Private Events

We make things easy with a flexible venue, included rentals, and on-site catering.


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Corporate Events

Corporate Events and Conferences

Most Businesses struggle to find the time or space to host events for their teams and clients. We have the space, food, and most of the equipment you’ll need so you can spend time focusing on your people and business:

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  • Make a mundane meeting memorable with an off-site strategic session or conference
  • Plan a working breakfast or lunch
  • Celebrate accomplishments with a private dining event
  • Share some holiday spirit
  • Host a fundraiser to inspire others and bring goodwill
  • Build loyalty with a private picnic for customers, clients or employee families
Private Events & Gatherings

Private Events and Gatherings

Take the stress of having someone “have” to host and instead enjoy more time together with an event at Forest Hall. We have the space you need and the staff to lighten the load so you can be present in the moment.
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  • Celebrate a new engagement or addition to the family with showers and parties
  • Make that milestone one to remember for birthdays and anniversaries
  • Bring people together for reunions and graduation parties
  • Open our home, instead of yours, for a stress-free gathering

Fundraisers and Community Gatherings

There are a lot of unknowns when planning a public event, but you’re in good hands with Forest Hall. We are as flexible as possible as needs arise and things change so you can make the most on your event with the least worry. Our expert team will work with you to minimize costs and maximize profits. Our space is adaptable and flexible for:

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  • School auctions and events
  • Non-profit fundraising dinners & events
  • Vendor Fairs
  • Community events

We make it turnkey and handle the set-up, catering, and take-down. Always on-time, and customized to your needs.

Spaces and Details

Forest Hall is ideal for events from 20-200 people

The Main Hall: Details and Pricing

Forest Hall offers 3,500 square feet of multi-use, flexible event space. Key features that people love are the brick walls, timeless wood floors, and soaring vintage windows. The hall is divided into two spaces by a brick wall with three large openings and sliding custom barn doors to close them off when desired. The largest space can hold 150 people seated, or 200 with flexible seating options. Depending on your guest count and expected weather you can work with our venue coordinator to decide how to best use the spaces to meet your needs. The farm tables and chairs are included. 


What’s Included:

  • 15 – 8ft custom farm tables (can seat 10 people each)
  • 9 – 60 inch round tables (can seat 8 people each)
  • 6 cocktail tables
  • 150 wooden padded folding chairs
  • On-site kitchen for prep or storage (no cooking)
  • On-site parking for all guests, up to 75 cars
  • Wi-Fi
  • Access to set up 1-hour prior to your event and clean-up for 1-hour afterwards
  • Use of Back Lawn, and Outdoor games if desired
  • Market lights hung in Forest Hall
  • 1- 6 foot folding table for vendors/kitchen prep

Rental Fees:

 Monday-Thursday, or Friday-Sunday if no more than 90 days in advance:

  • $300/hr (2 hour minimum) or $3,000 full-day 12 hour rental

Friday-Sunday more than 90 days in advance:

Wedding pricing may apply, please inquire for custom quote

The Studio Room: Details and Pricing

Located right down the hall from the main event space and dubbed “The Studio” because it doubles as a dance studio sometimes during the week, this space is perfect for more intimate events of 25-75 people such as Birthday Parties, Showers Corporate Meetings or Meals, and Community Events. Or, add it on to your rental of the main hall for an extra meeting or mingling space. The space is around 2000 square feet- approximately 42′ wide and 50′ long.


What’s Included:

  • 9 – 60 inch round tables (can seat 8 people each)
  • Up to 75 wooden padded folding chairs
  • On-site parking for all guests
  • Wi-Fi

Access to set up 1-hour prior to your event and clean-up for 1-hour afterwards

Rental Fees:

  • $150/hr with a 2 hour minimum, and a max of $1,000 for up to 12 hours
Catering Packages

Forest Hall partners with on-site award-winning Catering company, 39 West Catering, to provide bar and food services for your event. With over 20 years experience, 39 West offers catering throughout the area and is the preferred caterer for Forest Hall. Outside catering is also allowed if selected from approved list or submitted for prior approval.


39 West Catering is full-service to provide guests the best experience, and includes:

  • Full set-up and breakdown of event area serving and dining tables and chairs
  • Professional servers/bussers throughout meal service
  • Complimentary Lemonade, Ice Tea and Water Station
  • Tables and linens for appetizer and buffet tables
  • Bar service including bartenders, disposable cups, basic garnishes, and ice
  • Ability to customize meals for nearly any dietary need
  • NO service fee!- Save 5-20% vs. other caterers
Corporate Conference Packages

Half Day Package: 4 hours – $400 + $35/pp

Includes meeting space, breakfast, snack, and lunch

Full-Day Package: 8 hours- $500 + $50/pp

Includes meeting space, breakfast, snack, lunch, afternoon coffee and tea and snacks

Photography Sessions


Ashlan & Joey- Ally and Bobby Photography

A relaxed and fun, yet sophisticated spot that everyone will love

Forest Hall at Chatham Mills is a perfect venue for weddings and events. Located in Pittsboro, NC, central to Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham and Greensboro, it offers a mix of industrial, vintage and historic charm and a ton of flexibility to meet all your needs.

Picturesque & Secluded

Picturesque & Secluded

Set on 32 acres of lush forest with well-appointed gardens,spacious buildings and a large grass area, Forest Hall is a getaway that’s central for your guests yet feels world’s away.

“Forest Hall is a beautiful venue and grounds with so many different areas.”
Lauren B..

Ally and Bobby Photography

Unique and Full of Character

Located in a historic label mill built in the early 1900s, the venue’s wooden floors, exposed brick walls and large windows provide pretty much all the decoration you’ll need for a beautiful event.

“Such a lovely setting to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary with family and friends. The rustic and charming feel of Forest Hall was exactly what we envisioned for our event.”
Kelly B.
Weather-Friendly Venue


We offer multiple indoor and outdoor event spaces so your event can go on, rain or shine!. We also offer flexibility to make the call on your reserved day.

“Forest Hall is a vision of rustic, industrial, romance – full of natural light, exposed beams, and weathered bricks that create an amazing atmosphere for events and weddings.”
Mina von Feilitzsch.

Work with a venue partner you can count on.

Schedule a Meeting

1. Schedule a Meeting

We can chat on the phone, on zoom or you can come visit the space to discuss your goals and needs.
Design Your Event

2. Design your event with our team

Select your date, your menu, and plan all the details so you can send out the invitations.
Enjoy a Perfect Event

3. Enjoy a perfect event with your grateful guests

They’ll be so impressed and leave with fond memories of a wonderful event.

Event Venue Near Raleigh, NC

Forest Hall at Chatham Mills is a 3500 square foot hall located on 32 acres of lush forest right in historic downtown Pittsboro, NC- just 20 minutes away from Chapel Hill. The hall is located in Chatham Mills, a historic label making mill built in the early 1900s. The hall has a natural divide in the center with white draping, which makes it a flexible layout for events of all kinds and can hold from 25-200 people. Our generously sized lawn space offers options for picnics, games, or full outdoor events. Custom farm tables and chairs are included with all rentals. We have a recommended vendors list, but do allow for vendors who are not on our list to be approved. Our flexible vendor policy allows for your event to be completely customizable and within your desired budget.
Forest Hall at Chatham Mills