Private Events

Private Dining for Special Events

Vidrio’s private event space is equally as vibrant as the restaurant space. The second floor of the 500 Glenwood building is an adaptable venue that can entertain the needs of all styles and sizes of events. The spaces are designed to encourage gathering in celebration or to be an impressive space for business functions.

Located in Downtown Raleigh, Vidrio’s dedicated event manager will help you plan and personalize your special event through the menu and room design, vendor support, and event day execution. The space is equipped with an elevator for guests’ comfort.

Whether it is full-floor parties to accommodate up to 250 people or flexible spaces for smaller, intimate gatherings, Vidrio’s dynamic spaces and events team make for a flawless and memorable event. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact our Events Manager at 919.271.4599 or You may also inquire about space availability below.

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Private Events
  • Kristen and Scott - Photo Credit: Cynthia Viola Photography
    Kristen and Scott – Photo Credit: Cynthia Viola Photography
  • Kenny and Celeste
  • Bar Area
  • Fiera Bar and Lounge
    Fiera Bar and Lounge
  • a dessert tray that has fudge and various fancy cookies
  • a set wooden table with brown chairs


What type of menu options are available for private events?

At Vidrio, our Executive Chef and culinary team work with our Events Team in crafting the ideal menu and offerings for your type of event. Our Chef-curated menus include options suited for passed hors d’oeuvres, cocktail displays, buffets, and family style meals. We are unable to accommodate individual plated meals.

Is there a Food and Beverage Minimum we need to meet in order to book the space?

Yes, to reserve the use of a private event space we require that a food and beverage minimum be met. This meaning that all the food, alcohol, and non-alcoholic beverages consumed must reach up to the agreed upon minimum on one tab before tax and service fees. We do not process separate checks. A deposit of 25% is required and goes toward the food and beverage minimum.

What type of bar packages are available for private events?

All alcohol is billed on consumption and you’re welcome to limit exactly what is covered on your tab and to what point. Cash bar options are available with cash bar sales not attributed to a contracted food and beverage minimum. Our banquet staff will happily take drink orders and serve your guests, when no bar set up is located within the space.

How are payments processed?

All payments will be processed by debit or credit card digitally through our secure online event platform. If you require any payment to be made by check or cash, all arrangements must be made in advance, and we do still require a card on file for cancellation purposes.

With the deposit applied, all tax, service fee and any overages occurring day of the event will be charged to the credit card on file the following business day. Any pre-arranged check or cash payments are to be submitted no later than on site at the conclusion of the event.

What happens if I do not meet the minimum spend required for the event?

If you do not meet your minimum spend, you will incur a Minimum Guest Charge for the remaining amount. Please note, we are unable to offer any Gift Cards, Bottles of Wine, etc. for any remaining amount toward your minimum; it must be met in food and beverage spend during your event.

When do I need to determine the final menu and number of guests?

We will need to finalize menu selections one month prior to the event date. Once your menu is submitted and finalized, you cannot make changes (other than increases) as product orders are placed with our Culinary Team.

We ask you provide us with a Final Guest Count one week in advance. Once your final guest count has been submitted, you can increase but not decrease.

If I choose a plated meal for my event, can I order off the regular menu?

If your party is less than 20 guests, you can order off our regular dinner menu. If your party is over 20 guests, we have specially crafted menu options to choose from.

How early can I arrive to set up or decorate the space?

If you would like to arrive earlier than your event time to set up or decorate, we would need to work with you in advance to make arrangements. We will need confirmation of all arrival times including that of any vendors. 

We cannot accommodate access to the event space to anyone arriving earlier then the agreed upon set-up time. 

What comes with the space?

We include use of in-house tables and chairs for your event in addition to our restaurant linen napkins, white poly blend table linens, flatware, glassware, and China. If you would like to customize colors and décor, you are welcome to bring in your own linens, plate ware, etc. or work with a rental company. We have an extensive list of preferred vendors we can provide to you.

Can I bring in outside food, beverages or dessert?

We will handle all of your food and alcoholic beverages, with the exception of dessert (as long as we do NOT carry it in house) which you are welcome to provide from a licensed bakery.

We do not charge a cake cutting fee for standard cake cutting requests.

There is a $25 per (standard size) bottle corkage fee for wines brought in. We cannot permit any product brought in that we offer in-house. If you wish to bring in wine, it must be confirmed in writing by the Events Team.

Outside liquor is not permitted.

Vendor Selection

We have an extensive list of fantastic vendors we have worked within the past. Our Approved Vendor list can be found in our Private Events Packet. This list includes all of the options available for vendors within our spaces. 

If you would like to bring in a vendor not included on this list, it must be submitted in writing for approval to our Events Team prior to booking.

All vendors are required to provide a Certificate of Insurance with the property named as additionally insured in addition to signing off on our Vendor Regulations.

Where can our guests park?

Paid street parking is available along Glenwood Ave and side streets, and there is a pay-to-park garage located off of Tucker St.

Group transportation arrangements are always suggested for large events.

We are happy to provide recommendations on alternative parking options if needed.

Do I need to hire a Wedding Planner if hosting a wedding reception or ceremony?

Yes, we do require a professional and insured Wedding Planner on-site throughout the course of your private events regardless of guest count (both ceremony and reception) to facilitate all of the on-site moving pieces for your big day. 

We have a list of Approved Vendors included in our Private Events Packet to assist in selection.