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The Carolina Club

Chapel Hill , NC
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LOCATION

150 Stadium Drive, George Watts Hill Alumni Center
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 US

PHONE

919-843-8188

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Carolina Club can help you create a customized and unique wedding day. Our catering and food and beverage team will create handcrafted cuisine and beverages for you and your guests.... Read more
The Carolina Club can help you create a customized and unique wedding day. Our catering and food and beverage team will create handcrafted cuisine and beverages for you and your guests. Our staff has years of combined experience and is available to help you each step of the way. Our Alumni Hall Ballroom and Terrace provides you with a breathtaking backdrop for all your special wedding events. Let us help you plan a beautiful wedding Carolina fans will be sure to enjoy. The Carolina Club is a great wedding venue for all your Carolina weddings.

The private events team at The Carolina Club is ready to help you plan your dream Carolina wedding day.

For more information, email Sesha Gaston, the Private Event Director at Sesha.Gaston@ourclub.com or call 919.843-8188 to schedule your tour today! Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1993
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Country / Golf Club
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Preppy, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1000
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
7
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
12000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1993
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Country / Golf Club
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Preppy, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
7
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
12000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Victoria
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Carolina club did an amazing job on our wedding
Carolina club did an amazing job on our wedding
Carolina club did an amazing job on our wedding Read less
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Bushra
Wedding:
12/23/2012
5.0/5.0
I had an amazing experience working with the Carolina Club! Tracy VanNostrand, the private events director, was extremely helpful, kind and knowledgeable. Whenever minor issues arose, she was not only understanding but proactive in finding solutions. I really felt as though she and the rest of the Carolina Club staff had my best interest in mind. My wedding turned out beautifully and I could not have done it with the Carolina Club. From the food, to the cake, to the event space, I could not have asked for anything better. I highly recommend the Carolina Club as wedding venue!
I had an amazing experience working with the Carolina Club! Tracy VanNostrand, the private events director, was extremely Read more...
I had an amazing experience working with the Carolina Club! Tracy VanNostrand, the private events director, was extremely helpful, kind and knowledgeable. Whenever minor issues arose, she was not only understanding but proactive in finding solutions. I really felt as though she and the rest of the Carolina Club staff had my best interest in mind. My wedding turned out beautifully and I could not have done it with the Carolina Club. From the food, to the cake, to the event space, I could not have asked for anything better. I highly recommend the Carolina Club as wedding venue! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anna
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Absolutely beautiful place, they were great to work with!
Absolutely beautiful place, they were great to work with!
Absolutely beautiful place, they were great to work with! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We could not be happier that we held our reception at the Carolina Club. The space was grand and unique. The food was INCREDIBLE. We chose the heavy hors de oeuvres option to give our guests the greatest variety. Every food station was delicious and had generous portions. The Club put together plates for my husband and me so that we could enjoy our food in a separate room during cocktail hour. I’m glad they did, because we did not have much time to eat once we walked in to the reception. Best food I’ve ever had at a wedding, and I’m not just saying that because it was ours!

You do have to meet a pre-determined minimum, but with enough guests it's a better deal than most per person rates around the Triangle. We came out at about $75/person, which included food, dessert, room rental, house linens, china, silverware, and chairs.
We could not be happier that we held our reception at the Carolina Club. The space was grand and unique. The food was Read more...
We could not be happier that we held our reception at the Carolina Club. The space was grand and unique. The food was INCREDIBLE. We chose the heavy hors de oeuvres option to give our guests the greatest variety. Every food station was delicious and had generous portions. The Club put together plates for my husband and me so that we could enjoy our food in a separate room during cocktail hour. I’m glad they did, because we did not have much time to eat once we walked in to the reception. Best food I’ve ever had at a wedding, and I’m not just saying that because it was ours!

You do have to meet a pre-determined minimum, but with enough guests it's a better deal than most per person rates around the Triangle. We came out at about $75/person, which included food, dessert, room rental, house linens, china, silverware, and chairs. Read less
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Caryl
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Very responsive and great to work with!!!
Very responsive and great to work with!!!
Very responsive and great to work with!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/7/2012
4.8/5.0
I had both my ceremony and reception at the Carolina Club. They took care of setting up and breaking down everything before and after the event, the dinner, bar and our wedding cake. This made planning everything a breeze. Michele, the events director, is also great to work with. She is very responsive and just has great people skills. She also made sure we were well taken care of the entire day of the wedding (my girls and I got ready on-site, starting at 10:00 am, which made life so much easier, and she also made sure there was a room available for any of the guys that needed a place to hang out.) The staff also helped during the ceremony.

The only negative of the whole day was two of the buffet items we agreed upon, and tasted at the tasting, were subbed for other items without our notice. These where unfortunately the two things I was most looking forward to eating, and I ended up having salad and mashed potatoes for dinner. Although I was a little bummed, this did not affect the overall quality of my wedding day, which went so smoothly largely because of the wonderful staff of the Carolina Club.
I had both my ceremony and reception at the Carolina Club. They took care of setting up and breaking down everything Read more...
I had both my ceremony and reception at the Carolina Club. They took care of setting up and breaking down everything before and after the event, the dinner, bar and our wedding cake. This made planning everything a breeze. Michele, the events director, is also great to work with. She is very responsive and just has great people skills. She also made sure we were well taken care of the entire day of the wedding (my girls and I got ready on-site, starting at 10:00 am, which made life so much easier, and she also made sure there was a room available for any of the guys that needed a place to hang out.) The staff also helped during the ceremony.

The only negative of the whole day was two of the buffet items we agreed upon, and tasted at the tasting, were subbed for other items without our notice. These where unfortunately the two things I was most looking forward to eating, and I ended up having salad and mashed potatoes for dinner. Although I was a little bummed, this did not affect the overall quality of my wedding day, which went so smoothly largely because of the wonderful staff of the Carolina Club. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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natille
Wedding:
5/23/2009
4.5/5.0
The Carolina Club at UNC Chapel Hill is a very nice place to have a reception. The Alumni Hall is huge and has a nice stage, which is where we had the DJ. They have a dance floor ($175) they can put out, and they arranged the room how we requested.
You don't pay for the space, instead you meet a minimum cost on food to have the space. The food was good; we did the buffet with a few hors d'oeuvres before hand while the bridal party had extra pictures.
The staff was very helpful and when we arrived (bride and groom), they brought us beverages before our entrance. And there was a back room where we could change/take a break/etc.
The only kind of off thing they did is once a good number of guests had cleared out, they started in on the clean up. I understand that they'd like to get done and get home, but there were still guests there! They also threw out some expensive LEDs that I had mentioned not to throw out, but that request may have gotten lost along the lines, which is understandable that it could happen, it just kind of sucked (a few LEDs were saved by guests!).
The Carolina Club at UNC Chapel Hill is a very nice place to have a reception. The Alumni Hall is huge and has a nice Read more...
The Carolina Club at UNC Chapel Hill is a very nice place to have a reception. The Alumni Hall is huge and has a nice stage, which is where we had the DJ. They have a dance floor ($175) they can put out, and they arranged the room how we requested.
You don't pay for the space, instead you meet a minimum cost on food to have the space. The food was good; we did the buffet with a few hors d'oeuvres before hand while the bridal party had extra pictures.
The staff was very helpful and when we arrived (bride and groom), they brought us beverages before our entrance. And there was a back room where we could change/take a break/etc.
The only kind of off thing they did is once a good number of guests had cleared out, they started in on the clean up. I understand that they'd like to get done and get home, but there were still guests there! They also threw out some expensive LEDs that I had mentioned not to throw out, but that request may have gotten lost along the lines, which is understandable that it could happen, it just kind of sucked (a few LEDs were saved by guests!). Read less
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William
Wedding:
5/19/2012
4.2/5.0
Michelle was an excellent banquet manager.
A mug from the bar was lost.
Michelle was an excellent banquet manager.
A mug from the bar was lost.
Michelle was an excellent banquet manager.
A mug from the bar was lost. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
5/18/2013
4.0/5.0
I chose the Carolina Club because I was planning our Chapel Hill wedding from out of state while in my first year of law school and was thus willing to sacrifice price for ease. I'll start out by saying that our wedding day was absolutely perfect and if I could do it all over again, I would chose the Carolina Club.

However, there were some bumps along the way. They went through 4 private events directors from May of 2012, when we booked, to May of 2013, when we got married. Each time, I had to go over every single detail with the new event director. Each time, they were very apologetic and accommodating, but my dream of paying a little bit more to take some of the pressure off me went out the window pretty quickly. On top of that, there was palpable tension at my rehearsal and on my wedding day. There were moments when people at the club went out of their way to make the day special for us, but there seemed to be just as many moments where me or my parents or my bridal party were being snapped at.

That said, I do think a fair amount of the negative feelings I was left probably aren't relevant anymore, as the woman who took over the private events director position less than a month before our wedding (!) is still there now, according to their website. I do think with stable leadership, it will be a top-notch venue. And I will reiterate that every single detail was executed flawlessly!

As for the catering, the food was absolutely delicious! They were very accommodating to our requests for menu adjustments and everything we had on our wedding day was just as tasty from the buffet as it was on the day we had our tasting.

The cake was also completely delicious. I wasn't super excited about it's appearance, but I basically sent him a picture and didn't say another word about it, so I'm sure that wasn't easy for him. They charged an additional fee per slice of cake from an outside vendor, and given that it was so tasty, I'm glad we went with it.
I chose the Carolina Club because I was planning our Chapel Hill wedding from out of state while in my first year of law Read more...
I chose the Carolina Club because I was planning our Chapel Hill wedding from out of state while in my first year of law school and was thus willing to sacrifice price for ease. I'll start out by saying that our wedding day was absolutely perfect and if I could do it all over again, I would chose the Carolina Club.

However, there were some bumps along the way. They went through 4 private events directors from May of 2012, when we booked, to May of 2013, when we got married. Each time, I had to go over every single detail with the new event director. Each time, they were very apologetic and accommodating, but my dream of paying a little bit more to take some of the pressure off me went out the window pretty quickly. On top of that, there was palpable tension at my rehearsal and on my wedding day. There were moments when people at the club went out of their way to make the day special for us, but there seemed to be just as many moments where me or my parents or my bridal party were being snapped at.

That said, I do think a fair amount of the negative feelings I was left probably aren't relevant anymore, as the woman who took over the private events director position less than a month before our wedding (!) is still there now, according to their website. I do think with stable leadership, it will be a top-notch venue. And I will reiterate that every single detail was executed flawlessly!

As for the catering, the food was absolutely delicious! They were very accommodating to our requests for menu adjustments and everything we had on our wedding day was just as tasty from the buffet as it was on the day we had our tasting.

The cake was also completely delicious. I wasn't super excited about it's appearance, but I basically sent him a picture and didn't say another word about it, so I'm sure that wasn't easy for him. They charged an additional fee per slice of cake from an outside vendor, and given that it was so tasty, I'm glad we went with it. Read less
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Jamilah
Wedding:
4/6/2013
4.0/5.0
Great Venue. My husband and I loved the overall experience with the Carolina Club. The Event Coordinator Tracy was very attentive to our wedding needs and wants. The club was a big hit with our friends and family. Our families are BIG Carolina Fans, so having the wedding on the Carolina campus was an experience that everyone enjoyed. Especially for my husband since he bleeds "Carolina Blue." :-)
Great Venue. My husband and I loved the overall experience with the Carolina Club. The Event Coordinator Tracy was very Read more...
Great Venue. My husband and I loved the overall experience with the Carolina Club. The Event Coordinator Tracy was very attentive to our wedding needs and wants. The club was a big hit with our friends and family. Our families are BIG Carolina Fans, so having the wedding on the Carolina campus was an experience that everyone enjoyed. Especially for my husband since he bleeds "Carolina Blue." :-) Read less
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DEALS

All New $10,000 All Inclusive Wedding Package
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Promo Code: UNC10K   $15,000 Value
The Carolina Club now has an ALL INCLUSIVE wedding package available on Fridays and Sundays! The package includes your ceremony, a hosted cocktail hour bar & selection of three hors d'oeuvres, a two course plated meal, a champagne toast, all tables, house linens, chairs, dance floor AND your wedding cake! Some restricts apply... call or email Sesha today for details!
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