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Versatile meeting venues equipped with excellent amenities, such as catering, breakout areas, on-site parking and AV equipment, redefine the dynamics of your business events. Additionally, we offer guest rooms for seamless overnight conferences.
The Shaffner Inn & Summit Street Inns
Our Inns can host corporate meetings or overnight retreats with the flexibility of renting individual rooms or both properties, providing a diversity of meeting space and set up.
The catering team at The Shaffner Inn is devoted to collaborating within your budget, ensuring a high-quality food and beverage experience that allows you to relax and leave the details to us. We accommodate dietary needs, offering vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free choices.
General Event FAQs
How many guests can you accommodate for an event?
We can host up to 120 guests.
What are the time frames for events?
We offer half day rentals (4 hours) and full day rentals (8 hours).
What is included with the site fee?
Your site fee includes 4 hours of event time, as well as tables, chiavari chairs, linens, china, glassware, and flatware.
How much time is allowed for decorating, setup, and cleanup?
Our team will work alongside your vendors; together we will handle all setup and clean up including décor, food, beverage, chairs, tables, and set-ups. The time needed will be discussed based on the décor provided.
What is needed to book an event at the Winston-Salem Historic Inns?
We will need a signed contract and a minimum 50% non-refundable deposit to secure your event date.
How do we book guest rooms? Is there a discount offered?
There are several options for overnight accommodations, and we will work with you for the best pricing, based on availability. Together, our three Inns offer 18 beautifully appointed guest rooms with a complimentary brunch each morning at Founders Restaurant at The Shaffner Inn. Once you have contracted for your event, we do not accept other reservations on your dates if you choose to book our guestrooms. You will have the exclusivity of the historic houses for you and your guests as long as no prior bookings have been made for your selected dates. Our central location allows for flexibility with other local AirBnBs and hotels in close proximity.
Is there a charge for parking?
Parking is limited at each property, however, there is ample free parking just across the street for all properties. We offer contracted valet services at an additional charge.
Do you have preferred outside catering & beverage vendors?
Winston-Salem Historic Inns handles all catering and beverage needs.
Do you accommodate dietary restrictions?
Our staff carefully considers dietary restrictions and offers menu choices accommodating vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free preferences.
Paperwork & Details FAQs
When do you require the final head count?
The final numbers are due 14 business days prior to the event.
What is the deadline for making changes?
With the exception of final guest count (which is due 14 business days prior to your event) all requested changes are due 30 days prior to your event date.
When are deposits and payments due?*
A non-refundable 50% deposit is due when signing the contract to book & hold the venue for your event. 90 days prior to the event, 90% of all estimated charges are due. 30 business days prior to the event, 100% of the estimated charges are due and 15 business days prior to the event, 100% of the guaranteed charges are due. Any difference in charges will be settled within 24 hours after event.
WSHI and the client will mutually agree on payment arrangements for events planned under a 90 day time period; the agreement will be documented in the contract.