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Barnes’ Venue an event center for all occasions |


Whether it’s a business looking for a place to hold a private meeting or a group of friends or family celebrating a memorable event, Denise Barnes has created a destination location for all. occasions.

Tucked away in historic downtown Edenton, Barnes opened Venue on West Water Street, LLC., At 113 West Water Street in 2019.

The event center offers picturesque views of Edenton Bay and the Albemarle Strait. Barnes said the location is easily accessible by vehicle and within walking distance of the guesthouses in Edenton. Barnes said boaters can also dock near Venue on West Water Street.

Barnes said the business is a tailor-made place for intimate gatherings.

“It can be completely turnkey,” she said, noting that it includes everything an event planner needs. Barnes said customers can also choose to plan an event using their own vendors, food, flowers, or caterers.

“It’s personalized according to what the customer wants,” she said.

In addition to events, Barnes said some guests like to use the venue for photo ops.

Barnes, a practicing clinical psychologist for four decades, said she first purchased the property in 2000. She opened a bistro in the building, but for several years after Hurricane Isabel chose to rent space to other businesses.

In 2019, Barnes decided to open Venue on Water Street.

The pandemic has of course canceled many gatherings planned for 2020. However, with the decline in COVID-19 cases and the increase in vaccination rates, Barnes is seeing a slight increase in the schedule, especially for the events of 2022.

“People want to celebrate,” Barnes said.

Originally from Northern Virginia, Barnes lived in Massachusetts and New York before moving to Durham, where she practices as a clinical psychologist. Barnes travels to Edenton mainly on weekends to manage the site on Water Street.

Barnes said Venue on Water Street is a “place where people can make memories.”

Barnes enjoys spending time and traveling with her husband, who is a retired anesthesiologist. Barnes has a deep appreciation for travel and culture, and is quite fluent in several languages, including Italian, French, Spanish and Russian.

For more information on the Water Street venue, call (252) 484-8414 or visit their website, https://venueonwaterstreet.com/, the Venue on Water Street Facebook page or his Instagram.


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