Wake Forest Biotech Place

Access a state-of-the-art conference center in a former tobacco warehouse.

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 up to 500 people.

For detailed information on management, equipment, floor plans and policies, please review the Wake Forest Biotech Place Conference Center Guidelines.

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We wanted to thank you for the use of the Biotech facility. The facility was just what we needed, and it was just wonderful. We will definitely recommend your building and meeting rooms to others in the community.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

The Atrium in Wake Forest Biotech Place

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.

The Auditorium in Wake Forest Biotech Place

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.

The Conference Rooms at Wake Forest Biotech Place

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.

A Little More Info

To reserve conference center space at Wake Forest Biotech Place, please submit your request through our online reservation request form.

Room reservations are requested one month in advance of 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.

Please do not send out notices, invitations or publicize the event before obtaining an executed license agreement.

Biotech Place Pricing

  • Boardrooms (half day): $40
  • Boardrooms (full day): $80
  • Suites (half day): $100
  • Suites (full day): $200
  • Auditorium (half day): $250
  • Auditorium (full day): $500
  • Atrium (half day): $750
  • Atrium (full day): $1,500
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We loved having our event at Bailey Park and felt so supported!

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Bailey Park

Host your event in an urban green space.

Bailey Park encompasses 1.6 acres of green space located 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.

Reservations

To reserve space at Bailey Park, please submit your request through our online reservation request form. Reservations must be requested one month in advance of 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 and do not send out notices, invitations or publicize the event before obtaining an executed license agreement.

For general information and guidelines pertaining to Bailey Park events, please review the Bailey Park Guidelines.

Bailey Park Pricing

  • Bailey Park (Upper Lawn) $750
  • Bailey Park (Entire Park) $1,500

The Crane Room at Turbine Hall

Host your next event in the historic Bailey Power Plant.

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

Another 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, and The Crane Room still houses the 40-ton crane that serviced these turbines. The Crane Room is also the home of Venture Café Winston-Salem’s Thursday Gatherings.

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Thank you all for your help in making last night a success! We received numerous compliments on the space, and you all made the entire process extremely easy.
Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce

Pods in the Crane Room

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 LCD screen with HDMI hookup.

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 LCD screen with HDMI hookup.

The Overlook in Bailey Power Plant

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 a great location for event check-in or registration. The space can accommodate up to 85 people, but doesn’t have A/V capabilities.

Book your next event in Bailey Power Plant.

To reserve any of the spaces in Turbine Hall and the Crane Room, please submit your request through our online reservation request form. Reservations must be requested one month in advance of 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 and do not send out notices, invitations or publicize the event before obtaining an executed license agreement.

The Crane Room Pricing

  • Pods (half day): $100
  • Pods (full day): $200
  • Conference Room (half day): $250
  • Conference Room (full day): $500
  • Overlook (half day): $500
  • Overlook (full day): $1,000
  • Crane Room (half day): $1,500
  • Crane Room (full day): $2,500

Have More Questions?

Discover some of the answers to some frequently asked questions.

What type of events can be held at Biotech Place, Bailey Park and The Crane Room?
The Innovation Quarter reserves the right to limit the use of conference space to those organizations hosting programs or events that are consistent with our mission of driving economic growth and building a vibrant community. Typical events include, but are not limited to, those focused on life science research, technology development and commercialization, entrepreneurship, business development, and community affairs.

Are there approved vendors?
For a list of approved vendors at Biotech Place, Bailey Park and The Crane Room, please contact iqevents.nc.amer@cushwake.com for more information.

Where can I park?
Parking availability is limited and will be discussed as a follow-up to the reservation request. Parking availability is determined based on day and time of event and may require the use of public parking decks adjacent to the Innovation Quarter.

How much does it cost to reserve a space?
Space rates vary per event. Please complete our reservation form to receive a quote.

Do you offer discounts on event space rentals?
Yes. Event space rental discounts are offered on a case-by-case basis to potential event licensees and are determined by the following criteria:

  • Event mission: Events and gatherings that reflect the Innovation Quarter’s mission to drive economic growth and build vibrant community.
  • Organization type: Events and gatherings organized by nonprofits, start-ups, Innovation Quarter tenants, etc.
  • Free for attendees: Events that do not charge entrance fees.
  • Open to the public: Events that are open and promoted to the general public.

Who do I contact with general inquiries about Innovation Quarter?
Contact the Innovation Quarter here.

The Crane Room in Turbine Hall