List of FAQs

CHANDELIER EVENT VENUE is ready to answer all of your questions. Browse through frequently asked questions and discover all the information you need to start planning your wedding in Raleigh/Durham Triangle, North Carolina.


What does the Venue Cost?

Please inquire about pricing. We have different tiers of pricing such as PEAK, OFF-PEAK, SPECIAL EVENTS & All-INCLUSIVE Pricing. ***Please note pricing is subject-to-change without notice due to changes in season, supply and demand, and simple pricing for the upcoming year.***

**There are Food & Beverage minimums that must be hit. Please ask about that! Outside catering is not permitted, for we hold all licenses, insurances, and health inspected by the Department of Health & Human Services.

Do you have parking?

Yes, we have AMPLE & free parking to accommodate your guests – right in the front of the building!!!

What kind of events can be held at Chandelier?

We love events and welcome them all such as Weddings, Corporate Events, Sweet 16 Birthday parties, Retirement Parties, Graduation Parties, Proms, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs & Quinceaneras!

What forms of payment do you take?

We take Cash, Cashiers Check, Check and Credit Card (MASTERCARD, VISA)

A credit card processing fee is required for all Credit Card related payments.

Is there a cleaning fee?

Yes, we do charge a cleaning fee!

What is the maximum capacity?

Chandelier hosts up to 150 guests seated.

Chandelier hosts up t0 200 guests – standing cocktail!

Please note, guest counts of over 130 have very specific layouts!

Is there a deposit to secure your date?

Yes, to book the venue and catering is $3000 flat rate!

Final payments are due 30 days prior to your special day! For the All-Inclusive packages, an additional payment is made at your ‘Chandelier Experience.’

Can I use any vendors?

We do have a preferred vendor list of vendors that we know and trust to provide a level of service that matches the Chandelier vision. However, you may choose to hire a vendor that is not on our list – they must be approved by John & Natasha Ford.

Catering goes through our sister catering company – Fluent N’ Food! Learn more here!

We also have All-Inclusive Package packages. These packages include EVERYTHING so you don’t have to do a thing or bat an eye. Upon booking, schedule the “The Chandelier Experience,” – on this special day, meet your dream team, and relax while we pamper you and show you everything your team of vendors has to offer you! Contact us to learn more.
However, if you choose to just book the venue, bar, and catering you can choose your own vendors – DJ, Planner, Florist, Baker, Decorator (preferably off our list) (For all vendors who are not on our list and we have not met – we would love to meet the individuals). We prefer clients choose vendors off our Preferred list. The reason for this is that these individuals know Chandelier as we do! It’s great knowing that all of your vendors have worked with each other many times before!

Are there any décor restrictions?

No hanging of décor with nails, tape, or wire. Open candles must be in glass containers. No confetti, rice, or birdseed. For any violations, the damage deposit will be forfeited.

Can I use a caterer of my choice?

The vision to open Chandelier stemmed from the success of our award-winning catering company, Fords Fluent N’ Food Catering. Fluent N’ Food Catering is the required caterer. We guarantee Fords Fluent N’ Food will wow your guests with amazing and delicious cuisine. We take great pride in making various types of cuisine from Indian Inspired Menus to Jamaican Inspired Menu. Fords Fluent N’ Food is your premier, local caterer!

Having an on-site bar and caterer makes things so much easier for you! Check out our sister company – Fords Fluent N’ Food Catering!

Please note, we do have a Food & Beverage minimum that must be met as well.**

Can I supply my own alcohol?

We are ABC licensed! Due to liability issues, all alcohol must be provided through Chandelier and is subject to all federal and state rules and regulations. We offer several fantastic bar packages designed to fit your style and budget!

We do NOT offer a CASH BAR- we only offer an OPEN BAR (4-hour minimum).

What’s included in my rental?

  • Tables (150 guests)
  • Chiavari Chairs (150 guests) – These chairs cannot be used for outside ceremonies.
  • Standard White China (Specialty Gold Plates for the happy couple only)
  • Standard Gold Chargers
  • Silverware (fork, knife, spoon) (Gold & Silver Options)
  • Water goblets
  • Large 30-inch Custom Cake Stand – Matches the arbor
  • Draping (only 1 color) (Draping stays up the entire time)
  • Ceiling Drape
  • 12 Chandeliers throughout the building
  • Free Ample Parking in the front of the building!
  • Use of facility from 11 AM to 11 PM (Weddings Only) – however, all guests must exit the building by 10 PM.
  • Corporate and Special Events Differ in price and Venue Time (Please inquire)
  • 1 Hr. Rehearsal Time (Select times only)
  • Gold Arbor
  • DJ Booth
  • In-House Sound System
  • Wisteria Terrace
  • Secret Garden Courtyard 
  • Lawn games (Cornhole boards)
  • 2 Private Dressing Suites