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Governors Club

Chapel Hill , NC
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11000 Governors Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 US (map)

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919-933-7500

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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:
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?
Catering / Bar
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s)
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking

REVIEWS

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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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Private User
Wedding:
5/24/2014
4.5/5.0
Everything turns out great! The guests loved the food and how beautiful the venue was. If Lisa actually answered emails and phone calls, I would've rated this at a perfect score. It gets frustrating when you have questions and they never get answered because your calls never get returned. We were also told that we would have 4 hors d'oeuvres, but found out that there was only 3.
Everything turns out great! The guests loved the food and how beautiful the venue was. If Lisa actually answered emails Read more...
Everything turns out great! The guests loved the food and how beautiful the venue was. If Lisa actually answered emails and phone calls, I would've rated this at a perfect score. It gets frustrating when you have questions and they never get answered because your calls never get returned. We were also told that we would have 4 hors d'oeuvres, but found out that there was only 3. Read less
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Xylina
Wedding:
3/29/2014
4.9/5.0
Lisa and her team are amazing and SO helpful! I loved having my wedding there! :)
Lisa and her team are amazing and SO helpful! I loved having my wedding there! :)
Lisa and her team are amazing and SO helpful! I loved having my wedding there! :) Read less
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Carla
Wedding:
3/8/2014
4.9/5.0
The Governor's Club was a perfect site for my 'Southern Glam' wedding. From start to finish, Lisa, the event director was excellent to work with and helpful with all of my questions, stresses, and needs. The day of the wedding the bridal suite was gorgeous and filled with a delightful lunch buffet including mimosas! The staff was more than accomodating for the entire day from adjusting the temperatures in the room, to rounding up an iPod speaker with smiles on their faces the entire day, of course! The ceremony site was simply gorgeous and all guests of the club were respectful of my day and the location of our event. The reception was set up so formal, yet not stuffy at all. It was an absolute dream. The food .. oh, the food! My wedding guests still (5 months later) are going on and on about what a wonderful meal that was prepared! I couldn't get enough. You must try the shrimp and grits! And if you want something special on your menu - just ask - nothing seems impossible at this fantastic venue. Our only regret - is that we weren't guests at the wedding! We were so busy with our special day that it would have been nice to sit back and enjoy the event! I would absolutely tell you to move forward with the Governor's Club - the beauty and the service say it all. Finally, Lisa was a dream to work with! Happy Wedding!
The Governor's Club was a perfect site for my 'Southern Glam' wedding. From start to finish, Lisa, the event director was Read more...
The Governor's Club was a perfect site for my 'Southern Glam' wedding. From start to finish, Lisa, the event director was excellent to work with and helpful with all of my questions, stresses, and needs. The day of the wedding the bridal suite was gorgeous and filled with a delightful lunch buffet including mimosas! The staff was more than accomodating for the entire day from adjusting the temperatures in the room, to rounding up an iPod speaker with smiles on their faces the entire day, of course! The ceremony site was simply gorgeous and all guests of the club were respectful of my day and the location of our event. The reception was set up so formal, yet not stuffy at all. It was an absolute dream. The food .. oh, the food! My wedding guests still (5 months later) are going on and on about what a wonderful meal that was prepared! I couldn't get enough. You must try the shrimp and grits! And if you want something special on your menu - just ask - nothing seems impossible at this fantastic venue. Our only regret - is that we weren't guests at the wedding! We were so busy with our special day that it would have been nice to sit back and enjoy the event! I would absolutely tell you to move forward with the Governor's Club - the beauty and the service say it all. Finally, Lisa was a dream to work with! Happy Wedding! 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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Samantha
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Lisa Johnson at Governors Club was WONDERFUL to work with and we could not be happier with the care and planning she took with our wedding. We received so many compliments during the reception and the days afterward about the beauty of the venue, how wonderful the food tasted and the attentiveness of the staff. I can seriously not recommend Lisa Johnson and Governors Club enough- it's a beautiful venue and perfect for a Chapel Hill wedding!
Lisa Johnson at Governors Club was WONDERFUL to work with and we could not be happier with the care and planning she took Read more...
Lisa Johnson at Governors Club was WONDERFUL to work with and we could not be happier with the care and planning she took with our wedding. We received so many compliments during the reception and the days afterward about the beauty of the venue, how wonderful the food tasted and the attentiveness of the staff. I can seriously not recommend Lisa Johnson and Governors Club enough- it's a beautiful venue and perfect for a Chapel Hill wedding! Read less
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