Frequently Asked Questions


What is the seating capacity of The Room?

  • Our private event space can seat up to 50 guests comfortably, but at maximum capacity can accomodate up to 70 guests for a plated dinner.

How long is my rental for?

  • Rental time is based on and limited to four (4) hours for any/all events. We generally suggest limiting your actual event to a period of 3 hours to allow for a 30 minute setup prior to and 30 minute breakdown following your event. If additional time is needed to set-up, it may be arranged with the manager for an additional fee. It is understood that your event may be fewer than time allowed and will not exceed four (4) hours.

Can I bring my own alcohol?

  •  Patrons are welcome to bring their own selection of wines, which we will open and pour for a corkage fee of $25 per bottle.  Per North Carolina law, outside beer and liquor are not permitted.

Can I take my alcohol to-go?

  • Open containers of alcohol are not permitted to leave the premises.  If any bottle-only wines remain unfinished at the close of an event, they can be recorked and taken home.  Liquor and beer must remain onsite.

Is there a deposit or rental fee?

  • To secure a reservation with The Room, we do require a deposit equal to the room rental fee, which vary based on day and event time.  
    • Rental fees for brunch or lunch events (ending prior to 3:00 PM) will be $250.

    • Rental fees for dinner events (beginning after 3:00 PM) Monday through Thursday will be $250.

    • Rental fees for dinner events (beginning after 3:00 PM) Friday through Sunday will be $500.


I have to cancel my event; can I get my deposit back?

  • Rental fees will be deemed fully refundable in the event of cancellation by the client more than 30 days prior to event.  Cancellations within less than 30 days but greater than 5 days prior to event will be refunded at 50%. Cancellation less than 5 days prior to event will render any rental fees non-refundable and result in an additional cancellation fee equal to the room rental fee to cover venue losses.

Do we have our own bar?

  • Yes! The Room boasts its on private bar area (with an option for draft beer) as well as private restrooms for you and your guests.  In effect, The Room is completely private and a separate part of JohnnyLukes.

How many servers will we get?

  • Generally speaking, we utilize 2-3 attendants in The Room per 25 guests.  The actual number may vary depending on whether your event is buffet-style or plated.

Can we order food of the JohnnyLukes menu?

  • Given the nature of the banquet space, we primarily offer buffet-style dining or pre-set plated dinner service.  Limited menus of your favorite JL's items may be created on a case-by-case basis.

Can we get separate checks in The Room and when do we pay?

  • Payment is required in full at the conclusion of your event.  We are able to provide separate tabs in the event of a cash bar, but food items cannot be separated in The Room.

Is onsite parking available?

  • The Room is adjacent to JohnnyLukes Kitchenbar and shares a large public parking area with neighboring businesses.

Can I bring my own decorations?

  • Yes, outside decorations are welcome.  We're happy to order specialty linens upon request for an additional fee.  We do kindly ask that patrons refrain from decorations involving confetti or glitter.

We're celebrating a birthday or anniversary; can I bring my own cake?

  • Outside cakes are permitted.  Our team will cut and serve your cake for a $25 cutting fee.  We will provide utinsels if you wish to cut and serve yourself.

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