Welcome to The Cookery, your local culinary incubator and beautiful event venue in the heart of Durham, NC

The Cookery grounds now expand over 12,000 square feet and can accommodate seated dinners and wedding ceremonies for up to 330 guests. And don’t forget:

  • We are located less than 5 minutes from Duke Chapel, Duke Gardens, and downtown Durham, with easy access to Highway 147.

  • A full bar is available, featuring local NC beers on tap, hand crafted cocktails and professional bartenders.

  • The Front Room's mezzanine allows guests and photographers to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the room.

  • Outdoor grounds include two private spaces: our courtyard and private cobblestoned garden.

  • Valet parking is included in most event packages.

  • Our audio/visual system in the Front Room includes a 15' projector screen and Apple TV

  • Wedding parties have early access to enjoy our dressing suite!


The Grounds Guest Portal

Partial Room Rental Guest Portal

Banner photo by Joanna Sue Photography