It’s almost spring, which means it’s almost time for bridal showers, baby showers, graduation showers and more. If you’re in charge, 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 skyline views, booking the entire space or just the bar, we’ve got all you need to start planning:
100 N. Tryon St.
Sister to Aria Tuscan Grill as part of Sonoma Restaurant Group, Cicchetti is a Venetian-style wine and cocktail bar featuring authentic cicchetti, or Italian small dishes, as well as entrees and a retail wine shop. The restaurant, which is adjacent to Founders Hall, is available for buyout for standing or seated functions from 60-100 and can include overflow into the building’s lobby space. Food options include small plates and mains, plated or family-style, buffet or passed. The cozy yet contemporary space and shareable offerings are particularly perfect for Saturday bridal and baby showers.
Contact: Mariah Fermil, Restaurant & Catering Sales Director, [email protected]
222 S Caldwell St.
Impress your 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 view can’t be beat if you choose to host cocktail hours or receptions in the bar, lounge, rooftop garden and patio areas.
Contact: Private Events Manager, Andrea Franceschelli, at 980-237-6718 or online.
Fin & Fino
135 Levine Avenue of the Arts #100
Uptown’s stunning Fin & Fino has two private dining areas that can be booked for cocktail parties, seated dinners, lunches, wine tastings and more. Perfect for spring, both spaces have outdoor access to a courtyard that runs between Tryon and Church streets.
Contact: Inquire online for private events.
303 S Church St.
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.
Contact: Call 704.445.2550 to start planning. Ready to book? Fill out an inquiry form online.
Merchant and Trade
303 S Church St.
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).
Contact: To learn more and plan your event at Merchant & Trade call 704.445.2550 or fill out an inquiry form online.
127 N Tryon St.
5Church has no shortage of options for your private event. Enjoy culinary creations from Top Chef alum in your choice of:
- Full Buyout – up to 200 seated/300 people standing cocktail reception
- Partial Buyout – up to 120 guests seated/150 standing cocktail reception
- Buffalo Room – up to 50 seated/65 standing cocktail reception
- Green Room – up to 45 seated/60 standing cocktail reception
- Horseshoe Room – up to 16 seated Tulip Room – up to Food and beverage minimums are required for each space and are based off of the date and time.
Contact: View all private dining packages and start planning online.
Napa on Providence
110 Perrin Pl.
Perfect for your corporate or social special events, Napa on Providence offers two private dining rooms plus a stunning outdoor patio. Options include The Rutherford room for small groups of 12-22 and The Oakville room for larger groups of 20-50. Both offer built in audio-visual equipment and stunning style and décor of Napa Valley designed by mimi sabates.
Other highlights of hosting your next birthday celebration, shower or event at Napa on Providence:
- No room fees (minimums may apply)
- Built-in audio visual equipment
- Price points to match any budget
- One-on-one coordination with a private party sales specialist
The Pump House
575 Herrons Ferry Road, Rock Hill
At The Pump House, all private and semi-private spaces have river views. Choose from prix fix menu for brunch, lunch, dinner or corporate events. There is a food and beverage minimum for the space but no room rental fee. View all private dining options and start planning here.
- Catawba River Room: 50 people for plated dinner and up to 60 people for cocktail reception
- East Balcony: 16 people for plated dinner or 20 people for a cocktail reception
- West Balcony: 24 people for plated dinner or 40 people for a cocktail reception
- Main Dining Balcony: 50 people for plated dinner or up to 60 people for cocktail reception
- Rooftop: 100 people for cocktail reception and hors d’oeuvres.
Contact: Angela Jarrahi, Sales & Marketing Manager. Email [email protected] or call 803.417.2306.
601 South College Street Charlotte, NC 28202
Take your party Uptown with the help of the culinary and beverage professionals at JP Charlotte. Offering four unique spaces, each option features special touches to enhance your party experience.
JP Charlotte: With its floor-to-ceiling windows and open concept, JP Charlotte is the perfect venue for birthdays, rehearsal dinners and engagement parties. JPC features locally-sourced Southern cuisine, artfully crafted by Chef Evan Edge. (Attached: JP Charlotte 5)
Private Dining Room: Just off of the main space in JP Charlotte, you will find our Private Dining Room, which is ideal for a more intimate gathering with friends, family or colleagues. The space features a wall of our finest wines as well as a glass wall that can be enclosed for a more private dining experience. (Attached: JP Charlotte 16)
JP Terrace: Spring is right around the corner and the JP Terrace is the space for a dinner or reception while you take in the beautiful Charlotte weather. (Attached: JP Charlotte 19)
SoCo Bar & Lounge: With its high ceilings and views of Uptown Charlotte, SoCo Bar & Lounge is the ideal space for receptions with a larger crowd.
Aria Tuscan Grill
100 N. Tryon St.
Aria offers full-service, on- and off-site catering and delivery for parties of all sizes, whether boxed lunches for 10 or a standing reception for 1,000. In addition to catering private and semi-private events on-site at Aria’s two dining rooms, two bar areas, and intimate Chef’s Table, parent company Sonoma Restaurant Group is also the exclusive caterer for the adjacent Founders Hall, an elegant event space with marble floors and a soaring atrium. Whether you’re planning a corporate outing, group dinner, killer cocktail party, or the wedding of your dreams, SRG’s event professionals can assist with customized menu planning from a broad selection of options, professionally trained and experienced staff, comprehensive rental needs, and event setup/breakdown.
1100 Metropolitan Ave.
The two private dining spaces at Dressler’s Metropolitan provide one of the best skyline views of Uptown Charlotte. The spaces, which can be booked separately or together, offer capacity for up to 75 guests for a seated dinner and up to 100 guests for a cocktail-style reception.
Contact: View private dining menus and start planning online.
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].
4905 Ashley Park Ln.
Featuring three venue options – the private dining room, cellar and main dining room – Corkbuzz can accommodate groups of up to 100. Wine and dine options include full three-course menus, small plates dinners, reception canapés, buffets and even private wine classes. View the online catalogs here and submit the online form to get started.
Fran’s Filling Station
2410 Park Rd.
From book clubs to discussion groups, bridal and baby showers, company dinners, birthday dinners or anniversaries, Fran’s provides a warm, casual environment in which to enjoy personal service and handcrafted food. The private dining room hold up to 35 people, or you can book the entire restaurant for larger gatherings.
Contact: Call for a personalized menu and proposal.
Napa at Kingsley
1310 Broadcloth St, Fort Mill
Gather at Napa at Kingsley, where the Napa-inspired ambiance and décor will serve as the perfect setting for your special event. They offer price points for every budget, two private spaces and one-on-one event coordination.
The Diamond Room is perfect for small groups of 12-20, while the Spring Mountain Room is ideal for larger groups of 20-30. Combine both rooms to accommodate up to 50.
La Belle Helene
300 S Tryon St.
One of Charlotte’s most beautiful restaurants offers four private dining room options each offering seating for 10 that can be combined to accommodate larger groups.
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. Available options:
- Full Buyout – up to 125 people standing cocktail reception
- Queen’s Quarters – up to 50 people standing cocktail reception Royalty Section – up to 60 standing cocktail reception
- Amelia’s Table – up to 15 people standing cocktail reception
- King George’s Table – up to 10 people standing cocktail reception
- Charlotte’s Table – up to 12 people standing cocktail reception
- Elizabeth’s Table – up to 10 people standing cocktail reception
Contact: Call 980.260.3227 or email [email protected] for more information.
Rooster’s Wood-fired Kitchen – SouthPark
6601 Morrison Blvd.
This SouthPark favorite offers four private spaces for your event, from The Cellar for groups 20-22, The Wine Bar for groups of 50-80, the indoor/outdoor Green Room and Terrace for groups of 48-140, to The Atrium for groups of 75-120.
Contact: Learn more and inquire online.
Bonterra Restaurant & Wine Room
1829 Cleveland Ave.
Operating out of a historic church, Bonterra offers a stunning location for occasions of all sizes. On the balcony-level private dining loft overlooking the main dining room, The Choir Loft seats up to 30 guests, and the Choir Room up to 20. For larger parties, the rooms can be combined.
The Wine Cellar can host groups up to 10, and upon request, collaborate with the expert team on a custom menu and wine pairings, while the patio can accommodate up to 30 seated guests. The entire restaurant is also available for occasions for up to 175.
Contact: Call 704.333.9463 or email [email protected] for more information.
Cafe Monte French Bakery and Bistro
6700 Fairview Rd #108
Searching for a spot in SouthPark for your next bridal or baby shower? Look no further than the customizable private dining areas at Cafe Monte, which accommodates groups from 15 to 48. Work with the team to create your own special menu offerings.
Contact: Request a consultation online.
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!
Contact: Start with their online form.
In Ballantyne, Zinicola offers an intimate private dining room for up to 30 guests, and has space in the main dining room for up to 60.
Contact: Start by filling out their contact form online.
8426 Park Rd.
Both Ilios Noche locations offer space for your private event, with options for 40 guests seated or 50 for a cocktail reception.
Contact: Call 704.552.1292.
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.
Contact: Learn more and submit an event inquiry form online.
4310 Sharon Rd.
in SouthPark, this tapas-style restaurant features three event spaces including the patio which accommodates 130, Barcelona room and Sevilla rooms. Choose from their private dining menus or ask about customizing the spaces to make your event stand out.
Contact: View private dining menus and contact the team online.
Big View Diner
16637 Lancaster Highway
The enclosed private dining room at Big View Diner offers floor-to-ceiling windows and customizable decor. Plus, an event coordinator will help you every step of the way.
Contact: Fill out the form online.
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.
Contact: Start planning by filling out an online form.