Meetings & Events

Our historic, waterfront town harmoniously blends southern charm with modern facilities, creating an atmosphere that sparks creativity, encourages connection, and ensures memorable experiences. Whether you’re planning an intimate business meeting or a grand reunion, Edenton provides a captivating backdrop and unrivaled hospitality that will leave a lasting impression on your guests.

Here is a list of the many venues available throughout Chowan County for your next meeting, conference, reception, or reunion.

Airport Terminal Building

2 rooms
Holds 20 per room
H. Davis

American Legion Post 40

2 rooms (4000 sq. ft. and 3600 Sq. ft.)
E. C. Toppin
1317 W Queen St, Edenton.
252-482-4057 Fax: 252-482-5642

Penelope Barker House Welcome Center 

Meeting and seminar space – contact for pricing 


Chowan Community Building

Holds 50 – 75 people
Jimmy Alligood
This building is located at 2862 Virginia Road and is perfect for organizational meetings, holiday parties, family gatherings, and includes tables and chairs.

Chowan County Agricultural Building

1 room (1200 sq. ft.) use of room for non-profit agencies (not for private weddings, parties)
75 seated comfortably and 125 standing
Denise Bunch
Chowan County Cooperative Extensions gives county residents easy access to the resources and expertise of NC State University and NC A&T State University. Through educational programs, publications, and events, Cooperative Extension agents deliver unbiased, research-based information to Chowan County citizens.

Council Chambers

1 room (950 sq. ft.)
79 standing room only and 40 with tables and chairs
T. Woodley

Edenton Fish Hatchery

1 room
Holds 25 people
S.  Mumford
State, County, City or Federal use only.

Hampton Inn

1 room
Holds 75 theater-style
50 u-shape
Katrina Barnes

Historic 1767 Chowan County Courthouse

1 Courtroom, 1 Panel Room and Courthouse Green
75 – Courtroom, 89 – Panel Room, several hundred – Green
Bob Hopkins

Inner Banks Inn

18,500 sq. ft. of rooms and meeting spaces
Susan Beckwith, Proprietor and Event Coordinator
Inn consisting of restored historic Victorian mansion (c.1902), converted tobacco packing barn, revival colonial home and coastal Carolina cottage, patio and full service restaurant all on 2.75 acres in historic district. Large lawn available for tenting. Ideal for weddings, receptions, reunions, corporate events, etc.

Dining, and professional onsite and offsite catering throughout the region. Full time Event Coordinator at no additional charge.

Leon Nixon Catering

2 rooms
1 (4800 sq.ft. 60 x 80 mtg room)
Leon Nixon
Sunday Lunch 11 am – 2 pm
Only BBQ and Chicken Restaurant in Town as well as seafood
will seat 400 people or 6 state of the art catering trailers any place any time. 1,000 – 10,000 people!

Links at Mulberry Hill

1 room (2400 sq. ft.)
Call the Pro Shop
Club Manager

National Guard Armory

1 room
Holds 300

Shepard-Pruden Library

1 room 15′ by 32′
Holds 50 in chairs and 35 at tables with chairs
Joyce White
The Chowan Meeting Room is furnished with smart board, Wi-Fi, and a sound system. The adjacent area, the Edenton Reading Room, is 45′ by 16′ and furnished with hand made reproductions of 18th century furniture indigenous to the region. An ADA compliant catering kitchen and bathrooms complete the North Carolina Meeting Suite. A separate entrance makes it possible for meeting attendees to come and go without actually passing through the library.

Swain Auditorium

1 Room/Auditorium
Holds 800
Connie Parker

Town of Edenton Trolley Rentals

Rentals for special events and weddings.
Holds 25 people
Tammy Woodley
Rental of trolley is available after 5 pm until 11 pm during the weekdays and Saturday; all day Sunday until 11 pm as well. Trolley does not go out of Edenton and the immediate surrounding area. Copy of rules and regulations available by phone or e-mail.

Town Parks – Queen Anne and Colonial

No charge
Tammy Woodley
Wonderful spots to celebrate weddings, family reunions, and picnics with children – forms for reservation are available on-line or by calling the Town of Edenton

The Venue on West Water Street

The Venue is a beautifully-appointed private event space for hosting corporate meetings, all things wedding and social gatherings. We are expandable with options for indoor, courtyard or tented events. Come enjoy views of Edenton Bay, lovely sunsets and the historic lighthouse while you host your friends, family and business associates.

Yeopim Ruritan Building

1 room (3700 s.ft.)
Holds 200
Wendy Korbusiesky