credit: Herndon Weddings

We had such a wonderful wedding experience at The Great Room! Having everything at one location is a huge benefit for planning. The space is gorgeous (hello exposed brick and cafe lighting) and the staff is top notch. Danielle was a joy to work with and made the entire process so stress-free! The food was fantastic (our guests are still talking about it)! Honestly, we could not have asked for a better wedding. From ceremony to reception, it was the perfect day!
— Shelley, Bride
Photo Credit: Stacey K Photo

Photo Credit: Stacey K Photo

From the moment our family stepped into the Great Room, we all knew we had found the right venue. The Great Room at Top of the Hill is a combination of modern and rustic while surrounded by the tradition of Franklin Street and Chapel Hill. The staff is professional, organized, diligent, approachable and creative. Top of the Hill goes the extra mile to not only assist the bride with the planning of such a special occasion but, they also strive to make the entire process an enjoyable one. We received so many compliments from our guests ranging from having never been to such an intimate ceremony and beautiful, fun reception to wanting to do it all again!
— Dana, Mother of the Bride

“I COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE PLEASED WITH THE ENTIRE PROCESS, FROM GETTING INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR FACILITIES FROM LAUREN TO THE END OF OUR EVENING. SHE COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE HELPFUL WITH SUGGESTIONS AND PLANNING.  THE ENTIRE WAIT STAFF WAS VERY FRIENDLY AND ACCOMMODATING. ALL OF THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS.  I RECEIVED NUMEROUS COMPLIMENTS FROM OUR GUESTS ON THE FOOD AND THE FACILITY.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!  IT WAS SO NICE TO BE ABLE TO WALK IN AND HAVE EVERYTHING SET-UP LIKE I WANTED IT TO BE AND ALL I HAD TO DO WAS JUST ENJOY THE EVENING.  I COULD NOT BE MORE PLEASED WITH YOUR SERVICES.”

- SUSAN, MOTHER OF THE GROOM

"MOLLY AND HER TEAM WERE AMAZING! SHE MADE THE PLANNING PROCESS EASY AND SO MUCH FUN THAT WE'VE TALKED ABOUT DOING IT AGAIN! AND THE REHEARSAL AND WEDDING/RECEPTION RAN EXACTLY AS PLANNED AND THE ONLY BUMMER WAS WHEN THEY ENDED ... WE HAD GREAT COMPLIMENTS ON THE FOOD AND THE PICTURES OF SOME OF OUR GUESTS ON THE DANCE FLOOR CAN SPEAK TO THE QUALITY OF THE DRINKS ... OUR WEDDING COULD NOT HAVE BEEN ANY MORE PERFECT AND IT'S IN LARGE PART THANKS TO MOLLY AND THE EVENT STAFF. WE WERE TRULY BLOWN AWAY BY THE SERVICE, FOOD AND OVERALL EXPERIENCE WITH OUR WEDDING. WE KNEW WE LOVED THE SPACE AND THE PRICE WAS RIGHT, BUT LITTLE DID WE KNOW WHAT A GEM WE HAD FOUND IN YOUR EVENT STAFF. BEING A CHAPEL HILL NATIVE, TOPO GAVE US THE INTIMACY, LOCAL CHARM, GREAT FOOD, AND SPECIAL FLARE THAT WE WANTED TO SHARE WITH OUR OUT OF TOWN GUESTS!"

- CHARLOTTE, BRIDE


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