Preservation Chapel Hill

Renting the Horace Williams House

Distinctive and elegant, the Horace Williams House is an

antebellum home nestled among two acres of towering oaks

and majestic magnolias. Located on Franklin Street in the heart

of Chapel Hill’s historic downtown, the Horace Williams House

is the perfect location for your event - whether you're

planning a wedding, party, or business meeting.

We are pleased to offer a variety of rental options to meet your particular needs. Rentals are generally for 3 or 6 hours, and may include access to various indoor and/or outdoor spaces, staffing and resources.  

 

All rentals require a one-time, refundable deposit plus a flat fee for the specified time period and space. Additional time is then offered at an hourly rate as needed and upon request.

Please email rentals@preservationchapelhill.org for a detailed pricing schedule. 

Rental Packages

 

 

​The Meeting Package

Guests: 15 board room seating or 30 theater seating

 

Includes: use of dining room only, site manager or staff, 30 chairs, 3 lecterns

Available on weekdays only

The Oak Package

Guests: 150-200

 

Includes: 6-hour rental, use of house and grounds, 2 site managers, 3 lecterns, dining room table​;

 

Requires rental of port-o-john.

The Magnolia Package
 

Guests: 100-150
 

Includes: 6-hour rental, use of house and grounds, site manager, 3 lecterns, dining room table

The Crepe Myrtle Package


Guests: 50-100
 

Includes: 6-hour rental, use of house and grounds, site manager, 3 lecterns, dining room table

 

The Ivy Package
 

Guests: up to 50
 

Includes: 6-hour rental, use of house and grounds, site manager, 3 lecterns, dining room table

The Rose Package


Guests: 50-100

Includes: 3-hour rental, use of house and grounds, site manager, 3 lecterns, dining room table

The Camellia Package

Guests: up to 50

Includes: 3-hour rental, use of house and grounds, site manager, 3 lecterns, dining room table. 

The Lawn Package


Guests: up to 20


Includes: 3-hour rental, use of grounds only, no indoor facilities or amenities, no site manager​.
 

Portrait Session Package


Includes: Use of the house and grounds for 3 hours, staff or site manager​.

 

We may be able to offer a discounted rental rate to other 501(c)3 organizations.

For more information, please contact us at 919-942-7818 or rentals@preservationchapelhill.org.