Event Spaces

Wake Forest 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, Flywheel and Bailey Park.

Wake Forest Biotech Place

Wake Forest Biotech Place, a former tobacco manufacturing facility, now drives technology and medical innovation. Home to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center research labs, Wake Forest Innovation Quarter and private businesses; it also includes a conference center on the first floor. The conference center offers 15 event spaces, including a 120-person Auditorium and a large Atrium that can accommodate up to 500 people.

Browse the event spaces that are offered at Biotech Place below.

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


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 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.

Conference Rooms

Biotech Place offers 12 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.


To reserve conference center space at Wake Forest Biotech Place, please submit your request through the online reservation request form. Room reservations are requested one-month in advance of event. Requests are subject to approval on a case-by-case basis.

Please do not publicize event, send event notices or invitations prior to obtaining a signed executive license agreement.

Please allow up to three business days for a response to your reservation request.

Bailey Park

Bailey Park consists of 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 suitable for a variety of recreational activities. The park is rentable for business or community events.

Browse the gallery below to see if Bailey park is the right fit for your next event.

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

Flywheel Coworking at CDI

Flywheel is a coworking space that offers space and community environment for new and existing businesses to learn, connect, share and grow. Located within the Center for Design Innovation, Flywheel offers unique and flexible workspaces—both open and enclosed—meeting rooms and large event spaces to accommodate a variety of activities.

IQ Court

The IQ Court is a multi-purpose space that can be used as a program room, auditorium or general event space. The Court offers flexible seating configurations and seats 90 people in an auditorium setting and 40 people in a classroom style with chairs and tables. The space comes with white boards, large screens and two projectors. The IQ Court is located on the third floor of Flywheel.


The Atrium is located on the second floor of Flywheel and has numerous layouts available for reception, auditorium, small groups and functions. The Atrium includes a 70-inch movable flat screen for presentations and a full kitchen adjacent to the space that is available.

Conference Rooms

Flywheel has three conference rooms with 70-inch monitors, whiteboards and conference telephones. Each room has a variety of seating configurations from a five-person meeting space, a 12-person room and an 18-28-person space.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of events can be held at Biotech Place and Bailey Park?

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter reserves the right to limit the use of conference space to those organizations hosting programs or events that are consistent with Wake Forest Innovation Quarter’s mission of driving economic growth and building a vibrant community. Typical events include, but 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 and Bailey Park, 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. For inquiries into Biotech Place or Bailey Park please submit a Request for Quote to see if one of these spaces is a fit for your event. For all other spaces, please follow the links above to the individual organization for further inquiry.

Who do I contact with general inquiries about Wake Forest Innovation Quarter?

Please email innovationquarter@wakehealth.edu.