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Governors Club

Chapel Hill , NC
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11000 Governors Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 US (map)

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919-918-7216

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ABOUT US

Voted Chapel Hill's best event space, Governors Club's stunning setting alongside Edwards Mountain will make an immediate grand impression on you and your guests.

But truly,... Read more
Voted Chapel Hill's best event space, Governors Club's stunning setting alongside Edwards Mountain will make an immediate grand impression on you and your guests.

But truly, it's the above-and-beyond service, fabulous cuisine, and personal touches that make Governors Club an unsurpassable choice. Your wedding ceremony, reception, and rehearsal dinner can all transpire in this one tranquil and beautiful setting. At Governors Club, your wedding day is exclusively about you. We host only one wedding per day to focus solely on making your dream wedding a reality. We treat your wedding like an artistic performance, thoughtfully planned and unveiled with elegance and grace. Each wedding is a special and memorable occasion and we tailor the details to fit your special moment and personality. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Country / Golf Club
Describe the style of your venue
Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Cake, Clean Up, Event Planning, Set Up
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Deanne
Wedding:
3/11/2017
5.0/5.0
Book it now! The Governors Club was a dream to work with. They accommodated every request, moved furniture, provided great communications with all other vendors. They coordinated the day perfectly. The food was beyond amazing and came out to all 200 guests hot and timely. Lisa and Hannah are the event coordinators and they were there the entire night making certain everything was perfect and it was. They are an amazing group and the facility is beautiful. Our guests never waited for a drink or appetizer. We had many guests and the bridal party staying at the on sight Inn, so the entire atmosphere was elegant and fun. Of all the events that I have attended or thrown Governors Club is by far the finest.
Book it now! The Governors Club was a dream to work with. They accommodated every request, moved furniture, provided great Read more...
Book it now! The Governors Club was a dream to work with. They accommodated every request, moved furniture, provided great communications with all other vendors. They coordinated the day perfectly. The food was beyond amazing and came out to all 200 guests hot and timely. Lisa and Hannah are the event coordinators and they were there the entire night making certain everything was perfect and it was. They are an amazing group and the facility is beautiful. Our guests never waited for a drink or appetizer. We had many guests and the bridal party staying at the on sight Inn, so the entire atmosphere was elegant and fun. Of all the events that I have attended or thrown Governors Club is by far the finest. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
10/22/2016
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough wonderful things about Lisa, Hannah and the whole Governors Club staff. From our initial meeting to the end of our reception, they made us feel so welcome. The Governors Club really felt like they were devoting all their time to our wedding. We looked at several other venues in the area, and I actually had my heart set on one in particular. But after meeting with Lisa at Governors Club, I knew that's where I wanted to get married.

The menu was amazing. Our guests are still raving about the mini blt appetizers! My favorite was the main course though - that prime rib was out of this world.

As a bride, it was nice to not have to worry about all the little things on my wedding day. Hannah took care of all the details, and literally all I had to do was walk down the aisle.

The Governors Club was the perfect venue, and we couldn't have been more happy with our wedding!
I can't say enough wonderful things about Lisa, Hannah and the whole Governors Club staff. From our initial meeting to the Read more...
I can't say enough wonderful things about Lisa, Hannah and the whole Governors Club staff. From our initial meeting to the end of our reception, they made us feel so welcome. The Governors Club really felt like they were devoting all their time to our wedding. We looked at several other venues in the area, and I actually had my heart set on one in particular. But after meeting with Lisa at Governors Club, I knew that's where I wanted to get married.

The menu was amazing. Our guests are still raving about the mini blt appetizers! My favorite was the main course though - that prime rib was out of this world.

As a bride, it was nice to not have to worry about all the little things on my wedding day. Hannah took care of all the details, and literally all I had to do was walk down the aisle.

The Governors Club was the perfect venue, and we couldn't have been more happy with our wedding! Read less
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Harriet
Wedding:
9/24/2016
5.0/5.0
Don't hesitate. You won't regret it. The staff can't do enough for you and goes the limit to make your special day perfect.
Don't hesitate. You won't regret it. The staff can't do enough for you and goes the limit to make your special day Read more...
Don't hesitate. You won't regret it. The staff can't do enough for you and goes the limit to make your special day perfect. Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anna
Wedding:
9/4/2016
5.0/5.0
AMAZING!!! I could go on for days with the positive comments I have about Governors Club as a venue, as well as Lisa Johnson, Hannah, and the rest of the staff who made our wedding day perfect. Governors Club was only the second venue we visited when we started our wedding venue search. We knew almost immediately we wanted to use it - the setting is beautiful, the staff was helpful, and we could have our ceremony & reception there. Lisa was so helpful to us throughout the planning process. She met with us at least three separate times and went over everything for our wedding, never missing any of even the smallest details. Every request we had was met with "YES, we can make that happen." Additionally, it was great to not need to rent tables/chair/napkins/tablecloths, etc. separately. Governors Club supplies all of that and it's beautiful. The day of, both Hannah and Lisa were there to help coordinate timing. They were unbelievably helpful to make sure the night ran smoothly. The staff as well was amazing - plates disappeared and drinks stayed filled seemingly on their own! Near the end of the night, I had a panicked moment when I realized the sparklers for our sparkler exit were still in my mom's car. I let Hannah know this and voila - we magically had those sparklers for our exit. Both she and Lisa handled our evening with smiles, patience and grace. It was clear to us they are seasoned professionals and we could not have been happier with our Governors Club experience. Furthermore, the food was incredible. Many, MANY guests told me it was the best wedding food they'd ever had. The atmosphere was joyful and our guests were dancing all night. We honestly could not have asked for a better experience with Governors Club. From the day we met with Lisa to the day we said "I do," everything was wonderful. If you are looking at venues and trying to decide if you want to use Governors Club or not, do yourself a huge favor and book your wedding here - you will not be disapp
AMAZING!!! I could go on for days with the positive comments I have about Governors Club as a venue, as well as Lisa Read more...
AMAZING!!! I could go on for days with the positive comments I have about Governors Club as a venue, as well as Lisa Johnson, Hannah, and the rest of the staff who made our wedding day perfect. Governors Club was only the second venue we visited when we started our wedding venue search. We knew almost immediately we wanted to use it - the setting is beautiful, the staff was helpful, and we could have our ceremony & reception there. Lisa was so helpful to us throughout the planning process. She met with us at least three separate times and went over everything for our wedding, never missing any of even the smallest details. Every request we had was met with "YES, we can make that happen." Additionally, it was great to not need to rent tables/chair/napkins/tablecloths, etc. separately. Governors Club supplies all of that and it's beautiful. The day of, both Hannah and Lisa were there to help coordinate timing. They were unbelievably helpful to make sure the night ran smoothly. The staff as well was amazing - plates disappeared and drinks stayed filled seemingly on their own! Near the end of the night, I had a panicked moment when I realized the sparklers for our sparkler exit were still in my mom's car. I let Hannah know this and voila - we magically had those sparklers for our exit. Both she and Lisa handled our evening with smiles, patience and grace. It was clear to us they are seasoned professionals and we could not have been happier with our Governors Club experience. Furthermore, the food was incredible. Many, MANY guests told me it was the best wedding food they'd ever had. The atmosphere was joyful and our guests were dancing all night. We honestly could not have asked for a better experience with Governors Club. From the day we met with Lisa to the day we said "I do," everything was wonderful. If you are looking at venues and trying to decide if you want to use Governors Club or not, do yourself a huge favor and book your wedding here - you will not be disapp Read less
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Salim
Wedding:
4/16/2016
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at this venue on 04/16/2016. We absolutely loved everything about The Governors Club and would highly recommend this venue to other couples looking to have a wedding in the greater Chapel Hill area. Initially, we were very skeptical because we are not “country club” people, but the overall feel of the place, the beauty of the venue & banquet room, the high quality of the food, and the competence of the staff were all strong selling points. First and foremost, when visiting venues in the area, we felt a special connection with their events coordinator Lisa Johnson from the get-go. She is highly organized, personable, flexible about your event needs, and does not nickel and dime you from the start to finish of the process.

The Governors club was also very accommodating to our food/dietary restrictions and needs. We cannot say enough about Executive Chef Benjamin Guaman, who customized and tailored our menu down to the cucumber. We as a couple were pescetarians, while some of our guests were vegans, and the rest were primarily Jewish or Muslim, so there was absolutely no pork at our wedding - and this was not an issue to Benjamin – he welcomed the challenge. Like the rest of the staff at Governors, he is personable and easy to work with, and his sushi is top-notch. The tasting conducted a few months prior to the wedding went very well, and we were able to personalize the menu by asking Chef for dishes to be spicier, or to add/subtract items from certain dishes based on our desires. Unlike a lot of venue tastings prior to weddings, Chef had direct communication with us and confidently expressed to us that he would be overseeing the entire operation for our 150 guests from start to finish. As “foodies” we had high expectations, and the most important aspect of the reception was great food; and the Governors Club delivered!
We had our wedding at this venue on 04/16/2016. We absolutely loved everything about The Governors Club and would highly Read more...
We had our wedding at this venue on 04/16/2016. We absolutely loved everything about The Governors Club and would highly recommend this venue to other couples looking to have a wedding in the greater Chapel Hill area. Initially, we were very skeptical because we are not “country club” people, but the overall feel of the place, the beauty of the venue & banquet room, the high quality of the food, and the competence of the staff were all strong selling points. First and foremost, when visiting venues in the area, we felt a special connection with their events coordinator Lisa Johnson from the get-go. She is highly organized, personable, flexible about your event needs, and does not nickel and dime you from the start to finish of the process.

The Governors club was also very accommodating to our food/dietary restrictions and needs. We cannot say enough about Executive Chef Benjamin Guaman, who customized and tailored our menu down to the cucumber. We as a couple were pescetarians, while some of our guests were vegans, and the rest were primarily Jewish or Muslim, so there was absolutely no pork at our wedding - and this was not an issue to Benjamin – he welcomed the challenge. Like the rest of the staff at Governors, he is personable and easy to work with, and his sushi is top-notch. The tasting conducted a few months prior to the wedding went very well, and we were able to personalize the menu by asking Chef for dishes to be spicier, or to add/subtract items from certain dishes based on our desires. Unlike a lot of venue tastings prior to weddings, Chef had direct communication with us and confidently expressed to us that he would be overseeing the entire operation for our 150 guests from start to finish. As “foodies” we had high expectations, and the most important aspect of the reception was great food; and the Governors Club delivered! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
I was married on 9/12/15 and used the Governor's Club as my reception hall, as well as for my rehearsal dinner. The Governor's Club was hands-down, without a doubt, the best decision I made for my wedding day. First of all, the scenery is breathtaking. The ballroom itself is exactly what I've always pictured. They include tables and chairs, so there's no extra fees for rentals. They have onsite catering, which, I should mention, my guests raved about. Lisa Johnson is the director of sales and did multiple tours for myself, and my family, which she did not at all have to do! She answered my million e-mails, and was always kind, informative, and patient with me. I met the day of coordinator, Hannah, months before my wedding. She also answered every e-mail, and bent over backwards to make sure my day was perfect. She is extremely organized, and takes care of so many details that you don't even think of. She played a slideshow I put together, and set up a complicated favor/seating arrangement I brought in, which took her hours to do. I am beyond grateful for everything both Lisa and Hannah have done for me. They also allowed the groom and his groomsmen to play golf onsite the day prior to the wedding, and allowed us to use golf carts for our wedding pictures. My family says it is the "best wedding they've ever been to." I would choose the Governor's Club a million times over if I had to do it all again.
I was married on 9/12/15 and used the Governor's Club as my reception hall, as well as for my rehearsal dinner. The Read more...
I was married on 9/12/15 and used the Governor's Club as my reception hall, as well as for my rehearsal dinner. The Governor's Club was hands-down, without a doubt, the best decision I made for my wedding day. First of all, the scenery is breathtaking. The ballroom itself is exactly what I've always pictured. They include tables and chairs, so there's no extra fees for rentals. They have onsite catering, which, I should mention, my guests raved about. Lisa Johnson is the director of sales and did multiple tours for myself, and my family, which she did not at all have to do! She answered my million e-mails, and was always kind, informative, and patient with me. I met the day of coordinator, Hannah, months before my wedding. She also answered every e-mail, and bent over backwards to make sure my day was perfect. She is extremely organized, and takes care of so many details that you don't even think of. She played a slideshow I put together, and set up a complicated favor/seating arrangement I brought in, which took her hours to do. I am beyond grateful for everything both Lisa and Hannah have done for me. They also allowed the groom and his groomsmen to play golf onsite the day prior to the wedding, and allowed us to use golf carts for our wedding pictures. My family says it is the "best wedding they've ever been to." I would choose the Governor's Club a million times over if I had to do it all again. Read less
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erickam
Wedding:
8/22/2015
5.0/5.0
All I can say is Governors Club out-did themselves with my wedding ceremony and reception. Lisa and Hannah are wonderful people to work with along the planning of the big day. They were both very helpful with suggestions, ideas, and when it came to the day, they made sure everything ran smoothly. After securing our date, we had a tasting for the meal the day of, as we decided on having a served meal. The chef went over the top with ors d'oeuvres, salads and meal choices. Everything was delicious and very beautifully plated that we had a difficult time choosing how to narrow it down. When it came to the day of the wedding, everything tasted just as good as it did during the tasting. There was not a guest who did not love their meal.

We had both the ceremony and reception at Governors Club, where our ceremony was outdoors on the patio overlooking the golf course. I could not have had a more beautiful venue for my wedding. The guests did not stop talking about how beautiful the ceremony and venue were. This venue also makes for lovely backgrounds for portraits and bridal party photos. The cocktail hour and reception took place in the upstairs ballroom of the clubhouse. The staff were very professional in serving food and drinks to the guests. At the end of the night, they accommodated for us to have a sparkler exit. Hannah remained on site throughout the entire evening to ensure everything continued to go smoothly. I would recommend Governors Club to anyone for their wedding venue. Lisa and Hannah went above and beyond to make sure my day was perfect. They were very quick to respond to email, and I met in person several times to go over any details with them as well.
All I can say is Governors Club out-did themselves with my wedding ceremony and reception. Lisa and Hannah are wonderful Read more...
All I can say is Governors Club out-did themselves with my wedding ceremony and reception. Lisa and Hannah are wonderful people to work with along the planning of the big day. They were both very helpful with suggestions, ideas, and when it came to the day, they made sure everything ran smoothly. After securing our date, we had a tasting for the meal the day of, as we decided on having a served meal. The chef went over the top with ors d'oeuvres, salads and meal choices. Everything was delicious and very beautifully plated that we had a difficult time choosing how to narrow it down. When it came to the day of the wedding, everything tasted just as good as it did during the tasting. There was not a guest who did not love their meal.

We had both the ceremony and reception at Governors Club, where our ceremony was outdoors on the patio overlooking the golf course. I could not have had a more beautiful venue for my wedding. The guests did not stop talking about how beautiful the ceremony and venue were. This venue also makes for lovely backgrounds for portraits and bridal party photos. The cocktail hour and reception took place in the upstairs ballroom of the clubhouse. The staff were very professional in serving food and drinks to the guests. At the end of the night, they accommodated for us to have a sparkler exit. Hannah remained on site throughout the entire evening to ensure everything continued to go smoothly. I would recommend Governors Club to anyone for their wedding venue. Lisa and Hannah went above and beyond to make sure my day was perfect. They were very quick to respond to email, and I met in person several times to go over any details with them as well. Read less
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Sekeithia
Wedding:
6/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Everything was very beautiful. I am glad I chose this venue for my wedding. The ceremony location was great and the reception area was as well.. Everyone was surprise how beautiful the place was.. The location is far but worth the drive .
Everything was very beautiful. I am glad I chose this venue for my wedding. The ceremony location was great and the Read more...
Everything was very beautiful. I am glad I chose this venue for my wedding. The ceremony location was great and the reception area was as well.. Everyone was surprise how beautiful the place was.. The location is far but worth the drive . Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Lisa at the Governors Club was so great throughout the entire planning process. Everyone raved about how beautiful the wedding was, and many said it was the best wedding they've ever been to. Everything went seamlessly from start to finish, and the best part is that I wasn't stressed the least bit before the wedding. I knew that everything was under control, and I didn't have to do anything! Thank you, Lisa and the Governors Club, for making our wedding night everything we wanted and more. We had a blast!
Lisa at the Governors Club was so great throughout the entire planning process. Everyone raved about how beautiful the Read more...
Lisa at the Governors Club was so great throughout the entire planning process. Everyone raved about how beautiful the wedding was, and many said it was the best wedding they've ever been to. Everything went seamlessly from start to finish, and the best part is that I wasn't stressed the least bit before the wedding. I knew that everything was under control, and I didn't have to do anything! Thank you, Lisa and the Governors Club, for making our wedding night everything we wanted and more. We had a blast! Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Lisa Johnson Director of Sales and Catering at the Governors Club & staff are top notch. Venue is beautiful. Grounds are magnificent and the terraces and areas used during the reception are breathtaking! The cocktail party was raved about by family & friends. Drinks were strong. The hors d'oeuvres were grilled chicken wrapped in bacon(chicken was a large piece wrapped in one piece of bacon), Brie with raspberry on pastry shell, BLT on toasted rounds and potato asiago rounds (which were to die for) The photobooth was a good addition and kept it flowing. Lisa worked well with Steve Stowe our DJ (from Joe Bunn) who also works at Classic rentals both were extremely helpful with the rentals of the black chiavari chairs, linens and black & white dance floor. Food presentation at each station was very elegant. Chef's at each station were knowledgeable and personable. We did an asian station complete with stirfry and everything imaginable beef chicken & shrimp, which was made to order for each guests, mexican station with chicken & beef as well as an array of cheeses and toppings, shells and tortillas, italian pasta station with 3-4 kinds of pastas (the cheese tortillini was excellent) He would stirfry a pasta dish customized for each guest adding chicken or italian sausage fresh spinach, artichoke and many other veggies as well as cheeses and sides , beef tenderloin carving station A+ as beef was like butter with a fresh caesar salad , breads. Guests commented that the taste and tenderness of the beef tenderloin was superb. Of course my favorite was the shrimp & grits. The shrimp was prepared fresh and grilled on the spot and added to cheese grits with many toppings. Everything so fresh and custom and the lines moved. People returned for more and they never ran out of anything.
Lisa Johnson Director of Sales and Catering at the Governors Club & staff are top notch. Venue is beautiful. Grounds are Read more...
Lisa Johnson Director of Sales and Catering at the Governors Club & staff are top notch. Venue is beautiful. Grounds are magnificent and the terraces and areas used during the reception are breathtaking! The cocktail party was raved about by family & friends. Drinks were strong. The hors d'oeuvres were grilled chicken wrapped in bacon(chicken was a large piece wrapped in one piece of bacon), Brie with raspberry on pastry shell, BLT on toasted rounds and potato asiago rounds (which were to die for) The photobooth was a good addition and kept it flowing. Lisa worked well with Steve Stowe our DJ (from Joe Bunn) who also works at Classic rentals both were extremely helpful with the rentals of the black chiavari chairs, linens and black & white dance floor. Food presentation at each station was very elegant. Chef's at each station were knowledgeable and personable. We did an asian station complete with stirfry and everything imaginable beef chicken & shrimp, which was made to order for each guests, mexican station with chicken & beef as well as an array of cheeses and toppings, shells and tortillas, italian pasta station with 3-4 kinds of pastas (the cheese tortillini was excellent) He would stirfry a pasta dish customized for each guest adding chicken or italian sausage fresh spinach, artichoke and many other veggies as well as cheeses and sides , beef tenderloin carving station A+ as beef was like butter with a fresh caesar salad , breads. Guests commented that the taste and tenderness of the beef tenderloin was superb. Of course my favorite was the shrimp & grits. The shrimp was prepared fresh and grilled on the spot and added to cheese grits with many toppings. Everything so fresh and custom and the lines moved. People returned for more and they never ran out of anything. Read less
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