Host Your Event At The Lakewood

Host your next event at the Lakewood Upstairs and Rooftop! Our fully private space is located above the Lakewood and offers a unique experience in the Durham area. Originally constructed in the 1920s, the building was the original home of the Davis Baking Company, founded by local Dairy farmers, Cary and Charlie Crutchfield. After decades in operation, Davis Baking closed up shop in the 1990s. The current renovation of the building has preserved the best earmarks of the building’s pre-war origins, including its iconic historic sign, with both classic and modern utilitarian interior details.

Two Reservable Upstairs Spaces:

Overlooking Durham’s historic Lakewood district, our duo of upstairs private events spaces can be used independently for more intimate gatherings or in combination for larger receptions, and can be reserved for any time of day. We’re available for breakfast, midday luncheons and evening parties.

Our indoor space, called the Lakewood “Upstairs,” is a large lofted event space above the Lakewood’s main dining room. With wall-to-wall windows and a standing bar area, the Upstairs is perfect for your next seated dinner, roaming buffet-style reception, or cocktail party. Our “Rooftop“ outdoor space offers uncovered roof access for casual events and welcome receptions, and is a fabulous spot for daytime events, especially bridal and baby showers.

When combined, the Lakewood Upstairs and Rooftop can offer a spacious location for your wedding rehearsal dinner, holiday party, or nonprofit fundraiser. The two venues are connected by a small hallway with a short staircase. Start your evening on the Rooftop with pre-dinner cocktails and appetizers, then move to the Lakewood Upstairs for a three-course seated dinner.

Reserve the Lakewood Restaurant

The entire Lakewood restaurant is also available for larger cocktail-style events and seated wedding receptions up to 100 guests. You can host your cocktail reception in our bar area and Upstairs, then enjoy a seated dinner in our main dining room. Rates and minimums vary seasonally, so please inquire with our events team for more information!

Non-profits and Community Organizations:

The Lakewood is committed to our community. We offer reduced rates and special considerations for non-profit and community organizations. Please contact our events coordinator for more information.