Venue Rental

Event Spaces in Downtown Winston-Salem

The Innovation Quarter features accessible indoor and outdoor event spaces designed for community building. Access unique spaces—for small meetings to large events—including Wake Forest Biotech Place Conference Center, Bailey Power Plant and Bailey Park.

Please note: Reservations are requested at least one month before an event and are subject to approval on a case-by-case basis. Please allow up to three business days for a response to your reservation request. Do not send out notices, invitations or publicize the event before obtaining an executed license agreement.

Rent Bailey Park for Your Next Outdoor Event

movie at bailey park

Bailey Park encompasses 1.6 acres of green space on N. Patterson Avenue between Fourth and Fifth streets. Park amenities include a covered stage, restrooms, a food truck court and a large lawn, creating a flexible outdoor space for a variety of events, including business or community events.

Please review the Bailey Park Guidelines for general information and guidelines about Bailey Park events.

Rental Pricing:

  • Entire park: $1,500
  • Upper lawn (stage, patio and food truck area): $750

Host an Event at Wake Forest Biotech Place

State-of-the-art Conference Center

Wake Forest Biotech Place, a former tobacco manufacturing facility, now drives technology and medical innovation. Home to Wake Forest School of Medicine research labs and Innovation Quarter offices, it also includes a conference center on the first floor. The conference center offers 11 event spaces, including a 120-person auditorium and a large atrium that can accommodate 500 people.

conference room in the biotech place

Boardrooms and Conference Suites

The Conference Center offers nine conference rooms with flexible and fixed seating. There are five 20-person flexible suites (which can be turned into two 50-person rooms) and four 12-person boardrooms. Each room is equipped with full A/V systems.

Capacity: 50 and 12 (respectively)

Rental Pricing:

  • Conference Center Boardrooms: $40 (half day) or $80 (full day)
  • Conference Center Suites: $100 (half day) or $200 (full day)
event in the biotech place atrium

Flexible Seating in the Atrium

The 7,500 square-foot atrium offers flexible seating and room capacity dependent on configuration. A 14-foot screen with stereo sound is ideal for large group presentations or videos. The three-story-high glass ceiling transforms the space into a modern and airy environment.

Capacity: 500

Rental Pricing: $750 (half day) or $1,500 (full day)

wake forest biotech place auditorium

Theater-style Auditorium

The auditorium is designed for large group meetings and presentations with fixed theater-style seating. It holds 120 people and is equipped with video teleconferencing and standard A/V capabilities.

Capacity: 120

Rental Pricing: $250 (half day) or $500 (full day)

Rent Bailey Power Plant’s Crane Room in Turbine Hall

A nod to the building’s history, Turbine Hall once housed the turbines that captured the electricity generated by the boilers used to power the building and surrounding R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. manufacturing facilities. The Crane Room still houses the 40-ton crane that serviced these turbines.

crane room open area

The Crane Room: An Open Area with Industrial Feel

The Crane Room at Turbine Hall, located on the second floor of Bailey Power Plant, offers rentable space, including an open area that can accommodate up to 300 people and four meeting rooms. The rooms, named after Bailey Brothers’ historic tobacco products, offer a variety of styles and capacities.

Capacity: 300

Rental Pricing: $1,500 (half day) or $2,500 (full day)

pod in the crane room

Pods with Flexible Seating

The Crane Room includes two shipping-container-like pods that feature flexible seating for up to 25 people. The pods are available in half- or full-day rentals and come equipped with an LCD screen with HDMI hookup.

Capacity: 25

Rental Pricing: $100 (half day) or $200 (full day)

conference room in turbine

Conference Rooms in Bailey Power Plant

The Crane Room includes two conference rooms that feature flexible seating for up to 50 people. The rooms are available in half- or full-day rentals and come equipped with an LCD screen with HDMI hookup.

Capacity: 50

Rental Pricing: $250 (half day) or $500 (full day)

overlook in the turbine

The Overlook: A Gathering Place with a View

Located just outside The Crane Room, this U-shaped upper lobby provides beautiful east-facing views of Bailey Park, Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education and Wake Downtown. Available in half- or full-day rentals, the Overlook is an excellent location for event check-in or registration. The space can accommodate 85 people but doesn’t have A/V capabilities.

Capacity: 85

Rental Pricing: $500 (half day) or $1,000 (full day)