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round tables set with red tablecloths
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Jiddi Space & Courtyard

Equal parts modern and provincial, the Jiddi Space & Courtyard is a hidden gem in downtown Raleigh. Tucked behind restaurants Sitti & Gravy, this fully enclosed indoor/outdoor private dining and event space is perfect for corporate events, meetings, luncheons, retirement parties, social events, and family celebrations including wedding ceremonies and receptions, rehearsal dinners, and holiday or surprise parties. 
The courtyard set with ceremony chairs and cocktail tables covered with yellow table cloths
Tom Waldenburg Photography

What's Included

The Jiddi Space & Courtyard is exclusively catered by your choice of one of our two on-site restaurants: Sitti Authentic Lebanese  or Gravy Italian American Kitchen.

The Details

  • Comfortably seats up to 100 seated inside or 150 seated indoor/outdoor, or 225 standing room capacity
  • Standard round, rectangle, and cocktail tables  
  • Walnut finish padded chairs for inside seating, dark wood padded folding chairs available for Courtyard use
  • House banquet ware (plates, glasses, cutlery)
  • Premium event linens
  • A/V Amenities: drop-down screen, ceiling-mounted projector, speaker system, cordless and lapel microphones
  • Marketing lighting throughout the venue
  • Entryway vintage hutch and leather chair ensemble
  • Courtyard lounge seating and permanent bar
  • Sunbrellas, mounted industrial fans, and heaters available in the Courtyard
  • Private restrooms
  • Full HVAC system in the Jiddi Space
  • Three public parking decks within walking distance

Wedding details

  • Accommodates up to 120 guests for an indoor/outdoor, fully seated reception and dance floor
  • Tasting/Logistic Meeting
  • 100 dark wood padded folding ceremony chairs
  • Rehearsal walk-through (with ceremony rental)
Wedding Suite

Located above Gravy, our Wedding Suite is an intimate space perfectly suited for wedding party day-of preparation.

  • Personal dressing room with vanity
  • Restroom with full length mirror
  • Lounge and table seating throughout
  • Rental is 6 hours prior to your ceremony at the Jiddi Space & Courtyard
  • Bluetooth speaker system
  • Accessible via stairs or elevator
  • Private use of a spacious balcony overlooking the venue during suite rental

Catering

The Jiddi Space & Courtyard is exclusively catered by your choice of one of our two on-site restaurants: Sitti, which features authentic Lebanese inspired-cuisine, or Gravy, which features Italian American classics. Both can accommodate a range of dietary needs. Download our menus using the buttons below.

Rates & Packages

Wedding Packages

In addition to the rental fee, there is a minimum food and beverage spend required. (Minimums do not include admin fee, tax, or gratuity.) Please inquire about Holiday pricing.

Ceremony & Reception

9-HOUR RENTAL Friday & Saturday
8-HOUR RENTAL Sunday
Non-Peak: Jan, Feb, Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Nov
  • FRIDAY & SATURDAY: $4,500
  • SUNDAY: $3,500
  • $5,500 food and beverage minimum
Peak: Apr, May, Oct, Dec
  • FRIDAY & SATURDAY: $5,500
  • SUNDAY: $4,500
  • $6,000 food and beverage minimum

Reception

8-HOUR RENTAL
Non-Peak: Jan, Feb, Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Nov
  • FRIDAY & SATURDAY: $3,500
    $5,500 food and beverage minimum
  • SUNDAY: $2,500
    $4,500 food and beverage minimum
Peak: Apr, May, Oct, Dec
  • FRIDAY & SATURDAY: $4,500
    $6,000 food and beverage minimum
  • SUNDAY: $3,000
    $5,000 food and beverage minimum

Rehearsal Dinner

6-HOUR RENTAL
Non-Peak: Jan, Feb, Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Nov
  • $2,o00
  • $4,500 food and beverage minimum
Peak: Apr, May, Oct, Dec
  • $2,500
  • $4,500 food and beverage minimum

Rehearsal Dinner + Welcome Party

7-HOUR RENTAL
Non-Peak: Jan, Feb, Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Nov
  • $2,500
  • $4,500 food and beverage minimum
Peak: Apr, May, Oct, Dec
  • $3,000
  • $5,000 food and beverage minimum

SOCIAL Event Packages

In addition to the rental fee, there is a minimum food and beverage spend required. (Minimums do not include admin fee, tax, or gratuity.) Please inquire about Holiday pricing.
A 25% deposit is required to secure rental date.

Indoor/Outdoor

5-HOUR RENTAL Monday-Thursday
6-HOUR RENTAL Friday-Sunday
  • MONDAY-THURSDAY: $1,000
    $2,500 food and beverage minimum
  • FRIDAY-SUNDAY: $1,500
    $4,500 food and beverage minimum

Indoor Only

5-HOUR RENTAL Monday-Thursday
6-HOUR RENTAL Friday-Sunday
  • MONDAY-THURSDAY: $500
    $1,500 food and beverage minimum
  • FRIDAY-SUNDAY: $1,000
    $3,500 food and beverage minimum

Corporate Event Packages

In addition to the rental fee, there is a minimum food and beverage spend required. (Minimums do not include admin fee, tax, or gratuity.)
A 25% deposit is required to secure rental date.

Corporate Luncheon

4-HOUR RENTAL (between 11am - 3pm)
  • MONDAY-THURSDAY: $????
  • $????? food and beverage minimum

Corporate All-Day Meeting

Get your team together and out from behind their screens for a nice change of pace so you can focus and get stuff done.

Includes: light continental breakfast buffet, all-day coffee and tea station, all-day iced tea, water, and soda station, buffet Lunch from either Sitti or Gravy, and a mid-afternoon snack/hors d’oeuvre buffet. $60 per person for up to 100 guests.
9-HOUR RENTAL (between 7am-5pm)
  • MONDAY-FRIDAY: $1,000
  • $1,500 food and beverage minimum

Corporate Holiday Party

4-HOUR RENTAL
  • MONDAY-THURSDAY: $????
  • $????? food and beverage minimum
6-HOUR RENTAL
  • MONDAY-THURSDAY: $????
  • $????? food and beverage minimum

SOCIAL Event Packages

In addition to the rental fee, there is a minimum food and beverage spend required. (Minimums do not include admin fee, tax, or gratuity.) Please inquire about Holiday pricing.
A 25% deposit is required to secure rental date.

Indoor/Outdoor

5-HOUR RENTAL Monday-Thursday
6-HOUR RENTAL Friday-Sunday
  • MONDAY-THURSDAY: $1,000
    $2,500 food and beverage minimum
  • FRIDAY-SUNDAY: $1,500
    $4,500 food and beverage minimum

Indoor Only

5-HOUR RENTAL Monday-Thursday
6-HOUR RENTAL Friday-Sunday
  • MONDAY-THURSDAY: $500
    $1,500 food and beverage minimum
  • FRIDAY-SUNDAY: $1,000
    $3,500 food and beverage minimum

The Upstairs Wedding Suite

a bride getting ready at a vanity table in The Upstairs wedding suite at Jiddi Space & Courtyard
Amanda Sutton Photography
The Upstairs wedding suite for Jiddi Space and Courtyard
New View Photography
a bride and groom holding hands as they walk on balcony overlooking the courtyard
Sarah Hinckley Photography

History

The Jiddi Space & Courtyard is part of the Helig-Levine Complex on the corner of Wilmington and Hargett streets in downtown Raleigh. Comprised of four buildings dating back to the late 1800’s, the complex is also home to restaurants, Sitti and Gravy, the exclusive caterers for the Jiddi Space & Courtyard.

Hidden in the middle of the complex is the Jiddi Space & Courtyard.The original building at 111 E. Hargett Street, which is situated in front of the Jiddi Space, was built in 1909. Initially, it had only two floors and housed a furniture store and dry goods store. Once the Heilig-Levine Furniture Store took over 137 S. Wilmington Street in 1935, 111 became an accessory building to the furniture store, undergoing significant renovations to help establish the space as a stock room.

‍Like 111 E. Hargett Street, the Jiddi Space & Courtyard was used as storage for the businesses around it; for carriages in the late 1800s to early 1900s, then for furniture and other goods in the mid-1900s.

Empire Properties bought the complex in 2002 and restored it in 2005, using the Jiddi Space & Courtyard as a workshop during the renovation. Nearly 150 years after it was built, the Jiddi Space & Courtyard acts as a fully functioning event venue, glowing with market lights for parties, weddings, and events operated by its street-facing neighbors, Sitti and Gravy.
2 images of the jiddi space and courtyard as it was under renovation
overhead shot of people mingling in courtyard at night
Micke Shulte Photography
guests load plates at a buffet
Sarah Hinckley Photography
bride and groom kiss at end of aisle after wedding ceremony
Tom Waldenburg Photography