Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in The Graham Mill! For availability inquiries and general questions, please reach out to us by utilizing the Contact Form or by emailing 

If you are ready to reserve The Graham Mill for your wedding or event, we require a non-refundable 50% deposit. This can be paid online by credit card, debit card, or bank transfer. Payment plans are also available starting at $500/month. While this deposit is non-refundable, rest assured—events can be rescheduled for any available date for no additional charge.

We are currently booking weddings now through 2025 and hourly events 6 months in advance. 

Our maximum guest capacity is 240 people, although we’ve found the “sweet spot” to be around 175 people. This gives the couple, their guests, and servers ample room to move about the space comfortably. We also cater to smaller, more intimate celebrations! 

We are convenient to the triangle area—The Graham Mill is only a 30-minute drive from Durham, Chapel Hill, High Point, and Greensboro and less than an hour from Raleigh and Winston-Salem. We are just 5 minutes off of I-40, in the heart of downtown, with ample restaurants and hotels nearby.

A 40-minute ride will get guests from RDU (Raleigh-Durham International Airport) and PTI (Piedmont-Triad Airport). 

The Graham Mill does not have any lodging or accommodations onsite, but there are 15 hotels within a 15-minute drive of us! Our favorite boutique hotel in the area is The Colonial Inn, just 20 minutes away! More guest suggestions include the Courtyard by Marriott, Hampton Inn, and Holiday Inn.

Yes! Wedding rentals includes venue access from 10am-11pm on the day of your event. We have two dressing suites, a bathroom, and a prep kitchen for you to utilize as well. 

Guests have free access to ample parking right across the street from the venue at Graham Presbyterian Church. Simply follow the sidewalk to E Harden Street and you’ll find us at The Graham Mill. 


Absolutely! Our front, back, and greenhouse entrances and exits are all wheelchair accessible. If you require any further accommodations, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. Everyone deserves to celebrate safely and comfortably. 

Yes! We happily provide the tables and chairs for your event, including the following inventory:

  • 10  72in round tables — seat 10 guests
  • 10  8ft x 30in long tables — seat 10 guests
  • 6  6ft x 30in long tables — seat 8 guests
  • 6  30in round high/low adjustable cocktail tables
  • 150 wooden cross-back chairs with ivory seat cushions

For events with greater than 150 guests, additional chairs and cushions can be easily rented from local rental companies like CE Rental and American Party Rentals. Specialty rentals such as bars and lounges can be rented from Greenhouse Picker Sisters or Cottage Luxe.


Please note that we do not provide table linens, cutlery, and glassware, as these are usually provided by hired caterers. For more information about what is included in event rentals, visit our Pricing page. For more information about vendors, please email us at

Your planner or coordinator will help you set the perfect schedule for you! Here is a sample to give you a general idea:

10:00am – Hair and makeup begins 
12:00pm – Vendor arrival and set up
3:00pm – Couple, wedding party, and family photos 
4:30pm – Guest arrival
5:00pm – Ceremony
5:30pm – Cocktail hour
6:30pm – Entrances, first dance, welcome
6:45pm – Dinner
7:30pm – Toasts
7:45pm – Cake cutting & parent dances
8:00pm – Open dance
10:00pm – Exit
​11:00pm – Venue rental ends

Sparklers, glow sticks, foam glow sticks, bubbles, ribbons are all allowed! The only type of exit not allowed is paper confetti.


Eco-friendly tip: punch holes in leaves for your confetti! 

Send us an email at for any additional questions! We are here to help.