A couple weeks ago, downtown Durham welcomed The Rickhouse, a beautiful revitalized event space to the Central Park district. In addition to the urban-chic warehouse vibe, its signature feature at the moment is that it overlooks the famed Durham Athletic Park, the original home of the Durham Bulls.
Southern Bride & Groom co-sponsored a media night event at the space, and even on a cool and cloudy evening, we found the view across the ballpark charming. Several large doors open onto the large 2,000 square foot patio with a partially covered concrete deck, so that on warm nights, guests are able to enjoy a seamless indoor/outdoor space.
On the inside, the contemporary open-concept layout retains plenty of its original charm, boasting restored and reclaimed wood and exposed brick throughout. It is able to accommodate groups of up to 400 people seated.
The Rickhouse will also soon be home to Revival Spirits Distilling Co., which is incorporated into the event space ambiance as guests are able to view the grand equipment through a floor-to-ceiling glass wall overlooking the operation. The distillery will be operational in another month or two and a couple months after that, it will begin producing for retail, distilling everything with the exception of Tequila.
When it’s time to party, The Rickhouse is ready and equipped with state-of-the-art audio and video. Each rental includes seating and tables for up to 200 people and and a zero transition, over-sized dance floor. Brides can even customize lighting for their color palette as LED lights with over 1,800 color options ties into the sound system.
There is even a connected bridal suite designed and outfitted by a local company. The Rickhouse will also be working with some of the areas best vendors and caterers, including Catering Works, Donovan’s Dish, Eschelon Experiences, and Rocky Top Catering, to supply the most delicious bites. We got to experience some of these vendors in action during the event, and the photos below will show you more of what you can expect from this exciting new space in Durham!VENUE The Rickhouse | PHOTOGRAPHY Amanda Olson Photography | FLORALS Tre Bella | RENTALS American Party Rentals | PHOTOBOOTH Shutterbooth | CATERING Durham Catering Co. | DJ Spin