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Out-of-the-Box Unique Venues in Charlotte, NC

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Finding a place for your event is one of the most challenging parts of planning, especially if you live in Charlotte and all of the local venues are spectacular! But no worries, we’ve picked our favorite venues that have everything you are looking for. So if it’s history, charm or contemporary, we have the perfect venue for any occasion!

1. Extravaganza Depot

The Depot

The Extravaganza Depot is a one of a kind event venue with a view that will take your breath away. With their renovated warehouse feel on the inside and the vintage train cars on the outside, this venue is something any planner with a vision can work with. So whether you are looking to show your guests the beauty of the Charlotte skyline or want to have a blank canvas to work with, the Extravaganza Depot is the venue for you!

2. Laboratory Mill

Historic Mill

The Laboratory Mill is a venue like no other. Head right outside of the city and you will come across this hidden gem that will blow you away! The Laboratory Mill was stripped of it's old layers and transformed from an old mill to a historic and elegant event space. With the high ceilings and original floors you will get a taste of the old and the new and if you are looking to book a more intimate affair, the Laboratory Mill has recently opened their Card Room that is perfect for any small reception or corporate event!

3. Levine Museum of the New South

The New South Lobby and Sally Dalton Robinson Atrium

A venue that doubles as a museum is always a plus because it offers something extra fun and special for your guests and at the Levine Museum of the New South you can give your guests a glimpse into Charlotte's local history and culture. The museum takes you through Charlotte’s local and diverse history while also providing a one of a kind venue. Whether you are looking for a reception space like the Sally Robinson Atrium, or are in need of some break out spaces for your next corporate meeting, the Levine Museum has everything you could want and more.

4. Brawley Estate

Estate and Main House

The Brawley Estate is a venue where dreams come true, not just because they’ve thought of every detail from A to Z, but because the estate consistently will surprise you. Their Grand Oak Pavilion can transform from an indoor venue to an outdoor patio with the opening of their rustic barn doors, to their rose gardens that will make any event magical. If you get the opportunity to have your event at the Brawley Estate it will be one that you and your guests will never forget.

5.220 N. Tryon at Foundation For The Carolinas

Kearney Solarium and Silverman Pavillion

If you are a lover of art and want it to be incorporated into your event then the Foundation for the Carolinas is perfect. They have a perfect mix of modern and contemporary art in their Sonia and Isaac Luski Gallery and Legacy Hall is a multi purpose space with a hanging garden wall that will give your event an artistic spark! With their contemporary event spaces and modern art collection, Foundation for the Carolina’s will provide you everything you need for your artistic event!

6.  Founders Hall

Founders Hall

Located in the heart of Charlotte, Founders Hall will take your event through the roof, well not literally but you can actually see through their ceiling. Aside from the gorgeous skylight, Founders Hall is an open space that you can really do what you want with. If you have a vision, you can make it happed at Founders Hall.

7. Whitehead Manor

Courtyard and Gardens

There is something so magical about an outdoor venue and at Whitehead Manor their entire venue is an outside wonderland. Their courtyard is surrounded by greenery and hanging lights that cover the dance floor, but the magic doesn’t stop there. The Whitehead Manor has created a place for all your corporate needs and their Conference Center is has enough boardrooms and breakout spaces for a week long retreat. So if it’s a corporate meeting or a celebration that you are planning, you will find the perfect space at Whitehead Manor.  

8. Great Aunt Stella Center

Reception Hall

The Great Aunt Stella Center may be a hidden gem in Charlotte but once you walk through those doors there is nothing hidden about the versatility of this space! Used as a performing arts center, this space is perfect for concerts, meetings, receptions and more! Their auditorium is covered in stain glass that will give you a historic vibe but head down to their reception hall and you will see a clean canvas that is perfect for any event. The Great Aunt Stella Center is a perfect space for you to work with to create a memorable event.

9. Harvey B. Gantt Center

Rooftop Pavilion and Outdoor Terrace

There are many things that make a venue special, but one that stands out to you and definitely will to your guests is the view! The view at the Harvey B. Gantt Center is one that your guests will remember and you will be thrilled about, especially if you are a Panthers fan. Their Rooftop Pavilion overlooks the Panthers Stadium and will occasionally rent it out for games! So whether you want to impress friends, family or business associates, the Harvey B. Gantt Center will make any event unforgettable.

10. Bungalow 1325

Bungalow 1325

Bungalow 1325, located right in the heart of Plaza Midwood, is a chic bridal suite that is also perfect for smaller events. This hidden gem will take your event to the next level with it’s cozy exterior and contemporary interior. You and your guest will be able to socialize and celebrate in this homey environment and will also have the best photographs because the lighting in Bungalow 1325 is unreal! Catch them in the spring and have your event outside on their beautiful patio!  

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