The best kept secret in Raleigh!

About Us

Southern Star is the Raleigh area’s newest and most versatile venue for social events. Consider holding your parties, weddings, bridal showers,  baby showers, bar and bat mitzvahs as well as corporate and charity events in our space.

We love any kind of gathering or celebrations.  Our space is available for private and group dance and fitness activities too.   This is something that our local dance and fitness professionals have been wanting for a long time.

Our prices are incredible, and you will not find a friendlier or more helpful staff anywhere!  Call us!  We’ll be happy to chat with you and answer all your questions.

Weddings & Events

SSBC is designed to be a blank canvas to use for whatever picture you want to create in terms of your classes, events and parties that require lease-able space. We are dedicated to offering an elegant, stylish, flexible and affordable space to meet your room and facility rental needs.

Be sure to check out the specific services we offer…

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Upcoming Events

Friday Night Practice Social!
Fridays, August 5th and 19th:
8/5-Mambo & 8/19-Viennese Waltz from 8-8:30p; Open dancing from 8:30-10:30p; Lesson is free with admission. Admission is $5 with a cash/charge bar for Beer, Wine, Sodas and bottled water… We encourage you to support this inexpensive dance opportunity by purchasing your beverages while in attendance, even water. This will allow us to continue to offer the dance for a nominal charge. 1st & 3rd Fridays… Thanks in advance for supporting our small business!

***No Country Western Night until further notice…

3 Room Dance Circus!
Saturday, August 27th, 2016
Free Dance Lesson with admission @ 7:45p
Dancing starts at 8:15p until ???
$15pp or $12pp w/local club membership/student/military or meetup RSVP
$10pp after 10p

Dance & Fitness Services

Types of Classes Available:

1st & 3rd Friday Social Dance Parties:
Admission is $5pp with a Cash/Charge Bar including bottled water, sodas, beer & wine…
Every 1st & 3rd Friday, Free dance lesson from 8-8:30p and open dancing until 10:30p. Patrons with a valid student or military ID are admitted free.

***All students in attendance of any course or class cannot and will not hold SSBC or the teacher of any SSBC lessons or classes liable for personal injury or damage, etc. Just by simply attending a class or lesson, you acknowledge that dancing is a physical activity and can result in injury. Thereby you attend dance classes and lessons at your own risk.***


"We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance! ~ Japanese Proverb"

Recent Blog Posts

What's the latest from Southern Star Ballroom?

Aug 25, 2016


As soon as he pops the question – and you say yes – the wedding planning officially begins! And we love making each and every engagement milestone a fun one, which is why we love bridesmaid gift boxes so much. Filled with all the best indulgent treats, they’re the perfect way to ask your besties to be by your side on the big day in a totally girlie and celebratory way. We’d be hard pressed to find a gal who wouldn’t love to be on the receiving end of...

Aug 23, 2016

Preferred Vendor Spotlight: Apara Pochiraju

  This week, the Southern Star Ballroom Center Blog is focusing the vendor spotlight on celebrated wedding planner and speaker, Apara Pochiraju, and her company LadyBird Events! Business Name: LadyBird Events Name: Apara Pochiraju SCWP Web Address: Business Category: Wedding/Event Planning What common mistakes do you see couples making?: I would say a few of the many things that couples struggle with are – 1) How to pick and choose vendors based on their wedding vision/ style What vendors to book first? 2) The difference between venue coordinator...

Aug 10, 2016

Preferred Vendor Spotlight: Nancy Nguyen Liles

This week we’re focusing our vendor spotlight on stylist, salon owner, and local entrepreneur, Nancy Nguyen Liles, and her charming business, the Sweet T Salon.                          Your Business Name: Sweet T Salon Your Web Address: Your Business Category: Beauty/Hair/Makeup What common mistakes do you see couples making? Couples often don’t prioritize what they want in their wedding planning process and end up running out of money before the end and not getting what they want or going...