Belt Line Station


Belt Line Station is a new outdoor events venue in Durham, perfect for sensational and memorable events! The all-inclusive venue is just steps away from the Cotton Room, located on the historic train depot at the Cordoba Center for the Arts in the newly-restored Golden Belt campus. Belt Line Station combines history and style with over 4,000 square feet of functional and flexible outdoor event space, and it is the perfect backdrop for wedding receptions, ceremonies, live music, fashion shows, corporate events, and much more.

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The Cotton Room


The Cotton Room is an all-inclusive event venue featuring innovative cuisine, expert planning, and inspired decor. For business owners Dodd and Michelle Aldred, coming back to Durham to open the Cotton Room was almost instinctive. Michelle, a Durham native, knew from the moment she visited Golden Belt’s campus that there was an amazing opportunity to pay homage to Durham’s history, preserve its unique architecture, and help revitalize a campus that was once the heartbeat of the city’s downtown area. Michelle remembers touring many of the tobacco and textile mills in Durham and as a schoolgirl. “I’m thrilled to be a part of Durham’s revitalization. To be able to take a piece of our history and re-envision it as something new and creative is so exciting.”

The Cotton Room is located in downtown Durham’s Golden Belt campus, the first LEED Gold-certified historic campus in the Southeast. The Golden Belt Manufacturing Company was founded by Julian Shakespeare Carr in 1900 as a textile factory, and it produced cotton pouches for Bull Durham tobacco. For more history of Golden Belt please visit

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