Meetings, Catering and Event Centers

We are here to help you. Whether you’re planning a conference, executives’ retreat, wedding, family reunion or special event, our staff is ready to help you find the ideal location. We have included a list of available meeting locations and can assist with your search for caterers, event planners and venues in Kinston and Lenoir County. Need some assistance planning your event? Contact our staff at 252-523-2500 or and we will be happy to assist.

Community Council for the Arts

400 N. Queen Street
(252) 527-2517
Seating capacity – 250

One of the finest arts centers in the state, this state-of-the-art 30,000 sq. ft. center is the perfect location for your next meeting or event. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places the building has areas for large events, break out rooms, and a small kitchen. This is the perfect location for your next meeting or event.


Harmony Hall

109 E. King Street
(252) 522-0421
Inside seating capacity – 75

Jesse Cobb built this colonial showplace in 1772, four years before the American Colonies’ War for Independence. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Harmony Hall has been lovingly restored and furnished with meticulous attention to detail. Many original features, such as brickwork and moldings, are examples of works by early Kinston craftsmen. A garden features flowers and plants indigenous to the area and appropriate to the age of the house. An early 20th-century schoolhouse sits at the rear of the property, complete with desks and blackboard. Book your event today! Call for more information.


Hometowne Exchange Event Center

118 W. North Street
(252) 686-5061
Seating capacity – 80

A unique 2,400 sq. ft. facility that can meet your needs from meetings to parties to catered events. Tables and chairs for 140 people and kitchen are available. This beautiful from has the original tin ceiling, exposed brick wall, and the original wooden columns. Call and make your reservations. WiFi is available.


Kings Restaurant

405 E. New Bern Road
(252) 527-2101
Seating capacity – 300

Kings’ Eastern Carolina barbecue and fried chicken will hit the road for your special event – rehearsal dinner or wedding, graduation party, football tailgate or family beach gathering – we’ll bring the Eastern NC BBQ feast to you. Kings covers an area from the Triangle to the coast.


Kinston Community Center

2602 W. Vernon Avenue
(252) 939-1330
Seating capacity – 300

Unforgettable events in a state-of-the-art setting. Make a big impact with your next event by hosting it at the Kinston Community Center. Whether you’re planning a meeting, party or wedding, we invite you to come take a look at what the KCC can offer.


Olivia’s Catering

110 E. Caswell Street
(252) 341-0993
Seating capacity – 250-300

On-and-off site catering is offered at Olivia’s for receptions, rehearsals, class reunions, business meetings, and other events. Call for more information.


Peach House

412 W. Vernon Avenue
(252) 522-2526
Meeting room seating capacity – 15-18

Sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts and daily features. Meats and cheeses by the pound.


Queen Street Deli & Bakery

117 S. Queen Street
(252) 527-1900
Seating capacity – 52 main dining room, 30 library, 50 in bar area

Sandwiches, soups, gourmet coffee, snacks and juices. Special pricing and catering menus that are perfect for any occasion.