For us craft beer lovers nothing gets cooler than hosting an event at a brewery. You can’t beat the atmosphere of a brewhouse or barrel room. With over 200 brewery’s to choose from in North Carolina, there’s definitely something for everyone and every event. As an added bonus, your event would have more delicious craft beer on tap than an event hosted elsewhere, and more beer always mean more fun. With the holiday’s coming up and the inevitable work festivity or wedding, we’ve put together a short list of North Carolina breweries that offer great event space but be sure to check your local independent brewery for event space.
The Event Center at Highland Brewing – Asheville
Imagine sipping on a perfect pint while overlooking the inner workings of Highland Brewing Company, a family-owned brewery born in Asheville. Or drink in the views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the tree-covered hillsides that surround the brewery. You and your guests can be close to the craft when you host your event at Asheville’s first brewery, in the Event Center and Rooftop Beer Garden at Highland Brewing. The Event Center at Highland Brewing can accommodate groups up to 500.
Call: 828.279.5391 Email: email@example.com
Sugar Creek Brewing Co. – Charlotte
Sugar Creek’s private event room is a beautifully decorated 2,000 sq-ft facility complete with its own private outdoor area and picnic tables, private bar, and overhead audio-visual system. Private events are available seven days a week, for parties as small as 25 people. In addition to offering a full range of our favorite beers, Sugar Creek is happy to provide food services or accommodate outside catering.
To book a private event, please contact the brewery at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Unknown Brewing – Charlotte
Whether you’re planning a birthday, corporate mixer or holiday office party, Unknown Brewing Co. offers a special environment that can be customized to meet your needs. The raw, post-industrial 2,500 square foot space is a great alternative to more traditional rental spaces and is the perfect reflection of the hip surroundings of our location between Uptown and Southend.
Unknown Brewing Co. is able to host events Monday – Sunday. There is also a small room available for parties up to 20 people* Thursdays – Sundays (*A minimum $ amount may be required) Email Beth Aquilina for availability – email@example.com
Raleigh Brewing – Raleigh
Raleigh Brewing Company’s private Tavern Room is a great place for birthday parties, business meetings, wedding receptions or other celebrations. This space is just off the taproom, with double doors that can be closed for privacy or open to access the fun in the main room. The room holds up to about 40 people. You can bring your own food, have a caterer deliver dinner, or visit their food trucks (check with Raleigh Brewing for the schedule when renting). Children are allowed during the same hours as the main taproom (not after 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday).
Tavern Room rental is free, but they ask you to pay a minimum bar tab of $200 and a minimum 18 percent gratuity for your servers. This minimum (a $236 total) must be charged to one card, with no individual tabs. Once this minimum is met, you may ask your guests to open their own tabs. You may purchase growlers, six-packs or merchandise if needed to meet the minimum. For booking information fill out the form on the Raleigh Brewing website.
Sycamore Brewing – Charlotte
All events are semi-private space reservations. Everything from the food options, the number of guests, and how best to structure the bar tab matters at Sycamore Brewing. Space Reservation Days/Times: Monday – Thursday Start time between 4-6pm; Friday Start time between 12noon-5pm; Saturday & Sunday Start time between 12noon-2pm. You can find more information and book events at Sycamore Brewing’s website.
Catawba Brewing – Charlotte and Asheville locations
Asheville South Slope Location – Catawba Brewing’s beautiful 5400 square foot boutique brewery in downtown Asheville for your special event! Our private bar inside The Rickhouse is available for private events, with various combinations to suit your guest count and budget. Haley Brooks, special event manager, will be happy to help you start the process of helping to plan the most perfect party! Our Rickhouse plus Concourse Package seats 76 people, standing cocktail party style accommodates 120. This beautiful PRIVATE event space has a 20′ high barrel vault ceiling, skylights, barrel potted ficus trees, and a Living Wall between Vintage Industrial Factory Windows. Your rental includes a dedicated exclusive bartender with your choice of 6 beers on tap, wine and cider. An event manager is always on duty to make sure everything goes smoothly. Find more information about Catawba Brewing’s Asheville South Slope Event Space.
Charlotte Barrel Room – A 4300 square foot Private BARREL ROOM is the epitome of casual sophistication for your wedding ceremony, reception, or rehearsal dinner! 300 oak barrels line the walls, dramatic chandelier lighting leads down to a raised stage, and a traditional wood carved private bar welcomes guests with style. This is Catawba Brewing Company’s third brewery: opened to the general public in May of 2017 in Plaza-Midwood. Located inside the 1945 Jack’s Cookie warehouse, later the Famous Amos cookie factory owned by Kelloggs, this location sits up on a knoll that provides a beautiful view of the Charlotte city skyline. Eco-friendly with humble North Carolina beginnings, Catawba Brewing Company will welcome your guests with open arms for a wedding celebration you’ll all be raving about for years to come. Find more information about Catawba Brewing’s Charlotte Barrel Room Event Space.
Lenny Boy Brewing – Charlotte
Lenny Boy offers a variety of beautiful private event spaces for any occasion. You can reserve roped off areas of the Lenny Boy Brewing taproom for small groups, or the taproom is available for rent during non-taproom hours. Lenny Boy Brewing has the Taproom Lounge that can host up to 50 and is connected to the bar. Lenny Boy’s taproom is a gorgeous 2,300 square foot space with a seated capacity of 160 with additional standing room. Parties will have access to the full line-up of Lenny Boy Brewing’s organic kombucha, beer, and wild ales. Email Lenny Boy Brewing for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mezzanine at Cabarrus Brewing Co. – Concord
At 2,500sq ft, the Mezzanine at Cabarrus Brewing Co. can accommodate practically any type of event. The space provides guests with a cozy but roomy home base in which to visit and mingle, and overlook the Brewhouse and Tap Room spaces below. The party can move downstairs to the Tap Room if desired, or just stay perched above the crowd and enjoy the view! If you’re looking for space to accommodate a business meeting, the Mezzanine is equipped with full audio-visual capabilities, including two 65″ flat screen TV/Monitors, and a high fidelity sound system. You can get more information and book your event here.
New Grass Brewing – Shelby
Speaking of Mezzanine, Shelby’s New Grass Brewing has a second floor mezzanine that overlooks the taproom that can host parties of up to 54 guests. With your event you can also add catering and live music. And of course, access to New Grass Brewing’s awesome brew lineup is also available. Email email@example.com for more information.
Hi-Wire Brewing Big Top – Asheville
Step Right Up! Join the Asheville craft beer scene and host your next event at Hi-Wire Brewing’s Big Top Production Brewery and Taproom. If you are looking for an industrial-style production brewery, the Big Top is a great alternative to more traditional rental venues around town. Whether you are planning a wedding, company celebration, birthday party, or fundraising event, Hi-Wire’s Big Top is the place for you! Hi-Wire Brewing is available to host events 7 days a week. All event packages include an optional brewery tour. For booking and more information fill out the contact form at Hi-Wire Brewing.
Green Man Brweery Green Mansion – Asheville
The Green Mansion has 3 spaces on the 3rd floor available for rent. Options include rental of the whole floor, conference room or patio rental. If you are interested in renting the space for your rehearsal dinner, birthday party, or another event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure to include your name, the number of people attending, date and time of the event, and a number to reach you at.
Triple C Brewing Barrel Room – Charlotte
Triple C Brewing’s Barrel Room counts with a 4,400 sq-ft Banquet Hall, a 800 sq-ft patio and a full prep kitchen at your disposal. With a beautiful Charlotte skyline backdrop, the Barrel Room also includes a premium sound system, two 120” projector screens, easy light rail access and of course, 20 taps including Triple C beer and wine. You can contact Triple C Brewing for more information, pricing and availability by submitting the contact form here.