Durham Armory Rentals

About Durham Armory

The Durham Armory, located at 212 Foster Street, on the corner of Foster and Morgan Streets, is available for rentals for your community or private event, whether it is a fundraiser, concert, wedding reception, seminar or family reunion.Rent a Special Use Facility Form Opens in new window


  • Large kitchen (industrial stove, double sink, microwave, refrigerator & ice machine)
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Coatroom
  • Snack bar
  • Tables (25 - 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.

Check out the Durham Armory Floor Plan (PDF).

Please note, amenity available is subject to change.


  • Ballroom/Auditorium - 585 (without tables & chairs)
  • Balcony - 314
  • Birch Room - 20
  • Oak Room - 30


For additional information or questions please contact our reservations specialist via email or call 919-560-4355, ext. 27202. Our administration office located at 400 Cleveland Street is open for pre-scheduled appointments. Please call 919-560-4355 if you would like to schedule an appointment.

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

For details about our Annual Reservation Meeting visit the Durham Armory Annual Reservation Meeting FAQ page.


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

Rental Times

  • Sunday through Saturday
  • 6 a.m. to 2 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 Parking Garage contact Corey Terry at 919-560-4366 or email parkdurham@durhamnc.gov.


 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 the ABC Commission website.

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 Monte Sutherland at (919) 943-7370 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, 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.).

Additional Information

Visit the Facility Rental page for more information on rental procedures, rules for the use / sale of alcohol, and frequently asked questions.