Frequently Asked Questions

How many people can the Event Gallery accommodate?
The Event Gallery can comfortably seat up to 200 guests, leaving room for dancing, serving areas and all of the typical event amenities! Once you’ve decided on all of the different elements you’d like to include, clients can arrange a one-on-one meeting with the Events Director to figure out the layout that best accommodates you and your guests.


Is alcohol allowed?
Yes! We’re licensed for beer, wine, and champagne, so those items must be purchased through us. If you would like to also serve liquor or cocktails, then that can be handled through a licensed caterer. All booked clients are provided with a complimentary wine & beer consultation and are invited to complimentary on-site wine tastings!

Is dancing allowed?
Yes, you and your guests can dance the night away! Rent either a black and white or parquet dance floor from your primary rental company or DJ to bring out your style!

Is there handicap access?
Yes, handicap access is provided through the rear of the Event Gallery via a private wheelchair accessible ramp.

Is smoking allowed inside?
No. All efforts are made to preserve the historic quality of the space to ensure its continued presence in the Wake Forest community for many years to come. If you or your guests are smokers, there is a smoking area and bench provided in front of the building for your convenience.

What is the cost to rent the Event Gallery?
Our price includes tax, and and you will find no hidden fees or upcharges for security deposits and cleaning.  Our Wedding Day Packages start at $3000 and your final cost is determined by your confirmed guest count.  Hourly rental is available for corporate meetings and events.  Please contact our Event Staff for availability and package information at #919.570.0087 or email us for more information and to schedule a tour:

What are the benefits of using The Cotton Company Event Gallery?
The Event Gallery offers a historic and elegant atmosphere with unique character you won’t find anywhere else. Not only will your memorable event have unique character, but our flexibility with food, decorations, and music will assure that the event is everything you’ve hoped for and more!

Where are you located?
We are at 306 S. White St. in Historic Downtown Wake Forest.

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