The Samuel Spencer Ballroom is located on the lower level of the Southern Railway Station. The Ballroom has two fireplaces, French doors leading to the outdoor Platform, bridal suite with private restroom, and public restrooms for your guests. 

Capacity (Approximate)

  • Seated Dinner w/ Dance Floor – 110 people
  • Cocktail Reception – 200
  • Ceremony – 200

Furniture Include in Rental

  • 100 White Garden Padded Chairs
  • 12 – 5′ Banquet Round Tables
  • 10 – 30″ Cocktail Round Tables
  • 3 – 6′ Rectangular Tables
  • 2 – 8′ Rectangular Tables


Samuel Spencer (March 2, 1847 – November 29, 1906) was an American civil engineer, businessman, and railroad executive. With an education interrupted by service in the Confederate cavalry late in the American Civil War, he completed his education at the University of Georgia and the University of Virginia.

Spencer spent his career with railroads, rising through the ranks during the busy growth years of American railroading in the late 19th century. He eventually became president of six railroads, and was a director of at least ten railroads and several banks and other companies.

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Although his career was cut short when he was killed in a train wreck in Virginia in 1906, Samuel Spencer is best remembered as the Father of the Southern Railway SystemSpencer, North Carolina, site of the North Carolina Transportation Museum, was named in his honor.