137 South Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC
About This historic hidden gem in the heart of Downtown Raleigh accommodates up to 140 seated guests for indoor/outdoor celebrations. Inside, the Jiddi (meaning "grandfather" in Lebanese) is a fully enclosed space that seats up to 100 guests, with market lighting, exposed brick, and high ceilings. In the Courtyard, there is a marble-top outdoor bar, lounge seating, and a stage area, perfect for live music and ceremonies. The Courtyard offers an enchanting atmosphere with our house market lights, and is equally romantic under a clear-top tent rental from a third party vendor! This urban oasis is tucked behind two street-facing restaurants: Sitti Authentic Lebanese and Gravy Italian Kitchen, both serving as exclusive caterers to the venue. At the Jiddi Space & Courtyard, we are committed to excellent hospitality and crafting an experience as special as the occasion! Wedding/Getting-Ready Suite Get ready for your Big Day in our beautiful suite that overlooks the Courtyard! This space is reserved in conjunction with The Jiddi Space & Courtyard for an additional fee. Options of light bites, lunch, and refreshments are also available. Services Our friendly staff members are ready to help coordinate your big day. The venue provides a range of services, including: In-house catering and bar, from Sitti or Gravy Market Lights (indoors and outdoors) Setup/Cleanup of all house items Wifi, sound system, microphone Banquet-ware Linens and tea light candles Tables/Chairs Cake Cutting Food Services/Cuisine The Jiddi Space & Courtyard is catered exclusively by Sitti or Gravy, and our private dining menus reflect the food you know and love from these two award-winning restaurants. Our food and beverage offerings include: In-house service staff and bar staff Tastings Champagne toast Signature drink Cash bar or Open bar Third-party cake allowed Other Services The Jiddi Space & Courtyard is a popular venue for a wide variety of wedding-related celebrations as well: Elopement Bridal shower Engagement party Rehearsal dinner and/or welcome party Ceremony Reception Post wedding brunch History As part of the Heilig Levine complex on the corner of Wilmington and Hargett streets, the Jiddi Space & Courtyard share a rich history. Now occupied by Sitti Authentic Lebanese restaurant, the Heilig Levine building proper was home to 2 hotels, a furniture store, and a grocery store before W. A. Heilig and Albert L. Levine's furniture business came to the space in 1936. The Jiddi Space & Courtyard were 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. When Empire Properties bought and restored the Heilig Levine complex in 2005, the Jiddi Space & Courtyard were used as a workshop during the renovation. Location Nestled in the heart of downtown Raleigh, blocks from Marbles Museum, North Carolina State Capitol, and the North Carolina Museum of Science. 23 minute drive from RDU.