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Durham Armory

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Durham Armory Floor Plan (PDF)

About the Durham Armory
The Durham Armory is located on the corner of Foster and Morgan streets and is available for rentals for your community or private event, whether it is a fundraiser, concert, wedding reception, seminar or family reunion. 

  • Large kitchen (industrial stove, double sink, microwave, refrigerator & ice machine)
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Coatroom
  • Snack bar
  • Tables (30 - 72 inch round tables, 40 - 8 foot banquet tables)
  • Chairs (350)
  • Ample parking surrounding the facility
Visit the Durham Armory Photo Gallery for a look inside.

Please note, amenity availability is subject to change.

  • Ballroom/Auditorium - 585 (without tables & chairs)
  • Balcony - 314
  • Birch Room - 20
  • Oak Room - 30
We are currently accepting reservations for 2017, please email, call 919-560-4355, ext. 27202 or visit our Administration Office located at 400 Cleveland Street, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

All reservations must be made at least 45 days in advance.

2018 Reservations
If you are interested in reserving the Durham Armory in 2018, please plan to attend the reservation meeting on June 13, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. in the Administration Office located at 400 Cleveland Street. Please note, Saturday dates fill up very quickly, and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. During the reservation meeting we will only accept applications in-person. Following the meeting, reservations will also be accepted by phone or email for any remaining dates.

Tour Days & Times
Tours are provided every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, from noon to 6:00 p.m. No appointment necessary.

Rental Times
  • Sunday through Saturday
  • 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. (minimum 6 hours)
The facility will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Parking for loading and unloading is permitted under the carport in the back of the building. Guest parking is available on the street or at the Durham Centre Parking Garage located at 300 W. Morgan Street. For more information on parking at the Durham Centre contact Jamichael McGoy, with Republic Parking System at (919) 680-2481 or email at

Security Deposit
Events without alcohol $300
Events with alcohol$350

Rental Fees (CR: City Resident / NCR: Non-City Resident)
Monday-Thursday (per hour, minimum of 4 hours)
CR: $50 NCR: $65
Friday-Sunday & Holidays (per hour, minimum of 6 hours)
CR: $60 NCR: $75
Meeting Rooms Only (per hour, minimum of 4 hours)
CR: $25 NCR: $30

 Additional Fees
Application Fee without Alcohol (non-refundable)$15
Application Fee with Alcohol (non-refundable)$50
Food Fee$25
Setup & Dismantle (per 100 guests) with max at $200 per rental$50
Commercial Rental (all rentals with admission fees or ticket sales)$200

Alcohol Information
Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited except when permits to serve such beverages are obtained from Durham Parks and Recreation and/or the State ABC Board. Permits can be found at  

Events in which alcohol will be served are required to hire event security through the Durham Police Department. Renters are responsible for contacting the Durham Police Department to obtain information and to schedule officers for their event. Payment is due in cash, to the officer(s) at the beginning of the event. Renters should contact Officer Jason Evans 336-601-0295 to arrange security.

A certificate of liability insurance must be provided to Durham Parks and Recreation no later than 15 days prior to event. The insurance must show general liability insurance with an alcohol/liquor rider for at least $1,000,000.00, naming the City of Durham as an additional insured. The certificate of insurance must have an original signature covering the date of your event. Insurance can be obtained from any insurance company (Ex. WedSafe, Travelers Insurance, State Farm, etc.).