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|The Empire Room is part of the Elm Street Center in downtown Greensboro. The Empire room is a large ballroom that is primarily designed for special events but is also used for conventions and trade shows as needed.|
About The Empire Room
The Empire Room is a 9500 square foot room that is fully wired for audio and visual needs. The facility seats hundreds of people, although the room can be divided into up to three sections to provide a more intimate space if that is needed. The room itself is elegant and sophisticated, making it a change of pace from traditional convention center facilities.
The Elm Street Center is a remodeled department store, originally built in 1949 to house the Ellis Stone department store. Later, the building was bought and used by Thalheimers Department store. The building itself is in excellent condition and provides a beautiful space for special events as well as conferences and business meetings.
The Empire Room is so named because the room is designed in Empire style, with upholstered walls and crystal chandeliers hanging from the high, 30 foot ceilings of the room. The outside of the room boasts floor to ceiling balconies that overlook the historic Elm Street in downtown Greensboro.
Both daytime and evening rentals of the Empire Room include the set up of a dance floor for your wedding reception or other special event, as well as stage, projector and microphone setup for your event if that is more appropriate. They offer a list of recommended service providers for your event, including caterers. They have a special relationship with the Painted Plate catering service and have special set menus through them that they offer. They also have referrals for florists, photographers and disc jockeys.
The local Greensboro area has much to offer, including a wide range of cultural activities for visitors to the area and residents alike. The Carolina Theater of Greensboro is the home for the local Greensboro ballet company, the musical theater group and the youth symphony. The city is also the home of Greensboro Cultural Arts center which provides access to more than 25 visual and performing arts facilities, as well as five art galleries and an outdoor amphitheater.
Greensboro is also the home of many gardens, including the Bog Garden, accessed via a one mile long elevated walkway through wetland plants and animals. The city also has a Bicentennial Garden, with paved walking trails as well as outdoor sculptures and a pavillion. For those who want yet more gardens, the Greensboro Arboretum provides seventeen acres of plants and trees with ample viewing benches and overlooks for the comfort of its visitors.