In charge of planning a holiday event this year for the office, family or friends? Not enough bandwith to have booked a caterer and one of the QC’s beautiful venues? Not to worry, skip the stress and book now using our guide of the best restaurants for parties and events. From elegant chef’s dining experiences to private distillery tours, booking the entire space or just the bar, we’ve got all you need to get to planning:


222 S Caldwell St.

Impress your holiday guests with the floor-to-ceiling views of the Charlotte skyline and South Charlotte at Fahrenheit. Their private dining room provides an upscale venue for gatherings of up to 65 seated while East and West dining rooms accommodate larger groups. The restaurant also offers to host cocktail hours and receptions in the bar, lounge and patio areas Sunday through Thursday. For Holiday and Special Events please contact Andrea Franceschelli [email protected] or Mercury Arteaga [email protected]


303 S Church St.

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Set apart from the bustling dining room at Angeline’s, groups of up to 36 guests can relax together in a separate space over bruschetta and artisan cheese plates, housemade pastas and locally sourced meat and seafood in a warm and comforting ambience. Call 704.445.2550 to start planning. Ready to book? Fill out an inquiry form online.


Merchant and Trade
303 S Church St.

Photo credit: Cris Molina for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

Heighten the private dining experience by hosting your event at the alluring rooftop at Merchant & Trade, where the wraparound terrace can accommodate groups from 5 to 250. The space includes four separate zones: the indoor/bar lounge (25 guests); outdoor terrace (40 guests), private terrace (25 guests) and the lawn (80 guests). To learn more and plan your holiday event at Merchant & Trade call 704.445.2550 or fill out an inquiry form online.


JP Charlotte
601 South College Street Charlotte, NC 28202

Take your party Uptown with the help of the culinary and beverage professionals at JP Charlotte. Offering a gorgeous private dining room, the entire restaurant, their SOCO bar and a heated outdoor terrace with a fire pit, each JP Charlotte space at the Westin features special touches to enhance your party experience. To book contact Danielle Savrann at 704.335.2117 or [email protected].


Upstream Seafood
6902 Phillips Place

Impress your guests with the warm and sophisticated ambiance of Upstream whenever you’re planning a special celebration. They offer several different event options including a private dining room which hosts up to 50 guests (and features an outdoor terrace!) or a smaller, more intimate venue that hosts parties of 25 or less. Upstream’s plush bar area is available too, and is an impressive space for a corporate cocktail party or casual event. Upstream’s culinary staff can help you customize a special menu or you can choose one of the restaurant’s private dining menus. Our event planners will guide you through the process assuring your party is one to remember. For more information contact MiMi Merten, Catering Manager at [email protected].


The Stanley 
1961 E 7th St.

The Stanley boasts an intimate private dining room suitable for every occasion, including a private dining room that seats 28 comfortably. For more information about private events and dining please email [email protected].


Mimosa Grill
327 S Tryon St.

Mimosa Grill offers a beautiful place to celebrate your next special event or gathering. The private dining room comfortably seats up to 36 guests and the terrace is perfect for groups up to 50. Let their culinary and event staff help you make your next event a party to remember. For more information about booking an event or private party, please contact catering manager, Kelsey Palsey, at 704.343.0700, look through the catering menus or fill out an Event Request Form.


Harper’s Restaurant Pineville
11059 Carolina Place Parkway

If you are planning a social event for your company or family, consider Harper’s private dining room. It seats up to 40 people and is available for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Located at Carolina Place Mall, Harper’s at Pineville is convenient to 485 and Pineville-Matthews Roads—the perfect stop for a great meal.


La Belle Helene
300 S Tryon St.

One of Charlotte’s newest (and arguably most beautiful) restaurants offers four private dining room options each offering seating for 10 that can be combined to accommodate larger groups. View the private dining menu and contact our Special Events Manager for details – [email protected]


Sophia’s Lounge
127 N. Tryon St. Ste #D

Give your party the royal treatment at Sophia’s Lounge. Guests will marvel at the outfitted interior, sip on cocktails crafted by Mixologist & Sommelier Patricia Smith at the wraparound bar and snack on sharable plates by Top Chef alum Jamie Lynch. Call 980.260.3227 or email [email protected] for more information.


1100 Metropolitan Bldg. E Suite 100

Photo credit: Vivace

A favorite Charlotte dining destination, Vivace offers intimate dinners at their chef’s table with a view of the bustling kitchen, rehearsal dinners in their private mezzanine complete with its own terrace, family-style dining at The Harvest Table, libations in the cocktail lounge and full restaurant buy-outs. Contact Private Events Manager, Blythe, at [email protected] and 704.370.7755 for more information.


WP Kitchen + Bar
6706 Phillips Place

At WP Kitchen + Bar, you can reserve their bar area, which can fit up to 65 people.  From a custom menu crafted by Chef Stephen Schmitt to holiday cocktails from expert bartenders Michael and Scott, your guests will have plenty to toast to. Call 704.295.0101 to start planning.


4905 Ashley Park Ln.

Featuring three venue options – the private dining room, cellar and main dining room – Corkbuzz can accommodate groups of 10-120. Wine and dine options include full three-course menus, small plates dinners, reception canapés, buffets and even private wine classes. Submit the online form to get started.


Dilworth Tasting Room
300 East Tremont St.

Nestled into one of Charlotte’s favorite neighborhoods, Dilworth Tasting Room offers some easy & cozy options for your celebration. Reserve the wine area or their outdoor garden with heaters, or the entire restaurant space. When it comes to party fare, choose from charcuterie boards, a snack menu and flatbreads in addition to the full food, wine and cocktail menus. Contact online to learn more.


The Broken Spoke
227 Southside Drive

How about hosting your party at the oldest distillery in Mecklenburg county? The Broken Spoke’s warm and inviting atmosphere is perfect for bringing friends and family together over craft spirits. Choose to rent out the entire facility, up to 200 guests, or mingle in the mezzanine with up to 100 guests. You can also inquire about private distillery tours.


Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
4150 Yancey Rd.

Consider Olde Mecklenburg Brewery for your holiday bash, with two Festhalle rooms (one is 1,640 sq. feet while the other is 880) and private biergarten spaces. You can even ask about private brewery tours for your group!


Triple C Brewing
2900 Griffith St.

Triple C Brewing Company’s event space, The Barrel Room is a popular choice for larger soirées. The banquet hall measures 4,400 sq. feet, plus an impressive patio. Guests will enjoy 20 taps including Triple C beer and wine.


8024 Savoy Corporate Dr.

Bring your gang to play in reserved bays with private and semi-private rooms available from the rooftop terrace, lower lounge and other signature rooms. Opt for the Holiday Feast menu or work with a sales associate for other custom options.


Legion Brewing SouthPark
5610 Carnegie Blvd.

Legion Brewing’s new space in SouthPark is perfect for gatherings of any size. The Capitol room can accommodate 100 seated or 140 cocktail style, The Tower Room in the upstairs mezzanine boasts seating for 50 or 80 cocktail style and The Mezz at Legion is a private bar and lounge area for 150. Start planning by filling out an online form.



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