Meetings & Social Events

Business Meetings and Corporate Events

From our boardroom to our ballroom, The Umstead Hotel offers more than 10,000 square feet of artful and elegant conference and meeting spaces to suit any business group or gathering. The stunning natural beauty of our three-acre lake and wooded grounds - which are visible from many of our naturally lit event venues - stand in sharp contrast to the cutting-edge 4k technology and enhanced audio-visual equipment that is housed within the Umstead Hotel. We offer everything from wireless Internet to video conferencing including 24-hour technology specialists to provide assistance and support. This unique combination is what makes The Umstead an ideal location for your next off-site meeting, business event, or conference in the Raleigh-Durham area.

Called the “Smithsonian of the South,” Raleigh is home to a collection of must see museums, including the North Carolina Museum of Art, CAM Raleigh, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and the North Carolina Museum of History.  It also plays host to a myriad of renowned restaurants and chefs, luscious parks and hiking trails, breweries, and more.  Plan your next corporate retreat or business meeting in the heart of the triangle and explore all the area has to offer while enjoying unparalleled service at North Carolina’s most highly rated hotel. 

Catering Menus

Our Catering Menus reflect refinement and simplicity honed by our team of culinary professionals. Attendees will be delighted with the presentation, flavor and creativity of each dish prepared by our team.

Spring and Summer Banquet and Catering Menu

Fall and Winter Banquet and Catering Menu

To contact us please call us at 919-447-4120 or submit a request for proposal below.

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An impressive, spacious room with soaring twenty foot ceilings, intricate custom carpeting, breathtaking lighting, the ballroom is the space to create the ultimate event of your design. With 9'x16' drop down screens, 8000 Lumen DLP Data, a pre-function space, original artwork and natural light complete this space.

  • Square Feet: 4015
  • Ceiling Height: 20.5'
  • Capacity: 300



An exquisitely decorated, elegant room filled with natural light pouring in from lakefront windows the Salon features brocade-lined walls, a modern Italian chandelier and fixtures, and a muted palate. A 7'x11' drop down screen and advanced sound capabilities make The Salon the ultimate space for business or pleasure.

  • Square Feet: 1600
  • Ceiling Height: 22'
  • Capacity: 90



The Sycamore is the ideal space for your next event. With a variety of room configurations available, including a retractable wall to divide the space, the Sycamore room is flexible to suit a wide range of meeting styles. Featuring 6'x9' drop down screens and 5000 Lumen DLP Data Projection and signature artwork.

  • Square Feet: 976
  • Ceiling Height: 12'
  • Capacity: 60



Offering 600 square feet of elegant décor, Cedar offers a 75" 4k High Resolution Monitor, fabric lined walls in soothing earth-tones and Murano lighting fixtures. The Cedar Room is ideal for small luncheons and classroom-style meetings.

  • Square Feet: 600
  • Ceiling Height: 12'
  • Capacity: 30



The Boardroom features floor to ceiling windows, silk lined walls and the best in technology for your group. With seating up to 16 people and features such as a 75" 4k High Resolution monitor and video conferencing capabilities, the Umstead Boardroom is a setting that cultivates collaboration.

  • Square Feet: 602
  • Ceiling Height: 12'
  • Capacity: 16



The Oak Room is the ideal space for an intimate meeting or planning space. With frosted glass windows, art adorned walls and exquisite furnishings this private and quiet room allows for the utmost in productivity.

  • Square Feet: 130
  • Capacity: 5



The Arbor Room is the ideal space for an intimate meeting or planning space. With frosted glass windows, art adorned walls and exquisite furnishings, this private and quiet room allows for the upmost in productivity.

  • Square Feet: 130
  • Capacity: 7


Outdoor Terrace

Our outdoor terrace features a stone and glass encased fire pit, overlooking our three acre lake.  The perfect place to enjoy a cocktail reception lake side, with the added illumination of the fire.





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Raleigh - Durham - Chapel Hill

The Nature of Business, The Art of Relaxation

Step away from the office and into nature with your next business meeting or social event at The Umstead, North Carolina’s only Forbes Five Star Hotel. Just over 6 minutes from RDU international airport, The Umstead Hotel and Spa is situated within a serene woodland setting that overlooks a shimmering three-acre lake and features 10,000 square feet of art-lined event spaces filled with natural light, providing every modern amenity a business event could require.
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